Accent Equity Partners AB Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Accent Equity Partners AB has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Accent Equity Partners AB’s most common sectors for investment are business services (15%) and retail (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (51%) and divestiture (20%). In total, Accent Equity Partners AB 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 Partners AB has exited 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (47%). Accent Equity Partners AB’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 Activity87
    • M&A Buy Activity57
    • M&A Sell Activity30
  • Total Sectors Invested 23
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 30
  • M&A Advisors 5

Accent Equity Partners AB

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

Accent Equity Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that targets buyout and expansion capital investments in Scandinavia. Accent looks to invest €5 to €50 million in businesses valued up to €250 million. 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: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Food, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Packaging, Publishing, Real Estate, Retail, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 30
Enterprise Value 20 50
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 46 3 4 2 2 - 57
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (2.2/yr) # 19 2 3 4 2 - 30
vol $60M $38M $99M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ulricehamn, Sweden · www.gotessons.com
Eurowrap A/S 2019-03-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Ringsted, Denmark · www.winnie.dk
Belid Lighting AG 2018-12-18 - Growth Capital
Varberg, Sweden · www.belid.se
Nordic Traction AB 2018-11-27 - Secondary Buyout
Gunnebo, Sweden · www.gbochain.se
S:t Eriks AB 2018-07-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Staffanstorp, Sweden · www.steriks.se
Stål & Hyr AB 2018-04-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Varberg, Sweden · www.stalhyrmaskiner.se
Thor Shipping & Transport B.V. 2018-02-27 - Growth Capital
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.thorshipping.com
Jøtul AS (Jøtul Group) 2018-02-12 - Secondary Buyout
Kråkerøy, Norway · www.jotul.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
San Sac AB 2014-11-03 Orca Group 2018-04-05 4
Linkoping, Sweden · www.sansac.se , France
San Sac AB 2014-11-03 Proshop 2018-02-01 3
Linkoping, Sweden · www.sansac.se Moscow, Russia · www.proshop.ru
San Sac AB 2014-11-03 Avfallsteknik Skandinavien AB (ATS) 2017-08-31 2
Linkoping, Sweden · www.sansac.se Bromma, Sweden · www.ats-ab.se
San Sac AB 2014-11-03 Service Link Skandinavien AB 2017-08-31 1
Linkoping, Sweden · www.sansac.se Bromma, Sweden · www.servicelink.se
Blomsterboda Försalgning AB 2017-06-08 S-Blommor i Stockholm AB 2017-06-08 1
Vallentuna, Sweden · www.blomsterboda.se Vallentuna , Sweden · www.s-blommor.nu
Miljörivarna i Skandinavien AB 2011-07-12 Corvara Industrial Services 2017-05-25 1
Skogås, Sweden · www.miljorivarna.se Norrkoping, Sweden
BrenderUP Group AB 2014-04-01 Westbay Trailers AB 2015-05-05 1
Jönköping, Sweden · www.brenderup.se Västervik, Sweden · www.westbaytrailers.se
Hoist Group 2011-04-27 Locatel France SAS 2014-04-11 1
Stockholm, Sweden · www.hoistgroup.com Nanterre, France · www.locatel.net
Motum AB 2013-11-20 I.T.K. AB 2013-11-20 2
Bromma, Sweden · www.motum.se Bromma, Sweden · www.itk.se
Motum AB 2013-11-20 Hissgruppen AB 2013-11-20 1
Bromma, Sweden · www.motum.se Hägersten, Sweden · www.hissgruppen.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (16%) - 8 (14%) -
Retail 2 (11%) 19M (100%) 5 (9%) 19M (1%)
Transportation 2 (11%) - 5 (9%) -
Automotive 1 (5%) - 4 (7%) -
Information Technology 2 (11%) - 4 (7%) -
Consumer Products - - 3 (5%) -
Distribution 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Food - - 3 (5%) -
Machinery 2 (11%) - 3 (5%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (4%) 231M (17%)
Building Materials 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Environmental 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Forest Products - - 2 (4%) -
Packaging - - 2 (4%) -
Leisure - - 1 (2%) 1.1B (81%)
Airlines 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Electronics - - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Furniture 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) -
Software - - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 $19M 57 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 17 (89%) 19M (100%) 48 (84%) 1.3B (100%)
Norway 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Denmark - - 2 (4%) -
Finland - - 2 (4%) -
Netherlands 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 17 (89%) 19M (100%) 48 (84%) 1.3B (100%)
Cross-border 2 (11%) - 9 (16%) -
Total 19 $19M 57 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (32%) - 29 (51%) 231M (17%)
Divestiture 4 (21%) 19M (100%) 11 (19%) 1.1B (83%)
Secondary Buyout 4 (21%) - 9 (16%) -
Growth Capital 4 (21%) - 5 (9%) -
Consolidation 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 $19M 57 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (27%) 99M (100%)
Trade Sale 7 (23%) -
IPO 2 (7%) -
Sold to Management 2 (7%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 30 $99M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
1
Keystone Advisers
1
Legal Deals
Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyra AB
3
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
PE Firm(s)
45%
9 45%
Strategic(s)
55%
11 55%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
44%
11 44%
Strategic(s)
56%
14 56%

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