5square Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, 5square has acquired 2 companies.

5square’s most common sectors for investment arebuilding materials (15%) and information technology (15%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (36%) and venture (36%). In total, 5square has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2021 when it acquired EeStairs for $141M.

In the last 3 years, 5square has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 1

5square

5square b.v.

Torenlaan 19A,
Laren, 1251 HE
Netherlands
035-5411074
www.5square.nl
contact@5square.nl

5square is a private equity firm focused on acquiring profitable, medium-sized Dutch companies. The Firm typically invests €5 to €10 million per transaction and will consider both majority and minority positions. 5square was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Laren, the Netherlands.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Distribution, Engineering, Environmental, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Packaging, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Stake Purchase, Venture

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 10
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 11 1 1 1 - - 14
vol $141M $141M
Sell (0.8/yr) # - 1 - - 3 - 4
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Five Degrees Solutions B.V. 2023-03-17 - Trade Sale
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.fivedegrees.com
Avion B.V. 2023-02-09 - Trade Sale
Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands · www.aviongroup.aero
Paazl B.V. 2023-01-01 - Trade Sale
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.paazl.com
Bamboo Import Europe BV 2022-01-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Beverwijk, Netherlands · www.bambooimport.com
EeStairs 2021-07-07 141M EUR Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Barneveld, Netherlands · www.eestairs.com
CAPPAC BV 2020-11-04 - Growth Capital
Boxtel, Netherlands · www.cappac.eu
Intersteel NL 2020-07-14 - Secondary Sale
Rhenen, Netherlands · www.intersteel.nl
Legal Manager Services B.V. 2019-09-10 - Growth Capital
Leiden, Netherlands · www.legalmanager.com
So Connect 2019-04-07 - Venture
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.soconnect.com
Black Bear Carbon B.V. 2018-09-06 - Growth Capital
Eindhoven, Netherlands · www.blackbearcarbon.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Building Materials 1 (13%) 141M (100%) 2 (14%) 141M (100%)
Information Technology - - 2 (14%) -
Software 1 (13%) - 2 (14%) -
Business Services 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Distribution 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Education - - 1 (7%) -
Engineering 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Environmental 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (7%) -
Packaging 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 8 $141M 14 $141M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Netherlands 7 (88%) 141M (100%) 13 (93%) 141M (100%)
Germany 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 8 $141M 14 $141M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 3 (38%) - 5 (36%) -
Venture 2 (25%) - 5 (36%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (38%) 141M (100%) 4 (29%) 141M (100%)
Total 8 $141M 14 $141M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (50%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (25%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (25%) -
Total 4 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
OXEYE Advisors B.V.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $141M
TOTAL $141M
Largest EeStairs
$141M (2021-07-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
75%
3 (75%)

FAQ

When was 5square founded?

5square was founded in 2004.

What type of investor is 5square?

5square is a private equity firm.

Where is 5square headquartered?

5square is headquartered in Laren, Netherlands.

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