HQ Equita Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, HQ Equita has acquired 6 companies.

HQ Equita’s most common sectors for investment are machinery (20%) and manufacturing (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (52%) and secondary buyout (33%). In total, HQ Equita has invested in 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Walsroder Casings for $85M.

In the last 3 years, HQ Equita has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). HQ Equita’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Stromag AG for $225M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity54
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 9

HQ Equita GmbH

Am Pilgerrain 15,
Hamburg, D-61352
Germany
+49 (6172) 9441 - 0
www.hqequita.com
info@hequita.com

HQ Equita is a private equity firm that targets minority investments in mid-sized companies in German-speaking countries (primarily Germany, Austria and Switzerland). The Firm focuses on growth-oriented companies undergoing consolidation, with sustainable earnings power, and strong market positions. Equity seeks companies with revenues between €50 and €250 million. Equita is a generalist investor, with no sector preferences. The Fis not limited to specific industries. Equita has no limitation on its investment period, enabling it to invest in companies for the long term. The Firm will support a variety of transactions includes succession/ownership changes, group spin-offs, lead-up to IPOs, MBOs, MBIs, take privates, and growth capital financings. HQ Equita is an arm of family owned Harald Quandt Holding GmbH. HQ Equita was formed in 1992 and is based in Hamburg.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Packaging, Plastics, Publishing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Acquisition Financing, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 250
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 25 - 1 3 1 1 31
vol $85M $85M
Sell (1.8/yr) # 14 4 3 2 - - 23
vol $321M $321M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
MUEGGE GmbH 2020-08-10 - Divestiture
Reichelsheim, Germany · www.muegge.de
EBERTLANG Distribution GmbH 2019-03-25 - Secondary Buyout
Wetzlar, Germany · www.ebertlang.com
Rail & Road Protec GmbH 2018-07-09 - Secondary Buyout
Flensburg, Germany · www.r2protec.de
r2p GmbH 2018-07-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Flensburg, Germany · www.r2p.com
The Packaging Group GmbH 2018-06-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lindlar, Germany · www.the-packaging-group.com
Kolbe-Coloco Spezialdruck GmbH & Co KG 2018-05-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Versmold, Germany · www.kolbe-coloco.de
MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH 2018-01-01 - Unknown
Nuremberg, Germany · www.men.de
ROVEMA group 2017-10-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Fernwald, Germany · www.rovema.de
ISOLITE GmbH 2017-05-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Ludwigshafen, Germany · www.isolite.de
WELL PLUS TRADE GmbH 2017-02-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hamburg, Germany · www.wellplustrade.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
The Packaging Group GmbH 2018-06-01 WOLF Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH 2019-01-22 1
Lindlar, Germany · www.the-packaging-group.com Lich, Germany · www.wolf-pack.de

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Machinery 1 (14%) - 6 (19%) 85M (100%)
Manufacturing - - 4 (13%) -
Automotive - - 2 (6%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (6%) -
Electronics 1 (14%) - 2 (6%) -
Engineering - - 2 (6%) -
Packaging - - 2 (6%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Plastics - - 1 (3%) -
Software 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 7 - 31 $85M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 7 (100%) - 27 (90%) 85M (100%)
Austria - - 2 (7%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 7 (100%) - 27 (90%) 85M (100%)
Cross-border - - 3 (10%) -
Total 7 - 30 $85M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (57%) - 16 (52%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (29%) - 10 (32%) 85M (100%)
Divestiture 1 (14%) - 4 (13%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (3%) -
Total 7 - 31 $85M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (39%) -
Trade Sale 6 (26%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (17%) 321M (100%)
Unknown 4 (17%) -
Total 23 $321M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Alvarez & Marsal
2
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
2
C.W. Downer & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Watson, Farley & Williams LLP
5
Trummer & Thomas Rechtsanwälte GmbH
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $85M
TOTAL $85M
Largest Walsroder Casings GmbH
$85M (2011-05-11)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $225M
< $100M 1 $96M
TOTAL $321M
Largest Stromag AG
$225M (2011-09-05)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
73%
11 73%
Strategic(s)
27%
4 27%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
55%
11 55%
Strategic(s)
45%
9 45%

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