Ambienta SGR Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Ambienta SGR has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Ambienta SGR’s most common sectors for investment arerenewable energy (16%) and environmental (16%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (64%) and growth capital (16%). In total, Ambienta SGR has invested in 1 US state 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 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (90%). 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 Activity35
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 7

Ambienta SGR S.p.A.

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

Ambienta is a pan-European middle-market investor focused on acquiring rapidly expanding companies capturing long-term environmental trends. The Firm will consider opportunities throughout Europe and looks to commit €30 to €100 million per transaction. Ambienta was formed in 2007 and is based in Milan.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Distribution, Environmental, Food, Machinery, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 30 100
Enterprise Value 50 300
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 16 1 3 2 1 2 25
vol $18M $18M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 4 1 2 2 - 1 10
vol $175M $350M $169M $694M
  35

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Calucem, Inc. 2021-08-02 169M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Mannheim, Germany · www.calucem.com
Caprari Spa 2021-02-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Modena, Italy · www.caprari.com
Collingwood Lighting 2021-02-16 - Secondary Buyout
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom · www.collingwoodlighting.com
Namirial S.p.A. 2020-05-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Senigallia, Italy · www.namirial.com
energy wave srl 2019-11-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Alessandria, Italy · www.energywave.it
Amutec s.r.l. 2019-11-07 - Growth Capital
Florence, Italy · www.company.amutecsrl.com
Safim S.p.A. 2019-09-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Modena, Italy · www.safim.it
Phoenix International S.p.A. 2019-05-21 - 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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Nactarome SPA 2018-11-21 Nactis Flavours SAS 2020-01-01 3
Bresso, Italy · www.aromatagroup.net Bondoufle, France · www.nactis.fr

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Environmental - - 4 (16%) -
Machinery 2 (22%) - 4 (16%) -
Renewable Energy - - 4 (16%) -
Building Materials 1 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
Distribution 2 (22%) - 2 (8%) -
Electronics - - 2 (8%) -
Software 1 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) 18M (100%)
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Food 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 25 $18M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Italy 7 (78%) - 15 (60%) 18M (100%)
Germany - - 4 (16%) -
United Kingdom 1 (11%) - 3 (12%) -
Switzerland 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
United States - - 1 (4%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (4%) -
France - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 7 (78%) - 15 (60%) 18M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (22%) - 10 (40%) -
Total 9 - 25 $18M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (67%) - 16 (64%) 18M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (11%) - 4 (16%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (22%) - 4 (16%) -
Venture - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 25 $18M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (50%) 525M (76%)
Trade Sale 5 (50%) 169M (24%)
Total 10 $694M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Boston Meridian Partners LLC
1
Aquin & Cie. AG
1
Legal Deals
Linklaters LLP
1
P+P Pöllath + Partners
1
Grimaldi Studio Legale
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $18M
TOTAL $18M
Largest TowerLight Srl
$18M (2012-02-17)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $694M
TOTAL $694M
Largest IP Cleaning SPA (IPC Group)
$350M (2017-02-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
16%
4 (16%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
90%
9 (90%)

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