Tenzing Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Tenzing Private Equity has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

Tenzing Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (25%) and software (25%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (50%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%).

In the last 3 years, Tenzing Private Equity has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Tenzing Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Smoothwall for $116M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 2

Tenzing Private Equity Ltd.

Crown House 143-147, Regent Street,
London, W1B 4NR
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 3282 7560
www.tenzing.pe
hello@tenzing.pe

Tenzing Private Equity is a growth oriented private equity investor focused on in founder owned tech and tech-enabled businesses. The Firm seeks businesses valued from £10 to £200 million and operating in the UK and Northern Europe. Target companies typically exhibit high recurring revenue with strong organic growth and provide mission critical B2B products/services. Tenzing Private Equity Was formed in 2015 and is headquartered in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 10 200
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 1 1 4 1 3 2 12
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - - 1 - 1 2
vol $116M $116M
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Smoothwall Ltd. 2021-08-06 116M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Leeds, United Kingdom · www.smoothwall.com
Jeffreys Henry LLP 2021-02-16 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.jeffreyshenry.com
MetaCompliance Ltd. 2021-01-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.metacompliance.com
VIPR Ltd. 2020-10-27 - Growth Capital
Bromley, United Kingdom · www.viprsolutions.com
Payroll Software & Services Group Ltd. (PSSG) 2020-09-23 - Consolidation
Gateshead, United Kingdom · www.thepssg.com
Activpayroll 2020-01-29 - Growth Capital
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.activpayroll.com
Motion Picture Licensing Co. Ltd. 2019-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Eastbourne, United Kingdom · www.themplc.co.uk
Eurowage Ltd. 2019-08-14 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.fmpglobal.com
Ticketer Ltd. 2018-10-02 - Growth Capital
Berkshire, United Kingdom · www.ticketer.co.uk
Eikon Group Ltd. 2018-04-09 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.eikongroup.co.uk
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 2 (20%) - 3 (25%) -
Software 3 (30%) - 3 (25%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (10%) - 2 (17%) -
Media 2 (20%) - 2 (17%) -
Business Services 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Staffing 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 10 - 12 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 10 (100%) - 12 (100%) -
Total 10 - 12 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 6 (60%) - 6 (50%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (30%) - 5 (42%) -
Consolidation 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 10 - 12 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) 116M (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $116M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Alvarez & Marsal
1
Legal Deals
Osborne Clarke LLP
2

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $116M
TOTAL $116M
Largest Smoothwall Ltd.
$116M (2021-08-06)

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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