Epiris Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Epiris has acquired 5 companies.

Epiris’ most common sectors for investment are business services (8%) and manufacturing (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, Epiris has invested in 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2009 when it acquired Premier Asset Management for $1.4B.

In the last 3 years, Epiris has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (31%). Epiris’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Allflex Europe UK for $1.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity107
    • M&A Buy Activity61
    • M&A Sell Activity46
  • Total Sectors Invested 31
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 41
  • M&A Advisors 16

Epiris LLP

33 Gutter Lane, ,
London, EC2V 8AS
United Kingdom,
+44 20 7214 4200
www.epiris.co.uk
info@epiris.co.uk

Electra Partners is a UK-based private equity firm focused on buyouts, co-investments, secondary fund purchases, and debt investing. The Firm's direct investing group looks to make majority or minority investments of £40 to £150 million in deals valued up to £500 million. Electra was formed in 1976 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Education, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Media, Packaging, Real Estate, Retail, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 40 150
Enterprise Value 75 500
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 55 - - 4 2 - 61
vol $7.5B $317M $7.8B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 38 2 4 - 2 - 46
vol $2.9B $91M $145M $216M $3.4B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
TI Media Ltd. 2019-10-30 216M GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.ti-media.com
FirstPort 2019-07-12 - Secondary Buyout
Hampshire, United Kingdom · www.firstport.co.uk
IFG Group plc 2019-03-25 317M GBP Going Private
London, United Kingdom · www.ifggroup.com
Diamorph 2019-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stockholm, Sweden · www.diamorph.com
Bonhams 2018-09-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.bonhams.com
The Club Co. 2018-05-18 - Secondary Buyout
Reading, United Kingdom · www.theclubcompany.com
TI Media Ltd. 2018-02-26 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.ti-media.com
Portals De La Rue Ltd. 2018-02-01 - Divestiture
Basingstoke, United Kingdom · www.portalspaper.com
AXIO Data Group Holdings Ltd. 2017-05-15 - Unknown
London, United Kingdom · www.axiogroup.net
CALA Group Ltd. 2017-04-21 - Secondary Buyout
Falkirk, United Kingdom · www.cala.co.uk
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
PhotoBox Ltd. 2015-10-20 Greetz B.V 2018-08-21 1
Old Chalford, United Kingdom · www.photobox.co.uk Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.greetz.info
The Original Bowling Co. 2014-09-08 Bowlplex Ltd. 2015-04-23 1
Hemel, United Kingdom Poole, United Kingdom · www.bowlplex.co.uk
Allen & Heath Ltd. 2013-06-21 DiGiCo UK Ltd. 2014-08-01 1
Cornwall, United Kingdom · www.allen-heath.com Chessington, · www.digico.biz
Covenant Healthcare Ltd. 2005-04-01 PHP Companies, Inc. (d/b/a Cariten Healthcare) 2008-08-04 1
London, United Kingdom · www.covenanthealthcare.com Knoxville, Tennessee

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 3 (17%) 2.0B (45%) 5 (8%) 2.1B (23%)
Business Services 3 (17%) 618M (14%) 5 (8%) 618M (7%)
Real Estate 1 (6%) 95M (2%) 5 (8%) 476M (5%)
Manufacturing 3 (17%) 89M (2%) 5 (8%) 89M (1%)
Technology Hardware 1 (6%) - 3 (5%) 1.5B (16%)
Leisure 3 (17%) 817M (18%) 3 (5%) 817M (9%)
Marketing - - 3 (5%) 119M (1%)
Transportation - - 3 (5%) 25M (< 1%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (3%) 428M (5%)
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) 262M (6%) 2 (3%) 312M (3%)
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) 239M (5%) 2 (3%) 239M (3%)
Information Technology - - 2 (3%) 159M (2%)
Insurance - - 2 (3%) 92M (1%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (3%) -
Distribution - - 2 (3%) -
Machinery - - 2 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) 985M (11%)
Restaurants 1 (6%) 346M (8%) 1 (2%) 346M (4%)
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) 336M (4%)
Retail - - 1 (2%) 266M (3%)
Building Materials - - 1 (2%) 128M (1%)
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) 99M (1%)
Agriculture - - 1 (2%) 71M (1%)
Marine - - 1 (2%) 63M (1%)
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Forest Products 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Packaging - - 1 (2%) -
Software - - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Total 18 $4.5B 63 $9.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 15 (83%) 4.2B (94%) 50 (79%) 7.6B (81%)
France - - 5 (8%) 428M (5%)
India 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Netherlands - - 2 (3%) 985M (11%)
Channel Islands 1 (6%) 277M (6%) 1 (2%) 277M (3%)
Sweden 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Brazil - - 1 (2%) 25M (< 1%)
Italy - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 15 (83%) 4.2B (94%) 50 (79%) 7.6B (81%)
Cross-border 3 (17%) 277M (6%) 13 (21%) 1.7B (19%)
Total 18 $4.5B 63 $9.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (22%) 1.4B (31%) 30 (48%) 3.7B (40%)
Secondary Buyout 6 (33%) 1.9B (43%) 12 (19%) 3.5B (38%)
Divestiture 6 (33%) 713M (16%) 11 (17%) 1.2B (13%)
Growth Capital - - 6 (10%) 25M (< 1%)
Consolidation - - 1 (2%) 336M (4%)
Going Private 1 (6%) 317M (7%) 1 (2%) 317M (3%)
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (6%) 95M (2%) 1 (2%) 95M (1%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (2%) -
Total 18 $4.5B 63 $9.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 14 (30%) 1.1B (34%)
Secondary Sale 13 (28%) 1.5B (46%)
Unknown 8 (17%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (9%) 615M (18%)
Stake Sale 4 (9%) 83M (2%)
IPO 2 (4%) -
Sold to Management 1 (2%) -
Total 46 $3.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothschild Global Advisory
2
Houlihan Lokey
1
Lazard Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray LLP
2
Ashurst LLP
2
Macfarlanes LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $2.8B
$100M to $1B 18 $5.9B
< $100M 10 $642M
TOTAL $9.3B
Largest Premier Asset Management Ltd.
$1.4B (2009-12-07)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.4B
$100M to $1B 6 $1.7B
< $100M 4 $332M
TOTAL $3.4B
Largest Allflex Europe UK Ltd.
$1.4B (2013-05-03)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
61%
14 61%
Strategic(s)
39%
9 39%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
55%
18 55%
Strategic(s)
45%
15 45%