Exponent Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Exponent Private Equity has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Exponent Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment arefinancial services (14%) and business services (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (35%) and divestiture (32%). In total, Exponent Private Equity has invested in 2 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired PhotoBox for $618M.

In the last 3 years, Exponent Private Equity has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (63%). Exponent Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Quorn Foods for $847M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity62
    • M&A Buy Activity38
    • M&A Sell Activity24
  • Total Sectors Invested 23
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 9

Exponent Private Equity

30 Broadwick Street,
London, W1F 8JB
United Kingdom
+44 20 7845 8520
www.exponentpe.com
info@exponentpe.com

Exponent is a private equity firm focused on acquiring middle-market businesses located in the UK and broader Europe. Exponent targets opportunities in the media, business and financial services, healthcare, consumer, and leisure sectors. The Firm seeks to invest in businesses valued from £150 to £500 million. Exponent has a particular interest in businesses that are prominent in their respective markets, but may benefit from or need operational improvement. Exponent Private Equity was formed in 2004 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Financial Services, Food, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Marine, Media, Publishing, Retail

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

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

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 34 - 1 2 1 - 38
vol $4.2B $220M $4.5B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 18 - 2 3 1 - 24
vol $3.0B $616M $539M $4.2B
  62

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Enva Group 2023-04-21 - Secondary Sale
, Ireland · www.enva.com
IFF - Flavor Specialty Ingredients Business 2023-02-16 220M USD Divestiture
New York, New York
PhotoBox Ltd. 2022-11-01 - Merger
London, United Kingdom · www.photobox.co.uk
Enra Group Ltd. 2022-03-21 - Secondary Sale
Watford, United Kingdom · www.enra.co.uk
Enterprise Finance Ltd. 2022-03-04 539M GBP Secondary Sale
Borehamwood, United Kingdom · www.enra.co.uk
H&MV Engineering 2022-02-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Limerick, Ireland · www.hmvengineering.com
Xeinadin Group Ltd. 2022-02-10 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.xeinadin.com
Dennis Publishing Ltd. 2021-08-16 - Trade Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.dennis.co.uk
BBI Group Holdco Ltd. 2021-06-15 616M GBP Secondary Sale
Crumlin, United Kingdom · www.the-bbigroup.com
Gü Puds 2021-05-17 - Divestiture
Witney, United Kingdom · www.gupuds.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Isio Group Ltd. 2019-10-23 Deloitte Total Reward and Benefits Ltd. 2023-01-11 1
London, United Kingdom · www.isio.com London, United Kingdom
SHL Group PLC 2018-02-06 Personnel Decisions Research Institutes LLC 2022-12-19 2
Thames Ditton, United Kingdom · www.shl.com Arlington, Virginia · www.pdri.com
albelli-Photobox Group 2017-07-26 PhotoBox Ltd. 2022-11-01 2
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.albelli.nl London, United Kingdom · www.photobox.co.uk
Evergreen Garden Care (UK) Ltd. 2017-05-02 Pokon Evergreen BV 2018-06-13 2
Surrey, United Kingdom · www.lovethegarden.com Veenendaal, Netherlands · www.pokonevergreen.nl
SHL Group PLC 2018-02-06 CEB Workforce Surveys & Analytic Division 2018-04-10 1
Thames Ditton, United Kingdom · www.shl.com Stamford, Connecticut
The Big Bus Company Ltd. 2015-02-24 Smart Destinations, Inc. 2016-10-04 1
London, United Kingdom · www.bigbustours.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.smartdestinations.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 1 (7%) - 5 (13%) 192M (4%)
Business Services 2 (14%) 400M (60%) 4 (11%) 526M (12%)
Food 3 (21%) - 4 (11%) 316M (7%)
Consumer Services 1 (7%) - 3 (8%) 824M (19%)
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (5%) 251M (6%)
Digital Media - - 2 (5%) -
Leisure 2 (14%) - 2 (5%) -
Software - - 1 (3%) 362M (8%)
Retail - - 1 (3%) 342M (8%)
Marine - - 1 (3%) 340M (8%)
Environmental - - 1 (3%) 337M (8%)
Aerospace - - 1 (3%) 224M (5%)
Chemicals 1 (7%) 220M (33%) 1 (3%) 220M (5%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) 202M (5%)
Life Science - - 1 (3%) 164M (4%)
Information Technology - - 1 (3%) 111M (2%)
E-Commerce 1 (7%) 45M (7%) 1 (3%) 45M (1%)
Beverages - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Information Services 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Publishing - - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 $665M 38 $4.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 11 (79%) 445M (67%) 32 (84%) 3.4B (76%)
Ireland 1 (7%) - 3 (8%) 529M (12%)
United States 1 (7%) 220M (33%) 2 (5%) 536M (12%)
  New York 1 (7%) 220M (33%) 1 (3%) 220M (5%)
  Connecticut - - 1 (3%) 316M (7%)
Netherlands 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 11 (79%) 445M (67%) 32 (84%) 3.4B (76%)
Cross-border 3 (21%) 220M (33%) 6 (16%) 1.1B (24%)
Total 14 $665M 38 $4.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 3 (21%) - 13 (34%) 1.4B (31%)
Divestiture 7 (50%) 665M (100%) 12 (32%) 2.1B (46%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (14%) - 10 (26%) 991M (22%)
Consolidation 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Growth Capital 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 $665M 38 $4.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 15 (63%) 3.0B (73%)
Trade Sale 5 (21%) 1.2B (27%)
IPO 1 (4%) -
Merger 1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (4%) -
Total 24 $4.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies
1
Houlihan Lokey
1
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Allen & Overy
2
Shearman & Sterling
1
Travers Smith
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 16 $4.4B
< $100M 1 $45M
TOTAL $4.5B
Largest PhotoBox Ltd.
$618M (2015-10-20)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 8 $4.2B
TOTAL $4.2B
Largest Quorn Foods, Inc.
$847M (2015-09-30)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
29%
11 (29%)
Strategic(s)
32%
12 (32%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
67%
16 (67%)
Strategic(s)
21%
5 (21%)

FAQ

When was Exponent Private Equity founded?

Exponent Private Equity was founded in 2004.

What type of investor is Exponent Private Equity?

Exponent Private Equity is a private equity firm.

Where is Exponent Private Equity headquartered?

Exponent Private Equity is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does Exponent Private Equity have under management?

Exponent Private Equity has 2.9B GBP under management.

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