Langholm Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Langholm Capital’s most common sectors for investment are food (34%) and apparel/textiles (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (89%) and growth capital (12%). In total, Langholm Capital has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Tyrrells Potato Crisps for $40M.

In the last 3 years, Langholm Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%). Langholm Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2009 when it sold Just Group for $346M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 1

Langholm Capital

2nd Floor 17 Waterloo Place,
London, SW1Y 4AR
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7484 8850
www.langholm.com
info@langholm.com

Langholm Capital is an independent private equity firm that targets investments in middle-market consumer-oriented companies. Specific areas of interest include companies that target markets in health and well-being, convenience, services aimed at the aging population, and emerging/innovative brands. Langholm Capital looks for companies valued up to €200 million and generally based in the UK and Western Europe. Langholm Capital was formed in 2002 and is headquartered in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, E-Commerce, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Leisure, Restaurants

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - 200
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
vol $40M $40M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 - 1 - - - 5
vol $500M $500M
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Bart Ingredients Co., Ltd. 2017-10-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Bristol, United Kingdom · www.bart-ingredients.co.uk
Woolovers Ltd. 2015-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
West Sussex, United Kingdom · www.woolovers.com
Tyrrells Potato Crisps Ltd. 2013-08-01 154M GBP Secondary Buyout
Leominster, United Kingdom · www.tyrrellspotatochips.co.uk
Purity Soft Drinks Ltd. 2012-04-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Wednesbury, United Kingdom · www.puritysoftdrinks.co.uk
Farmos Oy 2010-08-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Turku, Finland · www.farmos.com
The Bart Ingredients Co., Ltd. 2010-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bristol, United Kingdom · www.bart-ingredients.co.uk
Just Group Plc 2009-09-25 346M GBP Secondary Buyout
Reigate, United Kingdom · www.justgroupplc.co.uk
Tyrrells Potato Crisps Ltd. 2008-04-14 40M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Leominster, United Kingdom · www.tyrrellspotatochips.co.uk
Dorset Cereals Ltd. 2008-03-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Dorchester, United Kingdom · www.dorsetcereals.co.uk
Farmos Oy 2008-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Turku, Finland · www.farmos.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Purity Soft Drinks Ltd. 2012-04-27 Firefly Tonics Ltd 2015-09-14 1
Wednesbury, United Kingdom · www.puritysoftdrinks.co.uk London, United Kingdom · www.fireflytonics.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food - - 3 (33%) 40M (100%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
Beverages 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
Consumer Products 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
Environmental - - 1 (11%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (11%) -
Furniture 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 4 - 9 $40M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 2 (50%) - 6 (67%) 40M (100%)
Finland 1 (25%) - 2 (22%) -
Denmark 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
Domestic 2 (50%) - 6 (67%) 40M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (50%) - 3 (33%) -
Total 4 - 9 $40M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (75%) - 8 (89%) 40M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 4 - 9 $40M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (60%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (40%) 500M (100%)
Total 5 $500M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
McQueen Ltd.
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $40M
TOTAL $40M
Largest Tyrrells Potato Crisps Ltd.
$40M (2008-04-14)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $500M
TOTAL $500M
Largest Just Group Plc
$346M (2009-09-25)

M&A Connections

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

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