Dunedin Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Dunedin has acquired 2 companies.

Dunedin’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (26%) and information technology (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (64%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, Dunedin has invested in 1 US state and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired The Jessop Group for $226M.

In the last 3 years, Dunedin has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (35%). Dunedin’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold U-POL for $590M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity81
    • M&A Buy Activity49
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 5

Dunedin LLP

2nd Floor, Easter Dalry House, 3 Distillery Lane,
Edinburgh, EH11 2BD
www.dunedin.com
info@dunedin.com

Dunedin is a middle-market private equity firm focused on investments in the UK. Dunedin looks to invest in businesses with proven management, strong market positions/brands, positive cash-flow, significant barriers to entry, and strong opportunities for growth. Dunedin seeks businesses valued from £20 to £100 million. Targeted sectors include construction, building materials, consumer products/services, financial services, healthcare, leisure, specialist manufacturing, and support services. Dunedin was formed in 1996 and is based in Edinburgh with an additional office in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Retail, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 15 60
Enterprise Value 20 100
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 46 2 1 - - - 49
vol $1.7B $1.7B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 26 2 - 2 2 - 32
vol $1.1B $590M $1.7B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
U-POL Ltd. 2021-07-07 590M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.u-pol.com
Formaplex Technologies Ltd. 2021-02-08 - Secondary Buyout
Havant, United Kingdom · www.formaplex.com
Hawksford Holdings Ltd. 2020-08-19 - Secondary Buyout
Jersey, Channel Islands · www.hawksford.com
Kingsbridge Risk Solutions Ltd. 2020-03-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Liverpool, United Kingdom · www.kibl.co.uk
Acquis Insurance Management Ltd. 2019-05-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Newport, United Kingdom · www.acquisinsurance.com
Incremental Group Ltd. 2018-12-04 - Secondary Buyout
Glasgow, United Kingdom · www.incrementalgroup.co.uk
Construction Testing Solutions Ltd. 2018-11-26 - Secondary Buyout
Leicestershire, United Kingdom · www.constructiontesting.co.uk
CGI International Ltd. 2018-09-28 - Secondary Buyout
Haydock, United Kingdom · www.pyroguard.eu
Global Processing Services Ltd. 2018-06-19 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.globalprocessing.net
Kee Safety Ltd. 2017-10-18 431M GBP Secondary Buyout
West Midlands, United Kingdom · www.keesafetygroup.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (33%) - 13 (26%) 353M (21%)
Information Technology 3 (33%) 68M (30%) 4 (8%) 134M (8%)
Manufacturing 1 (11%) 53M (23%) 4 (8%) 119M (7%)
Insurance 1 (11%) - 4 (8%) 31M (2%)
Aerospace - - 3 (6%) 134M (8%)
Construction - - 3 (6%) 100M (6%)
Leisure - - 3 (6%) 95M (5%)
Building Materials - - 2 (4%) 139M (8%)
Healthcare Services - - 2 (4%) -
Retail - - 1 (2%) 226M (13%)
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) 200M (12%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (11%) 106M (47%) 1 (2%) 106M (6%)
Gaming - - 1 (2%) 29M (2%)
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) 26M (2%)
Distribution - - 1 (2%) 25M (1%)
Information Services - - 1 (2%) 6M (< 1%)
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Publishing - - 1 (2%) -
Software - - 1 (2%) -
Total 9 $227M 50 $1.7B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 8 (89%) 227M (100%) 47 (94%) 1.6B (98%)
Channel Islands 1 (11%) - 2 (4%) 36M (2%)
United States - - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (2%) -
Total 9 $227M 50 $1.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (11%) - 32 (64%) 576M (35%)
Secondary Buyout 5 (56%) 174M (77%) 12 (24%) 974M (59%)
Growth Capital 2 (22%) - 4 (8%) 37M (2%)
Divestiture 1 (11%) 53M (23%) 1 (2%) 53M (3%)
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 9 $227M 50 $1.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 12 (38%) 831M (49%)
Trade Sale 7 (22%) 118M (7%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (16%) 756M (44%)
IPO 4 (13%) -
Sold to Management 2 (6%) -
Unknown 2 (6%) -
Total 32 $1.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Dickson Minto W.S.
2
Pinsent Masons LLP
1
Gateley Plc
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $794M
< $100M 27 $929M
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest The Jessop Group Ltd.
$226M (2002-10-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.3B
< $100M 7 $415M
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest U-POL Ltd.
$590M (2021-07-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
24%
12 (24%)
Strategic(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
38%
12 (38%)
Strategic(s)
34%
11 (34%)

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