Ahlstrom Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Ahlstrom Capital’s most common sectors for investment are renewable energy (18%) and electrical equipment (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (89%) and consolidation (6%). In total, Ahlstrom Capital has invested in 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired Destia for $167M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (38%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Ahlstrom Capital

Etelaesplanadi 14, P.O.B. 169,
Helsinki, FIN - 0013
Finland
+358 (0)10 888 18
www.ahlstromcapital.com
info@ahlstromcapital.com

Ahlström Capital is a family-owned, Nordic private equity firm that looks to invest in middle-market industrial companies as well as real estate. Within its industrial practice, Ahlstrom targets companies generating €100 to €500 million of annual revenue. Specific areas of interest include businesses providing innovative and advanced fiber-based materials, as well as industrial technology and related services. Within real estate, the Firm looks to acquire buildings and forest land. Ahlstrom Capital was formed in 2001 and is based in Helsinki, Finland.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Machinery, Manufacturing, Packaging, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Safety/Security, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

Geographic Preferences: Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 100 500
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 17 - - - - - 17
vol $167M $167M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 7 1 - - - - 8
  25

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
AR Packaging Group AB 2016-05-30 - Secondary Buyout
Malmo, Sweden · www.ar-packaging.com
Destia Ltd. 2014-05-27 167M EUR Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oulu, Finland · www.destia.fi
Cencorp Oyj (CNC1V:Helsinki) 2012-04-20 - Trade Sale - Public Company
Mikkeli, Finland · www.cencorp.com
Symbicon Oy 2012-01-24 - Sold to Management
Kajaani, Finland · www.iconone.fi
AR Packaging Group AB 2011-06-16 - Consolidation
Malmo, Sweden · www.ar-packaging.com
Neapo Oy 2010-09-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Helsinki, Sweden · www.neapo.com
Nordkalk Oy 2010-05-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Pargas, Finland · www.nordkalk.com
Cencorp Oyj (CNC1V:Helsinki) 2010-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mikkeli, Finland · www.cencorp.com
Mervento Oy 2010-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Vaasa, Finland · www.mervento.com
Frangible Safety Posts Ltd. 2010-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Leicestershire, United Kingdom · www.fsp-ltd.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Destia Ltd. 2014-05-27 ITS-Vahvistus Oy 2016-03-22 1
Oulu, Finland · www.destia.fi Toijala, Finland · www.its-vahvistus.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Renewable Energy 3 (33%) - 3 (18%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (11%) - 2 (12%) -
Electronics 1 (11%) - 2 (12%) -
Manufacturing 2 (22%) - 2 (12%) -
Packaging - - 2 (12%) -
Construction 1 (11%) 167M (100%) 1 (6%) 167M (100%)
Automotive - - 1 (6%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (6%) -
Distribution - - 1 (6%) -
Safety/Security 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (6%) -
Total 9 $167M 17 $167M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Finland 2 (22%) 167M (100%) 6 (35%) 167M (100%)
Sweden 4 (44%) - 5 (29%) -
Russia - - 2 (12%) -
United Kingdom 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Switzerland 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Turkey 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Germany - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 2 (22%) 167M (100%) 6 (35%) 167M (100%)
Cross-border 7 (78%) - 11 (65%) -
Total 9 $167M 17 $167M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (100%) 167M (100%) 15 (88%) 167M (100%)
Consolidation - - 1 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (6%) -
Total 9 $167M 17 $167M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (38%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (38%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (13%) -
Sold to Management 1 (13%) -
Total 8 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $167M
TOTAL $167M
Largest Destia Ltd.
$167M (2014-05-27)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%

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