GHO Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, GHO Capital Partners has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

GHO Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are life science (77%) and business services (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (47%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%). In total, GHO Capital Partners has invested in 4 US states and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired DNA Diagnostics Center for $110M.

In the last 3 years, GHO Capital Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is recapitalization (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1
  • M&A Advisors 11

GHO Capital Partners LLP

21 St James’s Square,
London, SW1Y 4JZ
United Kingdom
+44 20 3700 7440
www.ghocapital.com
info@ghocapital.com

GHO Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on the healthcare sector. The Firm will consider opportunities throughout Europe and seeks well-established, profitable businesses that have the potential to deliver a combination of double-digit top line growth, significant efficiency gains and international expansion. GHO Capital Partners was established in 2014 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Healthcare Services, Life Science, Medical Products

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Secondary Buyout

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 2 3 - 4 1 3 13
vol $110M $110M
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - - - 2 - 2
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
X-Chem, Inc. 2020-06-03 - Divestiture
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.x-chemrx.com
FairJourney Biologics SA 2020-01-30 - Growth Capital
Porto, Portugal · www.fjb.pt
Ardena Holding NV 2020-01-09 - Secondary Buyout
Mariakerke, Belgium · www.ardena.com
Caprion Biosciences, Inc. 2019-07-31 - Secondary Buyout
Montreal, Quebec · www.caprion.com
Quotient Clinical Ltd. 2019-07-18 - Recapitalization
Ruddington, United Kingdom · www.weneedyou.co.uk
Sterling Pharma Solutions 2019-02-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Northumberland, United Kingdom · www.sterlingpharmasolutions.com
Validant 2018-12-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Francisco, California · www.validant.com
BioAgilytix Labs LLC 2018-11-02 - Secondary Buyout
Durham, North Carolina · www.bioagilytix.com
Linimed GmbH 2018-07-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Jena, Germany · www.linimed.de
Alcaliber S.A.U. 2018-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Madrid, Spain · www.alcaliber.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Envision Pharma, Inc. (Envision Pharma Group) 2016-07-06 90TEN Group Ltd. 2020-04-08 1
Horsham, United Kingdom · www.envisionpharmagroup.com London, United Kingdom · www.90ten.co.uk
BioAgilytix Labs LLC 2018-11-02 Cambridge Biomedical, Inc. 2019-11-04 1
Durham, North Carolina · www.bioagilytix.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.cambridgebiomedical.com
Validant 2018-12-20 DataRevive LLC 2019-11-01 1
San Francisco, California · www.validant.com Rockville, Maryland · www.data-revive.com
Sterling Pharma Solutions 2019-02-12 CiVentiChem 2019-04-03 1
Northumberland, United Kingdom · www.sterlingpharmasolutions.com Cary, North Carolina · www.civentichem.com
DNA Diagnostics Center, Inc. (DDC) 2015-10-13 ContraVac, Inc. 2018-05-01 3
Fairfield, Ohio · www.dnacenter.com Charlottesville, Virginia · www.spermcheck.com
DNA Diagnostics Center, Inc. (DDC) 2015-10-13 Identigene LLC 2016-12-02 2
Fairfield, Ohio · www.dnacenter.com Fairfield, Ohio · www.dnatesting.com
DNA Diagnostics Center, Inc. (DDC) 2015-10-13 All About Truth DNA Services 2016-03-22 1
Fairfield, Ohio · www.dnacenter.com Plantation, Florida · www.allabouttruthdna.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science 8 (73%) 110M (100%) 10 (77%) 110M (100%)
Business Services 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Information Technology 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 11 $110M 13 $110M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (36%) 110M (100%) 4 (31%) 110M (100%)
  Ohio 1 (9%) 110M (100%) 1 (8%) 110M (100%)
  North Carolina 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
  California 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
United Kingdom 2 (18%) - 3 (23%) -
Germany 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Spain 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Belgium 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Netherlands 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Portugal 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Canada - - 1 (8%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (8%) -
Total 11 $110M 13 $110M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 4 (36%) 110M (100%) 6 (46%) 110M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (45%) - 5 (38%) -
Divestiture 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Growth Capital 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 11 $110M 13 $110M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Recapitalization 1 (50%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deloitte
4
Alvarez & Marsal
2
DNA Capital
1
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray LLP
4
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
1
Macfarlanes LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $110M
TOTAL $110M
Largest DNA Diagnostics Center, Inc. (DDC)
$110M (2015-10-13)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
86%
6 86%
Strategic(s)
14%
1 14%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%

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