Herkules Capital AS Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Herkules Capital AS has acquired 2 companies.

Herkules Capital AS’s most common sectors for investment are energy services and equipment (11%) and apparel/textiles (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (72%) and secondary buyout (14%). In total, Herkules Capital AS has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Aibel AS for $900M.

In the last 3 years, Herkules Capital AS has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (44%). Herkules Capital AS’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Aibel AS for $1.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity63
    • M&A Buy Activity38
    • M&A Sell Activity25
  • Total Sectors Invested 22
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 3

Herkules Capital AS

Haakon VII's gt. 5B, Entrance from Munkedamsveien,
Oslo, 0125
Norway
+47 22 04 80 00
www.herkulescapital.no
post@herkules.no

Herkules Capital is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in established companies located in Norway and other Nordic countries. Herkules looks to commit NOK 100 to NOK 1200 million of equity capital per transaction and will consider investing in public and private companies. Sectors of interest include oil services, healthcare, consumer, trade/retail, services and telecom. The Firm's investment horizon is typically five to seven years. Herkules was formerly known as Fer Private Equity. The Firm is based in Lysaker, Norway.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 100 1,200
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of NOK

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 36 - 2 - - - 38
vol $900M $900M
Sell (2.0/yr) # 15 2 3 3 2 - 25
vol $2.5B $2.5B
  63

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Nevion AS 2019-06-27 - Stake Purchase
Sandefjord, Norway · www.nevion.com
Puzzel Ltd. 2019-05-06 - Secondary Buyout
Slough, United Kingdom · www.puzzel.com
Stamina Group AS 2018-12-10 - Secondary Buyout
Oslo, Norway · www.staminagroup.no
Didriksons Regnkläder AB 2018-07-09 - Secondary Buyout
Borås, Sweden · www.didriksons.com
EFG European Furniture Group AB 2018-05-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Tranas, Sweden · www.efg.se
Eterni Gruppen AS 2017-12-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bergen, Norway · www.eterni.no
Admincontrol AG 2017-10-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Oslo, Norway · www.admincontrol.com
Beckmann AS 2017-07-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kristiansand, Norway · www.beckmannofnorway.com
Intelecom Group AS 2017-07-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Oslo, Norway · www.intele.com
Enoro Holding A/S 2017-07-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Dale, Norway · www.enoro.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Seagull AS 2015-06-03 Tero Marine AS 2019-04-24 1
Horten, Norway · www.seagull.no Bergen, Norway · www.teromarine.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (10%) - 4 (11%) 900M (100%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (10%) - 3 (8%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (10%) - 3 (8%) -
Manufacturing - - 3 (8%) -
Construction 1 (10%) - 2 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (10%) - 2 (5%) -
Life Science - - 2 (5%) -
Restaurants 1 (10%) - 2 (5%) -
Retail - - 2 (5%) -
Software - - 2 (5%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (5%) -
Business Services - - 1 (3%) -
Communications - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Education 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Electronics - - 1 (3%) -
Furniture - - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 - 38 $900M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Norway 8 (80%) - 32 (84%) 900M (100%)
Sweden 1 (10%) - 5 (13%) -
Switzerland 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 8 (80%) - 32 (84%) 900M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (20%) - 6 (16%) -
Total 10 - 38 $900M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (70%) - 27 (71%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (20%) - 5 (13%) 900M (100%)
Divestiture - - 3 (8%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (5%) -
Venture 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 - 38 $900M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (36%) 1.6B (64%)
Trade Sale 8 (32%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (16%) 900M (36%)
Stake Sale 2 (8%) -
Unknown 2 (8%) -
Total 25 $2.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
DNB Markets
1
Legal Deals
Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $900M
TOTAL $900M
Largest Aibel AS
$900M (2007-08-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.5B
TOTAL $2.5B
Largest Aibel AS
$1.0B (2012-12-18)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
82%
9 82%
Strategic(s)
18%
2 18%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
43%
10 43%
Strategic(s)
57%
13 57%

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