Ardian Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Ardian has acquired 47 companies. It has also invested in 30 others.

Ardian’s most common sectors for investment are business services (8%) and information technology (6%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (33%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%). In total, Ardian has invested in 24 US states and 23 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 50 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (38%). 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 Activity556
    • M&A Buy Activity367
    • M&A Sell Activity189
  • Total Sectors Invested 52
  • Total Countries Invested 23
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 191
  • M&A Advisors 85

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (19.2/yr) # 271 20 20 26 22 8 367
vol $218.9B $2.1B $9.2B $26.5B $3.3B $260.1B
Sell (13.2/yr) # 123 16 20 12 14 4 189
vol $28.8B $12.8B $248M $41.8B
  556

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Nova Reperta 2021-07-22 - Growth Capital
Brussels, Belgium · www.novareperta.com
NetCo Group 2021-06-17 - Secondary Buyout
Bordeaux, France · www.groupe-netco.com
Solina Group 2021-05-04 - Secondary Buyout
Bréal-Sous-Monfort, France · www.solina-group.fr
Lagarrigue S.A.S 2021-04-27 - Secondary Buyout
Toulouse, France · www.lagarrigue.com
Logalty Prueba por Interposicion, S.L. 2021-04-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Madrid, Spain · www.logalty.com
Deli Home Holding B.V. 2021-04-06 - Secondary Buyout
Gorinchem, Netherlands · www.deli.nl
Neotys SA 2021-03-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Gemenos, France · www.neotys.com
Kapten & Son GmbH 2021-03-10 - Growth Capital
Köln, Germany · www.kapten-son.com
eDreams ODIGEO S.A. 2021-03-01 - IPO
Luxembourg, Luxembourg · www.edreamsodigeo.com
GBA Holding GmbH 2021-02-25 - Secondary Buyout
Hamburg, Germany · www.gba-group.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Sintetica SA 2019-05-23 Sintetica - Patented Ophthalmic Surgical Drug Candidate 2021-07-27 1
Mendrisio, Switzerland · www.sintetica.com , United States
ProAmpac Holdings Inc. 2016-10-17 El Dorado Packaging, Inc. 2021-04-19 17
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.proampac.com El Dorado, Arizona · www.eldoradopackaging.com
Acino International AG 2013-10-02 IlmixGroup - Select Portfolio of Prescription Pharmaceutical Products and Food Supplements 2021-04-01 5
Zurich, Czech Republic · www.acino.swiss Saint Petersburg, Russia
Staci SAS 2019-07-22 Base Logistics B.V. 2021-03-15 1
Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône, France · www.staci.com Klundert, Netherlands · www.baselogistics.com
Revere Plastics Systems LLC 2017-11-20 Alliance-McAlpin NY LLC 2021-01-05 4
Novi, Michigan · www.revereplasticssystems.com Ramos Arizpe, Mexico · www.a-mmex.com
Zayo Group LLC 2019-05-08 zColo Data Centers 2020-12-17 2
Boulder, Colorado · www.zayo.com Boulder, Colorado
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. 2018-09-12 Stericycle Expert Solutions 2020-12-02 7
Memphis, Tennessee · www.sedgwick.com Indianapolis, Indiana · www.stericycleexpertsolutions.com
Brand Industrial Services, Inc. 2013-11-26 Big City Access, Inc. 2020-12-02 11
Kennesaw, Georgia · www.beis.com Houston, Texas · www.bigcityaccess.com
Envision Pharma, Inc. 2016-07-06 Two Labs LLC 2020-11-12 3
Horsham, United Kingdom · www.envisionpharmagroup.com Powell, Ohio · www.twolabs.com
Zayo Group LLC 2019-05-08 Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. - zColo Data Center Assets 2020-09-29 1
Boulder, Colorado · www.zayo.com Boulder, Colorado

