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 looks to invest €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. The Firm has additional office in Milan, Zurich, Brussels, Amsterdam and Monaco.
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In the last 3 years, Alpha Group has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 3 others.
Alpha Group’s most common sectors for investment are retail (12%) and business services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (78%) and secondary buyout (16%). 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 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (71%). Alpha Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Cegelec SAS for $1.9B.
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