Vitruvian Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Vitruvian Partners has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Vitruvian Partners’ most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (28%) and information technology (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Vitruvian Partners has invested in 1 US state and 10 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2020 when it acquired Azul Systems for $340M.

In the last 3 years, Vitruvian Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (38%). Vitruvian Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Skyscanner for $2.2B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity52
    • M&A Buy Activity36
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 17

Vitruvian Partners

105 Wigmore Street,
London, W1U 1QY
United Kingdom
+ 44 (0)20 7518 2800
www.vitruvianpartners.com

Vitruvian Partners is an independent private equity firm that specializes in middle-market buyouts, growth buyouts and growth capital investments in the UK and elsewhere in Northern Europe. Vitruvian looks for companies that are 'operating in dynamic situations, where there is an opportunity to build strategic value'. The Group's target investment size is £25 to £150 million in transactions valued up to £500 million. Sectors of interest include business services, consumer services, financial services, life science, healthcare services, media, technology, communications, and internet software. Vitruvian Partners was formed in 2006 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Distribution, Financial Services, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Media

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, PIPE, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 150
Enterprise Value 50 500
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 25 5 2 1 2 1 36
vol $661M $340M $1.0B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 8 3 1 2 2 - 16
vol $2.9B $308M $503M $3.7B
  52

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Carne Global Financial Services Limited 2021-01-12 - Growth Capital
Dublin, Ireland · www.carnegroup.com
Voxbone SA 2020-10-12 503M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Brussels, Belgium · www.voxbone.com
Unifaun Group 2020-08-07 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.unifaun.com
Scrive AB 2020-06-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stockholm, Sweden · www.scrive.com
Azul Systems 2020-03-04 340M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sunnyvale, California · www.azul.com
Ebury Partners UK Ltd. 2019-11-04 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.ebury.com
Sykes Cottages Ltd. 2019-10-28 - Secondary Buyout
Cheshire, United Kingdom · www.sykescottages.co.uk
Instinctif Partners Ltd. 2019-09-05 - Stake Purchase
London, United Kingdom · www.instinctif.com
CRF Health 2018-07-17 - Merger
London, United Kingdom · www.crfhealth.com
doctari Schweiz GmbH 2018-06-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Allschwil, Switzerland · www.doctari.de
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Smava GmbH 2017-12-20 FFG Finanzcheck Finanzportale GmbH 2021-02-12 1
Berlin, Germany · www.smava.de Hamburg, Germany · www.finanzcheck.de
Royal London 360 2013-11-15 CMI Insurance Worldwide 2015-12-01 1
Isle of Man, United Kingdom · www.rl360.com Baltimore, Maryland · www.cmi-insurance.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 5 (25%) - 10 (28%) 135M (13%)
Software 2 (10%) 340M (100%) 5 (14%) 660M (66%)
Information Technology 3 (15%) - 5 (14%) -
Business Services 1 (5%) - 4 (11%) -
Financial Services 3 (15%) - 4 (11%) -
Gaming - - 1 (3%) 206M (21%)
E-Commerce 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Information Services 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Insurance 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Leisure 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Media - - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 20 $340M 36 $1.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 9 (45%) - 23 (64%) 661M (66%)
Sweden 3 (15%) - 4 (11%) -
United States 2 (10%) 340M (100%) 2 (6%) 340M (34%)
  California 2 (10%) 340M (100%) 2 (6%) 340M (34%)
Germany 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Finland 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Ireland 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Netherlands 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Romania 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Switzerland 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Belgium - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 9 (45%) - 23 (64%) 661M (66%)
Cross-border 11 (55%) 340M (100%) 13 (36%) 340M (34%)
Total 20 $340M 36 $1.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (35%) 340M (100%) 10 (28%) 340M (34%)
Growth Capital 5 (25%) - 9 (25%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (20%) - 8 (22%) 135M (13%)
Divestiture 2 (10%) - 5 (14%) 320M (32%)
Venture 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) 206M (21%)
Stake Purchase 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 20 $340M 36 $1.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (38%) 3.4B (100%)
Secondary Sale 3 (19%) -
Stake Sale 2 (13%) -
IPO 1 (6%) -
Merger 1 (6%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (6%) -
Sold to Management 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $3.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
3
Arma Partners LLP
2
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1
Dickson Minto W.S.
1
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.0B
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest Azul Systems
$340M (2020-03-04)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.2B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.6B
TOTAL $3.7B
Largest Skyscanner Ltd.
$2.2B (2016-11-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
28%
10 (28%)
Strategic(s)
14%
5 (14%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
31%
5 (31%)
Strategic(s)
44%
7 (44%)

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