H2 Equity Partners B.V. Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, H2 Equity Partners B.V. has acquired 10 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

H2 Equity Partners B.V.’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (11%) and business services (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and growth capital (25%). In total, H2 Equity Partners B.V. has invested in 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired Ballast Phoenix for $43M.

In the last 3 years, H2 Equity Partners B.V. has exited 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (49%). H2 Equity Partners B.V.’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Dümmen Orange for $567M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity75
    • M&A Buy Activity48
    • M&A Sell Activity27
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 19
  • M&A Advisors 11

H2 Equity Partners B.V.

Oosteinde 19,
Amsterdam, 1017 WT
Netherlands
+31 (0) 20 679 08 22
www.h2.nl
info@h2ep.com

H2 Equity Partners is an independent private equity group focused on mid-sized turnaround-and-growth investments in the Benelux, Germany, and the UK. H2 looks for businesses facing operational, financial and/or managerial challenges, or sectors 'poised for consolidation'. H2 is a generalist investor, with no specific areas of interest. However, in the past, the firm has targeted opportunities in paper/board, steel, healthcare, media/communications, building products, consumer products, and fashion. H2 can invest in the rang of €5 to €25 million per transaction. H2 Equity Partners was formed in 1991 and has offices in Amsterdam, Munich, and London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Food, Furniture, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Restaurants, Retail, Staffing

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 15 250
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 34 3 5 3 3 - 48
vol $43M $27M $70M
Sell (1.8/yr) # 18 - 2 5 2 - 27
vol $1.1B $1.1B
  75

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Klaas Puul B.V. 2019-12-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Volendam, Netherlands · www.klaaspuul.com
Contiweb B.V. 2019-10-25 - Secondary Buyout
Boxmeer, Netherlands · www.contiweb.com
Siderise Group 2019-06-27 - Growth Capital
Maesteg, United Kingdom · www.siderise.com
Nottingham Rehab Ltd. 2019-05-05 - Secondary Buyout
Leicestershire, United Kingdom · www.nrshealthcare.com
Nedac Sorbo B.V. 2019-02-20 - Secondary Buyout
Duiven, Netherlands · www.nedac.com
Amberon Ltd. 2018-12-04 - Secondary Buyout
Paignton, United Kingdom · www.amberontm.com
Oerlemans Foods Nederland B.V. 2018-10-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Venlo, Netherlands · www.oerlemans-foods.com
Aquilant Ltd. 2018-08-08 27M USD Divestiture
Hampshire, United Kingdom · www.aquilant.net
Myler BV 2018-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Utrecht, Netherlands · www.myler.nl
Parenco & Reparco 2018-05-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Renkum, Netherlands · www.parenco.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (8%) - 5 (10%) -
Manufacturing 1 (8%) - 5 (10%) -
Medical Products 1 (8%) - 4 (8%) 27M (39%)
Automotive 2 (15%) - 4 (8%) -
Staffing - - 4 (8%) -
Distribution 1 (8%) - 3 (6%) -
Machinery 2 (15%) - 3 (6%) -
Building Materials 1 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
Food - - 2 (4%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) 43M (61%)
Aerospace 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (2%) -
Retail - - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security 1 (8%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 13 - 48 $70M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Netherlands 9 (69%) - 33 (69%) -
United Kingdom 3 (23%) - 10 (21%) 70M (100%)
Germany 1 (8%) - 3 (6%) -
Belgium - - 1 (2%) -
Ireland - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 9 (69%) - 33 (69%) -
Cross-border 4 (31%) - 15 (31%) 70M (100%)
Total 13 - 48 $70M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (38%) - 20 (42%) 43M (61%)
Growth Capital 4 (31%) - 12 (25%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (31%) - 6 (13%) -
Divestiture - - 4 (8%) 27M (39%)
Consolidation - - 4 (8%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (4%) -
Total 13 - 48 $70M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 11 (41%) 567M (53%)
Trade Sale 8 (30%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (19%) 390M (37%)
Divestiture 1 (4%) 103M (10%)
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
IPO 1 (4%) -
Total 27 $1.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
William Blair & Co. LLC
2
Deloitte
2
Stamford Partners LLP
1
Legal Deals
Houthoff Buruma
3
Eversheds LLP
1
Morrison & Foerster LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $70M
TOTAL $70M
Largest Ballast Phoenix Ltd.
$43M (2014-06-16)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $938M
< $100M 2 $122M
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest Dümmen Orange
$567M (2015-10-16)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
78%
7 78%
Strategic(s)
22%
2 22%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
13 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
13 50%

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