Cerea Partenaire Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Cerea Partenaire has acquired 2 companies.

Cerea Partenaire’s most common sectors for investment are food (40%) and machinery (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and secondary buyout (27%). In total, Cerea Partenaire has invested in 6 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 Activity46
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • 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 (0.8/yr) # 25 - 1 2 - 1 29
vol $1.1B $169M $1.2B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 11 1 1 3 1 - 17
  46

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pages Group 2020-05-28 - Consolidation
Foncine-le-Haut, France · www.pagesgroup.net
Leon de Bruxelles SA 2019-07-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France · www.leon-de-bruxelles.fr
Société Comtoise de Spécialités Fromagères (SCSF) 2018-10-30 - Secondary Buyout
Louhans, France · www.comtoisefromagere.fr
Synext Group 2018-10-25 - Divestiture
Nantes, France
HolwegWeber Group 2018-05-30 - Secondary Buyout
Molsheim, France · www.holwegweber.com
Monviso SPA 2018-01-18 - Secondary Buyout
Andezeno, Italy · www.panmonviso.it
Buffalo Grill S.A. 2018-01-10 - Secondary Buyout
Avrainville, France · www.buffalo-grill.fr
ProNatura SAS 2017-12-18 169M EUR Secondary Buyout
Cavaillon, France · www.pronatura.com
Linxis Group 2017-07-25 - Secondary Buyout
Nantes, France · www.linxisgroup.com
LA CROISSANTERIE SAS 2016-12-02 - Secondary Buyout
Clichy, France · www.lacroissanterie.fr
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 4 (31%) 423M (100%) 12 (40%) 1.2B (100%)
Machinery 3 (23%) - 6 (20%) -
Restaurants 1 (8%) - 5 (17%) -
Manufacturing 2 (15%) - 3 (10%) -
Packaging 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Automotive 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Chemicals 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 $423M 30 $1.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 9 (69%) 423M (100%) 25 (83%) 1.2B (100%)
United Kingdom 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Italy 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Belgium 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Sweden 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 9 (69%) 423M (100%) 25 (83%) 1.2B (100%)
Cross-border 4 (31%) - 5 (17%) -
Total 13 $423M 30 $1.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (46%) 254M (60%) 15 (50%) 254M (21%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (15%) 169M (40%) 8 (27%) 169M (14%)
Divestiture 3 (23%) - 4 (13%) 798M (65%)
Recapitalization 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Consolidation 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 $423M 30 $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)
73%
11 73%
Strategic(s)
27%
4 27%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
74%
14 74%
Strategic(s)
26%
5 26%

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