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 4 others.

FPE Capital’s most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (19%) and software (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and growth capital (31%). 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 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (43%). 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 Activity52
    • M&A Buy Activity33
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 9

FPE Capital LLP

8 Sackville Street,
London, W1S 3EZ
United Kingdom
+44 203 912 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 26 1 2 2 2 - 33
vol $92M $11M $103M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 13 2 3 1 - - 19
vol $696M $696M
  52

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Togetherall Ltd. 2020-11-06 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.togetherall.com
Trivoni Software Ltd. 2020-10-12 - Growth Capital
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.maxcontact.com
Intragen Ltd. 2019-09-03 - Growth Capital
Wyboston, United Kingdom · www.intragen.com
Kallik Ltd. 2019-09-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Birmingham, 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
Vedbaek Ltd. 2018-07-04 - Growth Capital
Berkshire, United Kingdom · www.the365people.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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 3 (30%) - 6 (18%) -
Software 3 (30%) - 5 (15%) -
Business Services 1 (10%) - 4 (12%) 53M (51%)
Information Technology 1 (10%) - 3 (9%) 24M (23%)
Information Services 1 (10%) 11M (100%) 2 (6%) 11M (10%)
Financial Services - - 2 (6%) 3M (3%)
Medical Products - - 2 (6%) -
Retail - - 2 (6%) -
Media - - 1 (3%) 12M (12%)
Agriculture - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (3%) -
Insurance - - 1 (3%) -
Life Science - - 1 (3%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (3%) -
Packaging 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 $11M 33 $103M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 9 (90%) 11M (100%) 28 (85%) 36M (35%)
United States 1 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
  Connecticut 1 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
South Africa - - 1 (3%) 53M (51%)
Ireland - - 1 (3%) 14M (14%)
Netherlands - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 9 (90%) 11M (100%) 28 (85%) 36M (35%)
Cross-border 1 (10%) - 5 (15%) 67M (65%)
Total 10 $11M 33 $103M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (20%) 11M (100%) 14 (42%) 79M (77%)
Growth Capital 7 (70%) - 10 (30%) -
Venture - - 5 (15%) 24M (23%)
Divestiture 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 $11M 33 $103M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (42%) 183M (26%)
Trade Sale 6 (32%) -
IPO 2 (11%) 335M (48%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (11%) 178M (26%)
Unknown 1 (5%) -
Total 19 $696M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
RSM EquiCo Capital Markets LLC
3
Spectrum Corporate Finance (CF)
2
Avendus Capital Pvt. Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
7
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
2
Macfarlanes 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
Investor(s)
50%
1 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
1 (50%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
53%
8 (53%)
Strategic(s)
47%
7 (47%)

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