Phoenix Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Phoenix Equity Partners has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

Phoenix Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (17%) and leisure (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (33%) and secondary buyout (31%). In total, Phoenix Equity Partners has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired Nexus Vehicle Rental for $219M.

In the last 3 years, Phoenix Equity Partners has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (53%). Phoenix Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2004 when it sold International Car Wash Group for $539M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity81
    • M&A Buy Activity47
    • M&A Sell Activity34
  • Total Sectors Invested 23
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 17

Phoenix Equity Partners

123 Victoria Street,
London, SW1E 6DE
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7434 6999
www.phoenix-equity.com
enquiries@phoenix-equity.com

Phoenix Equity Partners is a mid-market private equity firm that funds management buyouts and buy-ins, and provides expansion capital for UK-based companies. Phoenix looks for opportunities valued up to £150 million. Target sectors include consumer, leisure, retail, financial services, healthcare, education, media, transportation/logistics, and business services. Phoenix Equity Partners was formed in 2001 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Leisure, Marine, Marketing, Media, Restaurants, Retail, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 37 - 3 3 3 1 47
vol $1.4B $365M $1.8B
Sell (2.6/yr) # 21 6 4 - 2 1 34
vol $2.6B $433M $320M $3.4B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Spy Alarms Ltd. 2020-09-01 - Growth Capital
Orpington, United Kingdom · www.spyalarms.co.uk
Busaba Eathai Ltd. 2020-07-06 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.busaba.com
Redington Ltd. 2019-12-20 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.redington.co.uk
Signum Technology Ltd. 2019-07-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Westbury, United Kingdom · www.signumtl.com
1000heads Ltd. 2019-07-03 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.1000heads.com
Mobius Life Ltd. 2019-05-01 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.mobiuslife.co.uk
The Travel Chapter Ltd. 2019-01-07 - Stake Purchase
Bideford, United Kingdom · www.travelchapter.com
Nineteen Group 2018-11-23 - Growth Capital
Boulogne-Billancourt, France · www.nineteengroupe.fr
Nexus Vehicle Rental 2018-07-31 219M GBP Secondary Buyout
Leeds, United Kingdom · www.nexusrental.co.uk
Capital Economics Ltd. 2018-03-27 146M GBP Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.capitaleconomics.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Bridge Leisure Parks Ltd. 2015-01-19 Seaview Holiday Village 2015-09-14 1
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · www.bridgeleisure.com Cornwall, United Kingdom · www.seaviewholidayvillage.com
Global Navigation Solutions Ltd. 2012-11-22 DPM (Singapore) Pte Ltd. 2013-05-10 6
London, United Kingdom · www.globalnavigationsolutions.com Maritime Square, Singapore · www.dpmsingapore.com.sg
Global Navigation Solutions Ltd. 2012-11-22 John Lilley & Gillie Ltd. 2013-05-10 5
London, United Kingdom · www.globalnavigationsolutions.com North Shields, United Kingdom · www.lilleyandgillie.co.uk
Global Navigation Solutions Ltd. 2012-11-22 DPM Europe Ltd. 2013-05-10 4
London, United Kingdom · www.globalnavigationsolutions.com Liverpool, United Kingdom · www.dpm.co.uk
Global Navigation Solutions Ltd. 2012-11-22 HanseNautic GmbH 2013-03-31 3
London, United Kingdom · www.globalnavigationsolutions.com Hamburg, Germany · www.hansenautic.de
Global Navigation Solutions Ltd. 2012-11-22 Poly Thomas Gunn S.A. 2012-11-22 2
London, United Kingdom · www.globalnavigationsolutions.com Piraeus, Greece · www.polythomasgunn.gr
Global Navigation Solutions Ltd. 2012-11-22 Thomas Gunn Navigation Services Ltd. 2012-11-22 1
London, United Kingdom · www.globalnavigationsolutions.com Wickford, United Kingdom · www.thomasgunn.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (19%) 365M (100%) 8 (16%) 580M (29%)
Leisure 3 (19%) - 5 (10%) 48M (2%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) - 4 (8%) 216M (11%)
Distribution - - 3 (6%) 271M (14%)
Media 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) 103M (5%)
Restaurants - - 3 (6%) 85M (4%)
Automotive - - 2 (4%) 254M (13%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (4%) 165M (8%)
Healthcare Services - - 2 (4%) -
Insurance 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Marketing 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Transportation - - 2 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) 147M (7%)
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (2%) 58M (3%)
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) 48M (2%)
Consumer Services 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Retail 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 16 $365M 49 $2.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 15 (94%) 365M (100%) 47 (96%) 2.0B (100%)
France 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 15 (94%) 365M (100%) 47 (96%) 2.0B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Total 16 $365M 49 $2.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 8 (50%) - 16 (33%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (31%) 365M (100%) 15 (31%) 953M (48%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (13%) - 14 (29%) 714M (36%)
Divestiture - - 3 (6%) 309M (16%)
Consolidation 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 16 $365M 49 $2.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 18 (53%) 2.3B (67%)
Trade Sale 8 (24%) 804M (24%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (15%) 322M (9%)
IPO 1 (3%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Stake Sale 1 (3%) -
Total 34 $3.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Canaccord Genuity Corp.
2
Duff & Phelps Corp.
2
Houlihan Lokey
1
Legal Deals
Travers Smith LLP
7
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
1
Pinsent Masons LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 7 $1.2B
< $100M 13 $775M
TOTAL $2.0B
Largest Nexus Vehicle Rental
$219M (2018-07-31)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 14 $3.3B
< $100M 2 $117M
TOTAL $3.4B
Largest International Car Wash Group Ltd.
$539M (2004-01-05)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
88%
14 88%
Strategic(s)
13%
2 13%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
66%
21 66%
Strategic(s)
34%
11 34%

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