Electra Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Electra Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are financial services (15%) and real estate (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (47%) and secondary buyout (30%). In total, Electra Private Equity has invested in 2 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2009 when it acquired Premier Asset Management for $1.4B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (59%). Electra Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold CPA Global for $1.5B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity63
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity24
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 24
  • M&A Advisors 5

Electra Private Equity PLC

First Floor, 50 Grosvenor Hill,
London, W1K 3QT
United Kingdom
+44 20 3874 8300
www.electraequity.com
info@electraequity.com

Electra is an investment trust quoted on the London Stock Exchange that specializes in private equity investments. Electra's primary focus is on opportunities across Western Europe in a broad array of industries. Electra also looks to invest across the capital structure. Electra Private Equity is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Leisure, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Safety/Security, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 30 150
Enterprise Value - 300
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 38 1 - - - - 39
vol $6.5B $500M $7.0B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 17 4 3 - - - 24
vol $8.9B $1.2B $10.1B
  63

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
AXIO Data Group Holdings Ltd. 2017-05-15 - Unknown
London, United Kingdom · www.axiogroup.net
Audiotonix Ltd. 2017-02-03 - Secondary Buyout
Chessington, United Kingdom · www.audiotonix.com
Davies Group Ltd. 2017-01-30 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.davies-group.com
Innovia Films Ltd. 2016-12-19 1.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
Cumbria, United Kingdom · www.innoviafilms.com
Allflex Europe UK Ltd. 2016-06-10 - Stake Purchase
Roxburghshire, United Kingdom · www.allflex.co.uk
Kalle GmbH 2016-04-29 - Secondary Buyout
Wiesbaden, Germany · www.kalle-group.com
Daler-Rowney Ltd. 2016-02-04 91M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Bracknell, United Kingdom · www.daler-rowney.com
Grainger Retirement Solutions 2016-01-04 500M GBP Divestiture
Lake Forest, Illinois
Nuaire Ltd. 2015-08-05 223M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Caerphilly, United Kingdom · www.nuaire.co.uk
Labco SAS 2015-05-28 1.4B EUR Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.labco.eu
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Elian Group 2014-06-01 Structured Finance Management (Netherlands) B.V. (SFM Europe) 2015-09-03 1
Manama, Bahrain · www.elian.com Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.sfmeurope.com
Allen & Heath Ltd. 2013-06-21 DiGiCo UK Ltd. 2014-08-01 1
Cornwall, United Kingdom · www.allen-heath.com Chessington, · www.digico.biz

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 4 (29%) 2.2B (77%) 6 (15%) 3.1B (39%)
Business Services - - 4 (10%) 677M (8%)
Building Materials - - 4 (10%) 361M (4%)
Real Estate 3 (21%) 131M (5%) 4 (10%) 131M (2%)
Distribution 3 (21%) - 4 (10%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (5%) 1.5B (19%)
Safety/Security - - 2 (5%) 578M (7%)
Manufacturing 1 (7%) 66M (2%) 2 (5%) 77M (1%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (7%) 66M (2%) 2 (5%) 66M (1%)
Packaging - - 1 (2%) 561M (7%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (7%) 308M (11%) 1 (2%) 308M (4%)
Food - - 1 (2%) 239M (3%)
Healthcare Services - - 1 (2%) 169M (2%)
Information Technology - - 1 (2%) 159M (2%)
Insurance - - 1 (2%) 92M (1%)
Leisure 1 (7%) 72M (3%) 1 (2%) 72M (1%)
Electronics - - 1 (2%) -
Furniture - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Publishing - - 1 (2%) -
Total 14 $2.8B 41 $8.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 10 (71%) 1.9B (64%) 30 (73%) 5.6B (67%)
United States 1 (7%) 500M (16%) 3 (7%) 1.1B (13%)
  Minnesota - - 2 (5%) 578M (7%)
  Illinois 1 (7%) 500M (16%) 1 (2%) 500M (6%)
Channel Islands 1 (7%) 277M (9%) 2 (5%) 954M (11%)
Germany 1 (7%) 35M (1%) 2 (5%) 275M (3%)
France - - 2 (5%) 169M (2%)
Bahrain 1 (7%) 277M (9%) 1 (2%) 277M (3%)
Netherlands - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 10 (71%) 1.9B (64%) 30 (73%) 5.6B (67%)
Cross-border 4 (29%) 1.1B (36%) 11 (27%) 2.8B (33%)
Total 14 $3.0B 41 $8.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (36%) 1.8B (57%) 19 (46%) 3.9B (46%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (21%) 374M (12%) 12 (29%) 3.4B (39%)
Divestiture 4 (29%) 916M (30%) 5 (12%) 1.1B (13%)
Growth Capital 2 (14%) 35M (1%) 3 (7%) 35M (< 1%)
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (2%) 95M (1%)
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 14 $3.1B 41 $8.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 15 (63%) 7.5B (74%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (17%) 1.5B (15%)
Trade Sale 2 (8%) 1.1B (11%)
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 24 $10.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Close Brothers Group plc
2
BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
1
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1
Clifford Chance LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $2.8B
$100M to $1B 15 $5.1B
< $100M 9 $616M
TOTAL $8.5B
Largest Premier Asset Management Ltd.
$1.4B (2009-12-07)
sell # Total
> $1B 6 $7.5B
$100M to $1B 7 $2.4B
< $100M 2 $147M
TOTAL $10.1B
Largest CPA Global Ltd.
$1.5B (2012-01-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
76%
13 76%
Strategic(s)
24%
4 24%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
74%
17 74%
Strategic(s)
26%
6 26%

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