Cinven Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Cinven has acquired 18 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Cinven’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (7%) and publishing (6%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (44%) and secondary buyout (28%). In total, Cinven has invested in 10 US states and 18 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2020 when it acquired Masmovil Ibercom SA for $6.0B.

In the last 3 years, Cinven has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (32%). Cinven’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold GE AVIO S.r.l. for $3.7B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity297
    • M&A Buy Activity175
    • M&A Sell Activity122
  • Total Sectors Invested 45
  • Total Countries Invested 18
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 85
  • M&A Advisors 35

Cinven

21 St. James’s Square,
London, SW1Y 4JZ
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7661 3333
www.cinven.com
info@cinven.com

Cinven is a private equity firm focused on buyout investments in growing, profitable businesses located throughout Europe. Sectors of interest include business and financial services, healthcare, industrial, retail, leisure, consumer, technology, media, and telecommunications. Cinven looks to invest a minimum of €200 million in companies with a minimum enterprise value of €400 million. Cinven does not invest in start-ups or development phase companies. Cinven was established in 1977 and has offices in Frankfurt, London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Milan.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Plastics, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific, Middle East

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 200 -
Enterprise Value 400 -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (5.2/yr) # 149 4 6 4 7 5 175
vol $70.7B $6.0B $4.4B $3.3B $84.3B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 114 2 - 1 2 3 122
vol $29.4B $731M $563M $30.7B
  297

