Fortissimo Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Fortissimo Capital has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

Fortissimo Capital’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (22%) and software (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and growth capital (16%). In total, Fortissimo Capital has invested in 2 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired Fishman Thermo Technologies for $159M.

In the last 3 years, Fortissimo Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (38%). Fortissimo Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Cadent for $190M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

Fortissimo Capital

14 Hamelacha Street, Second Floor, Entrance A, Park Afek,
Rosh Haayin, 48091
Israel,
+972.3.915.7400
www.ffcapital.com
info@ffcapital.com

Fortissimo Capital is a private equity firm that targets investments in private and public Israeli companies. The Firm looks to invest in technology-based and industrial companies that require capital to expand. Fortissimo focuses on companies operating in high growth markets with proven sales, consistent revenue streams, and strong customer bases. Fortissimo will consider a variety of transaction situations including spinouts, selling shareholders, growth capital financings, and special situations. Fortissimo Capital was formed in 2004 and is based in Rosh Haayin.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Communications, Consumer Services, Distribution, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Publishing, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, PIPE

Geographic Preferences: Middle East

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 17 - 1 - 1 - 19
vol $304M $100M $404M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 5 - 1 1 1 - 8
vol $388M $60M $51M $498M
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Biological Industries Israel Beit Haemek Ltd. 2019-12-05 51M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Haifa, Israel · www.bioind.com
Polytex Technologies Ltd. 2019-09-05 - Growth Capital
, United States · www.polytex-technologies.com
2BSecure Ltd. 2018-10-02 - Secondary Buyout
Zurich, Switzerland · www.starhomemach.com
DIP Tech Ltd. 2017-08-02 60M USD Add-on Acquisition
Kfar Saba, Israel · www.dip-tech.com
Tuttnauer Europe B.V. 2017-07-02 100M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Breda, Netherlands · www.tuttnauer.com
Fishman Thermo Technologies Ltd. 2015-10-29 159M USD Secondary Buyout
Misgav, Israel · www.fishman-tt.com
Kornit Digital Ltd. 2015-02-26 - IPO
Ayin, Israel · www.kornit-digital.com
Priority Software Ltd. 2014-01-30 55M USD Special Situations/Distressed
Rosh Haayin, Israel · www.priority-software.com
One Hour Translation Ltd. 2014-01-05 - Stake Purchase
Nicosia, Cyprus · www.onehourtranslation.com
Telrad Networks Ltd. 2013-02-25 - Divestiture
Lod, Israel · www.telrad.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Priority Software Ltd. 2014-01-30 Optimize Group 2019-03-19 3
Rosh Haayin, Israel · www.priority-software.com Overpelt, Belgium · www.optimizegroup.be
Priority Software Ltd. 2014-01-30 Acclivity Group LLC 2018-01-04 2
Rosh Haayin, Israel · www.priority-software.com Rockaway, New Jersey · www.accountedge.com
Priority Software Ltd. 2014-01-30 Performa Apps 2016-06-09 1
Rosh Haayin, Israel · www.priority-software.com Reston, Virginia · www.performaapps.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 4 (31%) 159M (49%) 4 (21%) 159M (39%)
Software 2 (15%) 55M (17%) 3 (16%) 55M (14%)
Information Technology 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) 80M (20%)
Communications 2 (15%) - 2 (11%) -
Publishing - - 2 (11%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) -
Medical Products 1 (8%) 100M (31%) 1 (5%) 100M (25%)
Consumer Services 1 (8%) 10M (3%) 1 (5%) 10M (3%)
Beverages - - 1 (5%) -
Safety/Security 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 13 $324M 19 $404M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Israel 9 (69%) 224M (69%) 13 (68%) 224M (55%)
United States 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) -
  Florida - - 1 (5%) -
Netherlands 1 (8%) 100M (31%) 1 (5%) 100M (25%)
Cyprus 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
New Zealand 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (5%) 80M (20%)
Domestic 9 (69%) 224M (69%) 13 (68%) 224M (55%)
Cross-border 4 (31%) 100M (31%) 6 (32%) 180M (45%)
Total 13 $324M 19 $404M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (38%) 110M (34%) 8 (42%) 110M (27%)
Growth Capital 2 (15%) - 3 (16%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (8%) 159M (49%) 2 (11%) 239M (59%)
PIPE 2 (15%) - 2 (11%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (8%) 55M (17%) 1 (5%) 55M (14%)
Divestiture 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 13 $324M 19 $404M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (50%) 418M (84%)
Secondary Sale 2 (25%) 80M (16%)
IPO 2 (25%) -
Total 8 $498M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $159M
< $100M 4 $245M
TOTAL $404M
Largest Fishman Thermo Technologies Ltd.
$159M (2015-10-29)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $308M
< $100M 3 $191M
TOTAL $498M
Largest Cadent, Inc.
$190M (2011-03-30)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
40%
2 40%
Strategic(s)
60%
3 60%

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