AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE KGaA Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE KGaA has acquired 13 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE KGaA’s most common sectors for investment are retail (9%) and consumer products (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and divestiture (43%). In total, AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE KGaA has invested in 2 US states and 12 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Getronics Global Services BV for $248M.

In the last 3 years, AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE KGaA has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (62%). AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE KGaA’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold SOLIDUS SOLUTIONS Holding B.V. for $372M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity62
    • M&A Buy Activity49
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 28
  • M&A Advisors 10

AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA

Ludwig-Ganghofer-Straße 6,
Grünwald, 82031
Germany
+49 (89) 4520527 0
www.aureliusinvest.com
info@aureliusinvest.de

The AURELIUS Group is an independent investment firm focused on buyouts and spin-offs of Western European middle-market to large companies. The Firm looks to invest €5 to €80 million per transaction in companies valued up to €250 million. AURELIUS is a generalist investor but has a preference for opportunities in the chemicals, information technology, consumer products, business services, and industrials sectors. The AURELIUS Group was formed in 2006 and is based in Grünwald, Germany.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Electronics, Environmental, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Restaurants

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific, Central Asia/India

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 1,000
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 80
Enterprise Value - 250
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (4.2/yr) # 28 7 5 3 3 3 49
vol $248M $248M
Sell (1.8/yr) # 4 2 2 1 3 1 13
vol $72M $248M $372M $71M $763M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
GKN Wheels & Structures 2020-10-19 - Divestiture
Telford, United Kingdom · www.gknwheelsandstructures.com
detailM GmbH 2020-07-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, Germany · www.detailm.com
Woodward, Inc. - RPS Business & Protection Relays Business 2020-02-03 - Divestiture
Fort Collins, Colorado
GHOTEL GmbH 2020-01-16 71M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Bonn, Germany · www.ghotel.de
ZIM Flugsitz GmbH 2019-12-16 - Stake Purchase
Markdorf, Germany · www.zim-flugsitz.com
Scandinavian Cosmetics Group 2019-10-10 - Secondary Buyout
Malmö, Sweden · www.scandinaviancosmeticsgroup.com
Marcus Transport (Bradford) Ltd. 2019-09-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bradford, United Kingdom · www.marcus-transport.co.uk
Knauf Gips KG - Armstrong Ceiling Tiles & Grids Businesses 2019-08-09 - Divestiture
, United States
SOLIDUS SOLUTIONS Holding B.V. 2019-06-28 372M EUR Secondary Buyout
Oude Pekela, Netherlands · www.solidus-solutions.com
GRANOVIT AG 2019-04-01 - Sold to Management
Rinaustrasse, Switzerland · www.kliba-nafag.ch
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Office Depot Europe B.V. 2016-09-23 Office Depot Europe B.V. - Spanish Direct Business Unit 2020-07-31 2
Venlo, Netherlands · www.officedepot.eu Ourense, Spain
Connect Books Ltd. 2018-02-15 Wordery.com Ltd. 2020-05-04 1
Norwich, United Kingdom · www.bertrams.com Norwich, United Kingdom · www.wordery.com
Office Depot Europe B.V. 2016-09-23 Office Depot Europe B.V. - CEE Business 2019-09-26 1
Venlo, Netherlands · www.officedepot.eu Venlo, Netherlands
Conaxess Trade 2015-11-16 Galleberg AS 2018-01-08 1
Søborg, Denmark · www.conaxesstrade.com Skedsmokorset, Norway · www.galleberg.no
PMC Isochem 2010-02-22 Isochem SAS - Pharma Business 2017-12-04 2
Vert Le Petit, France · www.isochem.eu Vert Le Petit, France
PMC Isochem 2010-02-22 Framochem Kft 2014-08-01 1
Vert Le Petit, France · www.isochem.eu Szerviz ut 5, Hungary
LD DIDACTIC GmbH 2009-03-01 ELWE Technik GmbH 2013-04-01 1
Hurth, Germany · www.ld-didactic.de Cremlingen, Germany · www.elwe.com
PMC Isochem 2010-02-22 Wychem Ltd. 2012-11-30 1
Vert Le Petit, France · www.isochem.eu Suffolk, United Kingdom · www.wychem.com
Blaupunkt Brand Management GmbH 2008-12-18 Blaupunkt Embedded Systems GmbH 2011-06-27 1
Schönefeld, Germany · www.blaupunkt.de Schlitz, Germany · www.kwest.de

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 3 (8%) - 4 (8%) -
Retail 4 (10%) - 4 (8%) -
Information Technology - - 3 (6%) 248M (100%)
Business Services 2 (5%) - 3 (6%) -
Education 2 (5%) - 3 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (8%) - 3 (6%) -
Apparel/Textiles 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Automotive 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Building Materials 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Chemicals 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Distribution 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Environmental 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Media 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Technology Hardware 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Transportation 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Aerospace 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Construction 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Diversified 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Electronics 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Forest Products 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Marine 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Staffing 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 40 - 49 $248M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 14 (35%) - 18 (37%) -
United Kingdom 15 (38%) - 15 (31%) -
Netherlands 1 (3%) - 3 (6%) 248M (100%)
United States 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Colorado 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
France 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Denmark 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Switzerland - - 2 (4%) -
Spain 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Belgium 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Ireland 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Norway 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Sweden - - 1 (2%) -
Total 40 - 49 $248M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 16 (40%) - 21 (43%) 248M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 17 (43%) - 21 (43%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (10%) - 4 (8%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (8%) - 3 (6%) -
Total 40 - 49 $248M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 7 (54%) 319M (42%)
Secondary Sale 3 (23%) 372M (49%)
Divestiture 1 (8%) 50M (7%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (8%) 23M (3%)
Sold to Management 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $763M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothschild Global Advisory
2
Mummert & Company Corporate Finance GmbH
2
Deloitte
1
Legal Deals
Goodwin Procter LLP
1
Watson, Farley & Williams LLP
1
Jones Day
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $248M
TOTAL $248M
Largest Getronics Global Services BV
$248M (2012-01-24)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $620M
< $100M 3 $143M
TOTAL $763M
Largest SOLIDUS SOLUTIONS Holding B.V.
$372M (2019-06-28)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
16%
4 16%
Strategic(s)
84%
21 84%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
3 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
9 75%

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