EQT Holdings AB Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, EQT Holdings AB has acquired 34 companies. It has also invested in 11 others.

EQT Holdings AB’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (10%) and manufacturing (6%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (31%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (30%). In total, EQT Holdings AB has invested in 20 US states and 23 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 26 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 Activity332
    • M&A Buy Activity219
    • M&A Sell Activity113
  • Total Sectors Invested 50
  • Total Countries Invested 23
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 106
  • M&A Advisors 64

EQT Holdings AB

Regeringsgatan 25,
Stockholm, SE-111 53
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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (12.4/yr) # 157 17 12 16 15 2 219
vol $26.9B $2.1B $2.5B $27.6B $1.5B $60.6B
Sell (6.6/yr) # 80 7 6 12 7 1 113
vol $27.1B $3.5B $3.2B $525M $1.8B $1.0B $37.2B
  332

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Innovyze, Inc. 2021-02-24 1.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Broomfield, Colorado · www.innovyze.com
Cyesec Ltd. 2021-02-10 - Growth Capital
Herzliya, Israel · www.cyesec.com
Wolt Enterprises Oy 2021-01-25 - Growth Capital
Helsinki, Finland · www.wolt.com
Storable, Inc. 2020-12-16 - Secondary Buyout
Westwood, Kansas · www.storable.com
Molslinjen A/S 2020-12-10 - Secondary Buyout
Aarhus, Denmark · www.molslinjen.dk
Zebra A/S 2020-12-10 - Secondary Sale
Copenhagen V, Denmark · www.tiger.dk
Beijer Ref AB 2020-12-07 - Stake Purchase
Malmö, Sweden · www.beijerref.com
Apleona GmbH 2020-12-06 1.8B EUR Secondary Buyout
Neu-Isenburg, Germany · www.apleona.com
Certara LP 2020-12-03 - IPO
Princeton, New Jersey · www.certara.com
think project GmbH 2020-11-16 - Secondary Buyout
Munich, Germany · www.thinkproject.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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 Holdings, Inc. 2019-05-08 zColo Data Centers 2020-12-17 2
Boulder, Colorado · www.zayo.com Boulder, Colorado
Igenomix SL 2019-03-28 Access Genomics 2020-12-17 1
Paterna, Spain · www.igenomix.com Mississauga, Ontario · www.accessgenomics.ca
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
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
Saur SAS 2018-07-23 Nijhuis Water Technology B.V. 2020-06-18 2
Guyancourt, France · www.saur.fr Doetinchem, Netherlands · www.nijhuis-water.com
Azelis SA 2018-06-19 S.Zhaveri Pharmakem Pvt. Ltd. - Distribution Business 2020-02-03 13
Antwerp, Belgium · www.azelis.com Mumbai, India
Waystar, Inc. 2019-07-29 Recondo Technology, Inc. 2019-12-04 1
Louisville, Kentucky · www.waystar.com Greenwood Village, Colorado · www.recondotech.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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 13 (13%) 2.7B (7%) 20 (9%) 5.3B (9%)
Communications 10 (10%) 15.3B (37%) 13 (6%) 15.7B (26%)
Manufacturing 1 (1%) 2.4B (6%) 13 (6%) 2.8B (5%)
Medical Products 3 (3%) - 12 (5%) 8.5B (14%)
Machinery 2 (2%) - 12 (5%) -
Retail 5 (5%) - 11 (5%) -
Business Services 6 (6%) 419M (1%) 10 (5%) 419M (1%)
Internet Software and Services 8 (8%) 2.6B (6%) 8 (4%) 2.6B (4%)
Healthcare Services 3 (3%) - 8 (4%) -
Consumer Products 3 (3%) 11.7B (28%) 7 (3%) 13.1B (22%)
Software 6 (6%) 2.8B (7%) 7 (3%) 3.1B (5%)
Food 2 (2%) - 7 (3%) -
Media 2 (2%) - 6 (3%) 1.5B (2%)
Life Science 4 (4%) - 6 (3%) 850M (1%)
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%) -
Aerospace 2 (2%) 3.3B (8%) 3 (1%) 3.3B (5%)
Technology Hardware - - 3 (1%) 40M (< 1%)
Distribution 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Restaurants 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Transportation - - 3 (1%) -
Utilities 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Real Estate 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 1.6B (3%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Chemicals - - 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%) -
