CGS Management AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, CGS Management AG has acquired 2 companies.

CGS Management AG’s most common sectors for investment are machinery (60%) and manufacturing (40%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (60%) and growth capital (20%). In total, CGS Management AG has invested in 2 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). CGS Management AG’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Maag Group for $321M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 1

CGS Management AG

Huobstrasse 14, P.O. Box 355,
Pfäffikon, 8808
Switzerland
+41 55 416 16 40
www.cgs-management.com
info@cgs-management.com

CGS Management AG is a private equity firm that targets to invest in small and mid-sized industrial companies throughout the German-speaking region. The Firm seeks platform investments in Switzerland, Germany and Austria and Add-on-acquisitions in Europe and rest of the world. CGS looks to invest in companies with a revenues of between €10- €80 million. The investment cluster consists of 1 platform investment and 2 – 4 add-on-acquisitions. It seeks to take majority of interest in portfolio companies. Specific areas of interest include Electronics/electrical engineering, machinery/equipment, measurement/control systems/sensors, construction supplies, plastic industry and industrial equipment. The Firm will consider variety of transaction including succession planning, spin-offs, crave-outs, MBOs, MBIs, restructuring and growth capital financing. CGS Management AG was formed in 1995 and is based in Pfäffikon.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Machinery, Manufacturing, Safety/Security

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 80
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of CHF

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 3 - - 1 - 1 5
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 1 - - - - 3
vol $321M $321M
  8

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Kalt Maschinenbau AG 2020-06-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lütisburg, Switzerland · www.kalt-ag.ch
InnoLas Solutions GmbH 2018-05-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Krailling, Germany · www.innolas-solutions.com
mdexx GmbH 2016-01-13 - Secondary Buyout
Bremen, Germany · www.mdexx.de
Die Schaufler Tooling GmbH & Co. KG 2014-06-30 - Stake Purchase
Laichingen, Germany · www.schaufler.de
Schöttli AG 2013-11-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Diessenhofen, Switzerland · www.schoettli.com
Maag Group 2012-03-13 321M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Grossostheim
, Germany · www.maag.com
mdexx GmbH 2008-12-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bremen, Germany · www.mdexx.de
Schöttli AG 2008-03-28 - Growth Capital
Diessenhofen, Switzerland · www.schoettli.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Machinery 3 (100%) - 3 (60%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (40%) -
Total 3 - 5 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 2 (67%) - 3 (60%) -
Switzerland 1 (33%) - 2 (40%) -
Domestic 1 (33%) - 2 (40%) -
Cross-border 2 (67%) - 3 (60%) -
Total 3 - 5 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (67%) - 3 (60%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (20%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 3 - 5 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) 321M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $321M

Top M&A Advisors

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Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $321M
TOTAL $321M
Largest Maag Group
$321M (2012-03-13)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%

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