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 28 others.

Cathay Capital Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (10%) and information technology (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (26%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, Cathay Capital Private Equity has invested in 5 US states and 7 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 Activity94
    • M&A Buy Activity86
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 33
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • 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 (9.6/yr) # 38 7 7 16 10 8 86
vol $1.1B $1.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 7 - - - 1 - 8
  94

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Biose Industrie 2020-07-16 - Venture
Aurillac, France · www.microbiome-cdmo.com
Cloudpick 2020-07-02 - Venture
Shanghai, China · www.cloudpick.com
FuturMaster 2020-06-30 - Stake Purchase
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.futurmaster.com
Medwing GmbH 2020-05-26 - Venture
Berlin, Germany · www.medwing.com
AllSense Technology 2020-03-09 - Venture
, China · www.allsenseww.com
Le Wagon 2020-03-03 - Venture
Paris, France · www.lewagon.com
OrderPlus 2020-02-01 - Venture
, China · www.orderplus.com
Dingdong Class 2020-01-01 - Venture
, China · www.ddkt365.com
Universal Medical Imaging 2019-12-02 - Venture
, China
Waytous 2019-12-02 - Venture
, China · www.waytous.com
View All >>

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 (9%) - 8 (9%) -
Information Technology 7 (10%) - 7 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services 6 (9%) 42M (8%) 6 (7%) 42M (4%)
Business Services 4 (6%) - 5 (6%) 34M (3%)
Healthcare Services 4 (6%) - 5 (6%) -
Life Science 3 (4%) - 5 (6%) -
Transportation 5 (7%) - 5 (6%) -
Software 3 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
Education 3 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
Technology Hardware 3 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
Chemicals 2 (3%) 507M (92%) 2 (2%) 507M (48%)
Retail - - 2 (2%) 471M (45%)
Distribution 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
E-Commerce 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (1%) - 2 (2%) -
Engineering 1 (1%) - 2 (2%) -
Environmental 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Food 1 (1%) - 2 (2%) -
Furniture - - 2 (2%) -
Manufacturing 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Medical Products 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Packaging 1 (1%) - 2 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
Automotive 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Beverages 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Digital Media 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Electronics 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Franchising 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Insurance 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 69 $549M 86 $1.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
China 36 (52%) - 39 (45%) -
France 18 (26%) 507M (92%) 31 (36%) 541M (51%)
United States 9 (13%) 42M (8%) 9 (10%) 42M (4%)
  California 3 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
  New York 2 (3%) 42M (8%) 2 (2%) 42M (4%)
  Pennsylvania 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  North Carolina 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Germany 3 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
Italy 1 (1%) - 2 (2%) 471M (45%)
United Kingdom 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Singapore 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 18 (26%) 507M (92%) 31 (36%) 541M (51%)
Cross-border 51 (74%) 42M (8%) 55 (64%) 513M (49%)
Total 69 $549M 86 $1.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 22 (32%) - 22 (26%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 12 (17%) - 19 (22%) 34M (3%)
Growth Capital 18 (26%) - 19 (22%) -
Secondary Buyout 11 (16%) 507M (92%) 14 (16%) 978M (93%)
Stake Purchase 3 (4%) - 8 (9%) -
Recapitalization 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Divestiture 1 (1%) 42M (8%) 1 (1%) 42M (4%)
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Total 69 $549M 86 $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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