H2 Equity Partners B.V. Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, H2 Equity Partners B.V. has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

H2 Equity Partners B.V.’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (10%) and medical products (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and growth capital (24%). 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 (52%). 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 Activity80
    • M&A Buy Activity51
    • M&A Sell Activity29
  • Total Sectors Invested 26
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 12

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 37 5 4 3 1 1 51
vol $43M $27M $26M $96M
Sell (2.2/yr) # 18 2 5 2 - 2 29
vol $1.1B $1.1B
  80

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Healthcare 21 Ltd. 2021-04-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Ballincollig, Ireland · www.healthcare21.eu
Folkestone Fixings Ltd. 2021-01-27 26M GBP Secondary Buyout
Kent, United Kingdom · www.ffx.co.uk
Poultry Machinery Joosten B.V. 2021-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Opmeer, Netherlands · www.pmj.info
Optegra 2020-11-24 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.optegra.com
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Medical Products 1 (7%) - 5 (10%) 27M (28%)
Business Services 1 (7%) - 5 (10%) -
Manufacturing 1 (7%) - 5 (10%) -
Automotive 2 (13%) - 4 (8%) -
Staffing - - 4 (8%) -
Distribution 1 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
Machinery 2 (13%) - 3 (6%) -
Retail 1 (7%) 26M (100%) 2 (4%) 26M (27%)
Building Materials 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Food - - 2 (4%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) 43M (45%)
Aerospace 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 15 $26M 51 $96M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Netherlands 9 (60%) - 33 (65%) -
United Kingdom 5 (33%) 26M (100%) 12 (24%) 96M (100%)
Germany 1 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
Ireland - - 2 (4%) -
Belgium - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 9 (60%) - 33 (65%) -
Cross-border 6 (40%) 26M (100%) 18 (35%) 96M (100%)
Total 15 $26M 51 $96M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (33%) - 21 (41%) 43M (45%)
Growth Capital 4 (27%) - 12 (24%) -
Secondary Buyout 6 (40%) 26M (100%) 8 (16%) 26M (27%)
Divestiture - - 4 (8%) 27M (28%)
Consolidation - - 4 (8%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (4%) -
Total 15 $26M 51 $96M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 11 (38%) 567M (53%)
Trade Sale 8 (28%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (24%) 390M (37%)
Divestiture 1 (3%) 103M (10%)
Bankruptcy 1 (3%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Total 29 $1.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
William Blair & Co. LLC
2
Deloitte
2
Lincoln International
1
Legal Deals
Houthoff Buruma
3
Eversheds LLP
1
Lexence N.V.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $96M
TOTAL $96M
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
Investor(s)
16%
8 (16%)
Strategic(s)
4%
2 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
34%
10 (34%)
Strategic(s)
52%
15 (52%)

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