capiton AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, capiton AG has acquired 3 companies.

capiton AG’s most common sectors for investment are machinery (10%) and manufacturing (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (47%) and divestiture (27%). In total, capiton AG has invested in 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired AEMtec for $97M.

In the last 3 years, capiton AG has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). capiton AG’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold nora Systems for $420M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity44
    • M&A Buy Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 10

capiton AG

BleibtreustraBe 33,
Berlin, 10707
Germany
+49 30 31 59 45 0
www.capiton.de
info@capiton.de

capiton AG is a private equity firm that targets management-led buyouts and growth capital financings of small and medium-sized businesses in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Broad sectors of interest include capital goods, consumer goods, services, and healthcare. capiton looks to invest up to €100 million in companies generating sales of €50 to €500 million. The Firm generally looks for control positions when considering opportunities. capiton AG is formed in 1986 and is based in Berlin, Germany.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Packaging, Renewable Energy, Retail, Safety/Security, Staffing, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 500
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 100
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 26 1 - 2 1 - 30
vol $32M $97M $128M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 7 4 - 2 1 - 14
vol $665M $420M $1.1B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
LAP GmbH Laser Applikationen 2019-06-18 - Secondary Buyout
Lüneburg, Germany · www.lap-laser.com
GPE Plast Engineering GmbH 2019-05-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Neumunster, Germany · www.gpe-group.de
Euro Vital Pharma GmbH 2018-10-03 - Divestiture
Hamburg, Germany · www.eurovitalpharma.de
AEMtec GmbH 2018-09-25 97M EUR Divestiture
Berlin, Germany · www.aemtec.com
nora Systems GmbH 2018-06-14 420M USD Add-on Acquisition
Weinheim, Germany · www.nora.com
Prefere Resins Holding GmbH 2018-05-11 - Secondary Buyout
Erkner, Germany · www.prefereresins.com
Zytoservice Deutschland GmbH 2016-11-01 - Secondary Buyout
Hamburg, Germany · www.zytoservice.de
Schur International a/s 2016-07-22 - Secondary Buyout
Horsens, Denmark · www.schur.com
Poli-Tape Klebefolien GmbH 2016-07-01 - Stake Purchase
Remagen, Germany · www.poli-flex.de
Hamm-Reno-Group GmbH & Co. KG 2016-04-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Osnabruck, Germany · www.hr-group.de
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Machinery 1 (8%) - 3 (10%) -
Manufacturing 2 (15%) - 3 (10%) -
Electronics 2 (15%) 97M (100%) 2 (7%) 97M (75%)
Food - - 2 (7%) 32M (25%)
Building Materials 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (7%) -
Engineering - - 2 (7%) -
Life Science 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Automotive 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Beverages - - 1 (3%) -
Business Services - - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Furniture - - 1 (3%) -
Packaging - - 1 (3%) -
Plastics 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Retail 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 $97M 30 $128M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 13 (100%) 97M (100%) 27 (90%) 128M (100%)
Denmark - - 1 (3%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (3%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 13 (100%) 97M (100%) 27 (90%) 128M (100%)
Cross-border - - 3 (10%) -
Total 13 $97M 30 $128M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (46%) - 14 (47%) -
Divestiture 3 (23%) 97M (100%) 8 (27%) 128M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (8%) - 4 (13%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (15%) - 2 (7%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 $97M 30 $128M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (57%) 270M (25%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (21%) 814M (75%)
IPO 1 (7%) -
Sold to Management 1 (7%) -
Stake Sale 1 (7%) -
Total 14 $1.1B

Top M&A Advisors

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1
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1
Legal Deals
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2
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
1
CMS Legal Services EEIG
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $128M
TOTAL $128M
Largest AEMtec GmbH
$97M (2018-09-25)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.1B
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest nora Systems GmbH
$420M (2018-06-14)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
13%
1 13%
Strategic(s)
88%
7 88%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
64%
7 64%
Strategic(s)
36%
4 36%

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