M&A Deal Summary

Argos Wityu Acquires Gantrex SA

On October 14, 2015, private equity firm Argos Wityu acquired machinery company Gantrex SA

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Argos Wityu’s 2nd transaction in the Machinery sector.
  • This is Argos Wityu’s 2nd transaction in Belgium.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-10-14
Target Gantrex SA
Sector Machinery
Buyer(s) Argos Wityu
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Target

Gantrex SA

Nivelles, Belgium
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Gantrex SA is a manufacturer and supplier of elastic rail fastening systems. Gantrex offers its products and services across the world and operates four production sites in Belgium, Spain, Canada, and China. Gantrex products are used in many different applications and end-markets including ports, shipyards, steel mills, aluminum smelters, railway depots, and heavy industries.

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Buyer

Argos Wityu

Paris, France

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1989
PE ASSETS 1.0B EUR
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

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.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 51 of 71
Sector (Machinery) 2 of 3
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 36 of 43
Country (Belgium) 2 of 2
Year (2015) 3 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-07-08 Aytos Soluciones Informáticas S.L.U.

Ecija, Spain

Aytos Soluciones Informáticas S.L.U. develops and implements of Administration Resource Planning (ARP) software solutions and Electronic Administration for Spanish public entities.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-01-12 Talentia Software

Paris, France

Talentia Software is an international supplier of HR and finance software solutions. Talentia Software was formerly known as Lefebvre Software and is based in Paris, France.

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