IK Investment Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, IK Investment Partners has acquired 27 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

IK Investment Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (12%) and food (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (41%) and secondary buyout (39%). In total, IK Investment Partners has invested in 1 US state and 15 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Actic Sverige AB for $902M.

In the last 3 years, IK Investment Partners has exited 15 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (42%). IK Investment Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Dyno Nobel for $1.7B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity240
    • M&A Buy Activity150
    • M&A Sell Activity90
  • Total Sectors Invested 39
  • Total Countries Invested 15
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 57
  • M&A Advisors 43

IK Investment Partners

1-11 John Adam Street,
London, WC2N 6HT
United Kingdom
+44 207 304 4300
www.ikinvest.com
london@ikpartners.com

Ik Investment Partners Ltd. (Formerly Industri Kapital) is a private equity firm that targets control investments in mid-sized manufacturing and service companies located in select European countries. IK focuses on growth businesses located in the Benelux region, as well as Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway and Sweden. The firm looks to commit €50 to €150 million of equity capital per transaction and targets companies with 'a proven ability to generate significant cash flow' as well as an ability to 'sustain growth through various economic cycles'. IK Investment Partners was formerly known as Industry Kapital. IK Investment Partners was formed in 1989 and has offices in Hamburg, London, Paris, and Stockholm.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Media, Medical Products, Packaging, Publishing, Retail, Safety/Security, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 150
Enterprise Value - 500
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (7.6/yr) # 112 8 9 6 5 10 150
vol $2.1B $2.1B
Sell (4.2/yr) # 69 6 1 3 5 6 90
vol $8.2B $479M $8.7B
  240

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Renta Group Oy 2021-11-30 - Secondary Buyout
Vantaa, Finland · www.renta.fi
Truesec Group AB 2021-11-09 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.truesec.com
Pr0ph3cy Group 2021-10-28 - Growth Capital
Guyancourt, France · www.pr0ph3cy.com
Plastiflex Group N.V. 2021-10-27 - Secondary Buyout
Beringen, Belgium · www.plastiflex.com
CONET Technologies AG 2021-10-26 - Secondary Buyout
Hennef, Germany · www.conet.de
Visolit AS 2021-08-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Asker, Norway · www.visolit.net
Blanchon Group 2021-07-19 - Secondary Buyout
Saint-Priest, France · www.blanchon.co.uk
Veritas Petroleum Services BV 2021-06-22 - Secondary Buyout
Barendrecht, Netherlands · www.v-p-s.com
NetCo Group 2021-06-17 - Secondary Buyout
Bordeaux, France · www.groupe-netco.com
Hansen Protection AS 2021-05-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Moss, Norway · www.hansenprotection.no
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Questel SAS 2018-04-05 Novum IP GmbH & Co. KG 2021-03-08 4
Paris, France · www.questel.com Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.novumip.com
Klingel medical metal GmbH 2018-05-30 Puracon GmbH 2020-12-02 3
Pforzheim, Germany · www.klingel-cnc.de Rosenheim, Germany · www.puracon.com
Holding Mademoiselle Desserts 2018-05-03 Les Délices des 7 Vallées 2018-12-20 1
Montigny le Bretonneux, France · www.mademoiselledesserts.com Tincques, France · www.d7v.fr
Linxis Group 2017-07-25 Unifiller Systems, Inc. 2018-12-10 1
Nantes, France · www.linxisgroup.com Delta, British Columbia · www.unifiller.com
Linxis Group 2017-07-25 Synext Group 2018-10-25 1
Nantes, France · www.linxisgroup.com Nantes, France
Questel SAS 2018-04-05 MultiLing Corp. 2018-10-01 3
Paris, France · www.questel.com Provo, Utah · www.multiling.com
Vistra Group Holdings SA 2015-10-27 Radius GGE (USA), Inc. 2018-04-26 15
Luxembourg, Luxembourg · www.vistra.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.radiusworldwide.com
Zytoservice Deutschland GmbH 2016-11-01 Profusio GesundHeits GmbH Germany 2017-12-19 1
Hamburg, Germany · www.zytoservice.de Greven, Germany · www.profusio.de
Vistra Group Holdings SA 2015-10-27 Deutsche Bank AG - Corporate Services Business 2017-09-14 14
Luxembourg, Luxembourg · www.vistra.com Frankfurt, Germany
Vistra Group Holdings SA 2015-10-27 Foster Raffan Pty Ltd. - Compliance Division 2017-05-15 13
Luxembourg, Luxembourg · www.vistra.com North Sydney, Australia

