Scottish Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Scottish Equity Partners has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 7 others.

Scottish Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (32%) and internet software and services (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (60%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, Scottish Equity Partners has invested in 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 0000 when it acquired SSP for $319M.

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 Activity29
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP)

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: Consumer Products, E-Commerce, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Marketing, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Software, Technology Hardware, Utilities

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 (1.6/yr) # 17 - 2 2 3 1 25
vol $535M $535M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 1 - 1 1 - 4
  29

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Dohop ehf 2020-11-25 - Growth Capital
Reykjavík, Iceland · www.dohop.com
Mister Spex GmbH 2019-08-21 - Secondary Buyout
Berlin, Germany · www.misterspex.com
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 Ltd. 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
LoveCrafts Group Ltd. 2017-04-25 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.lovecrafts.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Pulsant Ltd. 2014-06-16 LayerV 2017-08-15 2
Maidenhead, United Kingdom · www.pulsant.com London, United Kingdom · www.layerv.com
Pulsant Ltd. 2014-06-16 Onyx Group 2016-06-09 1
Maidenhead, United Kingdom · www.pulsant.com Middlesbrough, United Kingdom · www.onyx.net

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 7 (35%) 519M (97%) 8 (32%) 519M (97%)
Internet Software and Services 4 (20%) - 4 (16%) -
E-Commerce 3 (15%) - 3 (12%) -
Software 3 (15%) - 3 (12%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (8%) -
Marketing 1 (5%) 16M (3%) 1 (4%) 16M (3%)
Communications - - 1 (4%) -
Engineering - - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Life Science 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 20 $535M 25 $535M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 16 (80%) 535M (100%) 21 (84%) 535M (100%)
Germany 2 (10%) - 2 (8%) -
Iceland 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Ireland 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 20 $535M 25 $535M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 13 (65%) - 15 (60%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (20%) 535M (100%) 5 (20%) 535M (100%)
Venture 2 (10%) - 3 (12%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (5%) - 2 (8%) -
Total 20 $535M 25 $535M

Exits by Deal Type

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

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $519M
< $100M 1 $16M
TOTAL $535M
Largest SSP Ltd.
$319M (2015-13-15)

M&A Connections

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

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