Compass Partners International Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Compass Partners International has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Compass Partners International’s most common sectors for investment are electrical equipment (19%) and electronics (19%). 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.

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 Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • 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, 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, 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 (1.0/yr) # 6 1 1 3 - - 11
Sell (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $951M $951M
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
München, Germany · www.rodenstock.com
Aquam Corp. 2017-11-06 - Growth Capital
San Diego, 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 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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (18%) -
Electronics - - 2 (18%) -
Business Services - - 1 (9%) -
Consumer Products 1 (20%) - 1 (9%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (9%) -
Education 1 (20%) - 1 (9%) -
Staffing 1 (20%) - 1 (9%) -
Transportation 1 (20%) - 1 (9%) -
Utilities 1 (20%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 5 - 11 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (20%) - 2 (18%) -
  California 1 (20%) - 1 (9%) -
  New York - - 1 (9%) -
Netherlands 1 (20%) - 2 (18%) -
Italy - - 2 (18%) -
United Kingdom 1 (20%) - 1 (9%) -
Germany 1 (20%) - 1 (9%) -
Poland 1 (20%) - 1 (9%) -
Norway - - 1 (9%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (9%) -
Domestic 1 (20%) - 1 (9%) -
Cross-border 4 (80%) - 10 (91%) -
Total 5 - 11 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 4 (80%) - 5 (45%) -
Consolidation - - 2 (18%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (18%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (9%) -
Growth Capital 1 (20%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 5 - 11 -

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)
88%
7 88%
Strategic(s)
13%
1 13%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
60%
6 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
4 40%

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