OpCapita Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, OpCapita has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

OpCapita’s most common sectors for investment are retail (50%) and electrical equipment (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (38%) and secondary buyout (25%). In total, OpCapita has invested in 1 US state and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired BUT SAS for $620M.

In the last 3 years, OpCapita has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 3

OpCapita LLP

2 Park Street,
London, W1K 2HX
United Kingdom
+44 20 7647 7300
www.opcapita.com
info@opcapita.com

OpCapita LLP invests in a variety of European retail, consumer and leisure businesses. The Firm looks to invest between €100 and €500 million in businesses that are 'strategically sound but operationally or financially challenged'. Sub-sectors of interest within retail/consumer include apparel, general retailers, food/beverage, household/lifestyle goods, and luxury/consumer goods. The Firm will consider a variety of transactions, including carve outs of non-core divisions, balance sheet restructurings, take privates, and sales of family owned businesses. OpCapita is the successor to Merchant Equity Partners. The Firm is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Food, Furniture, Gaming, Leisure, Restaurants, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 100 500
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 6 - - 1 1 - 8
vol $645M $645M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 1 - - 1 - 4
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Maurices Inc. 2019-03-25 - Stake Purchase
Duluth, Minnesota · www.maurices.com
NKD Germany GmbH 2019-03-19 - Secondary Buyout
Bindlach, Germany · www.nkd.com
Sebeto Group Spa 2018-03-09 - Secondary Buyout
Napoli, Italy · www.sebeto.com
BUT SAS 2016-06-29 - Secondary Buyout
Emerainville, France · www.but.fr
La Sirena Alimentación Congelada S.L.U. 2014-11-03 - Secondary Buyout
, Spain · www.lasirena.es
GAME Digital Plc 2014-05-19 - IPO
Basingstoke, United Kingdom · www.gamedigitalplc.com
NKD Germany GmbH 2013-11-27 23M EUR Divestiture
Bindlach, Germany · www.nkd.com
Comet Group Ltd. 2012-11-01 - Bankruptcy
London, United Kingdom · www.comet.co.uk
GAME Digital Plc 2012-04-01 - Special Situations/Distressed
Basingstoke, United Kingdom · www.gamedigitalplc.com
Comet Group Ltd. 2012-02-01 3M GBP Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.comet.co.uk
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Sebeto Group Spa 2018-03-09 Ham Holy Burger 2020-03-31 1
Napoli, Italy · www.sebeto.com Rome, Italy · www.hamholyburger.it

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 1 (25%) - 4 (50%) 642M (100%)
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (13%) 3M (< 1%)
Food 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
Furniture 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
Restaurants 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 4 - 8 $645M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 1 (25%) - 3 (38%) 3M (< 1%)
United States 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
  Minnesota 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
Spain 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
Italy 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
France - - 1 (13%) 620M (96%)
Germany - - 1 (13%) 23M (3%)
Domestic 1 (25%) - 3 (38%) 3M (< 1%)
Cross-border 3 (75%) - 5 (63%) 642M (100%)
Total 4 - 8 $645M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture - - 3 (38%) 645M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (50%) - 2 (25%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (13%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 4 - 8 $645M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (50%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (25%) -
IPO 1 (25%) -
Total 4 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lazard Ltd.
1
Arcano Asesores Financieros, S.L.
1
Legal Deals
Chiomenti Studio Legale
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $620M
< $100M 2 $26M
TOTAL $645M
Largest BUT SAS
$620M (2008-03-31)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
33%
2 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
4 67%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%

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