Invision Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Invision has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

Invision’s most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (15%) and business services (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (56%) and stake purchase (17%). In total, Invision has invested in 3 US states and 10 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). Invision’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 Activity83
    • M&A Buy Activity59
    • M&A Sell Activity24
  • Total Sectors Invested 22
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 7

Invision

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: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, E-Commerce, Education, Electronics, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Retail, Software, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 49 2 5 2 1 - 59
Sell (0.4/yr) # 22 2 - - - - 24
vol $1.8B $1.8B
  83

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
NonStop Gym SA 2023-12-12 - Stake Purchase
Geneva, Switzerland · www.nonstopgym.com
Careanesth AG 2022-10-19 - Stake Purchase
Zurich, Switzerland · www.careanesth.com
eduPRO Group GmbH 2022-05-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Austria, Austria
LipoClinic Dr. Heck GmbH 2021-09-22 - Growth Capital
Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany · www.lipo-clinic.de
Reichelt Elektronik GmbH 2021-09-06 - Divestiture
Sande, Germany · www.reichelt.de
Plumettaz SA 2021-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bex, Switzerland · www.plumettaz.com
SkySale Schweiz GmbH 2021-05-04 - Stake Purchase
Baden, Switzerland · www.apfelkiste.ch
ROOF GmbH 2021-04-22 - Stake Purchase
Grunwald, Germany · www.roof.football
TonerPartner Group 2020-12-21 - Secondary Sale
Gevelsberg, Germany · www.tonerpartner.de
N3K Informatik GmbH 2020-11-23 - Secondary Buyout
Heilbronn, Germany · www.n3k.de
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology - - 9 (15%) -
Business Services 2 (11%) - 6 (10%) -
Software - - 6 (10%) -
E-Commerce 3 (16%) - 5 (8%) -
Medical Products 1 (5%) - 5 (8%) -
Communications - - 4 (7%) -
Consumer Products 3 (16%) - 4 (7%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (11%) - 4 (7%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Food 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Leisure 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Retail - - 1 (2%) -
Staffing 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Transportation 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 - 61 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Switzerland 9 (47%) - 22 (36%) -
Germany 9 (47%) - 21 (34%) -
United States - - 7 (11%) -
  California - - 5 (8%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom - - 4 (7%) -
Finland - - 2 (3%) -
Austria 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
China - - 1 (2%) -
Italy - - 1 (2%) -
Ireland - - 1 (2%) -
Israel - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 9 (47%) - 22 (36%) -
Cross-border 10 (53%) - 39 (64%) -
Total 19 - 61 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (21%) - 34 (56%) -
Stake Purchase 4 (21%) - 10 (16%) -
Growth Capital 7 (37%) - 8 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (11%) - 4 (7%) -
Divestiture 2 (11%) - 2 (3%) -
Venture - - 2 (3%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 - 61 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 7 (29%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (25%) 1.8B (100%)
Trade Sale 6 (25%) -
IPO 2 (8%) -
1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 24 $1.8B

Top M&A Advisors

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3
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2
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1
Legal Deals
Hogan Lovells
3
Niederer Kraft & Frey
1
PwC Law
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
Investor(s)
11%
7 (11%)
Strategic(s)
3%
2 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
29%
7 (29%)
Strategic(s)
33%
8 (33%)

FAQ

When was Invision founded?

Invision was founded in 1996.

What type of investor is Invision?

Invision is a private equity firm.

Where is Invision headquartered?

Invision is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland.

How much capital does Invision have under management?

Invision has 400M EUR under management.

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