Eurazeo PME Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Eurazeo PME has acquired 9 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

Eurazeo PME’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (10%) and chemicals (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (45%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (30%). In total, Eurazeo PME has invested in 5 US states and 10 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Elis SA for $2.3B.

In the last 3 years, Eurazeo PME has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (58%). Eurazeo PME’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Terreal SAS for $969M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity73
    • M&A Buy Activity54
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 31
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 10

Eurazeo PME

1 rue Georges Berger,
Paris, 75017
France
+33 01 44 15 01 11
www.eurazeo-pme.com
contact@eurazeo-pme.com

Eurazeo PME, formerly known as OFI Private Equity Capital. Eurazeo PME invests equity and mezzanine capital in secondary buyout transactions of unlisted French companies. The Firm looks for opportunities valued between €50 and €200 million. Areas of interest include chemicals, financial services, consumer services, retail, manufacturing, distribution, and life science. Eurazeo PME was formed in 1997 and is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electronics, Financial Services, Franchising, Life Science, Manufacturing, Packaging, Restaurants, Retail, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 50 200
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.0/yr) # 34 6 3 4 4 3 54
vol $5.9B $1.2B $63M $513M $7.7B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 13 2 2 1 1 - 19
vol $2.2B $924M $3.1B
  73

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
I-Tracing SAS 2021-05-11 186M EUR Secondary Buyout
Puteaux, France · www.i-tracing.com
Hyteck SA 2021-04-23 - Growth Capital
Cabrières d Avignon, France · www.aroma-zone.com
Premium Group 2021-03-18 327M EUR Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Boulogne Billancourt, France · www.groupepremium.com
Iberchem, S.A. 2020-11-18 924M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Alcantarilla, Spain · www.berchem.com
Altaïr Group 2020-11-18 - Secondary Buyout
Wasquehal, France · www.groupe-altair.com
Waterloo Sparkling Water Corp. 2020-08-19 - Growth Capital
Austin, Texas · www.drinkwaterloo.com
UTAC Holding 2020-07-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Montlhéry, France · www.utacceram.com
EasyVista, Inc. 2020-07-23 - Going Private
New York, New York · www.easyvista.com
Herschel Supply Co. Ltd. 2019-10-31 - Growth Capital
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.herschel.com
Elemica, Inc. 2019-08-02 - Secondary Buyout
Wayne, Pennsylvania · www.elemica.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Questel SAS 2018-04-05 Novum IP GmbH & Co. KG 2021-03-08 4
Paris, France · www.questel.com Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.novumip.com
UTAC Holding 2020-07-30 Millbrook Proving Ground Ltd. 2021-02-02 1
Montlhéry, France · www.utacceram.com Bedford, United Kingdom · www.millbrook.co.uk
Questel SAS 2018-04-05 MultiLing Corp. 2018-10-01 3
Paris, France · www.questel.com Provo, Utah · www.multiling.com
Novacap SAS 2016-03-21 Chemoxy International Ltd. 2017-07-22 2
Cedex, France · www.novacap.eu Middlesbrough, United Kingdom · www.chemoxy.com
Flash Europe International S.A. 2015-07-31 Biologistic 2016-07-20 1
Luxembourg, Luxembourg · www.flash-europe.com Metz, France
DESSANGE International SA 2008-07-01 COIFF'Idis s.a. 2016-01-29 2
Paris, France · www.dessange-international.com Darnétal, France · www.coiffidis.fr
Vignal Systems SA 2014-02-05 ABL Lights, Inc. 2014-04-17 1
Vénissieux, France · www.vignal-systems.com Mosinee, Wisconsin · www.abllights.com
Peters Surgical SAS 2013-06-25 Vitalitec International SA 2014-03-28 3
ZI Les, France · www.peters-surgical.com Domalain, France
DESSANGE International SA 2008-07-01 Fantastic Sams International Corp. 2012-01-18 1
Paris, France · www.dessange-international.com Beverly, Massachusetts · www.fantasticsams.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 4 (12%) 299M (14%) 5 (9%) 299M (4%)
Chemicals 1 (3%) - 4 (7%) 456M (6%)
Consumer Products 4 (12%) - 4 (7%) -
Medical Products 3 (9%) 88M (4%) 3 (6%) 88M (1%)
Education 3 (9%) - 3 (6%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) 2.3B (29%)
Real Estate 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) 1.1B (15%)
Internet Software and Services 2 (6%) 680M (32%) 2 (4%) 680M (9%)
Retail 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) 471M (6%)
Insurance 1 (3%) 327M (15%) 2 (4%) 327M (4%)
Consumer Services - - 2 (4%) 197M (3%)
Business Services 1 (3%) 63M (3%) 2 (4%) 63M (1%)
Life Science - - 2 (4%) -
Manufacturing 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Financial Services 1 (3%) 659M (31%) 1 (2%) 659M (9%)
Building Materials - - 1 (2%) 451M (6%)
Leisure - - 1 (2%) 434M (6%)
Digital Media - - 1 (2%) 161M (2%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (3%) 25M (1%) 1 (2%) 25M (< 1%)
Automotive 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Distribution 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
E-Commerce 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Electronics - - 1 (2%) -
Food 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Franchising 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Packaging - - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (2%) -
Software 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 33 $2.1B 54 $7.7B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 20 (61%) 801M (37%) 37 (69%) 5.4B (71%)
United States 7 (21%) 680M (32%) 7 (13%) 680M (9%)
  Virginia 2 (6%) 680M (32%) 2 (4%) 680M (9%)
  New York 2 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  Texas 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  California 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Switzerland 2 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Netherlands 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Ireland 1 (3%) 659M (31%) 1 (2%) 659M (9%)
Canada 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  British Columbia 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Luxembourg 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Italy - - 1 (2%) 471M (6%)
Spain - - 1 (2%) 456M (6%)
United Kingdom - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 20 (61%) 801M (37%) 37 (69%) 5.4B (71%)
Cross-border 13 (39%) 1.3B (63%) 17 (31%) 2.3B (29%)
Total 33 $2.1B 54 $7.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 16 (48%) 1.0B (48%) 24 (44%) 2.7B (36%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (18%) 1.0B (47%) 16 (30%) 2.6B (34%)
Growth Capital 5 (15%) - 6 (11%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Going Private 2 (6%) 113M (5%) 2 (4%) 113M (1%)
Divestiture 2 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Add-on Acquisition - - 1 (2%) 2.3B (29%)
Total 33 $2.1B 54 $7.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 12 (63%) 2.2B (70%)
Trade Sale 3 (16%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (11%) 924M (30%)
IPO 2 (11%) -
Total 19 $3.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Lazard Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
1
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
1
Goodwin Procter LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $3.4B
$100M to $1B 11 $4.1B
< $100M 3 $176M
TOTAL $7.7B
Largest Elis SA
$2.3B (2007-10-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $3.1B
TOTAL $3.1B
Largest Terreal SAS
$969M (2005-07-31)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
43%
23 (43%)
Strategic(s)
4%
2 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
58%
11 (58%)
Strategic(s)
26%
5 (26%)

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