Demeter Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Demeter Partners has invested in 5 companies.

Demeter Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (25%) and environmental (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (29%) and venture (29%). 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 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (39%). 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 Activity62
    • M&A Buy Activity49
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 43 1 - 2 2 1 49
vol $389M $389M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 7 2 1 1 2 - 13
vol $25M $25M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Construcia SL 2021-05-11 - Stake Purchase
Barcelona, Spain · www.construcia.com
Dr. Fodisch Umweltmesstechnik AG 2020-10-13 - Secondary Buyout
Markranstädt, Germany · www.foedisch.de
Alderys 2020-05-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Orsay, France · www.alderys.com
ZEWAY 2020-05-06 - Growth Capital
Paris, France · www.zeway.com
Cityscoot SAS 2020-02-27 - Growth Capital
Paris, France · www.cityscoot.eu
Alterea Group 2019-09-05 - Growth Capital
Nantes, France · www.alterea.fr
SAS Chesneau 2019-07-22 - Growth Capital
Sarrey, France · www.chesneau-sas.com
Algaia SA 2019-03-25 - Stake Purchase
Lannilis, France · www.algaia.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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 9 (26%) 20M (5%) 12 (24%) 20M (5%)
Environmental 4 (12%) - 7 (14%) -
Life Science 1 (3%) - 4 (8%) -
Business Services 3 (9%) 78M (20%) 3 (6%) 78M (20%)
Renewable Energy 2 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Electronics 2 (6%) 26M (7%) 2 (4%) 26M (7%)
Technology Hardware 2 (6%) 6M (2%) 2 (4%) 6M (2%)
Construction 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (4%) -
Engineering 2 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Utilities 1 (3%) 259M (67%) 1 (2%) 259M (67%)
Aerospace 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Machinery 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Software 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 34 $389M 49 $389M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 24 (71%) 44M (11%) 35 (71%) 44M (11%)
Spain 5 (15%) 268M (69%) 7 (14%) 268M (69%)
Germany 1 (3%) - 3 (6%) -
United States 1 (3%) 78M (20%) 1 (2%) 78M (20%)
  California 1 (3%) 78M (20%) 1 (2%) 78M (20%)
China 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Belgium 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 24 (71%) 44M (11%) 35 (71%) 44M (11%)
Cross-border 10 (29%) 345M (89%) 14 (29%) 345M (89%)
Total 34 $389M 49 $389M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 11 (32%) 95M (24%) 14 (29%) 95M (24%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (21%) - 14 (29%) -
Growth Capital 10 (29%) 8M (2%) 12 (24%) 8M (2%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (6%) - 5 (10%) -
Divestiture 3 (9%) 286M (73%) 3 (6%) 286M (73%)
Stake Purchase 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 34 $389M 49 $389M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (38%) 25M (100%)
Stake Sale 2 (15%) -
Trade Sale 2 (15%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (15%) -
IPO 1 (8%) -
Merger 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $25M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Garrigues
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $259M
< $100M 7 $130M
TOTAL $389M
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
Investor(s)
10%
5 (10%)
Strategic(s)
6%
3 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
46%
6 (46%)
Strategic(s)
31%
4 (31%)

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