Creafund Asset Management NV Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Creafund Asset Management NV has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Creafund Asset Management NV’s most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (20%) and life science (20%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (30%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (20%). In total, Creafund Asset Management NV has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2020 when it acquired Vision Healthcare N.V. for $344M.

In the last 3 years, Creafund Asset Management NV has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Creafund Asset Management NV

Kapitein Maenhoutstraat 77 B,
Sint-Martens-Latem, 9830
Belgium
+32 9 272 62 00
www.creafund.be
assistant@creafund.be

Creafund is a private holding company that looks to acquire majority stakes in mature Belgian companies. Creafund takes majority stakes of between EUR 5 and EUR 25m in Belgian SMEs, being companies with EBITDA of between EUR 2.5m and EUR 25m, alongside entrepreneurs, family shareholders, and management. Prospective transaction situations include growth capital financings, buyouts, and consolidations. Creafund was originally formed in 2001 and is based in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Manufacturing

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 3 25
Investment Size 5 25
Enterprise Value 20 100
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 4 1 - 1 3 1 10
vol $344M $344M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - 1 - - - 1
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Coeman Packaging 2022-06-03 - Growth Capital
Waregem, Belgium · www.coeman.be
Sitra Group 2021-12-06 - Stake Purchase
Ypres, Belgium · www.sitra-group.com
Sofics 2021-09-01 - Recapitalization
Aalter, Belgium · www.sofics.com
Cooper Consumer Health SAS 2021-03-12 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.cooperconsumerhealth.eu
Vision Healthcare N.V. 2020-06-01 344M EUR Divestiture
Kortrijk, Belgium · www.visionhealthcare.eu
Mylène nv 2019-01-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium · www.mylene.eu
Diresco NV 2018-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oudsbergen, Belgium · www.diresco.be
Mylène nv 2015-10-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium · www.mylene.eu
TFF Group 2015-01-01 - Stake Purchase
Saint Romain , France · www.tff-group.com
Beddeleem NV 2014-01-01 - Growth Capital
Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium · www.beddeleem.be
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Vision Healthcare N.V. 2020-06-01 NaturaMed Pharma AS 2020-12-21 3
Kortrijk, Belgium · www.visionhealthcare.eu Drammen, Netherlands · www.naturamed-pharma.no

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 1 (11%) 344M (100%) 2 (20%) 344M (100%)
Life Science 2 (22%) - 2 (20%) -
Packaging 2 (22%) - 2 (20%) -
Building Materials 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Construction 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Semiconductors 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Transportation 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 9 $344M 10 $344M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Belgium 7 (78%) 344M (100%) 8 (80%) 344M (100%)
France 2 (22%) - 2 (20%) -
Total 9 $344M 10 $344M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 3 (33%) - 3 (30%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (11%) - 2 (20%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (22%) - 2 (20%) -
Divestiture 1 (11%) 344M (100%) 1 (10%) 344M (100%)
Recapitalization 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (11%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 9 $344M 10 $344M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $344M
TOTAL $344M
Largest Vision Healthcare N.V.
$344M (2020-06-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
10%
1 (10%)
Strategic(s)
10%
1 (10%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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