Scottish Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Scottish Equity Partners has invested in 5 companies.

Scottish Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are energy services and equipment (16%) and healthcare services (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (70%) and secondary buyout (16%). In total, Scottish Equity Partners has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Pure360 for $16M.

In the last 3 years, Scottish Equity Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (75%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

Scottish Equity Partners

29 St George Street,
London, W1S 2FA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7758 5900
www.sep.co.uk
contact_calum@sep.co.uk

Scottish Equity Partners is a growth capital firm focused on high-growth tech company invests in the UK and Ireland. The Firm looks to invest up to £25 million across a range of sectors, with a particular interest in enterprise software, consumer internet and tech-enabled service businesses. Scottish Equity seeks to build value by playing an active and supportive role in the growth and development of its portfolio companies. Scottish Equity Partners is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Energy Services and Equipment, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Venture

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 8 - 1 2 2 - 13
vol $16M $16M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 1 - 1 1 - 4
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Zuto Ltd. 2019-07-31 - Growth Capital
Macclesfield, United Kingdom · www.zuto.com
immedis 2019-06-10 - Growth Capital
Dublin, Ireland · www.immedis.com
Cyberhawk Innovations Ltd. 2019-03-28 - Secondary Buyout
Livingston, United Kingdom · www.thecyberhawk.com
TotallyMoney 2018-12-18 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.totallymoney.com
Indigo Pipelines Ltd. 2018-11-05 - Secondary Buyout
Glasgow, United Kingdom · www.indigopipelines.co.uk
Redwood Technologies Ltd. 2018-01-16 - Growth Capital
Bracknell, United Kingdom · www.redwoodtech.com
Dotmatics Ltd. 2017-10-31 - Growth Capital
Herts, United Kingdom · www.dotmatics.com
Exco InTouch Ltd. 2016-12-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom · www.excointouch.com
Peppermint Technology Ltd 2015-12-10 - Growth Capital
Nottingham, United Kingdom · www.pepperminttechnology.co.uk
Abcodia Ltd. 2015-05-19 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.abcodia.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (10%) - 2 (15%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (20%) - 2 (15%) -
Information Technology 1 (10%) - 2 (15%) -
Software 2 (20%) - 2 (15%) -
Marketing 1 (10%) 16M (100%) 1 (8%) 16M (100%)
Communications 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Engineering - - 1 (8%) -
Financial Services 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 10 $16M 13 $16M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 9 (90%) 16M (100%) 12 (92%) 16M (100%)
Ireland 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 10 $16M 13 $16M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 8 (80%) - 9 (69%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (10%) 16M (100%) 2 (15%) 16M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (8%) -
Venture 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 10 $16M 13 $16M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (75%) -
Trade Sale 1 (25%) -
Total 4 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $16M
TOTAL $16M
Largest Pure360
$16M (2013-07-08)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
75%
3 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
1 25%

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