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Caledonian Building Systems

Sectors: Industrial & Energy

Deal Type: MBO, Exited - Trade Sale

Transaction Value: £37 million

www.caledonianmodular.com

Dunedin contact:
Dougal Bennett

 

We worked with the management team to identify and pursue new market opportunities resulting in landmark contract wins with HM Prison Service. This investment returned a money multiple of 5.8 times, which equates to an IRR of 110% over two and a half years.

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Capula

Sectors: Business Services, TMT

Deal Type: MBO, Exited - Trade Sale

Transaction Value: £30 million

www.capula.co.uk

Dunedin contact:
Mark Ligertwood
Nicholas Hoare

 

We worked with the management team to analyse new end markets and developed strategies to enter those markets. We also helped to develop operational tools to improve management information within the business.

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Celtic Inns

Sectors: Consumer & Leisure

Deal Type: MBO, Exited - Trade Sale

Transaction Value: £26 million

www.celticinns.co.uk

Dunedin contact:
Giles Derry

 

We provided further funding to allow the Celtic Inns management team to pursue its expansion strategy. On exit, Celtic Inns generated a 2.5 times money multiple and an IRR of 101%.

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CET

Sectors: Business Services

Deal Type: MBO, Current

Transaction Value: £15 million

www.cetgroup.com

Dunedin contact:
David Williams
Giles Derry

 

We facilitated a bolt-on acquisition just six months after completing the transaction which was integral to CET's growth strategy.

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CitySprint

Sectors: Business Services, TMT

Deal Type: MBO, Current - Partially Exited

Transaction Value: Not disclosed

www.citysprint.co.uk

Dunedin contact:
Nicol Fraser
Nicholas Hoare

 

We worked closely with the CitySprint team to deliver their buy and build strategy, completing 21 acquisitions since the buyout in 2010.

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Davenham

Sectors: Financial Services

Deal Type: MBO, Exited - IPO

Transaction Value: £60 million

www.davenhamassetfinance.co.uk

Dunedin contact:
Shaun Middleton

 

We took an active role in supporting and advising the business, including raising two rounds of finance, facilitating an acquisition and helping to prepare the business for flotation on AIM.

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etc.venues

Sectors: Business Services

Deal Type: BIMBO, Exited - 2nd MBO

Transaction Value: £21 million

www.etcvenues.co.uk

Dunedin contact:
Nicol Fraser
Nicholas Hoare

 

We provided additional funding to support an excellent management team in the roll out of the etc.venues model across the UK.

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Fernau

Sectors: Industrial & Energy, TMT

Deal Type: MBO, Exited - Trade Sale

Transaction Value: £16 million

Dunedin contact:
Nicol Fraser

 

We set the growth strategy for the company, helped management implement this strategy and increased the focus on cash generation and working capital management. The investment achieved an exit IRR of 92% and a money multiple of 3x.

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Formaplex

Sectors: Industrial & Energy

Deal Type: MBO, Current

Transaction Value: £19 million

www.formaplex.com

Dunedin contact:
Nicol Fraser

 

We helped Formaplex with additional finance and a strategic review which provided the support and tools to the talented executive team to allow them to continue to grow the business.

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Gardner Group

Sectors: Industrial & Energy

Deal Type: MBO, Exited - 2nd MBO

Transaction Value: £22 million

www.gardner-aerospace.com

Dunedin contact:
Nicol Fraser
Dougal Bennett

 

We took an active role supporting the business strategically and financially which allowed a talented new management team to turn the business around.

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Goals Soccer Centres

Sectors: Consumer & Leisure

Deal Type: MBI, Exited - IPO

Transaction Value: £19 million

www.goalsfootball.co.uk

Dunedin contact:
Shaun Middleton

 

We provided follow-on development finance to fund the roll-out strategy and introduced key people to the business including the Finance Director, thus ensuring that Goals had a solid financial platform to continue growing.

