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Transaction Multiples for the Valuation of Private Companies

Private Group Led by Livingbridge / World of Books (Wob)

No EMAT : 106102
Announced Date : 06/07/2021
Type : SBO (Secondary Buy Out) ,Exit
Deal Value : Yes
Acquirer : Private Group Led by Livingbridge

Target : World of Books (Wob)
Country : United Kingdom
Sector of activity :
  • Internet > e-commerce (B2C)
  • Recycling > Waste & Disposal Services > Waste and Water Management > Environment and Climate Change > Wood & Paper Reclycling
Business Description :
Founded in 2008 by founded by Simon Downes, Ben Maxfield and Michael Laundon, World of Books is a re-commerce business that retails used and new books, magazines, DVD, CD and console game online. >...

Transaction multiples available
Gross Profit
P/E Price
to Book
Historic ns
Rating : *
Multiple available
n.s.   Multiple calculated, but not significant

Source: Epsilon Research / EMAT

Comparable Transactions

  • Number of EMAT Reports / sub-sector « e-commerce (B2C) » = 263
  • Number of EMAT Reports / sub-sector « Wood & Paper Reclycling » = 10
Example of comparable transactions on EMAT (same sub-sector):
Date Acquirer Target Country Multiples See details
11/03/2019 Otovo ISWT 2.0 (trading as In Sun We Trust) France ** 106091
10/01/2019 Institutional investors Befesa Luxembourg *** 105707

Source: Epsilon Research / EMAT

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