CornerstoneCapital Verwaltungs AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

CornerstoneCapital Verwaltungs AG’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (25%) and software (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (63%) and growth capital (25%). In total, CornerstoneCapital Verwaltungs AG has invested in 2 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (40%). CornerstoneCapital Verwaltungs AG’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold FAST Video Security AG for $21M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

CornerstoneCapital Verwaltungs AG

Geschaeftsstelle Frankfurt, Westendstrasse 41,
Frankfurt, 60325
Germany,
+49 69 78 90 47 0
www.cornerstone-capital.de
equity@cornerstonecapital.de

CornerstoneCapital Verwaltungs AG is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts/buy-ins, growth capital financings, and PIPE transactions. The Firm targets small and mid-sized companies throughout Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. For growth capital investments, the Firm prefers to invest €3 to €15 million in companies with revenues of at least €5 million. For management buyouts, Cornerstone prefers to invest in companies with revenues of €10 million or greater valued up to €50 million. For PIPE transactions, the Cornerstone invests €5 to €10 million in listed companies with revenues of at least €20 million. Areas of interest include engineering, chemicals, software, healthcare, and business services. CornerstoneCapital Verwaltungs AG was formed in 2001 and is based Frankfurt.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Electronics, Engineering, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Media, Medical Products, Safety/Security, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, PIPE

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 3 15
Enterprise Value 5 50
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
Sell (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
vol $21M $21M
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Human Solutions GmbH 2015-06-02 - Secondary Buyout
Kaiserslautern, Germany · www.human-solutions.de
vwd Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste GmbH 2012-09-24 - Secondary Buyout
Frankfurt, Germany · www.vwd.com
Datamars SA 2011-07-29 - Secondary Buyout
Bedano, Switzerland · www.datamars.com
ISOLITE GmbH 2010-05-05 - Secondary Buyout
Ludwigshafen, Germany · www.isolite.de
Integrata AG 2009-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stuttgart, Germany · www.integrata.de
EppsteinFOILS GmbH & Co. KG 2008-06-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Eppstein, Germany · www.eppstein-foils.de
Betty Holding AG 2006-09-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Zurich, Swaziland
D+S Europe AG 2006-01-01 - Sold to Management
Hamburg, Germany · www.dseurope.ag
FAST Video Security AG 2005-11-17 21M USD Add-on Acquisition
Hünenberg, Switzerland · www.fast-security.com
Utimaco Safeware AG 2005-06-30 - Unknown
Aachen, Germany · www.utimaco.de
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology - - 2 (25%) -
Software - - 2 (25%) -
Automotive - - 1 (13%) -
Business Services 1 (50%) - 1 (13%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (50%) - 1 (13%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (13%) -
Total 2 - 8 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 2 (100%) - 7 (88%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (13%) -
Domestic 2 (100%) - 7 (88%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (13%) -
Total 2 - 8 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (100%) - 5 (63%) -
Growth Capital - - 2 (25%) -
PIPE - - 1 (13%) -
Total 2 - 8 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (40%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (30%) 21M (100%)
Sold to Management 1 (10%) -
Trade Sale 1 (10%) -
Unknown 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $21M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $21M
TOTAL $21M
Largest FAST Video Security AG
$21M (2005-11-17)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
71%
5 71%
Strategic(s)
29%
2 29%