Inflexion Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Inflexion Private Equity has acquired 17 companies. It has also invested in 14 others.

Inflexion Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (14%) and information technology (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%) and growth capital (22%). In total, Inflexion Private Equity has invested in 2 US states and 6 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 16 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (45%). Inflexion Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2022 when it sold Marley for $824M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity146
    • M&A Buy Activity99
    • M&A Sell Activity47
  • Total Sectors Invested 34
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 30
  • M&A Advisors 21

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. 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 10 300
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (8.6/yr) # 56 12 10 4 13 4 99
vol $1.2B $623M $1.8B
Sell (4.0/yr) # 27 4 2 2 5 7 47
vol $1.6B $333M $715M $1.5B $4.1B
  146

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pharmaspectra LLC 2022-08-12 100M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.pharmaspectra.com
Virgin Experience Days 2022-07-05 - Secondary Buyout
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom · www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk
SteriPack Group 2022-07-01 - Secondary Buyout
Mullingar, Ireland · www.steripackgroup.com
Global Reach Group 2022-06-09 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.globalreachgroup.com
MYCOM OSI 2022-05-24 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.mycom-osi.com
Marley Ltd. 2022-04-07 824M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Burton on Trent, United Kingdom · www.marley.co.uk
Upperton Pharma Solutions 2022-04-01 - Growth Capital
Nottingham, United Kingdom · www.upperton.com
Astrak UK Ltd. 2022-03-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom · www.astrakgroup.co.uk
Succession Advisory Services Ltd. 2022-03-02 593M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.successionadvisoryservices.com
Alcumus Group Ltd. 2022-02-11 - Secondary Buyout
Cardiff, United Kingdom · www.alcumusgroup.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Times Higher Education 2019-02-01 Inside Higher Ed, Inc. 2022-01-10 1
London, United Kingdom · www.timeshighereducation.com Washington, District of Columbia · www.insidehighered.com
Avantus Aerospace 2015-05-28 Performance Plastics, Inc. 2021-10-26 3
Valencia, California · www.shimtechgroup.com San Diego, California · www.perf-plastics.com
Avantus Aerospace 2015-05-28 Angeles Composite Technologies, Inc. 2021-10-26 2
Valencia, California · www.shimtechgroup.com Port Angeles, Washington · www.acti.aero
Avantus Aerospace 2015-05-28 Shimtech de México S. de R.L. de CV. 2021-09-16 1
Valencia, California · www.shimtechgroup.com Sonora, Mexico
Ocorian Limited 2016-09-01 Nordic Trustee Holding ASA 2021-06-25 5
Jersey, United Kingdom · www.ocorian.com Helsinki, Norway · www.nordictrustee.com
Infront ASA 2021-06-01 Oslo Market Solutions AS 2021-06-04 1
Oslo, Norway · www.infrontfinance.com Oslo, Norway · www.oms.no
Ocorian Limited 2016-09-01 Estera Group Services Limited 2019-07-19 4
Jersey, United Kingdom · www.ocorian.com Belfast, Ireland · www.estera.com
IMD Media Ltd. 2016-09-20 Honeycomb TV 2017-12-21 3
London, United Kingdom · www.peach.me London , United Kingdom · www.honeycomb.tv

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 8 (15%) - 13 (13%) 240M (13%)
Information Technology 7 (13%) - 12 (12%) 115M (6%)
Software 3 (6%) - 6 (6%) 18M (1%)
Insurance 3 (6%) 62M (6%) 5 (5%) 62M (3%)
Financial Services 2 (4%) - 5 (5%) 10M (1%)
Internet Software and Services 2 (4%) 623M (62%) 4 (4%) 663M (36%)
Healthcare Services 1 (2%) - 4 (4%) -
Life Science 3 (6%) - 4 (4%) -
Leisure 1 (2%) 108M (11%) 3 (3%) 220M (12%)
Machinery 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) 146M (8%)
Retail - - 3 (3%) 121M (7%)
Information Services 2 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
Marketing 2 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
Media 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
Aerospace 1 (2%) 220M (22%) 2 (2%) 220M (12%)
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) 34M (2%)
Building Materials - - 2 (2%) -
Communications 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Consumer Products 2 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Staffing 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 2 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Automotive 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Distribution 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Food - - 1 (1%) -
Gaming 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Manufacturing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Packaging 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Publishing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Utilities - - 1 (1%) -
Total 52 $1.0B 99 $1.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 45 (87%) 793M (78%) 91 (92%) 1.5B (87%)
United States 2 (4%) 220M (22%) 3 (3%) 220M (13%)
  California 1 (2%) 220M (22%) 2 (2%) 220M (13%)
  New York 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Netherlands 2 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Spain 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Ireland 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Norway 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 45 (87%) 793M (78%) 91 (92%) 1.5B (87%)
Cross-border 7 (13%) 220M (22%) 8 (8%) 220M (13%)
Total 52 $1.0B 99 $1.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 18 (35%) 793M (78%) 38 (38%) 1.0B (60%)
Growth Capital 16 (31%) - 21 (21%) -
Secondary Buyout 7 (13%) 220M (22%) 20 (20%) 474M (28%)
Divestiture 3 (6%) - 5 (5%) 34M (2%)
Stake Purchase 5 (10%) - 5 (5%) -
Consolidation 2 (4%) - 4 (4%) -
Joint Venture 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
Going Private - - 2 (2%) 174M (10%)
Add-on Acquisition - - 1 (1%) -
Total 52 $1.0B 99 $1.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 20 (43%) 1.0B (25%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 13 (28%) 2.7B (66%)
Trade Sale 7 (15%) 185M (4%)
IPO 4 (9%) -
Stake Sale 2 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (2%) 220M (5%)
Total 47 $4.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Catalyst Corporate Finance
2
Deloitte
1
Pöyry Capital Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Jones Day
4
Taylor Wessing LLP
3
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 10 $3.7B
< $100M 7 $467M
TOTAL $4.1B
Largest Marley Ltd.
$824M (2022-04-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
21%
21 (21%)
Strategic(s)
6%
6 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
47%
22 (47%)
Strategic(s)
45%
21 (45%)

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