Equistone Partners Europe Limited Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Equistone Partners Europe Limited has acquired 26 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Equistone Partners Europe Limited’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (12%) and consumer products (5%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (54%) and secondary buyout (32%). In total, Equistone Partners Europe Limited has invested in 2 US states and 15 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired Groupe Zannier S.A. for $709M.

In the last 3 years, Equistone Partners Europe Limited has exited 19 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). Equistone Partners Europe Limited’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Converteam SAS for $3.2B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity405
    • M&A Buy Activity244
    • M&A Sell Activity161
  • Total Sectors Invested 49
  • Total Countries Invested 15
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 94
  • M&A Advisors 56

Equistone Partners Europe Limited

One New Ludgate 60 Ludgate Hill,
London, EC4M 7AW
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7653 5300
www.equistonepe.com
contact@equistone.de

Equistone Partners Europe Ltd is a private equity firm that invests in small to mid-sized companies with valued from €50 to €500 million. Equistone targets companies operating in the fields of services, healthcare, financial services, and consumer/travel. The Firm looks to invest €25 to €125 million in a variety of transactions, including buyouts, growth capital financings, and recapitalizations. Equistone Partners Europe Ltd. (formerly Barclays Private Equity Ltd) was formed in 1997 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Packaging, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 125
Enterprise Value 50 500
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (7.0/yr) # 209 7 9 10 1 8 244
vol $6.4B $319M $162M $6.8B
Sell (4.8/yr) # 137 5 10 - 5 4 161
vol $15.4B $1.1B $1.2B $107M $17.8B
  405

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ADM (Group) Ltd. 2021-10-25 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.admgroup.com
Gardengate SA 2021-10-18 - Secondary Buyout
Braga, Portugal · www.gardengate.com
JM Bruneau 2021-07-28 - Secondary Buyout
Villebon-sur-Yvette, France · www.bruneau.fr
Vertbaudet SAS 2021-07-26 - Secondary Buyout
Tourcoing, France · www.vertbaudet.fr
Groupe Solfab Constructions Modulaires 2021-07-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
HERIC, France · www.solfab-france.fr
Adista SAS 2021-06-15 - Secondary Buyout
Maxéville, France · www.adista.fr
Wealth at Work Ltd. 2021-06-01 - Secondary Buyout
Liverpool, United Kingdom · www.wealthatwork.co.uk
Timetoact Group GmbH 2021-05-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cologne, Germany · www.timetoact-group.com
Oikos Group 2021-03-09 - Secondary Buyout
Protaras, Cyprus · www.oikos-cy.com
Franke Water Systems AG 2021-03-02 - Divestiture
Aarburg, Germany
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
WHP Telecoms Ltd. 2018-03-28 Redhall Networks 2021-03-30 4
Warrington, United Kingdom · www.whptelecoms.com Barlborough, United Kingdom · www.redhallnetworks.co.uk
RENA Technologies GmbH 2019-02-21 RENA Technologies Austria 2020-07-27 2
Gütenbach, Germany · www.rena.com Hirtenberg, Austria
CH&Co Catering Group Ltd. 2019-04-18 Mitie Group plc - Gather & Gather and Creativevents 2019-08-19 1
Reading, United Kingdom · www.chandcogroup.com Bristol, United Kingdom
Performance Interactive Alliance (blueSummit Media) 2014-04-28 UDG United Digital Group 2019-01-23 4
Hamburg, Germany · www.performance-interactive-alliance.com Hamburg, Germany · www.udg.de
Mecaplast Group 2016-01-25 Key Plastics LLC 2016-10-10 1
Monaco, Monaco · www.mecaplast.com Livonia, Michigan · www.keyplastics.com
POLO motorcycle and Sportswear GmbH 2015-02-02 Motoblouz Ltd. 2016-09-26 2
Jüchen, Germany · www.polo-motorrad.de , United Kingdom · www.motoblouz.co.uk
Sportfield Deutschland Holding GmbH 2015-04-24 AstroTurf LLC 2016-06-30 3
Burgheim, Germany · www.sportgroup-holding.com Dalton, Georgia · www.astroturf.com
Performance Interactive Alliance (blueSummit Media) 2014-04-28 SoQuero GmbH 2014-10-02 3
Hamburg, Germany · www.performance-interactive-alliance.com Frankfurt, Germany · www.soquero.de

