Ergon Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Ergon Capital Partners has invested in 3 companies.

Ergon Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (13%) and retail (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and secondary buyout (34%). In total, Ergon Capital Partners has invested in 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired The Seves Group for $423M.

In the last 3 years, Ergon Capital Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (80%). Ergon Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Joris Ide Group for $355M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity34
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 8

Ergon Capital Partners

24 Avenue Marnix,
Brussels, 1000
Belgium,
+32 2 213 6099
www.ergoncapital.com
jm@ergoncapital.be

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 €20 to €70 million in businesses with sustainable competitive advantages and operating in 'attractive' niche markets. Ergon Capital Partners is backed by Groupe Bruxelles Lambert. The Firm was formed in 2005 and is based in Brussels.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Education, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 75
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 17 1 1 2 3 - 24
vol $423M $423M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 7 - 2 - 1 - 10
vol $558M $558M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Palex Medical SA 2019-12-13 - Secondary Buyout
Barcelona, Spain · www.palexmedical.com
Looping Group SA 2019-10-14 - Secondary Buyout
Saint-Malo, France · www.looping-group.com
Dolciaria Acquaviva SpA 2019-07-31 - Growth Capital
, Italy · www.dolciariaacquaviva.com
Haudecoeur SAS 2019-06-17 - Growth Capital
La Courneuve, France · www.haudecoeur.fr
Indo Optical S.L.U. 2018-06-21 - Secondary Buyout
Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain · www.indo.es
Beltaste Hamont 2018-06-19 - Growth Capital
Hamont-Achel, Belgium
SVT Group 2017-11-27 - Secondary Buyout
Gluesinger , Germany · www.svt.de
ELITech Group 2017-05-11 - Secondary Buyout
Puteaux, France · www.elitechgroup.com
Golden Goose Srl 2017-02-02 - Secondary Buyout
Milan, Italy · www.goldengoosedeluxebrand.com
Looping Group SA 2016-01-27 - Secondary Buyout
Saint-Malo, France · www.looping-group.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Nicotra Gebhardt S.p.A 2008-02-25 Industrie CBI SPA 2013-11-29 1
Zingonia (BG), Italy · www.nicotra-gebhardt.com Monza, Italy · www.cbifans.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 1 (7%) - 3 (13%) 423M (100%)
Retail 1 (7%) - 3 (13%) -
Food 2 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
Life Science 1 (7%) - 2 (8%) -
Medical Products 1 (7%) - 2 (8%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Business Services - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Distribution 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Education 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Furniture 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Leisure - - 1 (4%) -
Media 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Publishing 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Restaurants 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Safety/Security 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 14 - 24 $423M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Belgium 4 (29%) - 7 (29%) -
Italy 3 (21%) - 7 (29%) 423M (100%)
Germany 3 (21%) - 3 (13%) -
Spain 3 (21%) - 3 (13%) -
France 1 (7%) - 3 (13%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 4 (29%) - 7 (29%) -
Cross-border 10 (71%) - 17 (71%) 423M (100%)
Total 14 - 24 $423M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (29%) - 9 (38%) 423M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 6 (43%) - 8 (33%) -
Growth Capital 3 (21%) - 4 (17%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (8%) -
Divestiture 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 14 - 24 $423M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (80%) 203M (36%)
Trade Sale 1 (10%) 355M (64%)
Unknown 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $558M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Leonardo & Co.
2
Boston Meridian Partners LLC
1
Lazard Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
2
Clifford Chance LLP
1
Pavia e Ansaldo
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $423M
TOTAL $423M
Largest The Seves Group
$423M (2006-04-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $558M
TOTAL $558M
Largest Joris Ide Group
$355M (2015-01-23)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
91%
10 91%
Strategic(s)
9%
1 9%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
92%
11 92%
Strategic(s)
8%
1 8%

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