capiton AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, capiton AG has acquired 13 companies.

capiton AG’s most common sectors for investment aremachinery (12%) and life science (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (55%) and divestiture (20%). In total, capiton AG has invested in 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired AEMtec for $118M.

In the last 3 years, capiton AG has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (43%). 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 Activity61
    • M&A Buy Activity42
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 26
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • M&A Advisors 19

capiton AG

Bleibtreustraße 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 AG looks to invest with a turnover of between €50 and €300 million and usually invest between €20 and €60 million. The Firm generally looks for control positions when considering opportunities. capiton AG was established in 1999 and is based in Berlin, Germany.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Retail, Semiconductors, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 300
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 60
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 28 1 4 1 4 4 42
vol $32M $118M $150M
Sell (1.6/yr) # 11 1 4 1 1 1 19
vol $665M $420M $1.1B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Kutterer Mauer AG 2021-08-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Karlsruhe, Germany · www.kutterermauer.com
Stürtz Group 2021-07-26 - Secondary Buyout
Neustadt, Germany · www.stuertz.com
Axxence Aromatic GmbH 2021-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Emmerich, Germany · www.axxence.de
Engelmann Sensor GmbH 2021-04-27 - Secondary Buyout
Wiesloch-Baiertal, Germany · www.engelmann.de
The Wundexperten GmbH 2021-03-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Senden, Germany · www.wundex.com
CEDES AG 2020-09-07 - Divestiture
Landquart, Switzerland · www.cedes.com
Trioptics GmbH 2020-07-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Wedel, Germany · www.trioptics.com
MiP Pharma Holding GmbH 2020-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Blieskastel, Germany · www.mip-pharma.de
AlphaPet Ventures GmbH 2020-02-20 - Secondary Buyout
Munich, Germany · www.alpha.pet
Dietrich Engineering Consultants S.A. 2020-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ecublens, Switzerland · www.dec-group.net
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Dietrich Engineering Consultants S.A. 2020-01-01 Extract Technology Ltd. 2021-07-01 2
Ecublens, Switzerland · www.dec-group.net Huddersfield, United Kingdom · www.extract-technology.com
Dietrich Engineering Consultants S.A. 2020-01-01 Inno4Life B.V. 2020-04-09 1
Ecublens, Switzerland · www.dec-group.net Breda, Netherlands · www.inno4life.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Machinery 2 (11%) - 5 (12%) -
Life Science 3 (17%) - 4 (10%) -
Chemicals 1 (6%) - 3 (7%) -
Electronics 1 (6%) 118M (100%) 2 (5%) 118M (79%)
Food - - 2 (5%) 32M (21%)
Business Services 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Engineering - - 2 (5%) -
Information Technology 2 (11%) - 2 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (5%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (5%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Beverages - - 1 (2%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
E-Commerce 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Furniture - - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Packaging - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Retail 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) -
Semiconductors 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Software 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Staffing - - 1 (2%) -
Total 18 $118M 42 $150M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 14 (78%) 118M (100%) 35 (83%) 150M (100%)
Switzerland 4 (22%) - 5 (12%) -
Denmark - - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 14 (78%) 118M (100%) 35 (83%) 150M (100%)
Cross-border 4 (22%) - 7 (17%) -
Total 18 $118M 42 $150M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (56%) - 23 (55%) -
Divestiture 3 (17%) 118M (100%) 8 (19%) 150M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (6%) - 5 (12%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (17%) - 4 (10%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 18 $118M 42 $150M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (47%) 270M (25%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (21%) 814M (75%)
Trade Sale 2 (11%) -
IPO 1 (5%) -
Sold to Management 1 (5%) -
Stake Sale 1 (5%) -
Unknown 1 (5%) -
Total 19 $1.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
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4
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2
Legal Deals
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5
Allen & Overy LLP
4
Clifford Chance LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $118M
< $100M 1 $32M
TOTAL $150M
Largest AEMtec GmbH
$118M (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
Investor(s)
7%
3 (7%)
Strategic(s)
19%
8 (19%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
42%
8 (42%)
Strategic(s)
37%
7 (37%)

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