Vitruvian Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Vitruvian Partners has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Vitruvian Partners’ most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (25%) and business services (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%) and secondary buyout (25%). In total, Vitruvian Partners has invested in 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired OpenBet Technologies for $320M.

In the last 3 years, Vitruvian Partners has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). 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 Activity44
    • M&A Buy Activity32
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 14

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 21 3 4 2 1 1 32
vol $661M $661M
Sell (2.2/yr) # 1 5 2 1 1 2 12
vol $2.9B $308M $503M $3.7B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
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
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
Travel Counsellors Ltd. 2018-06-01 - Secondary Buyout
Bolton, United Kingdom · www.travelcounsellors.co.uk
smava GmbH 2017-12-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Berlin, Germany · www.smava.de
Bitdefender Holding B.V. 2017-12-01 - Stake Purchase
Bucharest, Romania · www.bitdefender.ro
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Phlexglobal Ltd. 2016-12-13 Cunesoft GmbH 2020-01-08 1
Amersham, United Kingdom · www.phlexglobal.com Munich, Germany · www.cunesoft.com
Royal London 360 (RL360) 2013-11-15 CMI Insurance Worldwide 2015-12-01 2
Isle of Man, United Kingdom · www.rl360.com Baltimore, Maryland · www.cmi-insurance.com
Royal London 360 (RL360) 2013-11-15 Clerical Medical International Group Ltd. 2015-05-07 1
Isle of Man, United Kingdom · www.rl360.com Isle of Man, United Kingdom · www.clericalmedical.com
Healthcare at Home Ltd. 2007-08-01 MediHome Ltd. 2013-11-08 2
Burton-upon-Trent, United Kingdom · www.hah.co.uk Slough, United Kingdom · www.medihome.co.uk
Healthcare at Home Ltd. 2007-08-01 Sciensus Ltd. 2011-01-28 1
Burton-upon-Trent, United Kingdom · www.hah.co.uk Brighton, United Kingdom · www.sciensus.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 4 (19%) - 8 (25%) 135M (20%)
Business Services 4 (19%) - 5 (16%) -
Information Technology 2 (10%) - 4 (13%) -
Software 2 (10%) - 3 (9%) 320M (48%)
Leisure 2 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Media 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Gaming - - 1 (3%) 206M (31%)
Communications 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Information Services 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 21 - 32 $661M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 13 (62%) - 22 (69%) 661M (100%)
Sweden 3 (14%) - 4 (13%) -
Germany 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Finland 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Netherlands 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Romania 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Switzerland 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Belgium - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 13 (62%) - 22 (69%) 661M (100%)
Cross-border 8 (38%) - 10 (31%) -
Total 21 - 32 $661M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 4 (19%) - 8 (25%) 135M (20%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (29%) - 8 (25%) -
Divestiture 3 (14%) - 5 (16%) 320M (48%)
Growth Capital 4 (19%) - 5 (16%) -
Venture 2 (10%) - 3 (9%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) 206M (31%)
Total 21 - 32 $661M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (50%) 3.4B (100%)
Secondary Sale 3 (25%) -
Merger 1 (8%) -
Sold to Management 1 (8%) -
Stake Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $3.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
3
Arma Partners LLP
2
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
1
Mayer Brown
1
Bird & Bird
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $661M
TOTAL $661M
Largest OpenBet Technologies Ltd.
$320M (2011-01-13)
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
PE Firm(s)
67%
10 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
5 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
46%
6 46%
Strategic(s)
54%
7 54%

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