Risk Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Risk Capital Partners has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Risk Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arerestaurants (13%) and retail (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (49%) and growth capital (26%). 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 (50%). 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 Activity42
    • M&A Buy Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 25 1 1 1 2 - 30
vol $39M $39M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 8 2 - - 2 - 12
vol $224M $224M
  42

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
GAIL's Artisan Bakery 2021-09-14 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.gailsbread.co.uk
Bread Factory Ltd. 2021-09-14 - Secondary Buyout
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
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
XSTRAHL, Inc. 2018-03-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Suwanee, Georgia · www.xstrahl.com
Cruise.Co Ltd. 2016-08-05 80M GBP Secondary Buyout
Redditch, United Kingdom · www.cruise.co.uk
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 1 (8%) - 4 (13%) 25M (64%)
Restaurants 1 (8%) - 4 (13%) -
Retail 3 (23%) - 4 (13%) -
Leisure 2 (15%) - 3 (10%) 14M (36%)
Business Services 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Consumer Products 2 (15%) - 2 (6%) -
Gaming - - 2 (6%) -
Staffing - - 2 (6%) -
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Beverages 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
E-Commerce 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Publishing - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 31 $39M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 12 (92%) - 30 (97%) 39M (100%)
United States 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Georgia 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 12 (92%) - 30 (97%) 39M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 31 $39M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (54%) - 15 (48%) -
Growth Capital 3 (23%) - 8 (26%) 25M (64%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (23%) - 3 (10%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (6%) 14M (36%)
Going Private - - 2 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 31 $39M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (50%) 80M (36%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (17%) 144M (64%)
Trade Sale 2 (17%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (8%) -
Sold to Management 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $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)
10%
3 (10%)
Strategic(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
6 (50%)
Strategic(s)
42%
5 (42%)

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