Inflexion Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Inflexion Private Equity has acquired 21 companies. It has also invested in 11 others.

Inflexion Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are business services (13%) and information technology (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (45%) and secondary buyout (22%). In total, Inflexion Private Equity has invested in 1 US state and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired UKFast.Net for $623M.

In the last 3 years, Inflexion Private Equity has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (47%). Inflexion Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold UK Power Reserve for $333M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity111
    • M&A Buy Activity79
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 30
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 18

Inflexion Private Equity

47 Queen Anne Street,
London, W1G 9JG
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7487 9888
www.inflexion.com
info@inflexion.com

Inflexion Private Equity is a private investment firm that specializes in investments in UK-based founder and family-owned businesses. Inflexion is a generalist investor and does not target any specific industry sectors. Prospective businesses generally have at least £2 million of growing EBITDA and are valued up to £100 million. Inflexion Private Equity was formed in 1999 and has offices in London and Manchester.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Insurance, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Retail, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 200
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (7.8/yr) # 40 7 11 8 9 4 79
vol $1.1B $63M $62M $623M $1.8B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 24 3 - 2 2 1 32
vol $1.6B $333M $1.9B
  111

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sparta Global Ltd. 2020-10-13 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.spartaglobal.com
Auxadi Contables & Consultores S.A. 2020-09-01 - Stake Purchase
Madrid, Spain · www.auxadi.com
Glide Group 2020-06-01 - Secondary Buyout
Clevedon, United Kingdom · www.glidegroup.co.uk
Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 2020-06-01 - Divestiture
Leeds, United Kingdom · www.rosemontpharma.com
Marston Holdings Limited 2020-01-20 - Stake Purchase
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.marstonholdings.co.uk
Aspen Pumps Ltd. 2019-12-18 - Secondary Buyout
East Sussex, United Kingdom · www.aspenpumps.com
Ridgewall Ltd. 2019-11-22 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.ridgewall.co.uk
Goals Soccer Centres plc 2019-10-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
East Kilbride, United Kingdom · www.goalsplc.co.uk
Pharmaspectra LLC 2019-10-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.pharmaspectra.com
Marley Ltd. 2019-08-20 - Divestiture
Burton on Trent, United Kingdom · www.marley.co.uk
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Ocorian Limited 2016-09-01 Newgate Compliance Ltd. 2020-09-29 3
London, United Kingdom · www.ocorian.com London, United Kingdom · www.newgatecompliance.com
Bollington Wilson Group 2017-11-01 Watson Laurie Ltd. 2020-08-17 4
Cheshire, United Kingdom · www.bollington.com Bolton, United Kingdom · www.watsonlaurie.co.uk
Alcumus Holdings Ltd. 2015-10-12 ContractorCheck 2020-06-30 4
Aylesbury Bucks, United Kingdom · www.alcumusgroup.com Toronto, Ontario · www.contractorcheck.ca
Alcumus Holdings Ltd. 2015-10-12 Banyard Solutions Ltd. 2020-06-30 3
Aylesbury Bucks, United Kingdom · www.alcumusgroup.com Southampton, United Kingdom · www.banyardsolutions.co.uk
Global Reach Partners Ltd. 2016-03-14 EncoreFX, Inc. 2020-05-15 2
London, United Kingdom · www.globalreach-partners.com Victoria, British Columbia · www.encorefx.com
Ocorian Limited 2016-09-01 Allegro S.à r.l. 2020-04-20 2
London, United Kingdom · www.ocorian.com Luxembourg, Luxembourg · www.allegrofunds.com
Bollington Wilson Group 2017-11-01 Ashgrove Insurance Services Ltd. 2020-01-15 3
Cheshire, United Kingdom · www.bollington.com Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom · www.ashgroveinsurance.co.uk
Shimtech Industries Ltd. 2015-05-28 Fastener Technology Corp. 2019-12-13 1
Hayes, United Kingdom · www.shimtechgroup.com North Hollywood, California · www.ftc-usa.com
Alcumus Holdings Ltd. 2015-10-12 eCompliance Management Solutions, Inc. 2019-08-02 2
Aylesbury Bucks, United Kingdom · www.alcumusgroup.com Toronto, Ontario · www.ecompliance.com
Ocorian Limited 2016-09-01 Estera Group Services Limited 2019-07-19 1
London, United Kingdom · www.ocorian.com Belfast, Ireland · www.estera.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 8 (16%) 205M (17%) 10 (13%) 240M (13%)
Information Technology 4 (8%) - 8 (10%) 115M (6%)
Financial Services 5 (10%) - 7 (9%) 10M (1%)
Software 4 (8%) - 5 (6%) 18M (1%)
Media 3 (6%) - 5 (6%) -
Machinery 2 (4%) 220M (18%) 4 (5%) 366M (20%)
Insurance 3 (6%) 62M (5%) 4 (5%) 62M (3%)
Internet Software and Services 2 (4%) 623M (51%) 3 (4%) 663M (36%)
Leisure 1 (2%) 108M (9%) 3 (4%) 220M (12%)
Retail - - 3 (4%) 121M (7%)
Healthcare Services 1 (2%) - 3 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) 34M (2%)
Building Materials 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Information Services 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Life Science 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) -
Automotive 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Products 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Food - - 1 (1%) -
Gaming 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Medical Products 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Publishing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Utilities - - 1 (1%) -
Total 49 $1.2B 79 $1.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 44 (90%) 1.2B (100%) 74 (94%) 1.7B (100%)
United States 3 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
  New York 3 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Spain 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Netherlands 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 44 (90%) 1.2B (100%) 74 (94%) 1.7B (100%)
Cross-border 5 (10%) - 5 (6%) -
Total 49 $1.2B 79 $1.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 20 (41%) 856M (70%) 35 (44%) 1.0B (60%)
Secondary Buyout 9 (18%) 362M (30%) 17 (22%) 474M (28%)
Growth Capital 9 (18%) - 11 (14%) -
Divestiture 4 (8%) - 5 (6%) 34M (2%)
Stake Purchase 5 (10%) - 5 (6%) -
Going Private - - 2 (3%) 174M (10%)
Joint Venture - - 2 (3%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Consolidation 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 49 $1.2B 79 $1.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 15 (47%) 1.0B (54%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (22%) 477M (25%)
Trade Sale 4 (13%) 185M (10%)
IPO 4 (13%) -
Divestiture 1 (3%) 220M (12%)
Stake Sale 1 (3%) -
Total 32 $1.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Catalyst Corporate Finance
2
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Daiwa Corporate Advisory Ltd. (DC Advisory)
1
Legal Deals
Jones Day
4
Taylor Wessing LLP
2
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 7 $1.4B
< $100M 11 $415M
TOTAL $1.8B
Largest UKFast.Net Ltd.
$623M (2018-12-21)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 7 $1.5B
< $100M 6 $367M
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest UK Power Reserve Ltd.
$333M (2018-05-31)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
84%
21 84%
Strategic(s)
16%
4 16%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
57%
16 57%
Strategic(s)
43%
12 43%

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