Cross Equity Partners AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Cross Equity Partners AG has acquired 2 companies.

Cross Equity Partners AG’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (38%) and consumer products (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (63%) and secondary buyout (25%). In total, Cross Equity Partners AG has invested in 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Cross Equity Partners AG has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Cross Equity Partners AG’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Swiss Tool Systems AG for $34M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 1

Cross Equity Partners AG

Unterdorfstrasse 12,
Zurich, CH - 8808
Switzerland,
+41 44 269 93 93
www.crossequity.ch
info(at)crossequity.ch

Cross Equity is a Swiss private equity firm focused on investing in medium-sized growth companies in German speaking Europe with an enterprise value of CHF 15- CHF 150 million. Cross has specific interest in the engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial products and services sectors. The firms invest in the range of CHF 5 – CHF 15 million transactions. Prospective companies generally lead their respective markets and are profitable. Cross Equity was formed in 2008 and is based in Zurich with an additional office in UK.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Engineering, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 15
Enterprise Value 15 150
values in millions of CHF

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 6 - - 2 - - 8
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - - 1 - 2
vol $34M $34M
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Swiss Tool Systems AG 2019-08-15 34M USD Add-on Acquisition
Burglen, Switzerland · www.swisstools.org
BOES GmbH 2018-11-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Neulingen, Germany · www.boes-group.de
WDM Wolfshagener Draht- und Metallverarbeitung GmbH 2018-01-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Groß Pankow, Germany · www.wdm-wolfshagen.de
punker GmbH 2015-10-02 - Secondary Buyout
Eckernförde, Germany · www.punker.de
Rademacher Geräte-Elektronik Gmbh 2014-09-30 - Secondary Buyout
Rhede, Germany · www.rademacher.de
Polymetrix AG 2013-06-01 - Divestiture
Oberbüren, Switzerland · www.polymetrix.com
Schwab Verkehrstechnik AG 2013-05-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Schaffhausen, Switzerland · www.schwab-vt.ch
Micro-Macinazione SA 2012-07-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Molinazzo di Monteggio, Switzerland · www.micro-macinazione.com
Spirella SA 2010-06-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Embrach, Switzerland · www.spirella.ch
Schwab Verkehrstechnik AG 2009-01-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Schaffhausen, Switzerland · www.schwab-vt.ch
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
WDM Wolfshagener Draht- und Metallverarbeitung GmbH 2018-01-08 Midrahtec Drahtwaren GmbH & Co. KG 2019-12-11 1
Groß Pankow, Germany · www.wdm-wolfshagen.de Leisnig, Germany · www.midrahtec-drahtwaren.de

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 3 (43%) - 3 (38%) -
Consumer Products 2 (29%) - 2 (25%) -
Electronics 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Marketing - - 1 (13%) -
Medical Products 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 7 - 8 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 4 (57%) - 4 (50%) -
Switzerland 3 (43%) - 4 (50%) -
Domestic 3 (43%) - 4 (50%) -
Cross-border 4 (57%) - 4 (50%) -
Total 7 - 8 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (57%) - 5 (63%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (29%) - 2 (25%) -
Divestiture 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 7 - 8 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) 34M (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $34M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Altium Capital Ltd.
2

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $34M
TOTAL $34M
Largest Swiss Tool Systems AG
$34M (2019-08-15)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%