Rcapital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Rcapital has acquired 7 companies.

Rcapital’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (15%) and retail (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and growth capital (20%). In total, Rcapital has invested in 1 US state and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Attobus for $8M.

In the last 3 years, Rcapital has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is unknown (39%). Rcapital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold The Rolling Luggage Company for $24M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity66
    • M&A Buy Activity40
    • M&A Sell Activity26
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 4

Rcapital

24 Old Bond Street, 5th Floor,
Mayfair, W1S 4AW
United Kingdom
+44 0845 293 9888
www.rcapital.co.uk
info@rcapital.co.uk

RCapital Partners LLP is a specialist private investment firms that targets turnaround and growth capital investments opportunities in a variety of industries. RCapital will consider companies across the UK and Europe and looks to commit £500,000 - £20 million in businesses generating sales of £5 - £100 million. RCapital Partners LLP was formed in 2004 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Distribution, Education, Electronics, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Information Technology, Insurance, Leisure, Marketing, Real Estate, Retail, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 200
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 0 20
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 30 3 2 2 1 2 40
vol $8M $8M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 20 2 2 - - 2 26
vol $42M $42M
  66

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Splash News & Picture Agency, Inc. 2022-05-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.splashnews.com
Archant Community Media Ltd. 2022-03-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Norwich, United Kingdom · www.archant.co.uk
Dialogue Content Marketing Ltd. 2022-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Norwich, United Kingdom · www.archantdialogue.co.uk
Nasmyth Group Ltd. 2022-02-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Coventry, United Kingdom · www.nasmythgroup.com
PPCP Ltd. 2021-06-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.patrickparsons.co.uk
Archant Community Media Ltd. 2020-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Norwich, United Kingdom · www.archant.co.uk
Trios Facilities Management Ltd. 2020-03-01 - Divestiture
Cirencester, United Kingdom · www.triosgroup.co.uk
LCHMG Ltd. 2019-11-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.harleymedical.co.uk
Ultraviolet Leisure 2019-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stroud, United Kingdom · www.uvleisure.com
Cash Generator Ltd. 2019-03-13 - Unknown
Edinburgh, United Kingdom · www.cashgenerator.co.uk
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Heat Exchange Group 2018-07-01 Greens Power Ltd. 2018-07-01 2
Wakefield, United Kingdom · www.heatexchangegroup.co.uk Wakefield, United Kingdom · www.greenspower.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (30%) - 6 (15%) -
Retail - - 4 (10%) -
Leisure - - 3 (8%) -
Manufacturing 2 (20%) - 3 (8%) -
Construction - - 2 (5%) -
Digital Media - - 2 (5%) -
Distribution 1 (10%) - 2 (5%) -
Education 1 (10%) - 2 (5%) -
Engineering 1 (10%) - 2 (5%) -
Financial Services - - 2 (5%) -
Food - - 2 (5%) -
Marketing 1 (10%) - 2 (5%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) 8M (100%)
Consumer Services - - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) -
Insurance 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Publishing - - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 - 40 $8M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 10 (100%) - 38 (95%) 8M (100%)
United States - - 1 (3%) -
  California - - 1 (3%) -
Australia - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 10 (100%) - 38 (95%) 8M (100%)
Cross-border - - 2 (5%) -
Total 10 - 40 $8M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (40%) - 20 (50%) 8M (100%)
Growth Capital 2 (20%) - 8 (20%) -
Divestiture 2 (20%) - 5 (13%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 5 (13%) -
Consolidation 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 - 40 $8M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Unknown 10 (38%) -
Trade Sale 8 (31%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (15%) 34M (82%)
Secondary Sale 2 (8%) 8M (18%)
Merger 1 (4%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Total 26 $42M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Duff & Phelps Corp.
1
Legal Deals
Pinsent Masons LLP
2
Eversheds LLP
1
Squire Patton Boggs
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $8M
TOTAL $8M
Largest Attobus Ltd.
$8M (2006-11-22)
sell # Total
< $100M 3 $42M
TOTAL $42M
Largest The Rolling Luggage Company Ltd.
$24M (2015-02-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Strategic(s)
13%
5 (13%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
8%
2 (8%)
Strategic(s)
38%
10 (38%)

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