Ardian Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Asset Manager Profile

In the last 3 years, Ardian has acquired 49 companies. It has also invested in 30 others.

Ardian’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (9%) 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 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 54 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 Activity561
    • M&A Buy Activity369
    • M&A Sell Activity192
  • Total Sectors Invested 52
  • Total Countries Invested 24
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 193
  • M&A Advisors 86

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 (19.6/yr) # 271 20 19 26 22 11 369
vol $218.9B $2.1B $9.2B $26.5B $3.3B $260.1B
Sell (14.0/yr) # 123 16 20 12 14 8 193
vol $28.8B $12.8B $248M $41.8B
  562

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ACA Compliance Group Holdings LLC 2021-11-17 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.acaglobal.com
Míla ehf 2021-10-25 - Divestiture
Reykjavík, Iceland · www.mila.is
Palex Medical SA 2021-10-20 - Secondary Buyout
Barcelona, Spain · www.palexmedical.com
Adamo Telecom Iberia S.A.U. 2021-10-11 - Secondary Buyout
Barcelona, Spain · www.adamo.es
Florida Food Products, Inc. 2021-09-21 - Secondary Buyout
Eustis, Florida · www.floridafood.com
Acino International AG 2021-09-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Zurich, Czech Republic · www.acino.swiss
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Cerelia SASU 2019-12-19 General Mills - European Dough Businesses 2021-11-24 2
Paris, France · www.cerelia.com , Germany
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services LLC 2018-12-10 The Team Companies LLC 2021-11-18 4
Burbank, California · www.castandcrew.com Burbank, California · www.theteamcompanies.com
ProAmpac Holdings Inc. 2016-10-17 Irish Flexible Packaging Ltd. 2021-11-04 19
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.proampac.com Arklow, Ireland · www.irishflexiblepackaging.com
ProAmpac Holdings Inc. 2016-10-17 Fispak Ltd. 2021-11-04 18
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.proampac.com Dublin, Ireland · www.fispak.com
Brand Industrial Services, Inc. 2013-11-26 Brace Industrial Group, Inc. 2021-08-03 13
Kennesaw, Georgia · www.beis.com Houston, Texas · www.brace.com
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
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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 13 (9%) 4.4B (7%) 31 (8%) 8.9B (3%)
Information Technology 11 (7%) 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%)
Communications 5 (3%) 14.3B (24%) 15 (4%) 21.4B (8%)
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 (4%) 14.4B (6%)
Life Science 9 (6%) - 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%)
E-Commerce 5 (3%) 3.3B (6%) 7 (2%) 3.3B (1%)
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (1%) - 7 (2%) 581M (< 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 - - 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 - - 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 (4%) 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 149 $58.9B 370 $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 30 (20%) 34.6B (59%) 55 (15%) 191.9B (74%)
  California 5 (3%) 1.6B (3%) 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%)
  New York 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 4.4B (2%)
  Michigan 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Florida 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%)
  Massachusetts 1 (1%) 853M (1%) 1 (< 1%) 853M (< 1%)
  Minnesota 1 (1%) - 1 (< 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%)
  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%) - 12 (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 (6%) 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%)
Iceland 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
South Korea 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Portugal 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Czech Republic - - 1 (< 1%) 414M (< 1%)
Canada - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Alberta - - 1 (< 1%) -
India - - 1 (< 1%) -
Latvia - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 57 (38%) - 174 (47%) 15.6B (6%)
Cross-border 92 (62%) 58.9B (100%) 196 (53%) 244.5B (94%)
Total 149 $58.9B 370 $260.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 52 (35%) 9.0B (15%) 120 (32%) 37.5B (15%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 20 (13%) 2.1B (4%) 102 (28%) 37.4B (15%)
Growth Capital 31 (21%) - 55 (15%) 37M (< 1%)
Stake Purchase 24 (16%) - 36 (10%) -
Divestiture 14 (9%) 20.6B (35%) 30 (8%) 31.3B (12%)
Going Private 5 (3%) 26.4B (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 149 $58.9B 370 $256.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 77 (40%) 13.4B (32%)
Trade Sale 29 (15%) 2.3B (5%)
IPO 25 (13%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 24 (12%) 14.1B (34%)
Unknown 18 (9%) -
Stake Sale 6 (3%) -
Merger 5 (3%) 12.0B (29%)
Sold to Management 5 (3%) -
Bankruptcy 3 (2%) -
SPAC 1 (1%) -
Total 193 $41.8B

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Legal Deals
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17
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9
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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%
119 (32%)
Strategic(s)
9%
34 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
40%
78 (40%)
Strategic(s)
28%
55 (28%)

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