Pemba Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Pemba Capital Partners has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

Pemba Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (26%) and manufacturing (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (59%) and stake purchase (23%). In total, Pemba Capital Partners has invested in 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Instant Access Australia Pty for $28M.

In the last 3 years, Pemba Capital Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (42%). Pemba Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Device Technologies Australia Pty for $509M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity43
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12

Pemba Capital Partners

Level 32, Governor Philip Tower, 1 Farrer Place,
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia
+61 2 9256 6300
www.pemba.com.au
info@pemba.com.au

Pemba Capital Partners is an independent private equity firm backed by the FirstRand Group focused on public and private company investments in Australia and New Zealand. Pemba looks to invest in profitable companies valued from $30 to $150 million AU. Pemba is a generalist investor, looking for opportunities in a variety of industries positioned for organic growth or growth through acquisitions. Pemba will not invest include early-stage or pure technology, hostile takeovers, property or construction, infrastructure, and agriculture or resources. Pemba Capital Partners was formed in 1998 and is based in Sydney, Australia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Distribution, Education, Financial Services, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Plastics, Software, Staffing

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 30 150
values in millions of AUD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 18 1 3 5 3 1 31
vol $28M $28M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 9 - - 2 1 - 12
vol $50M $550M $600M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ONCALL Personnel & Management Services Pty Ltd. 2020-01-31 - Growth Capital
Surrey Hills, Australia · www.oncall.com.au
McGirr Information Technology Pty Ltd. 2019-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sydney, Australia · www.mcgirrtech.com
Placard Pty Ltd. 2019-09-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Melbourne, Australia · www.placard.com.au
Open Office (APAC) 2019-04-30 - Growth Capital
Mulgrave, Australia · www.openoffice.com.au
Shelde Pty Ltd. 2019-01-30 - Growth Capital
Melbourne, Australia · www.shelde.com
AutoPlay Automotive Ltd. 2018-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Auckland, New Zealand · www.autoplay.co.nz
Device Technologies Australia Pty Ltd. 2018-11-16 509M USD Secondary Buyout
Belrose, Australia · www.device.com.au
HMG Made to Last Pty Ltd. 2018-10-30 41M USD Add-on Acquisition
Meeandah, Australia · www.hmg.net.au
Aura Ltd. 2018-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom · www.auracorp.com
Revolution IT Pty Ltd. 2018-06-01 - Growth Capital
Melbourne, Australia · www.revolutionit.com.au
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 7 (41%) - 8 (26%) -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) - 4 (13%) -
Distribution - - 3 (10%) -
Communications - - 2 (6%) -
Machinery 1 (6%) 28M (100%) 1 (3%) 28M (100%)
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Business Services 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Furniture 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) -
Insurance 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (3%) -
Software 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 $28M 31 $28M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Australia 13 (76%) 28M (100%) 25 (81%) 28M (100%)
United Kingdom 2 (12%) - 3 (10%) -
New Zealand 2 (12%) - 2 (6%) -
South Africa - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 13 (76%) 28M (100%) 25 (81%) 28M (100%)
Cross-border 4 (24%) - 6 (19%) -
Total 17 $28M 31 $28M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 11 (65%) 28M (100%) 18 (58%) 28M (100%)
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 7 (23%) -
Growth Capital 5 (29%) - 5 (16%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 $28M 31 $28M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (33%) 41M (7%)
Trade Sale 3 (25%) 50M (8%)
Secondary Sale 2 (17%) 509M (85%)
IPO 1 (8%) -
Merger 1 (8%) -
Sold to Management 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $600M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $28M
TOTAL $28M
Largest Instant Access Australia Pty Ltd.
$28M (2005-11-28)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $509M
< $100M 2 $91M
TOTAL $600M
Largest Device Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.
$509M (2018-11-16)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
2 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
6 75%

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