Encore Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Encore Capital has invested in 1 company.

Encore Capital’s most common sectors for investment are consumer services (45%) and restaurants (23%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (34%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, Encore Capital has invested in 2 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Technical Software Consultants for $5M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Encore Capital LLP

Berners House, 47-48 Berners Street,
London, W1T 3NF
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7183 7592
www.encorecapital.co.uk
info@encorecapital.co.uk

Encore Capital is an investment firm focused on investing in and acquiring growth companies based in the UK. The Firm looks to commit £1 to £10 million to support buyouts and growth capital financings. The Firm does not have any specific industry preferences, however Encore does have experience investing in the leisure, digital, education, and industrial services sectors. Encore Capital was established in 2005 and is headquartered in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Consumer Services, Digital Media, E-Commerce, Education, Leisure, Marketing, Restaurants, Test/Measurement Equipment

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 1 10
Enterprise Value 5 20
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 6 2 - - 1 - 9
vol $5M $5M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - 1 - - - 2
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mildreds Ltd. 2019-08-01 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.mildreds.co.uk
Radco Heating Ltd. (dba UK Heating Group) 2017-03-20 - Add-on Acquisition
West Sussex, United Kingdom · www.ukheatinggroup.co.uk
Hive Online Ltd. 2016-06-07 - Growth Capital
Wymeswold, United Kingdom · www.hiveonline.co.uk
The Detox Kitchen 2016-02-29 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.detoxkitchen.co.uk
37 Degrees, Inc. 2014-11-08 - Secondary Buyout
, United States
The Third Space Group Ltd. 2014-10-27 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.thirdspaces.com
Bike Kit Ltd. (dba Probikekit.com) 2013-01-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Kendal, United Kingdom · www.probikekit.com
Technical Software Consultants Ltd. 2012-06-01 5M GBP Stake Purchase
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · www.tscis.com
Stagecoach Theatre Arts Plc 2012-05-01 - Going Private
Nuremberg, Germany · www.stagecoachtheatrearts.co.uk
Bike Kit Ltd. (dba Probikekit.com) 2011-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kendal, United Kingdom · www.probikekit.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Services 4 (50%) - 4 (44%) -
Restaurants 2 (25%) - 2 (22%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (13%) 5M (100%) 1 (11%) 5M (100%)
E-Commerce - - 1 (11%) -
Marketing 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 8 $5M 9 $5M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 5 (63%) 5M (100%) 6 (67%) 5M (100%)
United States 2 (25%) - 2 (22%) -
  New York 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Germany 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 8 $5M 9 $5M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 3 (38%) - 3 (33%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (13%) - 2 (22%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (25%) - 2 (22%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (13%) 5M (100%) 1 (11%) 5M (100%)
Going Private 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 8 $5M 9 $5M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (100%) -
Total 2 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $5M
TOTAL $5M
Largest Technical Software Consultants Ltd.
$5M (2012-06-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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