Cobalt Capital SAS Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Cobalt Capital SAS’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (27%) and apparel/textiles (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (74%) and secondary buyout (27%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired JOA Groupe for $453M.

In the last 3 years, Cobalt Capital SAS has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (46%). Cobalt Capital SAS’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Médi-Partenaires SAS for $676M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 3

Cobalt Capital SAS

12, rond-point des Champs Elysées,
Paris, 75008
France
+33 (1) 43 12 91 10
www.cobalt-cap.com
info@cobalt-cap.com

Cobalt Capital SAS is a private equity firm specializing in middle market Leverage buyouts in France. The Firm invests €7 - €30 million of equity per transaction and in conjunction with co-investors can invest up to larger transactions. Prospective businesses typically generate revenues of between €20 - €300 million. It prefers to be the lead investor and take controlling position in its portfolio companies. Specific areas of interest include leisure, consumer goods, business services and general industrials. Cobalt Capital SAS was a spun out of Legal and General Ventures (LGV) and became independent in 2004. Cobalt Capital SAS is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 7 30
Enterprise Value 20 100
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 15 - - - - - 15
vol $509M $509M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 9 - 1 1 - - 11
vol $1.2B $1.2B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Eurodommages SA 2018-07-01 - Secondary Buyout
Bruges, France · www.eurodommages.fr
TCS Transport 2017-01-26 - Secondary Buyout
Bordeaux, France · www.tcs.fr
Eurodommages SA 2015-06-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bruges, France · www.eurodommages.fr
Mertz SAS 2011-09-05 56M EUR Secondary Buyout
Pont L'Evêque, France · www.mertz.fr
Gentleman Farmer SA 2011-09-01 - Trade Sale
, France
Barat Group 2010-12-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bordeaux, France · www.barat.fr
Solice SAS 2010-09-01 - Secondary Buyout
Chapotin, France · www.solice.fr
TCS SAS 2009-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bordeaux, France
Agram SAS 2008-02-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Gellainville, France · www.agram.fr
Gentleman Farmer SA 2007-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, France
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 2 (40%) - 4 (27%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (13%) -
Business Services 1 (20%) - 2 (13%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (13%) -
Gaming - - 1 (7%) 453M (89%)
Transportation 1 (20%) 56M (100%) 1 (7%) 56M (11%)
Agriculture 1 (20%) - 1 (7%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (7%) -
Insurance - - 1 (7%) -
Total 5 $56M 15 $509M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 5 (100%) 56M (100%) 15 (100%) 509M (100%)
Total 5 $56M 15 $509M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (60%) - 11 (73%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (40%) 56M (100%) 4 (27%) 509M (100%)
Total 5 $56M 15 $509M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (45%) 1.2B (100%)
Trade Sale 4 (36%) -
Sold to Management 1 (9%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (9%) -
Total 11 $1.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lazard Middle Market
1
Legal Deals
Linklaters LLP
1
Frieh Bouhenic
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $453M
< $100M 1 $56M
TOTAL $509M
Largest JOA Groupe (formerly Moliflor Loisirs)
$453M (2002-03-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.2B
< $100M 1 $981K
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Médi-Partenaires, SAS
$676M (2007-03-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
4 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
80%
8 80%
Strategic(s)
20%
2 20%

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