Cobepa SA Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Cobepa SA has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Cobepa SA’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (22%) and information technology (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (40%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Cobepa SA has invested in 5 US states and 10 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Cobepa SA has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (44%). Cobepa SA’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Carrières du Hainaut S.C.A. for $40M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity49
    • M&A Buy Activity33
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 7

Cobepa SA

Rue de la Chancellerie 2, box 1,
Brussels, 1000
Belgium
+32 2 213 32 10
www.cobepa.com

Cobepa S.A. is a global investment group focused on growth capital investments (acquiring significant minority stakes) and leveraged buyout transactions. Cobepa invests in established companies with business models, sustainable market positions, and strong management teams. Sectors of interest include transportation, industrial, retail, financial services, and business services. The Firm generally pursues opportunities throughout Europe and North America, however Cobepa also targets opportunities in Asia and South America. Cobepa was originally established in 1957 and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Technology Hardware, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific, Latin/South America

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 150
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) # 26 1 1 1 1 3 33
Sell (0.8/yr) # 12 1 2 - 1 - 16
vol $40M $40M
  49

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning & General Contracting, Inc. 2022-11-01 - Secondary Buyout
Fairfield, New Jersey · www.nedstevens.com
Arturo Salice S.p.A. 2022-06-28 - Stake Purchase
Novedrate, Italy · www.salice.com
Reaction Biology Corporation 2022-03-16 - Growth Capital
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.reactionbiology.com
Hillebrand 2021-08-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Mainz Hechtsheim, Germany · www.hillebrand.com
Corsearch, Inc. 2021-04-20 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.corsearch.com
Heartland Home Services, Inc. 2020-12-15 - Secondary Buyout
Grand Rapids, Michigan · www.heartlandhomeservices.com
Carrières du Hainaut S.C.A. 2019-10-15 40M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Soignies, France · www.carrieresduhainaut.com
Staci SAS 2019-07-22 - Secondary Buyout
Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône, France · www.staci.com
enoplastic s.p.a. 2019-06-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bodio Lomnago, Italy · www.enoplastic.com
BioAgilytix Labs LLC 2018-11-02 - Secondary Buyout
Durham, North Carolina · www.bioagilytix.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Corsearch, Inc. 2021-04-20 Incopro Ltd. 2021-06-10 1
London, United Kingdom · www.corsearch.com London, United Kingdom · www.incoproip.com
SOCOTEC 2013-02-07 Vidaris, Inc. 2019-09-03 6
Saint-Quentin-Yvelines, France · www.socotec.com New York, New York · www.vidaris.com
SOCOTEC 2013-02-07 Schollenberger Kampfmittelbergung GmbH 2018-11-09 5
Saint-Quentin-Yvelines, France · www.socotec.com Celle, Germany · www.schollenberger.de
SOCOTEC 2013-02-07 Environmental Scientifics Group Ltd. 2017-03-21 4
Saint-Quentin-Yvelines, France · www.socotec.com Staffordshire, United Kingdom · www.esg.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (24%) - 7 (21%) -
Information Technology 2 (12%) - 4 (12%) -
Life Science 2 (12%) - 3 (9%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Transportation - - 2 (6%) -
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Chemicals 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Construction 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (3%) -
Electronics - - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Furniture 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (3%) -
Marine 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Packaging 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 - 33 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 3 (18%) - 9 (27%) -
United States 5 (29%) - 5 (15%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  New York 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Belgium 2 (12%) - 5 (15%) -
Netherlands 2 (12%) - 4 (12%) -
United Kingdom 2 (12%) - 3 (9%) -
Italy 2 (12%) - 2 (6%) -
Germany - - 2 (6%) -
Singapore 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (3%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 - 33 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 7 (41%) - 13 (39%) -
Growth Capital 6 (35%) - 8 (24%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (12%) - 6 (18%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (12%) - 5 (15%) -
PIPE - - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 - 33 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (38%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (25%) 40M (100%)
Stake Sale 3 (19%) -
Trade Sale 3 (19%) -
Total 16 $40M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Piper Sandler & Co.
1
Jefferies LLC
1
Alvarez & Marsal
1
Legal Deals
White & Case LLP
2
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
1
Lenz & Staehelin
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $40M
TOTAL $40M
Largest Carrières du Hainaut S.C.A.
$40M (2019-10-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
39%
13 (39%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
38%
6 (38%)
Strategic(s)
56%
9 (56%)

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