Cathay Capital Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Cathay Capital Private Equity has acquired 13 companies. It has also invested in 12 others.

Cathay Capital Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (12%) and transportation (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%) and growth capital (28%). In total, Cathay Capital Private Equity has invested in 4 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired The Flexitallic Group for $507M.

In the last 3 years, Cathay Capital Private Equity has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity78
    • M&A Buy Activity70
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 31
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 1

Cathay Capital Private Equity

52 Rue d’Anjou, 2nd Floor,,
Paris, 75008
France
+ 33 1 42 25 28 00
www.cathay.fr
contact@cathay.fr

Cathay Capital Private Equity SAS is a French Chinese private equity firm focused on acquiring businesses in France, Hong Kong, and China. Cathay looks to help Western companies leverage opportunities in China and help Chinese companies leverage Western best practices and partnerships. The Firm looks to invest in businesses generating €5 to €150 million in revenues. Areas of interest include retail, consumer goods, electrical equipment, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, animal healthcare, translation, food, consumer services, and software. Cathay Capital Private Equity SAS was formed in 2007 and is based in Paris. The firm has additional offices in New York and Shanghai.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, E-Commerce, Education, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Food, Franchising, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Packaging, Retail, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 150
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 75
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (6.4/yr) # 38 7 7 16 2 - 70
vol $1.1B $1.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 7 - - - 1 - 8
  78

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Surys 2019-08-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Seine et Marne, France · www.surys.com
Suzhou Yichangqi Network Technology Co., Ltd. 2019-05-01 - Venture
, China · www.huandianwang.com
Finance Active SA 2019-02-04 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.financeactive.com
Beijing Shuguang Technology Development Co., Ltd. 2018-12-01 - Venture
Beijing, China · www.reinlight.cc
Fujian Zongreng Network Co. Ltd. 2018-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fuzhou, China · www.zongteng.com.cn
Qingdao Yeelink Information Technology Co., Ltd. 2018-11-14 - Venture
Qingdao, China · www.yeelight.com
Shanghai Jiuhetang Chinese Medicine Co. Ltd. 2018-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Shanghai, China · www.jiuhetang.net
ABUP 2018-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Shanghai, China · www.abupdate.com
Hangzhou Xijiang Cultural and Creative Co. Ltd. 2018-08-19 - Venture
Hangzhou, China · www.tongshifu.com
Benewake (Beijing) Co., Ltd. 2018-08-18 - Growth Capital
Beijing, China · www.benewake.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Innovative Office Products LLC 2018-02-01 SiS Ergo 2020-09-11 1
Easton, Pennsylvania · www.lcdarms.com Londonderry, New Hampshire · www.sisergo.com
Smart AdServer SAS 2015-03-17 LiquidM DSP 2019-12-18 1
New York, New York · www.smartadserver.com Berlin, Germany · www.liquidm.com
Finance Active SA 2019-02-04 Lucht Probst Associates GmbH 2019-12-16 1
Paris, France · www.financeactive.com Frankfurt am Main, Germany · www.en.l-p-a.com
Datawords 2011-09-21 87 Seconds SA 2018-07-10 1
Paris, France · www.datawords.com Brusssels, Belgium · www.87seconds.com
DESSANGE International SA 2008-07-01 COIFF'Idis s.a. 2016-01-29 2
Paris, France · www.dessange-international.com Darnétal, France · www.coiffidis.fr
DESSANGE International SA 2008-07-01 Fantastic Sams International Corp. 2012-01-18 1
Paris, France · www.dessange-international.com Beverly, Massachusetts · www.fantasticsams.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 6 (11%) - 8 (11%) -
Transportation 5 (9%) - 5 (7%) -
Business Services 3 (6%) - 4 (6%) 34M (3%)
Healthcare Services 3 (6%) - 4 (6%) -
Life Science 2 (4%) - 4 (6%) -
Education 3 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Information Technology 3 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Software 2 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Technology Hardware 3 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Chemicals 2 (4%) 507M (92%) 2 (3%) 507M (48%)
Retail - - 2 (3%) 471M (45%)
Distribution 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Environmental 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Food 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Furniture - - 2 (3%) -
Manufacturing 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Medical Products 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Packaging 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (2%) 42M (8%) 1 (1%) 42M (4%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
Automotive 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Beverages 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Digital Media 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
E-Commerce 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Electronics 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Financial Services 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Franchising 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Total 53 $549M 70 $1.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
China 30 (57%) - 33 (47%) -
France 14 (26%) 507M (92%) 27 (39%) 541M (51%)
United States 6 (11%) 42M (8%) 6 (9%) 42M (4%)
  New York 2 (4%) 42M (8%) 2 (3%) 42M (4%)
  Pennsylvania 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  North Carolina 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Germany 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Italy 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) 471M (45%)
Domestic 14 (26%) 507M (92%) 27 (39%) 541M (51%)
Cross-border 39 (74%) 42M (8%) 43 (61%) 513M (49%)
Total 53 $549M 70 $1.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 12 (23%) - 19 (27%) 34M (3%)
Growth Capital 18 (34%) - 19 (27%) -
Secondary Buyout 11 (21%) 507M (92%) 14 (20%) 978M (93%)
Stake Purchase 2 (4%) - 7 (10%) -
Venture 7 (13%) - 7 (10%) -
Recapitalization 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Divestiture 1 (2%) 42M (8%) 1 (1%) 42M (4%)
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Total 53 $549M 70 $1.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (50%) -
Stake Sale 2 (25%) -
IPO 1 (13%) -
Trade Sale 1 (13%) -
Total 8 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Hogan Lovells
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $978M
< $100M 2 $76M
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest The Flexitallic Group
$507M (2013-05-06)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
95%
21 95%
Strategic(s)
5%
1 5%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
4 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
2 33%

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