RJD Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, RJD Partners has acquired 3 companies.

RJD Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (20%) and education (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (68%) and secondary buyout (24%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Equidebt for $77M.

In the last 3 years, RJD Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (48%). RJD Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Academy Music Group for $114M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity42
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 6

RJD Partners

6-7 Queen Street,
London, EC4N 1SP
United Kingdom
+020 7050 6868
www.rjdpartners.com
info@rjdpartners.com

RJD Partners is an independent private equity firm focused on providing capital to service sector businesses located in the United Kingdom. Specific service areas of interest include business services, financial services, IT services, and leisure. RJD invests between £5 and £20 million in transactions worth between £10 and £50 million. RJD was formerly known as Royal London Private Equity. RJD Partners was formed in 2001 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Products, Education, Electronics, Engineering, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Leisure, Marine, Media, Medical Products, Staffing, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 20
Enterprise Value 10 50
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 20 2 1 - 1 1 25
vol $368M $34M $20M $421M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 11 2 2 1 1 - 17
vol $620M $16M $8M $644M
  42

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Improve International 2020-06-01 20M GBP Divestiture
Swindon, United Kingdom · www.improveinternational.com
Chemigraphic Ltd. 2019-07-01 - Secondary Buyout
Crawley, United Kingdom · www.chemigraphic.co.uk
Survey Solutions Ltd. 2019-06-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ipswich, United Kingdom · www.survey-solutions.co.uk
Barber of Sheffield Ltd. 2018-12-07 - Unknown
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.barberofsheffield.co.uk
Burgess Marine Ltd. 2017-12-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Kent, United Kingdom · www.burgessmarine.co.uk
Class Tours Ltd. 2017-10-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brighton, United Kingdom · www.voyagerschooltravel.com
Intrinsic Technology Ltd. 2017-08-01 8M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Haydock, United Kingdom · www.intrinsictechnology.co.uk
Barber of Sheffield Ltd. 2016-10-01 - Secondary Buyout
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.barberofsheffield.co.uk
ISG Technology Ltd. 2016-07-11 16M GBP Secondary Buyout
Egham, United Kingdom · www.isg-technology.com
Babington Group 2016-04-18 34M GBP Secondary Buyout
Derby, United Kingdom · www.babington.co.uk
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Babington Group 2016-04-18 Acorn Training Consultants Ltd. 2020-09-21 1
Derby, United Kingdom · www.babington.co.uk Ripley, United Kingdom

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 1 (20%) 43M (45%) 5 (20%) 126M (30%)
Financial Services - - 3 (12%) 77M (18%)
Education 3 (60%) 53M (55%) 3 (12%) 53M (13%)
Business Services - - 2 (8%) 40M (10%)
Leisure - - 2 (8%) -
Insurance - - 1 (4%) 40M (9%)
Staffing - - 1 (4%) 37M (9%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (4%) 31M (7%)
Marine - - 1 (4%) 17M (4%)
Electronics - - 1 (4%) -
Engineering 1 (20%) - 1 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (4%) -
Media - - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (4%) -
Transportation - - 1 (4%) -
Total 5 $97M 25 $421M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 5 (100%) 97M (100%) 25 (100%) 421M (100%)
Total 5 $97M 25 $421M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (40%) - 17 (68%) 248M (59%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (40%) 77M (80%) 6 (24%) 154M (37%)
Divestiture 1 (20%) 20M (20%) 1 (4%) 20M (5%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (4%) -
Total 5 $97M 25 $421M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (47%) 409M (63%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (18%) 121M (19%)
Trade Sale 3 (18%) 114M (18%)
Bankruptcy 1 (6%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) -
Unknown 1 (6%) -
Total 17 $644M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rickitt Mitchell
1
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Eversheds LLP
1
DLA Piper
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 11 $421M
TOTAL $421M
Largest Equidebt Ltd.
$77M (2005-09-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $326M
< $100M 7 $318M
TOTAL $644M
Largest Academy Music Group Ltd.
$114M (2007-03-30)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
83%
5 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
1 17%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
62%
8 62%
Strategic(s)
38%
5 38%

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