Cyrte Investments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Cyrte Investments’ most common sectors for investment are media (50%) and communications (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (67%) and divestiture (17%). In total, Cyrte Investments has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Endemol UK for $3.4B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). Cyrte Investments’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Bol.com BV for $350M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Cyrte Investments

Amstelplein 6,
Amsterdam, 1096 BC
Netherlands,
+ 31-(0)35-695 90 90
www.cyrte.com
info@cyrte.com

Cyrte Private Equity is the private equity group of Dutch investment firm Cyrte Investments. Cyrte PE invests in the UK, US, and Western Europe and targets businesses in a state of change. Cyrte generally seeks businesses valued between €50 and €300 million. Sectors of interest include media, entertainment, telecommunication, and technology. The Group will consider a variety of transaction situations including sales of family-owned businesses, divestments of non-core businesses, take privates, and management teams looking for a financial partner. Cyrte Private Equity was established in 2000 and is based in Amsterdam.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Information Technology, Media, Retail, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 50 300
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $4.1B $4.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $350M $350M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Endemol UK Ltd. 2015-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.endemoluk.com
Emesa B.V. 2013-01-02 107M EUR Secondary Buyout
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.emesa.nl
Bol.com BV 2012-02-27 350M USD Add-on Acquisition
Utrecht, Netherlands · www.bol.com
Zodiak Media Group 2010-06-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.zodiakmedia.com
Bol.com BV 2010-05-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Utrecht, Netherlands · www.bol.com
Exclusive Media Group Holdings, Inc. 2008-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Naarden, Netherlands · www.exclusivemedia.com
Endemol UK Ltd. 2007-05-14 3.4B USD Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.endemoluk.com
Versatel AG 2007-04-27 - IPO
Berlin, Germany · www.versatel.de
Versatel AG 2005-07-18 637M EUR Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Berlin, Germany · www.versatel.de
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media - - 3 (50%) 3.4B (82%)
Communications - - 1 (17%) 637M (15%)
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (17%) 107M (3%)
E-Commerce - - 1 (17%) -
Total - - 6 $4.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Netherlands - - 3 (50%) 107M (3%)
United Kingdom - - 2 (33%) 3.4B (82%)
Germany - - 1 (17%) 637M (15%)
Domestic - - 3 (50%) 107M (3%)
Cross-border - - 3 (50%) 4.0B (97%)
Total - - 6 $4.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 4 (67%) 637M (15%)
Divestiture - - 1 (17%) 3.4B (82%)
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (17%) 107M (3%)
Total - - 6 $4.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) 350M (100%)
IPO 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $350M

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.4B
$100M to $1B 2 $744M
TOTAL $4.1B
Largest Endemol UK Ltd.
$3.4B (2007-05-14)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $350M
TOTAL $350M
Largest Bol.com BV
$350M (2012-02-27)

M&A Connections

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