Marine 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (< 1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Packaging 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 103 $41.5B 219 $60.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 14 (14%) 345M (1%) 43 (20%) 7.8B (13%)
Germany 11 (11%) 5.0B (12%) 36 (16%) 10.0B (17%)
United States 21 (20%) 18.6B (45%) 32 (15%) 23.1B (38%)
  New York 3 (3%) - 4 (2%) 480M (1%)
  Washington 3 (3%) 248M (1%) 4 (2%) 248M (< 1%)
  Virginia 2 (2%) 950M (2%) 2 (1%) 950M (2%)
  Texas 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
  California 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
  Colorado 1 (1%) 14.3B (34%) 2 (1%) 14.6B (24%)
  Massachusetts 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 2.4B (4%)
  Minnesota - - 2 (1%) 40M (< 1%)
  Kentucky 1 (1%) 2.7B (7%) 1 (< 1%) 2.7B (4%)
  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%) -
  Kansas 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Connecticut 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (< 1%) 850M (1%)
  Maryland - - 1 (< 1%) 465M (1%)
  Utah - - 1 (< 1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (< 1%) -
Denmark 9 (9%) 4.4B (11%) 26 (12%) 5.8B (10%)
Finland 6 (6%) 1.1B (3%) 14 (6%) 1.1B (2%)
Norway 4 (4%) - 10 (5%) 181M (< 1%)
China 6 (6%) - 8 (4%) -
Spain 5 (5%) 1.5B (4%) 7 (3%) 1.5B (2%)
United Kingdom 4 (4%) - 7 (3%) -
Switzerland 3 (3%) 10.6B (26%) 6 (3%) 11.0B (18%)
Netherlands 4 (4%) - 5 (2%) -
Italy 4 (4%) - 4 (2%) -
France 2 (2%) - 4 (2%) -
Australia 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Singapore 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Belgium 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Hong Kong 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Bulgaria - - 2 (1%) -
Israel 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Malta 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Vietnam 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Poland - - 1 (< 1%) -
Taiwan - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 14 (14%) 345M (1%) 43 (20%) 7.8B (13%)
Cross-border 89 (86%) 41.1B (99%) 176 (80%) 52.5B (87%)
Total 103 $41.5B 219 $60.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 41 (40%) 7.0B (17%) 67 (31%) 10.5B (18%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 23 (22%) 3.3B (8%) 65 (30%) 6.0B (10%)
Divestiture 11 (11%) 15.6B (38%) 40 (18%) 19.2B (33%)
Growth Capital 16 (16%) - 20 (9%) -
Stake Purchase 8 (8%) - 13 (6%) -
Going Private 4 (4%) 15.7B (38%) 10 (5%) 22.7B (39%)
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (< 1%) 465M (1%)
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (< 1%) -
Merger - - 1 (< 1%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 103 $41.5B 219 $58.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 41 (36%) 11.8B (32%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 28 (25%) 21.9B (59%)
Trade Sale 23 (20%) 3.4B (9%)
IPO 13 (12%) -
Stake Sale 4 (4%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (2%) -
Merger 1 (1%) -
Sold to Management 1 (1%) -
Total 113 $37.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
8
Morgan Stanley
8
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
5
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
9
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
7
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
6

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 17 $55.5B
$100M to $1B 12 $5.1B
< $100M 2 $79M
TOTAL $60.6B
Largest Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.
$14.3B (2019-05-08)
sell # Total
> $1B 11 $28.4B
$100M to $1B 19 $8.8B
< $100M 1 $38M
TOTAL $37.2B
Largest Kabel Baden-Wurttemberg GmbH
$4.1B (2011-03-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
32%
70 (32%)
Strategic(s)
18%
39 (18%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
35%
40 (35%)
Strategic(s)
46%
52 (46%)

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