Credo Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Credo Partners has acquired 1 company.

Credo Partners’ most common sectors for investment are furniture (28%) and electrical equipment (19%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (91%) and divestiture (10%). In total, Credo Partners has invested in 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Credo Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Credo Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Lonne Holding AS for $23M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 1

Credo Partners

Stortingsgaten 22, 3rd Floor,
Oslo, 0124
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, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Food, Furniture, Manufacturing

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 9 1 - - 1 - 11
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - 1 - - - 3
vol $23M $23M
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
MMC First Process AS 2019-04-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fosnavag, Norway · www.mmcfp.no
Optimar AS 2017-12-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Valderoy, Norway · www.optimar.no
SYSCO AS 2016-07-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Haugesund, Norway · www.sysco.no
Labflex A/S 2015-11-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Skive, Denmark · www.labflex.com
Dooria AS 2015-08-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Oslo, Norway · www.dooria.no
Made for Movement AS 2014-12-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Skien, Norway · www.madeformovement.com
Lonne Holding AS 2014-01-07 23M NOK Add-on Acquisition
Bergen, Norway
Optimar AS 2012-11-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Valderoy, Norway · www.optimar.no
L.O.G AS 2012-06-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oslo, Norway · www.log.no
Lönne Scandinavia AS 2011-11-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bergen, Norway · www.lonne.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Furniture 2 (22%) - 3 (27%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (11%) - 2 (18%) -
Agriculture 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Engineering 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Information Technology 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Marine 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Medical Products 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 9 - 11 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Norway 7 (78%) - 9 (82%) -
Germany 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Denmark 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Domestic 7 (78%) - 9 (82%) -
Cross-border 2 (22%) - 2 (18%) -
Total 9 - 11 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (89%) - 10 (91%) -
Divestiture 1 (11%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 9 - 11 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (67%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) 23M (100%)
Total 3 $23M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
1

Deal Values

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

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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