BPE Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, BPE Private Equity has acquired 1 company.

BPE Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (14%) and test/measurement equipment (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (78%) and divestiture (14%). In total, BPE Private Equity has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired WENDT SIT KG for $113M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (62%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity35
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 1

BPE Private Equity GmbH

Schleusenbrucke 1, Ecke Neuer Wall,
Hamburg, 20354
Germany,
+040-36 15 70-0
www.bpe.de
info@bpe.de

BPE Private Equity is a generalist private equity firm focused on investing in small and medium-sized companies located in German speaking countries. Generally, BPE looks for situations allowing for control and looks for transactions valued up to €50 million. Target companies typically generate sales of €15 to €200 million. BPE transactions size ranging from €15 to €35 million. BPE's investment horizon is five to ten years. BPE Private Equity was formed in 1997 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), Divestiture, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 15 200
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 15 35
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 20 1 1 - - - 22
vol $113M $113M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 12 1 - - - - 13
  35

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
DuoTherm Rolladen GmbH 2017-02-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nettersheim, Germany · www.duotherm-rolladen.de
BEDAV GmbH 2016-03-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Leipzig, Germany · www.be-terna.com
wekaHolzbau GmbH 2016-03-01 - Secondary Buyout
Neubrandenburg, Germany · www.weka-holzbau.com
terna GmbH 2015-12-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Innsbruck, Austria · www.terna.com
epis Automation GmbH & Co. KG 2015-11-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Albstadt, Germany · www.epis.de
Seitz Heimtiernahrung GmbH & Co. KG 2015-06-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Langwedel, Germany · www.seitz-tiernahrung.de
Römheld & Moelle Eisengießerei GmbH 2014-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mainz, Germany · www.roemheld-moelle.de
Karl Kemper GmbH 2014-07-01 - Secondary Buyout
Borken, Germany · www.karlkemper.de
Walloschke Oberflächentechnik GmbH 2014-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lindlar, Germany · www.walloschke-gmbh.de
Domilens GmbH 2013-11-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Hamburg, Germany · www.domilens.de
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 1 (13%) - 3 (14%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 3 (14%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (9%) 113M (100%)
Consumer Products 1 (13%) - 2 (9%) -
Food - - 2 (9%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (13%) - 2 (9%) -
Software 2 (25%) - 2 (9%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (5%) -
Automotive 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (5%) -
Engineering 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (5%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 8 - 22 $113M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 7 (88%) - 21 (95%) 113M (100%)
Austria 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 7 (88%) - 21 (95%) 113M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 8 - 22 $113M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (100%) - 17 (77%) -
Divestiture - - 3 (14%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (9%) 113M (100%)
Total 8 - 22 $113M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (62%) -
Trade Sale 2 (15%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (15%) -
Sold to Management 1 (8%) -
Total 13 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
2

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
PE Firm(s)
40%
2 40%
Strategic(s)
60%
3 60%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
71%
10 71%
Strategic(s)
29%
4 29%

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