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 (11%) and food (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (83%) 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 Activity47
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 22 2 1 2 - 1 28
Sell (0.4/yr) # 17 1 1 - - - 19
vol $154M $154M
  47

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
YellowFox GmbH 2021-02-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kesselsdorf, Germany · www.yellowfox.de
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
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 (11%) - 3 (11%) -
Food - - 3 (11%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (22%) - 3 (11%) -
Environmental 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
Machinery - - 2 (7%) -
Manufacturing 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
Software 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Distribution 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Media - - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (4%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (4%) -
Retail - - 1 (4%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 28 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 8 (89%) - 24 (86%) -
Switzerland 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
Denmark - - 2 (7%) -
Domestic 8 (89%) - 24 (86%) -
Cross-border 1 (11%) - 4 (14%) -
Total 9 - 28 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (100%) - 23 (82%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (7%) -
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (4%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (4%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 28 -

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
Investor(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Strategic(s)
7%
2 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
53%
10 (53%)
Strategic(s)
42%
8 (42%)

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