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 machinery (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 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (42%). 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 20
  • 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, Scandinavia

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 39 2 - - 1 - 42
vol $312M $312M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 31 4 - - 1 - 36
vol $157M $101M $258M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Walbro LLC 2021-10-28 - Secondary Buyout
Tucson, Arizona · www.walbro.com
Amerock 2021-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
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
MC Electronics, Inc. 2018-06-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Hollister, California · www.mcelectronics.com
Ashland Hardware Systems, Inc. 2018-03-07 101M USD Add-on Acquisition
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 - Add-on Acquisition
Wichita, Kansas · www.wesconproducts.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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 (14%) - 6 (14%) 312M (100%)
Machinery 2 (29%) - 4 (10%) -
Distribution 1 (14%) - 3 (7%) -
Engineering - - 3 (7%) -
Information Technology 1 (14%) - 3 (7%) -
Medical Products - - 3 (7%) -
Plastics 1 (14%) - 3 (7%) -
Software - - 3 (7%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (5%) -
Business Services - - 2 (5%) -
Publishing - - 2 (5%) -
Automotive 1 (14%) - 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 7 - 42 $312M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 3 (43%) - 23 (55%) -
United States 3 (43%) - 14 (33%) 312M (100%)
  Kansas 1 (14%) - 2 (5%) -
  Wisconsin - - 2 (5%) 214M (69%)
  California - - 2 (5%) -
  Arizona 1 (14%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey 1 (14%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (2%) 98M (31%)
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
  Texas - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 1 (14%) - 3 (7%) -
  Alberta 1 (14%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (2%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (2%) -
Germany - - 2 (5%) -
Domestic 3 (43%) - 23 (55%) -
Cross-border 4 (57%) - 19 (45%) 312M (100%)
Total 7 - 42 $312M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (43%) - 19 (45%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (29%) - 11 (26%) -
Divestiture - - 8 (19%) 312M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (29%) - 3 (7%) -
Add-on Acquisition - - 1 (2%) -
Total 7 - 42 $312M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 11 (31%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (28%) 156M (60%)
Secondary Sale 7 (19%) 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
C.W. Downer & Co.
1
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
1
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
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)
19%
7 (19%)
Strategic(s)
47%
17 (47%)

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