M&A Deal Summary

InnovaFonds, BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity Expansion NV and Demeter Partners Acquire Avidsen

On May 19, 2014, private equity firms InnovaFonds, BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity Expansion NV and Demeter Partners acquired electronics company Avidsen from HF Company for 24M EUR

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is InnovaFonds’ 1st, BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity Expansion NV’s 1st and Demeter Partners’ 2nd transaction in the Electronics sector.
  • This is InnovaFonds’ 0th, BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity Expansion NV’s 0th and Demeter Partners’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is InnovaFonds’ 2nd, BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity Expansion NV’s 2nd and Demeter Partners’ 25th transaction in France.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2014-05-19
Target Avidsen
Sector Electronics
Buyer(s) InnovaFonds
BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity Expansion NV
Demeter Partners
Sellers(s) HF Company
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 24M EUR

Target

Avidsen

Tours, France
website
Avidsen designs and distributes solutions and connected equipment for individuals and professionals. Avidsen markets a wide range of products through different brands. Avidsen is based in Tours, France.

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Buyer(S) 3

Buyer

InnovaFonds

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2008
PE ASSETS 200M EUR
SizeSmall
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

InnovaFonds is a private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in small to mid-sized French companies. The Firm looks to invest €2 to €10 million to support a variety of businesses with proven industrial, technological, and commercial expertise. InnovaFonds will consider both majority or minority positions. InnovaFonds was formed in 2008 and is headquartered in Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 14
Sector (Electronics) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 2
Country (France) 2 of 13
Year (2014) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-04-01 XiVO

Limonest, France

XiVO is a publisher and integrator of enterprise telephony solutions. XiVO is the Open Source solution for IP telephony and unified communications, dedicated to professionals. XiVO has developed a solution that is interoperable within other information system components and fosters a strong customer relationship. XiVO was founded in 2009 and is based in Limonest, France.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-04-23 Numalliance SAS

Saint Michel, France

Numalliance SAS is a manufacturer of CNC machine tools specializing in the bending and cold forming of metal wires, tubes, and flats. Numalliance was founded in 2003 and is based in Saint Michel, France.

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Buyer

BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity Expansion NV

Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1982
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 6
Sector (Electronics) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 1
Country (France) 2 of 4
Year (2014) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-04-08 Luminator

Plano, Texas, United States

Luminator is a provider of advanced information systems and LED displays and lighting products for a wide range of applications in metropolitan and commercial transportation systems, including systems for the rail, bus, and aerospace industries. Luminator was founded in 1928 and is based in Plano, Texas.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-04-29 Outside Broadcast NV

Rotselaar, Belgium

Outside Broadcast NV is a technical service provider for the broadcast industry. Outside Broadcast was founded in 1989 and is based in Rotselaar, Belgium.

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Buyer

Demeter Partners

Paris, France

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2005
PE ASSETS 1.0B EUR
SizeLarge
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Demeter Partners is a private investment group focused on providing expansion and development capital to renewable energy and environmental companies. The Firm primarily looks for opportunities in France, but also pursues companies in greater Europe. Demeter was formed in 2005 and is based in Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 37 of 43
Sector (Electronics) 2 of 2
Type (Divestiture) 3 of 3
Country (France) 25 of 30
Year (2014) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-05-06 Agri-Espirit SAS

Strasbourg, France

Agri-Espirit SAS is a provider of software enabled farm management solutions to medium to large farms and cooperatives.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-07-26 Delta Recyclage

Lansargues, France

Delta Recyclage is a provider of waste management and recycling services. Delta Recyclage every year collects 160,000 tonnes of waste, including paper/cardboard, routine industrial waste, and selective collections. Delta Recyclage is based in Lansargues, France.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

HF Company

Tauxigny, France

website


Category Company
SectorManufacturing
DESCRIPTION

HF Company is an international manufacturer and retailer on equipment as terrestrial and TV reception, digital peripheries, home automation, and networks (ADSL, VDSL and CPL). HF Company is based in Tauxigny, France.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 2
Sector (Electronics) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 2
Country (France) 1 of 2
Year (2014) 1 of 1
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-06-12 VOXX German Holdings

Pulheim, Germany

VOXX German Holdings GmbH is a manufacturer and supplier of consumer electronics products. VOXX also operates worldwide, has developed a wide range of products under a portfolio of well-known brands for decades. These brands include: MAGNAT , MAGNAT.LZR , OEHLBACH , HECO , MAC AUDIO , AUDIOVOX , 360FLY , SCHWAIGER , ACOUSTIC RESEARCH , 808audio. VOXX German Holdings GmbH is based in Pulheim, Germany.

Buy $19M