HSBC Private Equity UK Mergers and Acquisitions Summary


HSBC Private Equity UK’s most common sectors for investment areenergy services and equipment (34%) and packaging (34%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (67%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2009 when it acquired Viking Moorings for $262M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (67%). HSBC Private Equity UK’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Britton Group for $139M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1

HSBC Private Equity UK

8 Canada Square,
London, E14 5HQ
United Kingdom
+44 20 7991 8888

HSBC Private Equity UK (HPE) is the UK mid-market private equity investment business of the HSBC Group. HPE focuses on partnering with management teams and clients of HSBC Bank in management buyout, replacement capital and development capital opportunities with an equity requirement from £10 million and enterprise values of £20 to £300 million. HPE will consider opportunities in a wide range of sectors, including software, business services, energy services/equipment, and technology. HPE was formed in 2007 and is based in London, HSBC Capital has become Graycliff partners on Dec 2011.

Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Software, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 -
Enterprise Value 20 300
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $380M $380M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $192M $192M

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Viking Moorings Ltd. 2017-12-04 - Trade Sale
Aberdeen, United Kingdom ·
Britton Group Ltd. 2011-04-15 139M GBP Secondary Sale
Winsford, United Kingdom ·
Amtech Group Ltd. 2010-03-01 54M GBP Secondary Sale
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom ·
Viking Moorings Ltd. 2009-07-27 262M GBP Secondary Buyout
Aberdeen, United Kingdom ·
Britton Group Ltd. 2008-02-25 119M GBP Secondary Buyout
Winsford, United Kingdom ·
Amtech Group Ltd. 2006-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom ·
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (33%) 262M (69%)
Packaging - - 1 (33%) 119M (31%)
Software - - 1 (33%) -
Total - - 3 $380M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom - - 3 (100%) 380M (100%)
Total - - 3 $380M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (67%) 380M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (33%) -
Total - - 3 $380M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (67%) 192M (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $192M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $380M
Largest Viking Moorings Ltd.
$262M (2009-07-27)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $139M
< $100M 1 $54M
Largest Britton Group Ltd.
$139M (2011-04-15)

M&A Connections

Acquired from
2 (67%)
Exited to
2 (67%)
1 (33%)


When was HSBC Private Equity UK founded?

HSBC Private Equity UK was founded in 2007.

Where is HSBC Private Equity UK headquartered?

HSBC Private Equity UK is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

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