PHD Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, PHD Equity has invested in 3 companies.

PHD Equity’s most common sectors for investment are automotive (12%) and business services (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (56%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (45%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Vickers Electronics for $11M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). PHD Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold The Energy Solutions Group for $102M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 3

PHD Equity

7400 Daresbury Park,
Daresbury, WA4 4BS
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1928 378100
www.phdequitypartners.com
andy@phdequitypartners.com

PHD Equity Partners is a small UK investment group focused on minority investments. The Firm looks to invest up to £10 million to support buyouts, acquisitions, recaps, and restructurings. PHD Equity Partners is based in Daresbury.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, E-Commerce, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Leisure, Medical Products, Publishing

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - 10
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 6 - 1 1 1 - 9
vol $16M $16M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 1 - - - - 3
vol $102M $102M
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Auto Marine Cables Ltd. 2019-10-28 - Growth Capital
Worsley, United Kingdom · www.automarinecables.com
Technikraft Ltd. 2018-10-10 - Growth Capital
Goole, United Kingdom · www.technikraft.co.uk
Olympic Fixings 2017-05-04 - Growth Capital
Lancashire, United Kingdom · www.olympicfixings.co.uk
Barber of Sheffield Ltd. 2016-10-01 - Secondary Buyout
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.barberofsheffield.co.uk
1st Class Holidays Ltd. 2015-12-21 - Growth Capital
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.1stclassholidays.com
Modern Rugs Ltd. 2014-12-01 5M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom · www.modern-rugs.co.uk
The Energy Solutions Group Ltd. 2014-07-31 102M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Altrincham, United Kingdom · www.theenergysolutionsgroup.co.uk
Liberty Printers (AR & RF Reddin) Ltd. (dba Liberty Services) 2014-01-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Croydon, United Kingdom · www.libertyservices.co.uk
Barber of Sheffield Ltd. 2012-03-28 - Growth Capital
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.barberofsheffield.co.uk
Vickers Electronics Ltd. 2011-07-25 11M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.vickers-energy.co.uk
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Electrical Equipment 1 (17%) 11M (69%) 1 (11%) 11M (67%)
E-Commerce 1 (17%) 5M (31%) 1 (11%) 5M (30%)
Publishing - - 1 (11%) 431K (3%)
Automotive 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
Business Services - - 1 (11%) -
Chemicals 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
Distribution 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
Leisure 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (11%) -
Total 6 $16M 9 $16M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 6 (100%) 16M (100%) 9 (100%) 16M (100%)
Total 6 $16M 9 $16M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 4 (67%) - 5 (56%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (33%) 16M (100%) 4 (44%) 16M (100%)
Total 6 $16M 9 $16M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (67%) 102M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $102M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Hill Dickinson LLP
1
DWF LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $16M
TOTAL $16M
Largest Vickers Electronics Ltd.
$11M (2011-07-25)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $102M
TOTAL $102M
Largest The Energy Solutions Group Ltd.
$102M (2014-07-31)

M&A Connections

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

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