Harwood Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Harwood Private Equity has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Harwood Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (20%) and food (20%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (60%) and going private (20%). In total, Harwood Private Equity has invested in 4 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2016 when it acquired Journey Group for $49M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 2

Harwood Private Equity

Harwood Private Equity LLP

6 Stratton Street,
London, W1J 8LD
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7640 3200
www.harwoodpe.co.uk
privateequity@harwoodcapital.co.uk

Harwood Private Equity is a private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in lower middle-market UK-based companies valued up to £50 million. The Firm does not have any sector preferences and will consider a variety of investment situations including buyouts and take privates. Harwood Private Equity was established in 1999 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Healthcare Services, Internet Software and Services, Media, Packaging

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 2 3 2 2 - 1 10
vol $49M $29M $79M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Crest Foods Co., Inc. 2024-02-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ashton, Illinois · www.crestfoods.com
SMT Corp. 2022-09-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sandy Hook, Connecticut · www.smtcorp.com
Mr Fothergill’s Seeds 2022-02-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Suffolk, United Kingdom · www.mr-fothergills.co.uk
WaterBox LLC 2021-12-17 - Growth Capital
Brea, California · www.waterboxllc.com
3BL Media LLC 2021-06-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Northampton, Massachusetts · www.3blmedia.com
Medica Packaging Ltd. 2020-12-18 - Secondary Buyout
Crewe, United Kingdom · www.medicapackaging.com
Assisi Pet Care Ltd. 2020-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom · www.assisipetcare.com
HML Holdings plc 2020-07-31 29M GBP Going Private
Richmond, United Kingdom · www.hmlgroup.com
Journey Group PLC 2016-11-15 49M GBP Going Private
Gardena, California · www.airfayre.com
CoventBridge Group Ltd. 2016-03-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Jacksonville, Florida · www.coventbridge.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Assisi Pet Care Ltd. 2020-09-01 Maced sp. z o. o. 2022-02-14 1
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom · www.assisipetcare.com Polanow, Poland · www.maced.com.pl
CoventBridge Group Ltd. 2016-03-11 GlobalOptions Services, Inc. 2016-03-11 2
Jacksonville, Florida · www.coventbridge.com Orlando, Florida · 5955 T.G. Lee Boulevard. Suite 600

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (20%) 29M (37%) 2 (20%) 29M (37%)
Food 2 (20%) - 2 (20%) -
Airlines 1 (10%) 49M (63%) 1 (10%) 49M (63%)
Agriculture 1 (10%) - 1 (10%) -
Beverages 1 (10%) - 1 (10%) -
Distribution 1 (10%) - 1 (10%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (10%) - 1 (10%) -
Packaging 1 (10%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $79M 10 $79M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (50%) 49M (63%) 5 (50%) 49M (63%)
  California 2 (20%) 49M (63%) 2 (20%) 49M (63%)
  Massachusetts 1 (10%) - 1 (10%) -
  Illinois 1 (10%) - 1 (10%) -
  Connecticut 1 (10%) - 1 (10%) -
United Kingdom 5 (50%) 29M (37%) 5 (50%) 29M (37%)
  Florida 1 (10%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $79M 10 $79M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (60%) - 6 (60%) -
Going Private 2 (20%) 79M (100%) 2 (20%) 79M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (10%) - 1 (10%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (10%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $79M 10 $79M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $79M
TOTAL $79M
Largest Journey Group PLC
$49M (2016-11-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
10%
1 (10%)

FAQ

When was Harwood Private Equity founded?

Harwood Private Equity was founded in 1999.

What type of investor is Harwood Private Equity?

Harwood Private Equity is a private equity firm.

Where is Harwood Private Equity headquartered?

Harwood Private Equity is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does Harwood Private Equity have under management?

Harwood Private Equity has 700M GBP under management.

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