Down 2 Earth Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Down 2 Earth Capital has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

Down 2 Earth Capital’s most common sectors for investment aretransportation (17%) and consumer products (17%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include stake purchase (67%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%).

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1

Down 2 Earth Capital

Hessenstraatje 20,
Antwerp, 2000
Belgium
+32 3 689 45 01
www.d2e.be
info@d2e.be

Down 2 Earth Capital is a private equity firm focused on investing in and acquiring profitable (€2 to €10 million of EBITDA) Belgium-based companies. D2E does not have any stated sector preferences and will consider a variety of transaction situations including family successions, buyouts/buy-ins, non-core divestitures, growth capital financings, and recapitalizations. Down 2 Earth Capital was established in 2013 and is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Food, Insurance, Leisure, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Plastics, Software, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 2 10
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 7 3 1 1 - - 12
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 1 - - - - 2
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Grandeco Wallfashion Group Belgium NV 2020-03-20 - Secondary Buyout
Tielt, Belgium · www.grandecogroup.com
Bluecrux 2019-06-08 - Stake Purchase
Mechelen, Belgium · www.bluecrux.com
Metes NV 2018-06-01 - Stake Purchase
Dilsen-Stokkem, Belgium · www.metes.be
conTeyor International nv 2018-05-02 - Secondary Buyout
Merelbeke, Belgium · www.conteyor.com
Move Intermodal NV 2018-05-01 - Stake Purchase
Genk, Belgium · www.move-intermodal.com
Hengelhoef Concrete Joints 2018-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Genk, Belgium · www.hcjoints.be
VK Architects & Engineers 2017-11-10 - Stake Purchase
Ghent, Belgium · www.vkgroup.be
Contraload NV 2016-03-15 - Secondary Buyout
Niel, Belgium · www.contraload.be
The Gudrun Group 2015-12-01 - Stake Purchase
Lier, Belgium · www.gudrungroup.be
Trafuco NV 2015-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Schelle, Belgium · www.trafuco.eu
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 2 (20%) - 2 (17%) -
Transportation 2 (20%) - 2 (17%) -
Building Materials 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Business Services - - 1 (8%) -
Engineering 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Food 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Manufacturing 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Packaging - - 1 (8%) -
Software 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 10 - 12 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Belgium 10 (100%) - 12 (100%) -
Total 10 - 12 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Stake Purchase 7 (70%) - 8 (67%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (20%) - 3 (25%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 10 - 12 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (100%) -
Total 2 -

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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