Ethos Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

Ethos Partners’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (34%) and business services (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and secondary buyout (34%). In total, Ethos Partners has invested in 1 US state and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired Motocaddy for $34M.

In the last 3 years, Ethos Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Ethos Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Nu-Heat UK for $42M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 2

Ethos Partners

42 Upper Berkeley Street,
London, W1H 5QL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 3752 6611
www.ethospio.com
info@ethospio.com

Ethos Partners LLP is a private investment firm formed by professionals to invest their own capital in the UK companies. The Firm looks to invest between $3 to $10 million for companies valued between $5 to $30 million and EBITDA greater than $1 million. Prospective transaction situations include management buyouts, growth financings, and recapitalizations. Ethos Partners was formed in 2017 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Media, Renewable Energy, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 1 -
Investment Size 3 10
Enterprise Value 5 30
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # - 2 1 1 1 1 6
vol $34M $34M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - - 1 1
vol $42M $42M
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
People Value Ltd. 2021-03-17 - Growth Capital
Oxford, United Kingdom · www.peoplevalue.net
Nu-Heat UK Ltd. 2021-02-15 42M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Devon, United Kingdom · www.nu-heat.co.uk
Doskocil Manufacturing Co., Inc. 2020-01-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Arlington, Texas · www.petmate.com
Motocaddy Ltd. 2019-10-22 34M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom · www.motocaddy.com
Miles 33 Group Ltd. 2018-11-29 - Secondary Buyout
Bracknell, United Kingdom · www.miles33.com
TeamSport Ltd. 2017-10-19 - Secondary Buyout
Surrey, United Kingdom · www.team-sport.co.uk
Nu-Heat UK Ltd. 2017-05-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Devon, United Kingdom · www.nu-heat.co.uk
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 2 (40%) 34M (100%) 2 (33%) 34M (100%)
Business Services 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
Media 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (17%) -
Software 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 5 $34M 6 $34M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 4 (80%) 34M (100%) 5 (83%) 34M (100%)
United States 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
  Texas 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 5 $34M 6 $34M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (40%) 34M (100%) 3 (50%) 34M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (40%) - 2 (33%) -
Growth Capital 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 5 $34M 6 $34M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (100%) 42M (100%)
Total 1 $42M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
HMT LLP
1
Legal Deals
Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $34M
TOTAL $34M
Largest Motocaddy Ltd.
$34M (2019-10-22)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $42M
TOTAL $42M
Largest Nu-Heat UK Ltd.
$42M (2021-02-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
2 (33%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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