Capvis AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Capvis AG has acquired 9 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Capvis AG’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (20%) and machinery (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (66%) and secondary buyout (19%). In total, Capvis AG has invested in 2 US states and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired SFC KOENIG AG for $366M.

In the last 3 years, Capvis AG has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (46%). Capvis AG’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Bartec for $676M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity86
    • M&A Buy Activity55
    • M&A Sell Activity31
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 1

Capvis AG

Grabenstrasse 17,
Baar, CH-6340
Switzerland
+41 43 300 58 58
www.capvis.com
info@capvis.com

Capvis Equity Partners is a Swiss-based private equity firm focused on buyout, succession, and expansion investments in Switzerland, China, and Germany. Sectors of interest include Healthcare, Industrial Technology, and Advanced Services & Software. Capvis will consider both majority and minority positions. The Firm's investment horizon is four to six years. Capvis Equity Partners was formed in 1990 and is headquartered in Baar with additional offices in Germany and China.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Software, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 43 2 4 2 2 2 55
vol $366M $366M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 27 1 - 2 1 - 31
vol $817M $245M $485M $1.5B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Arag Srl 2020-11-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rubiera, Italy · www.aragnet.com
BSI Business Systems Integration AG 2020-08-19 - Growth Capital
Baden, Switzerland · www.bsi-software.com
The Tertianum Group 2019-12-13 - Divestiture
Zurich, Switzerland · www.tertianum.ch
Xovis AG 2019-05-15 - Secondary Buyout
Zollikofen, Switzerland · www.xovis.com
RENA Technologies GmbH 2019-02-21 - Secondary Buyout
Gütenbach, Germany · www.rena.com
Variosystems AG 2018-10-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Steinach, Switzerland · www.variosystems.com
Lista Holding AG 2018-06-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Erlen, Switzerland · www.lista.com
Amann Girrbach AG 2018-04-11 - Secondary Buyout
Koblach, Austria · www.amanngirrbach.com
Faster S.p.A. 2018-02-19 485M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Rivolta d’Adda CR, Italy · www.fastercouplings.com
tmax Germany GmbH 2017-08-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mannheim, Germany · www.tmaxgroup.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Variosystems AG 2018-10-19 Solve Gmbh 2020-05-01 1
Steinach, Switzerland · www.variosystems.com Buchs, Switzerland · www.solve.ch
Felss Group GmbH 2017-01-18 Heinrich Müller Maschinenfabrik GmbH 2019-04-04 1
Konigsbach-Stein, Germany · www.felss.com Pforzheim, Germany · www.hmp.de
Hennecke GmbH 2016-04-15 OMS Group 2017-11-08 1
Sankt Augustin, Germany · www.hennecke.com Verano Brianza, Italy · www.omsgroup.it

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 3 (20%) - 11 (20%) 366M (100%)
Machinery 3 (20%) - 7 (13%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 4 (7%) -
Medical Products 1 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
Apparel/Textiles 2 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
Automotive - - 2 (4%) -
Beverages - - 2 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Products 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Services 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Distribution - - 2 (4%) -
Software 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Electronics - - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Furniture - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Leisure - - 1 (2%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) -
Packaging - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics - - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Total 15 - 55 $366M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Switzerland 4 (27%) - 25 (45%) 366M (100%)
Germany 7 (47%) - 15 (27%) -
Austria 1 (7%) - 5 (9%) -
Italy 3 (20%) - 4 (7%) -
United States - - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom - - 2 (4%) -
Spain - - 1 (2%) -
Belgium - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 4 (27%) - 25 (45%) 366M (100%)
Cross-border 11 (73%) - 30 (55%) -
Total 15 - 55 $366M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (27%) - 36 (65%) -
Secondary Buyout 7 (47%) - 10 (18%) -
Growth Capital 2 (13%) - 5 (9%) -
Divestiture 2 (13%) - 3 (5%) 366M (100%)
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 15 - 55 $366M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (32%) 729M (47%)
Secondary Sale 6 (19%) 817M (53%)
IPO 6 (19%) -
Trade Sale 4 (13%) -
Unknown 3 (10%) -
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Stake Sale 1 (3%) -
Total 31 $1.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Hengeler Mueller
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $366M
TOTAL $366M
Largest SFC KOENIG AG
$366M (2008-07-21)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.5B
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest Bartec GmbH
$676M (2012-07-17)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
79%
11 79%
Strategic(s)
21%
3 21%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
30%
6 30%
Strategic(s)
70%
14 70%

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