Ardian Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Asset Manager Profile

In the last 3 years, Ardian has acquired 47 companies. It has also invested in 36 others.

Ardian’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (9%) and internet software and services (6%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (33%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (27%). In total, Ardian has invested in 24 US states and 26 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 46 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 Activity615
    • M&A Buy Activity408
    • M&A Sell Activity207
  • Total Sectors Invested 52
  • Total Countries Invested 26
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 211
  • M&A Advisors 88

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (20.6/yr) # 305 22 30 24 23 4 408
vol $221.8B $9.2B $26.5B $3.3B $260.8B
Sell (13.2/yr) # 142 20 12 15 14 5 208
vol $41.6B $248M $41.8B
  616

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Laboratoire Unither Amiens 2022-10-26 - Secondary Buyout
Amiens Cedex 2, France · www.unither-pharma.com
T2O AdMedia Services, SL 2022-10-17 - Stake Purchase
Madrid, Spain · www.t2o.com
GreenYellow SAS 2022-07-28 - Secondary Buyout
La Défense, France · www.greenyellow.com
Opteven 2022-07-19 - Secondary Buyout
Villeurbanne, France · www.opteven.com
Trustteam NV 2022-06-22 - Stake Purchase
Kortrijk, Belgium · www.trustteam.be
Aire Networks del Mediterráneo SLU 2022-06-21 - Stake Purchase
Alicante, Spain · www.airenetworks.es
Taxually Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag 2022-05-17 - Stake Purchase
Budapest, Hungary · www.taxually.com
MBK Fincom Sa 2022-02-11 - Stake Purchase
Paradiso, Switzerland · www.produceshop.co.uk
Biofarma Srl 2022-01-17 - Secondary Buyout
Mereto di Tomba, Italy · www.biofarmagroup.it
SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH 2021-12-21 - Stake Sale
Kleinostheim, Germany · www.eye-tech-solutions.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. 2018-09-12 Sedgwick - Specialty PT Network 2022-10-26 1
Memphis, Tennessee · www.sedgwick.com Memphis, Tennessee
Alpega S.A. 2017-07-01 Road Heroes 2022-06-09 3
Diegem, Belgium · www.alpegagroup.com Wuppertal, Germany · www.roadheroes.com
Florida Food Products, Inc. 2021-09-21 T-Bev, Inc. 2022-05-02 3
Eustis, Florida · www.floridafood.com Eugene, Oregon · www.t-bev.com
Zayo Group LLC 2019-05-08 Education Networks of America, Inc. 2022-03-03 3
Boulder, Colorado · www.zayo.com Nashville, Tennessee · www.ena.com
Galderma SA 2019-05-16 Alchemee LLC 2022-02-22 2
Zug, Switzerland · www.galderma.com El Segundo, California · www.alchemee.com
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services LLC 2018-12-10 Backstage LLC 2022-02-01 5
Burbank, California · www.castandcrew.com Brooklyn, New York · www.backstage.com
Zayo Group LLC 2019-05-08 QOS Networks 2022-01-12 2
Boulder, Colorado · www.zayo.com Irvine, California · www.qosnet.com
JAKALA 2018-06-27 GeoUniq SAS 2021-12-16 1
Milan, Italy · www.jakala.com Paris, France · www.geouniq.com
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. 2018-09-12 JND Legal Administration, Inc. 2021-12-07 12
Memphis, Tennessee · www.sedgwick.com Seattle, Washington · www.jndla.com
Cerelia SASU 2019-12-19 General Mills - European Dough Businesses 2021-11-24 2
Paris, France · www.cerelia.com , Germany

