NorthEdge Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, NorthEdge Capital has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 8 others.

NorthEdge Capital’s most common sectors for investment are software (9%) and business services (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and growth capital (36%). In total, NorthEdge Capital has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired Catalis SE for $139M.

In the last 3 years, NorthEdge Capital has exited 12 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). NorthEdge Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold DW3 Products Group for $108M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity48
    • M&A Buy Activity34
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 15

NorthEdge Capital LLP

13th Floor, Number One Spinningfields 1 Hardman Square, Spinningfields,
Manchester, M3 3HF
United Kingdom
+44 845 340 9600
www.northedgecapital.com
info@northedgecapital.com

NorthEdge is a lower mid-market buy-out and development capital investment firm focused on investing in the Northern part of the UK. NorthEdge looks to commit £2 to £45 million in companies generating at least £5 million revenue and £0.5 million in profits. NorthEdge does not have any stated sector preferences and seeks to work alongside ambitious management teams when pursuing transactions. The Firm launched its firms fund in 2011 and has offices in Manchester and Leeds.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Financial Services, Furniture, Information Technology, Machinery, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 -
Target EBITDA 1 -
Investment Size 2 45
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (4.0/yr) # 14 5 5 7 2 1 34
vol $49M $139M $188M
Sell (2.8/yr) # - 2 4 5 2 1 14
vol $35M $108M $143M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cubic Motion 2020-03-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.cubicmotion.com
CMAP Software Ltd. 2020-01-07 - Growth Capital
Wilmslow, United Kingdom · www.cmap-software.com
Direct Healthcare Group 2019-12-09 - Secondary Buyout
Caerphilly, United Kingdom · www.directhealthcaregroup.com
Catalis SE 2019-10-14 139M GBP Going Private
Waalre, Netherlands · www.catalisgroup.com
Bridge Farm Nurseries Ltd. 2019-07-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Woodbridge, United Kingdom · www.bridgefarmdaynurseries.co.uk
Phoebus Software Ltd. 2019-06-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Solihull, United Kingdom · www.phoebus.co.uk
Roberts Jackson 2018-09-01 - Bankruptcy
Cheshire, United Kingdom · www.robertsjackson.co.uk
Orbis Protect Ltd. 2018-08-31 - Growth Capital
Uxbridge, United Kingdom · www.orbisprotect.com
iPortalis 2018-08-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Harrogate, United Kingdom · www.iportalis.com
Cutwel Ltd. 2018-05-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cleckheaton, United Kingdom · www.cutwel.co.uk
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Total Fitness 2015-04-01 Pro-Fit Personal Training 2019-12-17 1
Wilmslow, United Kingdom · www.totalfitness.co.uk Manchester, United Kingdom · www.pro-fitpersonaltraining.co.uk
Abbey Logistics Group Ltd. 2016-08-08 Armet Logistics Ltd. 2017-01-25 1
Liverpool, United Kingdom · www.abbeylogisticsgroup.com Merseyside, United Kingdom · www.armetlogistics.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (5%) - 3 (9%) -
Consumer Products 2 (11%) - 3 (9%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (16%) - 3 (9%) -
Software 2 (11%) - 3 (9%) -
Transportation 2 (11%) - 3 (9%) -
Environmental 1 (5%) 25M (15%) 2 (6%) 25M (15%)
Digital Media - - 2 (6%) -
Distribution 2 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Media 1 (5%) 139M (85%) 1 (3%) 139M (85%)
Agriculture - - 1 (3%) -
Beverages 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Furniture 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (3%) -
Leisure 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Machinery - - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 $163M 34 $163M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 18 (95%) 25M (15%) 32 (94%) 25M (13%)
Netherlands 1 (5%) 139M (85%) 1 (3%) 139M (74%)
Ireland - - 1 (3%) 25M (13%)
Domestic 18 (95%) 25M (15%) 32 (94%) 25M (13%)
Cross-border 1 (5%) 139M (85%) 2 (6%) 163M (87%)
Total 19 $163M 34 $188M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (47%) - 14 (41%) -
Growth Capital 6 (32%) - 12 (35%) -
Divestiture 2 (11%) 25M (15%) 5 (15%) 25M (15%)
Going Private 1 (5%) 139M (85%) 1 (3%) 139M (85%)
Add-on Acquisition - - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 $163M 34 $163M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (29%) -
Trade Sale 4 (29%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (21%) 143M (100%)
IPO 2 (14%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (7%) -
Total 14 $143M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deloitte
3
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
1
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
5
PwC Law LLP
2
DWF LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $139M
< $100M 2 $49M
TOTAL $188M
Largest Catalis SE
$139M (2019-10-14)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $108M
< $100M 1 $35M
TOTAL $143M
Largest DW3 Products Group Ltd.
$108M (2018-01-30)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
17%
1 17%
Strategic(s)
83%
5 83%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
36%
4 36%
Strategic(s)
64%
7 64%

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