Nova Capital Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Secondary Investor Profile

In the last 3 years, Nova Capital Management has acquired 1 company.

Nova Capital Management’s most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (15%) and distribution (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (46%) and stake purchase (27%). In total, Nova Capital Management has invested in 11 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Bulldog Hardware for $214M.

In the last 3 years, Nova Capital Management has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). Nova Capital Management’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Ashland Hardware Systems for $101M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity78
    • M&A Buy Activity42
    • M&A Sell Activity36
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 19
  • M&A Advisors 6

Nova Capital Management

Octagon Point, Suite 301 5 Cheapside,
London, SW1E 5RS
United Kingdom
+44 20 7901 1760
www.nova-cap.com
info@nova-cap.com

Nova Capital Management Limited is a private equity firm that highly focuses on corporate and private equity portfolios companies located in the UK, US and Europe. The firm looks to Invest in companies with a enterprise value of £ 50 – 500 million. Areas of interest include engineering & manufacturing, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, services & distribution, technology and media & telecoms. Nova Capital Management Limited is formed in 2002 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Services, Distribution, Engineering, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Media, Publishing, Software, Staffing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Nordic

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 50 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 41 - 1 - - - 42
vol $312M $312M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 34 - 1 - - 1 36
vol $258M $258M
  78

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Wescon Plastics LLC 2024-01-16 - Secondary Sale
Wichita, Kansas · www.wesconplastics.com
Walbro LLC 2021-10-28 - Secondary Buyout
Tucson, Arizona · www.walbro.com
Amerock 2021-01-01 - Trade Sale
Columbia, Maryland · www.amerock.com
World and Main LLC 2018-10-08 - Secondary Buyout
Cranbury, New Jersey · www.worldandmain.com
Shur-Line, Inc. 2018-10-08 - Merger
Waukesha, Wisconsin · www.shurline.com
Bulldog Hardware 2018-10-08 - Merger
Waukesha, Wisconsin · www.bulldoghardware.com
Ashland Hardware Systems, Inc. 2018-03-07 101M USD Trade Sale
Irving, Texas · www.ashlandhardware.com
Sterling Thermal Technology 2018-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom · www.sterlingtt.com
Directorbank Executive Search Ltd. 2017-05-02 - Sold to Management
London, United Kingdom · www.directorbank.com
Wescon Controls LLC 2016-09-11 - Trade Sale
Wichita, Kansas · www.wesconproducts.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Exchanger Industries, Inc. 2011-08-09 HRS Hevac Ltd. 2023-01-16 1
Calgary, Alberta · www.exchangerindustries.com Watford, United Kingdom · www.hrshevac.co.uk
World and Main LLC 2018-10-08 Shur-Line, Inc. 2018-10-08 2
Cranbury, New Jersey · www.worldandmain.com Waukesha, Wisconsin · www.shurline.com
World and Main LLC 2018-10-08 Bulldog Hardware 2018-10-08 1
Cranbury, New Jersey · www.worldandmain.com Waukesha, Wisconsin · www.bulldoghardware.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 1 (20%) - 6 (14%) 312M (100%)
Distribution 1 (20%) - 4 (10%) -
Machinery 2 (40%) - 4 (10%) -
Engineering - - 3 (7%) -
Information Technology - - 3 (7%) -
Medical Products - - 3 (7%) -
Software - - 3 (7%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (5%) -
Business Services - - 2 (5%) -
Plastics - - 2 (5%) -
Publishing - - 2 (5%) -
Automotive 1 (20%) - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) -
Communications - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Staffing - - 1 (2%) -
Total 5 - 42 $312M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 2 (40%) - 23 (55%) -
United States 2 (40%) - 14 (33%) 312M (100%)
  Wisconsin - - 2 (5%) 214M (69%)
  Kansas - - 2 (5%) -
  California - - 2 (5%) -
  New Jersey 1 (20%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona 1 (20%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (2%) 98M (31%)
  Texas - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 1 (20%) - 3 (7%) -
  Alberta 1 (20%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (2%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (2%) -
Germany - - 2 (5%) -
Domestic 2 (40%) - 23 (55%) -
Cross-border 3 (60%) - 19 (45%) 312M (100%)
Total 5 - 42 $312M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (40%) - 19 (45%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (20%) - 11 (26%) -
Divestiture - - 8 (19%) 312M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (40%) - 3 (7%) -
Add-on Acquisition - - 1 (2%) -
Total 5 - 42 $312M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 11 (31%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (25%) 156M (60%)
Secondary Sale 8 (22%) 102M (40%)
Sold to Management 4 (11%) -
Merger 2 (6%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 36 $258M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Mooreland Partners LLC
1
Deloitte
1
Legal Deals
Reed Smith LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $214M
< $100M 1 $98M
TOTAL $312M
Largest Bulldog Hardware
$214M (2013-09-11)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $101M
< $100M 4 $157M
TOTAL $258M
Largest Ashland Hardware Systems, Inc.
$101M (2018-03-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
3 (7%)
Strategic(s)
17%
7 (17%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
22%
8 (22%)
Strategic(s)
44%
16 (44%)

FAQ

When was Nova Capital Management founded?

Nova Capital Management was founded in 2002.

What type of investor is Nova Capital Management?

Nova Capital Management is a secondary investor.

Where is Nova Capital Management headquartered?

Nova Capital Management is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does Nova Capital Management have under management?

Nova Capital Management has 1.7B USD under management.

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