Terra Firma Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Terra Firma Capital Partners has acquired 2 companies.

Terra Firma Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are retail (12%) and restaurants (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (86%) and secondary buyout (9%). In total, Terra Firma Capital Partners has invested in 2 US states and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Viterra for $6.5B.

In the last 3 years, Terra Firma Capital Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (32%). Terra Firma Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Waste Recycling Group for $2.2B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity57
    • M&A Buy Activity35
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 4

Terra Firma Capital Partners

2 More London Riverside,
London, SE1 2AP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7015 9500
www.terrafirma.com
info@terrafirma.com

Terra Firma Capital Partners is a private equity firm that primarily targets distressed 'asset rich' companies in need of management change or operational improvement. Terra Firma also invests in market leading businesses, or platform businesses capable of becoming market-leading businesses through add-on investments. Terra Firma generally looks to invest in businesses headquartered in Western Europe. Terra Firma was originally formed in 1994 and became an independent investment group in 2002. The Firm is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Airlines, Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Infrastructure, Leisure, Media, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Retail, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 33 - 1 - - 1 35
vol $34.2B $169M $34.4B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 14 3 2 1 1 1 22
vol $6.5B $1.5B $8.0B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Tilia Homes 2021-04-16 169M GBP Divestiture
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom · www.kierliving.co.uk
Parmaco Oy 2021-02-25 - Secondary Buyout
Tampere, Finland · www.parmaco.fi
Consolidated Pastoral Company Pty Ltd. (CPC) 2020-11-02 - Unknown
Wilston, Australia · www.pastoral.com
Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC) 2019-01-01 - Unknown
Brentford, United Kingdom · www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk
Parmaco Oy 2018-10-04 - Secondary Buyout
Tampere, Finland · www.parmaco.fi
Rete Rinnovabile S.r.l. 2018-07-26 1.5B EUR Secondary Buyout
Rome, Italy
Wyevale Garden Centres 2018-05-22 - Unknown
Middlesex, United Kingdom · www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk
EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc. 2017-12-04 - Secondary Sale
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.everpower.com
AWAS Aviation Capital Ltd. 2017-04-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Dublin, Ireland · www.awas.com
Shanks Group Plc 2017-02-28 - Merger
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · www.shanksplc.co.uk
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Four Seasons Health Care Ltd. 2012-07-12 Optimum Care Ltd. 2013-04-11 1
Wilmslow Cheshire, United Kingdom · www.fshc.co.uk Northhampton, United Kingdom

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Restaurants - - 4 (11%) 4.2B (12%)
Retail - - 4 (11%) 1.2B (4%)
Renewable Energy - - 3 (9%) 1.2B (4%)
Business Services - - 3 (9%) 169M (< 1%)
Real Estate 1 (33%) 4.9B (77%) 2 (6%) 11.4B (33%)
Leisure - - 2 (6%) 5.5B (16%)
Consumer Services - - 2 (6%) 3.0B (9%)
Infrastructure - - 2 (6%) 1.7B (5%)
Environmental - - 2 (6%) 402M (1%)
Construction 1 (33%) 169M (3%) 2 (6%) 169M (< 1%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (6%) 159M (< 1%)
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) 2.4B (7%)
Gaming - - 1 (3%) 1.6B (5%)
Healthcare Services 1 (33%) 1.3B (20%) 1 (3%) 1.3B (4%)
Agriculture - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (3%) -
Media - - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 3 $6.4B 35 $34.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 3 (100%) 6.4B (100%) 24 (71%) 18.8B (63%)
Germany - - 3 (9%) 7.7B (26%)
United States - - 2 (6%) 2.8B (9%)
  Washington - - 1 (3%) 2.4B (8%)
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (3%) 350M (1%)
Italy - - 1 (3%) 722M (2%)
France - - 1 (3%) -
Australia - - 1 (3%) -
Finland - - 1 (3%) -
Ireland - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 3 (100%) 6.4B (100%) 24 (71%) 18.8B (63%)
Cross-border - - 10 (29%) 11.2B (37%)
Total 3 $6.4B 34 $30.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (33%) 1.3B (20%) 30 (86%) 27.7B (82%)
Secondary Buyout - - 3 (9%) 1.1B (3%)
Divestiture 2 (67%) 5.1B (80%) 2 (6%) 5.1B (15%)
Total 3 $6.4B 35 $34.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (45%) 3.6B (45%)
Trade Sale 5 (23%) 841M (11%)
Unknown 3 (14%) -
Merger 2 (9%) 2.2B (27%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (5%) 1.4B (18%)
Sold to Management 1 (5%) -
Total 22 $8.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
2
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
2
Canaccord Genuity Corp.
1
Legal Deals
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 11 $28.5B
$100M to $1B 14 $5.9B
TOTAL $34.4B
Largest Viterra
$6.5B (2005-01-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 4 $6.6B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.3B
< $100M 1 $71M
TOTAL $8.0B
Largest Waste Recycling Group (WRG)
$2.2B (2006-09-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Strategic(s)
9%
3 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
32%
7 (32%)
Strategic(s)
23%
5 (23%)

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