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 8 (12%) - 29 (12%) 548M (8%)
Consumer Products 2 (3%) - 12 (5%) 354M (5%)
Retail 2 (3%) 319M (34%) 11 (4%) 764M (11%)
Manufacturing 4 (6%) - 11 (4%) -
Financial Services 1 (1%) - 10 (4%) 1.6B (22%)
Electrical Equipment 4 (6%) - 10 (4%) -
Distribution 3 (4%) 85M (9%) 9 (4%) 123M (2%)
Apparel/Textiles 2 (3%) - 7 (3%) 755M (10%)
Building Materials 4 (6%) - 7 (3%) 518M (7%)
Food 1 (1%) - 7 (3%) 139M (2%)
Transportation 3 (4%) - 7 (3%) 68M (1%)
Healthcare Services - - 6 (2%) 179M (2%)
Leisure 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) 121M (2%)
Consumer Services - - 6 (2%) 68M (1%)
Information Technology 2 (3%) - 6 (2%) 46M (1%)
Automotive 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) -
Insurance - - 6 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (4%) - 6 (2%) -
Machinery 2 (3%) - 6 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 6 (2%) -
Engineering 2 (3%) - 5 (2%) 372M (5%)
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (3%) - 5 (2%) 116M (2%)
Communications 3 (4%) - 5 (2%) 102M (1%)
Staffing 1 (1%) 216M (23%) 4 (2%) 243M (3%)
Restaurants 1 (1%) 154M (16%) 4 (2%) 190M (3%)
Construction 1 (1%) - 4 (2%) 124M (2%)
Packaging - - 4 (2%) 115M (2%)
Electronics 2 (3%) 162M (17%) 3 (1%) 162M (2%)
Technology Hardware - - 3 (1%) 54M (1%)
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 3 (1%) 32M (< 1%)
E-Commerce 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Safety/Security 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Airlines - - 2 (1%) 198M (3%)
Life Science 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 100M (1%)
Software - - 2 (1%) 15M (< 1%)
Aerospace - - 2 (1%) -
Chemicals 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Furniture 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Marketing 2 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Plastics - - 2 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (< 1%) 183M (3%)
Agriculture 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Beverages 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Digital Media 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (< 1%) -
Forest Products 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Publishing 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (< 1%) -
Utilities - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 67 $935M 245 $7.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 19 (28%) 616M (66%) 98 (40%) 4.0B (56%)
France 21 (31%) 319M (34%) 74 (30%) 1.9B (26%)
Germany 16 (24%) - 42 (17%) 94M (1%)
Italy 2 (3%) - 10 (4%) 146M (2%)
Switzerland 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) 924M (13%)
Netherlands 3 (4%) - 4 (2%) -
Belgium 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
United States - - 2 (1%) 33M (< 1%)
  Ohio - - 1 (< 1%) 33M (< 1%)
  California - - 1 (< 1%) -
Austria 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Luxembourg 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Monaco 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Portugal 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Ireland - - 1 (< 1%) 14M (< 1%)
Spain - - 1 (< 1%) -
Cyprus - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 19 (28%) 616M (66%) 98 (40%) 4.0B (56%)
Cross-border 48 (72%) 319M (34%) 147 (60%) 3.1B (44%)
Total 67 $935M 245 $7.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 20 (30%) 216M (23%) 132 (54%) 3.2B (44%)
Secondary Buyout 31 (46%) 239M (26%) 77 (31%) 2.5B (35%)
Divestiture 7 (10%) 481M (51%) 14 (6%) 770M (11%)
Growth Capital 5 (7%) - 11 (4%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (4%) - 6 (2%) -
Going Private 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) 765M (11%)
Total 67 $935M 245 $7.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 89 (55%) 8.7B (50%)
Trade Sale 35 (22%) 1.6B (9%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 21 (13%) 7.3B (41%)
Sold to Management 10 (6%) -
IPO 2 (1%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (1%) -
Merger 1 (1%) -
Stake Sale 1 (1%) -
Unknown 1 (1%) -
Total 161 $17.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
7
Marl Partners LLP (dba Marlborough Partners)
5
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
5
Legal Deals
P+P Pöllath + Partners
13
Travers Smith LLP
11
Ashurst LLP
7

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 25 $5.9B
< $100M 28 $1.3B
TOTAL $7.3B
Largest Groupe Zannier S.A.
$709M (2002-12-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 4 $6.4B
$100M to $1B 37 $10.5B
< $100M 15 $906M
TOTAL $17.8B
Largest Converteam SAS
$3.2B (2011-09-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
31%
75 (31%)
Strategic(s)
5%
12 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
81 (50%)
Strategic(s)
34%
55 (34%)

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