Smedvig Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Smedvig Capital has invested in 6 companies.

Smedvig Capital’s most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (17%) and business services (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (42%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%). In total, Smedvig Capital has invested in 3 US states and 6 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Smedvig Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (73%). Smedvig Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Ocean Outdoor for $54M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity54
    • M&A Buy Activity36
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 1

Smedvig Capital

Ryger House, 11 Arlington Street,
London, SW1A 1RD
United Kingdom
+44 20 7451 2100
www.smedvigcapital.com
enquiries@smedvigcapital.com

Smedvig Capital is a venture capital and business growth firm that typically targets investment opportunities in the UK. Smedvig seeks both direct buyout and growth capital investments and also makes investments in other third party private equity funds. Smedvig's direct investment practice targets equity investments of £2 to £15 million in businesses valued up to £30 million. Areas of interest include information management, financial services, consumer goods, retail, and support services. Smedvig Capital was formed in 1996 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Marketing, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Plastics, Real Estate, Retail, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Venture

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 15
Enterprise Value - 30
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 29 1 1 2 2 1 36
Sell (0.6/yr) # 15 - 1 - 2 - 18
vol $124M $124M
  54

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Yumpingo Ltd. 2020-01-29 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.yumpingo.com
MediaMorph, Inc. 2019-10-15 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.mediamorph.com
Photospire Ltd. 2019-09-05 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.spirable.com
Quill Content Ltd. 2019-05-20 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.quillcontent.com
Masabi Ltd. 2019-04-30 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.masabi.com
ADHUNTER Ltd. 2018-05-24 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.adzuna.co.uk
Poq Studio Ltd. 2018-05-02 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.poqcommerce.com
PPC Creative Ltd. (Picture Production Co.) 2017-11-01 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.theppc.com
Xeneta AS 2017-02-09 - Venture
Oslo, Norway · www.xeneta.com
Infinity Tracking Ltd. 2016-09-19 - Growth Capital
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · www.infinity.co
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
The Simplify Group 2005-12-01 My Home Move Ltd. 2019-02-25 1
Leicester, United Kingdom · www.simplify.co.uk Leicester, United Kingdom · www.myhomemove.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 5 (33%) - 6 (17%) -
Business Services 4 (27%) - 5 (14%) -
Marketing 1 (7%) - 4 (11%) -
Retail - - 3 (8%) -
Financial Services - - 2 (6%) -
Real Estate 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Beverages - - 1 (3%) -
Construction - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (3%) -
Education - - 1 (3%) -
Food - - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Leisure - - 1 (3%) -
Life Science 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Media - - 1 (3%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (3%) -
Software 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 - 36 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 13 (87%) - 28 (78%) -
United States 1 (7%) - 3 (8%) -
  New York - - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) -
Sweden - - 2 (6%) -
Norway 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Germany - - 1 (3%) -
Argentina - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 13 (87%) - 28 (78%) -
Cross-border 2 (13%) - 8 (22%) -
Total 15 - 36 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 4 (27%) - 15 (42%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (7%) - 11 (31%) -
Venture 10 (67%) - 10 (28%) -
Total 15 - 36 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 11 (61%) 70M (57%)
Secondary Sale 5 (28%) 54M (43%)
IPO 1 (6%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (6%) -
Total 18 $124M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Bird & Bird
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 3 $124M
TOTAL $124M
Largest Ocean Outdoor Ltd.
$54M (2012-05-17)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
24%
4 24%
Strategic(s)
76%
13 76%

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