Ambienta SGR Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Ambienta SGR has acquired 7 companies.

Ambienta SGR’s most common sectors for investment are renewable energy (17%) and environmental (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (71%) and growth capital (13%). In total, Ambienta SGR has invested in 3 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired TowerLight Srl for $18M.

In the last 3 years, Ambienta SGR has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (88%). Ambienta SGR’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold IP Cleaning for $350M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity32
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 7

Ambienta SGR S.p.A.

Piazza Fontana, 6,
Milano, 20122
Italy
+39 02 7217461
www.ambientasgr.com
info@ambientasgr.com

Ambienta SGR is a specialist investment firm focused on the environmental sector. Ambienta specifically targets businesses 'characterised by technologies, products and services, capable of reducing the production of greenhouse gases and harmful emissions; improving energy efficiency and the use of water resources; or developing waste management systems'. The Firm will consider opportunities throughout Europe and looks to commit €10 to €50 million per transaction. Ambienta was formed in 2007 and is based in Milan.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Environmental, Food, Machinery, Renewable Energy

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 13 3 1 3 1 3 24
vol $18M $18M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 2 1 1 2 2 - 8
vol $175M $350M $525M
  32

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Create Flavours Ltd. 2020-05-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Clevedon , United Kingdom · www.createflavours.com
Namirial S.p.A. 2020-04-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Senigallia, Italy · www.namirial.com
1stVision, Inc. 2020-02-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Andover, Massachusetts · www.1stvision.com
energy wave srl 2019-11-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Alessandria, Italy · www.energywave.it
Safim S.p.A. 2019-09-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Modena, Italy · www.safim.it
Phoenix International S.p.A. 2019-03-14 - Secondary Buyout
Verdello, Italy · www.phoenix-spa.com
iMAGE S S.p.A. 2018-12-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mariano Comense, Italy · www.imagesspa.it
Nactarome SPA 2018-11-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bresso, Italy · www.aromatagroup.net
AICO S.p.A. 2018-11-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Palazzolo sull'Oglio BS, Italy
Lakesight Technologies Holding GmbH 2018-10-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Unterschleissheim, Germany · www.lakesighttechnologies.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Nactarome SPA 2018-11-21 Nactis Flavours SAS 2020-01-01 2
Bresso, Italy · www.aromatagroup.net Bondoufle, France · www.nactis.fr
Nactarome SPA 2018-11-21 Ipam S.r.l. (Industrie Prodotti Alimentari Manenti) 2019-07-29 1
Bresso, Italy · www.aromatagroup.net Parma, Italy · www.ipam-ingredienti.it

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Renewable Energy 3 (17%) - 4 (17%) -
Environmental 2 (11%) - 3 (13%) -
Machinery 1 (6%) - 3 (13%) -
Chemicals 2 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
Distribution 2 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
Electronics 1 (6%) - 2 (8%) -
Food 2 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
Software 2 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) 18M (100%)
Building Materials 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 - 24 $18M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Italy 9 (50%) - 13 (54%) 18M (100%)
United States 3 (17%) - 3 (13%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  California 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
United Kingdom 3 (17%) - 3 (13%) -
Germany 2 (11%) - 3 (13%) -
Switzerland 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
France - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 9 (50%) - 13 (54%) 18M (100%)
Cross-border 9 (50%) - 11 (46%) -
Total 18 - 24 $18M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 12 (67%) - 17 (71%) 18M (100%)
Growth Capital 3 (17%) - 3 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (11%) - 3 (13%) -
Venture 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 - 24 $18M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (50%) 525M (100%)
Trade Sale 4 (50%) -
Total 8 $525M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
1
Aquin & Cie. AG
1
Legal Deals
Linklaters LLP
1
P+P Pöllath + Partners
1
Pedersoli Studio Legale
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $18M
TOTAL $18M
Largest TowerLight Srl
$18M (2012-02-17)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $525M
TOTAL $525M
Largest IP Cleaning SPA (IPC Group)
$350M (2017-02-23)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
4 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
7 100%

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