M&A Deal Summary

Livingbridge Acquires DiGiCo UK

On December 12, 2011, private equity firm Livingbridge acquired media company DiGiCo UK Ltd. from Mobeus Equity Partners for 50M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Livingbridge’s 4th transaction in the Media sector.
  • This is Livingbridge’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
Investment Fate
  • DiGiCo UK was sold to a strategic buyer in 2014.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2011-12-12
Target DiGiCo UK Ltd.
Sector Media
Buyer(s) Livingbridge
Sellers(s) Mobeus Equity Partners
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 50M GBP

Target

DiGiCo UK Ltd.

Chessington,
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DiGiCo UK Limited engages in the design and development of digital audio solutions. Its products are used in live and theatre sound mixing, post production, houses of worship, broadcast facilities, corporate sector, and sporting events.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Livingbridge

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1995
PE ASSETS 1.6B GBP
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Livingbridge is a UK-based investment group focused on investing in and growing mid-sized companies. The Firm targets businesses seeking £5 to £100 million of capital. Prospective companies should have 'ambitious mangement', scalable business models, and potential for market leadership. Sectors of interest include technology, media, communications, consumer products/services, healthcare, and education. Livingbridge was formed in 1995 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 66 of 139
Sector (Media) 4 of 6
Type (Secondary Buyout) 6 of 20
Country () 5 of 6
Year (2011) 7 of 7
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 24
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-12-07 Wiggle Ltd.

Northarbour Spur Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Wiggle Ltd. is a UK-based online retail company that sells sporting goods.

Sell £180M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-02-02 Autologic Diagnostics Ltd.

Oxon,

Autologic develops and sells sophisticated automotive diagnostic software and hardware to independent dealerships and garages.

Buy £46M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Mobeus Equity Partners

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2004
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Mobeus Equity Partners is a generalist investor in UK-based companies. Mobeus looks to invest between £2 and £15 million in a variety of transaction situations. These include MBOs, secondary buyouts, debt financings, shareholder liquidity needs, and recapitalizations. Mobeus generally targets high growth, profitable (£1 to £3 million) businesses with sustainable competitive advantages. Mobeus is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 14 of 39
Sector (Media) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 4 of 10
Country () 1 of 1
Year (2011) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 3 of 7
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-11-01 EMaC Ltd.

Crewe, United Kingdom

EMaC Ltd. is a service plan provider to motor dealers.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-05-09 Camwood

London, United Kingdom

Camwood is an IT services business that specialises in application migration and portfolio management.

Sell -