ECM Equity Capital Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

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

ECM Equity Capital Management’s most common sectors for investment arefood (10%) and healthcare services (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (84%) and divestiture (7%). 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 trade sale (53%). 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 Activity49
    • M&A Buy Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 12

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, Nordic, 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 27 - 3 - - - 30
Sell (0.2/yr) # 18 - - - 1 - 19
vol $154M $154M
  49

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
PikeTec GmbH 2023-08-23 - Trade Sale
Berlin, Germany · www.piketec.com
DETAX GmbH & Co. KG 2021-12-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ettlingen, Germany · www.detax.de
Academy Holding AG 2021-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ludwigsburg, Germany · www.academy-fahrschulen.de
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 DAN GMBH 2018-05-10 - Secondary Sale
Hildesheim, Germany · www.medifoxdan.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
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
Food - - 3 (10%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (20%) - 3 (10%) -
Business Services 1 (10%) - 2 (7%) -
Environmental 1 (10%) - 2 (7%) -
Machinery - - 2 (7%) -
Manufacturing 1 (10%) - 2 (7%) -
Medical Products 1 (10%) - 2 (7%) -
Software - - 2 (7%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Education 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Media - - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 - 30 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 9 (90%) - 26 (87%) -
Switzerland 1 (10%) - 2 (7%) -
Denmark - - 2 (7%) -
Domestic 9 (90%) - 26 (87%) -
Cross-border 1 (10%) - 4 (13%) -
Total 10 - 30 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (100%) - 25 (83%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (7%) -
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (3%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 - 30 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (32%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (26%) 154M (100%)
Trade Sale 4 (21%) -
IPO 2 (11%) -
1 (5%) -
Merger 1 (5%) -
Total 19 $154M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
4
GCA Altium Ltd.
1
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Allen & Overy LLP
5
Milbank LLP
3
King & Wood Mallesons
2

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)
3%
1 (3%)
Strategic(s)
7%
2 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
37%
7 (37%)
Strategic(s)
58%
11 (58%)

FAQ

When was ECM Equity Capital Management founded?

ECM Equity Capital Management was founded in 1995.

What type of investor is ECM Equity Capital Management?

ECM Equity Capital Management is a private equity firm.

Where is ECM Equity Capital Management headquartered?

ECM Equity Capital Management is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany.

How much capital does ECM Equity Capital Management have under management?

ECM Equity Capital Management has 1.0B EUR under management.

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