Rubicon Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

Rubicon Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (39%) and automotive (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (70%) and secondary buyout (20%). 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 Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

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, Agriculture, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Distribution, Diversified, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Medical Products, Plastics, Software, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation, Utilities

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 22 1 2 1 - - 26
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 - - 1 - - 5
vol $92M $177M $269M
  31

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Farsound Aviation 2019-07-15 177M GBP Secondary Buyout
Essex, United Kingdom · www.farsoundaviation.com
Park Sheet Metal Co. Ltd. 2019-07-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Warwickshire, United Kingdom · www.parksheetmetal.co.uk
Aquamain (UK) Ltd. 2018-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Somerset, United Kingdom · www.aquamain.com
Cortland Fibron BX 2018-01-01 - Divestiture
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom · www.fibron.com
John Lawrie Group 2017-11-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.johnlawrie.com
EnServe Group Ltd. 2016-01-15 - Secondary Buyout
Borehamwood, United Kingdom · www.enservegroup.com
Cerdic Foundries Ltd. 2016-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Somerset, United Kingdom · www.cerdicfoundries.co.uk
Ring Automotive Ltd. 2015-06-18 - Secondary Buyout
Leeds, United Kingdom · www.ringautomotive.com
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
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 4 (40%) - 10 (38%) -
Automotive 2 (20%) - 3 (12%) -
Business Services 1 (10%) - 3 (12%) -
Electronics - - 2 (8%) -
Machinery - - 2 (8%) -
Construction - - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Environmental 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Plastics 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Software - - 1 (4%) -
Utilities 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 - 26 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 9 (90%) - 21 (81%) -
Germany 1 (10%) - 2 (8%) -
United States - - 2 (8%) -
  New York - - 1 (4%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 9 (90%) - 21 (81%) -
Cross-border 1 (10%) - 5 (19%) -
Total 10 - 26 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (80%) - 18 (69%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (10%) - 5 (19%) -
Add-on Acquisition - - 1 (4%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 - 26 -

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
Investor(s)
19%
5 (19%)
Strategic(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Strategic(s)
80%
4 (80%)

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