EQT Holdings AB Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, EQT Holdings AB has acquired 11 companies. It has also invested in 11 others.

EQT Holdings AB’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (7%) and medical products (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%) and secondary buyout (29%). In total, EQT Holdings AB has invested in 18 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 23 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). 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 Activity302
    • M&A Buy Activity199
    • M&A Sell Activity103
  • Total Sectors Invested 48
  • Total Countries Invested 22
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 99
  • M&A Advisors 60

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 (11.4/yr) # 142 13 17 12 15 - 199
vol $21.9B $3.5B $2.1B $2.5B $27.6B $57.6B
Sell (6.4/yr) # 71 9 7 5 11 - 103
vol $20.3B $6.8B $3.5B $3.2B $525M $34.4B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Clinical Innovations LLC 2019-12-20 525M USD Add-on Acquisition
Murray, Utah · www.clinicalinnovations.com
Recover Nordic AS 2019-12-10 - Secondary Buyout
Oslo, Norway · www.recovernordic.no
itslearning AS 2019-12-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Bergen, Norway · www.itslearning.eu
E.I.S. Aircraft Products and Services GmbH 2019-11-22 - Secondary Buyout
Euskirchen, Germany · www.eis-group.de
Bygghemma Group First AB 2019-11-12 - Secondary Buyout
Malmö, Sweden · www.bygghemmagroup.com
inexio Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KGaA 2019-09-28 - Secondary Buyout
Saarlouis, Germany · www.inexio.net
Ellab A/S 2019-08-07 - Secondary Buyout
Hilleroed, Denmark · www.ellab.com
Charleston Holding GmbH 2019-07-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Fussen, Germany · www.charleston.de
Nexon Asia Pacific Pty Ltd. 2019-07-31 - Growth Capital
Sydney, Australia · www.nexon.com.au
Waystar, Inc. 2019-07-29 2.7B USD Secondary Buyout
Louisville, Kentucky · www.waystar.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Azelis SA 2018-06-19 Megafarma SA de CV 2019-12-16 7
Antwerp , Belgium · www.azelis.com Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico · www.megafarma.com.mx
Segra 2017-02-20 North State Telecommunications Corp. 2019-12-09 2
Waynesboro, Virginia · www.segra.com High Point, North Carolina · www.northstate.net
Waystar, Inc. 2019-07-29 Recondo Technology, Inc. 2019-12-04 1
Louisville, Kentucky · www.waystar.com Greenwood Village, Colorado · www.recondotech.com
Saur SAS 2018-07-23 Riventa Ltd. 2019-11-25 1
Guyancourt, France · www.saur.fr Cornwall, United Kingdom · www.riventa.com
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services LLC 2018-12-10 Sargent-Disc Ltd. 2019-11-20 1
Burbank, California · www.castandcrew.com Beaconsfield, United Kingdom · www.sargent-disc.com
Azelis SA 2018-06-19 Ekin Kimya AS 2019-10-16 6
Antwerp , Belgium · www.azelis.com Istanbul, Turkey · www.ekinkimya.com
Industrial & Financial Systems IFS AB 2015-11-30 Astea International, Inc. 2019-10-08 6
Linköping,, Sweden · www.ifsworld.com Horsham, Pennsylvania · www.astea.com
Azelis SA 2018-06-19 Orkila Lebanon SAL 2019-10-01 5
Antwerp , Belgium · www.azelis.com Corniche el NahrBeirut, Lebanon · www.orkila.com
Kodiak Gas Services LLC 2019-02-11 Pegasus Optimization Managers LLC 2019-09-25 1
Houston, Texas · www.kodiakgas.com College Station, Texas · www.pegasus15.com
Osmose Utilities Services, Inc. 2019-01-24 Power Survey Co. 2019-07-25 1
Buffalo, New York · www.osmose.com Secaucus, New Jersey · www.powersurveyco.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 1 (1%) 2.4B (6%) 13 (7%) 2.8B (5%)
Communications 10 (11%) 15.4B (37%) 12 (6%) 15.7B (27%)
Medical Products 3 (3%) - 12 (6%) 8.5B (15%)
Information Technology 8 (9%) 3.6B (8%) 12 (6%) 3.8B (7%)
Machinery 2 (2%) - 12 (6%) -
Retail 6 (7%) - 12 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (3%) - 9 (5%) 2.4B (4%)
Business Services 5 (5%) 419M (1%) 9 (5%) 419M (1%)
Software 8 (9%) 3.1B (7%) 8 (4%) 3.1B (5%)
Consumer Products 3 (3%) 11.7B (28%) 7 (4%) 13.1B (23%)
Media 2 (2%) - 7 (4%) 1.5B (3%)
Food 1 (1%) - 6 (3%) -
Environmental 4 (4%) 465M (1%) 5 (3%) 504M (1%)
Consumer Services 4 (4%) 345M (1%) 5 (3%) 345M (1%)
