Activa Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Activa Capital has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Activa Capital’s most common sectors for investment are business services (11%) and consumer services (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (59%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Activa Capital has invested in 1 US state and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Activa Capital has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (62%). Activa Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Gaz de Paris SAS for $124M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity47
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 11

Activa Capital

1 boulevard de la Madeleine,
Paris, 75001
France
+33 1 43 12 50 12
www.activacapital.com
info@activacapital.com

Activa Capital is a private equity investment firm that seeks to acquire and invest in mid-market French businesses operating in the industrial products, consumer goods, food and drink, pharmaceutical, business services, and financial services sectors. Activa looks to invest in companies with an enterprise value of €20 to €80 million and will consider majority investments in buyout situations as well as non-control positions in businesses looking for growth funding. Activa can commit in the range of €10 to €30 million per transaction and up to €60 million with co-investment. Target companies typically lead their sector or market and have positive/stable cash flow. Activa Capital was formed in 2000 and is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Financial Services, Food, Life Science, Machinery, Marketing, Retail, Software, Staffing, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 30
Enterprise Value 20 80
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 25 - 2 2 - - 29
Sell (1.4/yr) # 11 1 1 3 - 2 18
vol $124M $124M
  47

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Alliance Etiquettes SAS 2021-04-09 - Secondary Buyout
Pineuilh, France · www.allianceetiquettes.com
Active Assurances SAS 2021-03-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Boulogne Billancourt, France · www.activeassurances.fr
Bruno Saint Hilaire SAS 2019-12-04 - Bankruptcy
Balma, France · www.bruno-saint-hilaire.com
Nexeya SAS 2019-10-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Chatenay-Malabry, France · www.nexeya.com
Atlas For Men 2019-06-04 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.atlasformen.fr
Medisys SAS 2019-04-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Aix-en-Provence, France · www.medidsys.fr
Explore SAS 2019-02-05 - Growth Capital
Carquefou, France · www.explore.fr
Sport 2000 France SA 2018-12-01 - Sold to Management
Egly, France · www.sport2000.fr
Active Assurances SAS 2018-05-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Boulogne Billancourt, France · www.activeassurances.fr
Be Relax 2018-05-07 - Growth Capital
Paris, France · www.berelax.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (11%) - 3 (10%) -
Consumer Services 1 (11%) - 3 (10%) -
Distribution - - 3 (10%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (7%) -
Consumer Products 2 (22%) - 2 (7%) -
Food - - 2 (7%) -
Marketing 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
Retail - - 2 (7%) -
Aerospace 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Insurance - - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Software 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Staffing - - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 9 - 29 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 8 (89%) - 28 (97%) -
United States 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
  California 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 8 (89%) - 28 (97%) -
Cross-border 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 9 - 29 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (44%) - 17 (59%) -
Growth Capital 3 (33%) - 7 (24%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (22%) - 3 (10%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) -
Total 9 - 29 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 11 (61%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (11%) 124M (100%)
Sold to Management 2 (11%) -
Trade Sale 2 (11%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (6%) -
Total 18 $124M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
2
Natixis Partners
1
Natixis
1
Legal Deals
Mayer Brown
3
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
2
Hogan Lovells
2

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $124M
TOTAL $124M
Largest Gaz de Paris SAS (Gaz Européen)
$124M (2016-11-14)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
10%
3 (10%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
61%
11 (61%)
Strategic(s)
22%
4 (22%)

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