MML Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, MML Capital Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

MML Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (16%) and healthcare services (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (45%) and growth capital (29%). In total, MML Capital Partners has invested in 8 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2001 when it acquired Clyde Bergemann for $120M.

In the last 3 years, MML Capital Partners has exited 11 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). MML Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold The Regard Partnership for $185M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity77
    • M&A Buy Activity45
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 11

MML Capital Partners

Orion House, 5 Upper St Martin’s Lane,
London, WC2H 9EA
United Kingdom
+44 207 024 2200
www.mmlcapital.com
info@mmlcapital.com

MML Capital Partners is an investment firm that targets subordinated debt and traditional private equity investments across the US and Europe. MML Capital looks for transactions requiring €10 million and €50 million of capital to support expansion financing, management buyouts, recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts, and take privates. MML Capital invested more than €1.5 billion in 84 businesses across 11 countries. MML Capital was formed in 1988 and has offices in London, Paris, and Stamford, Connecticut.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Services, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Retail, Safety/Security

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 75
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 37 3 1 1 2 1 45
vol $182M $182M
Sell (3.0/yr) # 17 4 3 2 4 2 32
vol $321M $321M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Waystone Management (UK) Ltd. 2021-07-01 - Secondary Buyout
Dublin, Ireland · www.waystone.com
Western Global Holdings Ltd. 2021-02-01 - Growth Capital
Bristol, United Kingdom · www.western-global.com
Lomond Capital 2021-01-04 - Merger
Edinburgh, United Kingdom · www.lomondcapital.com
Learning Curve Group 2020-03-13 - Secondary Buyout
County Durham, United Kingdom · www.learningcurvegroup.co.uk
Altius Consulting Ltd. 2020-03-09 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.altiusdata.com
Spencer Ogden Ltd. 2020-02-01 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.spencer-ogden.com
Arena Group 2020-01-30 - Add-on Acquisition
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.arenagroup.net
Arrow Business Communications Ltd. 2020-01-17 - Secondary Buyout
Godalming, United Kingdom · www.arrowcommunications.co.uk
Nactis Flavours SAS 2020-01-01 - Stake Purchase
Bondoufle, France · www.nactis.fr
StoneTurn Group LLP 2019-10-31 - Growth Capital
Boston, Massachusetts · www.stoneturn.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (18%) - 7 (16%) 62M (34%)
Healthcare Services - - 4 (9%) -
Manufacturing - - 3 (7%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (4%) 120M (66%)
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
Financial Services - - 2 (4%) -
Food - - 2 (4%) -
Information Technology 2 (18%) - 2 (4%) -
Machinery 1 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
Retail - - 2 (4%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (4%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) -
Communications 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Distribution 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Gaming - - 1 (2%) -
Media 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Packaging - - 1 (2%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (2%) -
Software - - 1 (2%) -
Staffing 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 11 - 45 $182M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 6 (55%) - 22 (49%) 62M (34%)
United States 2 (18%) - 11 (24%) -
  Texas 1 (9%) - 3 (7%) -
  New York - - 2 (4%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  Mississippi - - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
France 2 (18%) - 8 (18%) -
Ireland 1 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
Germany - - 2 (4%) 120M (66%)
Domestic 6 (55%) - 22 (49%) 62M (34%)
Cross-border 5 (45%) - 23 (51%) 120M (66%)
Total 11 - 45 $182M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (27%) - 20 (44%) 182M (100%)
Growth Capital 5 (45%) - 13 (29%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (18%) - 9 (20%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) -
Going Private - - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 11 - 45 $182M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 16 (50%) 136M (42%)
Trade Sale 8 (25%) 185M (58%)
Merger 2 (6%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (6%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Stake Sale 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 32 $321M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Alantra Partners, S.A. - Investment Bank
1
GulfStar Group
1
Canaccord Genuity Corp.
1
Legal Deals
Winston & Strawn LLP
3
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
1
Pinsent Masons LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $120M
< $100M 1 $62M
TOTAL $182M
Largest Clyde Bergemann GmbH
$120M (2001-03-20)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $321M
TOTAL $321M
Largest The Regard Partnership Ltd.
$185M (2014-10-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
22%
10 (22%)
Strategic(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
16 (50%)
Strategic(s)
34%
11 (34%)

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