EQT Holdings AB Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, EQT Holdings AB has acquired 54 companies. It has also invested in 19 others.

EQT Holdings AB’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (8%) 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 21 US states and 28 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 46 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 Activity397
    • M&A Buy Activity250
    • M&A Sell Activity147
  • Total Sectors Invested 49
  • Total Countries Invested 28
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 128
  • M&A Advisors 80

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 (18.0/yr) # 160 18 15 21 19 17 250
vol $23.6B $2.1B $2.5B $27.6B $2.3B $20.3B $78.4B
Sell (11.8/yr) # 88 13 11 14 10 11 147
vol $28.5B $3.5B $3.2B $525M $1.8B $13.7B $51.3B
  397

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Covanta Holding Corp. 2021-07-14 5.3B USD Going Private
Morristown, New Jersey · www.covanta.com
Meine Radiologie Holding GmbH 2021-07-09 - Secondary Buyout
Frankfurt am Main, Germany · www.meine-radiologie-holding.de
blikk Holding GmbH 2021-07-09 - Secondary Buyout
Dortmund, Germany · www.blikk.de
Igenomix SL 2021-07-08 1.4B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Valencia, Spain · www.igenomix.com
Cypress Creek Renewables LLC 2021-07-03 - Secondary Buyout
Santa Monica, California · www.ccrenew.com
Parexel International Corp. 2021-07-02 8.5B USD Secondary Buyout
Durham, North Carolina · www.parexel.com
Iver AB 2021-07-02 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.iver.com
Unilode Aviation Solutions 2021-07-02 - Secondary Buyout
Kloten, Switzerland · www.unilode.com
Fertin Pharma A/S 2021-07-01 769M DKK Add-on Acquisition
Vejle, Denmark · www.fertin.com
PRO Unlimited, Inc. 2021-06-28 - Secondary Buyout
San Francisco, California · www.prounlimited.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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
Zayo Group LLC 2019-05-08 zColo Data Centers 2020-12-17 2
Boulder, Colorado · www.zayo.com Boulder, Colorado
Deutsche Glasfaser Holding GmbH 2020-02-10 inexio Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KGaA 2020-10-16 1
Borken, Germany · www.deutsche-glasfaser.de Saarlouis, Germany · www.inexio.net
Zayo Group LLC 2019-05-08 Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. - zColo Data Center Assets 2020-09-29 1
Boulder, Colorado · www.zayo.com Boulder, Colorado
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services LLC 2018-12-10 Media Guarantors Insurance Solutions LLC 2020-08-18 1
Burbank, California · www.castandcrew.com West Hollywood, California · www.mediaguarantors.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 10 (10%) 2.7B (5%) 20 (8%) 5.3B (7%)
Communications 7 (7%) 15.8B (29%) 15 (6%) 16.2B (21%)
Healthcare Services 7 (7%) 11.4B (21%) 14 (6%) 11.4B (15%)
Machinery 1 (1%) - 13 (5%) -
Life Science 7 (7%) 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%) -
Business Services 4 (4%) - 10 (4%) 419M (1%)
Software 6 (6%) 2.5B (5%) 9 (4%) 2.8B (4%)
Internet Software and Services 7 (7%) 2.6B (5%) 9 (4%) 2.6B (3%)
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 3 (3%) 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%) -
Marine 1 (1%) - 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%) -
Insurance - - 1 (< 1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (< 1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (< 1%) -
Packaging 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 97 $55.3B 251 $78.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 13 (13%) - 49 (20%) 7.5B (10%)
United States 22 (23%) 39.3B (71%) 40 (16%) 44.5B (57%)
  California 6 (6%) 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%)
  Washington 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) 248M (< 1%)
  Texas 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
  New York 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 480M (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%)
  Virginia 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 12 (12%) 2.5B (5%) 40 (16%) 10.0B (13%)
Denmark 6 (6%) - 25 (10%) 1.3B (2%)
Finland 2 (2%) - 14 (6%) 1.1B (1%)
Norway 2 (2%) - 11 (4%) 181M (< 1%)
China 5 (5%) - 9 (4%) -
Spain 4 (4%) 1.5B (3%) 8 (3%) 1.5B (2%)
Switzerland 3 (3%) 10.6B (19%) 8 (3%) 11.0B (14%)
Netherlands 4 (4%) 550M (1%) 7 (3%) 550M (1%)
United Kingdom 3 (3%) - 7 (3%) -
France 3 (3%) - 5 (2%) -
Singapore 2 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
Italy 3 (3%) - 3 (1%) -
Belgium 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
United Arab Emirates 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Australia 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Hong Kong 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 13 (13%) - 49 (20%) 7.5B (10%)
Cross-border 84 (87%) 55.3B (100%) 202 (80%) 70.9B (90%)
Total 97 $55.3B 251 $78.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 38 (39%) 15.7B (28%) 76 (30%) 20.5B (27%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 14 (14%) 550M (1%) 68 (27%) 3.3B (4%)
Divestiture 8 (8%) 17.7B (32%) 43 (17%) 23.8B (31%)
Stake Purchase 13 (13%) - 21 (8%) -
Growth Capital 10 (10%) - 17 (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 2 (2%) - 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 97 $55.3B 251 $76.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 48 (33%) 12.6B (25%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 35 (24%) 34.6B (68%)
Trade Sale 25 (17%) 4.0B (8%)
IPO 15 (10%) -
Merger 10 (7%) -
Stake Sale 4 (3%) -
Bankruptcy 3 (2%) -
Sold to Management 3 (2%) -
Unknown 3 (2%) -
Spin Off 1 (1%) -
Total 147 $51.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
11
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
9
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
5
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
13
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
9
Allen & Overy 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 14 $40.8B
$100M to $1B 22 $10.5B
< $100M 1 $38M
TOTAL $51.3B
Largest Aldevron LLC
$9.6B (2021-06-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
32%
81 (32%)
Strategic(s)
16%
41 (16%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
48 (33%)
Strategic(s)
48%
71 (48%)

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