EMZ Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Mezzanine Finance Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, EMZ Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

EMZ Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (15%) and chemicals (15%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (36%) and stake purchase (29%). 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 Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 14

EMZ Partners

EMZ Partners SAS

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 7 3 1 1 2 - 14
vol $737M $737M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 - 1 2 - - 4
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
H&Z Unternehmensberatung AG 2023-11-14 - Stake Purchase
Munich, Germany · www.hz.group
imes-icore GmbH 2023-11-13 - Secondary Buyout
Eiterfeld, Germany · www.imes-icore.de
Safic-Alcan SAS 2022-06-24 - Secondary Sale
La Défense, France · www.safic-alcan.com
Ankerkraut GmbH 2022-04-13 - Stake Sale
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 Sale
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 GmbH 2020-08-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany · www.hrworks.de
Ankerkraut GmbH 2020-08-07 - Stake Purchase
Jesteburg, Germany · www.ankerkraut.de
View All >>

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 (14%) 603M (82%)
Business Services 2 (20%) - 2 (14%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (10%) 134M (100%) 1 (7%) 134M (18%)
Construction 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
Distribution 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
Food - - 1 (7%) -
Insurance 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
Life Science - - 1 (7%) -
Manufacturing 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
Medical Products 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 10 $134M 14 $737M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 5 (50%) - 6 (43%) -
France 3 (30%) 134M (100%) 6 (43%) 737M (100%)
Switzerland 2 (20%) - 2 (14%) -
Total 10 $134M 14 $737M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (40%) - 5 (36%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (30%) - 4 (29%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (20%) 134M (100%) 3 (21%) 416M (56%)
Divestiture - - 1 (7%) 321M (44%)
Recapitalization 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 10 $134M 14 $737M

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
Deloitte
1
Houlihan Lokey
1
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
4
Shearman & Sterling LLP
2
Ebner Stolz
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $737M
TOTAL $737M
Largest Chryso SAS
$321M (2014-10-31)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
29%
4 (29%)
Strategic(s)
7%
1 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
75%
3 (75%)
Strategic(s)
25%
1 (25%)

FAQ

When was EMZ Partners founded?

EMZ Partners was founded in 1990.

What type of investor is EMZ Partners?

EMZ Partners is a mezzanine finance firm.

Where is EMZ Partners headquartered?

EMZ Partners is headquartered in Paris, France.

How much capital does EMZ Partners have under management?

EMZ Partners has 2.6B EUR under management.

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