Armada Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Mezzanine Finance Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Armada has acquired 2 companies.

Armada’s most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (12%) and internet software and services (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (54%) and growth capital (20%). In total, Armada has invested in 7 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Armada has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). Armada’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Apotek Hjärtat AB for $675M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity38
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21

Armada

Bernhardinkatu 5 A,
Helsinki, 00130
Finland
+358 40 700 2876
www.armadamezzanine.com
ilkka.santti@armadacredit.com

Armada Mezzanine is an independent mezzanine firm focused on financing buyouts, recapitalizations, and expansions of small and medium-sized Nordic companies. Armada generally targets companies valued from €20 to €150 million with stable cash-flows, attractive growth opportunities, and sustainable competitive advantages. Sectors of interest include industrial products, services, and technology. Armada Mezzanine was established in 2000 and has offices in Helsinki and Stockholm.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Information Services, Leisure, Life Science, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 20 150
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 23 1 1 1 - - 26
Sell (0.6/yr) # 9 1 1 - - 1 12
vol $675M $675M
  38

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Embellence Group AB 2022-05-16 - Divestiture
Boras, Sweden · www.embellencegroup.com
Global Attractions SPI 2020-01-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Wrexham, United Kingdom · www.spiglobalplay.com
Bastard Burgers 2019-12-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Luleå, Sweden · www.bastardburgers.se
Cambio Healthcare Systems AB 2019-02-04 - Secondary Buyout
Linköping, Sweden · www.cambio.se
Envirotainer AB 2018-07-12 - Secondary Buyout
Sollentuna, Sweden · www.envirotainer.com
Pincho Nation AB 2018-01-23 - Growth Capital
Goteborg, Sweden · www.pinchos.se
Crayon Group Holding AS 2017-11-06 - IPO
Oslo, Norway · www.crayon.com
Prosero Security Group AB 2017-10-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Årsta, Sweden · www.prosero.com
Admincontrol AG 2017-10-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Oslo, Norway · www.admincontrol.com
Silmäasema Fennica Oy 2017-06-13 - IPO
Helsinki, Finland · www.silmaasema.fi
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 1 (10%) - 3 (12%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (10%) - 3 (12%) -
Restaurants 3 (30%) - 3 (12%) -
Consumer Services 1 (10%) - 2 (8%) -
Metals/Mining - - 2 (8%) -
Retail - - 2 (8%) -
Software 1 (10%) - 2 (8%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Distribution - - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Information Services 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (4%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (4%) -
Safety/Security 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 - 26 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 6 (60%) - 11 (42%) -
Norway 2 (20%) - 5 (19%) -
Finland - - 5 (19%) -
Germany - - 2 (8%) -
United Kingdom 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Portugal 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Denmark - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic - - 5 (19%) -
Cross-border 10 (100%) - 21 (81%) -
Total 10 - 26 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (50%) - 14 (54%) -
Growth Capital 2 (20%) - 5 (19%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (10%) - 3 (12%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (8%) -
Consolidation 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Venture 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 - 26 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (42%) -
Trade Sale 3 (25%) 675M (100%)
IPO 2 (17%) -
Divestiture 1 (8%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $675M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $675M
TOTAL $675M
Largest Apotek Hjärtat AB
$675M (2014-11-12)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
12%
3 (12%)
Strategic(s)
8%
2 (8%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
4 (33%)
Strategic(s)
33%
4 (33%)

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