ECM Equity Capital Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

ECM Equity Capital Management’s most common sectors for investment are business services (14%) and food (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (79%) and divestiture (9%). 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 (50%). 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 Activity41
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 7

ECM Equity Capital Management

mainBuilding Taunusanlage 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 EUR500 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: Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Electrical Equipment, Environmental, Food, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Restaurants, Retail, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

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 (0.8/yr) # 19 1 1 - 2 - 23
Sell (0.2/yr) # 17 - - 1 - - 18
vol $154M $154M
  41

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.de
Medifox GmbH 2018-05-10 - Secondary Buyout
Hildesheim, Germany · www.medifox.de
Uroviva 2017-12-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bulach, Switzerland · www.uroviva.ch
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
KADI AG 2013-06-18 - Secondary Buyout
Langenthal, Switzerland · www.kadi.ch
Medifox GmbH 2013-05-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hildesheim, Germany · www.medifox.de
Bergmann Automotive GmbH 2013-03-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Barsinghausen, Germany · www.bergmann-auto.de
IN tIME Express Logistik GmbH 2011-09-01 - Secondary Buyout
Hanover, Germany · www.intime.de
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
WIENERS+WIENERS GmbH 2016-06-27 Burton Van Iersel & Whitney GmbH 2019-07-29 1
Ahrensburg, Germany · www.wienersundwieners.de Munich, Germany · www.bviw.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (29%) - 3 (13%) -
Food - - 3 (13%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (14%) - 2 (9%) -
Machinery - - 2 (9%) -
Software 1 (14%) - 2 (9%) -
Automotive 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Environmental 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (4%) -
Media - - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (4%) -
Restaurants 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Retail - - 1 (4%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 23 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 6 (86%) - 19 (83%) -
Switzerland 1 (14%) - 2 (9%) -
Denmark - - 2 (9%) -
Domestic 6 (86%) - 19 (83%) -
Cross-border 1 (14%) - 4 (17%) -
Total 7 - 23 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (86%) - 18 (78%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (9%) -
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (4%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (4%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 23 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (44%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (22%) 154M (100%)
2 (11%) -
IPO 2 (11%) -
Trade Sale 2 (11%) -
Total 18 $154M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothgordt & Cie
1
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Leonardo & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Allen & Overy LLP
3
King & Wood Mallesons
1
SJ Berwin LLP
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)
61%
11 61%
Strategic(s)
39%
7 39%

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