Hilco Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Hilco Capital has acquired 3 companies.

Hilco Capital’s most common sectors for investment are retail (60%) and consumer products (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (60%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%). In total, Hilco Capital has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2009 when it acquired Denby Retail for $46M.

In the last 3 years, Hilco Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is bankruptcy (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Hilco Capital

80 New Bond Street,
London, W1S 1SB
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7317 2050
www.hilcocapital.com

Hilco Capital is the investment arm of financial advisory group Hilco Global. Hilco Capital principally seeks to acquire or provide funding to UK-based companies in the retail, consumer products, manufacturing, engineering, and distribution sectors. The Firm will invest equity or debt capital and can invest up to £150 million per transaction. Hilco has a special interest acquiring troubled or distressed companies. Hilco Capital was formed in 2000 and is headquartered in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Consumer Products, Distribution, Engineering, Furniture, Manufacturing, Retail

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 150
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 6 1 1 1 - 1 10
vol $46M $46M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - 1 - - - 1
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Anglia Crown Ltd. 2020-03-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Essex, United Kingdom · www.angliacrown.co.uk
HHGL Ltd. 2018-05-25 - Divestiture
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · www.homebase.co.uk
Misco Technologies Ltd. 2017-12-12 - Bankruptcy
Northampton, United Kingdom · www.misco.co.uk
Misco Technologies Ltd. 2017-03-27 - Divestiture
Northampton, United Kingdom · www.misco.co.uk
Staples UK Ltd. 2016-11-17 - Divestiture
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.staples.co.uk
The Jewellery Outlet Ltd. (dba Chapelle Jewellery) 2015-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nottingham, United Kingdom · www.chapelle.co.uk
Bank Fashion Ltd. 2014-11-25 - Divestiture
Bury, United Kingdom · www.bankfashion.co.uk
Xtra-vision Ltd. 2013-06-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dublin, Ireland · www.xtra-vision.ie
HMV Canada, Inc. 2011-06-01 - Divestiture
Toronto, Ontario · www.hmv.ca
Habitat Retail Ltd, 2010-02-05 - Divestiture
Widnes, United Kingdom · www.habitat.co.uk
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
HHGL Ltd. 2018-05-25 Bathstore.com Ltd. 2019-07-23 1
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · www.homebase.co.uk Ripon, United Kingdom · www.bathstore.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 6 (67%) 46M (100%) 6 (60%) 46M (100%)
Consumer Products 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (10%) -
Food 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Furniture 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 9 $46M 10 $46M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 7 (78%) 46M (100%) 8 (80%) 46M (100%)
Canada 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
  Ontario 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Ireland 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 9 $46M 10 $46M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 5 (56%) - 6 (60%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (44%) 46M (100%) 4 (40%) 46M (100%)
Total 9 $46M 10 $46M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Bankruptcy 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $46M
TOTAL $46M
Largest Denby Retail Ltd.
$46M (2009-02-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
6 100%

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