Alder Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Alder has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Alder’s most common sectors for investment aretest/measurement equipment (24%) and electronics (16%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (47%) and stake purchase (24%). In total, Alder has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired Scanacon AB for -.

In the last 3 years, Alder has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (84%). Alder’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Nordic Water Products AB for $142M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 4

Alder

Kungsgatan 30, 9F,
Stockholm, 111 35
Sweden
+46 8 679 70 50
www.alder.se
info@alder.se

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Environmental, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 100 750
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of SEK

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 9 - 1 - 2 1 13
Sell (1.0/yr) # 1 - 3 1 - 1 6
vol $142M $142M
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Systeminstallation i Varberg AB 2021-03-17 - Growth Capital
Varberg, Sweden · www.systeminstallation.se
Nordic Water Products AB 2021-01-11 142M SEK Add-on Acquisition
Mölndal, Sweden · www.nordicwater.com
Briab Group AB 2020-10-26 - Growth Capital
Stockholm, Sweden · www.briab.se
Samon AB 2020-08-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Vellinge, Sweden · www.samon.se
Gasmet Technologies Oy 2019-12-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Helsinki, Finland · www.gasmet.com
Scanacon AB 2018-09-25 - Secondary Buyout
Spånga, Sweden · www.scanacon.com
Rail & Road Protec GmbH 2018-07-09 - Secondary Buyout
Flensburg, Germany · www.r2protec.de
Powerbox International AB 2018-06-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Gnesta, Sweden · www.powerbox.info
Jernforsen Energi System AB 2018-06-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Halmstad, Sweden · www.jernforsen.com
Dinair AB 2016-11-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Vadstena, Sweden · www.dinair.se
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Test/Measurement Equipment 2 (29%) - 3 (23%) -
Electronics 1 (14%) - 2 (15%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (14%) - 2 (15%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (8%) -
Environmental - - 1 (8%) -
Machinery 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (8%) -
Safety/Security 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
Software 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 7 - 13 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 5 (71%) - 9 (69%) -
Finland 2 (29%) - 3 (23%) -
Germany - - 1 (8%) -
Total 7 - 13 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (29%) - 6 (46%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (14%) - 3 (23%) -
Growth Capital 2 (29%) - 2 (15%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (29%) - 2 (15%) -
Total 7 - 13 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (50%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (33%) 142M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (17%) -
Total 6 $142M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Nordea Markets
1
Lincoln International
1
Legal Deals
White & Case LLP
1
Hannes Snellman
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
TOTAL -
Largest Scanacon AB
- (2018-09-25)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $142M
TOTAL $142M
Largest Nordic Water Products AB
$142M (2021-01-11)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
15%
2 (15%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
17%
1 (17%)
Strategic(s)
83%
5 (83%)

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