EQT Holdings AB Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, EQT Holdings AB has acquired 55 companies. It has also invested in 21 others.

EQT Holdings AB’s most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (9%) and communications (6%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (31%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%). In total, EQT Holdings AB has invested in 22 US states and 27 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired Zayo Group for $14.3B.

In the last 3 years, EQT Holdings AB has exited 54 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (42%). EQT Holdings AB’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Aldevron for $9.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity409
    • M&A Buy Activity254
    • M&A Sell Activity155
  • Total Sectors Invested 49
  • Total Countries Invested 27
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 134
  • M&A Advisors 83

EQT Holdings AB

Regeringsgatan 25,
Stockholm, SE-111 53
Sweden
+46 8 506 55 300
www.eqtgroup.com
nina.nornholm@eqtpartners.com

EQT Partners is a global private equity group that purses a variety of investment strategies around the world. EQT is divided into several investment disciplines, including private capital, real assets, cr,edit, and venture. The Firm's private capital group targets large, market-leading enterprises (investment size of €15 to €500 million) across Europe and the US, as well as mid-market, growth companies (investment size of €40 to €125 million) across the US, Europe, China, and Southeast Asia. The Firm's real assets group seeks to identify control or co-control equity investments (investment size of €50 to €400 million) in medium-sized infrastructure companies that provide an essential service to society, are recession resilient, and have secure cash flows. EQT's credit group provides flexible, long-term debt capital solutions to medium-sized European businesses, across a wide range of sectors. EQT Partners was established in 1994 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, E-Commerce, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Real Estate, Retail, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, PIPE, Secondary Buyout, Venture, Joint Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 15 500
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (18.8/yr) # 160 19 15 21 19 20 254
vol $23.6B $2.1B $2.5B $27.6B $2.3B $20.3B $78.4B
Sell (13.4/yr) # 88 13 11 14 10 19 155
vol $28.5B $3.5B $3.2B $525M $1.8B $23.9B $61.5B
  409

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Integrated Clinical Oncology Network Pty Ltd. 2021-11-19 - Secondary Buyout
South Brisbane, Australia · www.iconcancercare.com.au
G+E GETEC Holding GmbH 2021-11-19 - Secondary Buyout
Magdeburg, Germany · www.getec-energyservices.com
Wolt Enterprises Oy 2021-11-09 7.9B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Helsinki, Finland · www.wolt.com
Fenix Marine Services Ltd. 2021-11-03 2.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Terminal Island, California · www.fenixmarineservices.com
Adamo Telecom Iberia S.A.U. 2021-10-11 - Secondary Buyout
Barcelona, Spain · www.adamo.es
VF Worldwide Holdings Ltd. 2021-10-07 - Secondary Buyout
Dubai, United Arab Emirates · www.vfsglobal.com
EC-Council International Ltd. 2021-09-27 - Growth Capital
Albuquerque, New Mexico · www.eccouncil.org
Storytel AB 2021-09-07 - Stake Purchase
Stockholm, Sweden · www.storytel.com
Zemax LLC 2021-08-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Kirkland, Washington · www.zemax.com
Utimaco GmbH 2021-08-13 - Secondary Buyout
Aachen, Germany · www.utimaco.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services LLC 2018-12-10 The Team Companies LLC 2021-11-18 4
Burbank, California · www.castandcrew.com Burbank, California · www.theteamcompanies.com
PRO Unlimited, Inc. 2021-06-28 Workforce Logiq 2021-08-17 2
San Francisco, California · www.prounlimited.com Orlando, Florida · www.workforcelogiq.com
EdgeConneX, Inc. 2020-08-19 Global Data Center 2021-08-16 1
Herndon, Virginia · www.edgeconnex.com Herzeliya, Israel · www.globaldatacenter.co.il
Azelis SA 2018-06-19 Ingredients Plus China 2021-08-13 22
Antwerp, Belgium · www.azelis.com Guangzhou, China · www.ingredientsplus.com.cn
Cerba HealthCare SAS 2021-03-30 lifebrain AG 2021-07-21 1
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France · www.cerbahealthcare.com Vienna, Austria · www.lifebrain.at
Waystar, Inc. 2019-07-29 Patientco Holdings, Inc. 2021-07-15 3
Louisville, Kentucky · www.waystar.com Atlanta, Georgia · www.patientco.com
Chr. Hansen Natural Colors A/S 2020-09-26 Symrises Natural Food Coloring Business Unit 2021-06-17 2
Hoersholm, Denmark · www.oterra.com Holzminden, Germany
Chr. Hansen Natural Colors A/S 2020-09-26 Secna Group 2021-04-28 1
Hoersholm, Denmark · www.oterra.com Valenci, Spain · www.secna.com
Segra 2017-02-20 Segra - Commercial Enterprise & Carrier Business 2021-04-27 1
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.segra.com Waynesboro, Virginia
Schülke & Mayr GmbH 2020-04-07 Schülke & Mayr GmbH - Personal Care Business 2021-01-19 1
Norderstedt, Germany · www.schuelke.com Norderstedt, Germany

