EQT Holdings AB Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, EQT Holdings AB has acquired 40 companies. It has also invested in 12 others.

EQT Holdings AB’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (8%) and manufacturing (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%) and secondary buyout (31%). In total, EQT Holdings AB has invested in 19 US states and 22 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired Zayo Group Holdings for $14.3B.

In the last 3 years, EQT Holdings AB has exited 27 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (46%). EQT Holdings AB’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Kabel Baden-Wurttemberg for $4.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity315
    • M&A Buy Activity208
    • M&A Sell Activity107
  • Total Sectors Invested 48
  • Total Countries Invested 22
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 101
  • M&A Advisors 61

EQT Holdings AB

Hovslagargatan 3,
Stockholm, S-103 27
Sweden
+46 8 506 55 300
www.eqtgroup.com

EQT Partners is a global private equity group that purses a variety of investment strategies around world. EQT is divided into several investment disciplines, including private capital, real assets, credit and venture. The Firm's private capital group targets large, market-leading enterprises (investment size of €100 to €600 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: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Food, Forest Products, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Plastics, Publishing, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Technology Hardware, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout, 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 40 600
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (13.0/yr) # 143 13 17 12 15 8 208
vol $21.9B $3.5B $2.1B $2.5B $27.6B $1.5B $59.0B
Sell (7.2/yr) # 71 9 7 5 12 3 107
vol $20.3B $6.8B $3.5B $3.2B $525M $34.4B
  315

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Chr. Hansen A/S - Natural Colors Business 2020-09-26 - Divestiture
Horsholm, Denmark
Synagro Technologies, Inc. 2020-09-23 - Secondary Buyout
Baltimore, Maryland · www.synagro.com
Casa.it S.r.l. 2020-09-17 - Secondary Buyout
Milan, Italy · www.casa.it
idealista SA 2020-09-10 1.5B EUR Secondary Buyout
Madrid, Spain · www.idealista.com
Altus Intervention AS 2020-09-03 - Stake Sale
Stavanger, Norway · www.altusintervention.com
Colisee 2020-08-31 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.groupecolisee.com
EdgeConneX, Inc. 2020-08-19 - Secondary Buyout
Herndon, Virginia · www.edgeconnex.com
Hector Rail GmbH 2020-06-02 - Secondary Buyout
Bochum, Germany · www.hectorrail.de
Freepik Co., S.L. 2020-05-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Málaga, Spain · www.freepik.com
Schülke & Mayr GmbH 2020-04-07 - Divestiture
Norderstedt, Germany · www.schuelke.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. 2019-05-08 Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. - zColo Data Center Assets 2020-09-29 1
Boulder, Colorado · www.zayo.com Boulder, Colorado
Iver AB 2018-04-01 City Network International AB 2020-09-29 2
Alingsas, Sweden · www.iver.com Karlskrona, Sweden · www.citynetwork.eu
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
Waystar, Inc. 2019-07-29 eSolutions, Inc. 2020-08-12 2
Louisville, Kentucky · www.waystar.com Olathe, Kansas · www.esolutionsinc.com
Azelis SA 2018-06-19 Orokia Israel Ltd. 2020-07-17 11
Antwerp, Belgium · www.azelis.com Netanya, Israel · www.orokia.co.il
Open Systems AG 2017-04-28 Born In The Cloud 2020-05-20 2
Zurich, Switzerland · www.open.ch Clinton Township, Michigan · www.borninthecloud.com
Azelis SA 2018-06-19 PT Primaditha Jaya Mandiri 2020-05-18 10
Antwerp, Belgium · www.azelis.com Jakarta, Indonesia
Ellab A/S 2019-08-07 QualUs 2020-05-05 3
Hilleroed, Denmark · www.ellab.com Cork, Ireland · www.qualus.ie
Ellab A/S 2019-08-07 Adsano Engineering GmbH 2020-04-02 2
Hilleroed, Denmark · www.ellab.com Ravensburg, Germany · www.adsano.com
Azelis SA 2018-06-19 CosBond 2020-04-01 9
Antwerp, Belgium · www.azelis.com , Hong Kong

