AUCTUS Capital Partners AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, AUCTUS Capital Partners AG has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

AUCTUS Capital Partners AG’s most common sectors for investment arehealthcare services (14%) and business services (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (81%) and secondary buyout (11%). In total, AUCTUS Capital Partners AG has invested in 5 different countries.

In the last 3 years, AUCTUS Capital Partners AG has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). AUCTUS Capital Partners AG’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2022 when it sold PharmaLex for $1.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity62
    • M&A Buy Activity46
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 6

AUCTUS Capital Partners AG

Franziskanerstr. 14,
Munich, 81669
Germany
+49 (89) 159 0700 00
www.auctus.com
info@auctus.com

AUCTUS Capital Partners AG targets small-cap and mid-market opportunities in German-speaking countries (primarily Germany, Switzerland and Austria). The Firm focuses on 'sustainable' companies operating in fragmented sectors with strong market positions and growth potential. AUCUTS generally looks to invest in companies valued between €10 and €100 million with revenues of €10 to €150 million. Areas of interest include healthcare, automotive, fine chemicals/pharma, IT/software, education, and business services. The Firm will consider a variety of transaction types including buy-and-build, MBOs, MBIs, and spin-offs/carve-outs. AUCTUS Capital Partners AG was formed in 2001 and is based in Munich.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Education, Electronics, Engineering, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Software, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 150
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 10 100
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 34 4 1 6 1 - 46
Sell (0.4/yr) # 14 - 1 - - 1 16
vol $121M $1.3B $1.4B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
PharmaLex GmbH 2022-09-12 1.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Frankfurt, Germany · www.pharmalex.com
Elplan GmbH 2021-05-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Minden, Germany · www.elplan.de
Energiekonzepte Mitteldeutschland GmbH 2020-12-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Leipzig, Germany · www.ekonzepte-mitteldeutschland.de
Mirabelle Holding 2020-11-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Berlin, Germany
Landbackerei Sommer GmbH 2020-11-11 - Secondary Buyout
Eslohe, Germany · www.landbaeckerei-sommer.de
Pro Engineering AG 2020-10-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Basel, Switzerland · www.proengineering.ch
BlinkLane Consulting 2020-07-23 - Growth Capital
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.blinklane.com
Georg Parlasca Keksfabrik GmbH 2020-02-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Burgdorf, Germany · www.parlasca.com
QuinScape GmbH 2019-05-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dortmund, Germany · www.quinscape.de
valantic GmbH 2019-02-20 - Secondary Buyout
Munich, Germany · www.valantic.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 2 (11%) - 6 (13%) -
Business Services 2 (11%) - 4 (9%) -
Transportation 1 (6%) - 4 (9%) -
Engineering 2 (11%) - 3 (7%) -
Information Technology 2 (11%) - 3 (7%) -
Machinery 1 (6%) - 3 (7%) -
Automotive - - 2 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Services 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
Education - - 2 (4%) -
Food 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
Life Science - - 2 (4%) -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Restaurants 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
Construction - - 1 (2%) -
Electronics - - 1 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (2%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Staffing - - 1 (2%) -
Total 18 - 46 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 14 (78%) - 39 (85%) -
Switzerland 1 (6%) - 3 (7%) -
Italy 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Netherlands 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Portugal 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 14 (78%) - 39 (85%) -
Cross-border 4 (22%) - 7 (15%) -
Total 18 - 46 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 14 (78%) - 37 (80%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (17%) - 5 (11%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (4%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (2%) -
Growth Capital 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 18 - 46 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (50%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (25%) 1.4B (100%)
Trade Sale 3 (19%) -
Merger 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $1.4B

Top M&A Advisors

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2
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1
Legal Deals
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CMS Legal Services EEIG
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Noerr LLP
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Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
$100M to $1B 1 $121M
TOTAL $1.4B
Largest PharmaLex GmbH
$1.3B (2022-09-12)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
11%
5 (11%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
8 (50%)
Strategic(s)
44%
7 (44%)

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