EPF Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

EPF Partners’ most common sectors for investment are software (10%) and information technology (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (70%) and growth capital (14%). In total, EPF Partners has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Thermocompact SAS for $56M.

In the last 3 years, EPF Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). EPF Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Acrotec SA for $31M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity50
    • M&A Buy Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 1

EPF Partners

11/13 avenue de Friedland,
Paris, 75008
France
+33 (0) 1 56 43 65 20
www.epf-partners.com

EPF Partners is a private equity group focused on making minority growth capital investments. EPF generally looks to invest €3 to €20 million in businesses generating up to €100 million in revenue. EPF was formed in 1996 and is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Distribution, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Manufacturing, Media, Retail, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 3 20
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 29 1 - - - - 30
vol $56M $56M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 15 1 2 2 - - 20
vol $31M $31M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Consort NT 2018-06-08 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.consort-group.com
RC Concept 2018-05-30 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.rc-concept.fr
Thermocompact SAS 2017-07-24 - Secondary Buyout
Pringy, France · www.thermocompact.com
Groupe FINDIS 2017-04-07 - Secondary Buyout
Beaucouze, France · www.groupefindis.fr
La Maison Bleue SAS 2016-10-06 - Secondary Buyout
Boulogne , France · www.la-maison-bleue.fr
Groupe JVS 2016-07-01 - Secondary Buyout
Saint-Martin-sur-le-Pré, France · www.groupe-jvs.fr
Groupe Sylpa 2015-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rungis, France
Rayonnance Technologies SAS 2014-05-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.rayonnance.fr
Wolf Lingerie SA 2014-01-08 - Secondary Buyout
La Wantzenau, France · www.wolf-lingerie.com
AGS Group 2013-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Noisy-le-Grand, France · www.en.groupe-ags.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Groupe JVS 2016-07-01 Start ABI 2018-11-13 1
Saint-Martin-sur-le-Pré, France · www.groupe-jvs.fr 56270, France · www.startabi.fr
Globe Groupe Hors Media 2012-04-16 elite promotion GmbH 2014-03-19 1
Paris, France · www.globe-groupe.com Frankfurt, Germany · www.elitepromotion.de
Maltem Consulting Group SAS 2007-07-05 Openbridge SAS 2013-09-02 1
Courbevoie, France · www.maltem.com Courbevoie, France · www.openbridge.fr

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 1 (8%) - 3 (10%) -
Software 1 (8%) - 3 (10%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (7%) 56M (100%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (7%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (7%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (17%) - 2 (7%) -
Marketing 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Automotive 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Chemicals 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Communications - - 1 (3%) -
Construction - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
E-Commerce 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Electronics - - 1 (3%) -
Environmental 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Leisure - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Publishing 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 30 $56M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 12 (100%) - 29 (97%) 56M (100%)
Switzerland - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 12 (100%) - 29 (97%) 56M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 30 $56M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (58%) - 21 (70%) -
Growth Capital 2 (17%) - 4 (13%) -
Going Private - - 2 (7%) 56M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Venture 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 30 $56M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 11 (55%) 31M (100%)
Trade Sale 3 (15%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (15%) -
IPO 2 (10%) -
Sold to Management 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $31M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
De Pardieu Brocas Maffei
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $56M
TOTAL $56M
Largest Thermocompact SAS
$56M (2013-01-14)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $31M
TOTAL $31M
Largest Acrotec SA
$31M (2012-07-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
12 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
6 33%

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