3i Infrastructure Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, 3i Infrastructure has acquired 2 companies.

3i Infrastructure’s most common sectors for investment are business services (15%) and infrastructure (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (24%) and divestiture (24%). In total, 3i Infrastructure has invested in 1 US state and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired Eversholt Rail Group for $3.2B.

In the last 3 years, 3i Infrastructure has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (60%). 3i Infrastructure’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Wireless Infrastructure Group for $885M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity21
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 2

3i Infrastructure plc

12 Castle Street St. Helier,
Jersey, JE2 3RT
Channel Islands
+44 (0) 1534 847 410
www.3i-infrastructure.com

3i Infrastructure plc is a listed infrastructure investment arm of 3i Group plc. 3i infrastructure invest in mainly in Europe and Asia companies with stable underlying performance: asset-intensive businesses, providing essential services over the long term, often on a regulated basis, or with significant contracted revenues. The firm focuses on the Utilities, Transportation and Social Infrastructure sectors through equity and junior or mezzanine debt investments in the range of €50 - €200 million per transaction. 3i infrastructure was formed in 2007 and is based in Jersey, Channel Islands.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Infrastructure, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 200
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 14 4 1 - 2 - 21
vol $5.2B $714M $385M $496M $6.8B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 3 - 1 - 1 - 5
vol $33M $885M $918M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Wireless Infrastructure Group Ltd. 2019-12-19 885M GBP Secondary Buyout
Bellshill, United Kingdom · www.wirelessinfrastructure.co.uk
Ionisos SA 2019-07-26 248M EUR Secondary Buyout
Dagneux, France · www.ionisos.fr
Joulz Diensten B.V. 2019-03-13 248M EUR Divestiture
Delft, Netherlands · www.joulz.nl
Elenia Oy 2017-12-13 - Secondary Buyout
Tampere, Finland · www.elenia.fi
Smarte Carte, Inc. 2017-10-16 385M USD Divestiture
St. Paul, Minnesota · www.smartecarte.com
Infinis Holdings 2016-10-31 285M GBP Secondary Buyout
Northampton, United Kingdom · www.infinis.com
Valorem 2016-07-19 - Stake Purchase
Cedex, France · www.valorem-energie.com
Schlemmer GmbH 2016-05-31 204M EUR Secondary Buyout
Poing, Germany · www.schlemmer.com
TCR Group 2016-04-28 225M EUR Secondary Buyout
Steenokkerzeel, Belgium · www.tcr-group.com
Esvagt AS 2015-07-07 618M DKK Divestiture
Esbjerg, Denmark · www.esvagt.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Joulz Diensten B.V. 2019-03-13 GreenFlux B.V. - Electric Vehicle Charging Station Business 2020-04-01 1
Delft, Netherlands · www.joulz.nl , Netherlands
Smarte Carte, Inc. 2017-10-16 Aviation Mobility LLC 2018-04-12 1
St. Paul, Minnesota · www.smartecarte.com Charlotte, North Carolina · www.aviationmobility.com
Oiltanking GmbH 2007-08-01 Helios Terminal Corporation Pte. Ltd. 2013-01-02 1
Hamburg, Germany · www.oiltanking.com Singapore, Singapore

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (19%) 817M (25%) 3 (14%) 817M (12%)
Utilities 2 (13%) 570M (17%) 3 (14%) 570M (8%)
Infrastructure 3 (19%) 154M (5%) 3 (14%) 154M (2%)
Renewable Energy 2 (13%) 285M (9%) 2 (10%) 285M (4%)
Financial Services - - 1 (5%) 3.2B (48%)
Marine 1 (6%) 618M (19%) 1 (5%) 618M (9%)
Consumer Services 1 (6%) 385M (12%) 1 (5%) 385M (6%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (5%) 227M (3%)
Automotive 1 (6%) 204M (6%) 1 (5%) 204M (3%)
Engineering 1 (6%) 101M (3%) 1 (5%) 101M (1%)
Construction 1 (6%) 95M (3%) 1 (5%) 95M (1%)
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) 51M (2%) 1 (5%) 51M (1%)
Education - - 1 (5%) 21M (< 1%)
Communications - - 1 (5%) -
Total 16 $3.3B 21 $6.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 4 (25%) 752M (23%) 7 (33%) 4.0B (59%)
Germany 3 (19%) 648M (20%) 3 (14%) 648M (10%)
India 2 (13%) 149M (5%) 3 (14%) 376M (6%)
Netherlands 2 (13%) 254M (8%) 2 (10%) 254M (4%)
France 2 (13%) 248M (8%) 2 (10%) 248M (4%)
Denmark 1 (6%) 618M (19%) 1 (5%) 618M (9%)
United States 1 (6%) 385M (12%) 1 (5%) 385M (6%)
  Minnesota 1 (6%) 385M (12%) 1 (5%) 385M (6%)
Belgium 1 (6%) 225M (7%) 1 (5%) 225M (3%)
Finland - - 1 (5%) -
Total 16 $3.3B 21 $6.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 3 (19%) 1.3B (38%) 5 (24%) 4.5B (66%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (19%) 716M (22%) 5 (24%) 965M (14%)
Secondary Buyout 4 (25%) 962M (29%) 5 (24%) 962M (14%)
Growth Capital 5 (31%) 350M (11%) 5 (24%) 350M (5%)
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 16 $3.3B 21 $6.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (60%) 918M (100%)
IPO 1 (20%) -
Sold to Management 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $918M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lexicon Partners
1
Legal Deals
Clifford Chance LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.2B
$100M to $1B 11 $3.2B
< $100M 6 $321M
TOTAL $6.8B
Largest Eversholt Rail Group Ltd.
$3.2B (2010-11-04)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $885M
< $100M 1 $33M
TOTAL $918M
Largest Wireless Infrastructure Group Ltd.
$885M (2019-12-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
62%
8 62%
Strategic(s)
38%
5 38%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
100%
4 100%

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