Abénex Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

Abénex’s most common sectors for investment are building materials (18%) and chemicals (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (59%) and secondary buyout (30%). 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 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). 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 Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 4

Abénex

18 Avenue des Champs-Elysées,
Paris, 75008
France,
+33 (1) 53 93 69 00
www.abenex.fr

Abénex Capital SA is a French private equity firm focuses on acquiring mid-market companies throughout the France. It seeks to invest greater than €10 million in companies with values of between €30 – 500 million. The Firm seeks to hold both majority and minority equity interest in companies along with the management teams. Specific areas of interest include consumer products, retail, 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: Business Services, Consumer Products, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 40 500
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 100
Enterprise Value 30 300
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 14 1 1 - 1 - 17
vol $240M $240M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 5 1 2 - 2 - 10
vol $170M $170M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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.com
Cisbio Bioassays SAS 2019-04-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Codolet , France · www.cisbio.com
Groupe RG 2017-07-26 - Secondary Sale
Saint-Priest, France · www.groupe-rg.com
Europa Organisation SA 2017-05-12 - Growth Capital
Jean Jaures, France · www.europa-organisation.com
Prosol (Grand Frais) 2017-03-20 - Secondary Buyout
Lyon, France · www.grandfrais.fr
Onduline SAS 2016-12-18 - Secondary Sale
Suresnes, France · www.onduline.com
Cisbio Bioassays SAS 2016-07-06 - Secondary Buyout
Codolet , France · www.cisbio.com
Surys 2013-10-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Seine et Marne, France · www.surys.com
Groupe RG 2013-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Saint-Priest, France · www.groupe-rg.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Dupont Restauration SA 2010-01-01 Multi Restauration Méditerranée 2019-02-18 1
Libercourt , France · www.dupont-restauration.fr Marseille, France · www.multirestauration.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Building Materials 2 (33%) - 3 (18%) -
Retail - - 2 (12%) 240M (100%)
Chemicals 1 (17%) - 2 (12%) -
Food 1 (17%) - 2 (12%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (12%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (6%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (6%) -
Insurance - - 1 (6%) -
Life Science - - 1 (6%) -
Media 1 (17%) - 1 (6%) -
Restaurants 1 (17%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 6 - 17 $240M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 6 (100%) - 16 (94%) 240M (100%)
Mexico - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 6 (100%) - 16 (94%) 240M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (6%) -
Total 6 - 17 $240M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (67%) - 10 (59%) 240M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (17%) - 5 (29%) -
Growth Capital 1 (17%) - 1 (6%) -
Venture - - 1 (6%) -
Total 6 - 17 $240M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (50%) -
Trade Sale 3 (30%) 170M (100%)
Recapitalization 1 (10%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $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)
100%
7 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
64%
7 64%
Strategic(s)
36%
4 36%

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