M&A Deal Summary

Root Capital Acquires Autocue Group

On June 6, 2006, private equity firm Root Capital acquired technology hardware company Autocue Group for 2M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Root Capital’s 1st transaction in the Technology Hardware sector.
  • This is Root Capital’s 0th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Root Capital’s 2nd transaction in the United Kingdom.
Investment Fate
  • Autocue Group was sold to a strategic buyer in 2014.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2006-06-06
Target Autocue Group
Sector Technology Hardware
Buyer(s) Root Capital
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 2M GBP

Target

Autocue Group

Mitcham, Surrey, United Kingdom
website
Autocue Group Ltd. is a provider of teleprompter systems to the broadcast and conferencing sectors.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Root Capital

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2003
PE ASSETS 200M GBP
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Root Capital is a private equity firm that invests in technology, support services, and media businesses throughout the UK. Root Capital will consider in a variety of companies, including growth businesses, listed companies, non-core divestitures, and turnarounds. The Firm looks to invests £0.5 - £6 million in companies generating revenues of £1 - £20 million. Areas of interest include software/hardware vendors, IT outsourcing/managed services, telecommunications, hosting, IT consulting/systems integration, finance/administration, human resource, call centers, marketing services, logistics services, information services, on-line services, publishing and conferences services. Root Capital LLP was formed in 2003 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 8
Sector (Technology Hardware) 1 of 1
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 1 of 3
Country (United Kingdom) 2 of 7
Year (2006) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-02-10 KnowledgePool Group

Berkshire, United Kingdom

KnowledgePool Group Ltd. provides learning services, including bespoke training programmes, learning consultancy, training administration, supplier management and full business process outsourcing.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-12-01 Alter Technology Group

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Alter Technology Group is a quality driven company providing procurement, engineering and test services for E.E.E. (Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical) components and electronic systems, within the space and harsh environment markets, where failure is not an option.

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