Alpha Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Alpha Group has acquired 1 company.

Alpha Group’s most common sectors for investment areretail (11%) and machinery (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (72%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, Alpha Group has invested in 1 US state and 10 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 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (70%). 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 Activity117
    • M&A Buy Activity77
    • M&A Sell Activity40
  • Total Sectors Invested 34
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 29
  • M&A Advisors 9

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, Nordic

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 76 - - 1 - - 77
vol $19.4B $19.4B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 35 - 4 1 - - 40
vol $6.4B $6.4B
  117

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
IPCOM Insulation Solutions NV 2022-07-13 - Secondary Sale
Melle, Belgium · www.ipcom.be
Marvesting 2022-04-05 - Secondary Buyout
Levallois-Perret, France · www.marvesting.com
Vertbaudet SAS 2021-07-26 - Secondary Sale
Tourcoing, France · www.vertbaudet.fr
Vertbaudet UK Ltd. 2021-07-26 - Secondary Sale
Tourcoing, France · www.vertbaudet.com
Cyrillus SAS 2021-04-15 - Secondary Sale
Paris, France · www.cyrillus.fr
Savio Macchine Tessili S.p.A. 2021-01-04 - Trade Sale
Pordenone, Italy · www.saviotechnologies.com
Vervent Audio Group 2019-10-22 - Secondary Buyout
La Talaudiere, France · www.vervent-audio-group.com
AMF Spa 2019-07-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bassano Del Grappa, Italy · www.amfsnaps.com
Laminam S.p.a. 2019-04-23 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
View All >>

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 - - 8 (10%) 1.4B (7%)
Machinery 1 (10%) - 7 (9%) 1.4B (7%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (10%) - 6 (8%) 846M (4%)
Automotive 2 (20%) - 5 (6%) 509M (3%)
Manufacturing 1 (10%) - 5 (6%) 117M (1%)
Business Services - - 4 (5%) 312M (2%)
Communications - - 3 (4%) 4.0B (20%)
Distribution - - 3 (4%) 710M (4%)
Building Materials 1 (10%) 282M (100%) 3 (4%) 630M (3%)
Healthcare Services - - 3 (4%) 216M (1%)
Chemicals - - 2 (3%) 1.5B (8%)
Transportation - - 2 (3%) 504M (3%)
Consumer Services - - 2 (3%) 284M (1%)
Media - - 2 (3%) 203M (1%)
E-Commerce - - 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%)
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%)
Life Science - - 1 (1%) 45M (< 1%)
Electronics 1 (10%) - 1 (1%) -
Furniture 1 (10%) - 1 (1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (10%) - 1 (1%) -
Utilities 1 (10%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 10 $282M 77 $19.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 3 (30%) - 36 (47%) 11.5B (60%)
Germany 1 (10%) - 18 (23%) 2.8B (14%)
Italy 6 (60%) 282M (100%) 10 (13%) 1.1B (6%)
Switzerland - - 3 (4%) 2.1B (11%)
Netherlands - - 3 (4%) 497M (3%)
Belgium - - 2 (3%) 181M (1%)
United Kingdom - - 2 (3%) 72M (< 1%)
Luxembourg - - 1 (1%) 840M (4%)
United States - - 1 (1%) 202M (1%)
  Illinois - - 1 (1%) 202M (1%)
Finland - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 3 (30%) - 36 (47%) 11.5B (60%)
Cross-border 7 (70%) 282M (100%) 41 (53%) 7.7B (40%)
Total 10 $282M 77 $19.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (50%) 282M (100%) 55 (71%) 12.6B (66%)
Secondary Buyout 4 (40%) - 15 (19%) 6.0B (31%)
Stake Purchase 1 (10%) - 4 (5%) -
Divestiture - - 3 (4%) 563M (3%)
Total 10 $282M 77 $19.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 28 (70%) 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 40 $5.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Mediobanca S.p.A.
1
Deloitte
1
Legal Deals
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
2
Weil Gotshal & Manges
2
Allen & Overy
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)
18%
14 (18%)
Strategic(s)
5%
4 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
70%
28 (70%)
Strategic(s)
20%
8 (20%)

FAQ

When was Alpha Group founded?

Alpha Group was founded in 1985.

What type of investor is Alpha Group?

Alpha Group is a private equity firm.

Where is Alpha Group headquartered?

Alpha Group is headquartered in Paris, France.

How much capital does Alpha Group have under management?

Alpha Group has 2.0B EUR under management.

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