Arx Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Arx Equity Partners has acquired 4 companies.

Arx Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are building materials (12%) and electrical equipment (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (82%) and growth capital (8%). In total, Arx Equity Partners has invested in 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Fincentrum a.s. for $31M.

In the last 3 years, Arx Equity Partners has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). Arx Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold VUES Brno s.r.o. for $60M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity42
    • M&A Buy Activity27
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 1

Arx Equity Partners

Ehlenův dům, 28. října 12,
Prague, 110 00
Czech Republic
+420 22 423-5399
www.arxequity.com
praha@arxequity.com

Arx is an independent Central and Eastern European focused private equity firm. Arx seeks companies valued between €10 and €50 million. Funds are generally used to support later stage investments such as expansion financings, management buy-outs and buy-ins, and industry consolidations. Arx will consider opportunities across many industry sectors. Arx was formerly known as DBG Eastern Europe. Arx Equity Partners was formed in 1996 and based in Prague.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Franchising, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing, Packaging, Plastics, Publishing, Retail, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 10 50
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 23 - 1 1 2 - 27
vol $31M $31M
Sell (1.6/yr) # 7 1 3 2 2 - 15
vol $60M $60M
  42

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
TES Vsetin a.s. 2019-10-16 - Secondary Buyout
Vsetín, Czech Republic · www.tes.cz
Diagnostični center Vila Bogatin d.o.o. 2019-08-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Bled, Slovenia · www.dc-bled.si
ANWIS Polska Sp. z o.o. 2019-06-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Wloclawek, Poland · www.anwis.pl
Fenestra Wieden s.r.o 2019-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Prague, Czech Republic · www.fenestra-wieden.cz
Fincentrum a.s. 2018-09-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Praha 8, Czech Republic · fincentrum.com
TMX Mobile Solutions 2018-07-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Budaörs, Hungary · www.tmx.hu
VUES Brno s.r.o. 2018-02-16 60M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Brno, Czech Republic · www.vues.cz
Lexum Group 2017-12-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Prague, Czech Republic · www.lexum.cz
KVK Holding a.s. 2017-09-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Prague, Czech Republic · www.kvkholding.com
Manag a.s. 2017-08-22 - Trade Sale
Libis, Czech Republic · www.manag.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Building Materials 1 (14%) - 3 (11%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (14%) - 3 (11%) -
Retail 1 (14%) - 3 (11%) -
Food 1 (14%) - 2 (7%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (7%) -
Plastics - - 2 (7%) -
Publishing - - 2 (7%) -
Business Services - - 1 (4%) 31M (100%)
Beverages 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Communications - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Services 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (4%) -
Franchising - - 1 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (4%) -
Packaging - - 1 (4%) -
Transportation - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 27 $31M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Czech Republic 4 (57%) - 12 (44%) 31M (100%)
Poland 1 (14%) - 6 (22%) -
Hungary 2 (29%) - 4 (15%) -
Slovenia - - 3 (11%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (4%) -
Romania - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 4 (57%) - 12 (44%) 31M (100%)
Cross-border 3 (43%) - 15 (56%) -
Total 7 - 27 $31M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (57%) - 22 (81%) 31M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (14%) - 2 (7%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (29%) - 2 (7%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 27 $31M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 9 (60%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (20%) 60M (100%)
IPO 1 (7%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (7%) -
Sold to Management 1 (7%) -
Total 15 $60M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
White & Case LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $31M
TOTAL $31M
Largest Fincentrum a.s.
$31M (2013-01-30)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $60M
TOTAL $60M
Largest VUES Brno s.r.o.
$60M (2018-02-16)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
9%
1 9%
Strategic(s)
91%
10 91%

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