Compass Partners International Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Compass Partners International’s most common sectors for investment are electrical equipment (23%) and electronics (23%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (45%) and consolidation (23%). In total, Compass Partners International has invested in 1 US state and 6 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (58%). Compass Partners International’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Flakt Woods Group SA for $518M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 1

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, Infrastructure, Machinery, Manufacturing

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

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

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 6 - - 3 - - 9
Sell (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $951M $951M
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Infinitas Learning Netherlands B.V. 2018-07-19 - Secondary Buyout
Houten, Netherlands · www.infinitaslearning.com
Protocol Associates Ltd. 2018-07-19 - Secondary Buyout
Nottingham, United Kingdom · www.protocol.co.uk
Rodenstock UK Ltd. 2018-07-19 - Secondary Buyout
Kent, United Kingdom · www.rodenstock.com
Drake Beam Morin, Inc. 2011-09-01 168M EUR Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.dbm.com
Flakt Woods Group SA 2007-09-20 518M EUR Secondary Buyout
Geneva, Switzerland · www.flaktwoods.com
ECO SpA 2007-05-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Udine, Italy · www.ecogroup.com
ELIXIA SATS 2006-08-30 - Secondary Buyout
Oslo, Norway · www.sats.no
N&W Global Vending SpA 2005-11-01 - Secondary Buyout
Valbrembo (BG), Italy · www.nwglobalvending.com
SSD Drives, Inc. 2005-08-15 264M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.ssddrives.com
Drake Beam Morin, Inc. 2004-12-01 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.dbm.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (22%) -
Electronics - - 2 (22%) -
Business Services - - 1 (11%) -
Consumer Products 1 (33%) - 1 (11%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (11%) -
Education 1 (33%) - 1 (11%) -
Staffing 1 (33%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 3 - 9 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 2 (67%) - 2 (22%) -
Netherlands 1 (33%) - 2 (22%) -
Italy - - 2 (22%) -
United States - - 1 (11%) -
  New York - - 1 (11%) -
Norway - - 1 (11%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (11%) -
Domestic 2 (67%) - 2 (22%) -
Cross-border 1 (33%) - 7 (78%) -
Total 3 - 9 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 3 (100%) - 4 (44%) -
Consolidation - - 2 (22%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (22%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (11%) -
Total 3 - 9 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (43%) 518M (55%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (43%) 432M (45%)
Trade Sale 1 (14%) -
Total 7 $951M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Kaye Scholer LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $951M
TOTAL $951M
Largest Flakt Woods Group SA
$518M (2007-09-20)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
80%
4 80%
Strategic(s)
20%
1 20%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
60%
6 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
4 40%

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