Altor Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Altor Equity Partners has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Altor Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (12%) and machinery (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (45%) and secondary buyout (31%). 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 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (56%). 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 Activity91
    • M&A Buy Activity62
    • M&A Sell Activity29
  • Total Sectors Invested 30
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 31
  • M&A Advisors 19

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 (2.8/yr) # 48 2 3 5 4 - 62
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 21 2 1 - 5 - 29
vol $7.2B $7.2B
  91

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Spectrum ASA 2019-05-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Oslo, Norway · www.spectrumgeo.com
Orchid Orthopedic Solutions LLC 2019-01-21 - Secondary Buyout
Holt, Michigan · www.orchid-ortho.com
Gnist Barnehager AS 2018-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Røros, Norway · www.gnistbarnehager.no
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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
The Rossignol Group 2013-07-15 Dale of Norway 2017-12-22 2
Saint-Jean de Moirans, France · www.rossignol.com , Norway · www.daleofnorway.com
OptiGroup AB 2008-04-30 Pac-Production Sweden AB 2017-08-15 14
Mölndal , Sweden · www.optigroup.com Örebro, Sweden
The Norican Group ApS (dba DISA) 2014-12-19 Light Metal Casting Solutions Group 2017-02-21 1
Herlev, Denmark · www.noricangroup.com Gummersbach, Germany · www.lmcs-group.com
The Rossignol Group 2013-07-15 Felt Racing LLC (Felt Bicycles) 2017-02-03 1
Saint-Jean de Moirans, France · www.rossignol.com Irvine, California · www.feltbicycles.com
OptiGroup AB 2008-04-30 Procurator AB 2017-01-09 13
Mölndal , Sweden · www.optigroup.com Malmö, Sweden · www.procurator.net

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 6 (19%) 50M (23%) 7 (11%) 50M (4%)
Machinery 2 (6%) - 5 (8%) -
Marine 2 (6%) - 5 (8%) -
Medical Products 1 (3%) - 4 (6%) -
Retail 2 (6%) - 4 (6%) -
Automotive 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) 270M (21%)
Electrical Equipment 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 3 (5%) -
Manufacturing 3 (9%) - 3 (5%) -
Agriculture 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) 786M (62%)
Financial Services 2 (6%) 166M (77%) 2 (3%) 166M (13%)
Consumer Products 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Environmental 1 (3%) - 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%) -
Insurance - - 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%) -
Restaurants 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Software - - 1 (2%) -
Total 32 $216M 63 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 14 (44%) 216M (100%) 26 (41%) 486M (38%)
Norway 6 (19%) - 17 (27%) 786M (62%)
Denmark 6 (19%) - 10 (16%) -
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 14 (44%) 216M (100%) 26 (41%) 486M (38%)
Cross-border 18 (56%) - 37 (59%) 786M (62%)
Total 32 $216M 63 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 14 (44%) 166M (77%) 28 (44%) 166M (13%)
Secondary Buyout 10 (31%) - 19 (30%) 270M (21%)
Divestiture 2 (6%) 50M (23%) 6 (10%) 836M (66%)
Stake Purchase 5 (16%) - 6 (10%) -
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (2%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Total 32 $216M 63 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 10 (34%) 2.7B (37%)
Secondary Sale 9 (31%) 2.6B (36%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (21%) 1.9B (27%)
Merger 3 (10%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Total 29 $7.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
ABG Sundal Collier
4
Carnegie Investment Bank AB
1
Pöyry Capital Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyra AB
2
Wiersholm
2
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1

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 6 $3.0B
TOTAL $7.2B
Largest Lindorff Group AB
$2.6B (2014-07-18)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
82%
23 82%
Strategic(s)
18%
5 18%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
37%
10 37%
Strategic(s)
63%
17 63%

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