Ergon Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Ergon Capital Partners has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

Ergon Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (10%) and building materials (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (36%) and secondary buyout (33%). In total, Ergon Capital Partners has invested in 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Aliplast NV for $485M.

In the last 3 years, Ergon Capital Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (77%). 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 Activity44
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 22
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 8

Ergon Capital Partners

Strassen (Luxembourg),
19-21 Route d'Arlon, L-8009
Luxembourg
+352 20 6004 2622
www.ergoncapital.com
info@ergoncapital.com

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Media, Medical Products, Publishing, Restaurants, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 20 2 2 4 3 - 31
vol $907M $169M $1.1B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 9 2 - 1 1 - 13
vol $558M $558M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Keesing Media Group B.V. 2020-11-13 - Secondary Buyout
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.keesing.com
Telenco 2020-06-23 - Growth Capital
Moirans, France · www.telenco.com
Sofico NV 2020-03-06 - Growth Capital
Zwijnaarde, Belgium · www.sofico.global
CompaNanny B.V. 2020-02-01 - Stake Purchase
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.compananny.com
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
Naples, Italy · www.dolciariaacquaviva.com
TMC Group BV 2019-06-20 - Secondary Buyout
Eindhoven, Netherlands · www.tmc-employeneurship.com
Haudecoeur SAS 2019-06-17 - Growth Capital
La Courneuve, France · www.haudecoeur.fr
Indo Optical S.L.U. 2018-06-21 - Secondary Buyout
Barcelona, Spain · www.indo.es
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
SVT Group 2017-11-27 Odice SAS 2020-09-21 2
Seevetal, Germany · www.svt.de Marly, France · www.odice.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing - - 3 (10%) 423M (39%)
Building Materials - - 2 (6%) 485M (45%)
Publishing - - 2 (6%) 169M (16%)
Food 2 (15%) - 2 (6%) -
Furniture 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Life Science - - 2 (6%) -
Medical Products 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Retail - - 2 (6%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) -
Business Services - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Education - - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Leisure - - 1 (3%) -
Media - - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Software 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 31 $1.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Belgium 2 (15%) - 9 (29%) 485M (45%)
Italy 2 (15%) - 7 (23%) 423M (39%)
Germany 3 (23%) - 4 (13%) -
France 2 (15%) - 4 (13%) -
Netherlands 2 (15%) - 3 (10%) 169M (16%)
Spain 2 (15%) - 3 (10%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 2 (15%) - 9 (29%) 485M (45%)
Cross-border 11 (85%) - 22 (71%) 592M (55%)
Total 13 - 31 $1.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (8%) - 11 (35%) 592M (55%)
Secondary Buyout 6 (46%) - 10 (32%) 485M (45%)
Growth Capital 5 (38%) - 6 (19%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (8%) - 3 (10%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 31 $1.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (77%) 203M (36%)
Unknown 2 (15%) -
Trade Sale 1 (8%) 355M (64%)
Total 13 $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 3 $1.1B
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest Aliplast NV
$485M (2007-03-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $558M
TOTAL $558M
Largest Joris Ide Group
$355M (2015-01-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
32%
10 (32%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
77%
10 (77%)
Strategic(s)
8%
1 (8%)

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