Epiris Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Epiris has acquired 10 companies.

Epiris’ most common sectors for investment are real estate (8%) and financial services (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (44%) and secondary buyout (22%). In total, Epiris has invested in 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Allflex Europe UK for $1.4B.

In the last 3 years, Epiris has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). 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 Activity111
    • M&A Buy Activity63
    • M&A Sell Activity48
  • Total Sectors Invested 31
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 43
  • M&A Advisors 16

Epiris LLP

Forum St Paul’s, 33 Gutter Lane,
London, EC2V 8AS
United Kingdom
+44(0)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: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Financial Services, Forest Products, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Machinery, Marine, Media, Restaurants, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Recapitalization, 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 53 - 5 3 1 1 63
vol $6.2B $634M $6.9B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 40 5 - 2 - 1 48
vol $4.1B $145M $216M $231M $4.7B
  111

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Saunderson House Ltd. 2021-06-23 231M GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.saundersonhouse.co.uk
Sharps Bedrooms Ltd. 2021-06-21 - Secondary Buyout
Bilston, United Kingdom · www.sharps.co.uk
The Big Table Group Ltd. 2020-07-31 - Consolidation
London, United Kingdom · www.bigtablegroup.com
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
James Hay Partnership 2019-03-25 - Divestiture
Salisbury, United Kingdom · www.jameshay.co.uk
Saunderson House Ltd. 2019-03-25 317M GBP Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.saundersonhouse.co.uk
Diamorph AB 2018-11-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stockholm, Sweden · www.diamorph.com
Bonhams 1793 Ltd. 2018-09-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.bonhams.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Portals Paper Ltd. 2018-02-01 Fedrigoni - Security business 2021-04-28 1
Hampshire, United Kingdom · www.portalspaper.com Bollate, Italy
The Big Table Group Ltd. 2020-07-31 Las Iguanas 2020-07-31 3
London, United Kingdom · www.bigtablegroup.com London, United Kingdom · www.iguanas.co.uk
The Big Table Group Ltd. 2020-07-31 Café Rouge 2020-07-31 2
London, United Kingdom · www.bigtablegroup.com London, United Kingdom · www.caferouge.com
The Big Table Group Ltd. 2020-07-31 Bella Italia 2020-07-31 1
London, United Kingdom · www.bigtablegroup.com London, United Kingdom · www.bellaitalia.co.uk
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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (18%) 618M (39%) 5 (8%) 935M (11%)
Financial Services 2 (18%) 277M (18%) 5 (8%) 694M (8%)
Real Estate - - 5 (8%) 476M (6%)
Manufacturing 1 (9%) - 4 (6%) 23M (< 1%)
Technology Hardware - - 3 (5%) 1.5B (18%)
Leisure 2 (18%) 677M (43%) 3 (5%) 817M (10%)
Information Technology 1 (9%) - 3 (5%) 159M (2%)
Marketing - - 3 (5%) 119M (1%)
Transportation - - 3 (5%) 25M (< 1%)
Packaging - - 2 (3%) 561M (7%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (3%) 428M (5%)
Healthcare Services - - 2 (3%) 312M (4%)
Retail 1 (9%) - 2 (3%) 266M (3%)
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (3%) 239M (3%)
Insurance - - 2 (3%) 92M (1%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (3%) -
Distribution - - 2 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (9%) - 2 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) 985M (12%)
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) 336M (4%)
Building Materials - - 1 (2%) 128M (2%)
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) 99M (1%)
Agriculture - - 1 (2%) 71M (1%)
Marine - - 1 (2%) 63M (1%)
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Forest Products 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Software - - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Total 11 $1.6B 65 $8.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 9 (82%) 1.3B (82%) 52 (80%) 6.3B (79%)
France - - 5 (8%) 428M (5%)
Netherlands - - 2 (3%) 985M (12%)
India - - 2 (3%) -
Channel Islands 1 (9%) 277M (18%) 1 (2%) 277M (3%)
Sweden 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Brazil - - 1 (2%) 25M (< 1%)
Italy - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 9 (82%) 1.3B (82%) 52 (80%) 6.3B (79%)
Cross-border 2 (18%) 277M (18%) 13 (20%) 1.7B (21%)
Total 11 $1.6B 65 $8.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (27%) - 28 (43%) 2.3B (28%)
Secondary Buyout 4 (36%) 1.3B (82%) 14 (22%) 4.1B (49%)
Divestiture 3 (27%) 277M (18%) 11 (17%) 1.1B (14%)
Growth Capital - - 7 (11%) 25M (< 1%)
Consolidation 1 (9%) - 2 (3%) 336M (4%)
Going Private - - 1 (2%) 317M (4%)
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (2%) 95M (1%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (2%) -
Total 11 $1.6B 65 $8.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 14 (29%) 1.1B (24%)
Secondary Sale 12 (25%) 1.5B (33%)
Unknown 8 (17%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (13%) 2.0B (42%)
Stake Sale 4 (8%) 83M (2%)
IPO 2 (4%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (2%) -
Sold to Management 1 (2%) -
Total 48 $4.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
2
Rothschild Global Advisory
2
Pöyry Capital Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Macfarlanes LLP
4
PwC Law LLP
3
Ropes & Gray LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.4B
$100M to $1B 19 $6.4B
< $100M 9 $576M
TOTAL $8.3B
Largest Allflex Europe UK Ltd.
$1.4B (2013-05-03)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $2.5B
$100M to $1B 7 $1.9B
< $100M 4 $332M
TOTAL $4.7B
Largest Allflex Europe UK Ltd.
$1.4B (2013-05-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
22%
14 (22%)
Strategic(s)
14%
9 (14%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
25%
12 (25%)
Strategic(s)
35%
17 (35%)

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