Endless Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Endless has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Endless’ most common sectors for investment are retail (21%) and business services (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and secondary buyout (30%). In total, Endless has invested in 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired Adare Group for $92M.

In the last 3 years, Endless has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%). Endless’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold FMG Support for $67M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity88
    • M&A Buy Activity58
    • M&A Sell Activity30
  • Total Sectors Invested 26
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 27
  • M&A Advisors 18

Endless LLP

3 Whitehall Quay,
Leeds, LS1 4BF
United Kingdom
+44 1132 104000
www.endlessllp.com
info@endlessllp.com

Endless LLP is an independent private equity firm that targets management buyouts and turnaround investment opportunities in a variety of industries. Endless invests in UK based companies with generating sales of £10 to £1000 million. Endless can commit up to £80 million for each transaction in the form of equity and/or debt. Endless will not invest in startups or companies with less than £10 million of sales. Endless was formed in 2005 and has offices in Leeds, Manchester and Solihull.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Life Science, Manufacturing, Media, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Publishing, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 1,000
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - 80
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.4/yr) # 41 9 1 3 3 1 58
vol $259M $259M
Sell (2.4/yr) # 18 5 4 3 - - 30
vol $234M $51M $285M
  88

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Evolutions Post Production Ltd. 2021-01-25 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.evolutions.tv
Hovis Ltd. 2020-11-06 - Secondary Buyout
Wycombe, United Kingdom · www.hovis.co.uk
Golfino AG 2020-03-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Glinde, Germany · www.golfino.com
BSW Timber Ltd. 2020-02-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Earlston, United Kingdom · www.bsw.co.uk
Victoria Plumb Ltd. 2019-10-17 - Secondary Buyout
Hull, United Kingdom · www.victoriaplumb.com
Bawtry Carbon International Ltd. 2019-10-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Doncaster, United Kingdom · www.bawtrycarbon.com
James Briggs Ltd. 2019-09-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Oldham, United Kingdom · www.jamesbriggs.co.uk
O&H Vehicle Technology 2019-08-19 - Sold to Management
East Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.ohvtech.com
Bathstore.com Ltd. 2019-07-23 - Divestiture
Ripon, United Kingdom · www.bathstore.com
Redhall Networks 2019-06-19 - Divestiture
Barlborough, United Kingdom · www.redhallnetworks.co.uk
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
BSW Timber Ltd. 2020-02-19 SCA Wood Supply UK Ltd. 2020-11-30 1
Earlston, United Kingdom · www.bsw.co.uk Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Bright Blue Foods Ltd. 2015-09-08 Greencore Group plc - Cakes & Desserts Business 2018-01-29 1
Blackburn, United Kingdom · www.brightbluefoods.com , United Kingdom

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 6 (21%) 60M (33%) 12 (21%) 83M (32%)
Business Services 1 (4%) 27M (15%) 5 (9%) 62M (24%)
Consumer Products 4 (14%) - 5 (9%) 3M (1%)
Food 3 (11%) - 5 (9%) -
Packaging 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
Marketing 1 (4%) 92M (51%) 2 (3%) 92M (36%)
Furniture - - 2 (3%) 3M (1%)
Automotive 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (3%) -
E-Commerce 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (3%) -
Media 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Construction - - 1 (2%) 14M (6%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Building Materials 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Communications 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
Engineering - - 1 (2%) -
Forest Products 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (2%) -
Staffing - - 1 (2%) -
Total 28 $179M 58 $259M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 25 (89%) 179M (100%) 55 (95%) 256M (100%)
United States 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Germany 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 25 (89%) 179M (100%) 55 (95%) 256M (100%)
Cross-border 3 (11%) - 3 (5%) -
Total 28 $179M 58 $256M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 12 (43%) 34M (19%) 29 (50%) 51M (20%)
Secondary Buyout 9 (32%) 119M (66%) 17 (29%) 154M (60%)
Divestiture 3 (11%) 27M (15%) 7 (12%) 53M (21%)
Growth Capital 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Going Private 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 28 $179M 58 $259M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 12 (40%) 19M (7%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (23%) 246M (87%)
Secondary Sale 4 (13%) 19M (7%)
Bankruptcy 2 (7%) -
Sold to Management 2 (7%) -
Shut Down 1 (3%) -
Stake Sale 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 30 $285M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
4
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
2
Houlihan Lokey
1
Legal Deals
Eversheds LLP
3
Squire Patton Boggs
2
Reed Smith LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 9 $259M
TOTAL $259M
Largest Adare Group Ltd.
$92M (2015-04-15)
sell # Total
< $100M 6 $285M
TOTAL $285M
Largest FMG Support Ltd.
$67M (2015-08-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
29%
17 (29%)
Strategic(s)
12%
7 (12%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
13%
4 (13%)
Strategic(s)
63%
19 (63%)

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