Cobepa SA Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Cobepa SA has acquired 5 companies.

Cobepa SA’s most common sectors for investment are business services (19%) and information technology (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (41%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, Cobepa SA has invested in 2 US states and 10 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Cobepa SA has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (47%). 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 Activity40
    • M&A Buy Activity27
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 1

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 21 1 2 2 1 - 27
Sell (1.2/yr) # 7 2 1 1 2 - 13
vol $40M $40M
  40

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Scalian Group 2018-12-13 - Secondary Buyout
Labege, France · www..scalian.com
BioAgilytix Labs LLC 2018-11-02 - Secondary Buyout
Durham, North Carolina · www.bioagilytix.com
Exclusive Group 2018-04-13 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.exclusive-networks.com
Staci SAS 2017-09-11 - Secondary Buyout
Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône, France · www.staci.com
Groupe Babilou SAS 2017-04-04 - Secondary Buyout
Courbevoie, France · www.babilou.com
HG International BV 2017-01-24 - Secondary Buyout
Almere, Netherlands · www.hg.eu
Zetes Industries SA 2016-12-22 - Stake Purchase
Brussels, Belgium · www.zetes.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
BioAgilytix Labs LLC 2018-11-02 Cambridge Biomedical, Inc. 2019-11-04 1
Durham, North Carolina · www.bioagilytix.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.cambridgebiomedical.com
SOCOTEC 2013-02-07 Vidaris, Inc. 2019-09-03 5
Saint-Quentin-Yvelines, France · www.socotec.com New York, New York · www.vidaris.com
SOCOTEC 2013-02-07 Expert Habitat & Industrie Groupe 2019-04-24 4
Saint-Quentin-Yvelines, France · www.socotec.com PARIS, France · www.experthabitat.com
SOCOTEC 2013-02-07 Schollenberger Kampfmittelbergung GmbH 2018-11-09 3
Saint-Quentin-Yvelines, France · www.socotec.com Celle, Germany · www.schollenberger.de
SOCOTEC 2013-02-07 Environmental Scientifics Group Ltd. 2017-03-21 2
Saint-Quentin-Yvelines, France · www.socotec.com Staffordshire, United Kingdom · www.esg.co.uk
SOCOTEC 2013-02-07 Sofranext SAS 2014-05-14 1
Saint-Quentin-Yvelines, France · www.socotec.com Blyes, France · www.sofranext.fr

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (7%) - 5 (19%) -
Information Technology 2 (14%) - 4 (15%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (14%) - 2 (7%) -
Transportation 1 (7%) - 2 (7%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Construction 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (4%) -
Electronics - - 1 (4%) -
Engineering 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Life Science 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (4%) -
Marine 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Restaurants 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 14 - 27 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 4 (29%) - 8 (30%) -
Belgium 2 (14%) - 4 (15%) -
Netherlands 2 (14%) - 4 (15%) -
United Kingdom 1 (7%) - 3 (11%) -
United States 2 (14%) - 2 (7%) -
  North Carolina 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
  New York 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Germany 1 (7%) - 2 (7%) -
Italy 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Singapore 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (4%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (4%) -
Total 14 - 27 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 5 (36%) - 11 (41%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (14%) - 6 (22%) -
Growth Capital 5 (36%) - 6 (22%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (14%) - 3 (11%) -
PIPE - - 1 (4%) -
Total 14 - 27 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (46%) -
Trade Sale 3 (23%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (15%) 40M (100%)
Stake Sale 2 (15%) -
Total 13 $40M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
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
PE Firm(s)
100%
15 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
6 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
6 50%

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