CVC Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, CVC Capital Partners has acquired 14 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

CVC Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are retail (8%) and chemicals (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (45%) and secondary buyout (27%). In total, CVC Capital Partners has invested in 18 US states and 25 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Acromas Holdings for $9.5B.

In the last 3 years, CVC Capital Partners has exited 14 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (35%). CVC Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Formula One World Championship for $8.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity293
    • M&A Buy Activity181
    • M&A Sell Activity112
  • Total Sectors Invested 45
  • Total Countries Invested 25
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 104
  • M&A Advisors 67

CVC Capital Partners

20 Avenue Monterey,
Luxembourg, L-2163
Luxembourg
+352 26 47 8368
www.cvc.com
info@cvc.com

CVC Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in large companies located in Europe and the US. CVC looks for opportunities with stable cash flows and talented management, and will consider businesses in a variety of industries. Target sectors include textiles, industrial products, waste management, building materials, energy/utilities, business services, financial services, distribution, healthcare, media, semiconductors, and gaming. CVC can handle transactions valued from €250 million to €10 billion. CVC Capital Partners is affiliated with CVC Asia. CVC Capital Partners was formed in 1981 and is based in Luxembourg.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Forest Products, Furniture, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Infrastructure, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Plastics, Publishing, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Retail, Semiconductors, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 200 10,000
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (8.6/yr) # 138 8 19 8 6 2 181
vol $64.5B $1.1B $5.6B $2.5B $1.4B $75.0B
Sell (4.8/yr) # 88 5 8 6 5 - 112
vol $33.7B $16.3B $1.1B $7.2B $58.3B
  293

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A 2020-05-18 - Stake Purchase
Milan, Italy · www.legaseriea.it
Hermes Transporte Blindados S.A. 2020-01-08 - Secondary Buyout
Lima, Peru · www.hermes.com.pe
WebPros Group 2019-12-12 - Stake Purchase
Little Switzerland, North Carolina · www.webpros.net
Alvogen, Inc. 2019-10-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Pinebrook, New Jersey · www.alvogen.com
DFE Pharma 2019-09-25 - Stake Purchase
47568, Germany · www.dfepharma.com
Università Telematica Pegaso 2019-08-02 - Stake Purchase
Campania, Italy · www.unipegaso.it
Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc. 2019-07-30 1.4B USD Divestiture
Chatsworth, California · www.ontic.com
Robert Bosch Packaging Technology GmbH 2019-07-12 - Divestiture
Waiblingen, Germany · www.boschpackaging.com/en/
Domestic & General Group Ltd. 2019-07-10 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.domesticandgeneral.com
Continental Foods Belgium NV 2019-05-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Puurs-Sint-Amands, Belgium · www.continentalfoods.eu
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Messer Industries GmbH 2019-03-01 Castolin Eutectic GmbH 2020-04-22 1
Bad Soden, Germany · www.messergroup.com Kriftel, Germany · www.castolin.com
Messer Industries GmbH 2019-03-01 Air Liquide S.A. - Czech Republic and Slovakia Operations 2020-01-28 1
Bad Soden, Germany · www.messergroup.com Prague, Czech Republic
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC 2014-06-16 Quantum Networks LLC 2020-01-08 10
Irvine, California · www.advantagesolutions.net New York, New York · www.quantumnetworks.com
RAC Ltd. 2015-12-02 Nebula Systems Ltd. 2019-12-04 1
Walsall, United Kingdom · www.rac.co.uk Buckingham, United Kingdom · www.nebulasystems.com
QA Ltd. 2017-06-19 Cloud Academy, Inc. 2019-07-10 1
Rath House 55-65 Uxbridge Road, United Kingdom · www.qa.com San Francisco, California · www.cloudacademy.com
European Travel Interactive AB (eTRAVELi) 2017-06-20 TripStack, Inc. 2019-06-20 2
Uppsala, Sweden · www.etraveli.com Toronto, Ontario · www.tripstack.com
European Travel Interactive AB (eTRAVELi) 2017-06-20 FlightNetwork 2019-06-20 1
Uppsala, Sweden · www.etraveli.com Toronto, Ontario · www.flightnetwork.com
Sisal Group S.p.A 2016-05-30 MyCicero 2019-04-03 1
Milan, Italy · www.sisal.it Senigallia, Italy · www.mycicero.eu
ConvergeOne Holdings, Inc. 2018-11-06 Venture Technologies, Inc. 2018-12-11 1
Eagan, Minnesota · www.convergeone.com Ridgeland, Mississippi · www.ventech.com
Ahlsell AB 2012-02-29 Øglænd Industrier AS - Sprinkler Business 2018-09-28 19
Stockholm, Sweden · www.ahlsell.com Kleppe, Norway

