Azulis Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Azulis Capital has acquired 9 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Azulis Capital’s most common sectors for investment are consumer services (9%) and distribution (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (62%) and growth capital (27%). In total, Azulis Capital has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Novasep Holding S.A.S. for $425M.

In the last 3 years, Azulis Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (57%). Azulis Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Gibaud SAS for $114M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity112
    • M&A Buy Activity73
    • M&A Sell Activity39
  • Total Sectors Invested 28
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 4

Azulis Capital

24,rue Royale,
Paris, 75008
France
+33 (0)1 42 98 70 20
www.azuliscapital.fr
contact@azuliscapital.fr

Azulis Capital is a private equity investment firm that targets buyout, recapitalization, and growth capital investments in France. Azulis looks to invest in mid-sized businesses with €20 to €120 million in enterprise value. Sectors of interest include consumer products and services, manufacturing, communications, healthcare, and chemicals. Azulis generally seeks to commit between €7 and €30 million per transaction. Azulis Capital was formerly known as Banexi Capital and is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, E-Commerce, Education, Engineering, Food, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Retail, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 30 80
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 7 30
Enterprise Value 20 120
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 61 2 1 2 6 1 73
vol $459M $459M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 34 2 1 1 1 - 39
vol $114M $114M
  112

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Talis Business School 2020-01-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bordeaux, France · www.talis-bs.com
FRIO Entreprise (La Sommelière Internationale) 2019-10-07 - Secondary Buyout
Arnage, France · www.lasommeliere.com
Eksaé 2019-09-30 - Divestiture
Rueil-Malmaison, France · www.eksae.fr
Radiologie Paris Ouest (RPO) 2019-07-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France · www.radiologieparisouest.com
Ital Passion 2019-06-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, Monaco · www.italpassion.com
Love & Green 2019-05-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lyon, France · www.loveandgreen.fr
Helios Group 2019-02-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, France
Bio-clinic 2019-01-15 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.bioclinic.fr
HolwegWeber Group 2018-05-30 - Secondary Buyout
Molsheim, France · www.holwegweber.com
Jordenen SA 2018-04-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
La Chapelle St Mesmin, France · www.jordenen.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Services 1 (6%) - 6 (8%) -
Distribution 3 (17%) - 6 (8%) -
Food 1 (6%) - 5 (7%) -
Retail 1 (6%) - 5 (7%) -
Medical Products - - 4 (5%) 425M (93%)
Business Services 1 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Life Science - - 4 (5%) -
Chemicals 1 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Furniture - - 3 (4%) -
Machinery - - 3 (4%) -
Marketing 1 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (3%) -
Construction 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (1%) 34M (7%)
E-Commerce 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Engineering 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (1%) -
Software 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Total 18 - 73 $459M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 17 (94%) - 72 (99%) 459M (100%)
Monaco 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 17 (94%) - 72 (99%) 459M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 18 - 73 $459M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 11 (61%) - 45 (62%) 459M (100%)
Growth Capital 3 (17%) - 19 (26%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (11%) - 7 (10%) -
Divestiture 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 18 - 73 $459M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 22 (56%) -
Unknown 11 (28%) -
Trade Sale 5 (13%) 114M (100%)
IPO 1 (3%) -
Total 39 $114M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Canaccord Genuity Corp.
1
Legal Deals
King & Wood Mallesons
2
SJ Berwin LLP
1
Chammas & Marcheteau Avocats
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $425M
< $100M 1 $34M
TOTAL $459M
Largest Novasep Holding S.A.S.
$425M (2007-01-22)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $114M
TOTAL $114M
Largest Gibaud SAS
$114M (2006-12-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
94%
15 94%
Strategic(s)
6%
1 6%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
88%
38 88%
Strategic(s)
12%
5 12%

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