Next Wave Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Next Wave Partners has invested in 1 company.

Next Wave Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (45%) and media (23%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (78%) and consolidation (12%). In total, Next Wave Partners has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2009 when it acquired Petainer Czech Holdings s.r.o. for $25M.

In the last 3 years, Next Wave Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 1

Next Wave Partners

42 Wigmore Street,
London, W1U 2RY
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 3005 7535
www.nextwavepartners.co.uk
jb@nextwavepartners.co.uk

Next Wave Partners is a private equity firm focused on lower mid-market management buyouts, carve-outs, and growth capital buy-and-build transactions. Next Wave looks for businesses generating at least £1 million in EBITDA requiring £2 to £10 million of capital. Next Wave prefers companies located in the UK, but will consider opportunities in greater Europe. Next Wave was formed in 2002 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Packaging

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Stake Purchase, Add-on Acquisition

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 1 -
Investment Size 2 20
Enterprise Value 5 75
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 8 - - - - 1 9
vol $25M $25M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pip Studios Ltd. 2020-10-22 - Growth Capital
Wokingham, United Kingdom · www.pipstudios.com
FOX International Group Ltd. 2019-08-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Hainault, United Kingdom · www.foxint.com
FOX International Group Ltd. 2014-07-29 - Growth Capital
Hainault, United Kingdom · www.foxint.com
Molinare TV & Film Ltd. 2013-04-16 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.molinare.co.uk
Secured Mail 2011-05-27 - Growth Capital
Warrington, United Kingdom · www.securedmail.co.uk
SPA Future Thinking 2010-09-07 - Consolidation
London, United Kingdom · www.spafuturethinking.com
Chapco Group Ltd. 2010-07-19 - Growth Capital
Bittesby, United Kingdom · www.chapco.co.uk
Petainer Czech Holdings s.r.o. 2009-11-11 25M GBP Divestiture
Lidköping, Sweden · www.petainer.com
Crendo Property AB 2007-09-01 - Growth Capital
Halmstad, Sweden · www.crendo.se
ITI Energy Ltd. 2007-07-31 - Growth Capital
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.iti-energy.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (57%) - 4 (44%) -
Media 2 (29%) - 2 (22%) -
Packaging - - 1 (11%) 25M (100%)
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Retail - - 1 (11%) -
Total 7 - 9 $25M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 6 (86%) - 7 (78%) -
Sweden 1 (14%) - 2 (22%) 25M (100%)
Domestic 6 (86%) - 7 (78%) -
Cross-border 1 (14%) - 2 (22%) 25M (100%)
Total 7 - 9 $25M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 6 (86%) - 7 (78%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (11%) 25M (100%)
Consolidation 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 7 - 9 $25M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Macfarlanes LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $25M
TOTAL $25M
Largest Petainer Czech Holdings s.r.o.
$25M (2009-11-11)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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