Argos Soditic Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Argos Soditic has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Argos Soditic’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (12%) and business services (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (62%) and divestiture (21%). In total, Argos Soditic has invested in 2 US states and 10 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2000 when it acquired Eau Ecarlate SAS for $66M.

In the last 3 years, Argos Soditic has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). Argos Soditic’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Efeso Consulting for $63M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity93
    • M&A Buy Activity59
    • M&A Sell Activity34
  • Total Sectors Invested 28
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 24
  • M&A Advisors 23

Argos Soditic

112, avenue de Wagram,
Paris, 75783
France,
+33 1 53 67 20 50
www.argos-soditic.com

Argos Soditic is a private equity firm that seeks majority or minority investments in small to medium sized companies headquartered throughout Europe. Argos Soditic will consider investments in public or private companies generating revenue of €20 to €600 million. The Firm's target investment size is €10 to €100 million. Funds are typically used to support management buyouts/buy-ins, divestitures, and growth capital needs. Argos Soditic is a generalist investor with interest in aerospace, manufacturing, distribution, business services, chemicals, marketing, industrial products, packaging, staffing, medical products, and healthcare services. Argos Soditic was formed in 1989 and is headquartered in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Education, Engineering, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Packaging, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Retail, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 600
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 100
Enterprise Value 25 200
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 48 3 4 4 - - 59
vol $190M $190M
Sell (2.2/yr) # 23 3 1 3 4 - 34
vol $56M $63M $119M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Salvia Développement SAS 2019-11-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.salviadeveloppement.fr
RSD SA 2019-09-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Geneva, Switzerland · www.rsd.com
I'Car Systems 2019-07-10 - Secondary Buyout
Indre-et-loire, France · www.icarsystems.fr
Revima Group 2019-01-16 - Secondary Buyout
Caudebec-en-Caux, France · www.revima.com
Efeso Consulting 2018-11-19 63M EUR Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.efeso.com
Wibit Sports GmbH 2018-10-29 - Growth Capital
Bocholt, Germany · www.wibitsports.com
AKANEA Développement 2018-09-26 - Divestiture
Limonest, France · www.akanea.com
aktivoptik Service AG 2018-08-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bad Kreuznach, Germany · www.aktivoptik.de
Juratoys SAS 2018-07-25 - Secondary Buyout
Orgelet, France · www.janod.com
Factum Finance SAS 2018-06-12 - Secondary Buyout
Nancy, France · http://www.factum-group.eu
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Talentia Software 2016-01-12 Addedo AG 2018-01-11 1
Rueil-Malmaison, France · www.talentia-software.com Zug, Switzerland · www.addedo.ch
Valco Group AS 2014-03-20 Guichon Valves SA 2016-01-27 1
Stavanger, Norway · www.valcogroup.no Chambery, France · www.guichon-valves.com
Solving Efeso 2010-06-17 Hands-on Management Consulting 2012-02-06 1
Paris, France · www.solvingefeso.com Cairo, Egypt · www.hands-onme.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 4 (17%) - 7 (12%) 82M (43%)
Business Services 1 (4%) 23M (100%) 6 (10%) 23M (12%)
Software 1 (4%) - 6 (10%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (4%) - 4 (7%) -
Medical Products - - 3 (5%) 28M (15%)
Engineering 2 (9%) - 3 (5%) -
Machinery 3 (13%) - 3 (5%) -
Chemicals 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) 29M (15%)
Information Technology - - 2 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (3%) -
Retail 2 (9%) - 2 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) 28M (15%)
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) -
Building Materials 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Defense - - 1 (2%) -
Education 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Marine 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Packaging - - 1 (2%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (2%) -
Total 23 $23M 59 $190M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 8 (35%) 23M (100%) 30 (51%) 133M (82%)
Italy 5 (22%) - 12 (20%) 29M (18%)
Switzerland 3 (13%) - 7 (12%) -
Germany 2 (9%) - 2 (3%) -
Belgium 2 (9%) - 2 (3%) -
United States 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  New Jersey 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  California - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Norway 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Spain - - 1 (2%) -
Portugal - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 8 (35%) 23M (100%) 30 (51%) 133M (82%)
Cross-border 15 (65%) - 29 (49%) 29M (18%)
Total 23 $23M 59 $162M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 12 (52%) 23M (100%) 36 (61%) 146M (77%)
Divestiture 2 (9%) - 12 (20%) 44M (23%)
Secondary Buyout 8 (35%) - 10 (17%) -
Growth Capital 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 23 $23M 59 $190M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 18 (53%) 119M (100%)
Trade Sale 8 (24%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (12%) -
Sold to Management 2 (6%) -
Divestiture 1 (3%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Total 34 $119M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Altium Capital Ltd.
3
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Legal Deals
SJ Berwin LLP
4
d'Urso Gatti e Bianchi Studio Legale Associato
4
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 6 $190M
TOTAL $190M
Largest Eau Ecarlate SAS
$66M (2000-09-01)
sell # Total
< $100M 2 $119M
TOTAL $119M
Largest Efeso Consulting
$63M (2018-11-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
12 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
12 50%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
60%
18 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
12 40%

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