Cathay Capital Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Cathay Capital Private Equity has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 18 others.

Cathay Capital Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (9%) and internet software and services (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (25%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (22%). In total, Cathay Capital Private Equity has invested in 6 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 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (69%). Cathay Capital Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Finance Active SA for $113M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity105
    • M&A Buy Activity89
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 34
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • M&A Advisors 2

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (7.4/yr) # 52 16 11 8 2 - 89
vol $1.0B $1.0B
Sell (1.8/yr) # 7 1 2 1 3 2 16
vol $113M $113M
  105

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
NeoXam 2022-11-21 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.neoxam.com
Havea Group 2022-06-23 - Secondary Buyout
Montaigu, France · www.havea.com
Artefact SA 2021-12-15 - Going Private
Paris, France · www.artefact.com
Diot Siaci 2021-11-16 - Stake Purchase
Paris, France · www.info.diot-siaci.com
Labelium 2021-07-02 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.labelium.com
Finance Active SA 2021-03-09 113M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.financeactive.com
Smart AdServer SAS 2021-01-27 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.smartadserver.com
AD Education 2020-12-18 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.ad-education.com
Biose Industrie 2020-07-16 - Venture
Aurillac, France · www.microbiome-cdmo.com
Cloudpick 2020-07-02 - Venture
Shanghai, China · www.cloudpick.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Smart AdServer SAS 2021-01-27 DynAdmic SAS 2021-06-30 1
Paris, France · www.smartadserver.com Mougins, France · www.dynadmic.com
Datawords 2011-09-21 Vanksen-VKGP SA 2017-12-01 2
Paris, France · www.datawords.com Bertrange, Luxembourg · www.vanksen.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 5 (8%) - 8 (9%) -
Internet Software and Services 5 (8%) - 7 (8%) -
Life Science 4 (6%) - 6 (7%) -
Healthcare Services 4 (6%) - 5 (6%) -
Information Technology 4 (6%) - 5 (6%) -
Transportation 5 (8%) - 5 (6%) -
Business Services 4 (6%) - 4 (4%) -
Education 3 (5%) - 4 (4%) -
Software 2 (3%) - 4 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) 34M (3%)
Medical Products 2 (3%) - 3 (3%) -
Technology Hardware 3 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
Chemicals 2 (3%) 507M (100%) 2 (2%) 507M (50%)
Retail - - 2 (2%) 471M (47%)
Distribution 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
E-Commerce 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Engineering 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Environmental 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Food 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Furniture - - 2 (2%) -
Insurance 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Manufacturing 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Marketing 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
Automotive 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Beverages 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Digital Media 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Electronics 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Financial Services 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Franchising 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 66 $507M 90 $1.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
China 36 (55%) - 39 (43%) -
France 17 (26%) 507M (100%) 36 (40%) 541M (53%)
United States 7 (11%) - 8 (9%) -
  California 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  North Carolina 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Texas 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  New York - - 1 (1%) -
Germany 4 (6%) - 4 (4%) -
United Kingdom 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Singapore 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Italy - - 1 (1%) 471M (47%)
Domestic 17 (26%) 507M (100%) 36 (40%) 541M (53%)
Cross-border 49 (74%) - 54 (60%) 471M (47%)
Total 66 $507M 90 $1.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 22 (33%) - 22 (24%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 11 (17%) - 19 (21%) 34M (3%)
Growth Capital 16 (24%) - 19 (21%) -
Secondary Buyout 10 (15%) 507M (100%) 16 (18%) 978M (97%)
Stake Purchase 4 (6%) - 9 (10%) -
Recapitalization 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (1%) -
Going Private 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Total 66 $507M 90 $1.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 11 (69%) -
Stake Sale 2 (13%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (6%) 113M (100%)
IPO 1 (6%) -
Trade Sale 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $113M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Hogan Lovells
2
DLA Piper
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $978M
< $100M 1 $34M
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest The Flexitallic Group
$507M (2013-05-06)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $113M
TOTAL $113M
Largest Finance Active SA
$113M (2021-03-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
18%
16 (18%)
Strategic(s)
1%
1 (1%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
69%
11 (69%)
Strategic(s)
19%
3 (19%)

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