DIF Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Infrastructure Profile

In the last 3 years, DIF Capital Partners has acquired 14 companies. It has also invested in 8 others.

DIF Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arecommunications (26%) and renewable energy (23%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (32%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (29%). In total, DIF Capital Partners has invested in 4 US states and 12 different countries.

In the last 3 years, DIF Capital Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity36
    • M&A Buy Activity35
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 18

DIF Capital Partners

DIF Management B.V.

WTC Schiphol Airport, Tower D, 10th floor, Schiphol Boulevard 269,
Schiphol, 1118 BH
Netherlands
+31 20 717 3151
www.dif.eu
info@dif.eu

DIF Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on infrastructure and real assets. The Firm targets opportunities across Europe, North America, and Australia and generally looks to commit €10 to €250 per transaction or project. Targeted assets include telecom infrastructure, rail, energy and non-regulated utility sectors. DIF Capital Partners was formed in 2005 and is headquartered in Schiphol, Netherlands.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Energy Services and Equipment, Infrastructure, Renewable Energy, Utilities

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Nordic, Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 250
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (5.6/yr) # 7 6 5 9 7 1 35
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - 1 - - 1
  36

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
TDF Fibre business 2024-04-18 - Divestiture
Montrouge, France
Novar Holding 2023-11-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Groningen, Netherlands · www.novar.nl
Fjord1 AS 2023-10-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Floro, Norway · www.fjord1.no
Virmati Energy Ltd. 2023-07-25 - Growth Capital
Whitechapel, United Kingdom · www.field.energy
Diverso Energy 2023-05-10 - Growth Capital
Toronto, Ontario · www.diversoenergy.com
Hemiko Ltd. 2023-04-05 - Growth Capital
Cumbria, United Kingdom · www.hemiko.com
Green Street Power Partners LLC 2023-04-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, Connecticut · www.gspp.com
RFNOW, Inc. 2023-01-24 - Growth Capital
Virden, Manitoba · www.rfnow.com
ruhrfibre Essen Gmbh 2022-11-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Essen, Germany · www.ruhrfibre.de
Alight AB 2022-11-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stockholm, Sweden · www.alight-energy.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Loimua Oy 2019-07-01 Pilke Energia Oy 2022-05-25 1
Hameenlinna, Finland · www.loimua.fi Karkola, Finland · www.lahtienergia.fi
BluEarth Renewables, Inc. 2019-05-16 NorthRenew Energy - Eads Wind & Solar Project 2022-05-24 3
Calgary, Alberta · www.bluearthrenewables.com Becket, Massachusetts
BluEarth Renewables, Inc. 2019-05-16 NorthRenew Energy - Wind Project 2022-02-22 2
Calgary, Alberta · www.bluearthrenewables.com , Missouri
BluEarth Renewables, Inc. 2019-05-16 Canadian Solar, Inc. - The Suffield Solar Project 2020-09-21 1
Calgary, Alberta · www.bluearthrenewables.com , Alberta
Saur SAS 2018-07-23 Nijhuis Water Technology B.V. 2020-06-18 2
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France · www.saur.com Doetinchem, Netherlands · www.nijhuis-water.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 8 (24%) - 9 (26%) -
Renewable Energy 8 (24%) - 8 (23%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 4 (12%) - 4 (11%) -
Transportation 3 (9%) - 3 (9%) -
Utilities 3 (9%) - 3 (9%) -
Business Services 2 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Infrastructure 2 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Environmental 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Marine 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 34 - 35 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 6 (18%) - 7 (20%) -
Canada 5 (15%) - 5 (14%) -
  Manitoba 2 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
  Alberta 2 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
  Ontario 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
United States 4 (12%) - 4 (11%) -
  Louisiana 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
United Kingdom 4 (12%) - 4 (11%) -
Germany 3 (9%) - 3 (9%) -
Finland 3 (9%) - 3 (9%) -
Netherlands 3 (9%) - 3 (9%) -
Spain 2 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Australia 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Ireland 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Norway 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Sweden 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 34 - 35 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 11 (32%) - 11 (31%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (29%) - 10 (29%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (12%) - 5 (14%) -
Divestiture 4 (12%) - 4 (11%) -
Stake Purchase 4 (12%) - 4 (11%) -
Joint Venture 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 34 - 35 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
3
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
3
Deloitte
2
Legal Deals
Herbert Smith Freehills
2
Gide Loyrette Nouel
1
White & Case
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
5 (14%)
Strategic(s)
14%
5 (14%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

FAQ

When was DIF Capital Partners founded?

DIF Capital Partners was founded in 2005.

What type of investor is DIF Capital Partners?

DIF Capital Partners is an infrastructure investor.

Where is DIF Capital Partners headquartered?

DIF Capital Partners is headquartered in Schiphol, Netherlands.

How much capital does DIF Capital Partners have under management?

DIF Capital Partners has 16.0B EUR under management.

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