LMS Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

LMS Capital’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (40%) and energy services and equipment (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (60%) and growth capital (20%). In total, LMS Capital has invested in 3 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, LMS Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (80%). LMS Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Updata Infrastructure Limited for $123M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

LMS Capital plc

Octagon Point, 5 Cheapside,
London, EC2V 6AA
United Kingdom
(0)20 3837 6270
www.lmscapital.com

LMS Capital plc is a publicly-traded private equity investment company managed by Gresham House Asset Management (GHAM). The Firm focuses on direct investments in lower middle-market UK-based companies valued less than £50 million. Areas of interest include financial services, information technology, and consumer services. LMS Capital plc is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Software, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 -
Target EBITDA 1 -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 10 100
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
Sell (0.8/yr) # 1 1 1 1 1 - 5
vol $123M $8M $85M $216M
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Entuity, Inc. 2019-08-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Marlborough, Massachusetts · www.entuity.com
Penguin Computing, Inc. 2018-06-11 85M USD Add-on Acquisition
Fremont, California · www.penguincomputing.com
365 ITMS Ltd. 2017-04-06 8M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Reading, United Kingdom
Bond International Software 2016-11-04 - Secondary Buyout
Goring-by-Sea, United Kingdom · www.bondinternationalsoftware.com
Bond International Software 2015-03-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Goring-by-Sea, United Kingdom · www.bondinternationalsoftware.com
Updata Infrastructure (UK) Limited 2014-04-01 123M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Reigate, United Kingdom · www.updata.net
Nationwide Energy Partners LLC 2010-06-07 - Stake Purchase
Columbus, Ohio · www.nationwideenergypartners.com
365iTMS Ltd. 2009-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Reading, United Kingdom · www.365itservices.co.uk
Penguin Computing, Inc. 2005-07-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fremont, California · www.penguincomputing.com
Entuity, Inc. 2004-04-16 - Growth Capital
Marlborough, Massachusetts · www.entuity.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
365iTMS Ltd. 2009-01-01 Deverill Ltd. 2016-04-01 1
Reading, United Kingdom · www.365itservices.co.uk Poole, United Kingdom · www.deverill.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 1 (50%) - 2 (40%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (50%) - 1 (20%) -
Software - - 1 (20%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (20%) -
Total 2 - 5 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (50%) - 3 (60%) -
  Ohio 1 (50%) - 1 (20%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (20%) -
  California - - 1 (20%) -
United Kingdom 1 (50%) - 2 (40%) -
Total 2 - 5 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (50%) - 3 (60%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (20%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (50%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 2 - 5 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (60%) 216M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (20%) -
Trade Sale 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $216M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $123M
< $100M 2 $93M
TOTAL $216M
Largest Updata Infrastructure (UK) Limited
$123M (2014-04-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
20%
1 20%
Strategic(s)
80%
4 80%

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