Catalyst Principal Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Catalyst Principal Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Catalyst Principal Partners’ most common sectors for investment are food (25%) and consumer products (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include stake purchase (50%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%). In total, Catalyst Principal Partners has invested in 5 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is stake purchase (100%). Catalyst Principal Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Goodlife Pharmacy for $22M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Advisors 1

Catalyst Principal Partners

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www.catalystprincipal.com

Catalyst Principal Partners is a privat equity firm focused on investing in emerging and mid-sized companies operating in Eastern Africa. Catalyst looks to invest $5 to $20 million per transaction and typically pursues companies in the consumer goods, retail, financial services, business services, industrials, manufacturing, technology, and communications sectors. Catalyst Principal Partners was formed in 2009 and is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Financial Services, Information Technology, Marketing, Retail

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

Geographic Preferences: Africa

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 20
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 4 1 2 - 1 - 8
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
vol $22M $22M
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mammoth Foam Africa 2019-01-09 - Consolidation
, Uganda
Britania Foods Ltd. 2017-05-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nairobi, Kenya
Kensta Group 2017-04-24 - Stake Purchase
Nairobi, Kenya · www.kensta.com
Goodlife Pharmacy Ltd. 2016-11-23 22M USD Stake Purchase
Nairobi, Kenya · www.goodlife.africa.com
Zenufa Laboratories S.P.R.L. 2016-10-10 - Stake Purchase
Kinshasa, Congo · www.zenufa.com
Mimosa Pharmacy Ltd. 2014-09-08 - Stake Purchase
Nairobi, Kenya · www.mimosapharmacy.com
EFFCO Tanzania Ltd. 2014-02-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania · www.effco.co.tz
Yes Brand Food & Beverages Plc 2013-05-15 - Stake Purchase
, Ethiopia
Chai Bora Ltd. 2013-01-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania · www.chaibora.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Mammoth Foam Africa 2019-01-09 Superfoam Ltd. 2019-01-09 3
, Uganda Nairobi, Kenya · www.superfoam.co.ke
Mammoth Foam Africa 2019-01-09 Vitafoam Africa Ltd. 2019-01-09 2
, Uganda Blantyre, Malawi · www.vitafoamaltd.com
Mammoth Foam Africa 2019-01-09 Euroflex Ltd. 2019-01-09 1
, Uganda Kampala, Uganda

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 2 (25%) - 2 (25%) -
Consumer Products 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Life Science 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Machinery 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Publishing 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Retail 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 8 - 8 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Kenya 3 (38%) - 3 (38%) -
Tanzania 2 (25%) - 2 (25%) -
Congo 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Ethiopia 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Uganda 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 8 - 8 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Stake Purchase 4 (50%) - 4 (50%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (38%) - 3 (38%) -
Consolidation 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 8 - 8 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Stake Sale 1 (100%) 22M (100%)
Total 1 $22M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Anjarwalla & Khanna (ALN)
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $22M
TOTAL $22M
Largest Goodlife Pharmacy Ltd.
$22M (2016-11-23)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%