3i Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, 3i Private Equity has acquired 9 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

3i Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (10%) and transportation (7%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and growth capital (20%). In total, 3i Private Equity has invested in 12 US states and 25 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired IQVIA Holdings for $3.0B.

In the last 3 years, 3i Private Equity has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (43%). 3i Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Vetco Gray for $1.9B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity425
    • M&A Buy Activity239
    • M&A Sell Activity186
  • Total Sectors Invested 47
  • Total Countries Invested 25
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 116
  • M&A Advisors 30

3i Private Equity

16 Palace Street,
London, SW1E 5JD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7928 3131
www.3i.com/our-business/private-equity
london@3i.com

3i Private Equity is the private equity arm of 3i Group, a publicly held, global investment firm focused on private equity and infrastructure investing. 3i Private Equity generally targets buyout and growth capital financings and looks for opportunities across Europe, North America, and Asia. The Firm's targeted transaction range is €100 to €500 million. Industries of interest include business services, healthcare, consumer, media, oil/gas & power, technology, and financial services. 3i Group was originally formed in 1945 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Airlines, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Publishing, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Add-on Acquisition

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific, Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 100 500
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 223 4 2 3 3 4 239
vol $15.9B $225M $18M $16.2B
Sell (2.4/yr) # 174 8 1 3 - - 186
vol $25.4B $578M $115M $309M $26.4B
  425

