Rutland Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Rutland Partners has acquired 2 companies.

Rutland Partners’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (18%) and retail (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (45%) and divestiture (25%). 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 4 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 Activity49
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • 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 GBP10 to GBP50 million of equity capital in companies valued up to GBP200 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: Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Publishing, Retail, Staffing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 50
Enterprise Value 20 200
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 25 - 3 - 1 - 29
vol $1.4B $1.4B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 15 1 1 2 1 - 20
vol $1.1B $188M $64M $1.3B
  49

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hereford, United Kingdom · www.hccanning.com
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 2017-09-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom · www.armitages.co.uk
Aston Barclay Chelmsford Ltd. 2017-06-05 - Growth Capital
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Omar Group Ltd. 2017-04-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Suffolk, United Kingdom · www.omar.co.uk
Millbrook Proving Ground Ltd. 2016-09-02 188M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Bedford, United Kingdom · www.millbrook.co.uk
Gardman Ltd. 2015-06-23 - Secondary Buyout
Peterborough, United Kingdom · www.gardman.co.uk
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Laidlaw Solutions Ltd. 2011-08-01 Timbmet Doors Solutions Ltd. 2012-09-18 1
West Midlands, United Kingdom · www.laidlaw.net Leicester, United Kingdom · www.timbmet.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 1 (13%) - 5 (17%) 210M (15%)
Retail 2 (25%) 182M (83%) 3 (10%) 257M (18%)
Business Services - - 2 (7%) 219M (16%)
Financial Services - - 2 (7%) 75M (5%)
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) 97M (7%)
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) 94M (7%)
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) 92M (7%)
Infrastructure - - 1 (3%) 80M (6%)
E-Commerce - - 1 (3%) 66M (5%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) 58M (4%)
Engineering - - 1 (3%) 48M (3%)
Manufacturing 1 (13%) 38M (17%) 1 (3%) 38M (3%)
Publishing - - 1 (3%) 28M (2%)
Distribution - - 1 (3%) 25M (2%)
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) 14M (1%)
Agriculture 1 (13%) - 1 (3%) -
Automotive 1 (13%) - 1 (3%) -
Packaging 1 (13%) - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate 1 (13%) - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Total 8 $220M 29 $1.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 8 (100%) 220M (100%) 25 (86%) 950M (85%)
United States - - 2 (7%) 118M (11%)
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) 94M (8%)
Belgium - - 1 (3%) 48M (4%)
Sweden - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 8 (100%) 220M (100%) 25 (86%) 950M (85%)
Cross-border - - 4 (14%) 166M (15%)
Total 8 $220M 29 $1.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (50%) 51M (23%) 13 (45%) 444M (37%)
Divestiture 1 (13%) 38M (17%) 7 (24%) 250M (21%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (13%) 131M (59%) 4 (14%) 224M (19%)
Going Private - - 2 (7%) 185M (15%)
Growth Capital 2 (25%) - 2 (7%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (3%) 92M (8%)
Total 8 $220M 29 $1.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (35%) 862M (65%)
Trade Sale 4 (20%) 296M (22%)
Secondary Sale 3 (15%) 129M (10%)
Sold to Management 2 (10%) -
Unknown 1 (5%) 46M (3%)
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
IPO 1 (5%) -
Stake Sale 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $1.3B

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 18 $1.1B
TOTAL $1.4B
Largest Maplin Electronics Ltd.
$131M (2014-06-27)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $1.1B
< $100M 4 $213M
TOTAL $1.3B
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)
15%
2 15%
Strategic(s)
85%
11 85%

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