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 7 (12%) - 17 (11%) -
Food 4 (7%) - 13 (9%) -
Machinery 1 (2%) - 10 (7%) 16M (1%)
Information Technology 7 (12%) - 9 (6%) -
Manufacturing 3 (5%) - 8 (5%) 189M (9%)
Consumer Products 2 (4%) - 7 (5%) -
Consumer Services 4 (7%) 902M (76%) 6 (4%) 902M (42%)
Building Materials 2 (4%) 265M (22%) 6 (4%) 324M (15%)
Chemicals 3 (5%) 23M (2%) 6 (4%) 23M (1%)
Healthcare Services 2 (4%) - 6 (4%) -
Medical Products 3 (5%) - 6 (4%) -
Retail - - 6 (4%) -
Safety/Security 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) -
Distribution - - 3 (2%) 146M (7%)
Communications 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Packaging 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (1%) 225M (11%)
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (1%) 197M (9%)
Aerospace - - 2 (1%) -
Automotive 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Construction 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Education 2 (4%) - 2 (1%) -
Engineering - - 2 (1%) -
Environmental - - 2 (1%) -
Financial Services 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Insurance 2 (4%) - 2 (1%) -
Plastics 2 (4%) - 2 (1%) -
Software 2 (4%) - 2 (1%) -
Marine - - 1 (1%) 107M (5%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (1%) -
Furniture - - 1 (1%) -
Information Services - - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Leisure 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 57 $1.2B 150 $2.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 9 (16%) 902M (76%) 33 (22%) 1.1B (52%)
France 17 (30%) 287M (24%) 32 (21%) 710M (33%)
Germany 13 (23%) - 26 (17%) 189M (9%)
Netherlands 6 (11%) - 12 (8%) -
Finland 2 (4%) - 11 (7%) 107M (5%)
Belgium 3 (5%) - 9 (6%) -
Denmark 2 (4%) - 7 (5%) 16M (1%)
Norway 1 (2%) - 7 (5%) -
United Kingdom 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Poland 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Switzerland - - 3 (2%) -
Estonia 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Luxembourg 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
United States - - 1 (1%) -
  Utah - - 1 (1%) -
Italy - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Cross-border 56 (98%) 1.2B (100%) 147 (98%) 2.1B (100%)
Total 57 $1.2B 150 $2.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 14 (25%) - 61 (41%) 478M (22%)
Secondary Buyout 32 (56%) 1.2B (100%) 58 (39%) 1.4B (65%)
Divestiture 5 (9%) - 18 (12%) 265M (12%)
Growth Capital 4 (7%) - 7 (5%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (4%) - 4 (3%) -
Going Private - - 2 (1%) -
Total 57 $1.2B 150 $2.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 39 (43%) 3.2B (37%)
Trade Sale 31 (34%) 4.4B (51%)
IPO 8 (9%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (6%) 997M (12%)
Merger 2 (2%) -
Unknown 2 (2%) -
Sold to Management 1 (1%) 7M (< 1%)
Bankruptcy 1 (1%) -
Stake Sale 1 (1%) -
Total 90 $8.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
3
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
2
Danske Bank Corporate Finance
2
Legal Deals
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
8
White & Case LLP
4
Renzenbrink Raschke von Knobelsdorff Heiser
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 7 $2.0B
< $100M 3 $98M
TOTAL $2.1B
Largest Actic Sverige AB
$902M (2012-07-25)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $3.9B
$100M to $1B 15 $4.7B
< $100M 2 $34M
TOTAL $8.7B
Largest Dyno Nobel, Inc.
$1.7B (2005-11-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
37%
56 (37%)
Strategic(s)
11%
17 (11%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
42%
38 (42%)
Strategic(s)
37%
33 (37%)

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