Murray Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Family Office Profile

In the last 3 years, Murray Capital has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 4 others.

Murray Capital’s most common sectors for investment arecommunications (19%) and electrical equipment (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%) and growth capital (28%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2021 when it acquired TalkTalk Telecom Group for $1.7B.

In the last 3 years, Murray Capital has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). Murray Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Nu-Heat UK for $42M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14

Murray Capital

26 Charlotte Square,
Edinburgh, EH2 4ET
United Kingdom
+44 131 243 2100
www.murraycapital.co.uk
info@www.murraycapital.co.uk

Murray Capital is a family-owned investment firm focused on investing in a wide range of 'growth and value-added opportunities'. The Firm will consider businesses in a wide range of sectors, including manufacturing, technology, support services, and leisure. Murray was formed in 2000 and is based in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Financial Services, Information Technology, Leisure, Manufacturing, Staffing

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 6 - - - 5 - 11
vol $18M $1.7B $1.7B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 1 1 1 - 1 2 6
vol $42M $42M
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SportPursuit Ltd. 2022-06-28 - Merger
London, United Kingdom · www.sportpursuit.com
Capito Ltd. 2022-05-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Livingston, United Kingdom · www.capito.co.uk
Smart Electronic Technologies Ltd. 2021-09-29 - Growth Capital
Berkshire, United Kingdom · www.energysavinglighting.org
Wavegarden Scotland 2021-09-01 - Growth Capital
North Berwick, United Kingdom · www.wavegarden.scot
TalkTalk Telecom Group Ltd. 2021-03-16 1.7B GBP Going Private
Salford, United Kingdom · www.talktalkgroup.com
Nu-Heat UK Ltd. 2021-02-15 42M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Devon, United Kingdom · www.nu-heat.co.uk
Zumo Financial Services Ltd. 2021-01-01 - Venture
Edinburgh, United Kingdom · www.zumo.money
Blackford Group 2021-01-01 - Venture
Glasgow , United Kingdom · www.blackfordinsurance.com
Alexander Dennis Ltd. 2019-05-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Falkirk, United Kingdom · www.alexander-dennis.com
Indigo Telecom Group Ltd. 2018-12-20 - Secondary Buyout
Caldicot, United Kingdom · www.indigotelecomgroup.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
TalkTalk Telecom Group Ltd. 2021-03-16 Virtual1 Ltd. 2022-04-04 1
Salford, United Kingdom · www.talktalkgroup.com London, United Kingdom · www.virtual1.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 1 (20%) 1.7B (100%) 2 (18%) 1.7B (100%)
Business Services 1 (20%) - 1 (9%) -
Consumer Services 1 (20%) - 1 (9%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (9%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (9%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (9%) -
Insurance 1 (20%) - 1 (9%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (20%) - 1 (9%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (9%) -
Staffing - - 1 (9%) -
Total 5 $1.7B 11 $1.7B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 5 (100%) 1.7B (100%) 11 (100%) 1.7B (100%)
Total 5 $1.7B 11 $1.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 3 (27%) -
Growth Capital 2 (40%) - 3 (27%) -
Venture 2 (40%) - 2 (18%) -
Going Private 1 (20%) 1.7B (100%) 1 (9%) 1.7B (99%)
Divestiture - - 1 (9%) 18M (1%)
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (9%) -
Total 5 $1.7B 11 $1.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (33%) 42M (100%)
Trade Sale 2 (33%) -
Merger 1 (17%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (17%) -
Total 6 $42M

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.7B
< $100M 1 $18M
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest TalkTalk Telecom Group Ltd.
$1.7B (2021-03-16)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $42M
TOTAL $42M
Largest Nu-Heat UK Ltd.
$42M (2021-02-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
9%
1 (9%)
Strategic(s)
9%
1 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
17%
1 (17%)
Strategic(s)
83%
5 (83%)

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