Hermes GPE Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Hermes GPE’s most common sectors for investment are leisure (50%) and retail (50%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (100%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Merlin Entertainments for $112M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%). Hermes GPE’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Merlin Entertainments for $158M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1

Hermes GPE

150 Cheapside,
London, EC2V 6ET
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7680 3880
www.hermesgpe.com
contact@hermesgpe.com

Hermes GPE is a global investor in private equity funds as well as direct co-investor. The Firm manages assets on behalf of institutional investors with a focus on private markets. Hermes GPE is headquartered in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Renewable Energy

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Asia/Pacific, Central Asia/India

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 250 500
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $189M $189M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $184M $184M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Works Stores Ltd. 2008-05-06 26M GBP Secondary Buyout
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom · www.theworks.co.uk
Merlin Entertainments plc 2005-05-23 158M GBP Secondary Buyout
Poole, United Kingdom · www.merlinentertainments.biz
The Works Stores Ltd. 2005-04-01 78M GBP Secondary Buyout
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom · www.theworks.co.uk
Merlin Entertainments plc 2004-02-01 112M GBP Secondary Buyout
Poole, United Kingdom · www.merlinentertainments.biz
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Leisure - - 1 (50%) 112M (59%)
Retail - - 1 (50%) 78M (41%)
Total - - 2 $189M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom - - 2 (100%) 189M (100%)
Total - - 2 $189M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (100%) 189M (100%)
Total - - 2 $189M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (100%) 184M (100%)
Total 2 $184M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $112M
< $100M 1 $78M
TOTAL $189M
Largest Merlin Entertainments plc
$112M (2004-02-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $158M
< $100M 1 $26M
TOTAL $184M
Largest Merlin Entertainments plc
$158M (2005-05-23)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%

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