Ergon Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Ergon Capital Partners has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

Ergon Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (10%) and retail (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (37%) and secondary buyout (30%). In total, Ergon Capital Partners has invested in 7 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 (82%). 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 Activity41
    • M&A Buy Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 17 2 2 2 4 3 30
vol $423M $169M $592M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 8 - 2 - 1 - 11
vol $558M $558M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Beltaste Hamont NV 2018-06-19 - Growth Capital
Hamont, Belgium · www.vanreusel.eu
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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
SVT Group 2017-11-27 Securo AS 2020-09-21 1
Seevetal, Germany · www.svt.de Verdal, Norway · www.securo.no
Deutsche Intensivpflege Holding B.V. 2016-11-28 ZBI Gruppe 2020-01-17 1
Dresden, Germany · www.opseo-intensivpflege.de Marl, Germany · www.zbi-gruppe.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing - - 3 (10%) 423M (71%)
Publishing 1 (7%) 169M (100%) 2 (7%) 169M (29%)
Food 2 (14%) - 2 (7%) -
Furniture 1 (7%) - 2 (7%) -
Life Science - - 2 (7%) -
Medical Products 1 (7%) - 2 (7%) -
Retail - - 2 (7%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Business Services - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Education - - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Leisure - - 1 (3%) -
Media - - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Software 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 $169M 30 $592M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Belgium 2 (14%) - 8 (27%) -
Italy 2 (14%) - 7 (23%) 423M (71%)
Germany 3 (21%) - 4 (13%) -
France 2 (14%) - 4 (13%) -
Netherlands 3 (21%) 169M (100%) 3 (10%) 169M (29%)
Spain 2 (14%) - 3 (10%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 2 (14%) - 8 (27%) -
Cross-border 12 (86%) 169M (100%) 22 (73%) 592M (100%)
Total 14 $169M 30 $592M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (14%) 169M (100%) 11 (37%) 592M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 6 (43%) - 9 (30%) -
Growth Capital 5 (36%) - 6 (20%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (7%) - 3 (10%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 $169M 30 $592M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (82%) 203M (36%)
Trade Sale 1 (9%) 355M (64%)
Unknown 1 (9%) -
Total 11 $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 2 $592M
TOTAL $592M
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)
92%
11 92%
Strategic(s)
8%
1 8%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
93%
13 93%
Strategic(s)
7%
1 7%

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