Mobeus Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Mobeus Equity Partners has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 18 others.

Mobeus Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (13%) and internet software and services (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (54%) and growth capital (27%). In total, Mobeus Equity Partners has invested in 1 US state and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired British International Helicopters for $31M.

In the last 3 years, Mobeus Equity Partners has exited 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (55%). Mobeus Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold App-DNA Group for $92M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity115
    • M&A Buy Activity79
    • M&A Sell Activity36
  • Total Sectors Invested 34
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 31
  • M&A Advisors 17

Mobeus Equity Partners

30 Haymarket,
London, SW1Y 4EX
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7024 7600
www.mobeusequity.co.uk
info@mobeusequity.co.uk

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Food, Information Services, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Media

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 1 5
Investment Size 2 15
Enterprise Value 5 30
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (5.2/yr) # 53 5 6 9 5 1 79
vol $258M $13M $272M
Sell (2.0/yr) # 26 - 1 4 2 3 36
vol $351M $34M $384M
  115

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Blaze Neon Ltd. 2020-09-03 - Secondary Buyout
Broadstairs, United Kingdom · www.blaze-signs.com
Access Ltd. 2020-08-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Reading, United Kingdom · www.access-is.com
Bella & Duke Ltd. 2020-03-09 - Venture
Scotland, United Kingdom · www.bellaandduke.com
Biosite Systems Ltd. 2020-02-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Solihull, United Kingdom · www.biositesystems.com
Access Partnership Ltd. 2019-11-25 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.accesspartnership.com
Active Navigation Pty Ltd. 2019-11-20 - Venture
Melbourne, Australia · www.activenavigation.com
Star Brands Ltd. 2019-07-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Leeds, United Kingdom · www.starbrandsltd.co.uk
Parsley Box Ltd. 2019-05-28 - Growth Capital
Edinburgh, United Kingdom · www.parsleybox.com
Arkk Solutions 2019-05-14 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.arkksolutions.com
Plastic Surgeon Ltd. 2019-05-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Devon, United Kingdom · www.plastic-surgeon.co.uk
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Ludlow Wealth Management Group Ltd. 2017-06-28 Ivan A Hargreaves & Co. Ltd. 2019-11-07 1
Southport, United Kingdom · www.ludco.co.uk Clitheroe, United Kingdom · www.inspiredfp.com
Advantedge Commercial Finance 2016-11-01 Henry Howard Cashflow Finance 2018-07-17 1
Oxon, United Kingdom · www.advantedgecf.co.uk Langstone, United Kingdom · www.hhcashflow.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (10%) - 10 (13%) 7M (2%)
Internet Software and Services 7 (17%) - 8 (10%) -
Consumer Products 5 (12%) - 7 (9%) 15M (6%)
Software 4 (10%) - 6 (8%) -
Manufacturing 3 (7%) 17M (14%) 4 (5%) 17M (6%)
Media 2 (5%) - 4 (5%) 16M (6%)
Food 2 (5%) - 4 (5%) -
Information Technology - - 3 (4%) 45M (16%)
Distribution 1 (2%) 18M (15%) 3 (4%) 18M (7%)
Transportation 2 (5%) 28M (22%) 2 (3%) 28M (10%)
E-Commerce 2 (5%) 24M (19%) 2 (3%) 24M (9%)
Financial Services 2 (5%) 13M (11%) 2 (3%) 13M (5%)
Automotive - - 2 (3%) 7M (2%)
Leisure 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) 31M (11%)
Communications - - 1 (1%) 22M (8%)
Engineering 1 (2%) 17M (13%) 1 (1%) 17M (6%)
Chemicals 1 (2%) 8M (6%) 1 (1%) 8M (3%)
Consumer Services - - 1 (1%) 3M (1%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
Construction - - 1 (1%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (1%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Insurance 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Life Science - - 1 (1%) -
Medical Products 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (1%) -
Restaurants 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 42 $127M 79 $272M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 40 (95%) 127M (100%) 76 (97%) 245M (100%)
United States 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Australia 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 40 (95%) 127M (100%) 76 (97%) 245M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Total 42 $127M 78 $245M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 16 (38%) 119M (94%) 42 (53%) 209M (82%)
Growth Capital 18 (43%) - 21 (27%) -
Venture 6 (14%) - 8 (10%) -
Divestiture 1 (2%) 8M (6%) 4 (5%) 8M (3%)
Secondary Buyout - - 3 (4%) 38M (15%)
PIPE 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 42 $127M 79 $255M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 16 (43%) 111M (29%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (24%) 147M (38%)
Secondary Sale 8 (22%) 126M (33%)
Sold to Management 2 (5%) -
Unknown 2 (5%) -
Total 37 $384M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Spectrum Corporate Finance (CF)
2
WK Corporate Finance LLP
2
RSM EquiCo Capital Markets LLC
1
Legal Deals
Osborne Clarke LLP
2
Marriott Harrison LLP
2
Goodwin Procter LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 17 $272M
TOTAL $272M
Largest British International Helicopters Ltd.
$31M (2006-06-28)
sell # Total
< $100M 7 $384M
TOTAL $384M
Largest App-DNA Group Ltd.
$92M (2011-10-26)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
33%
2 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
4 67%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
29%
8 29%
Strategic(s)
71%
20 71%

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