FPE Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, FPE Capital has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

FPE Capital’s most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (18%) and business services (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and growth capital (22%). In total, FPE Capital has invested in 1 US state and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Net 1 Ueps Technologies for $53M.

In the last 3 years, FPE Capital has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). FPE Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Net 1 Ueps Technologies for $335M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity46
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 4

FPE Capital

8 Sackville Street,
London, W1S 3EZ
United Kingdom
020 3912 8800
www.fpecapital.com
peenquiries@fpecapital.com

FPE Capital is the private equity investment arm of Fleming Family & Partners, a multi-family office. FF&P invests in lower middle market companies throughout the UK and Western Europe. FF&P focuses on rapidly growing companies led by experienced management, with proven track records and scalable business models. Sectors of interest include financial services, healthcare, business/support services, energy/resources and media/information. The Firm will consider buyouts (MBOs, MBIs) as well as growth capital financings. FPE Capital was formed in 2004 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Digital Media, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Media, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Renewable Energy, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 50
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 3 15
Enterprise Value 10 75
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 24 1 - 1 2 - 28
vol $92M $11M $103M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 13 - 1 3 1 - 18
vol $696M $696M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Intragen Ltd. 2019-09-03 - Growth Capital
Wyboston, United Kingdom · www.intragen.com
Kallik Ltd. 2019-09-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tamworth, United Kingdom · www.kallik.com
Kallidus Ltd. 2019-03-14 - Secondary Buyout
Cirencester, United Kingdom · www.kallidus.com
Ikon Science Ltd. 2018-10-16 - Secondary Buyout
Teddington, United Kingdom · www.ikonscience.com
The IWSR 2018-04-09 11M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.theiwsr.com
Small World Financial Services Group Ltd. 2018-03-26 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.smallworldfs.com
CreditCall Ltd. 2018-02-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Bristol, United Kingdom · www.creditcall.com
Ticketscript Ltd. 2017-01-31 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.ticketscript.com
Optimity Ltd. 2016-06-07 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.optimity.co.uk
RFIB Group Ltd. 2015-05-22 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.rfib.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
David Phillips Furniture Ltd. 2012-09-24 Milc Property Stylists Ltd. 2015-07-16 2
London, United Kingdom · www.davidphillips.com London, United Kingdom · www.milcstyle.co.uk
David Phillips Furniture Ltd. 2012-09-24 The Furnishing Service Ltd. 2015-07-16 1
London, United Kingdom · www.davidphillips.com Manchester, United Kingdom · www.the-furnishing-service.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 2 (25%) - 5 (18%) -
Business Services - - 3 (11%) 53M (51%)
Information Technology 1 (13%) - 3 (11%) 24M (23%)
Information Services 1 (13%) 11M (100%) 2 (7%) 11M (10%)
Financial Services - - 2 (7%) 3M (3%)
Medical Products - - 2 (7%) -
Retail 2 (25%) - 2 (7%) -
Software - - 2 (7%) -
Media - - 1 (4%) 12M (12%)
Agriculture - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products 1 (13%) - 1 (4%) -
Insurance - - 1 (4%) -
Life Science - - 1 (4%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (13%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 8 $11M 28 $103M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 8 (100%) 11M (100%) 24 (86%) 36M (35%)
South Africa - - 1 (4%) 53M (51%)
Ireland - - 1 (4%) 14M (14%)
United States - - 1 (4%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (4%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 8 (100%) 11M (100%) 24 (86%) 36M (35%)
Cross-border - - 4 (14%) 67M (65%)
Total 8 $11M 28 $103M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (63%) 11M (100%) 14 (50%) 79M (77%)
Growth Capital 3 (38%) - 6 (21%) -
Venture - - 5 (18%) 24M (23%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (4%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (4%) -
Total 8 $11M 28 $103M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 7 (39%) 183M (26%)
Trade Sale 6 (33%) -
IPO 2 (11%) 335M (48%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (11%) 178M (26%)
Unknown 1 (6%) -
Total 18 $696M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
RSM EquiCo Capital Markets LLC
1
Legal Deals
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
2
Macfarlanes LLP
1
Reed Smith LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 6 $103M
TOTAL $103M
Largest Net 1 Ueps Technologies, Inc.
$53M (2004-06-07)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $489M
< $100M 4 $207M
TOTAL $696M
Largest Net 1 Ueps Technologies, Inc.
$335M (2005-08-08)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
7 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
7 50%

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