Fortissimo Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Fortissimo Capital has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Fortissimo Capital’s most common sectors for investment aresoftware (12%) and agriculture (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%) and growth capital (18%). In total, Fortissimo Capital has invested in 3 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 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). 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 Activity45
    • M&A Buy Activity35
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 22
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 4

Fortissimo Capital

30 HaArba’a Street HaArba’a Towers – Southern Building, 31st floor,
Tel Aviv, 6473926
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 Tel Aviv.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Chemicals, Communications, Electronics, Financial Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 26 1 5 3 - - 35
vol $404M $404M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 8 1 1 - - - 10
vol $498M $498M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
CTS Ltd. 2022-08-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hod-Hasharon, Israel · www.cts.co.il
Simplex Mapping Solutions Ltd. 2022-07-07 - Growth Capital
Herzliya, Israel · www.simplex-mapping.com
‍Fido Micro Credit 2022-06-22 - Venture
Accra, Ghana · www.fido.money
Sela Software Labs Ltd. 2021-11-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bnei Brak, Israel · www.selacloud.com
Fieldin 2021-09-01 - Venture
Fresno, California · www.fieldin.com
Cardo Systems Ltd. 2021-04-06 - Secondary Sale
Ra'anana, Israel · www.cardosystems.com
Green Invoice Co. Ltd. 2021-02-22 - Growth Capital
Tel Aviv, Israel · www.greeninvoice.co.il
Kramer Electronics Ltd. 2021-02-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Airport City, Israel · www.kramerav.com
Prothya Biosolutions 2021-01-01 - Divestiture
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.prothya.com
Priority Software Ltd. 2020-10-05 - Stake Sale
Rosh Haayin, Israel · www.priority-software.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 1 (5%) - 4 (11%) 55M (14%)
Communications 1 (5%) - 3 (9%) 80M (20%)
Agriculture 3 (14%) - 3 (9%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (6%) 159M (39%)
Information Technology 2 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Life Science 2 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Publishing - - 2 (6%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Medical Products 1 (5%) 100M (100%) 1 (3%) 100M (25%)
Consumer Services - - 1 (3%) 10M (3%)
Aerospace 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Beverages - - 1 (3%) -
Business Services 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Chemicals 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Electronics 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Food 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Total 21 $100M 35 $404M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Israel 14 (67%) - 26 (74%) 224M (55%)
Netherlands 3 (14%) 100M (100%) 3 (9%) 100M (25%)
United States 2 (10%) - 3 (9%) -
  New York 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  California 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) -
Ghana 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
New Zealand 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (3%) 80M (20%)
Domestic 14 (67%) - 26 (74%) 224M (55%)
Cross-border 7 (33%) 100M (100%) 9 (26%) 180M (45%)
Total 21 $100M 35 $404M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (29%) 100M (100%) 12 (34%) 110M (27%)
Growth Capital 5 (24%) - 6 (17%) -
Venture 6 (29%) - 6 (17%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (5%) - 3 (9%) 239M (59%)
Divestiture 2 (10%) - 3 (9%) -
PIPE - - 2 (6%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (3%) 55M (14%)
Total 21 $100M 35 $404M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (40%) 418M (84%)
Secondary Sale 2 (20%) 80M (16%)
IPO 2 (20%) -
Stake Sale 2 (20%) -
Total 10 $498M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Discount Capital Investment Banking
1
Lincoln International
1
Legal Deals
Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal
1
Gornitzky & Co.
1

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
Investor(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Strategic(s)
9%
3 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
30%
3 (30%)
Strategic(s)
40%
4 (40%)

FAQ

When was Fortissimo Capital founded?

Fortissimo Capital was founded in 2004.

What type of investor is Fortissimo Capital?

Fortissimo Capital is a growth capital firm.

Where is Fortissimo Capital headquartered?

Fortissimo Capital is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

How much capital does Fortissimo Capital have under management?

Fortissimo Capital has 2.7B USD under management.

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