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 11 (12%) 2.7B (5%) 21 (8%) 5.3B (7%)
Communications 6 (6%) 15.8B (29%) 15 (6%) 16.2B (21%)
Healthcare Services 7 (8%) 11.4B (21%) 15 (6%) 11.4B (15%)
Machinery 1 (1%) - 13 (5%) -
Life Science 7 (8%) 8.5B (15%) 12 (5%) 9.4B (12%)
Medical Products 3 (3%) - 12 (5%) 8.5B (11%)
Manufacturing - - 12 (5%) 366M (< 1%)
Retail 2 (2%) - 12 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 7 (8%) 2.6B (5%) 10 (4%) 2.6B (3%)
Business Services 3 (3%) - 10 (4%) 419M (1%)
Software 4 (4%) 2.5B (5%) 9 (4%) 2.8B (4%)
Transportation 5 (5%) 4.6B (8%) 8 (3%) 4.6B (6%)
Consumer Services 4 (4%) - 7 (3%) -
Food 1 (1%) - 7 (3%) -
Real Estate 4 (4%) 1.9B (3%) 6 (2%) 3.4B (4%)
Consumer Products 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) 2.5B (3%)
Media 2 (2%) - 6 (2%) 1.5B (2%)
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (2%) 5.3B (10%) 5 (2%) 5.3B (7%)
Environmental 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) 504M (1%)
Education 3 (3%) - 5 (2%) -
Renewable Energy 2 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
Electronics 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 2.4B (3%)
Technology Hardware - - 3 (1%) 40M (< 1%)
Aerospace 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Apparel/Textiles 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Distribution 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Financial Services 3 (3%) - 3 (1%) -
Restaurants 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Utilities 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Leisure 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 1.1B (1%)
Automotive 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (1%) -
E-Commerce - - 2 (1%) -
Forest Products - - 2 (1%) -
Furniture - - 2 (1%) -
Information Services - - 2 (1%) -
Insurance 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Marine - - 2 (1%) -
Plastics - - 2 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (1%) -
Beverages - - 1 (< 1%) -
Construction 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (< 1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (< 1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (< 1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (< 1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (< 1%) -
Packaging 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 93 $55.3B 255 $78.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 14 (15%) - 50 (20%) 7.5B (10%)
United States 21 (23%) 39.3B (71%) 41 (16%) 44.5B (57%)
  California 5 (5%) 1.1B (2%) 6 (2%) 1.1B (1%)
  North Carolina 2 (2%) 9.5B (17%) 3 (1%) 9.5B (12%)
  New Jersey 2 (2%) 5.3B (10%) 3 (1%) 6.2B (8%)
  Texas 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
  New York 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 480M (1%)
  Washington 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 248M (< 1%)
  Ohio 2 (2%) 4.6B (8%) 2 (1%) 4.6B (6%)
  Colorado 1 (1%) 14.3B (26%) 2 (1%) 14.6B (19%)
  Kentucky 1 (1%) 2.7B (5%) 2 (1%) 2.7B (3%)
  Minnesota - - 2 (1%) 40M (< 1%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (1%) 1.9B (3%) 1 (< 1%) 1.9B (2%)
  Georgia 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Virginia 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  New Mexico 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (< 1%) 2.4B (3%)
  Maryland - - 1 (< 1%) 465M (1%)
  Louisiana - - 1 (< 1%) 419M (1%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Utah - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (< 1%) -
  North Dakota - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (< 1%) -
Germany 10 (11%) 2.5B (5%) 40 (16%) 10.0B (13%)
Denmark 6 (6%) - 25 (10%) 1.3B (2%)
Finland 1 (1%) - 14 (5%) 1.1B (1%)
China 6 (6%) - 11 (4%) -
Norway 2 (2%) - 11 (4%) 181M (< 1%)
United Kingdom 4 (4%) - 8 (3%) -
Switzerland 3 (3%) 10.6B (19%) 8 (3%) 11.0B (14%)
Spain 3 (3%) 1.5B (3%) 8 (3%) 1.5B (2%)
Netherlands 3 (3%) 550M (1%) 7 (3%) 550M (1%)
France 3 (3%) - 5 (2%) -
Singapore 2 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
Italy 3 (3%) - 3 (1%) -
Australia 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Belgium 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
United Arab Emirates 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Bulgaria - - 2 (1%) -
New Zealand 1 (1%) 829M (1%) 1 (< 1%) 829M (1%)
India 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Ireland 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Israel 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Luxembourg 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Malta 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Vietnam 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Poland - - 1 (< 1%) -
Taiwan - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 14 (15%) - 50 (20%) 7.5B (10%)
Cross-border 79 (85%) 55.3B (100%) 205 (80%) 70.9B (90%)
Total 93 $55.3B 255 $78.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 36 (39%) 15.7B (28%) 77 (30%) 20.5B (27%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 13 (14%) 550M (1%) 69 (27%) 3.3B (4%)
Divestiture 7 (8%) 17.7B (32%) 43 (17%) 23.8B (31%)
Stake Purchase 14 (15%) - 22 (9%) -
Growth Capital 10 (11%) - 18 (7%) -
Going Private 6 (6%) 21.4B (39%) 13 (5%) 28.8B (38%)
Consolidation 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Joint Venture 3 (3%) - 3 (1%) -
Venture 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (< 1%) 465M (1%)
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (< 1%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Merger - - 1 (< 1%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 93 $55.3B 255 $76.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 52 (34%) 12.6B (21%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 37 (24%) 42.5B (69%)
Trade Sale 27 (17%) 6.3B (10%)
IPO 15 (10%) -
Merger 10 (6%) -
Stake Sale 4 (3%) -
Bankruptcy 3 (2%) -
Sold to Management 3 (2%) -
Unknown 3 (2%) -
Spin Off 1 (1%) -
Total 155 $61.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
12
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
9
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
5
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
13
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
9
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
7

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 20 $72.4B
$100M to $1B 12 $5.9B
< $100M 2 $79M
TOTAL $78.4B
Largest Zayo Group LLC
$14.3B (2019-05-08)
sell # Total
> $1B 16 $51.0B
$100M to $1B 22 $10.5B
< $100M 1 $38M
TOTAL $61.5B
Largest Aldevron LLC
$9.6B (2021-06-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
32%
82 (32%)
Strategic(s)
16%
41 (16%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
34%
52 (34%)
Strategic(s)
48%
75 (48%)

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