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Dutch Bakery Group B.V. 2021-09-20 - Secondary Buyout
Tilburg, Netherlands · www.dutchbakery.nl
ten23 health AG 2021-09-01 - Growth Capital
Basel, Switzerland · www.ten23.health
MAIT GmbH 2021-08-03 - Growth Capital
Rottweil, Germany · www.mait.de
Wilson Human Capital Group LLC 2021-02-19 - Secondary Buyout
Tampa, Florida · www.wilsonhcg.com
MPM Products Ltd. 2020-11-09 - Secondary Buyout
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.mpmproducts.co.uk
AZ GartenHaus GmbH 2020-09-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hamburg, Germany · www.gartenhaus-gmbh.de
Sani-Tech West, Inc. 2020-07-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Camarillo, California · www.sani-techwest.com
Aspen Pumps Ltd. 2019-12-18 - Secondary Buyout
East Sussex, United Kingdom · www.aspenpumps.com
Asia Capital Reinsurance Group Pte. Ltd. 2019-12-05 155M USD Add-on Acquisition
Singapore, Singapore · www.asiacapitalre.com
Evernex 2019-07-19 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.evernex.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Hans Anders Retail Group BV 2017-04-10 Eyes and More NL (eyes + more) 2018-12-11 1
Gorinchem, Netherlands · www.hansanders.nl Son, Netherlands · www.eyesandmore.nl
Weener Plastic Packaging Group 2015-06-04 Proenfar SAS 2018-04-23 1
Weener, Germany · www.wppg.com Bogota, Colombia · www.proenfar.com
Q Holding Co. 2014-11-05 Degania Silicone Ltd. (Degania Medical) 2016-11-28 2
Pepper Pike, Ohio · www.qco.net Emek Hayarden, Israel · www.degania-medical.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (3%) 175M (17%) 24 (10%) 600M (4%)
Transportation - - 15 (6%) 831M (5%)
Retail 4 (14%) 465M (44%) 14 (6%) 496M (3%)
Manufacturing 5 (17%) 110M (10%) 14 (6%) 163M (1%)
Consumer Products 3 (10%) - 10 (4%) 225M (1%)
Healthcare Services - - 9 (4%) 821M (5%)
Machinery - - 8 (3%) 1.3B (8%)
Information Technology 2 (7%) - 8 (3%) 215M (1%)
Food 1 (3%) - 8 (3%) 24M (< 1%)
Media - - 8 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 7 (3%) 30M (< 1%)
Life Science 1 (3%) - 6 (2%) 3.6B (22%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 6 (2%) 925M (6%)
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 6 (2%) 849M (5%)
Consumer Services 1 (3%) 310M (29%) 5 (2%) 1.6B (10%)
Distribution - - 5 (2%) 791M (5%)
Chemicals - - 5 (2%) 489M (3%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 5 (2%) 300M (2%)
Financial Services - - 5 (2%) 256M (2%)
Automotive 1 (3%) - 5 (2%) -
Building Materials - - 4 (2%) 571M (4%)
Leisure 2 (7%) - 4 (2%) 154M (1%)
Internet Software and Services - - 4 (2%) -
Publishing - - 4 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 3 (1%) 329M (2%)
Environmental - - 3 (1%) 285M (2%)
Engineering - - 3 (1%) 274M (2%)
Beverages - - 3 (1%) 270M (2%)
Marketing - - 3 (1%) 66M (< 1%)
Marine - - 3 (1%) 62M (< 1%)
Construction - - 3 (1%) 18M (< 1%)
Communications - - 3 (1%) -
E-Commerce 2 (7%) - 3 (1%) -
Insurance - - 3 (1%) -
Renewable Energy - - 3 (1%) -
Aerospace - - 2 (1%) 479M (3%)
Medical Products 1 (3%) - 2 (1%) 81M (1%)
Restaurants - - 2 (1%) 20M (< 1%)
Furniture 1 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Packaging 1 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (1%) -
Software 1 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Information Services - - 1 (< 1%) 123M (1%)
Education - - 1 (< 1%) -
Plastics 1 (3%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (< 1%) -
Staffing 1 (3%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 29 $1.1B 241 $16.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 3 (10%) - 68 (28%) 4.0B (25%)
France 2 (7%) - 28 (12%) 1.7B (10%)
Spain - - 20 (8%) 750M (5%)
United States 8 (28%) 285M (27%) 18 (7%) 3.4B (21%)
  Texas 2 (7%) 175M (17%) 3 (1%) 175M (1%)
  Ohio 1 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
  California 1 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
  New York - - 2 (1%) 126M (1%)
  New Jersey - - 2 (1%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (3%) 110M (10%) 1 (< 1%) 110M (1%)
  Minnesota 1 (3%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Florida 1 (3%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Arizona 1 (3%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (< 1%) 3.0B (19%)
  Massachusetts - - 1 (< 1%) -
Germany 7 (24%) 240M (23%) 18 (7%) 578M (4%)
Netherlands 6 (21%) 535M (50%) 16 (7%) 1.7B (11%)
Sweden 1 (3%) - 16 (7%) 392M (2%)
China - - 8 (3%) 166M (1%)
Italy - - 7 (3%) 864M (5%)
Finland - - 7 (3%) 274M (2%)
India - - 7 (3%) -
Denmark 1 (3%) - 5 (2%) -
Switzerland 1 (3%) - 4 (2%) 479M (3%)
Belgium - - 4 (2%) 540M (3%)
Norway - - 3 (1%) 1.2B (8%)
Singapore - - 3 (1%) -
Canada - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (< 1%) -
Australia - - 1 (< 1%) -
Austria - - 1 (< 1%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (< 1%) -
Brazil - - 1 (< 1%) -
Channel Islands - - 1 (< 1%) -
Ireland - - 1 (< 1%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (< 1%) -
Romania - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 3 (10%) - 68 (28%) 4.0B (25%)
Cross-border 26 (90%) 1.1B (100%) 173 (72%) 12.0B (75%)
Total 29 $1.1B 241 $16.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (28%) 725M (68%) 115 (48%) 5.8B (36%)
Growth Capital 6 (21%) - 47 (19%) 214M (1%)
Secondary Buyout 13 (45%) 335M (32%) 40 (17%) 4.9B (30%)
Stake Purchase 2 (7%) - 17 (7%) -
Divestiture - - 8 (3%) 1.8B (11%)
Recapitalization - - 5 (2%) 3.0B (19%)
Going Private - - 4 (2%) 315M (2%)
Venture - - 4 (2%) 30M (< 1%)
PIPE - - 2 (1%) 11M (< 1%)
Total 29 $1.1B 242 $16.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 87 (47%) 12.4B (47%)
Trade Sale 35 (19%) 7.0B (27%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 28 (15%) 6.4B (24%)
IPO 18 (10%) -
Sold to Management 9 (5%) 22M (< 1%)
Unknown 4 (2%) -
Stake Sale 2 (1%) 603M (2%)
Sold to Existing Investors 2 (1%) -
1 (1%) -
Merger 1 (1%) -
Total 187 $26.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Canaccord Genuity Corp.
7
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
5
Close Brothers Group plc
3
Legal Deals
Clifford Chance LLP
5
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
3
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.0B
$100M to $1B 39 $12.3B
< $100M 23 $843M
TOTAL $16.2B
Largest IQVIA Holdings, Inc.
$3.0B (2007-12-21)
sell # Total
> $1B 4 $6.2B
$100M to $1B 50 $19.3B
< $100M 21 $953M
TOTAL $26.5B
Largest Vetco Gray
$1.9B (2007-02-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
18%
43 (18%)
Strategic(s)
3%
7 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
45%
85 (45%)
Strategic(s)
32%
60 (32%)

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