Palamon Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Palamon Capital Partners has acquired 3 companies.

Palamon Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (19%) and business services (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (53%) and stake purchase (16%). In total, Palamon Capital Partners has invested in 2 US states 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 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). Palamon Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold NewDay Cards for $727M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity60
    • M&A Buy Activity37
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 11

Palamon Capital Partners LP

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 EUR15 to EUR80 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, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Media, Restaurants, Retail, Semiconductors, Software, Utilities

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 15 80
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) # 33 - 2 2 - - 37
vol $1.0B $86M $113M $1.2B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 20 1 - 1 1 - 23
vol $2.8B $91M $113M $3.1B
  60

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 USA, Inc. 2018-01-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Novi, Michigan · www.thomasinternational.net
Business School24 SpA 2017-08-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Milan, Italy · www.bs.ilsole24ore.com
Happy Socks AB 2017-01-16 86M SEK Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.happysocks.in
Eneas Energy AS 2016-07-04 91M NOK Secondary Buyout
Drammen, Norway · www.eneas.no
The Rug Company Ltd. 2015-11-09 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.therugcompany.info
Currencies Direct Ltd. 2015-08-11 308M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.currenciesdirect.com
Il Bisonte Industriale S.r.l. 2015-06-17 - Growth Capital
Pontassieve, Italy · www.ilbisonte.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
The Big Website Ltd. (dba feelunique.com) 2012-12-10 Madine SAS (The Beautyst) 2017-04-07 2
Jersey, United Kingdom · www.feelunique.com Paris, France · www.thebeautyst.com
The Big Website Ltd. (dba feelunique.com) 2012-12-10 Parfumeries Rive Droite SARL 2015-11-24 1
Jersey, United Kingdom · www.feelunique.com Paris, France · www.ce-beaute.fr
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
Healthcare Services 4 (25%) - 7 (18%) 209M (17%)
Business Services 3 (19%) 113M (22%) 6 (16%) 421M (34%)
Financial Services 3 (19%) 308M (61%) 5 (13%) 338M (28%)
Leisure - - 2 (5%) 175M (14%)
Apparel/Textiles 2 (13%) 86M (17%) 2 (5%) 86M (7%)
Education 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (13%) - 2 (5%) -
Retail - - 2 (5%) -
Software - - 2 (5%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
E-Commerce 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Insurance - - 1 (3%) -
Media - - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (3%) -
Utilities - - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 $506M 38 $1.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 8 (50%) 308M (61%) 15 (39%) 517M (56%)
Germany 1 (6%) - 9 (24%) 175M (19%)
Italy 2 (13%) - 4 (11%) -
Spain 2 (13%) - 3 (8%) -
Sweden 1 (6%) 86M (17%) 3 (8%) 116M (13%)
United States 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
  Michigan 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  California - - 1 (3%) -
Switzerland 1 (6%) 113M (22%) 1 (3%) 113M (12%)
Norway - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 8 (50%) 308M (61%) 15 (39%) 517M (56%)
Cross-border 8 (50%) 199M (39%) 23 (61%) 404M (44%)
Total 16 $506M 38 $921M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (44%) 421M (83%) 20 (53%) 660M (54%)
Stake Purchase 2 (13%) - 6 (16%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (31%) 86M (17%) 5 (13%) 86M (7%)
Growth Capital 2 (13%) - 4 (11%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) 308M (25%)
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) 175M (14%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 $506M 38 $1.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (35%) 1.4B (45%)
Secondary Sale 8 (35%) 1.2B (40%)
Trade Sale 3 (13%) -
Stake Sale 2 (9%) 456M (15%)
Merger 1 (4%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Total 23 $3.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
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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 $116M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Currencies Direct Ltd.
$308M (2015-08-11)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 8 $2.9B
< $100M 3 $147M
TOTAL $3.1B
Largest NewDay Cards Ltd.
$727M (2011-09-27)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
83%
5 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
1 17%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
54%
14 54%
Strategic(s)
46%
12 46%

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