M&A Deal Summary

EQT Holdings AB and Investor AB Acquires Gambro AB

On June 1, 2006, private equity firms EQT Holdings AB and Investor AB acquired medical products company Gambro AB for 4.7B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is EQT Holdings AB’s 3rd and Investor AB’s 1st transaction in the Medical Products sector.
  • This is EQT Holdings AB’s 5th and Investor AB’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is EQT Holdings AB’s 18th and Investor AB’s 6th transaction in Sweden.
Investment Fate
  • Gambro AB was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2013 for 3.9B USD.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2006-06-01
Target Gambro AB
Sector Medical Products
Buyer(s) EQT Holdings AB
Investor AB
Deal Type Going Private
Deal Value 4.7B USD

Target

Gambro AB

Stockholm, Sweden
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Gambro is a global medical technology company and a leader in developing, manufacturing and supplying products, therapies and services for In-center Care and Self Care hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Renal Intensive Care and Hepatic Care. Gambro was founded in 1964 and has more than 8,000 employees, production facilities in 11 countries, sales subsidiaries in more than 40 and sales in more than 100 countries.

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Buyer(S) 2

Buyer

EQT Holdings AB

Stockholm, Sweden

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1994
PE ASSETS 67.0B EUR
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

EQT Partners is a global private equity group that purses a variety of investment strategies around the world. EQT is divided into several investment disciplines, including private capital, real assets, cr,edit, and venture. The Firm's private capital group targets large, market-leading enterprises (investment size of €15 to €500 million) across Europe and the US, as well as mid-market, growth companies (investment size of €40 to €125 million) across the US, Europe, China, and Southeast Asia. The Firm's real assets group seeks to identify control or co-control equity investments (investment size of €50 to €400 million) in medium-sized infrastructure companies that provide an essential service to society, are recession resilient, and have secure cash flows. EQT's credit group provides flexible, long-term debt capital solutions to medium-sized European businesses, across a wide range of sectors. EQT Partners was established in 1994 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 47 of 260
Sector (Medical Products) 3 of 12
Type (Going Private) 3 of 13
Country (Sweden) 18 of 50
Year (2006) 3 of 7
Size (of disclosed) 5 of 35
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-05-10 Findus Group Ltd. (FoodVest)

London, United Kingdom

Findus is Europe’s is a frozen food group and one of Europe’s overall food manufacturers. Through its Young's and Findus brands, category leaders within the UK, the Nordic region, and France, the Group's portfolio of leading brands is unmatched in its strength and awareness with consumers in its core markets.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-07-01 SSP Group plc

London, United Kingdom

SSP Group offers food services for the travel sector worldwide. SSP Group was founded in 2006 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

Buy -
Buyer

Investor AB

Stockholm, Sweden

Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1916
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Investor AB is a Northern European industrial holding company. Investor generates long-term returns by investing in companies with solid potential for value creation. Investor will consider opportunities in the US, Northern Europe and Asia. Investor AB is based Stockholm.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 11 of 19
Sector (Medical Products) 1 of 4
Type (Going Private) 1 of 1
Country (Sweden) 6 of 10
Year (2006) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-01-01 Husqvarna AB

Stockholm, Sweden

Husqvarna is a producer of outdoor power products including robotic mowers, garden tractors, chainsaws and trimmers. Husqvarna also produces consumer watering products as well as cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. Husqvarna was founded in 1689 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-01-26 Molnlycke Health Care AB

Goteborg, Sweden

Mölnlycke Health Care Group ("MHCG") is a medical products company which manufactures and markets single-use wound care and surgical products for the professional health care sector.

Buy €2.9B