Zouk Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Zouk Capital has invested in 1 company.

Zouk Capital’s most common sectors for investment are software (22%) and semiconductors (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (50%) and venture (43%). In total, Zouk Capital has invested in 2 US states and 8 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Zouk Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (60%). Zouk Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold iZettle AB for $2.2B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Zouk Capital LLP

100 Brompton Road,
London, SW3 1ER
United Kingdom
+44 20 7947 3400
www.zouk.com

Zouk Capital is a private equity and infrastructure fund manager investing in the sustainable economy. Zouk's strategy is to capitalize on the investment opportunities created by the global shift to greater resource efficiency. Zouk's Technology Growth team seeks to help commercially proven technology companies to accelerate growth, increase market share and create value. The Firm's Infrastructure investment group looks to finance the construction of new high-yielding assets, by acquiring, developing and funding late-stage renewable energy infrastructure projects. Zouk was established in 1999 and is headquartered in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Digital Media, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Information Services, Infrastructure, Internet Software and Services, Retail, Software, Utilities

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 150
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 13 - 1 - - - 14
Sell (0.6/yr) # 2 - 1 2 - - 5
vol $89M $2.2B $2.3B
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
iZettle AB 2018-05-17 2.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm, Sweden · www.izettle.com
Space Time Insight, Inc. 2018-05-07 - Add-on Acquisition
San Mateo, Massachusetts · www.spacetimeinsight.com
Huddle 2017-08-10 89M USD Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.huddle.com
Green Hedge International Ltd. 2017-07-14 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.green-hedge.com
Taulia, Inc. 2015-01-21 - Growth Capital
San Francisco, California · www.taulia.com
Huddle 2014-12-11 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.huddle.com
Off-Grid Electric 2014-12-01 - Venture
Arusha, Tanzania · www.offgrid-electric.com
iZettle AB 2014-05-09 - Venture
Stockholm, Sweden · www.izettle.com
Anesco Ltd. 2013-09-01 - Secondary Buyout
Reading, United Kingdom · www.anesco.co.uk
Space Time Insight, Inc. 2013-09-01 - Venture
San Mateo, Massachusetts · www.spacetimeinsight.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 1 (11%) - 3 (21%) -
Semiconductors 2 (22%) - 2 (14%) -
Chemicals 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
Construction 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
Consumer Services 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (7%) -
Engineering - - 1 (7%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (7%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
Utilities 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 9 - 14 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 2 (22%) - 4 (29%) -
United States 2 (22%) - 3 (21%) -
  California 2 (22%) - 2 (14%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (7%) -
Germany 2 (22%) - 2 (14%) -
Canada 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
  Ontario 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
Austria 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
Tanzania 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
India - - 1 (7%) -
Sweden - - 1 (7%) -
Total 9 - 14 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 6 (67%) - 7 (50%) -
Venture 2 (22%) - 6 (43%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 9 - 14 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (60%) 89M (4%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (40%) 2.2B (96%)
Total 5 $2.3B

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.2B
< $100M 1 $89M
TOTAL $2.3B
Largest iZettle AB
$2.2B (2018-05-17)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
60%
3 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
2 40%

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