M&A Deal Summary

Sovereign Capital Partners Acquires Murgitroyd

On October 18, 2019, private equity firm Sovereign Capital Partners acquired business services company Murgitroyd for 65M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Sovereign Capital Partners’ 12th transaction in the Business Services sector.
  • This is Sovereign Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Sovereign Capital Partners’ 43rd transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2019-10-18
Target Murgitroyd
Sector Business Services
Buyer(s) Sovereign Capital Partners
Deal Type Going Private
Deal Value 65M GBP

Target

Murgitroyd

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Murgitroyd & Co., Ltd. is a provider of IP services, delivering patent and trade mark legal advice together with a breadth of IP support services to its international client base. Murgitroyd was established in 1975 and is based in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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Buyer

Sovereign Capital Partners

London, United Kingdom

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2001
PE ASSETS 1.0B GBP
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Sovereign Capital Partners (SCP) is a private equity firm that specializes in buy and build opportunities throughout the UK. The Firm targets consolidation strategies in the education and training, healthcare, and outsourced business services sectors. SCP looks to invest £10 to £120 million per transaction. Sovereign Capital Partners was formed in 2001 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 46 of 52
Sector (Business Services) 12 of 15
Type (Going Private) 1 of 1
Country (United Kingdom) 43 of 47
Year (2019) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-08-02 Outcomes First Group

Hampshire, United Kingdom

Outcomes First Group is a provider of children’s homes, EBD schools, services for adults with Learning disabilities and Autism, and special non-residential schools for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-12-02 Arachas Corporate Brokers

Dublin, Ireland

Arachas Corporate Brokers is a specialist corporate, SME & affinity scheme brokerage delivering exclusive insurance facilities and financial planning services to the Irish business community.

Sell €250M