Accent Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Accent Equity has acquired 6 companies.

Accent Equity’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (15%) and transportation (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (46%) and secondary buyout (20%). 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 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (52%). 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 Activity98
    • M&A Buy Activity61
    • M&A Sell Activity37
  • Total Sectors Invested 23
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 37
  • M&A Advisors 8

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 53 2 3 1 - 2 61
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (2.6/yr) # 24 4 2 4 2 1 37
vol $99M $99M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Lyngsoe Systems A/S 2022-08-22 - Secondary Buyout
Aars, Denmark · www.lyngsoesystems.com
Motum AB 2022-04-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Bromma, Sweden · www.motum.se
Norcospectra AS 2022-04-07 - Divestiture
Oslo, Norway · www.norcospectra.com
Cervera AB 2021-06-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm, Sweden · www.cervera.se
Hoist Group 2021-06-02 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.hoistgroup.com
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
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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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (13%) - 9 (15%) -
Transportation 3 (19%) - 6 (10%) -
Retail 1 (6%) - 5 (8%) 19M (1%)
Automotive 1 (6%) - 4 (7%) -
Consumer Products 2 (13%) - 4 (7%) -
Information Technology 1 (6%) - 4 (7%) -
Building Materials 2 (13%) - 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 16 - 61 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 11 (69%) - 49 (80%) 1.3B (100%)
Norway 2 (13%) - 4 (7%) -
Denmark 1 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
Finland 1 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
United Kingdom 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 11 (69%) - 49 (80%) 1.3B (100%)
Cross-border 5 (31%) - 12 (20%) -
Total 16 - 61 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (25%) - 28 (46%) 231M (17%)
Divestiture 4 (25%) - 12 (20%) 1.1B (83%)
Secondary Buyout 6 (38%) - 12 (20%) -
Growth Capital 1 (6%) - 4 (7%) -
Consolidation 1 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (3%) -
Total 16 - 61 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 11 (30%) -
Trade Sale 11 (30%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (24%) 99M (100%)
Sold to Management 3 (8%) -
IPO 2 (5%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 37 $99M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
1
Livingstone Partners LLP
1
Keystone Advisers
1
Legal Deals
Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyra AB
5
Linklaters LLP
1
Andulf Advokat AB
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)
20%
12 (20%)
Strategic(s)
20%
12 (20%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
30%
11 (30%)
Strategic(s)
51%
19 (51%)

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