Demeter Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Demeter Partners has invested in 3 companies.

Demeter Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (30%) and environmental (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (32%) and growth capital (28%). In total, Demeter Partners has invested in 1 US state and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Renewable Power International SL for $259M.

In the last 3 years, Demeter Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (40%). Demeter Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold IES Synergy SA for $25M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity54
    • M&A Buy Activity44
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 2

Demeter Partners

7-9 rue La Boétie,
Paris, 75008
France
+33 (0) 1 43 12 53 33
www.demeter-partners.com
contact@demeter-partners.com

Demeter Partners is a private investment group focused on providing expansion and development capital to renewable energy and environmental companies. The Firm primarily looks for opportunities in France, but also pursues companies in greater Europe. Demeter was formed in 2005 and is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Construction, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Life Science, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 41 - - - 1 2 44
vol $362M $362M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 7 - 2 1 - - 10
vol $25M $25M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ZEWAY 2020-05-06 - Growth Capital
Paris, France · www.zeway.com
Cityscoot SAS 2020-02-27 - Growth Capital
Paris, France · www.cityscoot.eu
SAS Chesneau 2019-07-24 - Stake Purchase
Sarrey, France · www.chesneau-sas.com
Ideol SAS 2018-04-27 - Secondary Buyout
La Ciotat, France · www.ideol-offshore.com
Contenur SL 2017-12-07 - Secondary Buyout
Getafe, Spain · www.contenur.com
Aislamientos Suaval SA 2017-09-14 - Stake Purchase
Carreño, Spain · www.suaval.com
Agri-Espirit SAS 2014-05-06 - Venture
Strasbourg, France · www.agri-esprit.com
Fermentalg SA 2014-04-17 - IPO
Libourne, France · www.fermentalg.com
Qualisteo SAS 2014-02-19 - Growth Capital
Nice, France · www.wattseeker.com
Invicta SA 2013-07-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, France · www.invicta.fr
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 10 (32%) 20M (5%) 13 (30%) 20M (5%)
Environmental 4 (13%) - 7 (16%) -
Business Services 3 (10%) 78M (21%) 3 (7%) 78M (21%)
Life Science 1 (3%) - 3 (7%) -
Renewable Energy 2 (6%) - 3 (7%) -
Technology Hardware 2 (6%) 6M (2%) 2 (5%) 6M (2%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (3%) - 2 (5%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (5%) -
Utilities 1 (3%) 259M (72%) 1 (2%) 259M (72%)
Aerospace 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Construction - - 1 (2%) -
Engineering 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Machinery 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Semiconductors 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Software 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 31 $362M 44 $362M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 21 (68%) 17M (5%) 31 (70%) 17M (5%)
Spain 4 (13%) 268M (74%) 6 (14%) 268M (74%)
Germany 2 (6%) - 3 (7%) -
United States 1 (3%) 78M (21%) 1 (2%) 78M (21%)
  California 1 (3%) 78M (21%) 1 (2%) 78M (21%)
China 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Belgium 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 21 (68%) 17M (5%) 31 (70%) 17M (5%)
Cross-border 10 (32%) 345M (95%) 13 (30%) 345M (95%)
Total 31 $362M 44 $362M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (23%) - 14 (32%) -
Growth Capital 10 (32%) 8M (2%) 12 (27%) 8M (2%)
Venture 8 (26%) 95M (26%) 10 (23%) 95M (26%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (10%) - 5 (11%) -
Divestiture 2 (6%) 259M (72%) 2 (5%) 259M (72%)
Stake Purchase 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 31 $362M 44 $362M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (40%) 25M (100%)
Trade Sale 2 (20%) -
IPO 1 (10%) -
Merger 1 (10%) -
Stake Sale 1 (10%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $25M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Garrigues
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $259M
< $100M 6 $103M
TOTAL $362M
Largest Renewable Power International SL
$259M (2011-06-22)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $25M
TOTAL $25M
Largest IES Synergy SA
$25M (2013-06-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
71%
5 71%
Strategic(s)
29%
2 29%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
75%
6 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
2 25%

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