Ciclad Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Ciclad has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Ciclad’s most common sectors for investment are business services (17%) and electrical equipment (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include stake purchase (42%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (36%). In total, Ciclad has invested in 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired Parera for $9M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity34
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 3

Ciclad

22 avenue Franklin Roosevelt,
Paris, 75008
France
+33 1 56 59 77 33
www.ciclad.com

Ciclad SAS is a growth-oriented investment firm focused on majority and minority investments in French companies valued up to €50 million. Ciclad looks to commit €2 to €15 million per transaction and will consider a variety of investment situations including capital for growth, transfer of family-owned companies, divestitures, and recapitalizations. Ciclad does not have any sector preferences. Ciclad was formed in 1988 and has offices in Paris and Lyon.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Financial Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Safety/Security, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 15
Enterprise Value 5 50
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 18 4 5 3 1 - 31
vol $9M $9M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
  34

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Report One 2020-07-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paris, France · www.report-one.fr
FrogPubs 2019-09-12 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.frogpubs.com
BONIONI SA 2019-05-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France · www.bonioni.com
Kyotherm SAS 2019-04-29 - Venture
Paris, France · www.kyotherm.com
VitrineMedia 2018-12-07 - Secondary Buyout
Boulogne-Billancourt, France · www.vitrinemedia.com
Cronite-Group 2018-11-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Genève, Switzerland · www.cronite-group.com
Lébénoïd 2018-09-19 - Stake Purchase
Saint-Priest Cedex, France · www.lebenoid.fr
Human Design Group 2018-06-01 - Divestiture
Saint Aubin, France · www.humandesign-group.fr
SEAT Ventilation SAS 2018-01-29 - Growth Capital
Occitanie, France · www.seat-ventilation.com
Cadexpert 2017-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Vaasa, Finland · www.cadexpert.fi
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (11%) 9M (100%) 5 (16%) 9M (100%)
Electrical Equipment 4 (14%) - 5 (16%) -
Manufacturing 4 (14%) - 4 (13%) -
Building Materials 3 (11%) - 3 (10%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Machinery 2 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Construction 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Education 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Plastics 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Software 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 28 $9M 31 $9M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 25 (89%) 9M (100%) 28 (90%) 9M (100%)
Belgium 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Finland 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Switzerland 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 28 $9M 31 $9M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Stake Purchase 12 (43%) - 13 (42%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (32%) - 11 (35%) -
Divestiture 2 (7%) 9M (100%) 2 (6%) 9M (100%)
Growth Capital 2 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Venture 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 28 $9M 31 $9M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Merger 1 (33%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) -
Total 3 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
1
Mazars Group - Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Lamartine Conseil
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $9M
TOTAL $9M
Largest Parera
$9M (2015-04-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Strategic(s)
10%
3 (10%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
67%
2 (67%)

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