M&A Deal Summary

Rcapital Partners Acquires Attobus

On November 22, 2006, private equity firm Rcapital Partners LLP acquired technology hardware company Attobus Ltd. for 5M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Rcapital Partners’ 1st transaction in the Technology Hardware sector.
  • This is Rcapital Partners’ 0th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Rcapital Partners’ 2nd transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2006-11-22
Target Attobus Ltd.
Sector Technology Hardware
Buyer(s) Rcapital Partners LLP
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 5M GBP

Target

Attobus Ltd.

Watlington, United Kingdom
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Attobus is a specialist in rugged in-vehicle PCs, mobile data applications, and MDT peripherals. Attobus provides vehicle-based workers with a wide range of applications including automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), real-time video streaming, GPS-based navigation, vehicle location (AVLS), remote database access, computer-aided despatch (CAD), and digital video recording. Attobus is based in Watlington, United Kingdom.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Rcapital Partners LLP

Mayfair, United Kingdom

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2004
SizeSmall
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

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.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 28
Sector (Technology Hardware) 1 of 1
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 2 of 13
Country (United Kingdom) 2 of 27
Year (2006) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-12-01 Odyssey Health Clubs

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Odyssey Health Clubs operates a health and racquets club in the United Kingdom. Odyssey Health Clubs offers health club facilities including pool, gym, tennis and squash, crèche, and bar and restaurant, as well as studios for spinning, Pilates, yoga, and aerobics. Odyssey Health Clubs company also provides accommodations for wedding celebrations, birthday parties, and anniversaries to corporate parties and meetings. Odyssey Health Clubs was founded in 1999 and is based in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-01-03 Little Chef

Sheffield, United Kingdom

PT Specialist Retailing Ltd Trading as Little Chef, Little Chef had five restaurants in the Republic of Ireland, but they were sold to Egan Hospitality with two rebranded as Metzo in 2005 and the rest as Eddie Rockets. At its peak the Little Chef chain had about 435 restaurants,however as of February 2011, Little Chef only has 162 restaurants.

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