Investor AB Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Investor AB’s most common sectors for investment arelife science (15%) and machinery (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include stake purchase (65%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (15%). In total, Investor AB has invested in 3 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Gambro AB for $4.7B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Investor AB’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Gambro AB for $3.9B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10

Investor AB

Arsenalsgatan 8C,
Stockholm, SE-103 32
Sweden
+46 8 614 20 00
www.investorab.com
info@investorab.com

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Communications, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Restaurants, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Secondary Buyout, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Nordic, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 14 - - - - - 14
vol $4.9B $4.9B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $6.5B $6.5B
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Lindorff Group AB 2014-07-18 2.6B EUR Secondary Sale
Oslo, Norway · www.lindorff.com
Gambro AB 2013-09-06 3.9B USD Trade Sale
Stockholm, Sweden · www.gambro.com
Ez Texting, Inc. 2012-12-01 - Venture
San Francisco, California · www.eztexting.com
Nasdaq, Inc. 2011-01-01 - Stake Purchase
New York, New York · www.nasdaq.com
Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB 2009-01-01 - Stake Purchase
Stockholm 

, Sweden · www.sobi.com
Gambro AB 2006-06-01 4.7B USD Going Private
Stockholm, Sweden · www.gambro.com
Husqvarna AB 2006-01-01 - Stake Purchase
Stockholm, Sweden · www.husqvarnagroup.com
Lindorff Group AB 2003-11-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oslo, Norway · www.lindorff.com
Paratek Microwave, Inc. 2002-05-02 - Venture
Nashua, New Hampshire · www.paratek.com
GuocoLand Ltd. 2000-05-31 177M USD Stake Purchase
Singapore, Singapore · www.guocoland.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science 2 (18%) - 2 (14%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (7%) 4.7B (96%)
Real Estate 1 (9%) 177M (100%) 1 (7%) 177M (4%)
Business Services - - 1 (7%) -
Consumer Products 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Defense 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Engineering 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Financial Services 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Machinery 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Restaurants 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (7%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 11 $177M 14 $4.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 6 (55%) - 7 (50%) 4.7B (96%)
United States 2 (18%) - 3 (21%) -
  New York 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
  California 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (7%) -
Singapore 1 (9%) 177M (100%) 1 (7%) 177M (4%)
United Kingdom 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Switzerland 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Norway - - 1 (7%) -
Domestic 6 (55%) - 7 (50%) 4.7B (96%)
Cross-border 5 (45%) 177M (100%) 7 (50%) 177M (4%)
Total 11 $177M 14 $4.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Stake Purchase 9 (82%) 177M (100%) 9 (64%) 177M (4%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (9%) - 2 (14%) -
Venture 1 (9%) - 2 (14%) -
Going Private - - 1 (7%) 4.7B (96%)
Total 11 $177M 14 $4.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) 3.9B (60%)
Secondary Sale 1 (50%) 2.6B (40%)
Total 2 $6.5B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $4.7B
$100M to $1B 1 $177M
TOTAL $4.9B
Largest Gambro AB
$4.7B (2006-06-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $6.5B
TOTAL $6.5B
Largest Gambro AB
$3.9B (2013-09-06)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
1 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
1 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
1 (50%)

FAQ

When was Investor AB founded?

Investor AB was founded in 1916.

What type of investor is Investor AB?

Investor AB is a private equity firm.

Where is Investor AB headquartered?

Investor AB is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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