Inflexion portfolio completes 42 acquisitions in 2020
Inflexion is pleased to announce its portfolio has completed 42 add-on acquisitions in 2020. The vast majority were completed since the spring, with six in the last few weeks of the year, underlining the resilience of the portfolio despite challenging conditions
M&A is a key lever of Inflexion’s growth acceleration strategy owing to the positive and often transformational impact it can have, whether adding to a company’s offering, expanding its geographic footprint or increasing market share. Inflexion has supported 280 acquisitions for its portfolio, 50 of which have been international. A third of the portfolio’s M&A this year took place internationally where Inflexion’s on the ground presence in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Boston, Sao Paulo and Shanghai provides useful local knowledge and expertise.
Selected acquisitions in 2020 include:
Risk management software specialist Alcumus completed two acquisitions, with Canada-based Contractor Check and UK-based Banyard Solutions being purchased less than a year after Alcumus entered North America with its eCompliance acquisition
Fund administration company Ocorian continues its global expansion with the acquisition of Luxembourg based Allegro and UK based Newgate
Sports graphics business AE Live acquired Ignite, strengthening its footprint in Australia and New Zealand and providing it with a fresh presence in Singapore and Malaysia
Leading UK insurance broker Bollington Wilson undertook five acquisitions to expand its product offering and strengthen its presence in the North of England
Aspen Pumps, a condensate pumps and accessories manufacturer, acquired Australian HVACR component maker Sky Refrigeration just three months after partnering with Inflexion for a second time
Testing, inspection and certification business British Engineering Services acquired PCMS Engineering Group and Lantei, helping it to increase its product offering and strengthen its regional presence
M&A and international expansion are key ways in which we support the growth of our portfolio companies. Despite a year of uncertainty, we are pleased to have continued to support our portfolio’s ambitious plans for growth in both the UK and internationally. As we move into 2021, we look forward to continuing to support the growth and development of those companies that we have backed.