Key Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Key Capital Partners has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 3 others.

Key Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are staffing (20%) and food (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (53%) and growth capital (34%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2009 when it acquired TSC Foods for $37M.

In the last 3 years, Key Capital Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (38%). Key Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold WHP Telecoms for $58M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity29
    • M&A Buy Activity21
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 1

Key Capital Partners LLP

13 Park Place,
Leeds, LS1 2SJ
United Kingdom
0113 426 4110
www.keycapitalpartners.co.uk
owen.trotter@keycapitalpartners.co.uk

Key Capital Partners is a private equity group focused on making smaller investments in profitable, growing, UK-based companies. Key looks to support companies across all sectors, providing £3 to £15 million of equity capital. Prospective transaction situations include management buyouts/buy-ins, development capital needs, acquisition financings, shareholder restructurings, and refinancings. Key Capital Partners was founded in 2007 and is based in Birmingham, UK with additional offices in Leeds and Cambridge.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Food, Furniture, Manufacturing, Plastics, Publishing, Retail, Staffing

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 3 15
Enterprise Value 5 30
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 16 1 4 - - - 21
vol $73M $73M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 5 - - 2 1 - 8
vol $92M $92M
  29

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Siamo Group Ltd. 2019-01-03 - Sold to Management
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.siamogroup.com
Alliance in Partnership Ltd. 2018-12-11 - Add-on Acquisition
West Midlands, United Kingdom · www.allianceinpartnership.co.uk
Midland Industrial Glass Ltd. 2018-10-31 - Sold to Management
Smethwick, United Kingdom · www.miglass.com
Sparta Global Ltd 2017-09-18 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.spartaglobal.com
YorkTest Laboratories 2017-07-24 - Secondary Buyout
Huntington, United Kingdom · www.yorktest.com
The Kite Factory 2017-07-18 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.thekitefactorymedia.com
Construction Materials Online Ltd. 2017-05-22 - Growth Capital
Plymouth, United Kingdom · www.constructionmaterialsonline.co.uk
Routes Healthcare Ltd 2016-09-21 - Growth Capital
Macclesfield, United Kingdom · www.routeshealthcare.com
WHP Telecoms Ltd. 2015-05-05 58M GBP Secondary Buyout
Warrington, United Kingdom · www.whptelecoms.com
Nurse Plus Ltd. 2015-01-05 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.nurseplusuk.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Pandora Books Ltd. 2008-04-01 Badger Publishing 2009-01-06 1
Kings Lynn, United Kingdom · www.pandorabooks.co.uk Stevenage, United Kingdom · www.badgerlearning.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Staffing 2 (15%) - 4 (19%) -
Food - - 2 (10%) 54M (74%)
Furniture - - 2 (10%) 19M (26%)
Healthcare Services 2 (15%) - 2 (10%) -
Retail 2 (15%) - 2 (10%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Building Materials 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Business Services 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Communications - - 1 (5%) -
Construction 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Information Technology 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (5%) -
Media 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Plastics 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 13 - 21 $73M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 13 (100%) - 21 (100%) 73M (100%)
Total 13 - 21 $73M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (38%) - 11 (52%) 54M (74%)
Growth Capital 6 (46%) - 7 (33%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (8%) - 2 (10%) 19M (26%)
Stake Purchase 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 13 - 21 $73M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (38%) 92M (100%)
Sold to Management 2 (25%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (13%) -
Trade Sale 1 (13%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $92M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Wilson Partners Corporate Finance
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $73M
TOTAL $73M
Largest TSC Foods Ltd.
$37M (2009-07-01)
sell # Total
< $100M 2 $92M
TOTAL $92M
Largest WHP Telecoms Ltd.
$58M (2015-05-05)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
60%
3 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
2 40%

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