STAR Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, STAR Capital Partners has acquired 3 companies.

STAR Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are financial services (16%) and business services (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and divestiture (32%). In total, STAR Capital Partners has invested in 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired Eversholt Rail Group for $3.2B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (46%). STAR Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Secondary Market Infrastructure Fund UK for $1.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity30
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 2

STAR Capital Partners

15th Floor, 33 Cavendish Square,
London, W1G 0PW
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7016 8500
www.star-capital.com
mail@star-capital.com

STAR Capital Partners is a private equity firm that seeks investments in capital intensive businesses operating in Western Europe. STAR looks to invest in companies valued between EUR50 million and EUR1 billion. The Firm will consider opportunities in many industries, however, the Firm's primary emphasis is on businesses operating in the oil & gas, transport, utilities, telecommunications and healthcare sectors. STAR Capital was formed in 1999 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Beverages, Communications, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Renewable Energy, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 100 1,000
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 14 2 - - 2 1 19
vol $4.1B $4.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 10 1 - - - - 11
vol $4.4B $4.4B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Hawksford Holdings Ltd. 2020-08-19 - Secondary Buyout
Jersey, Channel Islands · www.hawksford.com
Windhoist Ltd. 2019-08-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Irvine, United Kingdom · www.windhoist.co.uk
ASL Aviation Group 2019-02-13 - Divestiture
Swords, Ireland · www.aslaviationgroup.com
Blohm+Voss GmbH 2016-09-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Hamburg, Germany · www.blohmvoss.com
Globalways AG 2016-09-05 - Growth Capital
Stuttgart, Germany · www.globalways.net
Star Mayan Ltd. 2016-07-01 - Consolidation
London, United Kingdom
Pepcom GmbH 2015-09-13 270M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Unterfohring, Germany · www.pep-com.de
Eversholt Rail Group Ltd. 2015-01-20 - Sold to Management
London, United Kingdom · www.eversholtrail.co.uk
Kennet Equipment Leasing Ltd. 2014-07-31 154M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Coleshill, United Kingdom · www.kennet-leasing.co.uk
Alloheim Senioren-Residenzen GmbH 2013-08-15 203M EUR Secondary Buyout
Düsseldorf, Germany · www.alloheim.de
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Star Mayan Ltd. 2016-07-01 Aeroserve MSP and Euro Ltd. 2019-03-05 3
London, United Kingdom Slough, United Kingdom · www.airlinelaundry.com
Star Mayan Ltd. 2016-07-01 Grosvenor Contracts (London) Ltd. 2018-05-01 2
London, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom · www.grosvenorcontracts.com
Star Mayan Ltd. 2016-07-01 Synergy Health Managed Services Ltd. 2016-07-01 1
London, United Kingdom Derby, United Kingdom · www.synergylms.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 1 (13%) 154M (100%) 3 (16%) 3.4B (82%)
Business Services 2 (25%) - 2 (11%) -
Environmental 1 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
Transportation - - 2 (11%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (5%) 479M (12%)
Education - - 1 (5%) 275M (7%)
Airlines 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (5%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (5%) -
Information Technology 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Marine - - 1 (5%) -
Media - - 1 (5%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 8 $154M 19 $4.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 4 (50%) 154M (100%) 8 (42%) 3.7B (88%)
Germany 2 (25%) - 8 (42%) -
Channel Islands 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Ireland 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (5%) 479M (12%)
Domestic 4 (50%) 154M (100%) 8 (42%) 3.7B (88%)
Cross-border 4 (50%) - 11 (58%) 479M (12%)
Total 8 $154M 19 $4.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (50%) 154M (100%) 8 (42%) 633M (15%)
Divestiture 1 (13%) - 6 (32%) 3.2B (78%)
Consolidation 1 (13%) - 2 (11%) 275M (7%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
Growth Capital 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 8 $154M 19 $4.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 7 (64%) 3.6B (84%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (18%) 509M (12%)
Secondary Sale 1 (9%) 203M (5%)
Sold to Management 1 (9%) -
Total 11 $4.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
1
Slaughter and May
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.2B
$100M to $1B 3 $908M
TOTAL $4.1B
Largest Eversholt Rail Group Ltd.
$3.2B (2010-11-04)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $2.6B
$100M to $1B 5 $1.8B
TOTAL $4.4B
Largest Secondary Market Infrastructure Fund UK LP
$1.4B (2006-12-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
43%
3 43%
Strategic(s)
57%
4 57%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
20%
1 20%
Strategic(s)
80%
4 80%

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