NorthEdge Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

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

NorthEdge Capital’s most common sectors for investment aresoftware (11%) and consumer products (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (44%) 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 8 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 Activity53
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 22
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 18

NorthEdge Capital LLP

13th Floor, Number One Spinningfields 1 Hardman Square, Spinningfields,
Manchester, M3 3HF
United Kingdom
+0161 832 6654
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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.0/yr) # 19 5 7 2 3 3 39
vol $49M $139M $188M
Sell (2.4/yr) # 2 4 5 2 1 - 14
vol $35M $108M $143M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Correla Ltd. 2021-04-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Solihull, United Kingdom · www.correla.com
Distology 2021-03-02 - Growth Capital
Stockport, United Kingdom · www.distology.com
Helios Medical Communications 2021-01-14 - Growth Capital
Cheshire, United Kingdom · www.heliosmedcomms.com
Altia Solutions Ltd. 2020-11-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Glasgow, United Kingdom · www.altia-abm.com
Lights4fun 2020-11-18 - Growth Capital
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.lights4fun.co.uk
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 3 (13%) - 4 (10%) -
Software 3 (13%) - 4 (10%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - 3 (8%) -
Information Technology 2 (8%) - 3 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (13%) - 3 (8%) -
Transportation 2 (8%) - 3 (8%) -
Environmental 1 (4%) 25M (15%) 2 (5%) 25M (15%)
Digital Media - - 2 (5%) -
Distribution 2 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
Media 1 (4%) 139M (85%) 1 (3%) 139M (85%)
Agriculture - - 1 (3%) -
Beverages 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Furniture 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Leisure 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Machinery - - 1 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 24 $163M 39 $163M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 23 (96%) 25M (15%) 37 (95%) 25M (13%)
Netherlands 1 (4%) 139M (85%) 1 (3%) 139M (74%)
Ireland - - 1 (3%) 25M (13%)
Domestic 23 (96%) 25M (15%) 37 (95%) 25M (13%)
Cross-border 1 (4%) 139M (85%) 2 (5%) 163M (87%)
Total 24 $163M 39 $188M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 12 (50%) - 17 (44%) -
Growth Capital 8 (33%) - 14 (36%) -
Divestiture 2 (8%) 25M (15%) 5 (13%) 25M (15%)
Going Private 1 (4%) 139M (85%) 1 (3%) 139M (85%)
Add-on Acquisition - - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 24 $163M 39 $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
4
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
3
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
2
Legal Deals
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
6
DWF LLP
3
PwC Law 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
Investor(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Strategic(s)
13%
5 (13%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
29%
4 (29%)
Strategic(s)
50%
7 (50%)

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