Cerea Partenaire Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Cerea Partenaire has acquired 7 companies.

Cerea Partenaire’s most common sectors for investment arefood (39%) and machinery (14%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (47%) and secondary buyout (37%). In total, Cerea Partenaire has invested in 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Labeyrie Fine Foods for $798M.

In the last 3 years, Cerea Partenaire has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (69%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity73
    • M&A Buy Activity51
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 3

Cerea Partenaire

2 ter rue du Château,
Neuilly sur Seine, 92200
France
+33 (0)1 83 75 16 00
www.cerea.com/en/cerea-partenaire.html
contact@cerea.com

Cerea Partenaire is a specialist investment firm dedicated to buyouts and providing mezzanine financing in agribusiness and related sectors. Céréa Gestion consists of Céréa Capital (private equity practice) and Céréa Mezzanine (mezzanine practice). Céréa primarily targets companies in Western Europe and looks to invest €5 to €15 million in companies with enterprise values of €30 to €500 million. Specific areas in agribusiness include services, distribution, equipment, packaging, logistics, and health services. Prospective transaction situations includes LBOs, LBIs, OBOs, and spin offs. Cerea Partenaire is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Stake Purchase, Add-on Acquisition

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Nordic

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 15
Enterprise Value 30 500
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 42 2 3 2 2 - 51
vol $1.2B $1.2B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 17 2 2 - 1 - 22
  73

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
AB Process Ingenierie 2023-05-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Landivisiau, France · www.ab-process.fr
Polaris SA 2023-04-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Quimper, France · www.polaris.fr
La Compagnie des Desserts 2023-02-16 - Secondary Sale
Lezignan-Corbieres, France · www.compagniedesdesserts.com
Groupe Ethique & Sante SARL 2022-11-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Marseille, France · www.groupethiquetsante.fr
Nutrimuscle 2022-07-12 - Divestiture
Paris, France · www.nutrimuscle.com
Chocmod 2021-11-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lille, France · www.chocmod.com
Continental Bakeries B.V. 2021-10-22 - Trade Sale
Dordrecht, Netherlands · www.continentalbakeries.com
Solina Group 2021-05-04 - Secondary Sale
Bréal-Sous-Monfort, France · www.solina-group.fr
Omni-Pac Group 2021-02-26 - Secondary Buyout
Allaire, France · www.omnipacgroup.com
Plantex 2021-01-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Saint-Michel-sur-Orge, France · www.plantex.fr
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Cerelia SASU 2019-12-19 General Mills - European Dough Businesses 2021-11-24 2
Paris, France · www.cerelia.com , Germany
Biscuit International S.A.S. 2019-11-22 Continental Bakeries B.V. 2021-10-22 2
Paris, France · www.biscuitinternational.com Dordrecht, Netherlands · www.continentalbakeries.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 7 (25%) 169M (100%) 20 (38%) 1.2B (100%)
Machinery 3 (11%) - 7 (13%) -
Packaging 4 (14%) - 5 (10%) -
Restaurants 1 (4%) - 5 (10%) -
Manufacturing 3 (11%) - 4 (8%) -
Chemicals 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Services 2 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Life Science 2 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Agriculture 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Automotive 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Beverages 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Distribution 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 28 $169M 52 $1.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 23 (82%) 169M (100%) 44 (85%) 1.2B (100%)
Belgium 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Netherlands - - 2 (4%) -
United Kingdom 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Spain 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Italy 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Sweden 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 23 (82%) 169M (100%) 44 (85%) 1.2B (100%)
Cross-border 5 (18%) - 8 (15%) -
Total 28 $169M 52 $1.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 13 (46%) - 24 (46%) 254M (21%)
Secondary Buyout 9 (32%) 169M (100%) 19 (37%) 169M (14%)
Divestiture 4 (14%) - 6 (12%) 798M (65%)
Recapitalization 2 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
Total 28 $169M 52 $1.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 15 (68%) -
Trade Sale 6 (27%) -
Unknown 1 (5%) -
Total 22 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Daiwa Corporate Advisory Ltd. (DC Advisory)
1
Legal Deals
Paul Hastings
2
Lamartine Conseil
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.2B
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Labeyrie Fine Foods plc
$798M (2012-01-30)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
38%
20 (38%)
Strategic(s)
12%
6 (12%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
68%
15 (68%)
Strategic(s)
27%
6 (27%)

FAQ

When was Cerea Partenaire founded?

Cerea Partenaire was founded in 2004.

What type of investor is Cerea Partenaire?

Cerea Partenaire is a private equity firm.

Where is Cerea Partenaire headquartered?

Cerea Partenaire is headquartered in Neuilly sur Seine, France.

How much capital does Cerea Partenaire have under management?

Cerea Partenaire has 600M EUR under management.

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