Gilde Buy Out Partners B.V. Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Gilde Buy Out Partners B.V. has acquired 13 companies.

Gilde Buy Out Partners B.V.’s most common sectors for investment are food (16%) and manufacturing (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (41%) and secondary buyout (32%). In total, Gilde Buy Out Partners B.V. has invested in 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired Koninklijke Ten Cate bv for $761M.

In the last 3 years, Gilde Buy Out Partners B.V. has exited 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (53%). Gilde Buy Out Partners B.V.’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Koninklijke Nedschroef Holding B.V. for $366M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity95
    • M&A Buy Activity57
    • M&A Sell Activity38
  • Total Sectors Invested 23
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 26
  • M&A Advisors 11

Gilde Buy Out Partners B.V.

Herculesplein 104,
Utrecht, 3584 AA
Netherlands
+31 882202600
www.gilde.com
info@gilde.nl

Gilde Buy Out Partners (GBO) is unit of Gilde Investment Management, a Dutch private equity group. Gilde Buy Out Partners (GBO) targets investments in larger businesses valued from €75 and €600 million with at least €8 million in cash flow. Broad sectors of interest include services, consumer goods, manufacturing, and industrial products. GBO looks for investments across Western Europe, with an emphasis on opportunities in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Gilde was formed in 1982 and has offices in Utrecht, Paris, Brussels, and Zurich.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Packaging, Plastics, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - 200
Enterprise Value 75 500
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.4/yr) # 40 4 4 6 2 1 57
vol $1.8B $314M $2.1B
Sell (2.2/yr) # 27 1 2 2 5 1 38
vol $1.1B $1.1B
  95

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Gundlach Automotive Corp. 2020-07-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Raubach, Germany · www.reifengundlach.de
Corilus B.V. 2020-05-11 - Secondary Buyout
Gent, Belgium · www.corilus.be
Comcave.College GmbH 2019-12-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Dortmund, Germany · www.comcave-group.com
Teleplan International N.V. 2019-12-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Schiphol, Netherlands · www.teleplan.com
Powerlines Group GMBH 2019-07-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Vienna, Austria · www.powerlines-group.com
Xindao BV 2019-07-23 - Secondary Buyout
Rijswijk, Netherlands · www.xindao.com
Eichholtz B.V. 2019-07-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands · www.eichholtz.com
TMC Group BV 2019-06-20 - Secondary Buyout
Eindhoven, Netherlands · www.tmc-employeneurship.com
Royal Reesink N.V. 2019-06-11 - Secondary Buyout
Apeldoorn, Netherlands · www.reesink.com
Gundlach Automotive Corp. 2018-11-29 - Divestiture
Raubach, Germany · www.reifengundlach.de
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Esdec BV 2018-03-22 IronRidge, Inc. 2019-09-10 3
Deventer, Netherlands · www.esdec.com Hayward, California · www.ironridge.com
Esdec BV 2018-03-22 Quick Mount PV 2019-09-10 2
Deventer, Netherlands · www.esdec.com Walnut Creek, California · www.quickmountpv.com
Esdec BV 2018-03-22 Rillito River Solar LLC 2018-11-06 1
Deventer, Netherlands · www.esdec.com Phoenix, Arizona · www.ecofastensolar.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 2 (11%) - 9 (16%) 46M (2%)
Manufacturing 4 (22%) - 8 (14%) -
Business Services 2 (11%) - 7 (12%) -
Distribution - - 4 (7%) 314M (15%)
Retail 2 (11%) - 3 (5%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) 761M (100%) 2 (4%) 761M (36%)
Medical Products 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) 425M (20%)
Safety/Security - - 2 (4%) 317M (15%)
Technology Hardware 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) 174M (8%)
Chemicals - - 2 (4%) 54M (3%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Machinery - - 2 (4%) -
Staffing 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (2%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (2%) -
E-Commerce 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Engineering - - 1 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Leisure - - 1 (2%) -
Total 18 $761M 57 $2.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Netherlands 10 (56%) 761M (100%) 32 (56%) 1.3B (62%)
Germany 4 (22%) - 10 (18%) 54M (3%)
Belgium 3 (17%) - 5 (9%) -
Switzerland - - 4 (7%) -
United Kingdom 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) 317M (15%)
France - - 1 (2%) 425M (20%)
Austria - - 1 (2%) -
Denmark - - 1 (2%) -
Sweden - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 10 (56%) 761M (100%) 32 (56%) 1.3B (62%)
Cross-border 8 (44%) - 25 (44%) 796M (38%)
Total 18 $761M 57 $2.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (39%) - 23 (40%) 425M (20%)
Secondary Buyout 9 (50%) - 18 (32%) -
Divestiture 1 (6%) - 8 (14%) 418M (20%)
Going Private 1 (6%) 761M (100%) 5 (9%) 1.2B (60%)
Stake Purchase - - 2 (4%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (2%) -
Total 18 $761M 57 $2.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 22 (58%) 531M (48%)
Trade Sale 10 (26%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (5%) 575M (52%)
Unknown 2 (5%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Total 38 $1.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Fortaleza Capital B.V.
2
William Blair & Co. LLC
1
Greenhill & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
4
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
1
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $2.0B
< $100M 2 $100M
TOTAL $2.1B
Largest Koninklijke Ten Cate bv
$761M (2015-07-20)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.1B
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest Koninklijke Nedschroef Holding B.V.
$366M (2014-06-06)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
74%
17 74%
Strategic(s)
26%
6 26%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
69%
22 69%
Strategic(s)
31%
10 31%

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