BPE Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, BPE has acquired 4 companies.

BPE’s most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (25%) and consumer products (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (79%) and divestiture (15%). In total, BPE has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired WENDT SIT KG for $113M.

In the last 3 years, BPE has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (47%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity43
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 2

BPE

BPE Private Equity GmbH

Schleusenbrücke 1,
Hamburg, 20354
Germany
+040-36 15 70-0
www.bpe.de
info@bpe.de

BPE is a generalist private equity firm focused on acquiring small and medium-sized companies located in German speaking countries. Generally, BPE looks for situations allowing for control and seeks businesses with sales of €10 to €100 million. BPE's investment horizon is five to ten years. BPE was formed in 1998 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Food, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 23 1 1 2 1 - 28
vol $113M $113M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 13 1 - - 1 - 15
  43

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bahama GmbH 2023-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Reichshof, Germany · www.bahama.de
epis Automation GmbH & Co. KG 2023-09-18 - Trade Sale
Albstadt, Germany · www.epis.de
OPEN Digitalgruppe GmbH 2022-08-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cologne, Germany · www.open.de
DeutschAkademie Gruppe GmbH 2022-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hamburg, Germany · www.deutschakademie.de
farmermobil GmbH 2021-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Laer, Germany · www.farmermobil.com
DuoTherm Rolladen GmbH 2020-11-19 - Trade Sale
Nettersheim, Germany · www.duotherm-rolladen.de
SEALABLE Solutions GmbH 2020-04-28 - Divestiture
Waltershausen, Germany · www.seal-able.com
BE-terna GmbH 2018-11-27 - Secondary Sale
Innsbruck, Austria · www.be-terna.com
Greif-Velox Maschinenfabrik GmbH 2018-07-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lübeck, Germany · www.greif-velox.com
CEDS Duradrive GmbH 2018-05-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Salzbergen, Germany · www.ceds-duradrive.de
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 4 (33%) - 7 (25%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (8%) - 3 (11%) 113M (100%)
Consumer Products 2 (17%) - 3 (11%) -
Food - - 2 (7%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (7%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (4%) -
Automotive 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Education 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Engineering 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Machinery 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (4%) -
Software - - 1 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (4%) -
Total 12 - 28 $113M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 12 (100%) - 27 (96%) 113M (100%)
Austria - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 12 (100%) - 27 (96%) 113M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (4%) -
Total 12 - 28 $113M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 11 (92%) - 22 (79%) -
Divestiture 1 (8%) - 4 (14%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (7%) 113M (100%)
Total 12 - 28 $113M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 7 (47%) -
Trade Sale 4 (27%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (13%) -
Merger 1 (7%) -
Sold to Management 1 (7%) -
Total 15 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
2
Carlsquare GmbH
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $113M
TOTAL $113M
Largest WENDT SIT GmbH & Co. KG
$113M (2007-06-27)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
2 (7%)
Strategic(s)
14%
4 (14%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
47%
7 (47%)
Strategic(s)
47%
7 (47%)

FAQ

When was BPE founded?

BPE was founded in 1998.

What type of investor is BPE?

BPE is a private equity firm.

Where is BPE headquartered?

BPE is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany.

How much capital does BPE have under management?

BPE has 360M EUR under management.

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