Arx Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Arx Equity Partners has acquired 5 companies.

Arx Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebuilding materials (13%) and retail (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (79%) and divestiture (7%). 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.

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 Activity47
    • M&A Buy Activity32
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 19
  • M&A Advisors 3

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 ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 25 2 - 2 3 - 32
vol $31M $31M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 13 2 - - - - 15
vol $60M $60M
  47

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Doors d.o.o. 2022-08-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bled, Slovenia · www.doors.si
Brebeck Composite s.r.o. 2022-05-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Šenov, Czech Republic · www.brebeckcomposite.com
WTS Klient Ltd. 2022-03-01 - Divestiture
Budapest , Hungary · www.wtsklient.hu
Promens Zlin 2021-04-14 - Divestiture
Zlín, Czech Republic · www.promenszlin.cz
Instrumentation Technologies 2021-03-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Solkan, Slovenia · www.i-tech.si
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Building Materials 2 (17%) - 4 (13%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (8%) - 3 (9%) -
Retail 1 (8%) - 3 (9%) -
Business Services 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) 31M (100%)
Food 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (6%) -
Manufacturing 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Plastics - - 2 (6%) -
Publishing - - 2 (6%) -
Automotive 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Beverages 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Chemicals 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Communications - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Franchising - - 1 (3%) -
Packaging - - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 32 $31M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Czech Republic 6 (50%) - 14 (44%) 31M (100%)
Poland 1 (8%) - 6 (19%) -
Hungary 3 (25%) - 5 (16%) -
Slovenia 2 (17%) - 5 (16%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (3%) -
Romania - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 6 (50%) - 14 (44%) 31M (100%)
Cross-border 6 (50%) - 18 (56%) -
Total 12 - 32 $31M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (58%) - 25 (78%) 31M (100%)
Divestiture 2 (17%) - 2 (6%) -
Growth Capital 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (17%) - 2 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 32 $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

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
White & Case LLP
1
Squire Patton Boggs
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
Investor(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Strategic(s)
9%
3 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
7%
1 (7%)
Strategic(s)
67%
10 (67%)

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