Ardian Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Ardian has acquired 13 companies. It has also invested in 15 others.

Ardian’s most common sectors for investment are business services (9%) and food (5%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%) and secondary buyout (30%). In total, Ardian has invested in 20 US states and 24 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Energy Future Holdings for $44.4B.

In the last 3 years, Ardian has exited 29 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (45%). Ardian’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Worldpay UK for $12.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity458
    • M&A Buy Activity311
    • M&A Sell Activity147
  • Total Sectors Invested 51
  • Total Countries Invested 24
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 158
  • M&A Advisors 61

Ardian

20, place Vendôme,
Paris, 75001
France
+33 1 44 45 92 00
www.ardian.com

Ardian is a mega-sized diversified investment group focused on opportunities worldwide. Ardian invests across and manages funds focused on small and mid-sized buyouts, growth capital financings, mezzanine, infrastructure, real estate, and co-investment opportunities. Ardian's small-buyouts group targets controlling interests in French, German, and Italian businesses valued up to €100 million. It's mid-sized buyout group seeks businesses valued up €1.5 billion and does not have any geographic limitations. The Infrastructure team looks for European opportunities and can commit up to €150 million per transaction. The Mezzanine group supports junior capital commitments of €5 to €80 million. In addition to direct investing, Ardian also manages various private equity fund-of-funds. Ardian was founded in 1996 and is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Forest Products, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Packaging, Renewable Energy, Retail, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific, Australia/New Zealand, Central Asia/India

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - 1,500
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (14.0/yr) # 241 17 18 10 19 6 311
vol $203.7B $203.7B
Sell (9.4/yr) # 100 12 13 11 7 4 147
vol $25.2B $3.6B $12.8B $248M $41.8B
  458

