HSBC Private Equity UK Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, HSBC Private Equity UK has invested in 1 company.

HSBC Private Equity UK’s most common sectors for investment are energy services and equipment (25%) and packaging (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (50%) and acquisition financing (25%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2009 when it acquired Viking Moorings for $262M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%). 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 Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • 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
www.hsbcnet.com/pi/uk

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 3 - - - 1 - 4
vol $380M $380M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $192M $192M
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Operam Education Group 2019-03-11 - Acquisition Financing
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Britton Group Ltd. 2011-04-15 139M GBP Secondary Buyout
Winsford, United Kingdom · www.brittongroup.com
Amtech Group Ltd. 2010-03-01 54M GBP Secondary Buyout
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · www.amtech.co.uk
Viking Moorings Ltd. 2009-07-27 262M GBP Secondary Buyout
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.viking-moorings.com
Britton Group Ltd. 2008-02-25 119M GBP Secondary Buyout
Winsford, United Kingdom · www.brittongroup.com
Amtech Group Ltd. 2006-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · www.amtech.co.uk
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Operam Education Group 2019-03-11 The Education Specialists 2019-03-11 2
Barnsley, United Kingdom Liverpool, United Kingdom · www.tessupply.co.uk
Operam Education Group 2019-03-11 Teachers UK 2019-03-11 1
Barnsley, United Kingdom Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom · www.teachers-uk.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (50%) 262M (100%) 1 (25%) 262M (69%)
Packaging - - 1 (25%) 119M (31%)
Software - - 1 (25%) -
Staffing 1 (50%) - 1 (25%) -
Total 2 $262M 4 $380M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 2 (100%) 262M (100%) 4 (100%) 380M (100%)
Total 2 $262M 4 $380M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 1 (50%) 262M (100%) 2 (50%) 380M (100%)
Acquisition Financing 1 (50%) - 1 (25%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (25%) -
Total 2 $262M 4 $380M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (100%) 192M (100%)
Total 2 $192M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $380M
TOTAL $380M
Largest Viking Moorings Ltd.
$262M (2009-07-27)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $139M
< $100M 1 $54M
TOTAL $192M
Largest Britton Group Ltd.
$139M (2011-04-15)

M&A Connections

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

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