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
TaxACT, Inc. 2022-11-01 720M USD Divestiture
Cedar Rapids, Iowa · www.taxact.com
Sakra AB 2022-09-06 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.sakra.se
Tractel 2022-08-02 563M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Foetz, Luxembourg · www.tractel.com
Envirotainer AB 2022-06-07 - Secondary Buyout
Sollentuna, Sweden · www.envirotainer.com
Euro Techno Com Group 2022-06-03 - Secondary Buyout
Eaubonne, France · www.eurotechnocom.com
Premium Credit Ltd. 2022-05-03 - Secondary Buyout
Surrey, United Kingdom · www.premiumcredit.com
Bayer Environmental Science Professional (BESP) 2022-03-10 2.6B USD Divestiture
Cary, North Carolina
International Financial Group Ltd. 2022-02-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Douglas, United Kingdom · www.ifg-ltd.com
Nitel, Inc. 2021-11-18 - Stake Purchase
Chicago, Illinois · www.nitelusa.com
True Potential LLP 2021-09-09 - Secondary Buyout
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom · www.tpllp.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
LGC Ltd. 2019-11-21 Drug Development Solutions 2022-05-17 1
Teddington, United Kingdom · www.lgcgroup.com Fordham, United Kingdom · www.dds.lgcgroup.com
Barentz International BV 2019-11-26 Pestell Nutrition, Inc. 2021-06-30 2
Hoofddorp, Netherlands · www.barentz.com New Hamburg, Ontario · www.pestell.com
Agrifarma S.p.A. 2021-06-25 Maxi Zoo Italia S.p.A. 2021-06-25 1
Genoa, Italy · www.arcaplanet.it Milan, Italy · www.maxizoo.it
TK Elevator GmbH 2020-02-27 Sdiptech AB - Swedish Elevator Business 2021-02-19 6
Düsseldorf, Germany · www.tkelevator.com Stockholm, Sweden
Barentz International BV 2019-11-26 Maroon Group LLC 2020-10-14 1
Hoofddorp, Netherlands · www.barentz.com Avon, Ohio · www.maroongroupllc.com
Stada Arzneimittel AG 2017-08-18 GlaxoSmithKline plc - 15 Consumer Healthcare Brands 2020-02-24 4
Bad Vilbel, Germany · www.stada.de , United Kingdom
Stada Arzneimittel AG 2017-08-18 Biofarma 2019-12-01 3
Bad Vilbel, Germany · www.stada.de Amoz, Ukraine · www.biofarma.ua
Stada Arzneimittel AG 2017-08-18 Walmark AS 2019-11-04 2
Bad Vilbel, Germany · www.stada.de Třinec, Czech Republic · www.walmark.eu
Stada Arzneimittel AG 2017-08-18 Upsa 2018-10-08 1
Bad Vilbel, Germany · www.stada.de , France
UFINET TELECOM, S.A.U. 2014-06-09 Lyntia 2018-05-14 1
Madrid, Spain · www.ufinet.com Madrid, Spain · www.lyntia.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (6%) - 11 (6%) 1.2B (1%)
Publishing - - 10 (6%) 10.8B (13%)
Healthcare Services - - 9 (5%) 8.1B (10%)
Retail 2 (6%) - 9 (5%) 4.4B (5%)
Insurance 5 (14%) 338M (2%) 8 (5%) 338M (< 1%)
Chemicals 1 (3%) 4.4B (22%) 7 (4%) 5.8B (7%)
Life Science 1 (3%) - 7 (4%) 1.6B (2%)
Leisure 1 (3%) 1.3B (7%) 7 (4%) 1.3B (2%)
Food 1 (3%) - 6 (3%) 4.0B (5%)
Financial Services 2 (6%) - 6 (3%) 1.4B (2%)
Communications 2 (6%) 6.5B (33%) 5 (3%) 6.8B (8%)
Information Technology 2 (6%) - 5 (3%) 6.2B (8%)
Media - - 5 (3%) 2.4B (3%)
Manufacturing - - 5 (3%) 2.3B (3%)
Distribution 2 (6%) - 5 (3%) 2.1B (3%)
Machinery 2 (6%) - 5 (3%) 44M (< 1%)
Consumer Products - - 5 (3%) -
Software 3 (8%) - 5 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (3%) - 4 (2%) 2.4B (3%)
Internet Software and Services 2 (6%) 720M (4%) 4 (2%) 1.4B (2%)
Automotive - - 4 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 4 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
Gaming - - 3 (2%) 3.5B (4%)
Consumer Services - - 3 (2%) 2.0B (2%)
Plastics - - 3 (2%) 1.5B (2%)
Packaging - - 3 (2%) -
Aerospace - - 2 (1%) 3.6B (4%)
Agriculture 1 (3%) 507M (3%) 2 (1%) 1.2B (1%)
Building Materials - - 2 (1%) 345M (< 1%)
Transportation - - 2 (1%) 166M (< 1%)
Beverages - - 2 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (1%) -
E-Commerce 1 (3%) 3.3B (17%) 1 (1%) 3.3B (4%)
Environmental 1 (3%) 2.6B (13%) 1 (1%) 2.6B (3%)
Information Services - - 1 (1%) 1.5B (2%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
Defense - - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (1%) -
Furniture - - 1 (1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 36 $19.6B 177 $82.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 8 (22%) - 87 (49%) 21.9B (27%)
United States 6 (17%) 3.3B (17%) 19 (11%) 9.9B (12%)
  North Carolina 3 (8%) 2.6B (13%) 4 (2%) 3.2B (4%)
  Iowa 1 (3%) 720M (4%) 1 (1%) 720M (1%)
  Tennessee 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Illinois 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (1%) 4.8B (6%)
  Ohio - - 1 (1%) 915M (1%)
  Texas - - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (1%) -
France 2 (6%) - 15 (8%) 5.3B (6%)
Spain 6 (17%) 8.4B (43%) 12 (7%) 14.2B (17%)
Germany 4 (11%) 338M (2%) 12 (7%) 4.9B (6%)
Netherlands 1 (3%) - 9 (5%) 5.7B (7%)
Sweden 2 (6%) - 6 (3%) 3.4B (4%)
Italy 2 (6%) - 5 (3%) 2.9B (4%)
Poland 2 (6%) 3.3B (17%) 2 (1%) 3.3B (4%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Switzerland 1 (3%) 4.4B (22%) 2 (1%) 4.7B (6%)
Hungary 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Turkey 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Belgium - - 1 (1%) 2.3B (3%)
Channel Islands - - 1 (1%) 1.5B (2%)
Norway - - 1 (1%) 1.3B (2%)
Ireland - - 1 (1%) 750M (1%)
Australia - - 1 (1%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 8 (22%) - 87 (49%) 21.9B (27%)
Cross-border 28 (78%) 19.6B (100%) 90 (51%) 60.1B (73%)
Total 36 $19.6B 177 $82.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (17%) 6.5B (33%) 77 (44%) 14.3B (18%)
Secondary Buyout 16 (44%) - 49 (28%) 22.6B (28%)
Divestiture 9 (25%) 13.2B (67%) 35 (20%) 33.7B (42%)
Growth Capital 2 (6%) - 6 (3%) 345M (< 1%)
Stake Purchase 2 (6%) - 5 (3%) -
Going Private 1 (3%) - 4 (2%) 9.7B (12%)
Venture - - 1 (1%) -
Total 36 $19.6B 177 $80.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 39 (32%) -
Secondary Sale 29 (24%) 11.3B (37%)
Trade Sale 24 (20%) 5.3B (17%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 21 (17%) 13.8B (45%)
Merger 3 (2%) -
Stake Sale 2 (2%) -
Unknown 2 (2%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (1%) -
Sold to Management 1 (1%) -
Total 122 $30.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
6
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
6
Rothschild Global Advisory
6
Legal Deals
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
12
Clifford Chance LLP
8
Latham & Watkins
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 30 $67.9B
$100M to $1B 29 $16.3B
< $100M 4 $186M
TOTAL $84.3B
Largest Masmovil Ibercom SA
$6.0B (2020-11-17)
sell # Total
> $1B 10 $24.4B
$100M to $1B 13 $6.2B
< $100M 2 $105M
TOTAL $30.7B
Largest GE AVIO S.r.l.
$3.7B (2013-08-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
28%
49 (28%)
Strategic(s)
15%
26 (15%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
24%
29 (24%)
Strategic(s)
25%
30 (25%)

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