Credo Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Credo Partners has acquired 4 companies.

Credo Partners’ most common sectors for investment arefurniture (24%) and electrical equipment (18%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (100%). In total, Credo Partners has invested in 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Credo Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%). Credo Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Lönne Scandinavia AS for $23M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 2

Credo Partners

Stortingsgaten 22, 3rd Floor,
Oslo, 0161
Norway
+ 47 23 10 06 50
www.credopartners.no
info@credopartners.no

Credo Partners is a Norwegian investment- and advisory firm that focuses on value creation in companies where strategic repositioning and significant improvements in operations are critical success factors. Credo Partners have extensive top management experience from Norwegian and international industry, and specialize in profitability improvements in companies with clear improvement potential. Credo Partners was established in 2003 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Beverages, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Food, Furniture, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Marine, Medical Products, Restaurants, Staffing

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

Geographic Preferences: Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 100 500
Target EBITDA 15 60
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of NOK

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 11 2 1 3 - - 17
Sell (0.6/yr) # 2 2 - - - 1 5
vol $23M $23M
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Geia Food A/S 2021-04-27 - Secondary Buyout
Aalborg, Denmark · www.geiafood.com
Elscoop AS 2019-07-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lierstranda, Norway · www.elscoop.no
Mill International AS 2019-06-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Østerås, Norway · www.millheat.com
MMC First Process AS 2019-04-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fosnavag, Norway · www.mmcfp.no
Frisk Utvikling AS 2018-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oslo, Norway · www.friskutvikling.no
Optimar AS 2017-12-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Valderoy, Norway · www.optimar.no
Villa Paradiso 2017-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oslo, Norway · www.villaparadiso.no
Geia Food A/S 2017-10-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Aalborg, Denmark · www.geiafood.com
Labflex A/S 2017-03-03 - Sold to Management
Herlev, Denmark · www.labflex.com
Globus Wine A/S 2016-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Køge, Denmark · www.globuswine.dk
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Furniture 1 (11%) - 4 (24%) -
Electrical Equipment 2 (22%) - 3 (18%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (6%) -
Beverages 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Distribution - - 1 (6%) -
Engineering - - 1 (6%) -
Food - - 1 (6%) -
Information Technology 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Marine 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Medical Products 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Restaurants 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Staffing 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 9 - 17 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Norway 8 (89%) - 14 (82%) -
Denmark 1 (11%) - 3 (18%) -
Domestic 8 (89%) - 14 (82%) -
Cross-border 1 (11%) - 3 (18%) -
Total 9 - 17 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (100%) - 17 (100%) -
Total 9 - 17 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (40%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (20%) 23M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (20%) -
Sold to Management 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $23M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Danske Bank Corporate Finance
1
Legal Deals
Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $23M
TOTAL $23M
Largest Lönne Scandinavia AS
$23M (2014-01-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Strategic(s)
60%
3 (60%)

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