Co-Investor AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Co-Investor AG has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Co-Investor AG’s most common sectors for investment aree-commerce (13%) and internet software and services (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and venture (30%). In total, Co-Investor AG has invested in 7 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Co-Investor AG has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity30
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 2

Co-Investor AG

Waldmannstr. 10,
Zurich, CH – 8001
Switzerland
+41 (0) 43 521 61 11
www.co-investor.com
office@co-investor.com

Co-Investor AG is an independent private equity group consisting of a network of wealthy individuals that seeks growth investments in medium-sized privately held companies. Co-Investor looks for opportunities requiring €5 to €25 million of equity capital and generally invests alongside a lead investor. The Group concentrates its activity throughout German-speaking Europe. Co-Investor does not have an industry focus. Co-Investor was established in 2000 and is is based in Zurich.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Beverages, Communications, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Information Technology, Life Science, Manufacturing, Marine, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Retail, Safety/Security, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 17 1 3 1 1 1 24
Sell (0.4/yr) # 4 1 - 1 - - 6
  30

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Promedical AG 2022-02-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Glarus, Switzerland · www.promedical.ch
Freaks 4U Gaming GmbH 2021-08-11 - Growth Capital
Berlin, Germany · www.freaks4u.de
Fixatti NV 2020-07-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Nazareth, Belgium · www.fixatti.com
ResearchGate GmbH 2020-01-01 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.researchgate.net
TSE Systems GmbH 2019-08-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Berlin, Germany · www.tse-systems.com
Mister Spex GmbH 2019-08-21 - Secondary Buyout
Berlin, Germany · www.misterspex.com
KELLER Group GmbH 2019-01-01 - Venture
München, Germany · www.keller-sports.de
Grover Germany GmbH 2018-07-20 - Venture
Berlin, Germany · www.grover.com
AMICRA Micro Technologies GmbH 2018-04-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Regensburg, Germany
Torqeedo GmbH 2017-09-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Gilching, Germany · www.torqeedo.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
E-Commerce 3 (21%) - 3 (13%) -
Beverages 1 (7%) - 2 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
Medical Products 2 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
Transportation 1 (7%) - 2 (8%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) -
Business Services - - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Communications - - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Environmental - - 1 (4%) -
Food 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Life Science 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Machinery - - 1 (4%) -
Marketing 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (4%) -
Total 14 - 24 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 9 (64%) - 15 (63%) -
Switzerland 2 (14%) - 4 (17%) -
United Kingdom 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Austria 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Sweden 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
France - - 1 (4%) -
Belgium - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 2 (14%) - 4 (17%) -
Cross-border 12 (86%) - 20 (83%) -
Total 14 - 24 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (29%) - 10 (42%) -
Venture 6 (43%) - 7 (29%) -
Growth Capital 3 (21%) - 5 (21%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (4%) -
Total 14 - 24 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (67%) -
IPO 2 (33%) -
Total 6 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Lenz & Staehelin
1
Lachner Westphalen Spamer
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
67%
4 (67%)

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