Meridian Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Meridian Equity’s most common sectors for investment are business services (34%) and manufacturing (34%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (84%) and special situations/distressed (17%).

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%). Meridian Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Picsolve International for $51M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1

Meridian Equity

Pearl House, 2nd Floor,746 Finchley Road,
London, NW11 7TH
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8458 7268
www.meridianequity.co.uk
info@meridianequity.co.uk

Meridian Equity is a private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in small UK-based companies. Meridian is self-funded and does not have any sector preferences. The Firm's target investment size is £500K to £5 million per transaction. Meridian Equity was established in 2003 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Machinery, Manufacturing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $51M $51M
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
International Pipeline Products Ltd 2011-05-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.inpipeproducts.com
Industrial Water Jetting Systems Group Ltd 2010-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Suffolk, United Kingdom · www.iwjs.co.uk
Cable Finance 2010-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.cablefinance.com
Shaws of Darwen 2009-04-14 - Special Situations/Distressed
Darwen Lancashire, United Kingdom · www.shawsofdarwen.com
Picsolve International Ltd. 2008-07-21 51M GBP Secondary Buyout
Derby, United Kingdom · www.picsolve.biz
Axis Elevators Ltd 2008-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.axiselevators.co.uk
Picsolve International Ltd. 2006-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Derby, United Kingdom · www.picsolve.biz
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (20%) - 2 (33%) -
Manufacturing 2 (40%) - 2 (33%) -
Engineering 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
Financial Services 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 5 - 6 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 5 (100%) - 6 (100%) -
Total 5 - 6 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (80%) - 5 (83%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 5 - 6 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (100%) 51M (100%)
Total 1 $51M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $51M
TOTAL $51M
Largest Picsolve International Ltd.
$51M (2008-07-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%

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