Hilco Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Hilco Capital has acquired 5 companies.

Hilco Capital’s most common sectors for investment are retail (70%) and building materials (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (54%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%). 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 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10

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, Building Materials, Consumer Products, Distribution, Engineering, Food, Furniture, Manufacturing, Marine, Retail

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

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 (1.2/yr) # 7 1 2 1 1 1 13
vol $49M $49M
Sell (0.8/yr) # - - 1 - 2 1 4
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Staples UK Ltd. 2020-08-08 - Add-on Acquisition
High Wycombe, United Kingdom · www.staples.co.uk
Anglia Crown Ltd. 2020-03-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Essex, United Kingdom · www.angliacrown.co.uk
Bentley & Co. Ltd. 2019-11-26 - Secondary Buyout
Montreal, Quebec · www.shopbentley.com
Sweetcroft Ltd. 2019-03-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Middlesex, United Kingdom · www.chapelle.co.uk
HMV Canada, Inc. 2019-02-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.hmv.ca
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
Moores Furniture Group Ltd. 2017-11-01 - Divestiture
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.moores.co.uk
Misco Technologies Ltd. 2017-03-27 - Divestiture
Northampton, United Kingdom · www.misco.co.uk
Staples UK Ltd. 2016-11-17 - Divestiture
High Wycombe, United Kingdom · www.staples.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
Denby Retail Ltd. (Denby Pottery) 2009-02-01 Burgess and Leigh Ltd. 2010-09-01 1
Derbyshire, United Kingdom · www.denby.co.uk Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom · www.burleigh.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 3 (50%) 46M (100%) 9 (69%) 49M (100%)
Building Materials 1 (17%) - 1 (8%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (8%) -
Food 1 (17%) - 1 (8%) -
Marine 1 (17%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 6 $46M 13 $49M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 5 (83%) 46M (100%) 10 (77%) 46M (94%)
Canada 1 (17%) - 2 (15%) 3M (6%)
  Quebec 1 (17%) - 1 (8%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (8%) 3M (6%)
Ireland - - 1 (8%) -
Total 6 $46M 13 $49M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 2 (33%) - 7 (54%) 3M (6%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (50%) 46M (100%) 5 (38%) 46M (94%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (17%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 6 $46M 13 $49M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (75%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (25%) -
Total 4 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $49M
TOTAL $49M
Largest Denby Retail Ltd. (Denby Pottery)
$46M (2009-02-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
13%
1 13%
Strategic(s)
88%
7 88%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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