Endless Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Endless has acquired 15 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Endless’ most common sectors for investment areretail (19%) and engineering (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, Endless has invested in 1 US state and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired Menzies Distribution for $115M.

In the last 3 years, Endless has exited 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (63%). Endless’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Chaucer Foods for $130M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity111
    • M&A Buy Activity71
    • M&A Sell Activity40
  • Total Sectors Invested 28
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 41
  • M&A Advisors 23

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # 52 3 5 4 5 2 71
vol $259M $115M $45M $418M
Sell (3.2/yr) # 24 7 4 2 3 - 40
vol $415M $415M
  111

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sea Transport Ltd. 2022-11-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Felixstowe, United Kingdom · www.seatrans.co.uk
Yorkshire Premier Meat 2022-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Pontefract, United Kingdom · www.ypm.co.uk
Amscan International 2021-10-04 45M USD Divestiture
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · www.amscan.co.uk
Adare International Ltd. 2021-06-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Basingstoke, United Kingdom · www.adareinternational.net
Findel Education Ltd. 2021-04-20 - Divestiture
Accrington, United Kingdom · www.findel-education.co.uk
Carpet & Flooring (Trading) Ltd. 2021-03-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Redditch, United Kingdom · www.carpetandflooring.co.uk
Redhall Networks 2021-03-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Barlborough, United Kingdom · www.redhallnetworks.co.uk
Bartoline Ltd. 2021-03-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Beverley, United Kingdom · www.bartoline.co.uk
Edbro Hydraulics Ltd. 2021-03-17 - Divestiture
Bolton, United Kingdom · www.edbro.com
Evolutions Post Production Ltd. 2021-01-25 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.evolutions.tv
View All >>

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 5 (17%) 45M (24%) 13 (18%) 128M (31%)
Engineering 3 (10%) - 6 (8%) 14M (3%)
Food 3 (10%) - 6 (8%) -
Business Services 1 (3%) 27M (15%) 5 (7%) 62M (15%)
Distribution 2 (7%) 115M (61%) 3 (4%) 115M (27%)
E-Commerce 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) 3M (1%)
Furniture 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) 3M (1%)
Consumer Products 2 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
Manufacturing 3 (10%) - 3 (4%) -
Marketing - - 2 (3%) 92M (22%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (3%) -
Automotive 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (3%) -
Education 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Media 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Packaging - - 2 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Communications - - 1 (1%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (1%) -
Forest Products 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Life Science - - 1 (1%) -
Machinery 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (1%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 29 $187M 71 $418M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 26 (90%) 187M (100%) 68 (96%) 415M (100%)
United States 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Germany 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Netherlands 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 26 (90%) 187M (100%) 68 (96%) 415M (100%)
Cross-border 3 (10%) - 3 (4%) -
Total 29 $187M 71 $415M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 13 (45%) - 34 (48%) 51M (12%)
Secondary Buyout 5 (17%) - 17 (24%) 154M (37%)
Divestiture 6 (21%) 187M (100%) 13 (18%) 213M (51%)
Stake Purchase 2 (7%) - 4 (6%) -
Growth Capital 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 29 $187M 71 $418M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 19 (48%) 149M (36%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (18%) 246M (59%)
Sold to Management 5 (13%) -
Secondary Sale 3 (8%) 19M (5%)
Bankruptcy 3 (8%) -
Divestiture 1 (3%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Shut Down 1 (3%) -
Total 40 $415M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
5
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
2
Palladium Capital Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Walker Morris LLP
3
Eversheds LLP
3
Squire Patton Boggs
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $115M
< $100M 10 $304M
TOTAL $418M
Largest Menzies Distribution Ltd.
$115M (2018-09-04)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $130M
< $100M 6 $285M
TOTAL $415M
Largest Chaucer Foods Ltd.
$130M (2016-12-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
24%
17 (24%)
Strategic(s)
18%
13 (18%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
8%
3 (8%)
Strategic(s)
68%
27 (68%)

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