3i Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, 3i Private Equity has acquired 11 companies. It has also invested in 4 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) (47%) and growth capital (20%). In total, 3i Private Equity has invested in 12 US states and 26 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 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (44%). 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 Activity435
    • M&A Buy Activity245
    • M&A Sell Activity190
  • Total Sectors Invested 47
  • Total Countries Invested 26
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 125
  • M&A Advisors 31

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (3.6/yr) # 227 3 3 3 6 3 245
vol $16.2B $358M $16.5B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 183 1 3 - 1 2 190
vol $26.3B $115M $309M $625M $27.3B
  435

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
VakantieDiscounter 2022-07-11 - Divestiture
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.vakantiediscounter.nl
Havea Group 2022-06-23 - Secondary Buyout
Montaigu, France · www.havea.com
Konges Slojd ApS 2022-06-20 - Growth Capital
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.kongessloejd.com
Q Holding Co. 2022-04-07 625M USD Add-on Acquisition
Pepper Pike, Ohio · www.qco.net
Tempo 2022-03-18 - Secondary Buyout
Boulogne-Billancourt, France · www.laseinemusicale.com
EC Waste LLC 2021-12-01 - Secondary Buyout
Humacao, Puerto Rico · www.ecwaste.com
Mepal BV 2021-11-18 - Growth Capital
Lochem, Netherlands · www.mepal.com
Magnitude Software, Inc. 2021-10-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.magnitude.com
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
View All >>

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

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%)
Manufacturing 5 (16%) 110M (10%) 14 (6%) 163M (1%)
Retail 3 (9%) 465M (44%) 13 (5%) 496M (3%)
Consumer Products 3 (9%) - 11 (4%) 225M (1%)
Healthcare Services - - 9 (4%) 821M (5%)
Media 1 (3%) - 9 (4%) -
Machinery - - 8 (3%) 1.3B (8%)
Information Technology 2 (6%) - 8 (3%) 215M (1%)
Food 1 (3%) - 8 (3%) 24M (< 1%)
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%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (3%) - 6 (2%) 300M (2%)
Internet Software and Services 1 (3%) - 6 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (3%) 310M (29%) 5 (2%) 1.6B (9%)
Distribution - - 5 (2%) 791M (5%)
Chemicals - - 5 (2%) 489M (3%)
Financial Services - - 5 (2%) 256M (2%)
Automotive 1 (3%) - 5 (2%) -
Building Materials - - 4 (2%) 571M (3%)
Environmental 1 (3%) - 4 (2%) 285M (2%)
Publishing - - 4 (2%) -
Software 1 (3%) - 3 (1%) 340M (2%)
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 3 (1%) 329M (2%)
Engineering - - 3 (1%) 274M (2%)
Beverages - - 3 (1%) 270M (2%)
Leisure 2 (6%) - 3 (1%) 154M (1%)
Marketing - - 3 (1%) 66M (< 1%)
Marine - - 3 (1%) 62M (< 1%)
Construction - - 3 (1%) 18M (< 1%)
Communications - - 3 (1%) -
E-Commerce 2 (6%) - 3 (1%) -
Insurance - - 3 (1%) -
Renewable Energy - - 3 (1%) -
Safety/Security 1 (3%) - 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%) -
Information Services - - 1 (< 1%) 123M (1%)
Education - - 1 (< 1%) -
Plastics - - 1 (< 1%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (< 1%) -
Staffing 1 (3%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 32 $1.1B 247 $16.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 4 (13%) - 70 (28%) 4.2B (26%)
France 2 (6%) - 29 (12%) 1.7B (10%)
Spain - - 20 (8%) 750M (5%)
Germany 8 (25%) 240M (23%) 19 (8%) 578M (4%)
United States 6 (19%) 285M (27%) 19 (8%) 3.8B (23%)
  Texas 1 (3%) 175M (17%) 3 (1%) 515M (3%)
  New York - - 3 (1%) 126M (1%)
  California 1 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (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 (18%)
  Massachusetts - - 1 (< 1%) -
Netherlands 7 (22%) 535M (50%) 16 (6%) 1.5B (9%)
Sweden 1 (3%) - 16 (6%) 392M (2%)
Italy - - 7 (3%) 864M (5%)
Finland - - 7 (3%) 274M (2%)
China - - 7 (3%) 166M (1%)
India - - 7 (3%) -
Denmark 2 (6%) - 6 (2%) -
Switzerland 1 (3%) - 4 (2%) 479M (3%)
Belgium - - 4 (2%) 540M (3%)
Norway - - 3 (1%) 1.2B (7%)
Singapore - - 3 (1%) -
Puerto Rico 1 (3%) - 1 (< 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 4 (13%) - 70 (28%) 4.2B (26%)
Cross-border 28 (88%) 1.1B (100%) 177 (72%) 12.2B (74%)
Total 32 $1.1B 247 $16.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (28%) 725M (68%) 116 (47%) 5.8B (35%)
Growth Capital 7 (22%) - 49 (20%) 214M (1%)
Secondary Buyout 13 (41%) 335M (32%) 42 (17%) 5.2B (32%)
Stake Purchase 2 (6%) - 17 (7%) -
Divestiture 1 (3%) - 9 (4%) 1.8B (11%)
Recapitalization - - 5 (2%) 3.0B (18%)
Going Private - - 4 (2%) 315M (2%)
Venture - - 4 (2%) 30M (< 1%)
PIPE - - 2 (1%) 11M (< 1%)
Total 32 $1.1B 248 $16.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 89 (47%) 12.6B (46%)
Trade Sale 37 (19%) 7.7B (28%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 28 (15%) 6.4B (23%)
IPO 18 (9%) -
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 191 $27.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Canaccord Genuity Corp.
7
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
6
Close Brothers Group plc
3
Legal Deals
Clifford Chance LLP
5
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
3
Travers Smith LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.0B
$100M to $1B 40 $12.7B
< $100M 23 $843M
TOTAL $16.5B
Largest IQVIA Holdings, Inc.
$3.0B (2007-12-21)
sell # Total
> $1B 4 $6.2B
$100M to $1B 52 $20.2B
< $100M 21 $953M
TOTAL $27.4B
Largest Vetco Gray
$1.9B (2007-02-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
18%
45 (18%)
Strategic(s)
3%
8 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
46%
87 (46%)
Strategic(s)
32%
62 (32%)

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