Ambienta SGR Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Ambienta SGR has acquired 5 companies.

Ambienta SGR’s most common sectors for investment are renewable energy (19%) and chemicals (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (69%) and growth capital (14%). 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 Activity30
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 4

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 (1.8/yr) # 13 3 1 3 1 1 22
vol $18M $18M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 2 1 1 2 2 - 8
vol $175M $350M $525M
  30

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
AromataGroup S.r.l. 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
Pibiplast S.p.A. 2018-06-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Correggio, Italy · www.pibiplast.com
energy wave srl 2017-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Alessandria, Italy · www.energywave.it
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
AromataGroup S.r.l. 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 (19%) - 4 (18%) -
Chemicals 3 (19%) - 3 (14%) -
Environmental 2 (13%) - 3 (14%) -
Machinery 1 (6%) - 3 (14%) -
Distribution 2 (13%) - 2 (9%) -
Electronics 1 (6%) - 2 (9%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (5%) 18M (100%)
Building Materials 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Packaging 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Software 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 16 - 22 $18M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Italy 8 (50%) - 12 (55%) 18M (100%)
United States 3 (19%) - 3 (14%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  California 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Germany 2 (13%) - 3 (14%) -
United Kingdom 2 (13%) - 2 (9%) -
Switzerland 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
France - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 8 (50%) - 12 (55%) 18M (100%)
Cross-border 8 (50%) - 10 (45%) -
Total 16 - 22 $18M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (63%) - 15 (68%) 18M (100%)
Growth Capital 3 (19%) - 3 (14%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (13%) - 3 (14%) -
Venture 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 16 - 22 $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
Aquin & Cie. AG
1
Legal Deals
Linklaters LLP
1
P+P Pöllath + Partners
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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