Abénex Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Abénex has acquired 15 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Abénex’s most common sectors for investment are building materials (9%) and retail (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (68%) and secondary buyout (21%). In total, Abénex has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired Groupe Retif Developpement SAS for $240M.

In the last 3 years, Abénex has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (42%). Abénex’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Nextiraone Mexico S.A. de C.V. for $170M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity46
    • M&A Buy Activity34
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 4

Abénex

9 Avenue Matignon,
Paris, 75008
France
+33 (0) 1 53 93 69 00
www.abenex.fr
herve.claquin@abenexcapital.com

Abénex Capital SA is a French private equity firm focuses on acquiring mid-market companies throughout France. The Firm seeks to hold both majority and minority equity interest in companies along with the management teams. Specific areas of interest include consumer productsinterests, business services, industry and healthcare sector. The Firm will consider variety of transaction includes MBOs, MBIs, and LBO. Abénex, Capital SA was formerly known as ABN Amro Capital France and became independent of ABN Amro in 2008. Abénex Capital SA is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Media, Real Estate, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 500
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 100
Enterprise Value 30 300
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.6/yr) # 16 2 6 5 1 4 34
vol $240M $240M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 5 1 2 1 2 1 12
vol $170M $170M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Inlog Holdings France SAS 2020-07-24 - Divestiture
Limonest, France
2cv Mehari Club Cassis 2020-05-06 - Secondary Buyout
Cassis, France · www.mehariclubcassis.com
Laboratoire Prévost 2020-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nouvoitou, France · www.prevostlaboratoryconcept.com
Aerow 2020-03-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paris, France · www.aerow.group
Cruiseline SAM 2020-02-20 - Secondary Buyout
Monaco, France · www.cruiseline.eu
Surys 2019-08-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Seine et Marne, France · www.surys.com
Blanchon Groupe 2019-07-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Saint-Priest, France · www.blanchon.co.uk
Cisbio Bioassays SAS 2019-04-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Codolet, France · www.cisbio.com
Tartefrais 2018-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Falaise, France · www.tartefrais.com
Ikos Group 2018-10-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paris, France · www.ikosconsulting.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 1 (5%) - 3 (9%) 240M (100%)
Building Materials 1 (5%) - 3 (9%) -
Consumer Products 3 (16%) - 3 (9%) -
Food 1 (5%) - 3 (9%) -
Business Services 2 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Information Technology 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Media 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Real Estate 2 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (6%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Insurance - - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Life Science - - 1 (3%) -
Manufacturing 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) -
Software 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 - 34 $240M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 19 (100%) - 33 (97%) 240M (100%)
Mexico - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 19 (100%) - 33 (97%) 240M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 - 34 $240M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 15 (79%) - 23 (68%) 240M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (11%) - 7 (21%) -
Growth Capital 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Divestiture 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Venture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 - 34 $240M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 7 (58%) -
Trade Sale 3 (25%) 170M (100%)
Recapitalization 1 (8%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $170M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Edmond de Rothschild Corporate Finance
2
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Legal Deals
DLA Piper
2
Lamartine Conseil
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $240M
TOTAL $240M
Largest Groupe Retif Developpement SAS
$240M (2002-03-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $170M
TOTAL $170M
Largest Nextiraone Mexico S.A. de C.V.
$170M (2010-09-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
90%
9 90%
Strategic(s)
10%
1 10%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
69%
9 69%
Strategic(s)
31%
4 31%

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