Candover Investments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Candover Investments’ most common sectors for investment are business services (14%) and media (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (44%) and secondary buyout (27%). In total, Candover Investments has invested in 4 US states and 12 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Alma Consulting Group for $3.9B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (48%). Candover Investments’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Grupo Corporativo ONO S.A. for $8.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity54
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity25
  • Total Sectors Invested 22
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 32
  • M&A Advisors 8

Candover Investments Plc

34 Lime Street,
London, EC3M 7AT
United Kingdom,
+44 (0)20 7489 9848
www.candoverinvestments.com
info@candover.com

Candover Investments is a private equity firm that targets investments in European and Asian companies operating in broad range of industries. Candover's primary focus is on businesses located in Western Europe; including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, and Spain. However, the Firm also considers opportunities in Asia and Eastern Europe. The Firm's target investment size is €150 to €500 million in businesses valued between €500 million and €5 billion. Sectors of interest include media, financial services, support services, leisure, healthcare, technology, and industrial. Candover Investments was formed in 1980 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Furniture, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Publishing, Safety/Security, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific, Central Asia/India

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 150 500
Enterprise Value 500 5,000
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 29 - - - - - 29
vol $17.6B $17.6B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 24 1 - - - - 25
vol $18.5B $18.5B
  54

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Hilding Anders AB 2016-11-29 - Secondary Buyout
Malmo, Sweden · www.hildinganders.se
Stork Technical Services Holding B.V. 2015-12-07 783M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Utrecht, Netherlands · www.stork.com
Innovia Films Ltd. 2014-04-28 561M EUR Secondary Buyout
Cumbria, United Kingdom · www.innoviafilms.com
Grupo Corporativo ONO S.A. 2014-03-17 8.1B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Madrid, Spain · www.ono.es
DX Group plc 2014-02-27 - IPO
London, United Kingdom · www.dxdelivery.com
Qioptiq Group 2013-09-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Kroll, Luxembourg · www.qioptiq.com
Capital Safety, Inc. 2011-11-29 1.1B USD Secondary Buyout
Red Wing, Minnesota · www.capitalsafety.com
Kabel Deutschland GmbH 2011-07-01 - Sold to Management
Unterfohring, Germany · www.kabeldeutschland.de
Equity Trust Holding sarl 2010-09-13 394M EUR Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.equitytrust.com
Gala Coral Group Ltd. 2010-06-20 - Secondary Buyout
Essex, United Kingdom · www.galagroup.co.uk
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services - - 4 (13%) 4.2B (24%)
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 2 (7%) 3.3B (19%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (7%) 1.6B (9%)
Manufacturing - - 2 (7%) 333M (2%)
Leisure - - 2 (7%) -
Media - - 2 (7%) -
Communications - - 1 (3%) 2.5B (14%)
Gaming - - 1 (3%) 1.9B (11%)
Publishing - - 1 (3%) 1.2B (7%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) 925M (5%)
Software - - 1 (3%) 541M (3%)
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) 468M (3%)
Packaging - - 1 (3%) 361M (2%)
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) 345M (2%)
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (100%) - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Engineering - - 1 (3%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Insurance - - 1 (3%) -
Life Science - - 1 (3%) -
Marine - - 1 (3%) -
Total 1 - 30 $17.7B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom - - 8 (27%) 5.6B (31%)
United States - - 4 (13%) 691M (4%)
  Minnesota - - 1 (3%) 468M (3%)
  New York - - 1 (3%) 223M (1%)
  Maryland - - 1 (3%) -
Switzerland - - 3 (10%) 886M (5%)
Italy 1 (100%) - 2 (7%) -
Spain - - 2 (7%) 2.5B (14%)
Sweden - - 2 (7%) 1.6B (9%)
Germany - - 2 (7%) 1.2B (7%)
Norway - - 2 (7%) 925M (5%)
Luxembourg - - 2 (7%) 333M (2%)
France - - 1 (3%) 3.9B (22%)
Bermuda - - 1 (3%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic - - 8 (27%) 5.6B (31%)
Cross-border 1 (100%) - 22 (73%) 12.1B (69%)
Total 1 - 30 $17.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (100%) - 13 (43%) 7.1B (40%)
Secondary Buyout - - 8 (27%) 8.0B (45%)
Divestiture - - 5 (17%) 2.3B (13%)
Stake Purchase - - 2 (7%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (3%) 345M (2%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) 85M (< 1%)
Total 1 - 30 $17.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 12 (48%) 6.2B (33%)
Trade Sale 4 (16%) 3.3B (18%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (8%) 8.9B (48%)
IPO 2 (8%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) 85M (< 1%)
Merger 1 (4%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 25 $18.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
3
Castlegreen Partners LLP
2
Barons Financial Services SA
1
Legal Deals
Clifford Chance LLP
1
Linklaters LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 6 $13.2B
$100M to $1B 9 $4.5B
< $100M 1 $85M
TOTAL $17.7B
Largest Alma Consulting Group
$3.9B (2007-12-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 5 $13.6B
$100M to $1B 7 $4.8B
< $100M 1 $85M
TOTAL $18.5B
Largest Grupo Corporativo ONO S.A.
$8.1B (2014-03-17)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
64%
9 64%
Strategic(s)
36%
5 36%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
78%
18 78%
Strategic(s)
22%
5 22%

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