M&A Deal Summary

Alder Acquires Scanacon AB

On September 25, 2018, private equity firm Alder acquired machinery company Scanacon AB from Verdane

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Alder’s 1st transaction in the Machinery sector.
  • This is Alder’s 6th transaction in Sweden.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2018-09-25
Target Scanacon AB
Sector Machinery
Buyer(s) Alder
Sellers(s) Verdane
Deal Type Secondary Buyout

Target

Scanacon AB

Spånga, Sweden
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Scanacon AB is a provider of acid management systems used in the production of special metals. Scanacon provides solutions to achieve safe, efficient, high quality treatment of metal product at the lowest cost, while enabling recycling of acid waste and minimising usage of scarce resources. Scanacon AB was founded in 1982 and is based in Spånga, Sweden.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Alder

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2008
PE ASSETS 1.1B SEK
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Alder is a private investment firm focused on acquiring 'sustainable' technology-oriented companies that produce products or services that use less material and/or energy, and and cause less environmental damage then alternatives. Alder will consider opportunities throughout Scandinavia and German speaking Europe. Target companies generally have revenues of SEK100 to SEK750 million. Alder was established in 2008 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 10 of 15
Sector (Machinery) 1 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 2 of 2
Country (Sweden) 6 of 10
Year (2018) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-07-09 r2p

Flensburg, Germany

r2p develops and manufactures intelligent transport systems (ITS) for public transport that, among other things, increase passenger safety and coordinate travel routes effectively with an overall goal to reduce environmental impact.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-12-10 Gasmet Technologies Oy

Helsinki, Finland

Gasmet manufactures and develops advanced measuring instruments for environmentally harmful gases and greenhouse gases. The company sells its products globally through a comprehensive dealer network.

Sell -

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Verdane

Oslo, Norway

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Growth Capital Firm
Founded 1985
PE ASSETS 1.2B EUR
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Verdane is a Norwegian private investment focused on acquiring portfolios of investments. In addition to secondary investing, Verdane also invests in co-investment pools as well as makes direct investments in individual growth companies. Sectors of interest include consumer products/services, software, energy, technology, and communications. Verdane provides support to portfolio owners to reduce exposure to private equity risk, achieve liquidity and free owners from the burden of managing direct investments. The majority of Verdane's investments are growth stage, however, the Firm can invest at any stage of development. Verdane was formerly known as Four Seasons Venture AS and was established in 1985. Verdane is based in Oslo, with additional offices in Helsinki and Stockholm.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 34 of 46
Sector (Machinery) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 4 of 7
Country (Sweden) 14 of 18
Year (2018) 2 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-09-11 inovia

Kista, Sweden

Inovia is a niche Artificial Intelligence (AI) consulting and solutions provider in Sweden. The company has developed a strong set of AI tools and frameworks, for example one of the leading AI based virtual assistants in the world (AIVA) and the leading Voice to Text application for Swedish. Inovia was founded in and is based in Kista, Sweden.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-10-31 Liaison Technologies

Alpharetta, Georgia, United States

Liaison Technologies, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based enterprise application integration and data management solutions. Liaison’s cloud-based approach breaks down the barriers between data silos to tap into the valuable information needed to make better decisions, faster. Liaison Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Sell $310M