Kennet Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Kennet Partners has invested in 1 company.

Kennet Partners’ most common sectors for investment aresoftware (37%) and internet software and services (25%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (44%) and growth capital (32%). In total, Kennet Partners has invested in 10 US states and 10 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2009 when it acquired Buy Vip S.L. for $15M.

In the last 3 years, Kennet Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (80%). Kennet Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2000 when it sold Altitun AB for $872M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity81
    • M&A Buy Activity41
    • M&A Sell Activity40
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 46
  • M&A Advisors 1

Kennet Partners

Kennet Partners Ltd.

First Floor 9-11 Kingly Street,
London, W1B 5PH
United Kingdom
+44-20-3004-3250
www.kennet.com
info@kennet.com

Kennet Partners is a private investment firm that invests in fast-growing companies providing information technology products and technology-enabled services. Kennet typically commits $10 to $50 million of equity per transaction in companies with revenues up to $50 million. The Firm generally invests in businesses located in Western Europe and the US. In addition to providing growth capital, Kennet also finances private mergers, shareholder liquidity needs, corporate divestitures or spin-outs, and restructuring situations. Kennet Partners was formed in 1997 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Communications, Digital Media, E-Commerce, Education, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Retail, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Nordic

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 4 50
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 38 2 1 - - - 41
vol $23M $23M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 34 1 3 - - 2 40
vol $2.3B $150M $2.4B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
eloomi A/S 2024-01-18 - Trade Sale
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.eloomi.com
Mineral, Inc. 2024-01-09 - Trade Sale
Portland, Oregon · www.trustmineral.com
Revolution Prep LLC 2021-06-23 - Secondary Sale
Santa Monica, California · www.revolutionprep.com
Dext Software Ltd. 2021-04-14 - Stake Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.dext.com
nudge Global Ltd. 2021-03-26 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.nudge-global.com
Nuxeo 2021-03-04 - Trade Sale
Brooklyn, New York · www.nuxeo.com
Rimilia Holdings Ltd. 2020-10-02 150M USD Trade Sale
Worcs, United Kingdom · www.rimilia.com
Codility Ltd. 2020-01-30 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.codility.com
Spatial Networks, Inc. 2020-01-06 - Venture
St. Petersburg, Florida · www.spatialnetworks.com
eloomi A/S 2019-07-31 - Venture
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.eloomi.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 2 (25%) - 15 (37%) 8M (35%)
Internet Software and Services 4 (50%) - 10 (24%) -
Information Technology 1 (13%) - 6 (15%) -
Semiconductors - - 4 (10%) -
Marketing 1 (13%) - 2 (5%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (2%) 15M (65%)
Information Services - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (2%) -
Total 8 - 41 $23M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (50%) - 19 (46%) 8M (35%)
  California 2 (25%) - 6 (15%) -
  New York - - 3 (7%) -
  Florida 1 (13%) - 2 (5%) -
  Washington - - 2 (5%) 8M (35%)
  Utah 1 (13%) - 1 (2%) -
  Texas - - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 3 (38%) - 9 (22%) -
Spain - - 3 (7%) 15M (65%)
Germany 1 (13%) - 2 (5%) -
France - - 2 (5%) -
Netherlands - - 2 (5%) -
Belgium - - 1 (2%) -
Denmark - - 1 (2%) -
Portugal - - 1 (2%) -
Sweden - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 3 (38%) - 9 (22%) -
Cross-border 5 (63%) - 32 (78%) 23M (100%)
Total 8 - 41 $23M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 5 (63%) - 18 (44%) 23M (100%)
Growth Capital 3 (38%) - 13 (32%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 9 (22%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 8 - 41 $23M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 18 (45%) 2.4B (100%)
Trade Sale 15 (38%) -
Secondary Sale 5 (13%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Stake Sale 1 (3%) -
Total 40 $2.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Osborne Clarke
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $23M
TOTAL $23M
Largest Buy Vip S.L.
$15M (2009-04-14)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $2.1B
< $100M 5 $358M
TOTAL $2.4B
Largest Altitun AB
$872M (2000-05-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
15%
6 (15%)
Strategic(s)
80%
32 (80%)

FAQ

When was Kennet Partners founded?

Kennet Partners was founded in 1997.

What type of investor is Kennet Partners?

Kennet Partners is a growth capital firm.

Where is Kennet Partners headquartered?

Kennet Partners is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does Kennet Partners have under management?

Kennet Partners has 700M USD under management.

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