Investor AB Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Investor AB’s most common sectors for investment are medical products (20%) and life science (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include stake purchase (50%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (15%). In total, Investor AB has invested in 4 US states and 7 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 Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 2

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, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 19 1 - - - - 20
vol $9.2B $9.2B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $6.5B $6.5B
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Laborie Medical Technologies, Inc. 2016-08-19 - Secondary Buyout
Mississauga, Ontario · www.laborie.com
The Braun Corp. (BraunAbility) 2015-09-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Winamac, Indiana · www.braunability.com
Hi3G Access AB 2014-11-27 - Stake Purchase
Stockholm,, Sweden · www.tre.se
Lindorff Group AB 2014-07-18 2.6B EUR Secondary Buyout
Oslo, Norway · www.lindorff.com
Gambro AB 2013-09-06 3.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm, Sweden · www.gambro.com
Permobil AB 2013-03-27 604M SEK Secondary Buyout
Timra, Sweden · www.permobil.com
Ez Texting, Inc. 2012-12-01 - Venture
Santa Monica, California · www.eztexting.com
Nasdaq, Inc. 2011-01-01 - Stake Purchase
New York, New York · www.nasdaq.com
Aleris AB 2010-07-02 521M SEK Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm, Sweden · www.alerisgroup.com
Swedish Orphan Biovitrum Ab 2009-01-01 - Stake Purchase
Stockholm 

, Sweden · www.sobi.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Laborie Medical Technologies, Inc. 2016-08-19 Clinical Innovations LLC 2019-12-20 3
Mississauga, Ontario · www.laborie.com Murray, Utah · www.clinicalinnovations.com
Molnlycke Health Care AB 2007-01-26 M&J Airlaid Products A/S 2019-01-02 7
Goteborg, Sweden · www.molnlycke.com Horsens, Denmark · www.mjairlaid.dk
Aleris AB 2010-07-02 Aleris Care 2018-10-16 3
Stockholm, Sweden · www.alerisgroup.com Stockholm, Sweden
The Braun Corp. (BraunAbility) 2015-09-23 Autoadapt AB 2018-04-03 2
Winamac, Indiana · www.braunability.com Stenkullen, Sweden · www.autoadapt.com
Laborie Medical Technologies, Inc. 2016-08-19 Cogentix Medical, Inc. 2018-03-12 2
Mississauga, Ontario · www.laborie.com Minnetonka, Minnesota · www.cogentixmedical.com
Laborie Medical Technologies, Inc. 2016-08-19 ANDROMEDA Medizinische Systems GmbH 2017-03-09 1
Mississauga, Ontario · www.laborie.com Taufkirchen, Germany · www.andromeda-ms.de
Permobil AB 2013-03-27 Prairie Seating Corp. 2017-01-16 5
Timra, Sweden · www.permobil.com Skokie, Illinois · www.prairieseating.com
Permobil AB 2013-03-27 Advanced Health Care Product 2016-08-21 4
Timra, Sweden · www.permobil.com Montreal, Quebec · www.advancedhealthcare.ca
The Braun Corp. (BraunAbility) 2015-09-23 B&D Independence, Inc. 2016-08-01 1
Winamac, Indiana · www.braunability.com Mount Carmel, Illinois · www.bdindependence.com
Aleris AB 2010-07-02 Curato AS 2016-06-16 2
Stockholm, Sweden · www.alerisgroup.com Oslo, Norway · www.curato.no

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Medical Products 3 (18%) 3.8B (85%) 4 (20%) 8.5B (92%)
Life Science 2 (12%) - 2 (10%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) 521M (12%) 1 (5%) 521M (6%)
Real Estate 1 (6%) 177M (4%) 1 (5%) 177M (2%)
Aerospace 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Automotive 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Business Services - - 1 (5%) -
Communications 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Engineering 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Machinery 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Restaurants 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (5%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 17 $4.5B 20 $9.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 10 (59%) 4.3B (96%) 11 (55%) 9.0B (98%)
United States 3 (18%) - 4 (20%) -
  New York 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Indiana 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  California 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (5%) -
Singapore 1 (6%) 177M (4%) 1 (5%) 177M (2%)
United Kingdom 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Canada 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Ontario 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Switzerland 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Norway - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 10 (59%) 4.3B (96%) 11 (55%) 9.0B (98%)
Cross-border 7 (41%) 177M (4%) 9 (45%) 177M (2%)
Total 17 $4.5B 20 $9.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Stake Purchase 10 (59%) 177M (4%) 10 (50%) 177M (2%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (18%) 3.8B (85%) 3 (15%) 3.8B (41%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (12%) - 3 (15%) -
Venture 1 (6%) - 2 (10%) -
Going Private - - 1 (5%) 4.7B (51%)
Add-on Acquisition 1 (6%) 521M (12%) 1 (5%) 521M (6%)
Total 17 $4.5B 20 $9.2B

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

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lazard Middle Market
1
Legal Deals
Goodwin Procter LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $7.9B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.3B
TOTAL $9.2B
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
PE Firm(s)
100%
7 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%

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