Benson Oak s.r.o. Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Benson Oak s.r.o.’s most common sectors for investment are insurance (23%) and internet software and services (23%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (67%) and growth capital (23%). In total, Benson Oak s.r.o. has invested in 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Benson Oak s.r.o. has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). Benson Oak s.r.o.’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2009 when it sold HERBACOS RECORDATI s.r.o. for $21M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 2

Benson Oak s.r.o.

Rašínovo nábřeží 78,
Prague, 120 00
Czech Republic
+420 226 211 711
www.bensonoak.cz
boc@bensonoak.com

Benson Oak Capital is an independent private equity firm focused on investing in 'leading' small to medium-size enterprises in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Firm looks to invest €5 to €30 million to support buyout and control growth equity transactions. Benson Oak was formed in 1991 and is based in Prague.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Distribution, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Retail, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: Eastern Europe, Middle East

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 30
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
Sell (0.2/yr) # 5 - - - - 1 6
vol $21M $21M
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Klikpojisteni.cz, a.s. 2020-05-20 - Secondary Buyout
Prague, Czech Republic · www.klikpojisteni.cz
AVG Technologies N.V. 2012-02-02 - IPO
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.avg.com
ETA a.s 2011-10-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Hlinsko, Czech Republic · www.eta.cz
Click Insurance, a.s. 2011-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Prague 1, Czech Republic · www.bensonoak.com
Klikpojisteni.cz, a.s. 2011-08-01 - Growth Capital
Prague, Czech Republic · www.klikpojisteni.cz
Plastkov Group 2010-02-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Hlinsko, Czech Republic
HERBACOS RECORDATI, s.r.o. 2009-01-19 21M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Pardubice, Czech Republic · www.recordati.cz
HERBACOS RECORDATI, s.r.o. 2007-08-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Pardubice, Czech Republic · www.recordati.cz
BOCHEMIE a.s. 2007-08-01 - Growth Capital
Bohumin, Czech Republic · www.bochemie.cz
ETA a.s 2007-06-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hlinsko, Czech Republic · www.eta.cz
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Insurance - - 2 (22%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (22%) -
Automotive - - 1 (11%) -
Chemicals 1 (100%) - 1 (11%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (11%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (11%) -
Retail - - 1 (11%) -
Total 1 - 9 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Czech Republic 1 (100%) - 7 (78%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (11%) -
Slovakia - - 1 (11%) -
Domestic 1 (100%) - 7 (78%) -
Cross-border - - 2 (22%) -
Total 1 - 9 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 6 (67%) -
Growth Capital 1 (100%) - 2 (22%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (11%) -
Total 1 - 9 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (50%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (17%) 21M (100%)
IPO 1 (17%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (17%) -
Total 6 $21M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
CORPIN a.s.
1
Legal Deals
Weinhold Legal, v.o.s. advokatni kancelar
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $21M
TOTAL $21M
Largest HERBACOS RECORDATI, s.r.o.
$21M (2009-01-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
20%
1 20%
Strategic(s)
80%
4 80%

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