Axcel Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Axcel has acquired 15 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Axcel’s most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (12%) and consumer products (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (62%) and secondary buyout (18%). In total, Axcel has invested in 6 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Axcel has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (30%). Axcel’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Icopal AS for $965M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity103
    • M&A Buy Activity63
    • M&A Sell Activity40
  • Total Sectors Invested 28
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 3

Axcel

Sankt Annæ Plads 10,
Copenhagen, 1250
Denmark
+45 333 66 999
www.axcel.dk
axcel@axcel.dk

Axcel Management AS is a private equity firm focused on mid-market buyouts in Denmark and Sweden. Axcel primarily seeks companies with a strong Danish or Swedish base and international potential. The Firm looks to invest in companies with revenues of DKK 250 million (€ 35 million) to DKK 4 billion (€ 535 million). Axcel prefers majority positions. Axcel Management A/S was formed in 1994. The Firm is based in Copenhagen with an additional office in Stockholm.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Construction, Education, Electronics, Furniture, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Publishing, Retail, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Geographic Preferences: Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 35 535
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (4.2/yr) # 42 5 3 7 2 4 63
Sell (1.6/yr) # 32 2 4 - - 2 40
vol $2.1B $2.1B
  103

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Voff Premium Pet Food 2022-07-13 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.voff.pet
European Sperm Bank ApS 2022-05-30 - Secondary Buyout
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.europeanspermbank.com
IT Relation A/S 2022-05-18 - Secondary Buyout
Herning, Denmark · www.itm8.com
Aidian Oy 2022-02-22 - Secondary Buyout
Espoo, Finland · www.aidian.eu
Danx A/S 2022-01-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ishøj, Denmark · www.danx.com
Picca Automation A/S 2022-01-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Soborg, Denmark · www.picca.dk
ProData Consult A/S 2021-07-01 - Secondary Buyout
Hvidovre, Denmark · www.prodataconsult.com
VetGruppen 2021-06-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.vetgruppen.dk
Moment A/S 2020-11-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.moment.dk
TeamVikaren 2020-11-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Aarhus, Denmark · www.teamvikaren.dk
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Danx A/S 2022-01-12 Carousel Logistics Ltd. 2022-01-12 1
Ishøj, Denmark · www.danx.com Kent, United Kingdom · www.carousel.eu
Moment A/S 2020-11-26 Eterni Gruppen AS 2021-07-02 1
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.moment.dk Bergen, Norway · www.eterni.no
Frontmatec Group 2016-07-12 Frontmatec A/S 2016-07-12 7
Kolding, Denmark · www.frontmatec.com Skive, Denmark
Frontmatec Group 2016-07-12 Accles & Shelvoke Ltd. 2016-07-12 6
Kolding, Denmark · www.frontmatec.com Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom · www.acclesandshelvoke.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 3 (12%) - 7 (11%) -
Consumer Products 3 (12%) - 6 (10%) -
Manufacturing - - 5 (8%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 4 (6%) -
Building Materials - - 4 (6%) -
Business Services 2 (8%) - 4 (6%) -
Machinery 2 (8%) - 4 (6%) -
Staffing 4 (16%) - 4 (6%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
Automotive 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
Software 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (2%) -
Communications - - 1 (2%) -
Construction - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Electronics - - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Environmental 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Furniture - - 1 (2%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) -
Marine - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Plastics - - 1 (2%) -
Retail - - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 25 - 63 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Denmark 17 (68%) - 46 (74%) -
Sweden 5 (20%) - 11 (18%) -
Finland 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
Norway 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Belgium - - 1 (2%) -
Slovakia - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 17 (68%) - 46 (74%) -
Cross-border 8 (32%) - 16 (26%) -
Total 25 - 62 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (32%) - 39 (62%) -
Secondary Buyout 8 (32%) - 11 (17%) -
Growth Capital 5 (20%) - 7 (11%) -
Consolidation 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
Divestiture 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Total 25 - 63 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 14 (35%) 1.3B (60%)
Trade Sale 10 (25%) -
Sold to Management 6 (15%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (13%) 844M (40%)
Unknown 2 (5%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Stake Sale 1 (3%) -
Total 40 $2.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deloitte
2
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray LLP
1
Moalem Weitemeyer
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $2.0B
< $100M 1 $74M
TOTAL $2.1B
Largest Icopal AS
$965M (2007-07-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
11 (17%)
Strategic(s)
6%
4 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
13 (33%)
Strategic(s)
20%
8 (20%)

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