Alpha Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Alpha Group has acquired 3 companies.

Alpha Group’s most common sectors for investment areretail (12%) and apparel/textiles (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (74%) and secondary buyout (18%). In total, Alpha Group has invested in 1 US state and 13 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Cegelec SAS for $3.4B.

In the last 3 years, Alpha Group has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (69%). Alpha Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Cegelec SAS for $1.9B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity114
    • M&A Buy Activity76
    • M&A Sell Activity38
  • Total Sectors Invested 31
  • Total Countries Invested 13
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 30
  • M&A Advisors 7

Alpha Group

43 Avenue Hoche,
Paris, 75008
France
+ 33 1 56 60 20 20
www.alphape.com
investorrelations@alphape.com

Alpha Group is a European private equity firm specializing in LBOs and development capital investments. The Firm seeks to invest in companies throughout Europe, including Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Benelux as well as some eastern European countries. The Firm seeks to commit €50 to €125 million in companies valued between €100 and €500 million. Alpha typically takes majority control and arranges for founders or key managers to co-invest. Sectors of interest include Consumer & Leisure, Fashion & Design, Industrial Manufacturing and Service & Distibution. Alpha Group was formed in 1985 and is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Leisure, Manufacturing, Media

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Acquisition Financing, Secondary Buyout, Venture

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 125
Enterprise Value 100 500
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 71 2 1 2 - - 76
vol $19.2B $282M $19.4B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 31 3 1 - - 3 38
vol $6.2B $225M $6.4B
  114

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Vertbaudet SAS 2021-07-26 - Secondary Buyout
Tourcoing, France · www.vertbaudet.fr
Cyrillus SAS 2021-04-15 - Secondary Buyout
Tourcoing, France · www.cyrillus.fr
Savio Macchine Tessili S.p.A. 2021-01-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Pordenone, Italy · www.saviotechnologies.com
AMF Spa 2019-07-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bassano Del Grappa, Barbados · www.amfsnaps.com
Laminam S.p.a. 2019-04-24 282M EUR Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Modena, Italy · www.laminam.it
Calligaris s.p.a. 2018-08-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Manzano, Italy · www.calligaris.com
ECS Group SA 2018-04-16 - Secondary Buyout
Cedex, France · www.ecsgroup.aero
Insulation Products Co. 2017-11-15 - Secondary Buyout
Melle, Belgium · www.ipcom.be
Pavan Srl 2017-09-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Galliera Veneta (PD, Italy
Maillefer Extrusion Oy 2017-09-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Vantaa, Finland · www.maillefer.net
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Calligaris s.p.a. 2018-08-03 Fatboy the Original BV 2021-08-06 1
Manzano, Italy · www.calligaris.com s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands · www.fatboy.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 1 (9%) - 9 (12%) 1.4B (7%)
Machinery 1 (9%) - 6 (8%) 1.2B (6%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (9%) - 6 (8%) 846M (4%)
Manufacturing 1 (9%) - 6 (8%) 294M (2%)
Automotive 2 (18%) - 5 (7%) 509M (3%)
Distribution 1 (9%) - 4 (5%) 1,000M (5%)
Business Services - - 4 (5%) 312M (2%)
Healthcare Services - - 4 (5%) 261M (1%)
Communications - - 3 (4%) 4.0B (20%)
Building Materials 1 (9%) 282M (100%) 3 (4%) 630M (3%)
Transportation - - 2 (3%) 504M (3%)
Consumer Services - - 2 (3%) 284M (1%)
Media - - 2 (3%) 203M (1%)
E-Commerce 1 (9%) - 2 (3%) 134M (1%)
Construction - - 2 (3%) 12M (< 1%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (1%) 3.4B (17%)
Metals/Mining - - 1 (1%) 1.3B (7%)
Chemicals - - 1 (1%) 1.2B (6%)
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) 840M (4%)
Franchising - - 1 (1%) 307M (2%)
Food - - 1 (1%) 254M (1%)
Packaging - - 1 (1%) 160M (1%)
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (1%) 141M (1%)
Consumer Products - - 1 (1%) 91M (< 1%)
Financial Services - - 1 (1%) 79M (< 1%)
Information Technology - - 1 (1%) 56M (< 1%)
Software - - 1 (1%) 54M (< 1%)
Furniture 1 (9%) - 1 (1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (1%) -
Utilities 1 (9%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 11 $282M 76 $19.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 2 (18%) - 34 (45%) 11.5B (60%)
Germany 1 (9%) - 18 (24%) 2.8B (14%)
Italy 5 (45%) 282M (100%) 9 (12%) 1.1B (6%)
Switzerland - - 3 (4%) 2.1B (11%)
Netherlands - - 3 (4%) 497M (3%)
Belgium 1 (9%) - 2 (3%) 181M (1%)
Spain 1 (9%) - 1 (1%) -
Barbados 1 (9%) - 1 (1%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (1%) 840M (4%)
United States - - 1 (1%) 202M (1%)
  Illinois - - 1 (1%) 202M (1%)
United Kingdom - - 1 (1%) 27M (< 1%)
Finland - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 2 (18%) - 34 (45%) 11.5B (60%)
Cross-border 9 (82%) 282M (100%) 41 (55%) 7.7B (40%)
Total 11 $282M 75 $19.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (45%) 282M (100%) 56 (74%) 12.8B (66%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (27%) - 13 (17%) 6.0B (31%)
Stake Purchase 1 (9%) - 4 (5%) -
Divestiture 2 (18%) - 3 (4%) 429M (2%)
Total 11 $282M 76 $19.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 26 (68%) 3.3B (56%)
Trade Sale 7 (18%) 1.9B (33%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (8%) 648M (11%)
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 38 $5.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Mediobanca S.p.A.
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
2
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
2
Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $9.0B
$100M to $1B 33 $9.4B
< $100M 20 $1.1B
TOTAL $19.4B
Largest Cegelec SAS
$3.4B (2006-04-28)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.1B
$100M to $1B 7 $3.3B
< $100M 1 $68M
TOTAL $6.4B
Largest Cegelec SAS
$1.9B (2008-10-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
16%
12 (16%)
Strategic(s)
5%
4 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
68%
26 (68%)
Strategic(s)
21%
8 (21%)

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