Rutland Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Rutland Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Rutland Partners’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (16%) and business services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and divestiture (22%). In total, Rutland Partners has invested in 2 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired Maplin Electronics for $131M.

In the last 3 years, Rutland Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (55%). Rutland Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Attends Healthcare Products for $315M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity54
    • M&A Buy Activity32
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 22
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • M&A Advisors 7

Rutland Partners LLP

Cunard House, 15 Regent Street,
London, SW1Y 4LR
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7451 0700
www.rutlandpartners.com
info@rutlandpartners.com

Rutland Partners is a generalist private equity firm focused on investing in mid-market companies based in or with a significant presence in the UK. Rutland looks to commit £10-50 million of equity capital in companies valued up to £150 million. Prospective transactions can take the form of take privates, management buyouts, management buy-ins, replacement capital, turnarounds, and secondary purchases. Rutland Partners was formed in 1986 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Products, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Publishing, Retail, Staffing, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Acquisition Financing, Secondary Buyout

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 50
Enterprise Value 20 150
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 26 1 3 1 1 - 32
vol $1.4B $68M $1.5B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 15 2 1 2 1 1 22
vol $1.1B $188M $64M $180M $1.5B
  54

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Armitage Pet Care Ltd. 2020-10-26 180M USD Add-on Acquisition
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom · www.armitages.co.uk
AFI-Uplift Ltd. 2019-08-14 - Sold to Management
West Bromwich, United Kingdom · www.afi-uplift.co.uk
Hereford Contract Canning (HCC) Ltd. 2019-08-05 - Growth Capital
Hereford, United Kingdom · www.hccanning.com
Total Rail Solutions 2018-11-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Thatcham, United Kingdom · www.totalrailsolutions.co.uk
Gardman Ltd. 2018-10-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Peterborough, United Kingdom · www.gardman.co.uk
Pizza Hut (UK) Ltd. 2018-04-20 - Sold to Management
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · www.pizzahut.co.uk
Brandon Hire Ltd. 2017-11-08 64M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Bristol, United Kingdom · www.brandontoolhire.co.uk
Armitage Pet Care Ltd. 2017-09-12 68M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom · www.armitages.co.uk
Aston Barclay Ltd. 2017-06-05 - Growth Capital
Chelmsford, United Kingdom · www.astonbarclay.net
Omar Park Homes Ltd. 2017-04-18 - Growth Capital
Suffolk, United Kingdom · www.omar.co.uk
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Walstead Group 2016-06-22 Let’s Print Holding AG 2016-06-22 1
London, United Kingdom · www.walstead-group.com , Austria

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products - - 5 (16%) 278M (19%)
Retail - - 3 (9%) 257M (18%)
Business Services 1 (17%) - 3 (9%) 219M (15%)
Financial Services - - 2 (6%) 75M (5%)
Automotive 2 (33%) - 2 (6%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) 97M (7%)
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) 94M (6%)
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) 92M (6%)
Infrastructure - - 1 (3%) 80M (5%)
E-Commerce - - 1 (3%) 66M (5%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) 58M (4%)
Engineering - - 1 (3%) 48M (3%)
Manufacturing - - 1 (3%) 38M (3%)
Publishing - - 1 (3%) 28M (2%)
Distribution - - 1 (3%) 25M (2%)
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) 14M (1%)
Agriculture - - 1 (3%) -
Construction 1 (17%) - 1 (3%) -
Packaging 1 (17%) - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (17%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 6 - 32 $1.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 6 (100%) - 28 (88%) 1.0B (86%)
United States - - 2 (6%) 118M (10%)
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) 94M (8%)
Belgium - - 1 (3%) 48M (4%)
Sweden - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 6 (100%) - 28 (88%) 1.0B (86%)
Cross-border - - 4 (13%) 166M (14%)
Total 6 - 32 $1.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (17%) - 12 (38%) 512M (41%)
Divestiture - - 7 (22%) 250M (20%)
Growth Capital 4 (67%) - 5 (16%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 4 (13%) 224M (18%)
Going Private - - 2 (6%) 185M (15%)
Consolidation - - 1 (3%) 92M (7%)
Acquisition Financing 1 (17%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 6 - 32 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (36%) 1.0B (69%)
Trade Sale 4 (18%) 296M (20%)
Secondary Sale 3 (14%) 129M (9%)
Unknown 2 (9%) 46M (3%)
Sold to Management 2 (9%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
IPO 1 (5%) -
Stake Sale 1 (5%) -
Total 22 $1.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deloitte
1
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Stamford Partners LLP
1
Legal Deals
Taylor Wessing LLP
3
Eversheds LLP
1
DLA Piper
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $262M
< $100M 19 $1.2B
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest Maplin Electronics Ltd.
$131M (2014-06-27)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 7 $1.3B
< $100M 4 $213M
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest Attends Healthcare Products, Inc.
$315M (2012-01-26)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
45%
5 45%
Strategic(s)
55%
6 55%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
14%
2 14%
Strategic(s)
86%
12 86%

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