Ahlstrom Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Family Office Profile

In the last 3 years, Ahlstrom Capital has acquired 2 companies.

Ahlstrom Capital’s most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (14%) and renewable energy (14%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (69%) and stake purchase (19%). In total, Ahlstrom Capital has invested in 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired Destia Group for $167M.

In the last 3 years, Ahlstrom Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (42%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity34
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

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), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 20 - - 1 1 - 22
vol $167M $167M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 10 - 1 - 1 - 12
  34

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
M&J Recycling 2021-12-01 - Divestiture
Horsens, Denmark · www.mjrecycling.com
Destia Group Plc 2021-08-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Vantaa, Finland · www.destia.fi
Ahlstrom-Munksjo Oyj 2020-09-24 - Going Private
Helsinki, Finland · www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com
TD Light Sweden AB 2019-05-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm, Sweden · www.tdlight.se
Detection Technology Oy 2017-06-21 - Stake Purchase
Espoo, Finland · www.deetee.com
Glaston Corp. 2017-06-01 - Stake Purchase
Helsinki, Finland · www.glaston.net
Swedish Stirling AB 2016-10-28 - IPO
Västra Frölunda, Sweden · www.swedishstirling.com
AR Packaging Group AB 2016-05-30 - Secondary Buyout
Malmo, Sweden · www.ar-packaging.com
Suominen Oyj 2014-10-07 - Stake Purchase
Helsinki, Finland · www.suominen.fi
Destia Group Plc 2014-05-26 167M EUR Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Vantaa, Finland · www.destia.fi
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Ahlstrom-Munksjo Oyj 2020-09-24 Kammerer GmbH - Electrotechnical Paper Business 2021-09-02 2
Helsinki, Finland · www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com Osnabrück, Germany

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 1 (14%) - 3 (14%) -
Renewable Energy - - 3 (14%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (9%) -
Electronics 1 (14%) - 2 (9%) -
Packaging - - 2 (9%) -
Construction - - 1 (5%) 167M (100%)
Automotive - - 1 (5%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (5%) -
Distribution - - 1 (5%) -
Environmental 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
Machinery 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
Medical Products 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
Plastics 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
Safety/Security 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (5%) -
Total 7 - 22 $167M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Finland 4 (57%) - 11 (50%) 167M (100%)
Sweden - - 4 (18%) -
Russia - - 2 (9%) -
United Kingdom 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
Denmark 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
Switzerland 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
Germany - - 1 (5%) -
Turkey - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 4 (57%) - 11 (50%) 167M (100%)
Cross-border 3 (43%) - 11 (50%) -
Total 7 - 22 $167M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (29%) - 15 (68%) 167M (100%)
Stake Purchase 3 (43%) - 4 (18%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (5%) -
Divestiture 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
Going Private 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 7 - 22 $167M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (42%) -
Trade Sale 4 (33%) -
IPO 1 (8%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (8%) -
Sold to Management 1 (8%) -
Total 12 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $167M
TOTAL $167M
Largest Destia Group Plc
$167M (2014-05-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
5%
1 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Strategic(s)
42%
5 (42%)

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