Stirling Square Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Stirling Square Capital Partners has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Stirling Square Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are aerospace (19%) and safety/security (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (41%) and secondary buyout (26%). In total, Stirling Square Capital Partners has invested in 2 US states and 10 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2003 when it acquired Schoeller Wavin Systems Services B.v. for $163M.

In the last 3 years, Stirling Square Capital Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (62%). Stirling Square Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Schoeller Arca Systems Services BV for $482M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity40
    • M&A Buy Activity27
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 10

Stirling Square Capital Partners

10 Duke of York Square,
London, SW3 4LY
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7808 4130
www.stirlingsquare.com
info@stirlingsquare.com

Stirling Square Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control investments in mid-market businesses across Europe. Stirling looks for companies that offer potential for operational improvement and growth through organic expansion and cross border acquisitions. Targets companies are generally valued between €50 and €500 million. Sectors of interest include consumer and industrial products, business services, media and communications, pharmaceuticals/healthcare, and mature technology. Stirling Square Capital Partners was formed in 2002 and is located in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Plastics, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 50 500
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 20 2 2 1 1 1 27
vol $288M $288M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 9 1 1 - 2 - 13
vol $2.0B $296M $2.3B
  40

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Assistansbolaget Forsakring Sverige AB 2020-04-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Helsingborg, Sweden · www.assistansbolaget.nu
Siblu France SAS 2019-09-27 - Secondary Buyout
Pessac, France · www.siblu.com
Cartonplast Group GmbH 2019-08-23 - Secondary Buyout
Dietzenbach, Germany · www.cartonplast.com
Logent Group 2019-05-24 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.logent.se
Verescence 2018-12-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Puteaux cedex, France · www.verescence.com
DOCU Group Sweden AB (DOCU Nordic) 2017-08-04 - Secondary Buyout
Ljusdal, Sweden
Isoclima S.p.A. 2017-07-19 - Growth Capital
Este, Italy · www.isoclima.net
3SI Security Systems, Inc. 2017-06-20 - Secondary Buyout
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.3sisecurity.com
AD Industrie SAS 2016-12-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paris, France · www.adgroupe.com
ESE World B.V. 2016-12-15 296M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Maastricht, Netherlands · www.ese-group.net
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
The National Fostering Agency Ltd. 2015-04-13 Outcomes First Group 2019-08-02 2
Uxbridge, United Kingdom · www.nfa.ws Hampshire, United Kingdom · www.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk
Viscolube SpA 2011-12-22 Bitolea S.p.A 2017-08-03 1
Pieve Fissiraga, Italy · www.viscolube.it Landriano, Italy · www.bitolea.com
The National Fostering Agency Ltd. 2015-04-13 Acorn Care & Education Ltd. 2016-08-03 1
Uxbridge, United Kingdom · www.nfa.ws Bolton, United Kingdom · www.acorncare.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Aerospace 2 (14%) - 5 (19%) 125M (43%)
Safety/Security 1 (7%) - 3 (11%) -
Plastics - - 2 (7%) 163M (57%)
Chemicals 1 (7%) - 2 (7%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (7%) -
Packaging 1 (7%) - 2 (7%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Automotive 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Communications - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Services 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Engineering 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Insurance 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Leisure - - 1 (4%) -
Transportation 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 14 - 27 $288M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Italy 4 (29%) - 6 (22%) -
United Kingdom 2 (14%) - 4 (15%) -
Sweden 3 (21%) - 3 (11%) -
France 2 (14%) - 3 (11%) -
Netherlands - - 3 (11%) 163M (57%)
United States - - 3 (11%) 125M (43%)
  California - - 2 (7%) 125M (43%)
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (4%) -
Germany 1 (7%) - 2 (7%) -
Brazil 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Norway 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 2 (14%) - 4 (15%) -
Cross-border 12 (86%) - 23 (85%) 288M (100%)
Total 14 - 27 $288M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (43%) - 11 (41%) 125M (43%)
Secondary Buyout 4 (29%) - 7 (26%) -
Divestiture 2 (14%) - 4 (15%) -
Recapitalization - - 2 (7%) 163M (57%)
Growth Capital 2 (14%) - 2 (7%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (4%) -
Total 14 - 27 $288M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (62%) 1.3B (65%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (15%) 668M (35%)
Unknown 2 (15%) -
Trade Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $1.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lazard Ltd.
2
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Legal Deals
Ashurst LLP
2
Latham & Watkins
1
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $288M
TOTAL $288M
Largest Schoeller Wavin Systems Services B.v.
$163M (2003-09-29)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $2.3B
TOTAL $2.3B
Largest Schoeller Arca Systems Services BV
$482M (2007-07-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
78%
7 78%
Strategic(s)
22%
2 22%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
85%
11 85%
Strategic(s)
15%
2 15%

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