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 18 others.

EQT Holdings AB’s most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (8%) and communications (6%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (31%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (27%). 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 52 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (41%). 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 Activity430
    • M&A Buy Activity266
    • M&A Sell Activity164
  • Total Sectors Invested 50
  • Total Countries Invested 27
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 144
  • 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (17.4/yr) # 179 15 21 19 24 8 266
vol $25.7B $2.5B $27.6B $2.3B $20.3B $3.4B $81.8B
Sell (12.6/yr) # 101 11 14 10 20 8 164
vol $32.0B $3.2B $525M $1.8B $23.9B $61.5B
  430

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Trescal International SAS 2022-11-28 - Secondary Buyout
Rungis, France · www.trescal.fr
Certara, Inc. 2022-11-07 - Stake Purchase
Princeton, New Jersey · www.certara.com
First Transit, Inc. 2022-10-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.firsttransit.com
BTRS Holdings, Inc. 2022-09-28 1.7B USD Going Private
Lawrenceville, New Jersey · www.billtrust.com
GPA Global 2022-09-19 - Secondary Buyout
Shenzhen, China · www.gpaglobal.net
United Talent Agency, Inc. 2022-07-18 - Secondary Buyout
Beverly Hills, California · www.unitedtalent.com
Facile.it S.p.A. 2022-06-22 - Secondary Buyout
Milan, Italy · www.facile.it
SPT Labtech Ltd. 2022-06-22 1.0B GBP Secondary Buyout
Melbourn, United Kingdom · www.sptlabtech.com
Envirotainer AB 2022-06-07 - Secondary Buyout
Sollentuna, Sweden · www.envirotainer.com
Guardian Shanghai Hygiene Service Ltd. 2022-03-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Shanghai, China · www.guardian-hygiene.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
PRO Unlimited, Inc. 2021-06-28 Geometric Results, Inc. 2022-03-29 3
San Francisco, California · www.prounlimited.com Detroit, Michigan · www.geometricresultsinc.com
Zayo Group LLC 2019-05-08 Education Networks of America, Inc. 2022-03-03 3
Boulder, Colorado · www.zayo.com Nashville, Tennessee · www.ena.com
First Student, Inc. 2021-04-23 Apple Bus Co. Inc. 2022-02-24 2
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.firststudentinc.com Cleveland, Missouri · www.applebuscompany.com
Galderma SA 2019-05-16 Alchemee LLC 2022-02-22 2
Zug, Switzerland · www.galderma.com El Segundo, California · www.alchemee.com
Meine Radiologie Holding GmbH 2021-07-09 Aleris AB 2022-02-21 1
Frankfurt am Main, Germany · www.meine-radiologie-holding.de Stockholm, Sweden · www.alerisgroup.com
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services LLC 2018-12-10 Backstage LLC 2022-02-01 5
Burbank, California · www.castandcrew.com Brooklyn, New York · www.backstage.com
Zayo Group LLC 2019-05-08 QOS Networks 2022-01-12 2
Boulder, Colorado · www.zayo.com Irvine, California · www.qosnet.com
Cerba HealthCare SAS 2021-03-30 ViroClinics Biosciences B.V. 2021-12-16 2
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France · www.cerbahealthcare.com Rotterdam, Netherlands · www.viroclinics.com
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
WorkWave LLC 2021-03-18 TEAM Software, Inc. 2021-09-14 3
Neptune, New Jersey · www.workwave.com Omaha, Nebraska · www.teamsoftware.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 11 (11%) 2.7B (5%) 21 (8%) 5.3B (6%)
Communications 6 (6%) 15.8B (27%) 15 (6%) 16.2B (20%)
Healthcare Services 7 (7%) 11.4B (19%) 15 (6%) 11.4B (14%)
Machinery 1 (1%) - 13 (5%) -
Retail 2 (2%) - 13 (5%) -
Life Science 6 (6%) 8.5B (14%) 12 (4%) 9.4B (11%)
Medical Products 3 (3%) - 12 (4%) 8.5B (10%)
Internet Software and Services 8 (8%) 4.3B (7%) 12 (4%) 4.3B (5%)
Manufacturing - - 12 (4%) 366M (< 1%)
Software 5 (5%) 2.5B (4%) 11 (4%) 2.8B (3%)
Business Services 2 (2%) - 10 (4%) 419M (1%)
Transportation 4 (4%) 4.6B (8%) 8 (3%) 4.6B (6%)
Real Estate 5 (5%) 2.6B (4%) 7 (3%) 4.2B (5%)
Consumer Products 2 (2%) - 7 (3%) 2.5B (3%)
Consumer Services 4 (4%) - 7 (3%) -
Food 1 (1%) - 7 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 3 (3%) 5.3B (9%) 6 (2%) 5.3B (6%)
Media 2 (2%) - 6 (2%) 1.5B (2%)
Environmental 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) 504M (1%)
Education 2 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
