Candover Investments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Candover Investments’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (14%) and leisure (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 3 US states and 12 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Groupe Ayming for $3.9B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (47%). 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 Activity55
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity26
  • Total Sectors Invested 23
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 27
  • 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, Nordic, 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 29 - - - - - 29
vol $17.6B $17.6B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 26 - - - - - 26
vol $18.5B $18.5B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Technogym SpA 2016-04-21 - IPO
Gambettola, Italy · www.technogym.com
Stork Technical Services Holding B.V. 2015-12-07 783M EUR Trade Sale
Utrecht, Netherlands · www.stork.com
Innovia Films Ltd. 2014-04-28 561M EUR Secondary Sale
Cumbria, United Kingdom · www.innoviafilms.com
Grupo Corporativo ONO S.A. 2014-03-17 8.1B EUR Trade Sale
Madrid, Spain · www.ono.es
DX Group plc 2014-02-27 - IPO
Datchet, United Kingdom · www.dxdelivery.com
Qioptiq Group 2013-09-30 - Trade Sale
Kroll, Luxembourg · www.qioptiq.com
Hilding Anders International AB 2013-09-30 - Secondary Sale
Malmo, Sweden · www.hildinganders.com
Capital Safety, Inc. 2011-11-29 1.1B USD Secondary Sale
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 Trade Sale
New York, New York · www.equitytrust.com
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%)
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%)
Furniture - - 1 (3%) 1.1B (6%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) 925M (5%)
Software - - 1 (3%) 541M (3%)
Consumer Products - - 1 (3%) 524M (3%)
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) 468M (3%)
Packaging - - 1 (3%) 361M (2%)
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) 345M (2%)
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Engineering - - 1 (3%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Insurance - - 1 (3%) -
Life Science - - 1 (3%) -
Marine - - 1 (3%) -
Total - - 30 $17.7B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom - - 9 (30%) 5.6B (31%)
Switzerland - - 3 (10%) 886M (5%)
United States - - 3 (10%) 691M (4%)
  Minnesota - - 1 (3%) 468M (3%)
  New York - - 1 (3%) 223M (1%)
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%)
Italy - - 2 (7%) -
France - - 1 (3%) 3.9B (22%)
Bermuda - - 1 (3%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic - - 9 (30%) 5.6B (31%)
Cross-border - - 21 (70%) 12.1B (69%)
Total - - 30 $17.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 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 - - 30 $17.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 12 (46%) 6.2B (33%)
Trade Sale 4 (15%) 3.3B (18%)
IPO 3 (12%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (8%) 8.9B (48%)
Recapitalization 1 (4%) 85M (< 1%)
Merger 1 (4%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 26 $18.5B

Top M&A Advisors

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

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 6 $13.2B
$100M to $1B 9 $4.5B
< $100M 1 $85M
TOTAL $17.7B
Largest Groupe Ayming
$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
Investor(s)
27%
8 (27%)
Strategic(s)
17%
5 (17%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
13 (50%)
Strategic(s)
19%
5 (19%)

FAQ

When was Candover Investments Plc founded?

Candover Investments Plc was founded in 1980.

What type of investor is Candover Investments Plc?

Candover Investments Plc is a private equity firm.

Where is Candover Investments Plc headquartered?

Candover Investments Plc is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does Candover Investments Plc have under management?

Candover Investments Plc has 8.7B EUR under management.

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