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 16 (9%) 4.4B (7%) 34 (8%) 8.9B (3%)
Internet Software and Services 13 (8%) 1.6B (3%) 23 (6%) 1.6B (1%)
Information Technology 12 (7%) 1.6B (3%) 22 (5%) 6.8B (3%)
Communications 6 (4%) 14.3B (24%) 16 (4%) 21.4B (8%)
Software 9 (5%) 2.5B (4%) 16 (4%) 2.5B (1%)
Life Science 8 (5%) - 16 (4%) 414M (< 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%)
Retail 3 (2%) 8.7B (15%) 14 (3%) 14.4B (6%)
Consumer Products 5 (3%) - 14 (3%) 238M (< 1%)
Renewable Energy 10 (6%) - 12 (3%) -
Insurance 8 (5%) 6.7B (11%) 11 (3%) 6.7B (3%)
Chemicals 2 (1%) 2.3B (4%) 11 (3%) 4.0B (2%)
Energy Services and Equipment 5 (3%) - 11 (3%) 581M (< 1%)
Marketing 4 (2%) - 11 (3%) -
Media - - 9 (2%) 2.4B (1%)
Infrastructure 3 (2%) - 9 (2%) 76M (< 1%)
Automotive 3 (2%) - 8 (2%) 5.6B (2%)
Packaging 3 (2%) - 8 (2%) 5.4B (2%)
E-Commerce 3 (2%) 3.3B (6%) 8 (2%) 3.3B (1%)
Utilities 3 (2%) - 7 (2%) 47.3B (18%)
Manufacturing 2 (1%) - 7 (2%) 5.4B (2%)
Transportation 3 (2%) - 7 (2%) 37M (< 1%)
Electrical Equipment 2 (1%) - 7 (2%) -
Medical Products 2 (1%) - 7 (2%) -
Staffing 5 (3%) - 6 (1%) -
Aerospace 3 (2%) - 5 (1%) 375M (< 1%)
Construction 2 (1%) - 5 (1%) -
Distribution 1 (1%) - 5 (1%) -
Electronics 3 (2%) - 5 (1%) -
Machinery 1 (1%) - 5 (1%) -
Safety/Security 3 (2%) - 5 (1%) -
Financial Services 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) 31.7B (12%)
Engineering - - 4 (1%) 8.7B (3%)
Education 3 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 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%)
Plastics 1 (1%) - 2 (< 1%) 1.0B (< 1%)
Apparel/Textiles 2 (1%) - 2 (< 1%) -
Restaurants - - 2 (< 1%) -
Leisure 1 (1%) 2.1B (4%) 1 (< 1%) 2.1B (1%)
Airlines - - 1 (< 1%) 607M (< 1%)
Beverages - - 1 (< 1%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (< 1%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (< 1%) -
Real Estate 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 171 $58.9B 411 $260.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 59 (35%) - 185 (45%) 15.6B (6%)
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (< 1%) -
United States 32 (19%) 34.6B (59%) 58 (14%) 191.9B (74%)
  Texas 3 (2%) - 8 (2%) 62.0B (24%)
  California 4 (2%) 1.6B (3%) 6 (1%) 1.6B (1%)
  Georgia 3 (2%) 195M (< 1%) 6 (1%) 29.9B (11%)
  Illinois 4 (2%) 2.3B (4%) 5 (1%) 2.8B (1%)
  Pennsylvania 3 (2%) - 4 (1%) 1.4B (1%)
  Colorado 2 (1%) 14.3B (24%) 3 (1%) 19.7B (8%)
  New York - - 3 (1%) 17.1B (7%)
  Florida 2 (1%) - 2 (< 1%) -
  Minnesota 2 (1%) - 2 (< 1%) -
  Michigan 2 (1%) - 2 (< 1%) -
  Arizona 1 (1%) 8.7B (15%) 2 (< 1%) 12.5B (5%)
  Tennessee 1 (1%) 6.7B (11%) 2 (< 1%) 6.7B (3%)
  Connecticut 1 (1%) - 2 (< 1%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (1%) 853M (1%) 1 (< 1%) 853M (< 1%)
  Hawaii 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Oregon 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Ohio 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (< 1%) 30.7B (12%)
  Indiana - - 1 (< 1%) 5.6B (2%)
  Maryland - - 1 (< 1%) 800M (< 1%)
  Kansas - - 1 (< 1%) 375M (< 1%)
  Utah - - 1 (< 1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (< 1%) -
Italy 14 (8%) - 32 (8%) 2.0B (1%)
Germany 11 (6%) - 27 (7%) 238M (< 1%)
United Kingdom 11 (6%) 2.1B (4%) 24 (6%) 15.1B (6%)
Spain 9 (5%) - 16 (4%) 661M (< 1%)
Netherlands 3 (2%) 4.2B (7%) 9 (2%) 9.3B (4%)
Belgium 5 (3%) - 8 (2%) 485M (< 1%)
Switzerland 4 (2%) 10.6B (18%) 8 (2%) 14.8B (6%)
Sweden 4 (2%) - 6 (1%) 2.8B (1%)
Luxembourg 2 (1%) 2.5B (4%) 5 (1%) 2.5B (1%)
Poland 1 (1%) 3.3B (6%) 5 (1%) 3.3B (1%)
Canada 3 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
  Quebec 2 (1%) - 2 (< 1%) -
  Ontario 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Alberta - - 1 (< 1%) -
China 3 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Austria - - 4 (1%) -
Finland 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Denmark 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Portugal 2 (1%) - 2 (< 1%) -
New Zealand 1 (1%) 1.6B (3%) 1 (< 1%) 1.6B (1%)
Hungary 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Iceland 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
South Korea 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Norway 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Czech Republic - - 1 (< 1%) 414M (< 1%)
India - - 1 (< 1%) -
Latvia - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 59 (35%) - 185 (45%) 15.6B (6%)
Cross-border 112 (65%) 58.9B (100%) 226 (55%) 245.2B (94%)
Total 171 $58.9B 411 $260.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 60 (35%) 9.0B (15%) 132 (32%) 37.5B (15%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 23 (13%) 2.1B (4%) 107 (26%) 37.4B (15%)
Growth Capital 31 (18%) - 63 (15%) 37M (< 1%)
Stake Purchase 32 (19%) - 47 (11%) -
Divestiture 14 (8%) 20.6B (35%) 30 (7%) 31.3B (12%)
Going Private 7 (4%) 26.4B (45%) 15 (4%) 150.0B (58%)
Venture - - 6 (1%) -
Consolidation 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Joint Venture 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (1%) 853M (1%) 2 (< 1%) 853M (< 1%)
PIPE - - 2 (< 1%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 171 $58.9B 411 $257.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 82 (39%) 13.2B (31%)
Trade Sale 29 (14%) 2.3B (5%)
IPO 28 (13%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 24 (12%) 14.1B (34%)
Unknown 19 (9%) -
Stake Sale 10 (5%) -
Merger 7 (3%) 12.3B (29%)
Sold to Management 4 (2%) -
Bankruptcy 3 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (< 1%) -
SPAC 1 (< 1%) -
Total 208 $41.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
10
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
9
Deloitte
9
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
17
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
10
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
9

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 34 $246.8B
$100M to $1B 28 $13.8B
< $100M 5 $198M
TOTAL $260.8B
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%
131 (32%)
Strategic(s)
8%
33 (8%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
41%
85 (41%)
Strategic(s)
28%
59 (28%)

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