ScaleUp Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, ScaleUp Capital has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

ScaleUp Capital’s most common sectors for investment aresoftware (19%) and business services (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (38%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (32%). In total, ScaleUp Capital has invested in 1 US state and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Autocue Group for $3M.

In the last 3 years, ScaleUp Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (72%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity23
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 2

ScaleUp Capital

ScaleUp Capital Ltd.

44 Catherine Place,
London, SW1E 6HL
United Kingdom
+44 2038 861 863
www.scaleupcapital.com

ScaleUp Capital (formerly 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. ScaleUp Capital was formed in 2003 and is based in London, United Kingdom.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Digital Media, Education, Engineering, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Internet Software and Services, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 2 15
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 6
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 8 - 3 2 3 - 16
vol $3M $3M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 5 1 - - - 1 7
  23

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Kapow Primary 2024-01-12 - Secondary Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.kapowprimary.com
Zevo Health 2023-08-15 - Growth Capital
Dublin, Ireland · www.zevohealth.com
PushFar Ltd. 2023-07-13 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.pushfar.com
MobileReport Ltd. 2023-06-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Belfast, United Kingdom · www.goreport.com
Rungway Ltd. 2022-04-11 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.rungway.com
Real Deals Media Ltd. 2022-01-25 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.realdealsmedia.com
Sifted EU Ltd. 2021-11-22 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.sifted.eu
Instep UK Ltd. 2021-04-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Warrington, United Kingdom · www.instepuk.com
imageHOLDERS Ltd. 2021-04-30 - Growth Capital
Wimborne, United Kingdom · www.imageholders.com
Kooth plc 2020-09-02 - IPO
London, United Kingdom · www.koothplc.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 2 (25%) - 3 (19%) -
Business Services 1 (13%) - 2 (13%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (13%) - 2 (13%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (13%) - 2 (13%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (6%) 3M (100%)
Digital Media 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Education - - 1 (6%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Engineering - - 1 (6%) -
Publishing 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (6%) -
Total 8 - 16 $3M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 7 (88%) - 14 (88%) 3M (100%)
Ireland 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
United States - - 1 (6%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 7 (88%) - 14 (88%) 3M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (13%) - 2 (13%) -
Total 8 - 16 $3M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 6 (75%) - 6 (38%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (25%) - 5 (31%) 3M (100%)
Consolidation - - 2 (13%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (6%) -
Total 8 - 16 $3M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (43%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (29%) -
IPO 1 (14%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (14%) -
Total 7 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Squire Sanders
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $3M
TOTAL $3M
Largest Autocue Group Ltd.
$3M (2006-06-06)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Strategic(s)
13%
2 (13%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
71%
5 (71%)

FAQ

When was ScaleUp Capital founded?

ScaleUp Capital was founded in 2003.

What type of investor is ScaleUp Capital?

ScaleUp Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is ScaleUp Capital headquartered?

ScaleUp Capital is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does ScaleUp Capital have under management?

ScaleUp Capital has 200M GBP under management.

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