Vision Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Vision Capital’s most common sectors for investment are food (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 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (36%). 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 Activity67
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity28
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • 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 LLP 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 to $500 million. 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 also provides financing to other investors or company owners to support growth initiatives, debt repayment, acquisitions, or investor liquidity. Vision Capital LLP was formed in 1997 and has offices in London and New York City.


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, Scandinavia, 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 39 - - - - - 39
vol $1.1B $1.1B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 20 1 5 2 - - 28
vol $2.1B $2.1B
  67

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Education Corporation of America, Inc. 2018-12-01 - Bankruptcy
Birmingham, Alabama · www.ecacolleges.com
The Service Companies, Inc. 2018-07-18 - Secondary Buyout
Miami, Florida · www.theservicecompanies.com
VelociTel LLC 2017-12-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Arlington, Virginia · www.velocitel.net
Strategic Materials, Inc. 2017-10-17 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.strategicmaterials.com
JDR Cable Systems Ltd. 2017-07-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Littleport, United Kingdom · www.jdrcables.com
Addo Food Group 2017-04-20 - Secondary Buyout
Poole, 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 Buyout
Pullach, Germany · www.united-initiators.com
Elegant Hotels Group Plc 2015-05-26 - PIPE
Saint James Parish, Barbados · www.eleganthotels.com
Nordax Group AB 2015-02-27 - IPO
Stockholm, Sweden · www.nordaxgroup.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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 (11%) - 5 (13%) -
Business Services 1 (11%) - 4 (10%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (11%) - 3 (8%) 135M (12%)
Manufacturing 1 (11%) - 3 (8%) 100M (9%)
Financial Services - - 2 (5%) 272M (24%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (5%) 101M (9%)
Chemicals 1 (11%) - 2 (5%) -
Environmental - - 2 (5%) -
Packaging 1 (11%) - 2 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (11%) 262M (100%) 1 (3%) 262M (23%)
Agriculture - - 1 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) -
Construction 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Education - - 1 (3%) -
Engineering - - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) -
Total 9 $262M 40 $1.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 3 (33%) 262M (100%) 19 (48%) 899M (80%)
United States 1 (11%) - 9 (23%) 100M (9%)
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (5%) -
  California 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
  New York - - 1 (3%) 100M (9%)
  Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
  Texas - - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (3%) -
Germany 2 (22%) - 3 (8%) -
Italy 1 (11%) - 2 (5%) -
Sweden - - 2 (5%) 118M (11%)
Barbados - - 2 (5%) -
Argentina 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Switzerland 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Canada - - 1 (3%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 3 (33%) 262M (100%) 19 (48%) 899M (80%)
Cross-border 6 (67%) - 21 (53%) 218M (20%)
Total 9 $262M 40 $1.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (33%) - 15 (38%) 500M (45%)
Secondary Buyout 5 (56%) 262M (100%) 11 (28%) 617M (55%)
Stake Purchase - - 9 (23%) -
Divestiture - - 3 (8%) -
PIPE - - 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 9 $262M 40 $1.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (32%) 774M (37%)
Trade Sale 7 (25%) 694M (33%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (14%) 652M (31%)
Bankruptcy 3 (11%) -
Sold to Management 3 (11%) -
IPO 2 (7%) -
Total 28 $2.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
PJT Partners, Inc.
1
Jefferies LLC
1
Legal Deals
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
1
Macfarlanes LLP
1
SJ Berwin 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
PE Firm(s)
79%
15 79%
Strategic(s)
21%
4 21%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
48%
11 48%
Strategic(s)
52%
12 52%

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