Deutsche Beteiligungs AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG has acquired 14 companies. It has also invested in 8 others.

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG’s most common sectors for investment are machinery (17%) and communications (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and growth capital (24%). In total, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG has invested in 1 US state and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Clyde Bergemann for $136M.

In the last 3 years, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG has exited 13 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). Deutsche Beteiligungs AG’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Coperion for $460M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity82
    • M&A Buy Activity59
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 27
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 8

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

Börsenstraße 1,
Frankfurt, 60313
Germany
+49 69 95787-01
www.deutsche-beteiligung.com
welcome@deutsche-beteiligung.de

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG is a publicly-traded German mid-market private equity firm focused primarily on management buyout transactions. The firm pursues companies with skilled management, strong market positions, positive earnings, and the potential to build additional value. Prospective companies typically generate annual sales of €50 to €500 million. The Firm's target transaction size ranges from €50 to €250 million. Sectors of interest include automotive supplies, fine chemicals, industrial services, logistics, machine/plant construction, and measuring/automation technology. Deutsche Beteiligungs AG was established in 1965 and became publicly-listed in 1985. The Firm is based in Frankfurt.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Products, Distribution, Engineering, Machinery, Retail, Safety/Security, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 500
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 50 250
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (5.4/yr) # 32 5 5 8 5 4 59
vol $136M $86M $222M
Sell (3.2/yr) # 7 3 7 1 5 - 23
vol $854M $216M $1.1B
  82

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Hausheld AG 2020-10-02 - Growth Capital
Mönchengladbach, Germany · www.hausheld.info
congatec AG 2020-08-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deggendorf, Germany · www.congatec.com
Multimon AG 2020-08-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kirchheim b. Munich, Germany · www.multimon.info
PM Plastic Materials S.r.l. 2020-08-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Almenno San Bartolomeo, Italy · www.pmplasticmaterials.com
Leinberger-Bau GmbH 2019-10-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Büdingen, Germany · www.leinberger-bau.de
inexio Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KGaA 2019-09-28 - Secondary Buyout
Saarlouis, Germany · www.inexio.net
STG Braunsberg GmbH 2019-09-12 - Growth Capital
Bochum, Germany · www.stgbraunsberg.de
Cartonplast Group GmbH 2019-08-23 - Secondary Buyout
Dietzenbach, Germany · www.cartonplast.com
Novopress GmbH 2019-07-11 - Sold to Management
Neuss, Germany · www.novopress.de
Infiana 2019-07-08 - Secondary Buyout
Forchheim, Germany · www.infiana.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Vitronet Projekte GmbH 2017-04-24 Telewenz GmbH 2020-04-02 1
Essen, Germany Bochum, Germany
Pfaudler International Sarl 2014-12-25 Julius MONTZ GmbH 2019-08-01 1
Rochester, New York · www.pfaudler.com Hilden, Germany · www.montz.de
Cloudflight Holding GmbH 2019-05-02 Crisp Research AG 2019-05-02 2
Frankfurt, Germany · www.cloudflight.io Kassel, Germany · www.crisp-research.com
Cloudflight Holding GmbH 2019-05-02 Catalysts GmbH 2019-05-02 1
Frankfurt, Germany · www.cloudflight.io Linz, Austria · www.catalysts.cc
Gienanth GmbH 2014-12-22 SLR Gusswerk 2018-10-11 1
Eisenberg, Germany · www.gienanth.com Steyr, Austria · www.slr.at
Huhtamaki Group 2014-11-22 Val Pack Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (Valpack) 2016-07-22 6
Espoo, Finland · www.huhtamaki.com Mumbai, India · www.valpack.in
Huhtamaki Group 2014-11-22 Delta Packaging Ltd. 2016-05-19 5
Espoo, Finland · www.huhtamaki.com Belfast, United Kingdom · www.deltapack.com
Huhtamaki Group 2014-11-22 FIOMO a.s. 2015-12-23 4
Espoo, Finland · www.huhtamaki.com Prague, Czech Republic · www.fiomo.com
Huhtamaki Group 2014-11-22 Pure-Stat Technologies, Inc. 2015-07-02 3
Espoo, Finland · www.huhtamaki.com Lewiston, Maine · www.purestat.com
Huhtamaki Group 2014-11-22 Butterworth Paper Cups Sdn. Bhd 2015-03-13 2
Espoo, Finland · www.huhtamaki.com Nibong Tebal, Malaysia · www.bpccup.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Machinery 5 (13%) - 10 (17%) -
Communications 4 (11%) - 5 (8%) -
Technology Hardware 3 (8%) - 4 (7%) 136M (61%)
Automotive 1 (3%) - 4 (7%) -
Business Services 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
Food 2 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Metals/Mining 3 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
Safety/Security 2 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Apparel/Textiles 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Construction 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Education - - 2 (3%) -
Information Technology 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Manufacturing 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Life Science 1 (3%) 86M (100%) 1 (2%) 86M (39%)
Building Materials - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Engineering - - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Marine 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Packaging 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Plastics 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Real Estate 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (2%) -
Software 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 38 $86M 59 $222M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 30 (79%) 86M (100%) 49 (83%) 222M (100%)
United Kingdom 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Switzerland 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
United States 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  New York 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Italy 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Denmark 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Finland 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
France - - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 30 (79%) 86M (100%) 49 (83%) 222M (100%)
Cross-border 8 (21%) - 10 (17%) -
Total 38 $86M 59 $222M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 15 (39%) 86M (100%) 28 (47%) 86M (39%)
Growth Capital 12 (32%) - 14 (24%) -
Secondary Buyout 6 (16%) - 11 (19%) 136M (61%)
Divestiture 3 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 38 $86M 59 $222M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (39%) 854M (80%)
Secondary Sale 8 (35%) 47M (4%)
Unknown 3 (13%) -
Sold to Management 2 (9%) -
Trade Sale 1 (4%) 169M (16%)
Total 23 $1.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Lincoln International
1
Legal Deals
Noerr LLP
2
Shearman & Sterling LLP
1
King & Wood Mallesons
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $136M
< $100M 1 $86M
TOTAL $222M
Largest Clyde Bergemann GmbH
$136M (2005-07-12)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.0B
< $100M 1 $47M
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest Coperion GmbH
$460M (2012-10-16)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
83%
15 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
3 17%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
9 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
9 50%

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