Invision AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Invision AG has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Invision AG’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (18%) and software (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (63%) and growth capital (12%). In total, Invision AG has invested in 3 US states and 9 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Invision AG has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (35%). Invision AG’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Plus Orthopedics Holding AG for $889M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity72
    • M&A Buy Activity49
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 3

Invision AG

Grafenaustrasse 7,,
Zug, 6300
Switzerland
+41 41 729 01 01
www.invision.ch
info@invision.ch

Invision AG is a private equity firm focused on growth capital investments in European companies or companies with opportunities in Europe. Target sectors include information technology, software, electronics, telecommunications, medical devices, healthcare services, financial services, and media. Invision looks to invest between €20 and €100 million in businesses generating €25 and €200 million in sales. Invision was formed in 1996 as the corporate venture capital arm of Metro Holding. Invision is based in Zug, Switzerland.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, E-Commerce, Education, Electronics, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 25 200
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 100
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 39 3 1 3 2 1 49
Sell (0.8/yr) # 19 1 - 2 - 1 23
vol $1.8B $1.8B
  72

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Planet Sports GmbH 2020-05-28 - Divestiture
Munich, Germany · www.planet-sports.com
Vantage Education AG 2020-05-21 - Unknown
Baar, Switzerland · www.vantage.ch
Reisenthel Accessoires GmbH & Co. KG 2019-12-09 - Growth Capital
Gilching, Switzerland · www.reisenthel.com
Vista Alpina 2019-07-04 - Growth Capital
Visp, Switzerland · www.vista-alpina.ch
KADI AG 2018-12-18 - Secondary Buyout
Langenthal, Switzerland · www.kadi.ch
ABC Design GmbH 2018-11-13 - Growth Capital
Albbruck, Germany · www.abc-design.de
Kraft & Bauer Brandschutzsysteme GmbH 2018-09-28 - Secondary Buyout
Holzgerlingen, Germany · www.kraft-bauer.com
NicLen GmbH 2018-06-26 - Growth Capital
Dortmund, Germany · www.niclen.de
Swiss Education Group Ltd. 2018-06-13 - Secondary Sale
Montreux, Switzerland · www.swisseducation.com
Dr. Deppe GmbH 2017-08-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kempen, Germany · www.drdeppe.de
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
TonerPartner Group 2016-11-03 Planet Sports GmbH 2020-05-28 1
Gevelsberg, Germany · www.tonerpartner.de Munich, Germany · www.planet-sports.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology - - 9 (18%) -
Software - - 6 (12%) -
Business Services 1 (10%) - 5 (10%) -
Medical Products 1 (10%) - 5 (10%) -
Communications - - 4 (8%) -
Consumer Products 2 (20%) - 3 (6%) -
E-Commerce 2 (20%) - 3 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (10%) - 3 (6%) -
Education - - 2 (4%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (4%) -
Food 1 (10%) - 1 (2%) -
Leisure 1 (10%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Retail - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation 1 (10%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 10 - 51 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Switzerland 5 (50%) - 18 (35%) -
Germany 5 (50%) - 16 (31%) -
United States - - 7 (14%) -
  California - - 5 (10%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom - - 4 (8%) -
Finland - - 2 (4%) -
China - - 1 (2%) -
Italy - - 1 (2%) -
Ireland - - 1 (2%) -
Israel - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 5 (50%) - 18 (35%) -
Cross-border 5 (50%) - 33 (65%) -
Total 10 - 51 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (30%) - 32 (63%) -
Growth Capital 5 (50%) - 6 (12%) -
Stake Purchase - - 6 (12%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (10%) - 3 (6%) -
Venture - - 2 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (10%) - 1 (2%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Total 10 - 51 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (26%) 1.8B (100%)
Secondary Sale 6 (26%) -
Trade Sale 6 (26%) -
IPO 2 (9%) -
1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 23 $1.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
1
Rödl & Partner
1
Legal Deals
Hogan Lovells
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.8B
TOTAL $1.8B
Largest Plus Orthopedics Holding AG
$889M (2007-03-12)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
83%
5 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
1 17%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
38%
5 38%
Strategic(s)
62%
8 62%

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