Écart Invest Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Écart Invest has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 2 others.

Écart Invest’s most common sectors for investment are distribution (14%) and packaging (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (66%) and growth capital (21%). In total, Écart Invest has invested in 1 US state and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Écart Invest has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is sold to management (36%). 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 Activity46
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • 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 €2 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, Safety/Security, 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 2 8
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 25 1 1 2 - - 29
Sell (0.6/yr) # 14 2 - 1 - - 17
vol $25M $25M
  46

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Doosopmaat.nl BV 2018-11-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Waddinxveen, Netherlands · www.doosopmaat.nl
Lytho 2018-09-01 - Growth Capital
Den Haag, Netherlands · www.lytho.com
Vrijbuiter Gouda B.V. 2018-07-31 - Bankruptcy
Gouda, Netherlands · www.vrijbuiter.nl
PR Beheer Holding B.V. 2017-09-13 - Growth Capital
, Netherlands
Login Consultants Nederland B.V. 2016-07-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.loginconsultants.com
R&A Invest Group B.V. 2016-06-08 - Sold to Existing Investors
Mijnsheerenland, Netherlands · www.rm-nl.nl
Prevermo Groep B.V. 2016-01-01 - Growth Capital
Nijmegen, Netherlands · www.prevermo.nl
Minox 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
View All >>

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 - - 4 (14%) -
Packaging 3 (33%) - 4 (14%) -
Business Services - - 3 (10%) -
Information Technology - - 2 (7%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
Retail - - 2 (7%) -
Software 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
Staffing 2 (22%) - 2 (7%) -
Education - - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Life Science - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery - - 1 (3%) -
Media - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 9 - 29 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Netherlands 8 (89%) - 28 (97%) -
United States 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 9 - 29 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (56%) - 19 (66%) -
Growth Capital 3 (33%) - 6 (21%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (3%) -
Total 9 - 29 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Sold to Management 6 (35%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (24%) 25M (100%)
Secondary Sale 3 (18%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (12%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (6%) -
Trade Sale 1 (6%) -
Total 17 $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)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
38%
3 38%
Strategic(s)
63%
5 63%

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