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 3 (5%) 4.6B (21%) 13 (7%) 10.8B (14%)
Chemicals 4 (7%) 873M (4%) 11 (6%) 2.8B (4%)
Consumer Products 3 (5%) - 10 (5%) 1.7B (2%)
Distribution 1 (2%) 2.0B (9%) 9 (5%) 4.0B (5%)
Business Services 2 (4%) - 9 (5%) 1.3B (2%)
Healthcare Services 4 (7%) - 8 (4%) 1.9B (2%)
Manufacturing - - 8 (4%) 1.8B (2%)
Food - - 8 (4%) 1.2B (2%)
Packaging 3 (5%) - 8 (4%) 586M (1%)
Financial Services 2 (4%) - 7 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 4 (7%) 4.5B (20%) 5 (3%) 5.7B (7%)
Apparel/Textiles 3 (5%) 2.0B (9%) 5 (3%) 2.0B (3%)
Consumer Services 1 (2%) - 5 (3%) 1.4B (2%)
Building Materials 1 (2%) 1.1B (5%) 5 (3%) 1.1B (1%)
Insurance 2 (4%) 1.5B (7%) 4 (2%) 12.3B (16%)
Gaming 2 (4%) 1.1B (5%) 4 (2%) 2.7B (3%)
Life Science 2 (4%) 703M (3%) 4 (2%) 2.7B (3%)
Transportation 3 (5%) - 4 (2%) 1.5B (2%)
Information Technology 2 (4%) - 4 (2%) 676M (1%)
Leisure 1 (2%) - 4 (2%) 158M (< 1%)
Media 1 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
Software 3 (5%) - 4 (2%) -
Restaurants - - 3 (2%) 6.5B (8%)
Communications 1 (2%) 1.8B (8%) 3 (2%) 5.2B (7%)
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 3 (2%) 3.8B (5%)
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (4%) 523M (2%) 3 (2%) 523M (1%)
Medical Products 2 (4%) - 3 (2%) -
Aerospace 1 (2%) 1.4B (6%) 2 (1%) 2.1B (3%)
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (1%) 1.7B (2%)
Education 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) 200M (< 1%)
Automotive - - 2 (1%) -
Beverages - - 2 (1%) -
Publishing - - 2 (1%) -
Staffing 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (1%) 1.2B (2%)
Machinery - - 1 (1%) 131M (< 1%)
Diversified - - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (1%) -
Furniture - - 1 (1%) -
Infrastructure - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Plastics - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Total 57 $22.1B 183 $77.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 8 (14%) 4.6B (21%) 46 (25%) 31.2B (40%)
United States 14 (25%) 7.8B (35%) 27 (15%) 15.5B (20%)
  California 4 (7%) 6.0B (27%) 5 (3%) 6.0B (8%)
  Illinois 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) 2.0B (3%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) 902M (1%)
  Tennessee 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
  New York - - 2 (1%) -
  Minnesota 1 (2%) 1.8B (8%) 1 (1%) 1.8B (2%)
  Idaho 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Florida 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Louisiana 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (1%) 2.8B (4%)
  New Jersey - - 1 (1%) 2.0B (3%)
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (1%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (1%) -
Netherlands 2 (4%) 873M (4%) 19 (10%) 873M (1%)
  Missouri - - 2 (1%) -
Spain 5 (9%) 2.0B (9%) 17 (9%) 2.6B (3%)
Germany 6 (11%) - 15 (8%) 4.9B (6%)
France 2 (4%) - 12 (7%) 5.4B (7%)
Italy 5 (9%) 1.1B (5%) 8 (4%) 2.4B (3%)
Denmark 2 (4%) - 6 (3%) -
Belgium 1 (2%) 1.1B (5%) 6 (3%) 1.6B (2%)
Sweden 3 (5%) 2.6B (12%) 4 (2%) 2.6B (3%)
Switzerland 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) 3.4B (4%)
Poland 2 (4%) 523M (2%) 2 (1%) 523M (1%)
Finland 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) 700M (1%)
Czech Republic 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Greece 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
China - - 2 (1%) 200M (< 1%)
Norway - - 2 (1%) -
Bermuda 1 (2%) 1.5B (7%) 1 (1%) 1.5B (2%)
Brazil 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Peru 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Australia - - 1 (1%) 1.9B (2%)
Luxembourg - - 1 (1%) 1.7B (2%)
Ireland - - 1 (1%) 750M (1%)
Philippines - - 1 (1%) 9M (< 1%)
India - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic - - 1 (1%) 1.7B (2%)
Cross-border 57 (100%) 22.1B (100%) 182 (99%) 76.1B (98%)
Total 57 $22.1B 183 $77.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (12%) 3.5B (17%) 82 (45%) 15.2B (20%)
Secondary Buyout 22 (39%) 7.8B (37%) 48 (26%) 24.2B (32%)
Divestiture 9 (16%) 4.0B (19%) 23 (13%) 10.7B (14%)
Stake Purchase 11 (19%) - 13 (7%) -
Going Private 2 (4%) 5.7B (27%) 9 (5%) 16.0B (21%)
Growth Capital 4 (7%) - 4 (2%) -
Consolidation 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) 9.5B (13%)
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 57 $21.0B 183 $75.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 32 (29%) 17.7B (30%)
Trade Sale 24 (21%) 10.5B (18%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 22 (20%) 29.2B (50%)
IPO 21 (19%) 915M (2%)
Merger 4 (4%) -
Sold to Management 3 (3%) -
Stake Sale 3 (3%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 2 (2%) -
Divestiture 1 (1%) -
Total 112 $58.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
10
Citigroup Investment Banking
6
UBS Investment Bank
5
Legal Deals
Clifford Chance LLP
7
Latham & Watkins
5
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
5

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 30 $69.3B
$100M to $1B 15 $8.5B
< $100M 1 $9M
TOTAL $77.8B
Largest Acromas Holdings Ltd.
$9.5B (2007-09-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 21 $52.5B
$100M to $1B 13 $5.5B
< $100M 3 $213M
TOTAL $58.3B
Largest Formula One World Championship Ltd.
$8.0B (2016-09-07)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
78%
74 78%
Strategic(s)
22%
21 22%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
52%
48 52%
Strategic(s)
48%
45 48%

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