Argos Wityu Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Argos Wityu has acquired 13 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Argos Wityu’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (14%) and business services (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (61%) and divestiture (21%). In total, Argos Wityu has invested in 1 US state and 11 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2000 when it acquired Eau Ecarlate SAS for $66M.

In the last 3 years, Argos Wityu has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (55%). Argos Wityu’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Efeso Consulting for $63M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity104
    • M&A Buy Activity69
    • M&A Sell Activity35
  • Total Sectors Invested 28
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 28
  • M&A Advisors 23

Argos Wityu

112, avenue de Wagram,
Paris, 75017
France
+33 1 53 67 20 50
www.argos.wityu.fund
ccc@argos.fund

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 (3.6/yr) # 51 3 6 5 2 2 69
vol $190M $61M $252M
Sell (2.2/yr) # 24 3 1 3 4 - 35
vol $56M $63M $119M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sword Group SE - French Operations 2020-07-28 - Divestiture
, France
Gruppo Sicura Srl 2020-02-14 61M EUR Divestiture
Vicenza, Italy · www.grupposicura.it
Salvia Développement SAS 2019-11-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.salviadeveloppement.fr
Latteria e Caseificio Moro 2019-10-23 - Growth Capital
Motta di Livenza, Italy · www.caseificiomoro.com
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
La Compagnie des Desserts 2019-04-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lezignan-Corbieres, France · www.compagniedesdesserts.com
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Factum Group 2018-06-12 AGL Services 2020-03-24 1
Nancy, France · www.factum-group.eu Aix-en-Provence, France · www.agl-services.com
Maison Berger 2017-01-02 Groupe Devineau 2019-09-04 2
Normandy, France · www.maison-berger.com Carquefou, France · www.bougies-devineau.fr
Maison Berger 2017-01-02 Sensorwake 2019-03-14 1
Normandy, France · www.maison-berger.com Cédex, France · www.sensorwake.com
Talentia Software 2016-01-12 Addedo AG 2018-01-11 1
Paris, France · www.talentia-software.com Zug, Switzerland · www.addedo.ch
Valco Group AS 2014-03-20 Guichon Valves SA 2016-01-27 1
Ruffec, France · www.snri-valco.com Chambery, France · www.guichon-valves.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 4 (22%) - 9 (13%) 82M (33%)
Business Services 1 (6%) - 8 (12%) 23M (9%)
Software 1 (6%) - 6 (9%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 4 (6%) -
Medical Products - - 3 (4%) 28M (11%)
Engineering - - 3 (4%) -
Food 2 (11%) - 3 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Machinery 3 (17%) - 3 (4%) -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Transportation 1 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (3%) 29M (12%)
Aerospace - - 2 (3%) -
Retail - - 2 (3%) -
Staffing - - 2 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (6%) 61M (100%) 1 (1%) 61M (24%)
Life Science - - 1 (1%) 28M (11%)
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (1%) -
Education - - 1 (1%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Marine 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (1%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Total 18 $61M 69 $252M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 10 (56%) - 36 (52%) 133M (59%)
Italy 4 (22%) 61M (100%) 15 (22%) 91M (41%)
Switzerland - - 8 (12%) -
Germany 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Belgium 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Brazil 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Netherlands 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
United States - - 1 (1%) -
  California - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (1%) -
Spain - - 1 (1%) -
Portugal - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 10 (56%) - 36 (52%) 133M (59%)
Cross-border 8 (44%) 61M (100%) 33 (48%) 91M (41%)
Total 18 $61M 69 $223M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (33%) - 42 (61%) 146M (58%)
Divestiture 2 (11%) 61M (100%) 14 (20%) 105M (42%)
Secondary Buyout 7 (39%) - 10 (14%) -
Growth Capital 3 (17%) - 3 (4%) -
Total 18 $61M 69 $252M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 19 (54%) 119M (100%)
Trade Sale 8 (23%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (11%) -
Sold to Management 2 (6%) -
Divestiture 1 (3%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Total 35 $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 7 $252M
TOTAL $252M
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)
46%
12 46%
Strategic(s)
54%
14 54%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
63%
20 63%
Strategic(s)
38%
12 38%

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