Capvis Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Capvis Equity Partners has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Capvis Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (19%) and machinery (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (65%) and secondary buyout (19%). In total, Capvis Equity Partners 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 Equity Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (46%). Capvis Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Bartec for $676M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity85
    • M&A Buy Activity54
    • M&A Sell Activity31
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 1

Capvis Equity Partners

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, Austria, and Germany. Sectors of interest include machinery, services, consumer goods, automotive, electronics, and chemicals. 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 Zurich with additional offices in Vienna; Kircheim, Germany; and Shanghai, China.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Engineering, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Packaging, Plastics, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 500
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 100
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 43 2 4 2 2 1 54
vol $704M $704M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 27 1 - 2 1 - 31
vol $817M $245M $485M $1.5B
  85

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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 2018-10-22 - Growth Capital
Steinach, Switzerland · www.variosystems.lk
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
Thermamax Hochtemperaturdammungen GmbH 2017-08-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mannheim, Germany · www.thermamax.de
ProXES GmbH 2017-05-18 - Secondary Buyout
Hameln, Germany · www.proxes-group.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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 Group 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 2 (11%) - 10 (19%) 366M (52%)
Machinery 5 (26%) - 7 (13%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (5%) - 5 (9%) -
Medical Products 2 (11%) - 3 (6%) -
Apparel/Textiles 2 (11%) 338M (100%) 2 (4%) 338M (48%)
Automotive - - 2 (4%) -
Beverages - - 2 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Services 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Distribution - - 2 (4%) -
Software 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Electronics - - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Furniture - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Leisure 1 (5%) - 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 19 $338M 54 $704M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Switzerland 7 (37%) - 25 (46%) 366M (52%)
Germany 9 (47%) - 15 (28%) -
Austria 1 (5%) - 5 (9%) -
Italy 2 (11%) 338M (100%) 3 (6%) 338M (48%)
United States - - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom - - 2 (4%) -
Spain - - 1 (2%) -
Belgium - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 7 (37%) - 25 (46%) 366M (52%)
Cross-border 12 (63%) 338M (100%) 29 (54%) 338M (48%)
Total 19 $338M 54 $704M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (37%) - 35 (65%) -
Secondary Buyout 8 (42%) 338M (100%) 10 (19%) 338M (48%)
Growth Capital 3 (16%) - 6 (11%) -
Divestiture 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) 366M (52%)
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 $338M 54 $704M

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 2 $704M
TOTAL $704M
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)
85%
11 85%
Strategic(s)
15%
2 15%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
30%
6 30%
Strategic(s)
70%
14 70%

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