Creafund Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

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

Creafund’s most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (17%) and life science (17%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Creafund has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2020 when it acquired Vision Healthcare N.V. for $344M.

In the last 3 years, Creafund has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 2

Creafund

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 €5 and €25m in Belgian SMEs, being companies with EBITDA of between €2.5m and €25m, alongside entrepreneurs, family shareholders, and management. Prospective transaction situations include growth capital financings, buyouts, and consolidations. Creafund was formed in 2001 and is based in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Life Science, Manufacturing, Packaging, Semiconductors, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 5 2 4 1 - - 12
vol $344M $344M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - 1 - - 2
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Coeman Packaging 2022-06-03 - Growth Capital
Waregem, Belgium · www.coeman.be
Aalterpaint bvba 2022-05-31 - Secondary Sale
Lakeland, Belgium · www.aalterpaint.be
Sitra Group 2021-12-06 - Stake Purchase
Ypres, Belgium · www.sitra-group.com
Planet Group 2021-11-30 - Stake Purchase
Sint-Denijs-Westrem, Belgium · www.planet-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
Real Corp., NV 2020-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sint-Gillis-Waas, Italy · www.real-corp.be
Vision Healthcare N.V. 2020-06-01 344M EUR Divestiture
Kortrijk, Belgium · www.visionhealthcare.eu
Mylène nv 2019-01-04 - Trade Sale
Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium · www.mylene.eu
Diresco NV 2018-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oudsbergen, Belgium · www.diresco.be
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Vision Healthcare N.V. 2020-06-01 NaturaMed Pharma AS 2020-12-21 4
Kortrijk, Belgium · www.visionhealthcare.eu Drammen, Netherlands · www.naturamed-pharma.no

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 1 (9%) 344M (100%) 2 (17%) 344M (100%)
Life Science 2 (18%) - 2 (17%) -
Packaging 2 (18%) - 2 (17%) -
Building Materials 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Construction 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Semiconductors 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Staffing 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Transportation 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 11 $344M 12 $344M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Belgium 8 (73%) 344M (100%) 9 (75%) 344M (100%)
France 2 (18%) - 2 (17%) -
Italy 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 11 $344M 12 $344M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (18%) - 3 (25%) -
Growth Capital 3 (27%) - 3 (25%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (27%) - 3 (25%) -
Divestiture 1 (9%) 344M (100%) 1 (8%) 344M (100%)
Recapitalization 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 11 $344M 12 $344M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (50%) -
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
1
Legal Deals
Eubelius
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)
8%
1 (8%)
Strategic(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
1 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
1 (50%)

FAQ

When was Creafund founded?

Creafund was founded in 2001.

What type of investor is Creafund?

Creafund is a growth capital firm.

Where is Creafund headquartered?

Creafund is headquartered in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium.

How much capital does Creafund have under management?

Creafund has 100M EUR under management.

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