Graphite Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Graphite Capital has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Graphite Capital’s most common sectors for investment areconsumer services (12%) and healthcare services (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (70%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, Graphite Capital has invested in 1 US state and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Park Holidays UK for $200M.

In the last 3 years, Graphite Capital has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (22%). Graphite Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold U-POL for $590M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity142
    • M&A Buy Activity78
    • M&A Sell Activity64
  • Total Sectors Invested 30
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 9

Graphite Capital

7 Air Street Soho,
London, W1B 5AD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7825 5300
www.graphitecapital.com
info@graphitecapital.com

Graphite Capital is a private equity firm that seeks mid-market investments in the UK. Target sectors include retail and consumer, manufacturing, services and distribution, financial services, healthcare, leisure, and property. The Firm looks for transactions valued from £30 to £150 million. Prospective transaction situations typically include management buyouts/buy-ins of corporate spin-offs or privately held companies. The Firm also considers roll-outs and consolidation strategies. Graphite Capital was originally formed in 1981 and became independent in 2001. Graphite is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Infrastructure, Insurance, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Packaging, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 30 150
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 68 3 - 2 2 3 78
vol $1.9B $111M $139M $2.1B
Sell (1.8/yr) # 55 4 1 1 1 2 64
vol $2.9B $331M $607M $3.8B
  142

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Opus Talent Solutions 2021-11-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bristol, United Kingdom · www.opustalentsolutions.com
U-POL Ltd. 2021-07-07 590M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.u-pol.com
Lostmy.name Ltd. 2021-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.wonderbly.com
Performance Timber Products Group Ltd. 2021-06-23 17M SEK Add-on Acquisition
Tiptree, United Kingdom · www.ptp-group.co.uk
Higher Ed International 2021-03-25 - Growth Capital
Johannesburg, South Africa · www.higheredpartners.co.za
City and County Healthcare Group Ltd. 2020-12-01 - Unknown
Nottingham, United Kingdom · www.candchealthcare.co.uk
Babble Cloud Ltd. 2020-11-10 139M GBP Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.babble.cloud
Ten10 2020-10-21 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.ten10.com
Hanson Wade 2019-08-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.hansonwade.com
Nottingham Rehab Ltd. 2019-05-05 - Secondary Buyout
Leicestershire, United Kingdom · www.nrshealthcare.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Teaching Personnel Ltd. 2010-07-26 Protocol Education Ltd. 2011-08-15 1
Herts, United Kingdom · www.teachingpersonnel.com London, United Kingdom · www.protocol-education.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Services 2 (10%) 34M (7%) 9 (12%) 234M (11%)
Healthcare Services - - 8 (10%) 115M (5%)
Staffing 2 (10%) 69M (15%) 6 (8%) 356M (17%)
Retail 1 (5%) 77M (17%) 6 (8%) 354M (17%)
Leisure - - 4 (5%) 200M (10%)
Manufacturing - - 4 (5%) 66M (3%)
Financial Services 1 (5%) - 4 (5%) 46M (2%)
Chemicals - - 3 (4%) 200M (10%)
Internet Software and Services 3 (14%) 139M (30%) 3 (4%) 139M (7%)
Business Services 2 (10%) 111M (24%) 3 (4%) 111M (5%)
Restaurants 1 (5%) 32M (7%) 3 (4%) 39M (2%)
Food 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) 60M (3%)
Medical Products 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) 26M (1%)
Technology Hardware - - 2 (3%) 10M (< 1%)
Education 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Information Technology 2 (10%) - 2 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) 108M (5%)
Marketing - - 1 (1%) 42M (2%)
Aerospace 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Automotive - - 1 (1%) -
Beverages - - 1 (1%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Communications - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Information Services 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (1%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (1%) -
Software - - 1 (1%) -
Total 21 $462M 78 $2.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 19 (90%) 462M (100%) 73 (94%) 1.6B (98%)
China 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
South Africa 1 (5%) - 1 (1%) -
United States - - 1 (1%) 42M (2%)
  New York - - 1 (1%) 42M (2%)
France - - 1 (1%) -
Israel - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 19 (90%) 462M (100%) 73 (94%) 1.6B (98%)
Cross-border 2 (10%) - 5 (6%) 42M (2%)
Total 21 $462M 78 $1.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (38%) 34M (7%) 54 (69%) 811M (43%)
Secondary Buyout 10 (48%) 396M (86%) 18 (23%) 1.0B (55%)
Growth Capital 3 (14%) 32M (7%) 5 (6%) 32M (2%)
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Total 21 $462M 78 $1.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 19 (30%) 440M (13%)
Secondary Sale 17 (27%) 1.3B (36%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 16 (25%) 1.7B (50%)
IPO 7 (11%) -
Sold to Management 2 (3%) 52M (1%)
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 64 $3.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Catalyst Corporate Finance
1
McQueen Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Olswang LLP
1
SJ Berwin LLP
1
DLA Piper
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 10 $1.5B
< $100M 15 $618M
TOTAL $2.1B
Largest The National Fostering Agency Ltd.
$200M (2012-01-19)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 12 $3.1B
< $100M 13 $684M
TOTAL $3.8B
Largest U-POL Ltd.
$590M (2021-07-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
23%
18 (23%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
22%
14 (22%)
Strategic(s)
20%
13 (20%)

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