3i Infrastructure Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, 3i Infrastructure has acquired 1 company.

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) (25%) and growth capital (25%). In total, 3i Infrastructure has invested in 8 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 Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 2

3i Infrastructure plc

12 Castle Street St. Helier,
Jersey, JE2 3RT
Channel Islands,
+44 (0)1534 711 444
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 (1.2/yr) # 14 4 - - 2 - 20
vol $5.2B $714M $496M $6.4B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 3 - 1 - 1 - 5
vol $33M $885M $918M
  25

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
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
Eversholt Rail Group Ltd. 2015-01-20 - Sold to Management
London, United Kingdom · www.eversholtrail.co.uk
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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 (20%) 817M (28%) 3 (15%) 817M (13%)
Utilities 2 (13%) 570M (20%) 3 (15%) 570M (9%)
Infrastructure 3 (20%) 154M (5%) 3 (15%) 154M (2%)
Renewable Energy 2 (13%) 285M (10%) 2 (10%) 285M (4%)
Financial Services - - 1 (5%) 3.2B (51%)
Marine 1 (7%) 618M (21%) 1 (5%) 618M (10%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (5%) 227M (4%)
Automotive 1 (7%) 204M (7%) 1 (5%) 204M (3%)
Engineering 1 (7%) 101M (3%) 1 (5%) 101M (2%)
Construction 1 (7%) 95M (3%) 1 (5%) 95M (1%)
Healthcare Services 1 (7%) 51M (2%) 1 (5%) 51M (1%)
Education - - 1 (5%) 21M (< 1%)
Communications - - 1 (5%) -
Total 15 $2.9B 20 $6.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 4 (27%) 752M (26%) 7 (35%) 4.0B (63%)
Germany 3 (20%) 648M (22%) 3 (15%) 648M (10%)
India 2 (13%) 149M (5%) 3 (15%) 376M (6%)
Netherlands 2 (13%) 254M (9%) 2 (10%) 254M (4%)
France 2 (13%) 248M (9%) 2 (10%) 248M (4%)
Denmark 1 (7%) 618M (21%) 1 (5%) 618M (10%)
Belgium 1 (7%) 225M (8%) 1 (5%) 225M (4%)
Finland - - 1 (5%) -
Total 15 $2.9B 20 $6.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (20%) 716M (25%) 5 (25%) 965M (15%)
Secondary Buyout 4 (27%) 962M (33%) 5 (25%) 962M (15%)
Growth Capital 5 (33%) 350M (12%) 5 (25%) 350M (5%)
Divestiture 2 (13%) 866M (30%) 4 (20%) 4.1B (64%)
Stake Purchase 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 15 $2.9B 20 $6.4B

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 10 $2.8B
< $100M 6 $321M
TOTAL $6.4B
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)
67%
8 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
4 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
100%
4 100%

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