Apax Partners sas Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Apax Partners sas has acquired 12 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Apax Partners sas’ most common sectors for investment aresoftware (20%) and communications (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (39%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (27%). In total, Apax Partners sas has invested in 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Career Education - European Operations for $305M.

In the last 3 years, Apax Partners sas has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 5

Apax Partners sas

1 rue Paul Cézanne,
Paris, 75008
France
+ 33 1 53 65 01 00
www.apax.fr
partners@apax.fr


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Retail, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 15 250
Enterprise Value 10 1,000
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (3.6/yr) # 8 3 4 4 3 4 26
vol $305M $305M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Opteven 2022-07-19 - Secondary Buyout
Villeurbanne, France · www.opteven.com
EcoOnline Holding AS 2022-06-02 - Stake Purchase
Limerick, Ireland · www.ecoonline.com
CEME SA 2022-03-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Avermes, France · www.groupe-ceme.com
Odin Groep BV 2022-02-09 - Secondary Buyout
Hengelo, Netherlands · www.odin-groep.nl
Marlink AS 2021-09-02 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.marlink.com
Hifield 2021-09-02 - Stake Purchase
Sevres, France · www.hifield.fr
BTP Consultants 2021-02-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France · www.btp-consultants.fr
NL Mental Care Group B.V. 2021-01-08 - Secondary Buyout
Hilversum, Netherlands · www.mentaalbeter.nl
Diapason 2020-11-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paris, France · www.diapason-treasury.com
Odigo SA 2020-09-22 - Divestiture
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France · www.odigo.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Infovista S.A.S. 2016-03-23 Ipanematech SAS 2021-08-10 1
Massy, France · www.infovista.com Cedex, France
Destiny NV 2019-11-25 Telepo AB 2021-06-21 4
Zaventem, Belgium · www.destiny.be Stockholm, Sweden
Infovista S.A.S. 2016-03-23 Empirix, Inc. 2021-04-21 2
Massy, France · www.infovista.com Billerica, Massachusetts · www.empirix.com
Entoria 2017-05-17 Axelliance Groupe SAS 2018-09-03 1
Levallois-Perret, France · www.entoria.fr Lyon, France · www.axelliance.com
Infovista S.A.S. 2016-03-23 Ascom - The Network Testing Division (TEMS) 2016-08-22 1
Massy, France · www.infovista.com Reston, Virginia · www.tems.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 5 (22%) - 5 (19%) -
Communications 2 (9%) - 3 (12%) -
Information Technology 2 (9%) - 3 (12%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (13%) - 3 (12%) -
Education 1 (4%) - 2 (8%) 305M (100%)
Insurance 2 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
Beverages 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Engineering 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Food 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Life Science 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Retail 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 23 - 26 $305M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 16 (70%) - 18 (69%) 305M (100%)
Netherlands 3 (13%) - 3 (12%) -
Belgium 2 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
Italy 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Ireland 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
India - - 1 (4%) -
Total 23 - 26 $305M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 10 (43%) - 10 (38%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (30%) - 7 (27%) -
Divestiture 3 (13%) - 5 (19%) 305M (100%)
Stake Purchase 2 (9%) - 3 (12%) -
Growth Capital 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 23 - 26 $305M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lazard Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Sekri Valentin Zerrouk (SVZ)
1
Jones Day
1
Allen & Overy LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $305M
TOTAL $305M
Largest Career Education Corporation- European Operations
$305M (2013-12-05)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
42%
11 (42%)
Strategic(s)
19%
5 (19%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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