Piper Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Piper Private Equity has invested in 5 companies.

Piper Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are restaurants (29%) and apparel/textiles (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (54%) and growth capital (43%).

In the last 3 years, Piper Private Equity has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (38%). Piper Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Loungers for $211M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity44
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 5

Piper Private Equity LLP

Eardley House,182-184 Campden Hill Road,
London, W8 7AS
United Kingdom
+44(0)207 727 3842
www.piperprivateequity.com
info@piperprivateequity.com

Piper Private Equity is a specialist private equity firm focused on investments in consumer brands with strong growth potential. Piper specifically targets high growth, small to mid-sized companies in retail, leisure, consumer products and services. The Firm works closely with management to build industry leading companies. Prospective businesses are generally profitable with revenues of £5 to £25 million. Piper prefers companies based in the UK and invests up to £15 million per transaction. The Firm will consider both control and minority investment positions. Piper Private Equity was formed in 1986 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Food, Furniture, Leisure, Life Science, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 25
Target EBITDA 1 -
Investment Size 3 15
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 22 1 4 - - 1 28
Sell (1.0/yr) # 11 1 1 2 - 1 16
vol $157M $211M $368M
  44

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Wattbike Ltd. 2020-09-07 - Growth Capital
Nottingham, United Kingdom · www.wattbike.com
Forthglade Foods Ltd. 2020-09-01 - Secondary Buyout
Winkleigh, United Kingdom · www.forthglade.co.uk
Orlebar Brown Ltd. 2018-09-28 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.orlebarbrown.co.uk
Be At One Ltd. 2018-07-23 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.beatone.co.uk
Neom Organics London 2017-12-21 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.neomorganics.com
Black Murphy Ltd. 2017-10-16 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.moveyourframe.com
Weird Fish Ltd. 2017-04-24 - Secondary Buyout
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom · www.weirdfish.co.uk
Flat Iron Steak Ltd. 2017-03-06 - Growth Capital
Farnborough, United Kingdom · www.flatironsteak.co.uk
Pet Food UK Ltd. 2017-03-06 - Growth Capital
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom · www.petfoodukltd.com
Loungers Ltd. 2016-12-20 211M GBP Secondary Buyout
Bristol, United Kingdom · www.thelounges.co.uk
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Restaurants 3 (33%) - 8 (29%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 3 (11%) -
Consumer Products 2 (22%) - 3 (11%) -
Food 1 (11%) - 3 (11%) -
Retail - - 3 (11%) -
Beverages - - 2 (7%) -
Consumer Services 2 (22%) - 2 (7%) -
Automotive 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Education - - 1 (4%) -
Furniture - - 1 (4%) -
Publishing - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 28 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 9 (100%) - 28 (100%) -
Total 9 - 28 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 15 (54%) -
Growth Capital 8 (89%) - 12 (43%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 28 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 7 (44%) -
Secondary Sale 6 (38%) 368M (100%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (13%) -
Sold to Management 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $368M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Bond Dickinson LLP
5
Jones Day
1
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $326M
< $100M 1 $42M
TOTAL $368M
Largest Loungers Ltd.
$211M (2016-12-20)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
6 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
6 50%

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