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 12 (8%) 4.4B (7%) 29 (8%) 8.9B (3%)
Information Technology 12 (8%) 8.3B (14%) 19 (5%) 12.7B (5%)
Software 11 (7%) 2.5B (4%) 18 (5%) 2.5B (1%)
Internet Software and Services 12 (8%) 1.6B (3%) 18 (5%) 1.6B (1%)
Healthcare Services 8 (5%) 11.5B (19%) 15 (4%) 13.9B (5%)
Building Materials 2 (1%) - 15 (4%) 1.1B (< 1%)
Food 5 (3%) - 15 (4%) 800M (< 1%)
Communications 3 (2%) 14.3B (24%) 14 (4%) 21.4B (8%)
Retail 3 (2%) 8.7B (14%) 14 (4%) 14.4B (6%)
Life Science 10 (7%) 414M (1%) 14 (4%) 414M (< 1%)
Consumer Products 3 (2%) - 12 (3%) 238M (< 1%)
Chemicals 2 (1%) 2.3B (4%) 11 (3%) 4.0B (2%)
Marketing 4 (3%) - 10 (3%) -
Packaging 4 (3%) - 9 (2%) 5.4B (2%)
Media 1 (1%) - 9 (2%) 2.4B (1%)
Automotive 3 (2%) - 8 (2%) 5.6B (2%)
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (1%) - 8 (2%) 581M (< 1%)
E-Commerce 5 (3%) 3.3B (5%) 7 (2%) 3.3B (1%)
Transportation 3 (2%) - 7 (2%) 37M (< 1%)
Electrical Equipment 3 (2%) - 7 (2%) -
Insurance 6 (4%) - 7 (2%) -
Medical Products 4 (3%) - 7 (2%) -
Utilities 2 (1%) - 6 (2%) 47.3B (18%)
Manufacturing 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) 5.4B (2%)
Infrastructure 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) 76M (< 1%)
Staffing 4 (3%) - 6 (2%) -
Aerospace 3 (2%) - 5 (1%) 375M (< 1%)
Construction 2 (1%) - 5 (1%) -
Machinery 1 (1%) - 5 (1%) -
Renewable Energy 3 (2%) - 5 (1%) -
Engineering - - 4 (1%) 8.7B (3%)
Distribution 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Education 3 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Electronics 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Safety/Security 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Financial Services - - 3 (1%) 31.7B (12%)
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (1%) 750M (1%) 3 (1%) 1.0B (< 1%)
Consumer Services 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 727M (< 1%)
Environmental 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Gaming 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 30.7B (12%)
Semiconductors - - 2 (1%) 17.6B (7%)
Information Services - - 2 (1%) 13.5B (5%)
Restaurants - - 2 (1%) -
Leisure 1 (1%) 2.1B (3%) 1 (< 1%) 2.1B (1%)
Plastics - - 1 (< 1%) 1.0B (< 1%)
Airlines - - 1 (< 1%) 607M (< 1%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Beverages - - 1 (< 1%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (< 1%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (< 1%) -
Real Estate 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 151 $60.1B 368 $260.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 57 (38%) - 174 (47%) 15.6B (6%)
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (< 1%) -
United States 32 (21%) 35.3B (59%) 55 (15%) 191.9B (74%)
  California 6 (4%) 2.4B (4%) 7 (2%) 2.4B (1%)
  Texas 2 (1%) - 7 (2%) 62.0B (24%)
  Illinois 4 (3%) 2.3B (4%) 5 (1%) 2.8B (1%)
  Georgia 3 (2%) 195M (< 1%) 5 (1%) 29.2B (11%)
  Colorado 2 (1%) 14.3B (24%) 3 (1%) 19.7B (8%)
  Pennsylvania 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) 1.4B (1%)
  Michigan 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Florida 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Arizona 1 (1%) 8.7B (14%) 2 (1%) 12.5B (5%)
  Tennessee 1 (1%) 6.7B (11%) 2 (1%) 6.7B (3%)
  New York 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 4.4B (2%)
  Maryland 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 800M (< 1%)
  Massachusetts 1 (1%) 853M (1%) 1 (< 1%) 853M (< 1%)
  Oregon 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Ohio 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Minnesota 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Hawaii 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (< 1%) 30.7B (12%)
  Indiana - - 1 (< 1%) 5.6B (2%)
  Kansas - - 1 (< 1%) 375M (< 1%)
  Connecticut - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Utah - - 1 (< 1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (< 1%) -
Germany 12 (8%) 2.5B (4%) 26 (7%) 2.8B (1%)
Italy 9 (6%) - 26 (7%) 2.0B (1%)
United Kingdom 9 (6%) 2.1B (4%) 21 (6%) 14.4B (6%)
Spain 6 (4%) - 11 (3%) 661M (< 1%)
Netherlands 4 (3%) 4.2B (7%) 9 (2%) 9.3B (4%)
Belgium 6 (4%) - 8 (2%) 485M (< 1%)
Switzerland 5 (3%) 10.6B (18%) 8 (2%) 14.8B (6%)
Poland 1 (1%) 3.3B (5%) 5 (1%) 3.3B (1%)
Sweden 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) 2.8B (1%)
Austria - - 4 (1%) -
China 3 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Luxembourg - - 3 (1%) -
Finland 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Denmark - - 2 (1%) -
New Zealand 1 (1%) 1.6B (3%) 1 (< 1%) 1.6B (1%)
Czech Republic 1 (1%) 414M (1%) 1 (< 1%) 414M (< 1%)
South Korea 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Portugal 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Canada - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Alberta - - 1 (< 1%) -
India - - 1 (< 1%) -
Latvia - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 57 (38%) - 174 (47%) 15.6B (6%)
Cross-border 94 (62%) 60.1B (100%) 194 (53%) 244.5B (94%)
Total 151 $60.1B 368 $260.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 54 (36%) 9.7B (16%) 119 (32%) 37.5B (15%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 20 (13%) 2.1B (3%) 102 (28%) 37.4B (15%)
Growth Capital 31 (21%) - 55 (15%) 37M (< 1%)
Stake Purchase 24 (16%) - 36 (10%) -
Divestiture 13 (9%) 20.6B (34%) 29 (8%) 31.3B (12%)
Going Private 6 (4%) 26.8B (45%) 12 (3%) 149.2B (58%)
Venture 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (1%) 853M (1%) 2 (1%) 853M (< 1%)
Consolidation - - 2 (1%) -
PIPE - - 2 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Joint Venture - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 151 $60.1B 368 $256.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 75 (40%) 13.4B (32%)
Trade Sale 28 (15%) 2.3B (5%)
IPO 25 (13%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 24 (13%) 14.1B (34%)
Unknown 18 (10%) -
Stake Sale 6 (3%) -
Merger 5 (3%) 12.0B (29%)
Sold to Management 5 (3%) -
Bankruptcy 3 (2%) -
Total 189 $41.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
9
Deloitte
8
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
8
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
17
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
9
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
6

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 34 $246.8B
$100M to $1B 27 $13.1B
< $100M 5 $198M
TOTAL $260.1B
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
Investor(s)
32%
118 (32%)
Strategic(s)
9%
33 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
40%
76 (40%)
Strategic(s)
29%
54 (29%)

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