Rockpool Investments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Rockpool Investments has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 4 others.

Rockpool Investments’ most common sectors for investment aremedia (10%) and consumer products (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (55%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%). In total, Rockpool Investments has invested in 1 US state and 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Rockpool Investments has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (88%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity39
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 9

Rockpool Investments

Rockpool Investments LLP

10 Bressenden Place, Victoria,
London, SW1E 5DH
United Kingdom
+0203 8548 100
www.rockpool.uk.com
team@rockpool.uk.com

Rockpool Investments is a private investment firm that looks to provide growth capital and private debt to expansion stage companies throughout the UK. The Firm seeks well-established companies and will consider opportunities in a variety of sectors. Rockpool Investments was formed in 2011 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, E-Commerce, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Real Estate, Restaurants, Transportation, Utilities

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 22 4 1 4 - - 31
Sell (1.2/yr) # 2 1 3 2 - - 8
  39

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Fortus Group 2022-12-16 - Secondary Sale
Dublin, Ireland · www.fortusuk.com
Rosetta Brands Ltd. 2022-11-01 - Growth Capital
Lancashire, United Kingdom · www.rosettabrands.com
Boston Trust Ltd. 2022-09-02 - Secondary Sale
Isle of Man, United Kingdom · www.bostonmfo.com
EC Electronics Ltd. 2022-09-01 - Growth Capital
Hampshire, United Kingdom · www.ecelectronics.com
ERA Ltd. 2022-07-25 - Growth Capital
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom · www.eraltduk.com
Finitor Wealth Ltd. 2022-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kent, United Kingdom · www.finitorwealth.com
Outright Games Ltd. 2021-08-09 - Secondary Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.outrightgames.com
Airedale Catering Equipment Ltd. 2021-06-11 - Secondary Sale
Bradford, United Kingdom · www.airedale-group.co.uk
Hartley Botanic Ltd. 2021-05-17 - Secondary Sale
Oldham, United Kingdom · www.hartley-botanic.com
EA-RS Fire Engineering Ltd. 2021-02-02 - Growth Capital
Witham, United Kingdom · www.ea-rsfire.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 2 (11%) - 3 (10%) -
Media 3 (16%) - 3 (10%) -
Apparel/Textiles 2 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Business Services 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
E-Commerce 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Financial Services 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Manufacturing 2 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (3%) -
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (3%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Electronics 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 - 31 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 18 (95%) - 29 (94%) -
United States 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  California 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Ireland - - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 - 31 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 13 (68%) - 17 (55%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (32%) - 12 (39%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 - 31 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 7 (88%) -
Divestiture 1 (13%) -
Total 8 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Crowe LLP
1
Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance Ltd.
1
HMT LLP
1
Legal Deals
Charles Russell Speechlys
2
Stephenson Harwood
2
EMW Law LLP
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
88%
7 (88%)
Strategic(s)
25%
2 (25%)

FAQ

When was Rockpool Investments founded?

Rockpool Investments was founded in 2011.

What type of investor is Rockpool Investments?

Rockpool Investments is a private equity firm.

Where is Rockpool Investments headquartered?

Rockpool Investments is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does Rockpool Investments have under management?

Rockpool Investments has 620M GBP under management.

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