Karnell Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Karnell has acquired 2 companies.

Karnell’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (29%) and automotive (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (58%) and growth capital (29%). In total, Karnell has invested in 1 US state and 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Karnell has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Karnell’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Wermland Mechanics Töcksfors AB for $20M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Karnell

Riddargatan 13,
Stockholm, SE-114 51
Sweden
+46 8 545 891 00
www.karnell.se
info@karnell.se


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Food, Forest Products, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 500
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 150
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of SEK

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 5 - 2 - - - 7
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - 1 - - 2
vol $20M $20M
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Wermland Mechanics Töcksfors AB 2018-01-18 20M SEK Add-on Acquisition
Töcksfors, Sweden · www.wermech.com
Tietomekka Oy 2017-10-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oulu, Finland
Tekniseri Oy 2017-04-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kempele, Finland · www.tekniseri.fi
Wermland Mechanics Töcksfors AB 2012-06-01 - Growth Capital
Töcksfors, Sweden · www.wermech.com
Silva Sweden AB 2011-07-08 - Divestiture
Bromma, Sweden · www.silva.se
Nordic Vehicle Conversion AB 2011-06-01 - Growth Capital
Backaryd, United States · www.nordicvehicle.se
Iris Sverige AB 2010-07-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Enskede, Sweden · www.iris.se
Kasthall Mattor & Golv AB 2010-06-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kinna, Sweden · www.kasthall.com
Lekolar AB 2004-01-01 - Divestiture
Osby, Sweden · www.lekolar.se
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 2 (40%) - 2 (29%) -
Automotive 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
Business Services 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (14%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (14%) -
Software 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
Total 5 - 7 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 2 (40%) - 4 (57%) -
Finland 2 (40%) - 2 (29%) -
United States 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
Total 5 - 7 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (60%) - 4 (57%) -
Growth Capital 1 (20%) - 2 (29%) -
Divestiture 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
Total 5 - 7 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) 20M (100%)
Divestiture 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $20M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $20M
TOTAL $20M
Largest Wermland Mechanics Töcksfors AB
$20M (2018-01-18)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%

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