M&A Deal Summary

Sagard, Ardian and Ergon Capital Partners Acquire Aliplast NV

On March 1, 2007, asset manager Sagard, private equity firm Ardian and private equity firm Ergon Capital Partners acquired building materials company Aliplast NV from Motion Equity Partners for 430M EUR

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Sagard’s 2nd, Ardian’s 12th and Ergon Capital Partners’ 2nd transaction in the Building Materials sector.
  • This is Sagard’s 5th, Ardian’s 49th and Ergon Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Sagard’s 2nd, Ardian’s 1st and Ergon Capital Partners’ 4th transaction in Belgium.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2007-03-01
Target Aliplast NV
Sector Building Materials
Buyer(s) Sagard
Ardian
Ergon Capital Partners
Sellers(s) Motion Equity Partners
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 430M EUR

Target

Aliplast NV

Treviso, Belgium
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Aliplast NV is a provider of aluminium systems for use in conservatories, windows and doors. Its strategy is built around vertical integration with design, extrusion, painting and thermal insulation of aluminium profiles on the same site. Aliplast was founded in 1982 and is based in Treviso, Belgium.

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Buyer(S) 3

Buyer

Sagard

Paris, France

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Asset Manager
Founded 2001
PE ASSETS 2.0B EUR
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Sagard is a multi-strategy alternative investment manager that invests across a variety of asset classes. These include private equity, public equity, private credit, royalties, and venture capital. Prospective transactions typically include buyouts or growth capital financings, where Sagard will consider either majority or minority positions. Sagard was formed in 2001 and is based in Montreal, Quebec.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 15 of 35
Sector (Building Materials) 2 of 3
Type (Secondary Buyout) 5 of 15
Country (Belgium) 2 of 2
Year (2007) 4 of 6
Size (of disclosed) 5 of 8
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-03-01 Médi-Partenaires SAS

Paris, France

Médi-Partenaires is the third largest group of private clinics in France, with 3% market share and 14 clinics focusing on obstetrics, surgery and medicine care.

Sell €600M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-04-25 CEVA Sante Animale

Libourne, France

CEVA Sante Animale is a veterinary health company focused on the research, development, production and marketing of pharmaceutical products and vaccines for pets, livestock, swine, and poultry. CEVA Sante Animale was founded in 1999 and is based in Libourne, France.

Buy -
Buyer

Ardian

Paris, France

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1996
PE ASSETS 125.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Ardian is a mega-sized diversified investment group focused on opportunities worldwide. Ardian invests across and manages funds focused on small and mid-sized buyouts, growth capital financings, mezzanine, infrastructure, real estate, and co-investment opportunities. Ardian's small-buyouts group targets controlling interests in French, German, and Italian businesses valued up to €100 million. It's mid-sized buyout group seeks businesses valued up €1.5 billion and does not have any geographic limitations. The Infrastructure team looks for European opportunities and can commit up to €150 million per transaction. The Mezzanine group supports junior capital commitments of €5 to €80 million. In addition to direct investing, Ardian also manages various private equity fund-of-funds. Ardian was founded in 1996 and is based in Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 79 of 412
Sector (Building Materials) 12 of 15
Type (Secondary Buyout) 20 of 133
Country (Belgium) 1 of 8
Year (2007) 6 of 28
Size (of disclosed) 49 of 67
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-03-01 Anglian Water Services

Huntingdon, United Kingdom

AWG is provider of water and sewerage services to the east of England and Hartlepool in the UK. AWG provides water services to 4.2m customers and sewerage services to 5.9m customers. AWG is the largest regulated water company in terms of area served.

Buy £209M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-03-09 The Sun Products

Wilton, Connecticut, United States

The Sun Products Corp. is a manufacturer and marketer of fabric care and household products.

Buy -
Buyer

Ergon Capital Partners

Brussels, Belgium

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2005
PE ASSETS 1.9B EUR
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Ergon Capital Partners is a generalist private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies throughout the Benelux, Italy, Iberia, France, and Switzerland. Ergon looks to invest €25 to €75 million in businesses with sustainable competitive advantages and operating in 'attractive' niche markets. The Firm was formed in 2005 and is based in Luxembourg.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 34
Sector (Building Materials) 2 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 12
Country (Belgium) 4 of 10
Year (2007) 3 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-03-01 Joris Ide Group

Zwevezele, Belgium

Joris Ide Group is the independent manufacturer of steel profiles and insulated panels used for roofing and cladding in the Benelux, with significant market positions in France and Eastern Europe.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-08-01 King Belgium

Genval, Belgium

King Belgium is the wholesaler and distributor of non-food consumables and disposables (plastic cups, hygiene paper, etc.) to a wide range of industries and segments including but not limited to healthcare, public institutions, catering, cleaning and retail.

Sell -

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Motion Equity Partners

Paris, France

Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2001
PE ASSETS 700M EUR
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Motion Equity Partners is a European private equity firm that targets large buyouts and turnaround situations valued up to €250 million. Broad areas of interest include consumer (leisure, retail, household and consumer goods, food/beverages), industrial (building materials, automotive, manufacturing, chemicals), business services (outsourced services, logistics and transportation, facilities management), and healthcare services and equipment. Motion prefers opportunities located in France, the UK, Germany, and Italy and looks to commit €20 to €80 per transaction. Motion Equity Partners was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 15 of 30
Sector (Building Materials) 2 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 5 of 14
Country (Belgium) 2 of 2
Year (2007) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 4 of 11
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-12-12 Azelis

Antwerp, Belgium

Azelis is a global distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, providing diverse products and innovative services. Azelis was founded in 2001 and is based in Antwerp, Belgium.

Sell €315M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-06-05 Diana S.A.S.

Vannes Cedex, France

Diana Ingredients is the global natural ingredients supplier for the pet food and food & beverage industry.

Sell €710M