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 9 (9%) 3.6B (8%) 15 (7%) 6.1B (10%)
Communications 11 (11%) 15.4B (36%) 13 (6%) 15.7B (27%)
Manufacturing 1 (1%) 2.4B (6%) 13 (6%) 2.8B (5%)
Medical Products 3 (3%) - 12 (6%) 8.5B (14%)
Machinery 2 (2%) - 12 (6%) -
Retail 6 (6%) - 11 (5%) -
Business Services 6 (6%) 419M (1%) 10 (5%) 419M (1%)
Software 8 (8%) 3.1B (7%) 8 (4%) 3.1B (5%)
Healthcare Services 3 (3%) - 8 (4%) -
Consumer Products 3 (3%) 11.7B (27%) 7 (3%) 13.1B (22%)
Media 2 (2%) - 7 (3%) 1.5B (2%)
Food 2 (2%) - 7 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 6 (6%) 2.6B (6%) 6 (3%) 2.6B (4%)
Consumer Services 5 (5%) 345M (1%) 6 (3%) 345M (1%)
Environmental 3 (3%) - 5 (2%) 504M (1%)
Automotive 4 (4%) - 5 (2%) -
Education 2 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 3 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
Life Science 3 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
Aerospace 2 (2%) 3.3B (8%) 3 (1%) 3.3B (6%)
Technology Hardware - - 3 (1%) 40M (< 1%)
Renewable Energy 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Restaurants 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Transportation - - 3 (1%) -
Utilities 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (1%) -
Distribution 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
E-Commerce 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Financial Services 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Forest Products - - 2 (1%) -
Furniture - - 2 (1%) -
Information Services - - 2 (1%) -
Plastics - - 2 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (1%) -
Leisure - - 1 (< 1%) 1.1B (2%)
Beverages - - 1 (< 1%) -
Construction 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (< 1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (< 1%) -
Electronics - - 1 (< 1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (< 1%) -
Infrastructure 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (< 1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Packaging 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (< 1%) -
Real Estate 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 98 $42.8B 208 $59.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 12 (12%) 345M (1%) 41 (20%) 7.8B (13%)
Germany 10 (10%) 5.0B (12%) 35 (17%) 8.5B (14%)
United States 20 (20%) 19.7B (46%) 29 (14%) 23.1B (39%)
  New York 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) 480M (1%)
  Washington 2 (2%) 248M (1%) 3 (1%) 248M (< 1%)
  Colorado 2 (2%) 14.6B (34%) 2 (1%) 14.6B (25%)
  Virginia 2 (2%) 950M (2%) 2 (1%) 950M (2%)
  Texas 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
  California 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 2.4B (4%)
  Minnesota - - 2 (1%) 40M (< 1%)
  Kentucky 1 (1%) 2.7B (6%) 1 (< 1%) 2.7B (5%)
  New Jersey 1 (1%) 850M (2%) 1 (< 1%) 850M (1%)
  Louisiana 1 (1%) 419M (1%) 1 (< 1%) 419M (1%)
  Wisconsin 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Oregon 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  North Dakota 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Connecticut 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (< 1%) 465M (1%)
  Utah - - 1 (< 1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (< 1%) -
Denmark 10 (10%) 4.4B (10%) 25 (12%) 5.8B (10%)
Finland 5 (5%) 1.1B (3%) 13 (6%) 1.1B (2%)
Norway 5 (5%) 181M (< 1%) 10 (5%) 181M (< 1%)
China 6 (6%) - 8 (4%) -
Spain 5 (5%) 1.5B (3%) 7 (3%) 1.5B (2%)
Switzerland 3 (3%) 10.6B (25%) 6 (3%) 11.0B (19%)
United Kingdom 3 (3%) - 6 (3%) -
Netherlands 4 (4%) - 5 (2%) -
Italy 4 (4%) - 4 (2%) -
France 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Australia 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Singapore 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Belgium 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Hong Kong 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Bulgaria - - 2 (1%) -
Malta 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Vietnam 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Poland - - 1 (< 1%) -
Taiwan - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 12 (12%) 345M (1%) 41 (20%) 7.8B (13%)
Cross-border 86 (88%) 42.4B (99%) 167 (80%) 51.0B (87%)
Total 98 $42.8B 208 $58.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 40 (41%) 8.0B (19%) 63 (30%) 10.5B (18%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 22 (22%) 3.3B (8%) 63 (30%) 6.0B (10%)
Divestiture 12 (12%) 15.8B (37%) 39 (19%) 17.6B (31%)
Growth Capital 14 (14%) - 18 (9%) -
Stake Purchase 6 (6%) - 11 (5%) -
Going Private 4 (4%) 15.7B (37%) 10 (5%) 22.7B (40%)
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (< 1%) 465M (1%)
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (< 1%) -
Merger - - 1 (< 1%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 98 $42.8B 208 $57.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 39 (36%) 10.0B (29%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 27 (25%) 21.9B (64%)
Trade Sale 22 (21%) 2.5B (7%)
IPO 12 (11%) -
Stake Sale 3 (3%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (2%) -
Merger 1 (1%) -
Sold to Management 1 (1%) -
Total 107 $34.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
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8
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
7
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
5
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
8
Advokatfirman Vinge KB
6
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
6

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 16 $53.9B
$100M to $1B 12 $5.1B
< $100M 2 $79M
TOTAL $59.0B
Largest Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.
$14.3B (2019-05-08)
sell # Total
> $1B 9 $25.6B
$100M to $1B 19 $8.8B
< $100M 1 $38M
TOTAL $34.4B
Largest Kabel Baden-Wurttemberg GmbH
$4.1B (2011-03-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
69%
81 69%
Strategic(s)
31%
37 31%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
49%
49 49%
Strategic(s)
51%
51 51%

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