Rubicon Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Rubicon Partners has acquired 1 company.

Rubicon Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (32%) and automotive (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (69%) and secondary buyout (23%). In total, Rubicon Partners has invested in 2 US states and 4 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Rubicon Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (80%). Rubicon Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Farsound Aviation for $177M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Rubicon Partners

8-12 York Gate,
London, NW1 4QG
United Kingdom
+44 20 7499 0500
www.rubiconpartners.com
info@rubiconpartners.com

Rubicon Partners is a large private equity firm focused on acquiring industrial service and products businesses. The Firm targets business valued from £15 to £250 million and has a special interest in situations with transactional or operational complexity. Specific areas of interest include aerospace, construction, machinery, construction, building products, automotive, energy/power, industrial services, and specialty distribution. Prospective transaction situations include carve-outs, successions, and other special situations. Rubicon Partners was formed in 1993 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Medical Products, Plastics, Software, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 15 250
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 20 1 - - 1 - 22
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 - - - 1 - 5
vol $92M $177M $269M
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Farsound Aviation 2019-07-15 177M GBP Secondary Buyout
Romford, United Kingdom · www.farsoundaviation.com
Park Sheet Metal Co. Ltd. 2019-07-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Warwickshire, United Kingdom · www.parksheetmetal.co.uk
EnServe Group Ltd. 2016-01-15 - Secondary Buyout
Borehamwood, United Kingdom · www.enservegroup.com
Volvox Group Ltd. 2015-06-18 - Secondary Buyout
Leeds, United Kingdom · www.ringautomotive.co.uk
Gentech International Ltd. 2011-10-31 10M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Girvan, United Kingdom · www.gentechsensors.com
RGI Industries LLP 2011-07-01 - Consolidation
, United States
ABL-TECHNIC Entlackung GmbH 2011-06-29 - Secondary Buyout
Leutkirch, Germany · www.abl-technic.de
Swisshaus AG 2011-06-10 - Secondary Buyout
St. Gallen, Switzerland · www.swisshaus.ch
Metallwarenfabrik Gemmingen GmbH 2011-05-31 - Secondary Buyout
Gemmingen, Germany · www.metallwarenfabrik.com
Sparex Holdings Ltd. 2010-11-05 82M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Exeter, United Kingdom · www.sparex.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
EnServe Group Ltd. 2016-01-15 Meter-U 2017-06-01 2
Borehamwood, United Kingdom · www.enservegroup.com , United Kingdom
EnServe Group Ltd. 2016-01-15 Metro Rod Ltd. 2017-03-23 1
Borehamwood, United Kingdom · www.enservegroup.com Macclesfield, United States · www.metrorod.co.uk
RGI Industries LLP 2011-07-01 Goodridge (UK) Ltd. 2014-01-09 3
, United States Exeter, United Kingdom · www.goodridge.net
RGI Industries LLP 2011-07-01 Invotec Group 2012-05-18 2
, United States Dosthill, United Kingdom · www.invotecgroup.com
RGI Industries LLP 2011-07-01 Farsound Engineering Ltd. 2011-07-01 1
, United States Romford, United Kingdom · www.farsound.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 2 (18%) - 7 (32%) -
Automotive 3 (27%) - 3 (14%) -
Business Services 3 (27%) - 3 (14%) -
Electronics - - 2 (9%) -
Machinery - - 2 (9%) -
Construction 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (5%) -
Medical Products 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Plastics 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Software - - 1 (5%) -
Total 11 - 22 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 7 (64%) - 17 (77%) -
Germany 2 (18%) - 2 (9%) -
United States 1 (9%) - 2 (9%) -
  New York - - 1 (5%) -
Switzerland 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 7 (64%) - 17 (77%) -
Cross-border 4 (36%) - 5 (23%) -
Total 11 - 22 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (45%) - 15 (68%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (45%) - 5 (23%) -
Add-on Acquisition - - 1 (5%) -
Consolidation 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 11 - 22 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (40%) 92M (34%)
Trade Sale 2 (40%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (20%) 177M (66%)
Total 5 $269M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $177M
< $100M 2 $92M
TOTAL $269M
Largest Farsound Aviation
$177M (2019-07-15)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
6 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
20%
1 20%
Strategic(s)
80%
4 80%

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