Écart Invest Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Écart Invest has acquired 1 company.

Écart Invest’s most common sectors for investment are distribution (18%) and business services (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (74%) and growth capital (14%).

The Firm’s most common exit type is sold to management (40%). Écart Invest’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Balance Ervaring Op Projectbasis B.V. for $25M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity38
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 1

Écart Invest

Alexanderstraat 23,
Den Haag, 2514 JM
Netherlands
070 – 3554788
www.ecart.nl
info@ecart.nl

Écart Invest is a private investment firm focused on lower middle-market buyout, growth, and venture investments of Dutch companies. Sectors of interest include human resources, IT, and packaging. The Firm looks to invest €1 to €8 million per transaction and will also consider subordinated debt financing. Écart does not invest in turnarounds, real estate, or hotel/catering businesses. Écart Invest was established in 1993 and is headquartered in Den Haag, The Netherlands.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Products, Distribution, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Packaging, Retail, Software, Staffing, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase, Venture

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 8
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) # 22 - - 1 - - 23
Sell (0.2/yr) # 14 1 - - - - 15
vol $25M $25M
  38

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Doosopmaat.nl BV 2018-11-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Waddinxveen, Netherlands · www.doosopmaat.nl
Login Consultants Nederland B.V. 2016-07-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.loginconsultants.com
Minox Software B.V. 2014-12-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Veenendaal, Netherlands · www.minox.nl
BVA Auctions B.V. 2014-09-23 - Secondary Buyout
Amersfoort, Netherlands · www.bva-auctions.com
Euromex Microscopen BV 2014-04-01 - Sold to Management
Arnhem, Netherlands · www.euromex.nl
Euromex Holding B.V. 2014-04-01 - Sold to Management
Arnhem, Netherlands
Wilderness B.V. 2014-03-01 - Secondary Buyout
Roden, Netherlands
SFA Packaging B.V. 2014-01-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Middelharnis, Netherlands · www.sfa.nl
ShipitSmarter B.V. 2013-08-06 - Growth Capital
Hilversum, Netherlands · www.shipitsmarter.net
Giralis Groep B.V. 2013-08-01 - Bankruptcy
Den Bosch, Netherlands · www.giralisgroep.nl
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Schutte bagclosures B.V. 2009-12-01 Klaus Martin Clipbänder GmbH 2016-04-06 1
Uden, Netherlands · www.schutte.nl Hohenfels, Germany · www.martin-clipbaender.de

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution 2 (20%) - 4 (17%) -
Business Services 2 (20%) - 3 (13%) -
Packaging 2 (20%) - 3 (13%) -
Information Technology - - 2 (9%) -
Automotive 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Education - - 1 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Life Science - - 1 (4%) -
Machinery - - 1 (4%) -
Media - - 1 (4%) -
Retail - - 1 (4%) -
Software 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Transportation - - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 - 23 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Netherlands 10 (100%) - 23 (100%) -
Total 10 - 23 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (60%) - 17 (74%) -
Growth Capital 3 (30%) - 3 (13%) -
Divestiture 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 - 23 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Sold to Management 6 (40%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (27%) 25M (100%)
Secondary Sale 3 (20%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (7%) -
Trade Sale 1 (7%) -
Total 15 $25M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Fortaleza Capital B.V.
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $25M
TOTAL $25M
Largest Balance Ervaring Op Projectbasis B.V.
$25M (2005-07-20)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
38%
3 38%
Strategic(s)
63%
5 63%

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