Finco Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Finco has invested in 1 company.

Finco’s most common sectors for investment areaerospace (10%) and business services (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (70%) and stake purchase (20%). In total, Finco has invested in 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Finco has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1
  • M&A Advisors 3

Finco

Duboisstraat 48,
Antwerp, B-2060
Belgium
+32 (0) 3 202.04.00
www.finco.be
info@finco.be

Finco is an investor in small and mid-sized public and private companies based in the Benelux. Within private investments, Finco invests in growth businesses that serve B2B markets. The Firm looks to commit €3 to €10 million to help fund LBOs, MBIs, recapitalizations, and growth capital financings. For listed investments, Finco will consider a variety of businesses valued up to €2.5 billion. Finco was formed in 1998 and is based in Antwerp.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Consumer Services, Education, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Media, Safety/Security, Software, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 1 8
Investment Size 3 10
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 9 - - - 1 - 10
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - 1 - - 2
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
b-inside bv 2021-11-16 - Stake Purchase
Waregem, Belgium · www.b-inside.be
Skill Dynamics 2020-05-04 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.skilldynamics.com
Bakkerij Aernoudt 2017-08-19 - Growth Capital
Gentbrugge, Belgium · www.bakkerijaernoudt.be
Skill Dynamics 2017-05-11 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.skilldynamics.com
Zwartopwit / Drukkerij Bulckens BV 2015-12-07 - Growth Capital
Herenthout, Belgium · www.zwartopwit.be
ARGON Measuring Solutions 2014-11-13 - Growth Capital
Leuven, Belgium · www.argon-ms.com
Lumière Groep NV 2014-07-14 - Stake Purchase
Ghent, Belgium · www.lumiere.be
NHV NV 2013-12-16 - Secondary Buyout
Oostende, Belgium · www.nhv.be
NHV NV 2009-04-27 - Growth Capital
Oostende, Belgium · www.nhv.be
Ben Air Flight Academy 2008-05-06 - Growth Capital
Antwerp, Belgium · www.bafa.be
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Aerospace - - 1 (10%) -
Business Services 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (10%) -
Education - - 1 (10%) -
Food 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Information Technology 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Media 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Safety/Security 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Software 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 7 - 10 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Belgium 7 (100%) - 9 (90%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (10%) -
Domestic 7 (100%) - 9 (90%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (10%) -
Total 7 - 10 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 4 (57%) - 7 (70%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (29%) - 2 (20%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 7 - 10 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (100%) -
Total 2 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
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1
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Stibbe B.V.
2

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Investor(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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