WestBridge Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, WestBridge Capital has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

WestBridge Capital’s most common sectors for investment are software (24%) and medical products (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (70%) and growth capital (24%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired Vista Retail Support for $19M.

In the last 3 years, WestBridge Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%). WestBridge Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Aero Stanrew for $63M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 1

WestBridge Capital LLP

Devonshire House, One Mayfair Place,
London, W1J 5RL
United Kingdom
+44 333 240 6500
www.westbridgecapital.co.uk
info@westbridgecapital.co.uk

WestBridge Capital is a private equity firm that invests in growth-oriented, small and medium sized enterprises based in the UK. WestBridge focuses on profitable companies with proven business models and experienced management teams. WestBridge looks to invest £5 to £15 million in businesses valued between £10 and £25 million. Areas of interest include healthcare, financial services, business services, leisure, technology, industrial and retail. The Firm will not consider investments in biotech and real estate. Prospective transaction situations include buyouts, growth capital financings, buy and builds, and recapitalizations. WestBridge was formed in 2008 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Distribution, Education, Electronics, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Media, Medical Products, Retail, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 15
Enterprise Value 10 25
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 9 - - 1 2 1 13
vol $47M $15M $62M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 3 - 1 - 1 - 5
vol $63M $63M
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bespoke Health & Social Care Ltd. 2020-06-24 - Growth Capital
Nottingham, United Kingdom · www.bhsc.care
LINKFRESH Software Ltd. 2019-10-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, United Kingdom · www.linkfresh.com
Wilcomatic Ltd. 2019-03-26 - Growth Capital
Surrey, United Kingdom · www.wilcomatic.co.uk
APEM Ltd. 2019-03-12 15M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.apemltd.co.uk
AJM Mobility Ltd. 2018-09-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.ajmhealthcare.com
Vista Retail Support Ltd. 2017-10-27 - Secondary Buyout
Cardiff, United Kingdom · www.vistasupport.com
Aero Stanrew 2015-12-21 63M USD Add-on Acquisition
Barnstaple, United Kingdom · www.aerostanrew.co.uk
DB Systems Ltd. 2015-11-17 - Growth Capital
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom · www.dbsystems.co.uk
Kallidus Ltd. 2015-02-02 - Secondary Buyout
Cirencester, United Kingdom · www.kallidus.com
Mobile Computing Systems Ltd. 2014-12-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Swansea, United Kingdom · www.mobilecomputing.uk.net
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software - - 3 (23%) 9M (15%)
Medical Products 2 (25%) - 2 (15%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (8%) 19M (31%)
Environmental 1 (13%) 15M (74%) 1 (8%) 15M (24%)
Electronics - - 1 (8%) 13M (21%)
Media 1 (13%) 5M (26%) 1 (8%) 5M (9%)
Distribution 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Education 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Machinery 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 $20M 13 $62M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 8 (100%) 20M (100%) 13 (100%) 62M (100%)
Total 8 $20M 13 $62M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (50%) 15M (74%) 9 (69%) 56M (91%)
Growth Capital 3 (38%) - 3 (23%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (13%) 5M (26%) 1 (8%) 5M (9%)
Total 8 $20M 13 $62M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (40%) -
Trade Sale 2 (40%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (20%) 63M (100%)
Total 5 $63M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Capital Law Ltd.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 5 $62M
TOTAL $62M
Largest Vista Retail Support Ltd.
$19M (2014-05-27)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $63M
TOTAL $63M
Largest Aero Stanrew
$63M (2015-12-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
40%
2 40%
Strategic(s)
60%
3 60%

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