Five Arrows Principal Investments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Five Arrows Principal Investments has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Five Arrows Principal Investments’ most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (12%) and information technology (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (54%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%). In total, Five Arrows Principal Investments has invested in 3 US states and 7 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 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (77%). 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 Activity39
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 8

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 19 1 1 1 2 2 26
vol $648M $648M
Sell (1.6/yr) # 5 2 3 1 1 1 13
vol $453M $453M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sygnature Discovery Ltd. 2021-06-29 - Secondary Buyout
Nottingham, United Kingdom · www.sygnaturediscovery.com
Causeway Technologies Ltd. 2021-06-29 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.causeway.com
Opus 2 International Ltd. 2021-03-30 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.opus2.com
Texthelp Ltd. 2020-12-16 - Secondary Buyout
Antrim, United Kingdom · www.texthelp.com
Juvare LLC 2020-07-28 - Secondary Buyout
Atlanta, Georgia · www.juvare.com
Dominique DUTSCHER SAS 2020-03-02 - Secondary Buyout
Brumath, France · www.dutscher.com
Avertest LLC 2019-07-01 - Growth Capital
Richmond, Virginia · www.averhealth.com
Pirum Systems Ltd. 2019-03-14 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.pirum.com
Etanco SAS 2018-06-27 115M EUR Secondary Buyout
The PECQ Cedex, France · www.etanco.eu
Forno d'Asolo S.p.A 2018-06-13 338M EUR Secondary Buyout
Maser, Italy · www.fornodasolo.it
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
RLDatix 2013-07-01 Allocate Software plc 2021-06-28 8
Toronto, Ontario · www.rldatix.com Richmond, United Kingdom · www.allocatesoftware.com
RLDatix 2013-07-01 Verge Solutions LLC 2020-10-21 7
Toronto, Ontario · www.rldatix.com Mount Pleasant, South Carolina · www.vergehealth.com
The Stepping Stones Group 2018-01-04 Ardor Health Solutions - School Solutions 2020-10-15 6
Lafayette, Colorado · www.thesteppingstonesgroup.com Coral Springs, Florida
RLDatix 2013-07-01 Quantros Safety Suite 2019-10-07 6
Toronto, Ontario · www.rldatix.com Greenville, South Carolina
SOCOTEC 2013-02-07 Vidaris, Inc. 2019-09-03 5
Saint-Quentin-Yvelines, France · www.socotec.com New York, New York · www.vidaris.com
SOCOTEC 2013-02-07 Schollenberger Kampfmittelbergung GmbH 2018-11-09 4
Saint-Quentin-Yvelines, France · www.socotec.com Celle, Germany · www.schollenberger.de
Karnov Group 2015-07-16 Wolters Kluwer NV - Swedish Publishing & Trade Services Assets 2017-10-25 1
Stockholm, Sweden · www.karnovgroup.se , Sweden
SOCOTEC 2013-02-07 Environmental Scientifics Group Ltd. 2017-03-21 3
Saint-Quentin-Yvelines, France · www.socotec.com Staffordshire, United Kingdom · www.esg.co.uk
Les Petits Chaperons Rouges 2010-12-10 Magic Nursery Group 2017-01-18 1
Clichy, France · www.lpcr.fr London, United Kingdom · www.magicnursery.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 3 (23%) - 3 (12%) -
Information Technology 2 (15%) - 3 (12%) -
Life Science 2 (15%) - 3 (12%) -
Software 2 (15%) - 3 (12%) -
Retail - - 2 (8%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) 417M (64%)
Publishing - - 1 (4%) 231M (36%)
Business Services 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Education 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Environmental - - 1 (4%) -
Food - - 1 (4%) -
Information Services 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (4%) -
Media - - 1 (4%) -
Packaging - - 1 (4%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 - 26 $648M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 3 (23%) - 10 (38%) 417M (64%)
United Kingdom 5 (38%) - 8 (31%) 231M (36%)
United States 3 (23%) - 3 (12%) -
  Virginia 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  Colorado 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Sweden 1 (8%) - 2 (8%) -
Canada 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  Ontario 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Germany - - 1 (4%) -
Italy - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 3 (23%) - 10 (38%) 417M (64%)
Cross-border 10 (77%) - 16 (62%) 231M (36%)
Total 13 - 26 $648M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 9 (69%) - 14 (54%) 417M (64%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (15%) - 9 (35%) 231M (36%)
Growth Capital 2 (15%) - 3 (12%) -
Total 13 - 26 $648M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (77%) 453M (100%)
IPO 2 (15%) -
Trade Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $453M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Raymond James - Investment Banking
2
Houlihan Lokey
1
UBS Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
De Pardieu Brocas Maffei
2
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
1
Shoosmiths LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $648M
TOTAL $648M
Largest Etanco SAS
$417M (2011-09-05)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $453M
TOTAL $453M
Largest Forno d'Asolo S.p.A
$338M (2018-06-13)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
54%
14 (54%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
77%
10 (77%)
Strategic(s)
8%
1 (8%)

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