Cerea Partenaire Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Cerea Partenaire has acquired 13 companies.

Cerea Partenaire’s most common sectors for investment are food (45%) and machinery (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (45%) and secondary buyout (38%). 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 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (65%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity61
    • M&A Buy Activity44
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 2

Cerea Partenaire

23 avenue de Neuilly,
Paris, 75116
France
+33 (0)1 75 77 78 00
www.cerea.com/en/cerea-partenaire.html

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, Scandinavia

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.4/yr) # 27 4 2 2 7 2 44
vol $1.1B $169M $1.2B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 11 1 1 3 1 - 17
  61

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Groupe Axium S.A. 2020-06-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Andrézieux -Bouthéon, France · www.groupe-axium.eu
Pages Group 2020-05-28 - Secondary Buyout
Foncine-le-Haut, France · www.pagesgroup.net
Cerelia SASU 2019-12-19 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.cerelia.com
Biscuit International S.A.S. 2019-11-22 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.biscuitinternational.com
Maison Routin SAS 2019-11-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chambery, France · www.routin.com
FRIO Entreprise (La Sommelière Internationale) 2019-10-07 - Secondary Buyout
Arnage, France · www.lasommeliere.com
Leon de Bruxelles SA 2019-07-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France · www.leon-de-bruxelles.fr
Areas España 2019-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paris La Défense Cedex, France · www.areas.com
La Compagnie des Desserts 2019-04-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lezignan-Corbieres, France · www.compagniedesdesserts.com
Grupo Empresarial Palacios Food SA 2019-04-10 - Secondary Buyout
Albelda de Iregua, Spain · www.palacios.es
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Kersia Group 2016-11-03 Holchem Group Ltd. 2020-05-29 3
Dinard, France · www.kersia-group.com Bury, United Kingdom · www.holchem.co.uk
Signature Foods Belgium NV 2015-12-10 Topking Fingerfood 2019-10-21 1
Turnhout, Belgium · www.saladsignature.com Schiedam, Netherlands · www.topking.nl
Kersia Group 2016-11-03 Choisy Laboratories Ltd. 2019-07-18 2
Dinard, France · www.kersia-group.com Louiseville, Quebec · www.choisy.com
Continental Bakeries B.V. 2016-04-29 DelicPol Sp. z o.o. 2017-07-01 1
Dordrecht, Netherlands · www.continentalbakeries.com ul. Grunwaldzka 8, Poland · www.delicpol.pl
Kersia Group 2016-11-03 Anti-Germ International GmbH 2017-04-06 1
Dinard, France · www.kersia-group.com Memmingen, Germany · www.anti-germ.com
Solina Group 2016-02-01 Supremia Grup SRL 2017-03-27 4
Bréal-Sous-Monfort, France · www.solina-group.fr Alba Iulia, Romania · www.supremia.ro
Solina Group 2016-02-01 Quomak nv 2016-12-22 3
Bréal-Sous-Monfort, France · www.solina-group.fr Leuven, Belgium · www.quomak.be
Solina Group 2016-02-01 Intertaste BV - Degens Division 2016-12-06 2
Bréal-Sous-Monfort, France · www.solina-group.fr Puttershoek, Netherlands
Solina Group 2016-02-01 New Ivory Ltd. 2016-09-21 1
Bréal-Sous-Monfort, France · www.solina-group.fr Elland, United Kingdom · www.newivory.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 12 (43%) 423M (100%) 20 (44%) 1.2B (100%)
Machinery 3 (11%) - 6 (13%) -
Restaurants 1 (4%) - 5 (11%) -
Manufacturing 3 (11%) - 4 (9%) -
Packaging 2 (7%) - 3 (7%) -
Chemicals 2 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Agriculture 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Automotive 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Distribution 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 28 $423M 45 $1.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 21 (75%) 423M (100%) 37 (82%) 1.2B (100%)
Belgium 2 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Netherlands 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
United Kingdom 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Spain 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Italy 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Sweden 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 21 (75%) 423M (100%) 37 (82%) 1.2B (100%)
Cross-border 7 (25%) - 8 (18%) -
Total 28 $423M 45 $1.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 11 (39%) 254M (60%) 20 (44%) 254M (21%)
Secondary Buyout 11 (39%) 169M (40%) 17 (38%) 169M (14%)
Divestiture 4 (14%) - 5 (11%) 798M (65%)
Recapitalization 2 (7%) - 3 (7%) -
Total 28 $423M 45 $1.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 11 (65%) -
Trade Sale 5 (29%) -
Unknown 1 (6%) -
Total 17 -

Top M&A Advisors

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

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
PE Firm(s)
80%
20 80%
Strategic(s)
20%
5 20%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
74%
14 74%
Strategic(s)
26%
5 26%

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