GIMV Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, GIMV has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 19 others.

GIMV’s most common sectors for investment arelife science (16%) and software (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (30%) and venture (26%). In total, GIMV has invested in 4 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 13 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (52%). 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 Activity248
    • M&A Buy Activity153
    • M&A Sell Activity95
  • Total Sectors Invested 44
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 80
  • 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 75
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (7.6/yr) # 115 12 4 5 7 10 153
vol $15M $15M
Sell (3.6/yr) # 77 5 5 3 2 3 95
vol $3.3B $158M $3.4B
  248

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Eurocept Group 2022-07-13 - Sold to Management
Houten, Netherlands · www.eurocept.nl
Lenaerts NV 2022-07-12 - Growth Capital
Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium · www.lenaertsnv.be
ABN NV 2022-07-12 - Growth Capital
Munsterbilzen, Belgium · www.abn.be
Dirickx Industries 2022-06-09 - Stake Purchase
Congrier, France · www.dirickx.com
ImmunOs Therapeutics AG 2022-06-07 - Venture
Zurich, Switzerland · www.immunostherapeutics.com
Variotech GmbH 2022-05-24 - Growth Capital
Nordhorn, Germany · www.variotech.de
Variass Group B.V. 2022-05-18 - Growth Capital
Veendam, Netherlands · www.variass.nl
BioConnection B.V. 2022-04-22 - Growth Capital
Oss, Netherlands · www.bioconnection.eu
Olyn Group 2022-04-07 - Consolidation
Paris, France · www.olyn-group.com
Wolf Lingerie SA 2022-03-10 - Secondary Buyout
La Wantzenau, France · www.wolf-lingerie.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science 12 (19%) - 24 (16%) -
Software 2 (3%) - 14 (9%) -
Business Services 5 (8%) - 11 (7%) -
Healthcare Services 4 (6%) - 8 (5%) -
Food 2 (3%) - 7 (5%) -
Information Technology 3 (5%) - 7 (5%) -
Medical Products 4 (6%) - 7 (5%) -
Consumer Products 3 (5%) - 6 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment 4 (6%) - 6 (4%) -
Automotive 3 (5%) - 5 (3%) -
Machinery - - 5 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) 15M (100%)
Building Materials - - 4 (3%) -
Chemicals 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Electronics 3 (5%) - 3 (2%) -
Manufacturing 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
E-Commerce - - 2 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Restaurants 2 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Safety/Security 2 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (1%) -
Staffing 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (1%) -
Beverages 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Communications 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Construction 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Diversified - - 1 (1%) -
Education - - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (1%) -
Information Services - - 1 (1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Leisure 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (1%) -
Retail - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Utilities - - 1 (1%) -
Total 62 - 154 $15M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Belgium 13 (21%) - 45 (29%) -
Netherlands 13 (21%) - 38 (25%) -
France 14 (23%) - 30 (19%) 15M (100%)
Germany 13 (21%) - 18 (12%) -
United States 3 (5%) - 8 (5%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
  California 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
  New York 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (1%) -
Switzerland 3 (5%) - 5 (3%) -
United Kingdom - - 4 (3%) -
Ireland 3 (5%) - 3 (2%) -
Spain - - 1 (1%) -
Israel - - 1 (1%) -
Russia - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 13 (21%) - 45 (29%) -
Cross-border 49 (79%) - 109 (71%) 15M (100%)
Total 62 - 154 $15M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (16%) - 46 (30%) 15M (100%)
Venture 15 (24%) - 40 (26%) -
Growth Capital 19 (31%) - 30 (19%) -
Secondary Buyout 10 (16%) - 24 (16%) -
Stake Purchase 6 (10%) - 10 (6%) -
Divestiture 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Consolidation 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Going Private - - 1 (1%) -
Total 62 - 154 $15M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 30 (32%) 1.3B (37%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 24 (25%) 2.1B (63%)
Secondary Sale 23 (24%) -
IPO 5 (5%) -
Stake Sale 4 (4%) -
Sold to Management 3 (3%) -
Divestiture 2 (2%) -
Merger 2 (2%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (1%) -
Unknown 1 (1%) -
Total 95 $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)
16%
24 (16%)
Strategic(s)
1%
2 (1%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
26%
25 (26%)
Strategic(s)
57%
54 (57%)

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