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ENVEA 2020-06-29 - Secondary Buyout
Poissy, France · www.envea.global
MBK FINCOM SA 2020-06-08 - Stake Purchase
Paradiso, Switzerland · www.produceshopeurope.com
Swissbit AG 2020-05-13 - Growth Capital
Bronschhofen, Switzerland · www.swissbit.com
Argon Consulting S.A.S. 2020-05-04 - Stake Purchase
Levallois-Perret, France · www.argonandco.com
Euro4x4parts Group 2020-04-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Sainte-Marie-de-Gosse, France · www.euro4x4parts.com
Les Derives Resiniques Et Terpeniques SA 2020-03-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Dax, France · www.drt.fr
Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane (INWIT) S.p.A. 2020-02-22 - Stake Purchase
Milan, Italy · www.inwit.it
CLS Group 2020-02-03 - Stake Purchase
Ramonville Saint-Agne, France · www.cls.fr
Frulact 2020-01-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Covilha, Portugal · www.frulact.com
Riemser Arzneimittel AG 2020-01-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Greifswald - Insel Riems, Germany · www.riemser.de
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Revere Plastics Systems LLC 2017-11-20 Techniplas, Inc. - Plants 2020-06-18 2
Clyde, Ohio · www.revereplasticssystems.com , United States
Kersia Group 2016-11-03 Holchem Group Ltd. 2020-05-29 3
Dinard, France · www.kersia-group.com Bury, United Kingdom · www.holchem.co.uk
Euro4x4parts Group 2020-04-23 Japocat 2020-04-23 1
Sainte-Marie-de-Gosse, France · www.euro4x4parts.com Toulouse, France · www.japocat.fr
Envision Pharma, Inc. (Envision Pharma Group) 2016-07-06 90TEN Group Ltd. 2020-04-08 1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.envisionpharmagroup.com London, United Kingdom · www.90ten.co.uk
Celli S.p.A. 2019-02-11 T&J Installations Ltd. 2020-03-25 2
San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy · www.celli.com Fazeley, United Kingdom · www.tandjinstallations.com
Dedalus S.p.A 2016-07-08 Agfa-Gevaert N.V. - HealthCare IT Business 2020-01-30 2
Florence, Italy · www.dedalus.eu Mortsel, Belgium
Neopharmed Gentili S.r.l. 2018-11-28 MDM S.p.A. 2019-10-31 1
Milan, Spain · www.neogen.it Monza, Italy · www.mdmspa.com
Celli S.p.A. 2019-02-11 MF Refrigeration Ltd. 2019-10-31 1
San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy · www.celli.com Kent, United Kingdom · www.mf-refrigeration.co.uk
Acino International AG 2013-10-02 Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd. - Primary Care Portfolio 2019-10-15 4
Zurich, Czech Republic · www.acino.swiss Osaka, Japan
Opteven 2018-10-17 The WMS Group Ltd. 2019-09-30 1
Villeurbanne, France · www.opteven.com Thame, United Kingdom · www.wmsgroup.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 14 (9%) 49M (< 1%) 26 (8%) 4.6B (2%)
Information Technology 8 (5%) - 15 (5%) 4.4B (2%)
Food 7 (4%) - 15 (5%) 800M (< 1%)
Software 12 (8%) - 15 (5%) -
Retail 6 (4%) 11.4B (61%) 14 (4%) 14.4B (7%)
Building Materials 4 (3%) 485M (3%) 14 (4%) 1.1B (1%)
Life Science 10 (6%) 414M (2%) 14 (4%) 414M (< 1%)
Internet Software and Services 9 (6%) - 14 (4%) -
Communications 3 (2%) - 12 (4%) 7.1B (3%)
Chemicals 3 (2%) - 11 (4%) 1.8B (1%)
Consumer Products 2 (1%) - 11 (4%) 238M (< 1%)
Healthcare Services 4 (3%) 79M (< 1%) 9 (3%) 2.4B (1%)
Media 5 (3%) - 9 (3%) 2.4B (1%)
Automotive 4 (3%) - 8 (3%) 5.6B (3%)
Transportation 4 (3%) - 8 (3%) 37M (< 1%)
Packaging 3 (2%) 4.2B (23%) 7 (2%) 5.4B (3%)
Machinery 2 (1%) - 7 (2%) -
Manufacturing 5 (3%) - 7 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 6 (4%) 581M (3%) 6 (2%) 581M (< 1%)
Utilities 3 (2%) 322M (2%) 5 (2%) 47.3B (23%)
Engineering 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) 8.7B (4%)
Construction 3 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
Infrastructure 5 (3%) - 5 (2%) -
Insurance 5 (3%) - 5 (2%) -
Renewable Energy 5 (3%) - 5 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 3 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
Aerospace 3 (2%) - 4 (1%) 375M (< 1%)
Electronics 3 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Marketing 3 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Medical Products 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Staffing 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Distribution - - 3 (1%) -
Financial Services - - 2 (1%) 31.7B (16%)
Gaming 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 30.7B (15%)
Semiconductors - - 2 (1%) 17.6B (9%)
Information Services - - 2 (1%) 13.5B (7%)
Consumer Services 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 727M (< 1%)
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (1%) 282M (< 1%)
E-Commerce 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Education 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Restaurants 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (1%) -
Plastics 1 (1%) 1.0B (5%) 1 (< 1%) 1.0B (< 1%)
Airlines - - 1 (< 1%) 607M (< 1%)
Beverages - - 1 (< 1%) -
Digital Media 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (< 1%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (< 1%) -
Marine 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Real Estate 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 159 $18.6B 313 $203.7B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 77 (48%) 1.0B (5%) 157 (50%) 15.6B (8%)
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (< 1%) -
United States 9 (6%) 8.7B (47%) 31 (10%) 159.9B (79%)
  Texas - - 5 (2%) 62.0B (30%)
  California 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  Arizona 1 (1%) 8.7B (47%) 2 (1%) 12.5B (6%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 1.4B (1%)
  Illinois 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 520M (< 1%)
  Georgia - - 2 (1%) 29.0B (14%)
  Ohio 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Missouri 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Colorado 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (< 1%) 30.7B (15%)
  Indiana - - 1 (< 1%) 5.6B (3%)
  New York - - 1 (< 1%) 4.4B (2%)
  Maryland - - 1 (< 1%) 800M (< 1%)
  Kansas - - 1 (< 1%) 375M (< 1%)
  Utah - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (< 1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (< 1%) -
Italy 15 (9%) 581M (3%) 25 (8%) 2.0B (1%)
Germany 12 (8%) - 25 (8%) 238M (< 1%)
United Kingdom 10 (6%) 371M (2%) 18 (6%) 12.3B (6%)
Spain 8 (5%) - 11 (4%) 586M (< 1%)
Belgium 6 (4%) 485M (3%) 7 (2%) 485M (< 1%)
Switzerland 5 (3%) 4.2B (23%) 6 (2%) 4.2B (2%)
Netherlands 3 (2%) 2.8B (15%) 6 (2%) 5.1B (3%)
Austria 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Poland 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Sweden 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 2.8B (1%)
Australia 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Finland 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Luxembourg 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Denmark - - 2 (1%) -
Czech Republic 1 (1%) 414M (2%) 1 (< 1%) 414M (< 1%)
Canada 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Alberta 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
China 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
India 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Ireland 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
South Korea 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Portugal 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Latvia - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 77 (48%) 1.0B (5%) 157 (50%) 15.6B (8%)
Cross-border 82 (52%) 17.6B (95%) 156 (50%) 188.1B (92%)
Total 159 $18.6B 313 $203.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 48 (30%) 7.3B (39%) 108 (35%) 35.4B (18%)
Secondary Buyout 42 (26%) 1.6B (8%) 93 (30%) 22.4B (11%)
Growth Capital 27 (17%) - 41 (13%) 37M (< 1%)
Stake Purchase 18 (11%) - 25 (8%) -
Divestiture 14 (9%) 630M (3%) 24 (8%) 10.7B (5%)
Going Private 2 (1%) 9.1B (49%) 8 (3%) 131.5B (66%)
Venture 5 (3%) - 6 (2%) -
Add-on Acquisition 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Consolidation 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
PIPE - - 2 (1%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 159 $18.6B 313 $199.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 68 (46%) 13.4B (32%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 23 (16%) 14.1B (34%)
Trade Sale 22 (15%) 2.3B (5%)
IPO 21 (14%) -
Stake Sale 6 (4%) -
Merger 3 (2%) 12.0B (29%)
Sold to Management 3 (2%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (1%) -
Total 147 $41.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
5
Rothschild Global Advisory
4
Lincoln International
4
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
9
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
6
Lamartine Conseil
4

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 23 $192.3B
$100M to $1B 23 $11.2B
< $100M 5 $201M
TOTAL $203.7B
Largest Energy Future Holdings Corp.
$44.4B (2007-10-10)
sell # Total
> $1B 12 $34.1B
$100M to $1B 16 $7.5B
< $100M 5 $182M
TOTAL $41.8B
Largest Worldpay UK Ltd.
$12.0B (2017-08-09)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
82%
123 82%
Strategic(s)
18%
27 18%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
96 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
47 33%

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