Palamon Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Palamon Capital Partners has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Palamon Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (19%) and healthcare services (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and stake purchase (19%). In total, Palamon Capital Partners has invested in 1 US state and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired Currencies Direct for $308M.

In the last 3 years, Palamon Capital Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (47%). Palamon Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Towry Holdings for $924M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity64
    • M&A Buy Activity38
    • M&A Sell Activity26
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 11

Palamon Capital Partners

Cleveland House, 33 King Street,
London, SW1Y 6RJ
United Kingdom
+44 20 7766 2000
www.palamon.com

Palamon Capital Partners LP is a private equity firm that targets investments in high-growth service-oriented businesses throughout Europe. Palamon specifically looks for companies operating in business services, financial services, media and communications, leisure and entertainment, information technology, and healthcare. The Firm's target investment size is €30 to €100 million. Funds are generally used to support development needs, however, Palamon will also consider investing in early-stage businesses, recapitalizations, deleveraging transactions, turnarounds, and buyouts. Palamon Capital Partners LP was formed in 1999 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, E-Commerce, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Media, Restaurants, Retail, Semiconductors, Software, Staffing, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 30 100
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 34 - 2 2 - - 38
vol $1.0B $91M $113M $1.2B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 21 2 1 1 1 - 26
vol $2.8B $1.0B $113M $4.0B
  64

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Il Bisonte Industriale S.r.l. 2019-06-12 113M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Pontassieve, Italy · www.ilbisonte.com
FairConnect 2018-07-17 113M EUR Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stabio, Switzerland
OSG MVZ Betriebs GmbH 2018-03-13 - Secondary Buyout
Furth, Germany · www.ober-scharrer.de
Thomas International Ltd. 2018-01-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Marlow, United Kingdom · www.thomas.co
Business School24 SpA 2017-08-09 - Stake Purchase
Milan, Italy · www.24orebs.com
Happy Socks AB 2017-01-16 91M SEK Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.happysocks.com
EnGrande S.L. 2017-01-01 - Unknown
Barcelona, Spain · www.engrande.com
Eneas Energy AS 2016-07-04 91M NOK Secondary Buyout
Drammen, Norway · www.eneas.no
Towry Holdings Ltd. 2016-04-04 924M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Bracknell, United Kingdom · www.towrylaw.com
The Rug Company Ltd. 2015-11-09 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.therugcompany.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
The Simplify Group 2005-12-01 My Home Move Ltd. 2019-02-25 1
Leicester, United Kingdom · www.simplify.co.uk Leicester, United Kingdom · www.myhomemove.com
IDH Group Ltd. 2011-01-27 Billericay Dental Supply Co Ltd. (The Dental Directory) 2014-04-29 2
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.mydentist.co.uk Essex, United Kingdom · www.dental-directory.co.uk
IDH Group Ltd. 2011-01-27 Associated Dental Practices Ltd. 2012-01-27 1
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.mydentist.co.uk Reigate, United Kingdom · www.adp-dental.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (20%) 113M (22%) 7 (18%) 421M (34%)
Healthcare Services 1 (10%) - 6 (16%) 209M (17%)
Financial Services 2 (20%) 308M (60%) 5 (13%) 338M (27%)
Leisure - - 2 (5%) 175M (14%)
Apparel/Textiles 2 (20%) 91M (18%) 2 (5%) 91M (7%)
Education 1 (10%) - 2 (5%) -
Retail - - 2 (5%) -
Software - - 2 (5%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
E-Commerce 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Insurance - - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) -
Media - - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Utilities - - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 $511M 38 $1.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 6 (60%) 308M (60%) 17 (45%) 517M (56%)
Germany - - 8 (21%) 175M (19%)
Italy 2 (20%) - 4 (11%) -
Sweden 1 (10%) 91M (18%) 3 (8%) 121M (13%)
Spain - - 3 (8%) -
Switzerland 1 (10%) 113M (22%) 1 (3%) 113M (12%)
United States - - 1 (3%) -
  California - - 1 (3%) -
Norway - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 6 (60%) 308M (60%) 17 (45%) 517M (56%)
Cross-border 4 (40%) 203M (40%) 21 (55%) 408M (44%)
Total 10 $511M 38 $926M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (50%) 421M (82%) 19 (50%) 660M (54%)
Stake Purchase 1 (10%) - 7 (18%) -
Growth Capital 1 (10%) - 5 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (30%) 91M (18%) 4 (11%) 91M (7%)
Going Private - - 1 (3%) 308M (25%)
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) 175M (14%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 $511M 38 $1.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (31%) 1.4B (35%)
Secondary Sale 8 (31%) 1.2B (31%)
Trade Sale 4 (15%) 924M (23%)
Stake Sale 2 (8%) 456M (11%)
Unknown 2 (8%) -
Merger 1 (4%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Total 26 $4.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Daiwa Corporate Advisory Ltd. (DC Advisory)
2
Houlihan Lokey
1
William Blair & Co. LLC
1
Legal Deals
Slaughter and May
4
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1
Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyra AB
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $1.1B
< $100M 2 $121M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Currencies Direct Ltd.
$308M (2015-08-11)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 9 $3.8B
< $100M 3 $147M
TOTAL $4.0B
Largest Towry Holdings Ltd.
$924M (2016-04-04)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
83%
5 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
1 17%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
52%
14 52%
Strategic(s)
48%
13 48%

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