EMZ Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Mezzanine Finance Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, EMZ Partners has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

EMZ Partners’ most common sectors for investment arechemicals (19%) and business services (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (46%) and stake purchase (28%). In total, EMZ Partners has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired Chryso SAS for $321M.

In the last 3 years, EMZ Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (75%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 12

EMZ Partners

11 Rue Scribe,
Paris, 75009
France
+ 33 (0) 1 53 30 23 30
www.emzpartners.com
corinne.tors@emzpartners.com

EMZ Partners is a provider of long-term capital solutions to help companies fund buyouts, acquisitions, and other financing needs. The Firm does not have any sector preferences and looks to invest between €10 and €120 million per transaction. EMZ Partners was established in 1999 and is headquartered in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Environmental, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 120
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 4 - 2 3 1 1 11
vol $603M $603M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 - - - 1 2 4
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Safic-Alcan SAS 2022-06-24 - Secondary Buyout
La Défense, France · www.safic-alcan.com
Ankerkraut GmbH 2022-04-13 - Stake Purchase
Jesteburg, Germany · www.ankerkraut.de
FotoFinder Systems GmbH 2022-04-07 - Stake Purchase
Bad Birnbach, Germany · www.fotofinder.de
Groupe CARSO 2021-12-16 - Secondary Buyout
Vénissieux, France · www.groupecarso.com
Celebrate co. 2021-02-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
München, Germany · www.celebrate.company
Assepro Gruppe 2020-11-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
St. Gallen, Switzerland · www.assepro.com
HRWorks 2020-08-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, France
Ankerkraut GmbH 2020-08-07 - Stake Purchase
Jesteburg, Germany · www.ankerkraut.de
Arturia 2019-06-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Grenoble, France · www.arturia.com
Spie Batignolles SA 2019-01-23 - Stake Purchase
Neuilly sur Seine Cedex, France · www.spiebatignolles.fr
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
MCI Group Holding SA 2017-11-09 The Netrisk Group 2020-01-08 1
Geneva 13, Switzerland · www.mci-group.com Budapest, Hungary · www.netrisk.hu

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Chemicals - - 2 (18%) 603M (100%)
Business Services 1 (14%) - 1 (9%) -
Construction 1 (14%) - 1 (9%) -
Distribution 1 (14%) - 1 (9%) -
Food - - 1 (9%) -
Insurance 1 (14%) - 1 (9%) -
Life Science - - 1 (9%) -
Medical Products 1 (14%) - 1 (9%) -
Software 1 (14%) - 1 (9%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (14%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 7 - 11 $603M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 3 (43%) - 6 (55%) 603M (100%)
Germany 2 (29%) - 3 (27%) -
Switzerland 2 (29%) - 2 (18%) -
Total 7 - 11 $603M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (57%) - 5 (45%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (29%) - 3 (27%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (9%) 321M (53%)
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (9%) 282M (47%)
Recapitalization 1 (14%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 7 - 11 $603M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (75%) -
Stake Sale 1 (25%) -
Total 4 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Cowen Group, Inc.
2
MCF Corporate Finance
1
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
4
Shearman & Sterling LLP
2
Ebner Stolz
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $603M
TOTAL $603M
Largest Chryso SAS
$321M (2014-10-31)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
18%
2 (18%)
Strategic(s)
9%
1 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
75%
3 (75%)
Strategic(s)
25%
1 (25%)

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