RAC - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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RAC M&A Summary

RAC has acquired 2 companies of its own. It has also divested 1 asset.

RAC’s largest acquisition to date was in 2001, when it acquired Auto Windscreens for $172M. The Company’s most targeted sectors include automotive (50%) and internet software and services (50%).

RAC Ownership

Who owns RAC?

RAC is owned by CVC Capital Partners and GIC. It was acquired on December 2, 2015.

Is RAC PE-backed?

Yes. RAC is owned by private equity investors CVC Capital Partners and GIC.

Was RAC formerly PE-backed?

Yes. RAC was formerly owned by 2 private investors.

RAC Business Overview

Where is RAC headquartered?

RAC is headquartered in Walsall, United Kingdom.

What is RAC’s revenue?

RAC disclosed revenue of 498M GBP for 2014 and 417M GBP for 2010.

How many employees does RAC have?

RAC has 3,500 employees.

What sector is RAC in?

RAC is a consumer services company.

When was RAC founded?

RAC was founded in 1897.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity3
    • M&A Buy Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1


RAC Ltd.

Brockhurst Crescent,
Walsall, WS5 4AW
United Kingdom,
+44 (0)1922 437 000

RAC is an motoring organization offers roadside assistance to around 8.6 million members if their vehicles suffer a mechanical failure, fixing 80% of issues at the roadside. If the issue can’t be resolved then members will be offered a tow to a destination of the member’s choice. RAC is also an insurance broker, offering car, home, motorcycle and van and other specialist insurance using a panel of third-party underwriters to roadside members and non-members. RAC was founded in 1897 and is based in Walsall, United Kingdom.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $172M $172M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Nebula Systems Ltd. 2019-12-04 - Divestiture
Buckingham, United Kingdom · www.nebulasystems.com
Nebula Systems Ltd. 2016-03-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Buckingham, United Kingdom · www.nebulasystems.com
Auto Windscreens Ltd. 2001-03-30 172M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Chesterfield, United Kingdom · www.autowindscreens.co.uk
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 1 (50%) - 1 (100%) -
Automotive 1 (50%) 172M (100%) - -
Total 2 $172M 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 2 172M 1 -
Total 2 $172M 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $172M
Largest Auto Windscreens Ltd.
$172M (2001-03-30)

M&A Connections

Divested to
1 (100%)

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