GIL Investments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, GIL Investments has acquired 1 company.

GIL Investments’ most common sectors for investment are chemicals (31%) and distribution (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (54%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%).

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 2

GIL Investments Ltd.

5, The Courtyard, Timothy’s Bridge Road, Stratford upon Avon,
Warwickshire, CV37 9NP
United Kingdom
+44 1789 415566
www.groveind.co.uk
info@groveind.co.uk

GIL Investments is a UK-based private investment firm focused on acquiring controlling stakes in mid-sized businesses throughout Europe. Prospective transactions include management buyouts and buy-ins, restructurings, turnarounds and complex corporate carveouts. The Firm is a generalist investor, but ha a preference for companies operating in basic industries, including industrials, distribution, manufacturing, and support services. GIL Investments was formed in 1991 and is headquartered in Our target businesses will typically be headquartered in Warwickshire.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Chemicals, Distribution, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Metals/Mining, Publishing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed

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 (0.2/yr) # 12 - - - - 1 13
Sell (0.4/yr) # - 2 - - - - 2
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sandland Packaging Ltd. 2020-01-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bilston, United Kingdom · www.sandlandpackaging.co.uk
Akcros Chemicals Ltd. 2016-04-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Eccles, United Kingdom · www.akcros.com
Road Transport Media Ltd. 2016-01-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom · www.commercialmotor.com
Ashworth 2015-04-20 - Divestiture
Manchester, United Kingdom
Trueform Engineering Ltd 2012-09-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hayes, United Kingdom · www.trueform.co.uk
Road Transport Media Ltd. 2011-06-01 - Divestiture
Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom · www.commercialmotor.com
Erlson Precision Components Ltd 2010-06-01 - Divestiture
Lancashire, United Kingdom · www.erlson.com
Davicon Mezzanine Floors Ltd 2009-01-01 - Special Situations/Distressed
Brierley Hill, United Kingdom · www.davicon.com
GI Solutions Ltd 2008-11-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Leicester, United Kingdom · www.gi-solutionsgroup.com
Camvac Ltd 2008-10-12 - Divestiture
Thetford, United Kingdom · www.camvaclimited.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Chemicals 3 (27%) - 4 (31%) -
Distribution 2 (18%) - 2 (15%) -
Manufacturing 2 (18%) - 2 (15%) -
Aerospace 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Marketing 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Packaging 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Publishing - - 1 (8%) -
Total 11 - 13 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 11 (100%) - 13 (100%) -
Total 11 - 13 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 5 (45%) - 7 (54%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (45%) - 5 (38%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 11 - 13 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (100%) -
Total 2 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Mazars Group - Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors
1

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
4 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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