Accent Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Accent Equity has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Accent Equity’s most common sectors for investment are business services (14%) and retail (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and divestiture (19%). In total, Accent Equity has invested in 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Scandic Hotels Group AB for $1.1B.

In the last 3 years, Accent Equity has exited 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Accent Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Candyking International AB for $38M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity93
    • M&A Buy Activity59
    • M&A Sell Activity34
  • Total Sectors Invested 23
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 33
  • M&A Advisors 7

Accent Equity

Engelbrektsgatan 7,
Stockholm, SE 11487
Sweden
+46 8 545 073 00
www.accentequity.se
press@accentequity.se

Accent Equity Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that targets buyout and expansion capital investments in Scandinavia. Accent Equity is sector agnostic and generally prefers acquiring controlling positions. Accent Equity was formed in 1994 and is based in Stockholm.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Packaging, Retail, Software, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 2 10
Investment Size 10 -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 49 4 2 3 1 - 59
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (2.6/yr) # 21 3 4 2 4 - 34
vol $60M $38M $99M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Eco Log Sweden AB 2020-12-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Söderhamn, Sweden · www.eco-log.se
Bogfelts Installationer Och Entreprenad AB 2020-07-03 - Sold to Management
Danderyd, Sweden · www.bogfelts.se
Aviator Airport Alliance Europe AB 2020-02-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm-Arlanda, Sweden · www.aviator.eu
San Sac AB 2020-01-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Linköping, Sweden · www.sansac.se
Global Attractions SPI 2020-01-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Wrexham, United Kingdom · www.spiglobalplay.com
Oy Lunawood Ltd. 2019-12-23 - Secondary Buyout
Lahti, Finland · www.lunawood.com
Jetpak Group AB 2019-11-20 - Unknown
Stockholm, Sweden · www.jetpak.se
Scandinavian Cosmetics Group 2019-10-10 - Secondary Buyout
Malmö, Sweden · www.scandinaviancosmeticsgroup.com
Götessons Industri AB 2019-05-29 - Secondary Buyout
Ulricehamn, Sweden · www.gotessons.com
Eurowrap A/S 2019-03-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Ringsted, Denmark · www.winnie.dk
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Miljörivarna i Skandinavien AB 2011-07-12 Corvara Industrial Services 2017-05-25 1
Skogås, Sweden · www.miljorivarna.se Norrkoping, Sweden
Hoist Group 2011-04-27 Locatel France SAS 2014-04-11 1
Stockholm, Sweden · www.hoistgroup.com Nanterre, France · www.locatel.net

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (12%) - 8 (14%) -
Retail 2 (12%) 19M (100%) 5 (8%) 19M (1%)
Transportation 2 (12%) - 5 (8%) -
Automotive 1 (6%) - 4 (7%) -
Consumer Products 2 (12%) - 4 (7%) -
Information Technology 2 (12%) - 4 (7%) -
Building Materials 2 (12%) - 3 (5%) -
Food - - 3 (5%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (3%) 231M (17%)
Distribution - - 2 (3%) -
Environmental - - 2 (3%) -
Forest Products - - 2 (3%) -
Furniture 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Machinery - - 2 (3%) -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Packaging - - 2 (3%) -
Leisure - - 1 (2%) 1.1B (81%)
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Electronics - - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Software - - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 $19M 59 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 14 (82%) 19M (100%) 49 (83%) 1.3B (100%)
Finland 1 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
Norway 1 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
Denmark - - 2 (3%) -
United Kingdom 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 14 (82%) 19M (100%) 49 (83%) 1.3B (100%)
Cross-border 3 (18%) - 10 (17%) -
Total 17 $19M 59 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (29%) - 29 (49%) 231M (17%)
Divestiture 4 (24%) 19M (100%) 11 (19%) 1.1B (83%)
Secondary Buyout 5 (29%) - 11 (19%) -
Growth Capital 1 (6%) - 4 (7%) -
Consolidation 2 (12%) - 3 (5%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 $19M 59 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (29%) -
Trade Sale 10 (29%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (24%) 99M (100%)
Sold to Management 3 (9%) -
IPO 2 (6%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 34 $99M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
1
Keystone Advisers
1
Livingstone Partners LLP
1
Legal Deals
Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyra AB
5
Linklaters LLP
1
Satterlee Stephens LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 1 $231M
< $100M 1 $19M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Scandic Hotels Group AB
$1.1B (2007-03-03)
sell # Total
< $100M 3 $99M
TOTAL $99M
Largest Candyking International AB
$38M (2017-02-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
19%
11 (19%)
Strategic(s)
19%
11 (19%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
29%
10 (29%)
Strategic(s)
50%
17 (50%)

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