Astorg Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Astorg Partners has acquired 1 company.

Astorg Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (8%) and retail (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (43%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (41%). In total, Astorg Partners has invested in 1 US state and 8 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 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (56%). Astorg Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Linxens SA for $1.7B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity69
    • M&A Buy Activity42
    • M&A Sell Activity27
  • Total Sectors Invested 27
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 17

Astorg Partners

68 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré,
Paris, 75008
France
+33 1 53 05 40 00
www.astorg-partners.com
info@astorg-partners.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 €200 million and €1 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: Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Food, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Plastics, Restaurants, Retail, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 200 1,000
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 31 3 2 3 3 - 42
vol $2.9B $1.2B $4.1B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 19 3 1 2 2 - 27
vol $5.0B $845M $406M $6.2B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Audiotonix Ltd. 2019-12-16 - Stake Purchase
Chessington, United Kingdom · www.audiotonix.com
LGC Ltd. 2019-11-21 - Secondary Buyout
Teddington, United Kingdom · www.lgcgroup.com
M7 Group SA 2019-05-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Luxembourg, Belgium · www.m7group.eu
Acturis Ltd. 2019-03-01 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.acturis.com
Anaqua, Inc. 2019-02-13 - Secondary Buyout
Boston, Massachusetts · www.anaqua.com
Aries Alliance 2018-10-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nantes, France · www.aries-alliance.com
Nemera 2018-10-15 - Secondary Buyout
La Verpillière, France · www.nemera.net
Megadyne Group 2018-07-05 - Secondary Buyout
Mathi, Italy · www.megadynegroup.com
IGM Resins BV 2018-05-07 - Secondary Buyout
Waalwijk, Netherlands · www.igmresins.com
Metrologic Group 2018-04-27 406M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Meylan, France · www.metrologic.fr
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Saverglass SAS 2011-05-11 MD Verre SA 2019-12-04 1
Feuquières, France · www.saverglass.com Mons, Belgium

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 3 (21%) 721M (42%) 3 (7%) 721M (18%)
Business Services - - 3 (7%) -
Retail - - 3 (7%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (5%) 1.4B (34%)
Machinery 1 (7%) 507M (30%) 2 (5%) 507M (12%)
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (5%) 421M (10%)
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) 113M (3%)
Consumer Services 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (5%) -
Life Science 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Manufacturing 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (7%) 473M (28%) 1 (2%) 473M (12%)
Plastics - - 1 (2%) 451M (11%)
Aerospace 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Communications - - 1 (2%) -
Electronics - - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (2%) -
Insurance - - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Packaging 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (2%) -
Staffing 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 14 $1.7B 42 $4.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 6 (43%) 980M (58%) 31 (74%) 3.4B (82%)
United Kingdom 2 (14%) - 3 (7%) -
Switzerland 2 (14%) 721M (42%) 2 (5%) 721M (18%)
Italy 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
United States 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Luxembourg 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Belgium - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 6 (43%) 980M (58%) 31 (74%) 3.4B (82%)
Cross-border 8 (57%) 721M (42%) 11 (26%) 721M (18%)
Total 14 $1.7B 42 $4.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 11 (79%) 980M (58%) 18 (43%) 2.4B (58%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (14%) 721M (42%) 17 (40%) 1.2B (30%)
Divestiture 1 (7%) - 4 (10%) 473M (12%)
Stake Purchase - - 2 (5%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (2%) -
Total 14 $1.7B 42 $4.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 17 (63%) 4.7B (76%)
Trade Sale 4 (15%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (11%) 1.5B (24%)
Sold to Management 2 (7%) 36M (1%)
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Total 27 $6.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bucéphale Finance
2
Rothschild Global Advisory
2
Emendo Capital B.V.
2
Legal Deals
Paul Hastings LLP
2
SJ Berwin LLP
2
Latham & Watkins
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.4B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.6B
< $100M 1 $60M
TOTAL $4.1B
Largest Sebia SA
$1.4B (2014-06-02)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $4.2B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.0B
< $100M 1 $36M
TOTAL $6.2B
Largest Linxens SA
$1.7B (2015-07-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
95%
21 95%
Strategic(s)
5%
1 5%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
82%
27 82%
Strategic(s)
18%
6 18%

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