Spirit Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Spirit Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (38%) and aerospace (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (88%) and secondary buyout (13%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Styles & Wood for $43M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). Spirit Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Adler & Allan for $92M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

Spirit Capital Partners LLP

5th Floor 2, Wellington Place,
Leeds, LS1 4AP
United Kingdom
+44 113 366 2045
www.spiritcapital.co.uk
info@spiritcapital.co.uk

Spirit Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on lower middle-market, UK-based opportunities. Spirit Capital Partners was formed in 2008 and is based in Leeds.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Environmental, Manufacturing, Retail, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 20
Enterprise Value 10 50
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
vol $92M $92M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $177M $177M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
FMG Support Ltd. 2015-04-14 - Secondary Buyout
Huddersfield, United Kingdom · www.fmg.co.uk
Adler & Allan Ltd. 2014-09-22 92M GBP Secondary Buyout
Harrogate, United Kingdom · www.adlerandallan.co.uk
Doosan Enpure Ltd. 2012-11-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.doosanenpure.com
Driver Hire Investments Group Ltd. 2011-06-28 - Secondary Buyout
King's Gate, Bradford, United Kingdom · www.driverhire.co.uk
Brookhouse Holdings Ltd. 2008-06-12 85M USD Add-on Acquisition
Darwen, United Kingdom · www.brookhouse.net
FMG Support Ltd. 2008-03-04 11M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Huddersfield, United Kingdom · www.fmg.co.uk
Adler & Allan Ltd. 2007-06-14 38M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Harrogate, United Kingdom · www.adlerandallan.co.uk
Plaxton Ltd. 2007-05-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Edinburgh, United Kingdom · www.plaxtonlimited.co.uk
EDSR Ltd. 2007-02-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chatham, United Kingdom · www.edsr.co.uk
Doosan Enpure Ltd. 2006-12-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.doosanenpure.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (100%) - 3 (38%) 11M (12%)
Retail - - 1 (13%) 43M (47%)
Environmental - - 1 (13%) 38M (42%)
Aerospace - - 1 (13%) -
Machinery - - 1 (13%) -
Utilities - - 1 (13%) -
Total 1 - 8 $92M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 1 (100%) - 8 (100%) 92M (100%)
Total 1 - 8 $92M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (100%) - 7 (88%) 49M (53%)
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (13%) 43M (47%)
Total 1 - 8 $92M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (43%) 92M (52%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (29%) 85M (48%)
IPO 1 (14%) -
Trade Sale 1 (14%) -
Total 7 $177M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $92M
TOTAL $92M
Largest Styles & Wood Plc
$43M (2004-05-01)
sell # Total
< $100M 2 $177M
TOTAL $177M
Largest Adler & Allan Ltd.
$92M (2014-09-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
3 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
3 50%

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