Acton Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Venture Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Acton Capital has invested in 1 company.

Acton Capital’s most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (47%) and information technology (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (80%) and growth capital (21%). In total, Acton Capital has invested in 2 US states and 9 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Acton Capital has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (59%). Acton Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2022 when it sold Knix Wear for $320M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity56
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 19
  • M&A Advisors 4

Acton Capital

Widenmayerstr. 29,
Munich, 80538
Germany
+49 89 2421 887 0
www.actoncapital.com
info@actoncapital.de

Acton Capital is a late-stage venture capital firm focused on investing in web-based companies benefiting from the 'digital revolution'. The Firm has a special interest in companies and sectors benefiting from the transition to online activity and will consider opportunities across Europe and North America. Acton Capital Partners was formed in 1999 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, E-Commerce, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Software

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Nordic

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 10
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 36 2 - 1 - - 39
Sell (1.8/yr) # 8 1 4 3 1 - 17
vol $320M $320M
  56

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Expertlead GmbH 2023-08-08 - Trade Sale
Berlin, Germany · www.expertlead.com
Knix Wear, Inc. 2022-07-08 320M USD Trade Sale
Toronto, Ontario · www.knix.com
LemonOne 2022-06-13 - Trade Sale
Berlin, Germany · www.lemonone.com
COMATCH GmbH 2022-03-28 - Trade Sale
Berlin, Germany · www.comatch.com
SoSafe GmbH 2022-01-13 - Venture
Köln, Germany · www.sosafe-awareness.com
HomeToGo GmbH 2021-09-22 - IPO
Berlin, Germany · www.hometogo.com
Kupivip 2021-09-13 - Shut Down
Moscow, Russia · www.kupivip.ru
sofatutor GmbH 2021-03-17 - Secondary Sale
Berlin, Germany · www.sofatutor.com
Cluno GmbH 2021-02-23 - Trade Sale
Munich, Germany · www.cluno.com
Mobify Research and Development, Inc. 2020-09-04 - Trade Sale
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.mobify.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 7 (44%) - 18 (46%) -
Information Technology 3 (19%) - 5 (13%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) - 3 (8%) -
E-Commerce - - 3 (8%) -
Business Services 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Consumer Services 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Gaming - - 1 (3%) -
Media 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) -
Software - - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 39 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 6 (38%) - 21 (54%) -
United Kingdom 4 (25%) - 5 (13%) -
Canada 1 (6%) - 5 (13%) -
  British Columbia - - 3 (8%) -
  Ontario 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
United States 1 (6%) - 3 (8%) -
  New York 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
  California - - 1 (3%) -
France 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Finland 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Netherlands 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Sweden 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Russia - - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 39 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 15 (94%) - 31 (79%) -
Growth Capital 1 (6%) - 8 (21%) -
Total 16 - 39 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 8 (47%) 320M (100%)
IPO 3 (18%) -
Secondary Sale 3 (18%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (12%) -
Shut Down 1 (6%) -
Total 17 $320M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Altium Capital Ltd.
1
Goldman Sachs
1
Legal Deals
Gütt Olk Feldhaus Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
1
Milbank LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $320M
TOTAL $320M
Largest Knix Wear, Inc.
$320M (2022-07-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Investor(s)
18%
3 (18%)
Strategic(s)
59%
10 (59%)

FAQ

When was Acton Capital founded?

Acton Capital was founded in 1999.

What type of investor is Acton Capital?

Acton Capital is a venture capital firm.

Where is Acton Capital headquartered?

Acton Capital is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

How much capital does Acton Capital have under management?

Acton Capital has 600M EUR under management.

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