Montagu Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Montagu Private Equity has acquired 14 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Montagu Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment aremedical products (8%) and transportation (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (53%) and secondary buyout (25%). In total, Montagu Private Equity has invested in 4 US states and 14 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired Legrand SA for $5.7B.

In the last 3 years, Montagu Private Equity has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). Montagu Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold BSN medical for $2.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity184
    • M&A Buy Activity112
    • M&A Sell Activity72
  • Total Sectors Invested 38
  • Total Countries Invested 14
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 56
  • M&A Advisors 26

Montagu Private Equity LLP

2 More London Riverside,
London, SE1 2AP
United Kingdom
+44 20 7336 9955
www.montaguequity.com
enquiries@montagu.com

Montagu Private Equity is an independent private equity firm focused on European management buyouts and other private equity transactions. The Group looks for opportunities valued between €100 million and €1 billion. Sectors of interest include waste management, business services, consumer goods, food/beverage, aerospace/defense, media, healthcare, transportation, technology hardware, distribution, industrial, energy, and retail. Montagu is owned by its managers as well as HSBC, which owns a 20% stake in the firm. Montagu Private Equity dates back to 1968 and maintains offices in London, Manchester, Paris, Dusseldorf, and Stockholm.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Publishing, Real Estate, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, PIPE, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 200 1,000
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # 93 4 1 5 6 3 112
vol $18.1B $616M $18.7B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 66 2 2 - 1 1 72
vol $11.8B $420M $12.2B
  184

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Maritime Intelligence 2022-08-04 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.lloydslistintelligence.com
Arkopharma Laboratories Co. Ltd. 2022-07-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Carros, France · www.arkopharma.com
Emerging Portfolio Fund Research, Inc. 2022-07-19 - Divestiture
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.financialintelligence.informa.com
Resolve Surgical Technologies 2022-01-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Marquette, Michigan · www.resolvesurg.com
HTL SAS 2021-11-12 - Secondary Buyout
Javene, France · www.htlbiotech.com
Eudonet SAS 2021-11-03 - Secondary Buyout
Courbevoie, France · group.eudonet.com
Servelec Ltd. 2021-09-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Sheffield, United Kingdom · www.servelec.co.uk
In’Tech Medical SAS 2021-07-12 - Secondary Buyout
Rang-du-Fliers, France · www.intech-medical.com
Waystone Management (UK) Ltd. 2021-07-01 - Secondary Buyout
Dublin, Ireland · www.waystone.com
ITRS Group Ltd. 2021-01-20 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.itrsgroup.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Wireless Logic Group Ltd. 2018-06-27 Mobius Networks Ltd. 2022-07-19 10
Berkshire, United Kingdom · www.wirelesslogic.com Leicestershire, United Kingdom · www.mobiusnetworks.co.uk
Galileo Global Education 2020-03-06 AKAD Bildungsgesellschaft mbH 2022-03-01 1
Paris, France · www.ggeedu.com Stuttgart, Germany · www.akad.de
Waystone Management (UK) Ltd. 2021-07-01 KB Associates 2022-01-25 1
Dublin, Ireland · www.waystone.com Dublin, Ireland · www.kbassociates.ie
Wireless Logic Group Ltd. 2018-06-27 Arkessa Ltd. 2020-12-09 9
Berkshire, United Kingdom · www.wirelesslogic.com Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom · www.arkessa.com
Jane's Information Group Ltd. 2019-09-24 Avascent Analytics’ Global Platforms and Systems 2020-11-24 1
Coulsdon, United Kingdom · www.janes.com Washington, District of Columbia
OASIS Group - Information Secured 2017-07-27 Box-it UK Ltd. 2018-07-25 7
Dublin, Ireland · www.oasisgroup.com Winchester, United Kingdom · www.boxit.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Medical Products 4 (15%) - 9 (8%) 2.2B (12%)
Transportation - - 9 (8%) 38M (< 1%)
Information Technology 3 (12%) - 6 (5%) 1.3B (7%)
Business Services 1 (4%) - 6 (5%) 192M (1%)
Life Science 2 (8%) - 6 (5%) -
Automotive - - 5 (4%) 863M (5%)
Food - - 5 (4%) 225M (1%)
Software 3 (12%) 616M (100%) 4 (4%) 616M (3%)
Consumer Products 1 (4%) - 4 (4%) 586M (3%)
Insurance 1 (4%) - 4 (4%) 8M (< 1%)
Information Services 4 (15%) - 4 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 3 (3%) 6.5B (35%)
Retail - - 3 (3%) 642M (3%)
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) 527M (3%)
Chemicals - - 3 (3%) 305M (2%)
Healthcare Services 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) 108M (1%)
Safety/Security - - 3 (3%) 48M (< 1%)
Marine - - 3 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (2%) 956M (5%)
Packaging - - 2 (2%) 109M (1%)
Aerospace - - 2 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Education 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Electronics - - 2 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (2%) -
Financial Services 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (2%) -
Real Estate 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) 2.6B (14%)
Communications - - 1 (1%) 487M (3%)
Metals/Mining - - 1 (1%) 284M (2%)
Infrastructure - - 1 (1%) 54M (< 1%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
Beverages - - 1 (1%) -
Distribution - - 1 (1%) -
Media 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Total 26 $616M 113 $18.7B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 9 (35%) 616M (100%) 62 (55%) 6.2B (33%)
France 8 (31%) - 20 (18%) 8.1B (43%)
Germany 2 (8%) - 7 (6%) 1.5B (8%)
Denmark 1 (4%) - 5 (4%) -
United States 4 (15%) - 4 (4%) -
  New York 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Florida 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Switzerland - - 3 (3%) 135M (1%)
Ireland 2 (8%) - 2 (2%) -
Norway - - 2 (2%) 1.3B (7%)
Luxembourg - - 2 (2%) 592M (3%)
Netherlands - - 2 (2%) 108M (1%)
Poland - - 1 (1%) 487M (3%)
Finland - - 1 (1%) 246M (1%)
Belgium - - 1 (1%) -
Sweden - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 9 (35%) 616M (100%) 62 (55%) 6.2B (33%)
Cross-border 17 (65%) - 51 (45%) 12.5B (67%)
Total 26 $616M 113 $18.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (12%) - 59 (52%) 8.2B (44%)
Secondary Buyout 14 (54%) - 28 (25%) 4.6B (25%)
Divestiture 8 (31%) 616M (100%) 21 (19%) 3.2B (17%)
Growth Capital 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Going Private - - 1 (1%) 2.6B (14%)
Stake Purchase - - 1 (1%) 54M (< 1%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (1%) -
Total 26 $616M 113 $18.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 29 (40%) 5.6B (46%)
Trade Sale 17 (24%) 1.5B (12%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 15 (21%) 4.4B (36%)
IPO 7 (10%) -
Merger 3 (4%) 797M (7%)
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (1%) -
Total 72 $12.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothschild Global Advisory
4
UBS Investment Bank
3
Arma Partners LLP
3
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
5
Clifford Chance LLP
3
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $11.1B
$100M to $1B 21 $7.4B
< $100M 5 $206M
TOTAL $18.7B
Largest Legrand SA
$5.7B (2002-12-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $5.2B
$100M to $1B 19 $6.8B
< $100M 3 $174M
TOTAL $12.2B
Largest BSN medical GmbH
$2.0B (2012-06-11)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
24%
27 (24%)
Strategic(s)
19%
21 (19%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
36%
26 (36%)
Strategic(s)
40%
29 (40%)

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