Five Arrows Principal Investments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Five Arrows Principal Investments has acquired 1 company.

Five Arrows Principal Investments’ most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (14%) and software (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (53%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%). In total, Five Arrows Principal Investments has invested in 1 US state and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Etanco SAS for $417M.

In the last 3 years, Five Arrows Principal Investments has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (63%). Five Arrows Principal Investments’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Forno d Asolo for $338M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 3

Five Arrows Principal Investments

23Bis, Avenue de Messine 51st floor,
Paris, 75008
France,
+ 33 1 40 74 40 49
www.rothschild.com/merchant_banking/FAPI/home

Five Arrows Principal Investments is a mid-cap investor in Western European companies. Five Arrows can invest across the capital structure (equity, equity-linked, mezzanine, convertible debt) and generally focused on primary or secondary buyouts, growth financings, and balance sheet restructurings. The Group does not have any sector preferences, but typically looks for businesses with high barriers to entry and predictable earnings. Five Arrows can commit €25 to €90 million per investment. Five Arrows is a unit of Rothschild Bank. The Group has offices in Paris, Luxembourg, and London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Environmental, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Medical Products, Packaging, Restaurants, Retail, Software, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 90
Enterprise Value 50 500
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 20 1 1 1 - - 23
vol $648M $648M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 3 - 3 1 1 - 8
vol $338M $338M
  31

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pirum Systems Ltd. 2019-03-14 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.pirum.com
Forno d'Asolo S.p.A 2018-06-13 338M EUR Secondary Buyout
Maser, Italy · www.fornodasolo.it
The Stepping Stones Group 2018-01-04 - Secondary Buyout
Lafayette, Colorado · www.thesteppingstonesgroup.com
Prospitalia GmbH 2017-09-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Ulm, Germany · www.prospitalia.de
Opus 2 International Ltd. 2017-08-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, United Kingdom
Munters AB 2017-05-19 - IPO
Kista, Sweden · www.munters.com
Prosol (Grand Frais) 2017-03-20 - Secondary Buyout
Lyon, France · www.grandfrais.fr
IAD France SAS 2016-09-22 - Secondary Buyout
Lieusaint, France · www.iadfrance.fr
Karnov Group 2015-07-16 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.karnovgroup.se
Pirum Systems Ltd. 2015-02-05 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.pirum.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
RLDatix Ltd. 2013-07-01 Quantros Safety Suite 2019-10-07 3
London, United Kingdom · www.rldatix.com Greenville, South Carolina
The Stepping Stones Group 2018-01-04 New England ABA, Inc. 2019-09-23 3
Lafayette, Colorado · www.thesteppingstonesgroup.com Wakefield, Massachusetts · www.ne-aba.com
Socotec International SA 2013-02-07 Vidaris, Inc. 2019-09-03 5
Saint-Quentin-Yvelines, France · www.socotec.fr New York, New York · www.vidaris.com
The Stepping Stones Group 2018-01-04 StaffRehab 2019-06-18 2
Lafayette, Colorado · www.thesteppingstonesgroup.com Newport Beach, California · www.staffrehab.com
RLDatix Ltd. 2013-07-01 iContracts, Inc. 2019-05-13 2
London, United Kingdom · www.rldatix.com Bridgewater, New Jersey · www.icontracts.com
Socotec International SA 2013-02-07 Expert Habitat & Industrie Groupe 2019-04-24 4
Saint-Quentin-Yvelines, France · www.socotec.fr PARIS, France · www.experthabitat.com
Socotec International SA 2013-02-07 Schollenberger Kampfmittelbergung GmbH 2018-11-09 3
Saint-Quentin-Yvelines, France · www.socotec.fr Celle, Germany · www.schollenberger.de
RLDatix Ltd. 2013-07-01 RL Solutions 2018-07-11 1
London, United Kingdom · www.rldatix.com Toronto, Ontario · www.rlsolutions.com
The Stepping Stones Group 2018-01-04 Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services 2018-02-22 1
Lafayette, Colorado · www.thesteppingstonesgroup.com Kennesaw, Georgia · www.cobbpediatric.com
Karnov Group 2015-07-16 Wolters Kluwer NV - Swedish Publishing & Trade Services Assets 2017-10-25 1
Stockholm, Sweden · www.karnovgroup.se , Sweden

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 3 (20%) - 3 (13%) -
Business Services 2 (13%) - 2 (9%) -
Retail - - 2 (9%) -
Software 2 (13%) - 2 (9%) -
Building Materials 1 (7%) 417M (64%) 1 (4%) 417M (64%)
Publishing 1 (7%) 231M (36%) 1 (4%) 231M (36%)
Education 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Environmental - - 1 (4%) -
Food - - 1 (4%) -
Information Services 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Life Science 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (4%) -
Media - - 1 (4%) -
Packaging - - 1 (4%) -
Restaurants 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 15 $648M 23 $648M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 7 (47%) 417M (64%) 11 (48%) 417M (64%)
United Kingdom 6 (40%) 231M (36%) 7 (30%) 231M (36%)
Sweden 1 (7%) - 2 (9%) -
United States 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
  Colorado 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Germany - - 1 (4%) -
Italy - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 7 (47%) 417M (64%) 11 (48%) 417M (64%)
Cross-border 8 (53%) 231M (36%) 12 (52%) 231M (36%)
Total 15 $648M 23 $648M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 9 (60%) 417M (64%) 12 (52%) 417M (64%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (33%) 231M (36%) 9 (39%) 231M (36%)
Consolidation 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (4%) -
Total 15 $648M 23 $648M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (63%) 338M (100%)
IPO 2 (25%) -
Trade Sale 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $338M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Houlihan Lokey
1
UBS Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
De Pardieu Brocas Maffei
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $648M
TOTAL $648M
Largest Etanco SAS
$417M (2011-09-05)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $338M
TOTAL $338M
Largest Forno d'Asolo S.p.A
$338M (2018-06-13)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
19 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
83%
5 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
1 17%

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