Risk Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Risk Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are restaurants (18%) and food (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and growth capital (27%). 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 trade sale (40%). Risk Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Cruises.Co for $80M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity33
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • 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 LImited is a private investment group focused on working with entrepreneurs and helping them achieve growth through acquisitions, roll-out programmes and bold organic growth strategies. Risk looks to invest £3 to £10 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: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Financial Services, Food, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Leisure, Marketing, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Staffing, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 3 10
Enterprise Value - 50
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 23 - - - - - 23
vol $39M $39M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 6 2 - 2 - - 10
vol $144M $80M $224M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Patisserie Holdings Ltd. 2018-11-01 - Bankruptcy
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.patisserie-valerie.co.uk
Neilson Active Holidays Ltd. 2018-08-02 - Secondary Buyout
Brighton, United Kingdom · www.neilson.co.uk
Cruises.Co Ltd. 2016-08-05 80M GBP Secondary Buyout
, United Kingdom · www.cruises.co.uk
DWS Automotive Repair Solutions Ltd. (dba DWS Bodyworks) 2016-05-05 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.dws-bodyworks.co.uk
Small Batch Coffee Roasters 2015-11-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brighton, United Kingdom · www.smallbatchcoffee.co.uk
Zoggs International Ltd. 2015-05-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lightwater, United Kingdom · www.zoggs.com
Synarbor PLC (Synarbor Education) 2015-03-08 - Secondary Buyout
Chapeltown, United Kingdom · www.synarboreducation.com
InnBrighton Ltd. 2014-07-02 - Secondary Buyout
Brighton, United Kingdom
APT Controls Ltd. 2014-05-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Harrow, United Kingdom · www.aptcontrols-group.co.uk
Neilson Active Holidays Ltd. 2013-11-25 14M GBP Divestiture
Brighton, United Kingdom · www.neilson.co.uk
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Restaurants 1 (13%) - 4 (17%) -
Food 2 (25%) - 3 (13%) 25M (64%)
Retail 2 (25%) - 3 (13%) -
Leisure 1 (13%) - 2 (9%) 14M (36%)
Gaming - - 2 (9%) -
Staffing - - 2 (9%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) -
Business Services - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products 1 (13%) - 1 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (4%) -
Publishing 1 (13%) - 1 (4%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (4%) -
Total 8 - 23 $39M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 8 (100%) - 23 (100%) 39M (100%)
Total 8 - 23 $39M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (63%) - 11 (48%) -
Growth Capital 2 (25%) - 6 (26%) 25M (64%)
Divestiture - - 2 (9%) 14M (36%)
Going Private - - 2 (9%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (13%) - 1 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (4%) -
Total 8 - 23 $39M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (40%) 80M (36%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (20%) 144M (64%)
Trade Sale 2 (20%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (10%) -
Sold to Management 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $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 Cruises.Co Ltd.
$80M (2016-08-05)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
44%
4 44%
Strategic(s)
56%
5 56%

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