Actis Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Actis Capital has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Actis Capital’s most common sectors for investment are financial services (9%) and retail (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (41%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (30%). In total, Actis Capital has invested in 5 US states and 32 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2017 when it acquired InterGen NV - Mexico Portfolio for $1.3B.

In the last 3 years, Actis Capital has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (47%). Actis Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Celtel International B.V. for $2.8B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity188
    • M&A Buy Activity126
    • M&A Sell Activity62
  • Total Sectors Invested 41
  • Total Countries Invested 32
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 51
  • M&A Advisors 8

Actis Capital

2 More London Riverside,
London, SE1 2JT
United Kingdom
+44 20 7234 5000
www.act.is
info@act.is

Actis Capital is a private equity firm focused on investments in emerging markets. Actis segments its investment activity into three areas. These include private equity, energy, and real estate. Actis' private equity team looks for buyout and growth capital opportunities requiring at least $50 million in financing. Depending on the situation, Actis will consider both controlling and minority investment situations. Sectors of interest include financial services, consumer and retail, business services, and industrial. Actis' energy group seeks to invest in in a variety of energy and utility projects. Actis' real estate team invests equity capital in office, residential, industrial, hotel and retail projects. Actis Capital was established in 2004 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Publishing, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Retail, Semiconductors, Technology Hardware, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization

Geographic Preferences: Africa, Asia/Pacific, Central Asia/India, Latin/South America, Middle East

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 120 1 2 1 1 1 126
vol $2.9B $1.3B $4.2B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 52 5 - 5 - - 62
vol $4.4B $2.1B $413M $6.9B
  188

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Sheraton Casablanca Hotel 2020-02-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Casablanca , Morocco
BioTherm Energy (Pty) Ltd. 2019-08-01 - Secondary Buyout
Johannesburg, South Africa · www.biothermenergy.com
Compuscan Holdings South Africa (Pty) Ltd. 2018-12-10 263M USD Add-on Acquisition
Stellenbosch, South Africa · www.compuscan.co.za
Veeda Clinical Research Pvt. Ltd. 2018-12-07 - Secondary Buyout
Vejalpur, India · www.veedacr.com
Mineral Deposits Ltd. 2018-04-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Melbourne, Australia · www.mineraldeposits.com.au
Ostro Energy Pvt Ltd. 2018-04-02 - Add-on Acquisition
New Delhi , India · www.ostro.in
Pine Labs Pvt Ltd. 2018-03-12 - Growth Capital
Noida, India · www.pinelabs.com
Beijing Chemclin Biotech Co. Ltd. 2018-03-03 150M USD Unknown
Beijing, China · www.chemclin.com
InterGen NV - Mexico Portfolio 2017-12-22 1.3B USD Divestiture
, Mexico
GHL Systems Berhad 2017-03-31 - Stake Purchase
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia · www.ghl.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
KS Distribution 2010-05-06 Liftboat Titan 2 2013-02-27 1
Singapore, Singapore · www.ksenergy.com.sg Limbe, Cameroon
Actom SA 2008-07-01 Savcio Holdings (Pty) Ltd. 2012-02-13 1
Johannesburg, South Africa · www.actom.co.za Bedfordview, South Africa · www.savico.co.za
Actom SA 2008-07-01 ACTOM - Low-Voltage Electrical Business 2011-07-01 1
Johannesburg, South Africa · www.actom.co.za Johannesburg, South Africa

