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) (63%) and growth capital (21%). In total, Activa Capital has invested in 1 US state and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Activa Capital has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (63%). 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 Activity45
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 7

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 22 3 - 2 2 - 29
Sell (1.4/yr) # 9 2 1 1 3 - 16
vol $124M $124M
  45

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Groupe FINDIS 2017-04-07 - Secondary Buyout
Beaucouze, France · www.groupefindis.fr
Gaz de Paris SAS (Gaz Européen) 2016-11-14 124M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.gaz-europeen.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Alliance Etiquettes SAS 2015-12-14 5Sept Etiquette 2020-03-12 4
Pineuilh, France · www.allianceetiquettes.com Courthézon, France · www.5septetiquette.com
Active Assurances SAS 2018-05-23 AFI Assurances SAS 2019-02-22 1
Boulogne-Billancourt, France · www.activeassurances.fr Évry, France · www.afiassurances.fr
Mecadaq Group 2016-01-13 Hirschler Manufacturing, Inc. 2018-05-17 3
Tarnos, California · www.mecadaq.com Kirkland, Washington · www.hirschler.com
Alliance Etiquettes SAS 2015-12-14 ApplicEtains 2017-10-04 3
Pineuilh, France · www.allianceetiquettes.com Nontron, France · www.applicetains.com
Mecadaq Group 2016-01-13 Armoa 2017-09-05 2
Tarnos, California · www.mecadaq.com Paris, France
Mecadaq Group 2016-01-13 RBDH Marignier 2016-08-31 1
Tarnos, California · www.mecadaq.com Marignier, France · www.rbdh.com
Alliance Etiquettes SAS 2015-12-14 Imprimerie D3 2016-07-07 2
Pineuilh, France · www.allianceetiquettes.com Cépie, France · www.imprimerie-d3.com
Armatis-lc 2012-06-01 Datacontact Sp. o.o. 2016-03-30 2
Boulogne Billancourt, France · www.armatis.com Warsaw, Poland
Alliance Etiquettes SAS 2015-12-14 Maumy Impression SAS 2016-01-22 1
Pineuilh, France · www.allianceetiquettes.com La Réole, France · www.maumyimpression.com
Armatis-lc 2012-06-01 LaSer Contact SAS 2012-06-01 1
Boulogne Billancourt, France · www.armatis.com Paris, France

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (18%) - 3 (10%) -
Consumer Services 1 (9%) - 3 (10%) -
Distribution - - 3 (10%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (7%) -
Consumer Products 2 (18%) - 2 (7%) -
Food - - 2 (7%) -
Marketing 1 (9%) - 2 (7%) -
Retail - - 2 (7%) -
Aerospace 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Insurance 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Software 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Staffing - - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 - 29 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 10 (91%) - 28 (97%) -
United States 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
  California 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 10 (91%) - 28 (97%) -
Cross-border 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 - 29 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (55%) - 18 (62%) -
Growth Capital 3 (27%) - 6 (21%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (18%) - 3 (10%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 - 29 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (63%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (13%) 124M (100%)
Sold to Management 2 (13%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (6%) -
Trade Sale 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $124M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
2
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Natixis
1
Legal Deals
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
2
Hogan Lovells
2
Paul Hastings LLP
1

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
PE Firm(s)
83%
5 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
1 17%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
77%
10 77%
Strategic(s)
23%
3 23%

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