Altor Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Altor Equity Partners has acquired 10 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Altor Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (13%) and machinery (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (44%) and secondary buyout (30%). In total, Altor Equity Partners has invested in 2 US states and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Ewos AS for $786M.

In the last 3 years, Altor Equity Partners has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (55%). Altor Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Lindorff Group AB for $2.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity95
    • M&A Buy Activity64
    • M&A Sell Activity31
  • Total Sectors Invested 31
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 33
  • M&A Advisors 23

Altor Equity Partners

Jakobsgatan 6 ,
Stockholm, 111 52
Sweden
+46 8 678 91 00
www.altor.com
info@altor.com

Altor Equity Partners is a private equity firm that looks to invest in medium-sized Nordic based companies across a broad range of industries. Altor typically seeks control positions when investing. Prospective companies generally have revenues of €50 to €500 million. Broad areas of interest include healthcare services, electronics, technology, financial services, business services, niche manufacturing, capital equipment, software, marine, consumer products, and communications. Altor was formed in 2003 and has offices in Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, and Helsinki.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Medical Products, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: Scandinavia

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 48 2 3 5 4 2 64
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 21 3 1 - 5 1 31
vol $7.0B $7.0B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
OX2 Group AB 2020-06-29 - Stake Purchase
Stockholm, Sweden · www.ox2.com
Eleda Infra Services Group 2020-05-11 - Acquisition Financing
Stockholm, Sweden · www.eleda.se
ONE Nordic AB 2020-05-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Malmo, Sweden · www.one-nordic.se
Ålö AB 2019-12-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Umea, Sweden · www.alo.se
BTI Studios 2019-09-12 - Merger
Stockholm, Sweden · www.btistudios.com
Enhanced Well Technologies AS 2019-07-15 - Secondary Buyout
Straume, Norway · www.enhanced-drilling.com
Gummigrossen i Örnsköldsvik AB 2019-06-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Arnäsvall, Sweden · www.gummigrossen.se
RengasDuo Oy 2019-06-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Virolahti, Finland · www.rengasduo.fi
XXL ASA 2019-06-19 - Stake Purchase
Oslo, Norway · www.xxlasa.com
iDeal Of Sweden 2019-06-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Norrkoping, Sweden · www.idealofsweden.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Rossignol Group 2013-07-15 RaidLight-Vertical SAS 2020-07-31 1
Saint-Jean de Moirans, France · www.rossignol.com Saint-Pierre de Chartreuse, France · www.raidlight.com
Eleda Infra Services Group 2020-05-11 ONE Nordic AB 2020-05-11 2
Stockholm, Sweden · www.eleda.se Malmo, Sweden · www.one-nordic.se
Eleda Infra Services Group 2020-05-11 Jarfalla VA- & Byggentreprenad AB 2020-05-11 1
Stockholm, Sweden · www.eleda.se Jarfalla, Sweden · www.jvab.se
OptiGroup AB 2008-04-30 Skovly-Gruppen AS 2020-02-24 18
Mölndal, Sweden · www.optigroup.com Oslo, Norway · www.skovly.no
OptiGroup AB 2008-04-30 Walki Medical Oy 2019-11-21 17
Mölndal, Sweden · www.optigroup.com Valkeakoski, Finland · www.walkimedical.fi
OptiGroup AB 2008-04-30 Ekopack i Sydsverige AB 2019-08-27 16
Mölndal, Sweden · www.optigroup.com Malmo, Sweden · www.ekopack.se
Transcom WorldWide AB 2015-03-20 tms connected! GmbH & Co. KG 2019-01-10 1
Stockholm, Sweden · www.transcom.com Mannheim, Germany · www.tms-connected.de
OptiGroup AB 2008-04-30 Papyrus Deutschland Gmbh & Co. KG 2018-10-24 3
Mölndal, Sweden · www.optigroup.com Ettlingen, Germany · www.papyrus-deutschland.de
OptiGroup AB 2008-04-30 Packagegroup Moonen B.V. 2018-06-19 15
Mölndal, Sweden · www.optigroup.com Weert, Netherlands
Rossignol Group 2013-07-15 Dale of Norway 2017-12-22 2
Saint-Jean de Moirans, France · www.rossignol.com , Norway · www.daleofnorway.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 6 (19%) 50M (23%) 8 (12%) 50M (4%)
Machinery 2 (6%) - 5 (8%) -
Marine 2 (6%) - 5 (8%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 4 (6%) -
Medical Products - - 4 (6%) -
Retail 2 (6%) - 4 (6%) -
Automotive 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) 270M (21%)
Consumer Products 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
Agriculture 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) 786M (62%)
Financial Services 2 (6%) 166M (77%) 2 (3%) 166M (13%)
Consumer Services 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Environmental 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Manufacturing 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Communications - - 1 (2%) -
Construction 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Forest Products 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Infrastructure 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (2%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Real Estate 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Software - - 1 (2%) -
Total 32 $216M 65 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 15 (47%) 216M (100%) 28 (43%) 486M (38%)
Norway 6 (19%) - 17 (26%) 786M (62%)
Denmark 5 (16%) - 10 (15%) -
France 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
Finland 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
United States 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  California 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 15 (47%) 216M (100%) 28 (43%) 486M (38%)
Cross-border 17 (53%) - 37 (57%) 786M (62%)
Total 32 $216M 65 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 13 (41%) 166M (77%) 28 (43%) 166M (13%)
Secondary Buyout 10 (31%) - 19 (29%) 270M (21%)
Stake Purchase 6 (19%) - 7 (11%) -
Divestiture 2 (6%) 50M (23%) 6 (9%) 836M (66%)
Consolidation - - 2 (3%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (2%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Total 32 $216M 65 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 11 (35%) 2.7B (38%)
Secondary Sale 9 (29%) 2.6B (37%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (19%) 1.7B (24%)
Merger 3 (10%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 31 $7.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
ABG Sundal Collier
4
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Wiersholm
2
White & Case LLP
2
Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyra AB
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.2B
< $100M 1 $50M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Ewos AS
$786M (2013-07-19)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $4.1B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.8B
TOTAL $7.0B
Largest Lindorff Group AB
$2.6B (2014-07-18)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
79%
22 79%
Strategic(s)
21%
6 21%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
36%
10 36%
Strategic(s)
64%
18 64%

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