Argus Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Argus Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are media (24%) and business services (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (54%) and stake purchase (31%). In total, Argus Capital Partners has invested in 2 US states and 7 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (63%). Argus Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2004 when it sold FiberNet for $72M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity21
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

Argus Capital Partners

26-28 Hammersmith Grove,
London, W6 7BA
United Kingdom,
+44 20 7182 4620
www.arguscapitalgroup.com
ali.artunkal@arguscapitalgroup.com

ARGUS Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing throughout Central and Eastern Europe, including Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey. ARGUS does not have any industry preferences and can support a variety of transaction situations. Prospective transaction types include buyouts, growth capital financings, and industry consolidations. The Firm's target investment size is €10 to €40 million. ARGUS Capital was formed in 1998 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing, Media, Packaging, Restaurants

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 40
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 13 - - - - - 13
Sell (0.4/yr) # 6 2 - - - - 8
vol $72M $72M
  21

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
KaleNobel 2016-06-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Istanbul, Turkey · www.kalenobel.com.tr
Calucem, Inc. 2016-04-18 - Secondary Buyout
Allentown, Pennsylvania · www.calucem.com
SIA IZZI 2013-09-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Riga, Latvia · www.izzi.lv
POLOmarket Sp. z o.o. - Market-Detal 2012-11-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Pakość, Poland · www.polomarket.pl
KCR Co. 2011-07-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Warsaw, Poland · www.kcrcro.com
Palace Cinemas (Central Europe) B.V. 2011-02-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Budapest, Hungary · www.palacecinemas.hu
KaleNobel 2010-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Istanbul, Turkey · www.kalenobel.com.tr
Calucem, Inc. 2010-10-06 - Secondary Buyout
Allentown, Pennsylvania · www.calucem.com
Memorial Healthcare Group 2010-08-29 - Stake Purchase
Istanbul, Turkey · www.memorial.com.tr
Big Red, Inc. 2009-05-18 - Secondary Buyout
Austin, Texas · www.bigred.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Big Red, Inc. 2009-05-18 Thomas Soda Kemper Co., Inc. 2011-09-01 1
Austin, Texas · www.bigred.com Austin, Texas · www.tksoda.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media 1 (17%) - 3 (23%) -
Business Services 1 (17%) - 2 (15%) -
Communications - - 2 (15%) -
Packaging 1 (17%) - 2 (15%) -
Beverages 1 (17%) - 1 (8%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (8%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (17%) - 1 (8%) -
Retail 1 (17%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 6 - 13 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Poland 3 (50%) - 4 (31%) -
United States 1 (17%) - 2 (15%) -
  Texas 1 (17%) - 1 (8%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (8%) -
Czech Republic 1 (17%) - 2 (15%) -
Turkey 1 (17%) - 2 (15%) -
Austria - - 1 (8%) -
Hungary - - 1 (8%) -
Latvia - - 1 (8%) -
Total 6 - 13 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (67%) - 7 (54%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (17%) - 4 (31%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (17%) - 2 (15%) -
Total 6 - 13 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (38%) 72M (100%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (38%) -
Trade Sale 2 (25%) -
Total 8 $72M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $72M
TOTAL $72M
Largest FiberNet
$72M (2004-08-09)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
38%
3 38%
Strategic(s)
63%
5 63%

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