Endless Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

Endless’ most common sectors for investment are retail (21%) and business services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and secondary buyout (30%). In total, Endless has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired Adare Group for $92M.

In the last 3 years, Endless has exited 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (65%). Endless’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold FMG Support for $67M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity82
    • M&A Buy Activity54
    • M&A Sell Activity28
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 26
  • M&A Advisors 16

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 38 3 9 1 3 - 54
vol $259M $259M
Sell (2.6/yr) # 15 2 4 4 3 - 28
vol $168M $66M $51M $285M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
CER Staffing Solutions Ltd. 2018-10-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.affinityworkforce.com
American Golf Discount Centre Ltd. 2018-10-12 - Secondary Buyout
Westbrook, United Kingdom · www.americangolf.co.uk
eSubstance Ltd. 2018-10-02 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.ink-global.com
Stirling Dynamics Ltd. 2018-04-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Bristol, United Kingdom · www.stirling-dynamics.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Cinesite (Europe) Ltd. 2012-05-10 Trixter 2018-07-31 3
London, United Kingdom · www.cinesite.com Munich, Germany · www.trixter.de
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
The Book People Ltd. 2014-09-16 Qwerkity 2017-06-12 1
Surrey, United Kingdom · www.thebookpeople.co.uk Devon, United Kingdom · www.qwerkity.com
Cinesite (Europe) Ltd. 2012-05-10 Nitrogen Studios Canada, Inc. 2017-03-07 2
London, United Kingdom · www.cinesite.com Vancouver, British Columbia · www.nitrogenstudios.com
Adare Group Ltd. 2015-04-15 Polestar Applied Solutions Ltd. 2016-07-21 2
Huddersfield, United Kingdom · www.adare.com Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom · www.polestarappliedsolutions.com
Adare Group Ltd. 2015-04-15 Banner Managed Communication Ltd. 2016-05-16 1
Huddersfield, United Kingdom · www.adare.com London, United Kingdom · www.banner-managedcommunication.com
Cinesite (Europe) Ltd. 2012-05-10 Image Engine Design, Inc. 2015-07-02 1
London, United Kingdom · www.cinesite.com Vancouver, British Columbia · www.image-engine.com
VION Food UK Ltd. 2012-12-13 Lutz Fleischwaren GmbH 2014-05-19 1
, United Kingdom · www.vionfood.co.uk Landsberg am Lech, Germany · www.lutz-fleischwaren.de

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 5 (19%) 60M (33%) 11 (20%) 83M (32%)
Business Services 2 (8%) 27M (15%) 5 (9%) 62M (24%)
Consumer Products 4 (15%) - 5 (9%) 3M (1%)
Food 2 (8%) - 4 (7%) -
Packaging 1 (4%) - 3 (6%) -
Marketing 1 (4%) 92M (51%) 2 (4%) 92M (36%)
Furniture - - 2 (4%) 3M (1%)
Automotive 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (4%) -
E-Commerce 2 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (4%) -
Construction - - 1 (2%) 14M (6%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (4%) - 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%) -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Media 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (2%) -
Staffing - - 1 (2%) -
Total 26 $179M 54 $259M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 24 (92%) 179M (100%) 52 (96%) 256M (100%)
United States 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 24 (92%) 179M (100%) 52 (96%) 256M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
Total 26 $179M 54 $256M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 12 (46%) 34M (19%) 27 (50%) 51M (20%)
Secondary Buyout 8 (31%) 119M (66%) 16 (30%) 154M (60%)
Divestiture 3 (12%) 27M (15%) 7 (13%) 53M (21%)
Stake Purchase 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Going Private 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Growth Capital 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 26 $179M 54 $259M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 12 (43%) 19M (7%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (25%) 246M (87%)
Secondary Sale 3 (11%) 19M (7%)
Bankruptcy 2 (7%) -
Shut Down 1 (4%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 28 $285M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
4
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Deloitte
1
Legal Deals
Eversheds LLP
3
PwC Law LLP
2
Squire Patton Boggs
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
PE Firm(s)
70%
16 70%
Strategic(s)
30%
7 30%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
14%
3 14%
Strategic(s)
86%
19 86%

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