Inflexion Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Inflexion Private Equity has acquired 16 companies. It has also invested in 13 others.

Inflexion Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (14%) and information technology (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and secondary buyout (21%). 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 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (46%). 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 Activity124
    • M&A Buy Activity87
    • M&A Sell Activity37
  • Total Sectors Invested 31
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (8.0/yr) # 47 11 8 9 4 8 87
vol $1.2B $62M $623M $1.8B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 27 - 2 2 2 4 37
vol $1.6B $333M $1.9B
  124

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Detectortesters 2021-09-30 - Growth Capital
Hertfordshire , United Kingdom · www.detectortesters.com
Medivet Partnership LLP (Medivet Veterinary Group) 2021-09-16 - Secondary Buyout
Watford, United Kingdom · www.medivet.co.uk
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd. 2021-08-19 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.sunovion.eu
ANS Group Ltd. 2021-06-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.ans.co.uk
Reed & Mackay Travel Ltd. 2021-05-05 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.reedmac.com
Kynetec 2021-03-19 - Secondary Buyout
Newbury, United Kingdom · www.kynetec.com
CMS Payments Intelligence, Inc. 2021-03-12 - Stake Purchase
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.cmspi.com
Systal Technology Solutions Ltd. 2021-03-08 - Growth Capital
Glasgow, United Kingdom · www.systal.co.uk
DR&P Group Limited 2021-03-03 - Growth Capital
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Pangaea Laboratories Ltd. 2021-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Elstree, United Kingdom · www.pangaea.co.uk
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Ocorian Limited 2016-09-01 Estera Group Services Limited 2019-07-19 4
London, United Kingdom · www.ocorian.com Belfast, Ireland · www.estera.com
Alcumus Holdings Ltd. 2015-10-12 Santia Ltd. 2015-12-02 4
Aylesbury Bucks, United Kingdom · www.alcumusgroup.com Caerphilly, United Kingdom · www.santia.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 8 (15%) 142M (12%) 12 (14%) 240M (13%)
Information Technology 5 (10%) - 9 (10%) 115M (6%)
Financial Services 5 (10%) - 7 (8%) 10M (1%)
Software 5 (10%) - 6 (7%) 18M (1%)
Insurance 3 (6%) 62M (5%) 5 (6%) 62M (3%)
Machinery 2 (4%) 220M (19%) 4 (5%) 366M (20%)
Media 2 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (4%) 623M (54%) 3 (3%) 663M (36%)
Leisure 1 (2%) 108M (9%) 3 (3%) 220M (12%)
Retail - - 3 (3%) 121M (7%)
Healthcare Services - - 3 (3%) -
Life Science 2 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) 34M (2%)
Building Materials 2 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Consumer Products 2 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Information Services 2 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Staffing 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 2 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) -
Automotive 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Communications 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%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Utilities - - 1 (1%) -
Total 52 $1.2B 87 $1.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 47 (90%) 1.2B (100%) 82 (94%) 1.7B (100%)
United States 3 (6%) - 3 (3%) -
  New York 3 (6%) - 3 (3%) -
Spain 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Netherlands 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 47 (90%) 1.2B (100%) 82 (94%) 1.7B (100%)
Cross-border 5 (10%) - 5 (6%) -
Total 52 $1.2B 87 $1.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 20 (38%) 793M (69%) 36 (41%) 1.0B (60%)
Secondary Buyout 8 (15%) 362M (31%) 18 (21%) 474M (28%)
Growth Capital 12 (23%) - 14 (16%) -
Stake Purchase 7 (13%) - 7 (8%) -
Divestiture 5 (10%) - 6 (7%) 34M (2%)
Going Private - - 2 (2%) 174M (10%)
Joint Venture - - 2 (2%) -
Add-on Acquisition - - 1 (1%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) -
Total 52 $1.2B 87 $1.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 17 (46%) 1.0B (54%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (19%) 477M (25%)
Trade Sale 6 (16%) 185M (10%)
IPO 4 (11%) -
Stake Sale 2 (5%) -
Divestiture 1 (3%) 220M (12%)
Total 37 $1.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Catalyst Corporate Finance
2
Marl Partners LLP (dba Marlborough Partners)
1
Ingenious Corporate Finance Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Jones Day
4
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
2
Taylor Wessing 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
Investor(s)
23%
20 (23%)
Strategic(s)
7%
6 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
51%
19 (51%)
Strategic(s)
38%
14 (38%)

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