EPIC Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

EPIC Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (23%) and retail (23%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%) and special situations/distressed (34%). In total, EPIC Private Equity has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Past Times Website for $12M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1

EPIC Private Equity

Audrey House, 16-20 Ely Place,
London, EC1N 6SN
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7269 8860
www.epicprivateequity.com

EPIC Private Equity is an independent private equity, advisory, and administration firm. Within its direct investing arm, EPIC partners with management and entrepreneurs in UK SME’s, investing in control or minority positions across growth, buyout, distressed and PIPE transactions, targeting businesses with competitive advantages and strong cash flows, management. Sectors of interest include consumer, retail, healthcare, support services, industrials and media sectors with an aggregate annual turnover of more than £250 million. EPIC Private Equity was formed in 2001 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Business Services, Construction, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - 250
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
vol $12M $12M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 1 - - - - 2
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pharmacy2U Ltd. 2016-06-17 - Secondary Buyout
Coal Road, Leeds, United Kingdom · www.pharmacy2u.co.uk
Indicia Ltd. 2015-01-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Bristol, United Kingdom · www.indicia.com
Whittard 2008-12-23 - Special Situations/Distressed
Witney, United Kingdom · www.whittard.co.uk
Driver Require Ltd. 2007-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stevenage, United Kingdom · www.driverrequire.co.uk
Indicia Ltd. 2006-01-01 - Consolidation
Bristol, United Kingdom · www.indicia.com
Past Times Website 2005-12-01 12M GBP Special Situations/Distressed
Witney, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom · www.pasttimes.com
BigHead Bonding Fasteners Ltd. 2005-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bournemouth, United Kingdom · www.bighead.co.uk
Process Components Ltd‎. 2005-01-01 - Special Situations/Distressed
Cheshire, United States · www.pro-components.com
Nexus Industries Ltd. 2004-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Telford Shropshire, United Kingdom · www.nexusinds.com
Palatinate Schools Ltd. (Eaton Square School) 2004-01-01 - Consolidation
London, United Kingdom · www.eatonsquareschool.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 1 (14%) 12M (100%) 2 (22%) 12M (100%)
Manufacturing 2 (29%) - 2 (22%) -
Beverages 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Business Services 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Distribution 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Education 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Marketing - - 1 (11%) -
Total 7 $12M 9 $12M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 6 (86%) 12M (100%) 8 (89%) 12M (100%)
United States 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Domestic 6 (86%) 12M (100%) 8 (89%) 12M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 7 $12M 9 $12M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Special Situations/Distressed 3 (43%) 12M (100%) 3 (33%) 12M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (43%) - 3 (33%) -
Consolidation 1 (14%) - 2 (22%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (11%) -
Total 7 $12M 9 $12M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (50%) -
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $12M
TOTAL $12M
Largest Past Times Website
$12M (2005-12-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%

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