Cobepa SA Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Cobepa SA has acquired 1 company.

Cobepa SA’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (16%) and business services (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (39%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (24%). 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 2009 when it sold Belron International for $310M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity39
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12

Cobepa SA

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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) # 20 1 2 2 1 - 26
Sell (1.2/yr) # 7 2 1 1 2 - 13
vol $310M $40M $350M
  39

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 2018-11-07 - 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 2018-11-07 Cambridge Biomedical, Inc. 2019-11-04 1
Durham, North Carolina · www.bioagilytix.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.cambridgebiomedical.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 2 (15%) - 4 (15%) -
Business Services - - 3 (12%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (15%) - 2 (8%) -
Transportation 1 (8%) - 2 (8%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Construction 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (4%) -
Electronics - - 1 (4%) -
Engineering 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Life Science 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (4%) -
Marine 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Restaurants 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Staffing - - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 - 26 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 3 (23%) - 7 (27%) -
Belgium 2 (15%) - 4 (15%) -
Netherlands 2 (15%) - 4 (15%) -
United Kingdom 1 (8%) - 3 (12%) -
United States 2 (15%) - 2 (8%) -
  North Carolina 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  New York 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Germany 1 (8%) - 2 (8%) -
Italy 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Singapore 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (4%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 - 26 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 4 (31%) - 10 (38%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (15%) - 6 (23%) -
Growth Capital 5 (38%) - 6 (23%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (15%) - 3 (12%) -
PIPE - - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 - 26 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (46%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (23%) 350M (100%)
Trade Sale 3 (23%) -
Stake Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $350M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $310M
< $100M 1 $40M
TOTAL $350M
Largest Belron International Ltd.
$310M (2009-09-03)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
12 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
55%
6 55%
Strategic(s)
45%
5 45%

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