Azulis Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Azulis Capital has acquired 2 companies.

Azulis Capital’s most common sectors for investment are retail (10%) and consumer services (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (62%) and growth capital (27%). 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 Activity102
    • M&A Buy Activity63
    • M&A Sell Activity39
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 3

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 €15 to €150 million in sales. Sectors of interest include consumer products and services, manufacturing, communications, healthcare, and chemicals. Azulis generally seeks to commit between €5 and €15 million per transaction. Azulis Capital was formerly known as Banexi Capital and is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Packaging, Publishing, Real Estate, Retail, Safety/Security, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 250
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 15
Enterprise Value 15 150
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 61 - - 1 1 - 63
vol $459M $459M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 34 2 1 1 1 - 39
vol $114M $114M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Lampe Berger SA 2017-08-30 - Secondary Buyout
Bourgtheroulde, France · www.lampeberger.fr
Lagarrigue S.A.S 2016-09-15 - Secondary Buyout
Toulouse, France · www.lagarrigue.com
Altaïr Group 2016-02-24 - Secondary Buyout
Wasquehal, France
Marcel & Fils 2015-10-29 - Secondary Buyout
Venelles, France · www.marceletfils.com
Optimum SA 2015-10-01 - Secondary Buyout
Le Passage , France · www.optimum.tm.fr
Numalliance SAS 2015-04-23 - Secondary Buyout
Saint Michel, France · www.numalliance.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 2 (9%) - 6 (10%) -
Consumer Services 2 (9%) - 5 (8%) -
Medical Products 1 (4%) 425M (93%) 4 (6%) 425M (93%)
Business Services 2 (9%) - 4 (6%) -
Distribution 1 (4%) - 4 (6%) -
Food - - 4 (6%) -
Life Science 2 (9%) - 4 (6%) -
Chemicals 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
Furniture 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (9%) - 3 (5%) -
Machinery - - 3 (5%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (3%) -
Construction 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Marketing 2 (9%) - 2 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (4%) 34M (7%) 1 (2%) 34M (7%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Engineering 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) -
Publishing - - 1 (2%) -
Real Estate 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 23 $459M 63 $459M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 23 (100%) 459M (100%) 63 (100%) 459M (100%)
Total 23 $459M 63 $459M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 16 (70%) 459M (100%) 39 (62%) 459M (100%)
Growth Capital 3 (13%) - 17 (27%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (13%) - 6 (10%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 23 $459M 63 $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

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)
100%
13 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
88%
38 88%
Strategic(s)
12%
5 12%

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