Defi Gestion SA Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Defi Gestion SA’s most common sectors for investment are machinery (20%) and staffing (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (80%) and secondary buyout (10%). In total, Defi Gestion SA has invested in 1 US state and 6 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Defi Gestion SA has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (58%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Defi Gestion SA

Boulevard de Grancy 1,
Lausanne, CH-1006
Switzerland
+41 21 614 3444
www.defigestion.com
defi@defigestion.ch

Defi Gestion SA is a Swiss private investment firm that targets venture capital as well as later stage private equity investment opportunities. The Firm's buyout group looks to invest between 3 and 7 million CHF in growing businesses with at least €10 million in annual revenue. Areas of interest include consumer products, industrial, energy, manufacturing, and business services. Defi Gestion will consider both minority and majority investment situations and prefers businesses located in Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy and the Benelux. Defi Gestion SA was formed in 1990 and is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Food, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Real Estate, Retail, Safety/Security, Staffing, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
Sell (0.4/yr) # 5 - - 2 - - 7
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Captain Tortue Group 2018-12-13 - Secondary Buyout
Cedex, France · www.captaintortuegroup.com
Asic Robotics AG 2018-07-12 - Secondary Buyout
Burgdorf, Switzerland · www.asic.ch
Asic Robotics AG 2013-05-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Burgdorf, Switzerland · www.asic.ch
Captain Tortue Group 2011-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cedex, France · www.captaintortuegroup.com
Européenne Food SAS 2011-06-30 - Secondary Buyout
Villeneneuve St Georges, France · www.efood.fr
Actief Interim NV 2011-03-29 - Secondary Buyout
Lummen, Belgium · www.actief.be
Financiere Spigol 2009-09-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Gemenos, France · www.spigol.fr
DS Care SA 2009-01-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lombardy, Italy · www.argentovivospa.it
Stradeblu Srl 2008-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Genova, Italy · www.strade-blu.it
Plumettaz SA 2008-08-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bex, Switzerland · www.plumettaz.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Machinery 1 (25%) - 2 (20%) -
Staffing - - 2 (20%) -
Building Materials 1 (25%) - 1 (10%) -
Food 1 (25%) - 1 (10%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (25%) - 1 (10%) -
Marine - - 1 (10%) -
Marketing - - 1 (10%) -
Retail - - 1 (10%) -
Total 4 - 10 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 1 (25%) - 3 (30%) -
Italy 1 (25%) - 2 (20%) -
Switzerland 1 (25%) - 2 (20%) -
Luxembourg 1 (25%) - 1 (10%) -
United States - - 1 (10%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (10%) -
Belgium - - 1 (10%) -
Domestic 1 (25%) - 2 (20%) -
Cross-border 3 (75%) - 8 (80%) -
Total 4 - 10 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (100%) - 8 (80%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (10%) -
Venture - - 1 (10%) -
Total 4 - 10 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (57%) -
Trade Sale 3 (43%) -
Total 7 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
71%
5 71%
Strategic(s)
29%
2 29%

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