Risk Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

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

Risk Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arerestaurants (16%) and food (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (49%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Risk Capital Partners has invested in 1 US state and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Seafood Holdings for $25M.

In the last 3 years, Risk Capital Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (47%). Risk Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Cruise.Co for $80M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity45
    • M&A Buy Activity32
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 1

Risk Capital Partners LLP

31 North Row,
London, W1K 6DA
United Kingdom
+44 20 7016 0700
www.riskcapitalpartners.co.uk
luke@riskcapitalpartners.co.uk

Risk Capital Partners is a private investment group focused on working with entrepreneurs and helping them achieve growth through acquisitions, roll-out programs, and bold organic growth strategies. Risk looks to invest £2 to £15 million of equity in established, profitable companies based in the UK and will consider opportunities across a broad range of industry sectors including consumer, retail, leisure, healthcare, financial services, transport, and support services. Risk Capital Partners was formed in 2001 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, E-Commerce, Financial Services, Food, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Leisure, Marketing, Medical Products, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Staffing, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 15
Enterprise Value - 50
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 28 1 2 - - 1 32
vol $39M $39M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 11 - 2 - - - 13
vol $224M $224M
  45

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Simpson Travel Ltd. 2024-04-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.simpsontravel.com
GAIL's Artisan Bakery 2021-09-14 - Secondary Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.gailsbread.co.uk
Bread Factory Ltd. 2021-09-14 - Secondary Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.breadltd.co.uk
GAK.co.uk Ltd. 2021-09-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brighton, United Kingdom · www.gak.co.uk
Curious Brewery 2021-04-26 - Growth Capital
Ashford, United Kingdom · www.curiousbrewery.com
Meika Ltd. 2020-11-06 - Secondary Buyout
Reading, United Kingdom · www.primrose.co.uk
All Star Lanes 2019-09-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.allstarlanes.co.uk
Small Batch Coffee Ltd. 2019-03-01 - Trade Sale
Portslade, United Kingdom · www.smallbatchcoffee.co.uk
Patisserie Holdings Ltd. 2018-11-01 - Bankruptcy
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.patisserie-valerie.co.uk
Neilson Active Holidays Ltd. 2018-08-02 - Secondary Sale
Brighton, United Kingdom · www.neilson.co.uk
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Restaurants - - 5 (15%) -
Food 1 (10%) - 4 (12%) 25M (64%)
Leisure 2 (20%) - 3 (9%) 14M (36%)
Business Services 2 (20%) - 3 (9%) -
Retail 1 (10%) - 3 (9%) -
Beverages 1 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Consumer Products 1 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Gaming - - 2 (6%) -
Staffing - - 2 (6%) -
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
E-Commerce 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Publishing - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 - 33 $39M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 9 (90%) - 32 (97%) 39M (100%)
United States 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
  Georgia 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 9 (90%) - 32 (97%) 39M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 - 33 $39M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (50%) - 16 (48%) -
Growth Capital 2 (20%) - 8 (24%) 25M (64%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (20%) - 3 (9%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (6%) 14M (36%)
Going Private - - 2 (6%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Total 10 - 33 $39M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (46%) 80M (36%)
Trade Sale 3 (23%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (15%) 144M (64%)
Bankruptcy 1 (8%) -
Sold to Management 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $224M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Cavendish Corporate Finance LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $39M
TOTAL $39M
Largest Seafood Holdings Ltd.
$25M (2006-01-01)
sell # Total
< $100M 3 $224M
TOTAL $224M
Largest Cruise.Co Ltd.
$80M (2016-08-05)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
9%
3 (9%)
Strategic(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
46%
6 (46%)
Strategic(s)
46%
6 (46%)

FAQ

When was Risk Capital Partners LLP founded?

Risk Capital Partners LLP was founded in 2001.

What type of investor is Risk Capital Partners LLP?

Risk Capital Partners LLP is a private equity firm.

Where is Risk Capital Partners LLP headquartered?

Risk Capital Partners LLP is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does Risk Capital Partners LLP have under management?

Risk Capital Partners LLP has 75M GBP under management.

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