Ardian Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Ardian has acquired 41 companies. It has also invested in 21 others.

Ardian’s most common sectors for investment are business services (9%) and life science (5%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%) and secondary buyout (30%). In total, Ardian has invested in 21 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 39 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 Activity472
    • M&A Buy Activity320
    • M&A Sell Activity152
  • Total Sectors Invested 51
  • Total Countries Invested 24
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 164
  • M&A Advisors 63

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 (15.8/yr) # 241 17 18 11 19 14 320
vol $203.7B $2.3B $205.9B
Sell (10.4/yr) # 100 13 13 11 8 7 152
vol $25.2B $3.6B $12.8B $248M $41.8B
  472

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Labosud 2020-11-24 - Stake Purchase
Montpellier, France · www.labosud.fr
Nevel Oy 2020-11-02 - Divestiture
Vantaa, Finland · www.nevel.com
H2 Pharma 2020-10-20 - Growth Capital
Bois-d'Arcy, France · www.h2pharma.com
GANTNER Electronic GmbH 2020-10-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Nüziders, Austria · www.gantner.com
ANGUS Chemical Co. 2020-10-13 2.3B USD Secondary Buyout
Buffalo Grove, Illinois · www.angus.com
Kersia Group 2020-10-12 - Secondary Buyout
Dinard, France · www.kersia-group.com
Syclef SAS 2020-10-08 - Secondary Buyout
Rousset, France · www.syclef.fr
Acousti Engineering Company of Florida 2020-09-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Orlando, Florida · www.acousti.com
A-Plan Ltd. 2020-09-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Witney, United Kingdom · www.aplan.co.uk
Finaxy Group SAS 2020-07-30 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.finaxygroup.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Envision Pharma, Inc. 2016-07-06 Two Labs LLC 2020-11-12 2
Horsham, United Kingdom · www.envisionpharmagroup.com Powell, Ohio · www.twolabs.com
Laboratoire Unither Amiens (Unither Pharmaceuticals) 2011-12-09 Nanjing Ruinian Best Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. 2020-08-25 2
Amiens, France · www.unither-pharma.com Wuxi, China
Santé Cie Group 2020-01-17 APOSAN Dr. Künzer GmbH 2020-07-27 1
Lyon, France Cologne, Germany · www.aposan.de
Dedalus S.p.A 2016-07-08 DXC Technology Co. - Healthcare Provider Software Business 2020-07-20 3
Florence, Italy · www.dedalus.eu , Virginia
Revere Plastics Systems LLC 2017-11-20 Techniplas, Inc. - Plants 2020-06-18 2
Clyde, Ohio · www.revereplasticssystems.com , United States
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. 2016-07-06 90TEN Group Ltd. 2020-04-08 1
Horsham, United Kingdom · 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
MedEuropa SA 2018-06-15 Centre Catalan d'Oncologie 2020-01-23 1
Epalinges, Switzerland · www.medeuropa.org Perpignan, France · www.cco-perpignan.fr

