Phoenix Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

Phoenix Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (17%) and apparel/textiles (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (35%) 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 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). 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 Activity83
    • M&A Buy Activity47
    • M&A Sell Activity36
  • Total Sectors Invested 22
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 19
  • 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 £200 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, Life Science, Marine, Marketing, Media, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 36 4 3 3 1 - 47
vol $1.4B $365M $1.8B
Sell (1.8/yr) # 27 6 - 2 1 - 36
vol $3.1B $320M $3.4B
  83

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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (23%) 365M (100%) 8 (16%) 580M (29%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 5 (10%) 216M (11%)
Leisure 2 (15%) - 4 (8%) 48M (2%)
Distribution - - 3 (6%) 271M (14%)
Media 1 (8%) - 3 (6%) 103M (5%)
Restaurants - - 3 (6%) 85M (4%)
Transportation 1 (8%) - 3 (6%) -
Automotive - - 2 (4%) 254M (13%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (4%) 165M (8%)
Healthcare Services - - 2 (4%) -
Insurance 1 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
Marketing 1 (8%) - 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 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 13 $365M 49 $2.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 12 (92%) 365M (100%) 47 (96%) 2.0B (100%)
France 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 12 (92%) 365M (100%) 47 (96%) 2.0B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
Total 13 $365M 49 $2.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 8 (62%) - 17 (35%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (38%) 365M (100%) 15 (31%) 953M (48%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 13 (27%) 714M (36%)
Divestiture - - 3 (6%) 309M (16%)
Consolidation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 13 $365M 49 $2.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 18 (50%) 2.3B (67%)
Trade Sale 9 (25%) 804M (24%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (14%) 322M (9%)
IPO 1 (3%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Stake Sale 1 (3%) -
Total 36 $3.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Canaccord Genuity Corp.
2
Houlihan Lokey
1
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Travers Smith LLP
6
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
Investor(s)
31%
15 (31%)
Strategic(s)
4%
2 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
53%
19 (53%)
Strategic(s)
33%
12 (33%)

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