Penta Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

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

Penta Capital’s most common sectors for investment arerestaurants (12%) and communications (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (62%) and growth capital (16%). In total, Penta Capital has invested in 1 US state and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2021 when it acquired TalkTalk Telecom Group for $1.7B.

In the last 3 years, Penta Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). Penta Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold SpiriTel for $42M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity39
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 1

Penta Capital LLP

7th Floor, 90 Long Acre,
London, WC2E 4RA
United Kingdom
+44 020 3326 0350
www.pentacapital.com
info@pentacapital.com

Penta Capital is a mid-market private equity firm that concentrates on later-stage investment opportunities throughout the UK and Ireland. Penta looks to invest between £5 and £200 million. Sectors of interest include leisure, consumer products/services, and business services. The Firm generally looks to support growth capital needs, as well as management buyouts/buy-ins. Penta Capital was formed in 1999 and maintains offices in London and Glasgow.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Media, Restaurants, Safety/Security, Software, Staffing

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 200
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 23 1 - 1 - 1 26
vol $1.7B $1.7B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 11 - - 1 1 - 13
vol $42M $42M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
TalkTalk Telecom Group Ltd. 2021-03-16 1.7B GBP Going Private
Salford, United Kingdom · www.talktalkgroup.com
Global Risk Partners Ltd. 2020-02-03 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.grpgroup.co.uk
Cellpoint Mobile 2019-06-06 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.cellpointmobile.com
Akazoo Ltd. 2019-01-24 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.akazoo.com
Circle Health 2017-07-01 - Going Private
London, United Kingdom · www.circlehealth.co.uk
Seafood Pub Co. Holdings Ltd. 2016-07-15 - Growth Capital
Lancashire, United Kingdom · seafoodpubcompany.com
Internetq GmbH 2016-02-23 - Going Private
London, United Kingdom · www.internetq.com
Akazoo Ltd. 2015-07-09 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.akazoo.com
Six Degrees Technology Group Ltd. 2015-06-17 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.6dg.co.uk
Endura Ltd. 2014-10-19 - Stake Purchase
Livingston, United Kingdom · www.endurasport.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Circle Health 2017-07-01 BMI Healthcare Ltd. 2019-12-01 1
London, United Kingdom · www.circlehealth.co.uk London, United Kingdom · www.bmihealthcare.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 1 (17%) 1.7B (100%) 3 (12%) 1.7B (100%)
Restaurants 1 (17%) - 3 (12%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (8%) -
Business Services - - 2 (8%) -
Insurance - - 2 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (17%) - 2 (8%) -
Leisure - - 2 (8%) -
Staffing - - 2 (8%) -
Aerospace 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (4%) -
Food - - 1 (4%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Media - - 1 (4%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (4%) -
Software - - 1 (4%) -
Total 6 $1.7B 26 $1.7B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 5 (83%) 1.7B (100%) 24 (92%) 1.7B (100%)
Italy 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
United States - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 5 (83%) 1.7B (100%) 24 (92%) 1.7B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (17%) - 2 (8%) -
Total 6 $1.7B 26 $1.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 16 (62%) -
Growth Capital 3 (50%) - 4 (15%) -
Going Private 3 (50%) 1.7B (100%) 3 (12%) 1.7B (100%)
Stake Purchase - - 2 (8%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (4%) -
Total 6 $1.7B 26 $1.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 6 (46%) 42M (100%)
Secondary Sale 4 (31%) -
IPO 1 (8%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (8%) -
Unknown 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $42M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Dickson Minto W.S.
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.7B
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest TalkTalk Telecom Group Ltd.
$1.7B (2021-03-16)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $42M
TOTAL $42M
Largest SpiriTel Plc
$42M (2010-11-18)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
31%
4 (31%)
Strategic(s)
15%
2 (15%)

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