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Hawksford

Sectors: Financial Services

Deal Type: MBO, Current

Transaction Value: £29 million

www.hawksford.com

Dunedin contact:
David Williams
Oliver Bevan

 

Our origination team continues to work with the Hawksford management team to identify and research new acquisition opportunities to expand the business’s international footprint. This has resulted in Hawksford completing four acquisitions since the time of the MBO. There has been significant investment in people, operations and IT, to deliver a scalable platform for growth.

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Home & Legacy

Sectors: Financial Services

Deal Type: Growth, Exited - Trade Sale

Transaction Value: £20 million

www.homeandlegacy.co.uk

Dunedin contact:
Giles Derry

 

After the initial investment we provided two further rounds of funding, supporting the team to drive the business forward through organic growth and strategic alliances.

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Kee Safety

Sectors: Industrial & Energy

Deal Type: MBO, Current

Transaction Value: £90 million

www.keesafety.co.uk

Dunedin contact:
Nicol Fraser
Mark Ligertwood
Simon Rowan

 

We with Kee Safety's management team to support their internationalisation strategy, helping to source opportunities and set the pace of acquisitions.

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Letts Filofax

Sectors: Consumer & Leisure

Deal Type: MBO, Exited - 2nd MBO

Transaction Value: £17 million

www.letts.co.uk

Dunedin contact:
Dougal Bennett

 

We supported the transformational acquisition of Filofax within a year of completing the Letts deal. This acquisition offered substantial synergies as well as adding a global brand to the business at an attractive price.

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Practice Plan

Sectors: Business Services

Deal Type: MBO, Exited - Trade Sale

Transaction Value: Not disclosed

www.practiceplan.co.uk

Dunedin contact:
Oliver Bevan
Nicol Fraser

 

We have supported Practice Plan in its growth and strategic development: doubling the membership base, divesting non core subsidiaries, expanding into the Irish market and establishing an insurance underwriting subsidiary.

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Pyroguard

Sectors: Industrial & Energy

Deal Type: MBO, Current

Transaction Value: £10 million

www.pyroguard.eu/

Dunedin contact:
Nicol Fraser
Simon Rowan

 

We helped the CGI management team to implement a new strategy for broaden the product range and penetrate new geographic markets, including a Joint Venture in India.

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Steeper

Sectors: TMT

Deal Type: MBO, Exited - Trade Sale

Transaction Value: Not disclosed

www.rslsteeper.com

Dunedin contact:
Nicholas Hoare
Nicol Fraser

 

We supported Steeper through a rapid strategic transformation providing the guidance and the finance to help the company redefine itself from being a UK focussed services business into a global healthcare products company.

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Weldex

Sectors: Industrial & Energy

Deal Type: MBO, Current

Transaction Value: £55 million

www.weldex.co.uk

Dunedin contact:
Mark Ligertwood
Simon Rowan
Nicol Fraser

 

Prior to investing we carried out a significant amount of work to understand the business and its market drivers. This was a major contributor in allowing us to act quickly and decisively to complete the transaction.

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WFEL

Sectors: Industrial & Energy

Deal Type: MBO, Exited - Trade Sale

Transaction Value: £48 million

www.wfel.co.uk

Dunedin contact:
Dougal Bennett
Simon Rowan

 

We helped the company to increase its banking facilities to fund working capital needed for a number of new high value contracts. We also supported WFEL in penetrating new geographic markets.

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Zenith Vehicle Contracts

Sectors: Business Services

Deal Type: MBO, Exited - 3rd MBO

Transaction Value: £27 million

www.zenith.co.uk

Dunedin contact:
Mark Ligertwood

 

We used the Dunedin network to introduce potential customers, review acquisition targets and introduce service providers to increase processing efficiencies. This resulted in an acceleration of the company's growth. In under two years we realised this investment, returning an IRR of 45% and a 2x money multiple on our equity investment.

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