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 15 (9%) 49M (< 1%) 27 (8%) 4.6B (2%)
Life Science 12 (8%) 414M (2%) 16 (5%) 414M (< 1%)
Information Technology 8 (5%) - 15 (5%) 4.4B (2%)
Food 7 (4%) - 15 (5%) 800M (< 1%)
Software 12 (8%) - 15 (5%) -
Retail 5 (3%) 8.7B (49%) 14 (4%) 14.4B (7%)
Building Materials 4 (3%) 485M (3%) 14 (4%) 1.1B (1%)
Internet Software and Services 9 (6%) - 14 (4%) -
Communications 2 (1%) - 12 (4%) 7.1B (3%)
Chemicals 3 (2%) 2.3B (13%) 12 (4%) 4.0B (2%)
Healthcare Services 6 (4%) 79M (< 1%) 11 (3%) 2.4B (1%)
Consumer Products 2 (1%) - 11 (3%) 238M (< 1%)
Media 5 (3%) - 9 (3%) 2.4B (1%)
Automotive 4 (3%) - 8 (2%) 5.6B (3%)
Transportation 3 (2%) - 8 (2%) 37M (< 1%)
Packaging 3 (2%) 4.2B (24%) 7 (2%) 5.4B (3%)
Machinery 2 (1%) - 7 (2%) -
Utilities 3 (2%) - 6 (2%) 47.3B (23%)
Energy Services and Equipment 6 (4%) 581M (3%) 6 (2%) 581M (< 1%)
Construction 3 (2%) - 6 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 2 (1%) - 6 (2%) -
Insurance 5 (3%) - 6 (2%) -
Manufacturing 4 (3%) - 6 (2%) -
Engineering 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) 8.7B (4%)
Infrastructure 5 (3%) - 5 (2%) -
Renewable Energy 5 (3%) - 5 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 3 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
Aerospace 3 (2%) - 4 (1%) 375M (< 1%)
Electronics 2 (1%) - 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 (15%)
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 (6%) 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 160 $17.8B 322 $205.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 81 (51%) 1.0B (6%) 162 (50%) 15.6B (8%)
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (< 1%) -
United States 10 (6%) 11.0B (62%) 32 (10%) 162.1B (79%)
  Texas - - 5 (2%) 62.0B (30%)
  Illinois 2 (1%) 2.3B (13%) 3 (1%) 2.8B (1%)
  California 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  Arizona 1 (1%) 8.7B (49%) 2 (1%) 12.5B (6%)
  Georgia - - 2 (1%) 29.0B (14%)
  Ohio 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Missouri 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Florida 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%)
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (< 1%) 1.4B (1%)
  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 11 (7%) - 24 (7%) 238M (< 1%)
United Kingdom 9 (6%) 49M (< 1%) 19 (6%) 12.3B (6%)
Spain 8 (5%) - 11 (3%) 586M (< 1%)
Switzerland 6 (4%) 4.2B (24%) 7 (2%) 4.2B (2%)
Belgium 6 (4%) 485M (3%) 7 (2%) 485M (< 1%)
Netherlands 2 (1%) 79M (< 1%) 6 (2%) 5.1B (3%)
Austria 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
Poland - - 4 (1%) -
Finland 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Sweden 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 2.8B (1%)
Australia 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Luxembourg 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Denmark - - 2 (1%) -
Czech Republic 1 (1%) 414M (2%) 1 (< 1%) 414M (< 1%)
China 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Ireland 1 (1%) - 1 (< 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 81 (51%) 1.0B (6%) 162 (50%) 15.6B (8%)
Cross-border 79 (49%) 16.8B (94%) 160 (50%) 190.3B (92%)
Total 160 $17.8B 322 $205.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 46 (29%) 4.2B (24%) 111 (34%) 35.4B (17%)
Secondary Buyout 44 (28%) 3.8B (21%) 96 (30%) 24.7B (12%)
Growth Capital 28 (18%) - 42 (13%) 37M (< 1%)
Stake Purchase 19 (12%) - 26 (8%) -
Divestiture 13 (8%) 630M (4%) 25 (8%) 10.7B (5%)
Going Private 2 (1%) 9.1B (51%) 8 (2%) 131.5B (65%)
Venture 5 (3%) - 6 (2%) -
Add-on Acquisition 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Consolidation 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
PIPE - - 2 (1%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 160 $17.8B 322 $202.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 70 (46%) 13.4B (32%)
Trade Sale 24 (16%) 2.3B (5%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 23 (15%) 14.1B (34%)
IPO 21 (14%) -
Stake Sale 6 (4%) -
Merger 3 (2%) 12.0B (29%)
Sold to Management 3 (2%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (1%) -
Total 152 $41.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothschild Global Advisory
5
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
5
Lincoln International
4
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
13
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
6
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
4

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 24 $194.5B
$100M to $1B 23 $11.2B
< $100M 5 $201M
TOTAL $205.9B
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)
81%
126 81%
Strategic(s)
19%
29 19%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
98 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
49 33%

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