Astorg Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Astorg Partners has acquired 17 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Astorg Partners’ most common sectors for investment aremedical products (11%) and software (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (55%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%). In total, Astorg Partners has invested in 2 US states and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired Sebia SA for $1.4B.

In the last 3 years, Astorg Partners has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (64%). Astorg Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold HRA Pharma SA for $2.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity84
    • M&A Buy Activity54
    • M&A Sell Activity30
  • Total Sectors Invested 29
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 24
  • M&A Advisors 27

Astorg Partners

68 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré,
Paris, 75008
France
+33 1 53 05 40 00
www.astorg.com
info@astorg.com

Astorg Partners is a private equity firm that targets small to midcap company investments primarily in France and to a limited extent, Western Europe. Astorg Partners looks for companies valued between €400 million and €2 billion, requiring at least €15 million in equity. Areas of interest include healthcare, retail, distribution, hospitality, and professional services. Prospective transaction situations include leverage build-ups, divestitures, family transitions, and secondary buyouts. Astorg Partners was formed in 1998 and is based in Paris and has additional offices in London and Luxembourg.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Beverages, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 400 2,000
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # 35 2 4 3 2 8 54
vol $3.6B $3.6B
Sell (1.8/yr) # 21 1 2 2 1 3 30
vol $5.8B $406M $2.0B $8.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
AutoForm Engineering GmbH 2021-11-17 - Secondary Buyout
Pfäffikon, Switzerland · www.autoform.com
HRA Pharma SA 2021-09-08 2.0B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Châtillon, France · www.hra-pharma.com
Flowbird Group 2021-08-10 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.flowbird.group
Demetra Holding S.p.A. 2021-08-06 - Secondary Buyout
Sommacampagna, Italy · www.tecres.it
Fenergo Ltd. 2021-05-18 - Secondary Buyout
Dublin, Ireland · www.fenergo.com
Solina Group 2021-05-04 - Secondary Buyout
Bréal-Sous-Monfort, France · www.solina-group.fr
Corsearch, Inc. 2021-04-20 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.corsearch.com
Opus 2 International Ltd. 2021-03-30 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.opus2.com
Corialis International NV 2021-03-30 - Secondary Buyout
Lokeren, Belgium · www.corialis-group.hu
Web Services Integration Ltd. 2021-03-15 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.xceptor.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Corsearch, Inc. 2021-04-20 Incopro Ltd. 2021-06-10 1
London, United Kingdom · www.corsearch.com London, United Kingdom · www.incoproip.com
Anaqua, Inc. 2019-02-13 Actio IP AS 2021-05-19 2
Boston, Massachusetts · www.anaqua.com Bergen, Norway · www.actio.no
eResearch Technology, Inc. 2016-03-08 BioClinica, Inc. 2020-12-10 5
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.ert.com Princeton, New Jersey · www.bioclinica.com
eResearch Technology, Inc. 2016-03-08 Exco InTouch Ltd. 2016-12-08 4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.ert.com Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom · www.excointouch.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Medical Products 4 (20%) - 6 (11%) 1.4B (39%)
Software 4 (20%) - 6 (11%) 721M (20%)
Business Services 3 (15%) - 6 (11%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) 421M (12%)
Retail - - 3 (5%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) 113M (3%)
Building Materials 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (4%) -
Electronics 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (4%) -
Life Science - - 2 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) 473M (13%)
Plastics - - 1 (2%) 451M (13%)
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Communications - - 1 (2%) -
Food 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (2%) -
Information Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Insurance - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 20 - 55 $3.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 4 (20%) - 33 (60%) 2.9B (80%)
United Kingdom 7 (35%) - 8 (15%) -
United States 3 (15%) - 3 (5%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (10%) - 2 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Italy 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Netherlands 2 (10%) - 2 (4%) -
Belgium 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Switzerland - - 2 (4%) 721M (20%)
Ireland 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Luxembourg 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 4 (20%) - 33 (60%) 2.9B (80%)
Cross-border 16 (80%) - 22 (40%) 721M (20%)
Total 20 - 55 $3.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 19 (95%) - 30 (55%) 1.9B (52%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 17 (31%) 1.2B (34%)
Divestiture - - 4 (7%) 473M (13%)
Stake Purchase 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (2%) -
Total 20 - 55 $3.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 21 (70%) 4.7B (57%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (13%) 3.5B (42%)
Trade Sale 4 (13%) -
Sold to Management 1 (3%) 36M (< 1%)
Total 30 $8.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
4
Rothschild Global Advisory
3
Emendo Capital B.V.
2
Legal Deals
Paul Hastings LLP
4
Latham & Watkins
3
Dechert LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.4B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.1B
< $100M 1 $60M
TOTAL $3.6B
Largest Sebia SA
$1.4B (2014-06-02)
sell # Total
> $1B 4 $6.2B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.0B
< $100M 1 $36M
TOTAL $8.3B
Largest HRA Pharma SA
$2.0B (2021-09-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
56%
31 (56%)
Strategic(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
67%
20 (67%)
Strategic(s)
23%
7 (23%)

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