Alpha Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Alpha Group has acquired 5 companies.

Alpha Group’s most common sectors for investment are retail (13%) and business services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (78%) and secondary buyout (17%). In total, Alpha Group has invested in 1 US state and 11 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 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (73%). 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 Activity107
    • M&A Buy Activity74
    • M&A Sell Activity33
  • Total Sectors Invested 30
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 26
  • M&A Advisors 7

Alpha Group

43 Avenue Hoche,
Paris, 75008
France
+ 33 1 56 60 20 20
www.groupealpha.com
alphagroup@groupealpha.fr

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 Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, England, Spain as well as some eastern European countries. The Firm seeks to commit €20 to €100 million in companies valued between €50 and €500 million. Alpha typically takes majority control and arranges for founders or key managers to co-invest. Sectors of interest include healthcare, retail, consumer goods, media/telecommunications, distributions, construction/building materials, industrial goods and business services. The Firm will consider a variety of transaction types including buyouts (MBOs MBIs, and LBOs), acquisition financings, secondary buyouts, take privates, and growth capital financings. Alpha Group was formed in 1985 and is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Franchising, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Packaging, Retail, Software, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 100
Enterprise Value 50 500
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 68 1 2 1 2 - 74
vol $19.2B $282M $19.4B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 31 - 1 1 - - 33
vol $6.2B $225M $6.4B
  107

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
A.M.F. SpA 2019-07-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bassano Del Grappa, Barbados · www.amfsnaps.com
Laminam SpA 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.it
ECS Group SA 2018-04-16 - Secondary Buyout
Cedex, France · www.ecsgroup.aero
IPCOM N.V. (Insulation Products Company) 2017-11-15 - Secondary Buyout
Antwerp, Belgium · www.ipcom.be
Europart Trading GmbH 2017-05-12 - Secondary Buyout
Hagen, Germany · www.europart.net
Hans Anders Retail Group BV 2017-04-10 225M EUR Secondary Buyout
Gorinchem, Netherlands · www.hansanders.nl
Financière Cofidim 2016-02-16 - Stake Purchase
Ecully, France
Pavan Srl 2015-03-26 - Stake Purchase
Galliera Veneta (PD, Italy · www.pavan.it
Optima Italia SpA 2015-03-01 - Stake Purchase
Napoli, Italy · www.optimaitalia.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 2 (13%) 296M (24%) 9 (12%) 1.5B (8%)
Business Services 1 (6%) - 7 (9%) 1.7B (9%)
Machinery 4 (25%) 429M (34%) 7 (9%) 1.2B (6%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 5 (7%) 846M (4%)
Manufacturing 1 (6%) - 5 (7%) 294M (2%)
Distribution 1 (6%) - 4 (5%) 1,000M (5%)
Healthcare Services - - 4 (5%) 261M (1%)
Communications - - 3 (4%) 4.0B (20%)
Building Materials 1 (6%) 282M (22%) 3 (4%) 630M (3%)
Automotive 1 (6%) - 3 (4%) 509M (3%)
Transportation - - 2 (3%) 504M (3%)
Media - - 2 (3%) 203M (1%)
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) 91M (< 1%)
Construction - - 2 (3%) 12M (< 1%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (1%) 3.4B (17%)
Chemicals - - 1 (1%) 1.2B (6%)
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) 840M (4%)
Franchising - - 1 (1%) 307M (2%)
Food 1 (6%) 254M (20%) 1 (1%) 254M (1%)
Consumer Services - - 1 (1%) 201M (1%)
Packaging - - 1 (1%) 160M (1%)
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (1%) 141M (1%)
Financial Services - - 1 (1%) 79M (< 1%)
Information Technology - - 1 (1%) 56M (< 1%)
Software - - 1 (1%) 54M (< 1%)
Diversified 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Furniture 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Gaming 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (1%) -
Total 16 $1.3B 74 $19.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 5 (31%) 550M (44%) 33 (45%) 11.5B (60%)
Germany 1 (6%) - 18 (25%) 2.8B (14%)
Italy 7 (44%) 711M (56%) 9 (12%) 1.1B (6%)
Switzerland 1 (6%) - 4 (5%) 2.1B (11%)
Netherlands - - 3 (4%) 497M (3%)
Belgium 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) 181M (1%)
Barbados 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (1%) 840M (4%)
United States - - 1 (1%) 202M (1%)
  Illinois - - 1 (1%) 202M (1%)
United Kingdom - - 1 (1%) 27M (< 1%)
Domestic 5 (31%) 550M (44%) 33 (45%) 11.5B (60%)
Cross-border 11 (69%) 711M (56%) 40 (55%) 7.7B (40%)
Total 16 $1.3B 73 $19.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (56%) 832M (66%) 57 (77%) 12.8B (66%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (19%) - 12 (16%) 6.0B (31%)
Stake Purchase 3 (19%) - 4 (5%) -
Divestiture 1 (6%) 429M (34%) 1 (1%) 429M (2%)
Total 16 $1.3B 74 $19.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 23 (70%) 3.1B (52%)
Trade Sale 5 (15%) 1.9B (33%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (6%) 648M (11%)
Divestiture 1 (3%) 225M (4%)
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 33 $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
Pedersoli Studio Legale
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
PE Firm(s)
91%
20 91%
Strategic(s)
9%
2 9%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
86%
32 86%
Strategic(s)
14%
5 14%

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