Compass Partners International Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Compass Partners International’s most common sectors for investment areelectronics (19%) and building materials (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (46%) and consolidation (19%). In total, Compass Partners International has invested in 2 US states and 8 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Compass Partners International has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (56%). Compass Partners International’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold FläktGroup Holding for $518M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 5

Compass Partners International

26 Mount Row,
London, W1K 3SQ
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7761 2000
www.cpil.co.uk
info@cpil.co.uk

Compass Partners International is a European private equity firm that targets investments in middle-market industrial manufacturing and services companies. Compass seeks controlling interests in 'under-managed' or capital-constrained businesses valued from €100 million to €750 million. Areas of interest include infrastructure, HVAC, aerospace/defense, capital goods, vending, controls/components, and machinery/equipment. The Firm will consider a variety of transaction situations, including turnarounds, recapitalization, corporate carve-outs, and growth capital financings. Compass Partners International was formed in 1997 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Consumer Products, Defense, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Nordic

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 100 750
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 11 - - - - - 11
Sell (0.4/yr) # 7 - 2 - - - 9
vol $951M $951M
  20

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Infinitas Learning Netherlands B.V. 2021-06-09 - Secondary Sale
Utrecht, Netherlands · www.infinitaslearning.com
Rodenstock GmbH 2021-03-24 - Secondary Sale
Munich, Germany · www.rodenstock.com
Infinitas Learning Netherlands B.V. 2018-07-19 - Secondary Buyout
Utrecht, Netherlands · www.infinitaslearning.com
Protocol Associates Ltd. 2018-07-19 - Secondary Buyout
Nottingham, United Kingdom · www.protocol.co.uk
Rodenstock GmbH 2018-07-19 - Secondary Buyout
Munich, Germany · www.rodenstock.com
Aquam Corp. 2017-11-06 - Growth Capital
Escondido, California · www.aquamcorp.com
CTL Logistics Sp. z o.o 2016-02-12 - Secondary Buyout
Sosnowiec, Poland · www.ctl.pl
Drake Beam Morin, Inc. 2011-09-01 168M EUR Trade Sale
New York, New York · www.dbm.com
FläktGroup Holding GmbH 2007-09-20 518M EUR Secondary Sale
Geneva, Switzerland · www.flaktgroup.com
ECO SpA 2007-05-25 - Trade Sale
Udine, Italy · www.ecogroup.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Electronics - - 2 (18%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (9%) -
Business Services - - 1 (9%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (9%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (9%) -
Education - - 1 (9%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (9%) -
Staffing 1 (33%) - 1 (9%) -
Transportation 1 (33%) - 1 (9%) -
Utilities 1 (33%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 3 - 11 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (33%) - 2 (18%) -
  California 1 (33%) - 1 (9%) -
  New York - - 1 (9%) -
Italy - - 2 (18%) -
Netherlands - - 2 (18%) -
United Kingdom 1 (33%) - 1 (9%) -
Poland 1 (33%) - 1 (9%) -
Germany - - 1 (9%) -
Norway - - 1 (9%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (9%) -
Domestic 1 (33%) - 1 (9%) -
Cross-border 2 (67%) - 10 (91%) -
Total 3 - 11 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 2 (67%) - 5 (45%) -
Consolidation - - 2 (18%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (18%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (9%) -
Growth Capital 1 (33%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 3 - 11 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (56%) 518M (55%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (33%) 432M (45%)
Trade Sale 1 (11%) -
Total 9 $951M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deloitte
1
UBS Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Loyens & Loeff N.V.
1
Kaye Scholer LLP
1
Dickson Minto W.S.
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $951M
TOTAL $951M
Largest FläktGroup Holding GmbH
$518M (2007-09-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
45%
5 (45%)
Strategic(s)
9%
1 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
56%
5 (56%)
Strategic(s)
44%
4 (44%)

FAQ

When was Compass Partners International founded?

Compass Partners International was founded in 1997.

What type of investor is Compass Partners International?

Compass Partners International is a private equity firm.

Where is Compass Partners International headquartered?

Compass Partners International is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does Compass Partners International have under management?

Compass Partners International has 850M EUR under management.

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