Elysian Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Elysian Capital has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Elysian Capital’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (24%) and automotive (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (60%) and secondary buyout (28%). In total, Elysian Capital has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired The Landscape Group for $11M.

In the last 3 years, Elysian Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). Elysian Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold Wellbeing Software Group Holdings for $159M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 15

Elysian Capital

Elysian Capital LLP

Manfield House 1 Southampton Street,
London, WC2R 0LR
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 207 925 80 50
www.elysiancapital.com

Elysian Capital LLP is an independent private equity firm that targets management buyouts of growing, profitable businesses throughout the UK. Elysian focuses on lower mid-market companies valued between £20 and £100 million. Sectors of interest include healthcare, local and central government, consumer/retail, utilities/renewable and financial/support services. Elysian Capital LLP was formed in 2007 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Life Science, Medical Products, Renewable Energy, Retail, Utilities

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 17 1 6 - - 1 25
vol $11M $11M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 4 1 - - 1 - 6
vol $159M $159M
  31

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Activate Group Limited 2024-01-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dean Clough, United Kingdom · www.activate-group.com
United Living Group Ltd. 2023-05-30 - Secondary Sale
Kent, United Kingdom · www.unitedliving.co.uk
D3O 2021-09-20 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.d3o.com
Deeside Cereals I Ltd. 2021-09-10 - Divestiture
Flintshire, United Kingdom · www.deesidecereals.co.uk
Gravity Global Ltd. 2021-09-08 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.gravityglobal.com
Cross Hire Services Ltd. 2021-08-02 - Secondary Buyout
Dublin, Ireland · www.crossrentalservices.com
Wholebake Ltd. 2021-07-31 - Secondary Buyout
Denbighshire, United Kingdom · www.wholebake.com
Eton Bridge Partners Ltd. 2021-07-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Windsor, United Kingdom · www.etonbridgepartners.com
Wellbeing Software Group Holdings Ltd. 2020-04-06 159M GBP Trade Sale
Mansfield, United Kingdom · www.wellbeingsoftware.com
SCX Special Projects Ltd. 2020-02-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sheffield, United Kingdom · www.scx.co.uk
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Cross Hire Services Ltd. 2021-08-02 All Seasons Hire Ltd. 2021-09-30 1
Dublin, Ireland · www.crossrentalservices.com Hampshire, United Kingdom · www.allseasonshire.com
Raymond Brown Minerals & Recycling Ltd. 2016-08-16 Raymond Brown Waste Solutions Ltd. 2019-10-21 1
Hampshire, United Kingdom · www.raymondbrowngroup.co.uk Hampshire, United Kingdom · www.rbwaste.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (20%) - 6 (24%) 11M (100%)
Automotive 1 (7%) - 2 (8%) -
Consumer Products 2 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
Food 2 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (8%) -
Consumer Services 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Digital Media 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Engineering 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Environmental 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Life Science 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Marketing - - 1 (4%) -
Plastics 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (4%) -
Software - - 1 (4%) -
Staffing 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Utilities - - 1 (4%) -
Total 15 - 25 $11M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 13 (87%) - 23 (92%) 11M (100%)
Ireland 2 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
Domestic 13 (87%) - 23 (92%) 11M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
Total 15 - 25 $11M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (47%) - 15 (60%) 11M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 5 (33%) - 7 (28%) -
Growth Capital 2 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
Divestiture 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 15 - 25 $11M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (50%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (17%) 159M (100%)
Merger 1 (17%) -
Trade Sale 1 (17%) -
Total 6 $159M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
3
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
2
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
5
Stephenson Harwood
4
Charles Russell Speechlys
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $11M
TOTAL $11M
Largest The Landscape Group Ltd.
$11M (2008-03-20)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $159M
TOTAL $159M
Largest Wellbeing Software Group Holdings Ltd.
$159M (2020-04-06)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
28%
7 (28%)
Strategic(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
3 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
3 (50%)

FAQ

When was Elysian Capital founded?

Elysian Capital was founded in 2007.

What type of investor is Elysian Capital?

Elysian Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is Elysian Capital headquartered?

Elysian Capital is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does Elysian Capital have under management?

Elysian Capital has 700M GBP under management.

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