AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE KGaA Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE KGaA has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE KGaA’s most common sectors for investment are business services (9%) and retail (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (44%) and divestiture (42%). In total, AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE KGaA has invested in 1 US state 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 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (59%). 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 Activity58
    • M&A Buy Activity46
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 9

AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA

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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 (3.6/yr) # 28 7 5 3 3 - 46
vol $248M $248M
Sell (1.6/yr) # 4 2 2 1 3 - 12
vol $72M $248M $372M $692M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Nestor Primecare Services Ltd. 2018-12-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Hellanor A/S 2018-11-12 - Divestiture
Nittedal, Norway · www.hellanor.no
Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd. 2018-07-24 - Secondary Buyout
Peterborough, United Kingdom · www.idealshoppingdirect.co.uk
Connect Books Ltd. 2018-02-15 - Divestiture
Norwich, United Kingdom · www.bertrams.com
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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. - 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
Business Services 2 (5%) - 4 (9%) 248M (100%)
Consumer Products 3 (8%) - 4 (9%) -
Retail 4 (11%) - 4 (9%) -
Education 2 (5%) - 3 (7%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (8%) - 3 (7%) -
Apparel/Textiles 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%) -
Information Technology - - 2 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Technology Hardware 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Transportation 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Aerospace 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Automotive 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Construction 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%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Staffing 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 37 - 46 $248M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 13 (35%) - 17 (37%) -
United Kingdom 14 (38%) - 14 (30%) -
Netherlands 1 (3%) - 3 (7%) 248M (100%)
France 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Denmark 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Switzerland - - 2 (4%) -
United States 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Spain 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Belgium 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Ireland 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Norway 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Sweden - - 1 (2%) -
Total 37 - 46 $248M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 16 (43%) - 20 (43%) -
Divestiture 14 (38%) - 19 (41%) 248M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 4 (11%) - 4 (9%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (8%) - 3 (7%) -
Total 37 - 46 $248M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 6 (50%) 248M (36%)
Secondary Sale 3 (25%) 372M (54%)
Divestiture 1 (8%) 50M (7%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (8%) 23M (3%)
Sold to Management 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $692M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Mummert & Company Corporate Finance GmbH
2
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Deloitte
1
Legal Deals
Jones Day
1
Ernst & Young - Law
1
Eversheds LLP
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 2 $72M
TOTAL $692M
Largest SOLIDUS SOLUTIONS Holding B.V.
$372M (2019-06-28)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
17%
4 17%
Strategic(s)
83%
19 83%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
27%
3 27%
Strategic(s)
73%
8 73%

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