Arle Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Arle Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (18%) and business services (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and secondary buyout (36%). In total, Arle Capital Partners has invested in 2 US states and 10 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Alma Consulting Group for $3.9B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (47%). Arle Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Vetco Gray for $1.9B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity32
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 2

Arle Capital Partners

12 Charles II Street,
London, SW1Y 4QU
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7979 0000
www.arle.com
info@arle.com

Arle Capital Partners Ltd. Is a private equity partnership firm focuses on acquiring business located in the UK, Scandinavia, and Western Europe. The Firm targets companies operating in the fields of energy, natural resources, industrial, and business services. It seeks to invest in companies with an enterprise value of up to €1 billion. Arle Capital spun-out of Candover Investments in 2011 and currently manages all of Candover's investment interests. The Firm is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Manufacturing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Safety/Security, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - 1,000
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 17 - - - - - 17
vol $12.7B $12.7B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 13 2 - - - - 15
vol $9.8B $1.1B $11.0B
  32

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Innovia Films Ltd. 2016-12-19 1.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
Cumbria, United Kingdom · www.innoviafilms.com
Hilding Anders AB 2016-11-29 - Secondary Buyout
Malmo, Sweden · www.hildinganders.se
Stork Technical Services Holding B.V. 2015-12-07 783M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Utrecht, Netherlands · www.stork.com
Fokker Technologies Group B.V. 2015-07-28 796M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Papendrecht, Netherlands · www.fokker.com
Innovia Films Ltd. 2014-04-28 561M EUR Secondary Buyout
Cumbria, United Kingdom · www.innoviafilms.com
DX Group plc 2014-02-27 - IPO
London, United Kingdom · www.dxdelivery.com
Capital Safety, Inc. 2011-11-29 1.1B USD Secondary Buyout
Red Wing, Minnesota · www.capitalsafety.com
Equity Trust Holding sarl 2010-09-13 394M EUR Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.equitytrust.com
Ontex Group N.V. 2010-07-15 1.4B EUR Secondary Buyout
Erembodegem, Belgium · www.ontexglobal.com
Technogym SpA 2008-08-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Gambettola, Italy · www.technogym.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products - - 3 (18%) 2.9B (23%)
Business Services - - 2 (12%) 4.2B (33%)
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 2 (12%) 3.3B (26%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (12%) 1.1B (8%)
Packaging - - 1 (6%) 561M (4%)
Safety/Security - - 1 (6%) 468M (4%)
Manufacturing - - 1 (6%) 248M (2%)
Consumer Services 1 (100%) - 1 (6%) -
Engineering - - 1 (6%) -
Information Services - - 1 (6%) -
Leisure - - 1 (6%) -
Media - - 1 (6%) -
Total 1 - 17 $12.7B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom - - 4 (24%) 4.0B (32%)
Sweden - - 2 (12%) 1.6B (13%)
Norway - - 2 (12%) 925M (7%)
United States - - 2 (12%) 691M (5%)
  Minnesota - - 1 (6%) 468M (4%)
  New York - - 1 (6%) 223M (2%)
Netherlands - - 2 (12%) -
Italy 1 (100%) - 1 (6%) -
France - - 1 (6%) 3.9B (31%)
Belgium - - 1 (6%) 1.2B (10%)
Luxembourg - - 1 (6%) 248M (2%)
Spain - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic - - 4 (24%) 4.0B (32%)
Cross-border 1 (100%) - 13 (76%) 8.7B (68%)
Total 1 - 17 $12.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (100%) - 7 (41%) 3.8B (30%)
Secondary Buyout - - 6 (35%) 6.6B (52%)
Divestiture - - 3 (18%) 1.1B (8%)
Going Private - - 1 (6%) 1.2B (10%)
Total 1 - 17 $12.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 7 (47%) 5.9B (54%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (20%) 2.7B (25%)
Trade Sale 2 (13%) 2.3B (21%)
IPO 2 (13%) -
Recapitalization 1 (7%) 85M (1%)
Total 15 $11.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Lehman Brothers, Inc.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $8.8B
$100M to $1B 8 $3.9B
TOTAL $12.7B
Largest Alma Consulting Group
$3.9B (2007-12-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 5 $7.0B
$100M to $1B 6 $3.9B
< $100M 1 $85M
TOTAL $11.0B
Largest Vetco Gray
$1.9B (2007-02-23)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
6 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
3 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
74%
14 74%
Strategic(s)
26%
5 26%

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