Ferd Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Ferd Capital has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 2 others.

Ferd Capital’s most common sectors for investment are building materials (13%) and energy services and equipment (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include stake purchase (50%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Aibel AS for $1.0B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1

Ferd Capital

Strandveien 50,
Lysaker, 1324
Norway
+47 67 10 80 00
www.ferd.no/en/capital/
post@ferd.no

Ferd Capital is the direct investment arm of Norwegian holding company and asset manager Ferd AS. Ferd Capital looks to make 50 million NOK to 1 billion NOK equity and debt investments in private and public companies. The Firm does not have any sector preferences and generally pursues opportunities throughout Scandianavia. Ferd looks to take an active ownership role to help with portfolio company growth and development. Ferd Capital is based in Lysaker, Norway.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Medical Products, Packaging, Plastics, Software, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 1,000
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of NOK

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 5 - 1 2 - - 8
vol $1.0B $1.0B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
mnemonic as 2018-09-06 - Stake Purchase
Oslo, Norway · www.mnemonic.no
Elopak AS 2018-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oslo, Norway · www.elopak.com
Fürst Medisinsk Laboratorium 2017-01-01 - Stake Purchase
Oslo, Norway · www.furst.no
TeleComputing SA 2016-01-14 - Secondary Buyout
Oslo, Norway · www.telecomputing.com
Fjord Line AS 2015-11-04 - Stake Purchase
Egersund, Norway · www.fjordline.com
Servi Group 2013-06-25 - Divestiture
Ski, Norway · www.servi.no
Aibel AS 2012-12-18 1.0B NOK Secondary Buyout
Sandnes, Norway · www.aibel.com
Mestergruppen AS 2011-04-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oslo, Norway · www.mestergruppen.no
Interwell Norway AS 2010-11-08 - Stake Purchase
Hafrsfjord, Norway · www.interwell.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (13%) 1.0B (100%) 1 (13%) 1.0B (100%)
Building Materials 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Information Technology 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Life Science 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Machinery 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Packaging 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Transportation 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $1.0B 8 $1.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Norway 8 (100%) 1.0B (100%) 8 (100%) 1.0B (100%)
Total 8 $1.0B 8 $1.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Stake Purchase 4 (50%) - 4 (50%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (25%) - 2 (25%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (13%) 1.0B (100%) 1 (13%) 1.0B (100%)
Divestiture 1 (13%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $1.0B 8 $1.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest Aibel AS
$1.0B (2012-12-18)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%

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