IK Investment Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, IK Investment Partners has acquired 19 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

IK Investment Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (10%) and food (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (44%) and secondary buyout (37%). 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 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (39%). 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 Activity224
    • M&A Buy Activity139
    • M&A Sell Activity85
  • Total Sectors Invested 39
  • Total Countries Invested 15
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 54
  • M&A Advisors 43

IK Investment Partners

1-11 John Adam Street,
London, WC2N 6HT
United Kingdom
+44 207 304 4300
www.ikinvest.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 (5.6/yr) # 111 8 8 6 5 1 139
vol $2.1B $2.1B
Sell (3.2/yr) # 69 6 1 3 5 1 85
vol $8.2B $479M $8.7B
  224

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Third Bridge Group Ltd. 2021-01-13 - Stake Purchase
London, United Kingdom · www.thirdbridge.com
LSA Courtage 2021-01-04 - Secondary Buyout
Rueil-Malmaison, France · www.lsa-courtage.com
Signature Foods Belgium NV 2020-12-21 - Secondary Buyout
Turnhout, Belgium · www.saladsignature.com
GeoDynamics NV 2020-11-12 - Secondary Buyout
Kortrijk, Belgium · www.geodynamics.be
ALBA Baving GmbH & Co. KG 2020-11-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · www.alba-baving.de
Kersia Group 2020-10-12 - Secondary Buyout
Dinard, France · www.kersia-group.com
You Sure Investments B.V. 2020-10-08 - Secondary Buyout
Ridderkerk, Netherlands · www.yousure.nl
Forthglade Foods Ltd. 2020-09-01 - Secondary Buyout
Winkleigh, United Kingdom · www.forthglade.co.uk
Colisee 2020-08-31 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.groupecolisee.com
APOSAN Dr. Künzer GmbH 2020-07-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Cologne, Germany · www.aposan.de
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Klingel medical metal GmbH 2018-05-30 Puracon GmbH 2020-12-02 3
Pforzheim, Germany · www.klingel-cnc.de Rosenheim, Germany · www.puracon.com
Vistra Group Holdings SA 2015-10-27 Routes Business Supports K.K. 2020-09-08 12
Luxembourg, Luxembourg · www.vistra.com Tokyo, Japan
SCHEMA Group 2018-11-02 Docware GmbH 2020-01-29 2
Nuremberg, Germany · www.schema.de Fürth, Germany · www.docware.com
Questel SAS 2018-04-05 Brandstock Services AG 2019-05-17 3
Paris, France · www.questel.com Munich, Germany · www.brandstock.com
SCHEMA Group 2018-11-02 TID Informatik GmbH 2019-05-02 1
Nuremberg, Germany · www.schema.de Stegen am Ammersee, Germany · www.tid-informatik.de
Klingel medical metal GmbH 2018-05-30 Bächler Feintech AG 2019-03-26 2
Pforzheim, Germany · www.klingel-cnc.de Hölstein, Switzerland · www.baechlerfeintech.ch
Klingel medical metal GmbH 2018-05-30 Gehring Cut AG 2019-03-26 1
Pforzheim, Germany · www.klingel-cnc.de Matzingen, Switzerland · www.gehringcut.ch
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 2
Paris, France · www.questel.com Provo, Utah · www.multiling.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 5 (10%) - 13 (9%) -
Food 3 (6%) - 12 (9%) -
Machinery 2 (4%) - 11 (8%) 16M (1%)
Manufacturing 3 (6%) - 8 (6%) 189M (9%)
Consumer Services 4 (8%) 902M (76%) 6 (4%) 902M (42%)
Chemicals 3 (6%) 23M (2%) 6 (4%) 23M (1%)
Consumer Products 1 (2%) - 6 (4%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (4%) - 6 (4%) -
Information Technology 5 (10%) - 6 (4%) -
Medical Products 3 (6%) - 6 (4%) -
Retail - - 6 (4%) -
Building Materials 2 (4%) 265M (22%) 5 (4%) 324M (15%)
Safety/Security 2 (4%) - 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%) -
Engineering - - 2 (1%) -
Environmental - - 2 (1%) -
Financial Services 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Insurance 2 (4%) - 2 (1%) -
Software 2 (4%) - 2 (1%) -
Marine - - 1 (1%) 107M (5%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (2%) - 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%) -
Plastics 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 51 $1.2B 139 $2.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 8 (16%) 902M (76%) 32 (23%) 1.1B (52%)
France 14 (28%) 287M (24%) 28 (20%) 710M (33%)
Germany 13 (26%) - 25 (18%) 189M (9%)
Netherlands 6 (12%) - 11 (8%) -
Finland 1 (2%) - 11 (8%) 107M (5%)
Denmark 2 (4%) - 7 (5%) 16M (1%)
Belgium 1 (2%) - 7 (5%) -
Norway 1 (2%) - 5 (4%) -
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%) -
Domestic 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Cross-border 49 (98%) 1.2B (100%) 135 (98%) 2.1B (100%)
Total 50 $1.2B 138 $2.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 13 (25%) - 60 (43%) 478M (22%)
Secondary Buyout 28 (55%) 1.2B (100%) 51 (37%) 1.4B (65%)
Divestiture 5 (10%) - 17 (12%) 265M (12%)
Growth Capital 2 (4%) - 5 (4%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (6%) - 4 (3%) -
Going Private - - 2 (1%) -
Total 51 $1.2B 139 $2.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 36 (42%) 3.2B (37%)
Trade Sale 29 (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 85 $8.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
3
Rothschild Global Advisory
2
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
2
Legal Deals
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
7
White & Case LLP
4
Ernst & Young - Law
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)
78%
56 (78%)
Strategic(s)
22%
16 (22%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
58%
45 (58%)
Strategic(s)
42%
32 (42%)

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