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 4 (8%) - 11 (9%) -
Retail 5 (10%) - 8 (6%) -
Business Services 3 (6%) 529M (23%) 7 (6%) 627M (15%)
Renewable Energy 5 (10%) 1.3B (54%) 6 (5%) 1.3B (30%)
Communications 1 (2%) - 6 (5%) -
Consumer Products 2 (4%) - 6 (5%) -
Manufacturing 4 (8%) - 6 (5%) -
Metals/Mining - - 6 (5%) -
Information Technology 4 (8%) - 5 (4%) 250M (6%)
Education 3 (6%) - 5 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment 2 (4%) - 4 (3%) -
Infrastructure 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 3 (6%) 380M (16%) 3 (2%) 380M (9%)
Agriculture 2 (4%) - 3 (2%) -
Automotive 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Utilities 2 (4%) - 3 (2%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (2%) 75M (2%)
Beverages - - 2 (2%) -
Food 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Leisure 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Packaging - - 2 (2%) -
Real Estate - - 2 (2%) -
Insurance - - 1 (1%) 1.2B (29%)
Gaming - - 1 (1%) 205M (5%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (2%) 151M (7%) 1 (1%) 151M (4%)
Forest Products - - 1 (1%) 42M (1%)
Chemicals - - 1 (1%) -
Construction - - 1 (1%) -
Distribution 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Diversified - - 1 (1%) -
Furniture 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Information Services - - 1 (1%) -
Machinery - - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Total 52 $2.3B 127 $4.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
India 10 (19%) - 24 (19%) -
South Africa 6 (12%) 434M (19%) 15 (12%) 1.8B (42%)
China 1 (2%) - 15 (12%) -
Brazil 9 (17%) - 10 (8%) -
Nigeria 3 (6%) - 7 (6%) -
United States 3 (6%) 380M (16%) 6 (5%) 630M (15%)
  Texas 1 (2%) 380M (16%) 2 (2%) 630M (15%)
  Vermont 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Nevada 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  California - - 1 (1%) -
Egypt 2 (4%) - 5 (4%) -
United Kingdom 2 (4%) - 4 (3%) 205M (5%)
Ghana 2 (4%) 151M (7%) 4 (3%) 151M (4%)
Malaysia 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) 75M (2%)
Canada - - 4 (3%) -
  Ontario - - 3 (2%) -
Sri Lanka - - 4 (3%) -
Tunisia 2 (4%) - 3 (2%) -
Mexico 2 (4%) 1.3B (54%) 2 (2%) 1.3B (30%)
Australia 1 (2%) 95M (4%) 2 (2%) 95M (2%)
Uganda - - 2 (2%) -
Bahrain 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Chile 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Costa Rica 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Finland 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Greece 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Morocco 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Singapore 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
United Arab Emirates 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Bangladesh - - 1 (1%) -
El Salvador - - 1 (1%) -
Gabon - - 1 (1%) -
Guatemala - - 1 (1%) -
Kenya - - 1 (1%) -
Rwanda - - 1 (1%) -
Tanzania - - 1 (1%) -
Thailand - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 2 (4%) - 4 (3%) 205M (5%)
Cross-border 50 (96%) 2.3B (100%) 123 (97%) 4.0B (95%)
Total 52 $2.3B 127 $4.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 22 (42%) - 51 (40%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 15 (29%) 1.1B (46%) 37 (29%) 1.4B (33%)
Stake Purchase 8 (15%) - 18 (14%) -
PIPE 2 (4%) - 6 (5%) -
Divestiture 1 (2%) 1.3B (54%) 5 (4%) 1.6B (39%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (6%) - 4 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Venture - - 2 (2%) -
Going Private - - 1 (1%) 1.2B (29%)
Joint Venture - - 1 (1%) -
Total 52 $2.3B 127 $4.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 14 (23%) 3.4B (50%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 14 (23%) 2.8B (41%)
Secondary Sale 11 (18%) 200M (3%)
IPO 10 (16%) -
Stake Sale 6 (10%) -
Sold to Management 2 (3%) 5M (< 1%)
Divestiture 1 (2%) 275M (4%)
Unknown 1 (2%) 150M (2%)
1 (2%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (2%) -
Total 62 $6.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
2
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
SSKM Corporate Advisory Pvt. Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Clifford Chance LLP
1
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $2.5B
$100M to $1B 5 $1.4B
< $100M 4 $310M
TOTAL $4.2B
Largest InterGen NV - Mexico Portfolio
$1.3B (2017-12-22)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $4.4B
$100M to $1B 8 $2.3B
< $100M 4 $173M
TOTAL $6.9B
Largest Celtel International B.V.
$2.8B (2005-03-29)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
71%
10 71%
Strategic(s)
29%
4 29%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
31%
13 31%
Strategic(s)
69%
29 69%

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