Ion Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Ion Equity’s most common sectors for investment are business services (20%) and leisure (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include stake purchase (40%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (30%). In total, Ion Equity has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Ocean Media Group for $41M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Ion Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2009 when it sold SWS Group for $563M.

Join Mergr to view Ion Equity’s full profile and discover more small private equity firms just like it.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Ion Equity Ltd.

15 Pembroke St Lower,
Dublin,
Ireland
+ 353 (0)1 611 0500
www.ionequity.com
info@ionequity.com

Ion Equity is a private equity firm focused on making investments in UK and Ireland based cash-flow businesses with strong assets. Ion seeks companies valued from €50 to €500 million and will consider funding acquisitions, buyouts, recapitalizations, take privates, and restructurings. Ion Equity is a generalist investor, however the firm has a strong interest in energy, services, retail, media, and property related businesses. Ion Equity maintains offices in London and Dublin.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Leisure, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Publishing, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 50 500
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
vol $41M $41M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $707M $707M
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Harvest Energy Ltd. 2015-06-26 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.harvestenergy.co.uk
Southwestern Business Process Services Ltd 2014-08-14 39M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Clonakilty, Ireland · www.southwestern.ie
Ocean Media Group Ltd. 2012-01-19 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.oceanmedia.co.uk
SWS Group Ltd. 2009-12-01 563M EUR Trade Sale
Bandon Co. Cork, Ireland · www.swsnaturalresources.ie
Pillo Hotel & Spa Galway 2008-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Galway, Ireland · www.pillohotelgalway.com
Harvest Energy Ltd. 2007-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.harvestenergy.co.uk
Ocean Media Group Ltd. 2007-10-15 104M USD Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.oceanmedia.co.uk
Resource Property Investment Fund 2007-01-01 - Stake Purchase
, Ireland
SWS Group Ltd. 2006-12-01 - Stake Purchase
Bandon Co. Cork, Ireland · www.swsnaturalresources.ie
Southwestern Business Process Services Ltd 2006-12-01 - Stake Purchase
Clonakilty, Ireland · www.southwestern.ie
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Publishing 1 (50%) - 2 (20%) 41M (100%)
Business Services - - 2 (20%) -
Leisure - - 2 (20%) -
Retail - - 2 (20%) -
Real Estate 1 (50%) - 1 (10%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (10%) -
Total 2 - 10 $41M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Ireland 1 (50%) - 7 (70%) -
United Kingdom 1 (50%) - 3 (30%) 41M (100%)
Domestic 1 (50%) - 7 (70%) -
Cross-border 1 (50%) - 3 (30%) 41M (100%)
Total 2 - 10 $41M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Stake Purchase 1 (50%) - 4 (40%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 3 (30%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (10%) 41M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (50%) - 1 (10%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (10%) -
Total 2 - 10 $41M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (50%) 563M (80%)
Secondary Sale 1 (25%) 104M (15%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (25%) 39M (6%)
Total 4 $707M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $41M
TOTAL $41M
Largest Ocean Media Group Ltd.
$41M (2006-07-14)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $667M
< $100M 1 $39M
TOTAL $707M
Largest SWS Group Ltd.
$563M (2009-12-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%

 Subscribe to unlock this and 156,669
investor and company profiles

Sign-up today to get full access

  • check  Unlimited Searches
  • check  Unlimited Profile Views
  • check  Build and Export Lists of
    • PE Backed Companies
    • Direct Investors & Acquirers
    • Advisors
    • Deals
    • & More

What's Mergr?

We built Mergr to save people the arduous and time-consuming process of tracking when companies are bought, sold, and who currently owns them.

Every day, new opportunities emerge around M&A and we help professionals of all types comb through transactions, investors, and corporate acquirers via an easy-to-use web database that is accessible to anyone.

Try us for 1 week free today!

Mergr, the Easiest-to-Use PE and M&A DB


Key Benefits

  • Stay informed on events in your industry
  • M&A research that takes seconds (not all afternoon)
  • Better understand your customers and prospects
  • Discover active buyers (or sellers)
Search
  • 4.0K Private Equity Firms
  • 145K M&A Transactions
  • 153K Companies Involved in M&A
    (Buyer, Seller, or Target)
  • 3.1K M&A Advisors
    (Investment Banks and Law Firms)
  • 45K M&A Contacts
    (PE and M&A Advisors)

Ready to try?

Join FREE for 1 Week

No obligation. Cancel anytime.