BlackFin Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, BlackFin Capital Partners has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 10 others.

BlackFin Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are financial services (24%) and insurance (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (47%) and venture (31%). In total, BlackFin Capital Partners has invested in 7 different countries.

In the last 3 years, BlackFin Capital Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 3

BlackFin Capital Partners

15, rue de Laborde,
Paris, 75008
France
+33 (0)1 75 00 02 30
www.blackfincp.com
contact@blackfincp.com

BlackFin Capital Partners is a private equity firm focusing on financial services across continental Europe. The firm strategy focuses primarily on asset-light businesses in the financial services sector. BlackFin looks to invests €10 - €30 million in companies. BlackFin Capital Partners was formed in 2009 and is based in Paris, France additional office in Germany and France, Belgium.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Distribution, Financial Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 30
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 13 - 3 2 6 2 26
Sell (1.0/yr) # - - - 4 - 1 5
  31

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Memo Bank 2020-06-23 - Venture
Paris, France · www.memo.bank
Cyrus Conseil 2020-03-31 - Stake Purchase
Paris, France · www.cyrusconseil.fr
Akur8 2020-03-12 - Venture
Paris, France · www.akur8-tech.com
Consultim Groupe 2019-04-05 - Stake Purchase
Vertou, France · www.consultim.com
Bonnfinanz AG 2019-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bonn, Germany · www.bonnfinanz.de
Viabill 2019-02-07 - Venture
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.viabill.com
Descartes Underwriting 2019-02-06 - Venture
Puteaux, France · www.descartesunderwriting.com
Pretto 2019-02-05 - Venture
Paris, France · www.pretto.fr
Agicap 2019-01-01 - Venture
, France · www.agicap.fr
Ravelin Technology 2018-09-11 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.ravelin.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
New Access SA 2015-10-18 FIS Global - Ambit Private Banking Business 2017-04-10 1
Geneva, Switzerland · www.newaccess.ch Jacksonville, Florida
Comparadise SAS 2013-11-12 mutuelle-conseil.com 2013-11-12 5
Marseille, France · www.comparadise.com Marseille, France
Comparadise SAS 2013-11-12 Devismutuelle 2013-11-12 4
Marseille, France · www.comparadise.com Marseille, France · www.devismutuelle.com
Comparadise SAS 2013-11-12 MisterAssur 2013-11-12 3
Marseille, France · www.comparadise.com Paris, France · www.misterassur.com
Comparadise SAS 2013-11-12 KelAssur 2013-11-12 2
Marseille, France · www.comparadise.com Marseille, France · www.kelassur.com
Comparadise SAS 2013-11-12 Kredity 2013-11-12 1
Marseille, France · www.comparadise.com Marseille, France · www.kredity.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 4 (22%) - 6 (23%) -
Insurance 3 (17%) - 5 (19%) -
Internet Software and Services 4 (22%) - 5 (19%) -
Software 4 (22%) - 5 (19%) -
Information Technology 3 (17%) - 3 (12%) -
Business Services - - 2 (8%) -
Total 18 - 26 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 11 (61%) - 16 (62%) -
Netherlands 3 (17%) - 3 (12%) -
United Kingdom 1 (6%) - 2 (8%) -
Germany 1 (6%) - 2 (8%) -
Denmark 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Switzerland 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Italy - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 11 (61%) - 16 (62%) -
Cross-border 7 (39%) - 10 (38%) -
Total 18 - 26 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (33%) - 12 (46%) -
Venture 8 (44%) - 8 (31%) -
Growth Capital 1 (6%) - 3 (12%) -
Consolidation 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 - 26 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (40%) -
Stake Sale 1 (20%) -
Trade Sale 1 (20%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (20%) -
Total 5 -

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Legal Deals
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1

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
71%
5 71%
Strategic(s)
29%
2 29%

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