Automotive 4 (4%) - 5 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 4 (4%) 1.1B (3%) 4 (2%) 1.1B (2%)
Education 2 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 3 (3%) - 4 (2%) -
Aerospace 2 (2%) 3.3B (8%) 3 (2%) 3.3B (6%)
Technology Hardware - - 3 (2%) 40M (< 1%)
Life Science 2 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Restaurants 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Utilities 2 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (1%) -
Distribution 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Financial Services 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Forest Products - - 2 (1%) -
Furniture - - 2 (1%) -
Information Services - - 2 (1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Plastics - - 2 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (1%) -
Transportation - - 2 (1%) -
Leisure - - 1 (1%) 1.1B (2%)
Beverages - - 1 (1%) -
Construction 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (1%) -
E-Commerce 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Electronics - - 1 (1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (1%) -
Infrastructure 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (1%) -
Packaging 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Real Estate 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 92 $41.8B 199 $57.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 12 (13%) 345M (1%) 40 (20%) 7.8B (14%)
Germany 8 (9%) 5.0B (12%) 32 (16%) 8.5B (15%)
United States 20 (22%) 20.2B (48%) 28 (14%) 23.1B (40%)
  Texas 3 (3%) 465M (1%) 3 (2%) 465M (1%)
  New York 2 (2%) - 3 (2%) 480M (1%)
  Washington 2 (2%) 248M (1%) 3 (2%) 248M (< 1%)
  Colorado 2 (2%) 14.6B (35%) 2 (1%) 14.6B (25%)
  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%)
  Virginia 1 (1%) 950M (2%) 1 (1%) 950M (2%)
  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%) -
  Utah - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
Denmark 9 (10%) 4.4B (11%) 25 (13%) 5.8B (10%)
Finland 5 (5%) 1.1B (3%) 13 (7%) 1.1B (2%)
Norway 5 (5%) 181M (< 1%) 9 (5%) 181M (< 1%)
China 6 (7%) - 8 (4%) -
United Kingdom 4 (4%) - 7 (4%) -
Switzerland 3 (3%) 10.6B (25%) 6 (3%) 11.0B (19%)
Netherlands 4 (4%) - 5 (3%) -
Spain 3 (3%) - 5 (3%) -
Italy 3 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
Australia 2 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Singapore 2 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Belgium 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
France 1 (1%) - 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 (13%) 345M (1%) 40 (20%) 7.8B (14%)
Cross-border 80 (87%) 41.4B (99%) 159 (80%) 49.5B (86%)
Total 92 $41.8B 199 $57.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 21 (23%) 3.3B (8%) 61 (31%) 6.0B (10%)
Secondary Buyout 35 (38%) 6.5B (16%) 57 (29%) 10.5B (18%)
Divestiture 11 (12%) 15.8B (38%) 37 (19%) 17.6B (31%)
Growth Capital 14 (15%) - 18 (9%) -
Stake Purchase 6 (7%) - 12 (6%) -
Going Private 4 (4%) 15.7B (38%) 10 (5%) 22.7B (40%)
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (1%) 465M (1%) 1 (1%) 465M (1%)
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (1%) -
Merger - - 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (1%) -
Total 92 $41.8B 199 $57.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 37 (36%) 10.0B (29%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 27 (26%) 21.9B (64%)
Trade Sale 22 (21%) 2.5B (7%)
IPO 12 (12%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (2%) -
Merger 1 (1%) -
Sold to Management 1 (1%) -
Stake Sale 1 (1%) -
Total 103 $34.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
7
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
5
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
4
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
8
Advokatfirman Vinge KB
6
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
5

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 15 $52.4B
$100M to $1B 12 $5.1B
< $100M 2 $79M
TOTAL $57.6B
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)
68%
73 68%
Strategic(s)
32%
35 32%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
47%
45 47%
Strategic(s)
53%
51 53%

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