Vision Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Vision Capital’s most common sectors for investment arefood (13%) and leisure (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and secondary buyout (28%). In total, Vision Capital has invested in 8 US states and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired BrightHouse for $262M.

In the last 3 years, Vision Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (35%). Vision Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Roadchef Motorways for $642M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity68
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity29
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 7

Vision Capital

55 St James’s Street,
London, SW1A 1LA
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7389 6410
www.visioncapital.com
info@visioncapital.com

Vision Capital is a large private equity firm focused on control investments in companies located in Europe and the US. Vision targets equity and debt investments in profitable businesses valued from €50 million to €1 billion. Specific areas of interest include financial services, real estate, industrial, manufacturing, consumer and business services. Target transaction types include buyouts and corporate divestitures/spinoffs. In addition to its principal investment activity, Vision Capital's Principal Finance group provides financing to other investors or company owners to support growth initiatives, debt repayment, acquisitions, or investor liquidity. Vision Capital was formed in 1997 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Information Technology, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Real Estate, Retail

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, South US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Nordic, Latin/South America

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 50 1,000
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 39 - - - - - 39
vol $1.1B $1.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 28 - - - 1 - 29
vol $2.1B $2.1B
  68

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ABL-Technic Entlackung GmbH 2023-03-15 - Secondary Sale
Leutkirch, Germany · www.abl-technic.de
Education Corporation of America, Inc. 2018-12-01 - Bankruptcy
Birmingham, Alabama · www.ecacolleges.com
The Service Companies, Inc. 2018-07-18 - Secondary Sale
Miami, Florida · www.theservicecompanies.com
VelociTel LLC 2017-12-05 - Trade Sale
Arlington, Virginia · www.velocitel.net
Strategic Materials, Inc. 2017-10-17 - Secondary Sale
Houston, Texas · www.strategicmaterials.com
JDR Cable Systems Ltd. 2017-07-17 - Trade Sale
Littleport, United Kingdom · www.jdrcables.com
Addo Food Group 2017-04-20 - Secondary Sale
Nottingham, United Kingdom · www.addofoodgroup.com
Park Cake Bakeries Ltd. 2017-03-21 - Sold to Management
Oldham, United Kingdom · www.parkcake.com
United Initiators GmbH & Co.KG 2016-08-17 - Secondary Sale
Pullach, Germany · www.united-initiators.com
Elegant Hotels Group Plc 2015-05-26 - IPO
Saint James Parish, Barbados · www.eleganthotels.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Portman Travel Ltd. 2007-01-30 International Sports Tours Ltd. 2021-06-01 1
Chertsey, United Kingdom · www.portmantravel.com Cardiff, United Kingdom · www.inspiresport.com
Bormioli Rocco SpA 2011-06-10 Bormioli Rocco SpA - Tableware Division 2017-07-17 2
Fidenza, Italy · www.bormiolirocco.com Fidenza, Italy
Bormioli Rocco SpA 2011-06-10 Bormioli Rocco SpA - Pharma Division 2017-07-17 1
Fidenza, Italy · www.bormiolirocco.com Fidenza, Italy

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food - - 5 (13%) 246M (22%)
Leisure 1 (17%) - 5 (13%) -
Business Services - - 4 (10%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (17%) - 3 (8%) 135M (12%)
Manufacturing - - 3 (8%) 100M (9%)
Financial Services - - 2 (5%) 272M (24%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (5%) 101M (9%)
Chemicals 1 (17%) - 2 (5%) -
Environmental - - 2 (5%) -
Packaging 1 (17%) - 2 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (17%) 262M (100%) 1 (3%) 262M (23%)
Agriculture - - 1 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) -
Construction - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (17%) - 1 (3%) -
Education - - 1 (3%) -
Engineering - - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) -
Software - - 1 (3%) -
Total 6 $262M 40 $1.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 3 (50%) 262M (100%) 19 (48%) 899M (80%)
United States 1 (17%) - 9 (23%) 100M (9%)
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (5%) -
  California 1 (17%) - 1 (3%) -
  New York - - 1 (3%) 100M (9%)
  Florida - - 1 (3%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (3%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
  Texas - - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (3%) -
Germany - - 3 (8%) -
Italy 1 (17%) - 2 (5%) -
Sweden - - 2 (5%) 118M (11%)
Barbados - - 2 (5%) -
Argentina 1 (17%) - 1 (3%) -
Canada - - 1 (3%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (3%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 3 (50%) 262M (100%) 19 (48%) 899M (80%)
Cross-border 3 (50%) - 21 (53%) 218M (20%)
Total 6 $262M 40 $1.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (50%) - 15 (38%) 500M (45%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (33%) 262M (100%) 11 (28%) 617M (55%)
Stake Purchase - - 9 (23%) -
Divestiture - - 3 (8%) -
PIPE - - 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (17%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 6 $262M 40 $1.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (34%) 774M (37%)
Trade Sale 7 (24%) 694M (33%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (14%) 652M (31%)
Bankruptcy 3 (10%) -
Sold to Management 3 (10%) -
IPO 2 (7%) -
Total 29 $2.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies
1
Simmons & Company
1
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
SJ Berwin LLP
1
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
1
Macfarlanes LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $1.0B
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest BrightHouse Ltd.
$262M (2007-06-27)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $1.9B
< $100M 3 $178M
TOTAL $2.1B
Largest Roadchef Motorways Ltd.
$642M (2007-03-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
13 (33%)
Strategic(s)
5%
2 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
38%
11 (38%)
Strategic(s)
38%
11 (38%)

FAQ

When was Vision Capital founded?

Vision Capital was founded in 1997.

What type of investor is Vision Capital?

Vision Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is Vision Capital headquartered?

Vision Capital is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does Vision Capital have under management?

Vision Capital has 2.5B USD under management.

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