Aqua Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Aqua Capital has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

Aqua Capital’s most common sectors for investment are agriculture (25%) and transportation (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (75%) and growth capital (13%).

In the last 3 years, Aqua Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Aqua Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold Fertiláqua for $120M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Aqua Capital

Av. Cidade Jardim 803, 6th floor,
Sao Paulo, 01453-000
Brazil
+55 11 2039 1600
www.aquacapital.net
info@aquacapital.net

Aqua Capital is a private equity firm focused on growth investments in mid-market companies throughout the Brazilian and South American agribusiness value chain. Aqua looks to identify 'best-in-class' companies with significant growth opportunities and $15 to $250 million in revenue. Aqua Capital was formed in 2009 and is based in Sao Paulo.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Beverages, Food, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Latin/South America

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 15 250
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 6 - - 1 1 - 8
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
vol $120M $120M
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Fertiláqua 2020-10-26 120M USD Add-on Acquisition
Sao Paulo, Brazil · www.fertilaqua.com
Puravida 2020-08-11 - Growth Capital
São Paulo, Brazil · www.puravida.com.br
Rech Agricultural 2019-01-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Itajaí, Brazil · www.rechagricola.com.br
Rural Brazil 2016-06-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sao Jose do Rio, Brazil · www.brasilrural.net
Geneseas Aquacultura 2015-08-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Vila Jaguara, Brazil · www.geneseas.com.br
Grand Cru Importer Ltda 2015-04-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sao Paulo, Brazil · www.grandcru.com.br
Comfrio Logistics Solutions 2015-01-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bebedouro, Brazil · www.comfrio.com.br
Stock Tech Logística Ltda 2015-01-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Pinhais, Brazil · www.stocktech.com.br
Aminoagro 2013-08-01 - Stake Purchase
West-GO City, Brazil · www.aminoagro.agr.br
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Agriculture 2 (25%) - 2 (25%) -
Transportation 2 (25%) - 2 (25%) -
Beverages 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Consumer Products 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Distribution 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Food 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 8 - 8 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Brazil 8 (100%) - 8 (100%) -
Total 8 - 8 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (75%) - 6 (75%) -
Growth Capital 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 8 - 8 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (100%) 120M (100%)
Total 1 $120M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $120M
TOTAL $120M
Largest Fertiláqua
$120M (2020-10-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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