GIMV Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, GIMV has acquired 13 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

GIMV’s most common sectors for investment are life science (12%) and software (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%) and venture (27%). In total, GIMV has invested in 3 US states and 11 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired OneDirect SAS for $15M.

In the last 3 years, GIMV has exited 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (53%). GIMV’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Astex Pharmaceuticals for $886M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity200
    • M&A Buy Activity126
    • M&A Sell Activity74
  • Total Sectors Invested 37
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 65
  • M&A Advisors 2

GIMV

Karel Oomsstraat 37,
Antwerp, B-2018
Belgium
+32 3 290.21.00
www.gimv.com
info@gimv.com

GIMV is a Belgium based public investment company focused on private equity and venture capital investments in tech-based businesses. GIMV's private equity practice operates through its Corporate Investment unit and targets management buyouts, buy-ins, and growth capital financings of companies with annual sales between EUR15 and EUR150 million. For buyout opportunities GIMV generally takes a majority stake in businesses and for growth capital needs, GIMV takes a minority position. GIMV does not invest in publicly held companies or turnaround situations. GIMV's geographic focus is within Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, and France. GIMV also invests in Russia through Eagle Capital Partners, a partnership with KBC Private Equity. GIMV was formed in 1980 and is headquartered in Antwerp with additional offices in The Hague, Frankfurt, Munich, and Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Forest Products, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Renewable Energy, Retail, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 15 150
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.6/yr) # 103 7 8 2 2 4 126
vol $15M $15M
Sell (3.0/yr) # 59 5 3 4 3 - 74
vol $3.3B $158M $3.4B
  200

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Projective Group 2021-04-29 - Stake Purchase
Diegem, Belgium · www.projectivegroup.com
Apraxon GmbH 2021-04-14 - Growth Capital
Hofbieber, Germany · www.apraxon.com
sofatutor GmbH 2021-03-17 - Secondary Buyout
Berlin, Germany · www.sofatutor.com
Verkley BV 2021-03-17 - Secondary Buyout
Drachten, Netherlands · www.verkley.nl
CFL holding 2020-12-01 - Secondary Buyout
Schiedam, Netherlands · www.cflholding.com
Contraload NV 2020-06-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Niel, Belgium · www.contraload.be
Grandeco 2020-03-20 - Secondary Buyout
Tielt, Belgium · www.grandecogroup.com
Applied Micro Electronics (AME) 2020-03-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Eindhoven, Netherlands · www.ame.nu
Köberl Group 2020-02-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Munich, Germany · www.firmengruppe-koeberl.de
thinkstep AG 2019-07-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany · www.thinkstep.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science 6 (10%) - 15 (12%) -
Software 5 (8%) - 14 (11%) -
Business Services 5 (8%) - 11 (9%) -
Food 3 (5%) - 7 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (5%) - 7 (6%) -
Medical Products 5 (8%) - 7 (6%) -
Distribution 3 (5%) - 5 (4%) 15M (100%)
Chemicals 5 (8%) - 5 (4%) -
Information Technology 3 (5%) - 5 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 4 (3%) -
Consumer Products 2 (3%) - 4 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) -
Manufacturing 2 (3%) - 4 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles 3 (5%) - 3 (2%) -
Construction 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
Automotive 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Retail 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (2%) -
Staffing 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (1%) -
Beverages 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Diversified - - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Electronics 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (1%) -
Information Services - - 1 (1%) -
Insurance 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Publishing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Utilities - - 1 (1%) -
Total 62 - 126 $15M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Belgium 16 (26%) - 38 (30%) -
Netherlands 17 (27%) - 36 (29%) -
France 13 (21%) - 22 (17%) 15M (100%)
Germany 10 (16%) - 14 (11%) -
United States 1 (2%) - 5 (4%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (2%) -
  California - - 2 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom - - 4 (3%) -
Switzerland 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Spain 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Israel 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Luxembourg 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Russia 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 16 (26%) - 38 (30%) -
Cross-border 46 (74%) - 88 (70%) 15M (100%)
Total 62 - 126 $15M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 12 (19%) - 44 (35%) 15M (100%)
Venture 19 (31%) - 33 (26%) -
Secondary Buyout 14 (23%) - 22 (17%) -
Growth Capital 13 (21%) - 16 (13%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (3%) - 7 (6%) -
Divestiture 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Going Private - - 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 62 - 126 $15M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 23 (31%) 1.3B (37%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 21 (28%) 2.1B (63%)
Secondary Sale 20 (27%) -
IPO 4 (5%) -
Sold to Management 2 (3%) -
Divestiture 1 (1%) -
Merger 1 (1%) -
Stake Sale 1 (1%) -
Unknown 1 (1%) -
Total 74 $3.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
1
Legal Deals
Dechert LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $15M
TOTAL $15M
Largest OneDirect SAS
$15M (2010-09-03)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 8 $3.2B
< $100M 4 $247M
TOTAL $3.4B
Largest Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
$886M (2013-09-05)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
18%
23 (18%)
Strategic(s)
2%
2 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
28%
21 (28%)
Strategic(s)
54%
40 (54%)

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