ECM Equity Capital Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, ECM Equity Capital Management has acquired 4 companies.

ECM Equity Capital Management’s most common sectors for investment are business services (12%) and food (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (82%) and divestiture (8%). In total, ECM Equity Capital Management has invested in 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, ECM Equity Capital Management has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (48%). ECM Equity Capital Management’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Sodawerk Staßfurt KG for $85M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity46
    • M&A Buy Activity27
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 8

ECM Equity Capital Management

mainBuilding Taunusanlage 18,
Frankfurt, 60325
Germany
+49-69-97 102-0
www.ecm-pe.de
info@ecm-pe.de

Equity Capital Management (ECM) is a private investment firm that looks to acquire majority/minority interests in mid-sized companies through its German Equity Partners private equity funds. ECM primarily looks for buyout opportunities to support succession and spin-off situations. Targets companies typically have annual sales between EUR10 and EUR250 million and are in the manufacturing, service or trade industries. ECM's geographical focus is within German-speaking Europe. ECM is based in Frankfurt.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Distribution, Environmental, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 250
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - 100
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 20 2 2 1 2 - 27
Sell (0.4/yr) # 17 - 1 1 - - 19
vol $154M $154M
  46

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SIS GmbH 2019-12-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Amelinghausen, Germany · www.s-i-s.com
PikeTec GmbH 2019-06-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Berlin, Germany · www.piketec.com
Medifox GmbH 2018-05-10 - Secondary Buyout
Hildesheim, Germany · www.medifox.de
Albrecht & Dill Cosmetics GmbH 2018-03-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
22549, Germany · www.ad1950.de
Uroviva Group 2017-12-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bulach, Switzerland · www.uroviva.ch
Apostroph Group GmbH 2017-04-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ahrensburg, Germany · www.apostrophgroup.de
WIENERS+WIENERS GmbH 2017-04-10 - Merger
Ahrensburg, Germany · www.wienersundwieners.de
DERMATOLOGIKUM HAMBURG 2016-10-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hamburg, Germany · www.dermatologikum.de
WIENERS+WIENERS GmbH 2016-06-27 - Secondary Buyout
Ahrensburg, Germany · www.wienersundwieners.de
Kamps GmbH 2015-04-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Schwalmtal, Germany · www.kamps.de
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Apostroph Group GmbH 2017-04-10 WIENERS+WIENERS GmbH 2017-04-10 1
Ahrensburg, Germany · www.apostrophgroup.de Ahrensburg, Germany · www.wienersundwieners.de

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (13%) - 3 (11%) -
Food - - 3 (11%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (25%) - 3 (11%) -
Environmental 1 (13%) - 2 (7%) -
Machinery - - 2 (7%) -
Manufacturing 1 (13%) - 2 (7%) -
Software 1 (13%) - 2 (7%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Distribution 1 (13%) - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (13%) - 1 (4%) -
Media - - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (4%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (4%) -
Retail - - 1 (4%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Total 8 - 27 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 7 (88%) - 23 (85%) -
Switzerland 1 (13%) - 2 (7%) -
Denmark - - 2 (7%) -
Domestic 7 (88%) - 23 (85%) -
Cross-border 1 (13%) - 4 (15%) -
Total 8 - 27 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (100%) - 22 (81%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (7%) -
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (4%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (4%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (4%) -
Total 8 - 27 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (42%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (21%) 154M (100%)
2 (11%) -
IPO 2 (11%) -
Trade Sale 2 (11%) -
Merger 1 (5%) -
Total 19 $154M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
4
Leonardo & Co.
1
Rothgordt & Cie
1
Legal Deals
Allen & Overy LLP
5
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
2
King & Wood Mallesons
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 2 $154M
TOTAL $154M
Largest Sodawerk Staßfurt GmbH & Co. KG
$85M (2007-11-23)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
58%
11 58%
Strategic(s)
42%
8 42%

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