Explorer Investments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Explorer Investments’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (12%) and manufacturing (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (73%) and growth capital (23%). In total, Explorer Investments has invested in 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Holmes Place Health Clubs for $124M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (38%). Explorer Investments’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Nutricafes S.A. for $84M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 2

Explorer Investments

Avenida Eng.º Duarte Pacheco, 7, 7ºA,
Lisbon, 1070-110
Portugal
+351 21 324 1820
www.explorerinvestments.com
explorer@explorerinvestments.com

Explorer Investments is a private investment firm that looks to fund buyouts, as well as provide expansion and replacement capital to middle-market Portuguese companies. Explorer looks to invest a minimum of €15 million in transactions valued up to €150 million. Explorer does not have any sector preferences and typically holds investments for three to six years. Explorer Investments was formed in 2003 and is based in Lisbon.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Business Services, Consumer Services, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Food, Life Science, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Publishing, Restaurants, Safety/Security, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 4 20
Investment Size 15 45
Enterprise Value 20 150
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 18 - - - - - 18
vol $124M $124M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 6 1 1 - - - 8
vol $84M $84M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Gascan S.A. 2017-01-01 - Secondary Buyout
Lisbon, Portugal · www.gascan.pt
Nutricafes, S.A. 2016-07-12 84M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Amadora, Portugal · www.nutricafes.pt
Grestel, Produtos Cerâmicos SA 2014-01-01 - Growth Capital
Vagos, Portugal · www.grestel.pt
Espaço Casa 2014-01-01 - Growth Capital
, Poland · www.espacocasa.info
S.Roque - Máquinas e Tecnologia Laser S.A 2013-11-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mateus, Portugal · www.sroque.pt
Probos Plasticos SA 2013-02-01 - Secondary Buyout
Mindelo, Portugal · www.probos.pt
Brandcare SA 2013-01-01 - Growth Capital
Miraflores, Portugal · www.mybrandcare.com
Industrias Hidráulicas Pardo, S.A. 2012-10-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Zaragoza, Spain · www.pardo.es
Holmes Place Health Clubs GmbH 2012-04-01 - Unknown
Berlin, Germany · www.holmesplace.de
Totalmedia - Entregas Ao Domicilio S.A 2010-12-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lisbon, Portugal · www.totalmedia.pt
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 2 (22%) - 2 (11%) -
Manufacturing 1 (11%) - 2 (11%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (6%) 124M (100%)
Agriculture - - 1 (6%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (6%) -
Environmental 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Food - - 1 (6%) -
Life Science - - 1 (6%) -
Machinery 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Marketing - - 1 (6%) -
Media 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (6%) -
Publishing - - 1 (6%) -
Retail 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Safety/Security 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Transportation 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 9 - 18 $124M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Portugal 8 (89%) - 14 (78%) -
Spain - - 2 (11%) -
Poland 1 (11%) - 1 (6%) -
Germany - - 1 (6%) 124M (100%)
Domestic 8 (89%) - 14 (78%) -
Cross-border 1 (11%) - 4 (22%) 124M (100%)
Total 9 - 18 $124M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (67%) - 13 (72%) 124M (100%)
Growth Capital 3 (33%) - 4 (22%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (6%) -
Total 9 - 18 $124M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (50%) -
Trade Sale 3 (38%) 84M (100%)
Unknown 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $84M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Espirito Santo Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
CMS Legal Services EEIG
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $124M
TOTAL $124M
Largest Holmes Place Health Clubs GmbH
$124M (2005-08-12)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $84M
TOTAL $84M
Largest Nutricafes, S.A.
$84M (2016-07-12)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
6 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
3 33%

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