Actis Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Actis Capital has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Actis Capital’s most common sectors for investment arerenewable energy (12%) and financial services (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (39%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (29%). In total, Actis Capital has invested in 6 US states and 34 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2017 when it acquired Saavi Energía S. DE R.L. DE C.V. for $1.3B.

In the last 3 years, Actis Capital has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (51%). 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 Activity220
    • M&A Buy Activity141
    • M&A Sell Activity79
  • Total Sectors Invested 42
  • Total Countries Invested 34
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 69
  • 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 129 3 3 3 - 3 141
vol $4.4B $140M $4.6B
Sell (3.2/yr) # 63 8 - 1 3 4 79
vol $6.5B $513M $686M $7.7B
  220

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Levanta Renewables Pte. Ltd. 2022-08-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Singapore , Singapore
Lekela Power B.V. 2022-07-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.lekela.com
Omega Comercializadora de Energia S.A. 2022-07-06 - Stake Purchase
São Paulo, Brazil · www.omegaenergia.com.br
Rx Propellant 2022-05-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hyderabad, India · www.rxpropellant.in
Sprng Energy Pvt Ltd. 2022-04-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Pune, India · www.sprngenergy.com
Echoenergia Participações S.A. 2022-04-04 - Add-on Acquisition
São Paulo, Brazil · www.echoenergia.com.br
Aela Energia 2022-02-03 686M USD Add-on Acquisition
Santiago, Chile · www.aelanergia.cl
It'sSeg Co. 2021-10-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Sao Paulo, Brazil · www.itssegcompany.com.br
Saavi Energía 2021-08-20 - Secondary Buyout
, Mexico
Saavi Energía, S. DE R.L. DE C.V. 2021-08-20 - Secondary Buyout
Mexico, Mexico · www.saavienergia.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Renewable Energy 8 (23%) 245M (25%) 16 (11%) 1.5B (33%)
Financial Services 3 (9%) - 11 (8%) -
Information Technology 3 (9%) - 7 (5%) 345M (8%)
Communications 2 (6%) 140M (14%) 7 (5%) 140M (3%)
Consumer Products 1 (3%) - 6 (4%) -
Education 1 (3%) - 6 (4%) -
Metals/Mining - - 6 (4%) -
Retail 2 (6%) - 6 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (3%) - 5 (4%) 98M (2%)
Manufacturing - - 5 (4%) -
Real Estate 2 (6%) - 5 (4%) -
Infrastructure 1 (3%) - 4 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (3%) - 4 (3%) -
Utilities 1 (3%) - 4 (3%) -
Automotive 1 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 3 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 3 (2%) -
Food - - 3 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 3 (2%) -
Insurance - - 2 (1%) 1.2B (26%)
Internet Software and Services 2 (6%) 434M (45%) 2 (1%) 434M (9%)
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 2 (1%) 380M (8%)
Apparel/Textiles 2 (6%) 151M (16%) 2 (1%) 151M (3%)
Building Materials - - 2 (1%) 75M (2%)
Beverages - - 2 (1%) -
Leisure 1 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Packaging - - 2 (1%) -
Gaming - - 1 (1%) 205M (4%)
Forest Products - - 1 (1%) 42M (1%)
Agriculture 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (1%) -
Construction - - 1 (1%) -
Distribution - - 1 (1%) -
Diversified - - 1 (1%) -
Furniture - - 1 (1%) -
Information Services - - 1 (1%) -
Machinery - - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Total 35 $970M 142 $4.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
India 4 (11%) - 24 (17%) -
South Africa 4 (11%) 574M (59%) 16 (11%) 1.9B (42%)
China 1 (3%) - 16 (11%) -
Brazil 6 (17%) - 12 (8%) -
Nigeria 3 (9%) - 9 (6%) -
United States 2 (6%) - 7 (5%) 630M (14%)
  Texas - - 2 (1%) 630M (14%)
  Nevada 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Florida 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (1%) -
  California - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom 3 (9%) - 5 (4%) 205M (4%)
Egypt 1 (3%) - 5 (4%) -
Malaysia 1 (3%) - 4 (3%) 75M (2%)
Canada - - 4 (3%) -
  Ontario - - 3 (2%) -
Sri Lanka - - 4 (3%) -
Mexico 1 (3%) 245M (25%) 3 (2%) 1.5B (33%)
Ghana 1 (3%) 151M (16%) 3 (2%) 151M (3%)
Kenya 1 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
Tunisia 1 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
Chile 1 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Singapore 1 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
United Arab Emirates 1 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Australia - - 2 (1%) 95M (2%)
Uganda - - 2 (1%) -
Cameroon 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Morocco 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Zambia 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Bahrain - - 1 (1%) -
Bangladesh - - 1 (1%) -
Costa Rica - - 1 (1%) -
El Salvador - - 1 (1%) -
Finland - - 1 (1%) -
Gabon - - 1 (1%) -
Guatemala - - 1 (1%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (1%) -
Rwanda - - 1 (1%) -
Tanzania - - 1 (1%) -
Thailand - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 3 (9%) - 5 (4%) 205M (4%)
Cross-border 32 (91%) 970M (100%) 137 (96%) 4.4B (96%)
Total 35 $970M 142 $4.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 12 (34%) - 54 (38%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (29%) 970M (100%) 41 (29%) 1.7B (38%)
Stake Purchase 7 (20%) - 20 (14%) -
Divestiture 1 (3%) - 6 (4%) 1.6B (36%)
PIPE 1 (3%) - 6 (4%) -
Consolidation 2 (6%) - 4 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (3%) - 4 (3%) -
Joint Venture - - 2 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Venture - - 2 (1%) -
Going Private - - 1 (1%) 1.2B (26%)
Total 35 $970M 142 $4.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 20 (25%) 3.5B (46%)
Trade Sale 19 (24%) 3.4B (45%)
Secondary Sale 15 (19%) 300M (4%)
IPO 11 (14%) -
Stake Sale 6 (8%) -
Sold to Management 2 (3%) 5M (< 1%)
Sold to Existing Investors 2 (3%) -
Divestiture 1 (1%) 275M (4%)
Unknown 1 (1%) 150M (2%)
1 (1%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (1%) -
Total 79 $7.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
2
CI Capital Investment Banking
1
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Clifford Chance LLP
3
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $2.5B
$100M to $1B 7 $1.8B
< $100M 4 $310M
TOTAL $4.6B
Largest Saavi Energía, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
$1.3B (2017-12-22)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $4.4B
$100M to $1B 9 $3.0B
< $100M 6 $297M
TOTAL $7.7B
Largest Celtel International B.V.
$2.8B (2005-03-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
8 (6%)
Strategic(s)
4%
5 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
20%
16 (20%)
Strategic(s)
51%
40 (51%)

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