Kester Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Kester Capital has acquired 1 company.

Kester Capital’s most common sectors for investment are media (23%) and food (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (78%) and divestiture (12%). In total, Kester Capital has invested in 3 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Ironshore for $1.0B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 1

Kester Capital

24 Grosvenor Street,
London, W1S 4FF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 3747 5700
www.kestercapital.com
contactus@kestercapital.com

Kester Capital is a private equity firm focused on middle-market company investments in the UK. The Firm's target investment size is £5 to £25 million per transaction. Kester Capital was established in 2007 as Greenhill Capital Partners Europe, the European private equity arm of Greenhill & Co Inc. The Firm is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Internet Software and Services, Media

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 8 - - - 1 - 9
vol $1.0B $1.0B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 1 - - - - 5
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
You Garden Ltd. 2019-10-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Norfolk, United Kingdom · www.yougarden.com
Garrets International Ltd. 2016-01-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Romford, United Kingdom · www.garrets.com
AgriBriefing Ltd. 2015-07-13 - Secondary Buyout
London, United States · www.agribriefing.com
Ironshore, Inc. 2014-06-17 - IPO
Hamilton, Bermuda · www.ironshore.com
Frontier Medical, Inc. 2013-12-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fullerton, California · www.frontier-group.co.uk
Chiltern International, Inc. 2013-12-01 - Sold to Management
Bristol, Tennessee · www.chiltern.com
Travel Entertainment Group Ltd. 2013-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom
World Trade Group Ltd. 2012-06-04 47M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United States · www.wtgevents.com
Garrets International Ltd. 2012-04-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Romford, United Kingdom · www.garrets.com
AgriBriefing Ltd. 2012-03-19 - Divestiture
London, United States · www.agribriefing.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Frontier Medical, Inc. 2013-12-10 Frontier Medical - Infection Prevention Business 2020-07-14 1
Fullerton, California · www.frontier-group.co.uk Blackwood, United Kingdom

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media 1 (25%) 47M (100%) 2 (22%) 47M (4%)
Insurance - - 1 (11%) 1.0B (96%)
Food - - 1 (11%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
Leisure - - 1 (11%) -
Life Science - - 1 (11%) -
Medical Products 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
Retail 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 4 $47M 9 $1.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (75%) 47M (100%) 5 (56%) 47M (4%)
  California 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (11%) -
United Kingdom 1 (25%) - 3 (33%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (11%) 1.0B (96%)
Total 4 $47M 9 $1.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (75%) 47M (100%) 7 (78%) 1.0B (100%)
Divestiture - - 1 (11%) -
Growth Capital 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 4 $47M 9 $1.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 1 (20%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (20%) -
Sold to Management 1 (20%) -
Trade Sale 1 (20%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (20%) -
Total 5 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Travers Smith LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
< $100M 1 $47M
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest Ironshore, Inc.
$1.0B (2007-01-03)

M&A Connections

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

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