The Royal Bank of Scotland Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Financial Services Company

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group has acquired 11 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 18 assets.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2003, when it acquired Churchill Insurance for $1.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2009, when it sold Alpha Trains Luxembourg S.à r.l. to for $5.5B. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group has acquired in 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include financial services (20%) and insurance (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity28
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 29

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

36 St Andrew Square,
Edinburgh, EH12 1HQ
United Kingdom,
+44 131 626 3263
www.rbs.com

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc , headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland. We support customers to manage their finances and do business.We want to be trusted, respected and valued by our customers, shareholders and communities. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group was founded in 1727 and is based in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 8 1 - 1 - - 10
vol $2.4B $80M $82M $2.5B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 18 - - - - - 18
vol $10.3B $10.3B
  28

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
FreeAgent Central Ltd. 2018-03-29 82M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Edinburgh, United Kingdom · www.freeagent.com
Cruises.Co Ltd. 2016-08-05 80M GBP Secondary Buyout
, United Kingdom · www.cruises.co.uk
Royal Bank of Scotland - Private Banking and Wealth Management business 2015-03-27 - Divestiture
, United Kingdom
RBS Coutts Bank Ltd. 2015-03-27 - Divestiture
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Royal North Shore Hospital 2015-02-09 - Divestiture
St Leonards, Australia · www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au
Mountain Warehouse Ltd. 2013-11-04 131M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Truro, United Kingdom · www.mountainwarehouse.com
7city Group Ltd. 2013-01-24 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.7city.com
The Priory Group Ltd. 2011-01-10 1.4B GBP Divestiture
Leatherhead Surrey, United Kingdom · www.priorygroup.com
Royal Bank of Scotland - UAE Retail Banking business 2010-10-01 - Divestiture
, United Arab Emirates
The Royal Bank - Chilean Business 2010-09-27 - Divestiture
, Chile
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Financial Services 2 (20%) 541M (21%) 11 (61%) 3.3B (32%)
Insurance 2 (20%) 1.3B (52%) 1 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (10%) - 2 (11%) 1.4B (14%)
Transportation 1 (10%) 368M (15%) 2 (11%) 5.5B (54%)
Education 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (10%) 131M (5%) - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (10%) 80M (3%) - -
Software 1 (10%) 82M (3%) - -
Construction - - 1 (6%) -
Total 10 $2.5B 18 $10.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 8 2.0B 8 4.7B
Channel Islands 1 - 1 -
Germany 1 541M 1 -
Australia - - 1 -
Chile - - 1 -
Hong Kong - - 1 -
Kazakhstan - - 1 52M
Luxembourg - - 1 5.5B
Spain - - 1 -
Switzerland - - 1 -
United Arab Emirates - - 1 -
Domestic 8 (80%) 2.0B (79%) 8 (44%) 4.7B (45%)
Cross-border 2 (20%) 541M (21%) 10 (56%) 5.6B (55%)
Total 10 $2.5B 18 $10.3B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.3B
< $100M 2 $162M
TOTAL $2.5B
Largest Churchill Insurance Co.,Ltd.
$1.1B (2003-06-11)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $9.7B
$100M to $1B 1 $539M
< $100M 1 $52M
TOTAL $10.3B
Largest Alpha Trains Luxembourg S.à r.l.
$5.5B (2009-08-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
4 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
4 50%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
32%
6 32%
Strategic(s)
68%
13 68%