Vespa Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Vespa Capital has invested in 2 companies.

Vespa Capital’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (18%) and media (18%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and growth capital (36%). In total, Vespa Capital has invested in 1 US state and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired DMT Solutions Global for $361M.

In the last 3 years, Vespa Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (56%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 5

Vespa Capital

13 Charles II Street,
London, SW1Y 4QU
United Kingdom
+44 20 3595 4810
www.vespacapital.com
info@vespacapital.com

Vespa Capital is a private equity firm that targets minority or majority buyout investments in the UK. Vespa looks to partner with management when pursuing transactions and seeks opportunities valued from £10 to £40 million. The Firm prefers profitable, market leading businesses with strong growth prospects. Vespa is a generalist investor with no specific industry preferences.Vespa Capital is formed in 2008 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Construction, Distribution, Engineering, Information Technology, Leisure, Life Science, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Recapitalization, PIPE, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 2 5
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 10 70
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 15 - 1 - - 1 17
vol $630M $630M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 7 - - 1 - 1 9
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Nom-IQ Ltd. 2024-03-27 - Secondary Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.comlaude.com
Right Legal Group Ltd. 2024-02-01 - Growth Capital
Derby, United Kingdom · www.rightlegalgroup.com
BioPhorum Operations Group Ltd. 2022-07-01 - Secondary Sale
Sheffield, United Kingdom · www.biophorum.com
SelectScience Ltd. 2021-02-01 - Growth Capital
Corston, United Kingdom · www.selectscience.net
Catalis SE 2019-10-14 139M GBP Going Private
Waalre, Netherlands · www.catalisgroup.com
Feefo Holdings Ltd. 2018-11-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hampshire, United Kingdom · www.feefo.com
BioPhorum Operations Group Ltd. 2018-06-01 - Growth Capital
Sheffield, United Kingdom · www.biophorum.com
DMT Solutions Global Corp. 2018-04-30 361M USD Divestiture
Danbury, Connecticut · www.bluecrestinc.com
Vitale Assistance 2017-08-28 - Secondary Sale
Biard, France · www.vitale-assistance.com
Random42 Ltd. 2017-07-21 - Secondary Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.random42.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
DMT Solutions Global Corp. 2018-04-30 Fluence Automation LLC 2021-11-01 3
Danbury, Connecticut · www.bluecrestinc.com Arlington Heights, Illinois · www.fluenceautomation.com
Feefo Holdings Ltd. 2018-11-19 Reevoo Ltd. 2021-08-31 1
Hampshire, United Kingdom · www.feefo.com London, United Kingdom · www.reevoo.com
DMT Solutions Global Corp. 2018-04-30 BCC Software LLC 2020-12-22 2
Danbury, Connecticut · www.bluecrestinc.com Rochester, New York · www.bccsoftware.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media 1 (14%) 139M (28%) 3 (18%) 139M (22%)
Business Services 1 (14%) - 3 (18%) 85M (13%)
Information Technology - - 2 (12%) -
Software 2 (29%) - 2 (12%) -
Machinery 1 (14%) 361M (72%) 1 (6%) 361M (57%)
Leisure - - 1 (6%) 46M (7%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (6%) -
Distribution - - 1 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (6%) -
Marketing 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Staffing 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 7 $500M 17 $630M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 5 (71%) - 11 (65%) 46M (7%)
France - - 3 (18%) 85M (13%)
Netherlands 1 (14%) 139M (28%) 2 (12%) 139M (22%)
United States 1 (14%) 361M (72%) 1 (6%) 361M (57%)
  Connecticut 1 (14%) 361M (72%) 1 (6%) 361M (57%)
Domestic 5 (71%) - 11 (65%) 46M (7%)
Cross-border 2 (29%) 500M (100%) 6 (35%) 584M (93%)
Total 7 $500M 17 $630M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (14%) - 8 (47%) 131M (21%)
Growth Capital 4 (57%) - 6 (35%) -
Divestiture 1 (14%) 361M (72%) 1 (6%) 361M (57%)
Going Private 1 (14%) 139M (28%) 1 (6%) 139M (22%)
PIPE - - 1 (6%) -
Total 7 $500M 17 $630M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (67%) -
Trade Sale 3 (33%) -
Total 9 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Deloitte
1
Lincoln International
1
Legal Deals
DLA Piper
2
Squire Patton Boggs
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $500M
< $100M 2 $131M
TOTAL $630M
Largest DMT Solutions Global Corp.
$361M (2018-04-30)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
67%
6 (67%)
Strategic(s)
33%
3 (33%)

FAQ

When was Vespa Capital founded?

Vespa Capital was founded in 2007.

What type of investor is Vespa Capital?

Vespa Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is Vespa Capital headquartered?

Vespa Capital is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does Vespa Capital have under management?

Vespa Capital has 200M GBP under management.

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