Rcapital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Rcapital Partners has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Rcapital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (16%) and retail (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (36%) and growth capital (28%). In total, Rcapital Partners has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Microbus for $8M.

In the last 3 years, Rcapital Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (38%). Rcapital Partners’ 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 Activity33
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 2

Rcapital Partners LLP

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, Education, Electronics, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Information Technology, Leisure, Real Estate, Retail, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 20 1 2 1 - 1 25
vol $8M $8M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 5 2 - - 1 - 8
vol $32M $10M $42M
  33

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Archant Community Media Ltd. 2020-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Norwich, United Kingdom · www.archant.co.uk
Cash Generator Ltd. 2019-03-13 - Unknown
Edinburgh, United Kingdom · www.cashgenerator.co.uk
Havelock Europa 2018-07-04 - Divestiture
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom · www.havelockeuropa.com
Cash Generator Ltd. 2017-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom · www.cashgenerator.co.uk
Cluttons LLP 2017-05-05 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.cluttons.com
Summit Media Ltd. 2016-09-15 - Add-on Acquisition
East Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.summit.co.uk
Independent Inspections Ltd. (The Independent Group) 2016-04-20 - Secondary Buyout
Preston, United Kingdom · www.independent-inspections.co.uk
Twogether Creative Ltd. 2016-04-01 10M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Marlow, United Kingdom · www.wearetwogether.com
Hotelcare 2015-08-21 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.hotelcare.co.uk
Summit Media Ltd. 2015-08-19 - Growth Capital
East Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.summit.co.uk
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (22%) - 4 (16%) -
Retail 1 (6%) - 4 (16%) -
Financial Services 2 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
Food 1 (6%) - 2 (8%) -
Information Technology 1 (6%) 8M (100%) 1 (4%) 8M (100%)
Building Materials 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Construction 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Services 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (4%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Insurance 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Leisure 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Machinery 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Marketing - - 1 (4%) -
Publishing 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Real Estate 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 $8M 25 $8M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 17 (94%) 8M (100%) 24 (96%) 8M (100%)
Australia 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 17 (94%) 8M (100%) 24 (96%) 8M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 $8M 25 $8M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (33%) 8M (100%) 9 (36%) 8M (100%)
Growth Capital 5 (28%) - 7 (28%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 4 (22%) - 6 (24%) -
Divestiture 2 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 $8M 25 $8M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (38%) 34M (82%)
Secondary Sale 2 (25%) 8M (18%)
Trade Sale 2 (25%) -
Unknown 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $42M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Eversheds LLP
1
Squire Patton Boggs
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $8M
TOTAL $8M
Largest Microbus 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
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
40%
2 40%
Strategic(s)
60%
3 60%

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