Renewable Energy 2 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
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%) -
Automotive 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Distribution 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Financial Services 3 (3%) - 3 (1%) -
Restaurants - - 3 (1%) -
Utilities 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Leisure 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 1.1B (1%)
Test/Measurement Equipment 2 (2%) 1.0B (2%) 2 (1%) 1.0B (1%)
Chemicals - - 2 (1%) -
Digital Media 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
E-Commerce 1 (1%) - 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%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (< 1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (< 1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (< 1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (< 1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (< 1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 96 $58.7B 267 $81.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 15 (16%) - 51 (19%) 7.5B (9%)
United States 22 (23%) 41.0B (70%) 44 (16%) 46.2B (56%)
  California 6 (6%) 1.1B (2%) 7 (3%) 1.1B (1%)
  New Jersey 3 (3%) 7.0B (12%) 5 (2%) 7.9B (10%)
  North Carolina 2 (2%) 9.5B (16%) 3 (1%) 9.5B (12%)
  Texas 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
  New York 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 480M (1%)
  Washington 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 248M (< 1%)
  Colorado 1 (1%) 14.3B (24%) 2 (1%) 14.6B (18%)
  Ohio 1 (1%) 4.6B (8%) 2 (1%) 4.6B (6%)
  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%)
  Virginia 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  New Mexico 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Georgia 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 (10%) - 40 (15%) 7.5B (9%)
Denmark 7 (7%) - 26 (10%) 1.3B (2%)
Finland - - 14 (5%) 1.1B (1%)
China 4 (4%) - 12 (4%) -
United Kingdom 6 (6%) 1.0B (2%) 11 (4%) 1.0B (1%)
Norway 2 (2%) - 11 (4%) 181M (< 1%)
Switzerland 3 (3%) 10.6B (18%) 8 (3%) 11.0B (13%)
Spain 3 (3%) 1.5B (2%) 8 (3%) 1.5B (2%)
Netherlands 3 (3%) 550M (1%) 7 (3%) 550M (1%)
France 4 (4%) - 6 (2%) -
Singapore 2 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
Australia 3 (3%) 702M (1%) 4 (1%) 702M (1%)
Italy 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Belgium 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Luxembourg 2 (2%) 2.5B (4%) 2 (1%) 2.5B (3%)
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%) -
Malta 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Vietnam 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Poland - - 1 (< 1%) -
Taiwan - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 15 (16%) - 51 (19%) 7.5B (9%)
Cross-border 81 (84%) 58.7B (100%) 216 (81%) 74.3B (91%)
Total 96 $58.7B 267 $81.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 39 (41%) 16.7B (28%) 82 (31%) 21.5B (27%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 11 (11%) 550M (1%) 70 (26%) 3.3B (4%)
Divestiture 8 (8%) 18.4B (31%) 45 (17%) 24.5B (31%)
Stake Purchase 14 (15%) - 23 (9%) -
Growth Capital 9 (9%) - 18 (7%) -
Going Private 8 (8%) 23.1B (39%) 15 (6%) 30.5B (38%)
Consolidation 2 (2%) - 4 (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 96 $58.7B 267 $80.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 55 (34%) 12.6B (21%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 37 (23%) 42.5B (69%)
Trade Sale 30 (18%) 6.3B (10%)
IPO 16 (10%) -
Merger 10 (6%) -
Stake Sale 5 (3%) -
Sold to Management 4 (2%) -
Bankruptcy 3 (2%) -
Unknown 3 (2%) -
Spin Off 1 (1%) -
Total 164 $61.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
12
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
10
Barclays Investment Bank
6
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
15
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
10
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
8

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 22 $75.1B
$100M to $1B 13 $6.6B
< $100M 2 $79M
TOTAL $81.8B
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)
33%
87 (33%)
Strategic(s)
16%
43 (16%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
34%
56 (34%)
Strategic(s)
48%
78 (48%)

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