Keensight Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Keensight Capital has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Keensight Capital’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (25%) and internet software and services (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (40%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%). In total, Keensight Capital has invested in 2 US states and 6 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Keensight Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). Keensight Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Chipidea Microelectronica S.A. for $154M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity29
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12

Keensight Capital

64 rue de Lisbonne,
Paris, 75008
France
+ 33 (0)1 83 79 87 30
www.keensightcapital.com

Keensight Capital is a private equity investment firm focused on majority and minority growth capital investments in Western European companies. Keensight makes equity investments in a number of situations including the provision of capital to finance growth, either organically or through acquisitions, or the buying out of existing shareholders. The Firm looks to invest €10 to €50 million and will consider business with up to €150 million in revenue. Keensight Capital was formed in 2000 and is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Chemicals, Communications, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Medical Products, Publishing, Retail, Semiconductors, Software

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 15 150
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 15 1 - - 4 - 20
Sell (0.8/yr) # 5 1 1 1 - 1 9
vol $154M $154M
  29

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
smartTrade Technologies 2020-02-07 - Stake Purchase
Aix-en-Provence, France · www.smart-trade.net
Geodesial SAS 2019-09-30 - Growth Capital
Cedex, France · www.geomensura.fr
Smile Open Source Solutions 2019-07-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
snières-sur-Seine, France · www.smile.eu
3P Biopharmaceuticals 2019-07-23 - Divestiture
Noain, Spain · www.3pbio.com
IVIDATA 2019-03-11 - Growth Capital
Levallois-Perret, France · www.ividata.com
Labelium USA LLC 2018-01-11 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.labelium.com
Oodrive Group 2017-03-31 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.oodrive.com
Sogelink SAS 2016-12-16 - Secondary Buyout
Caluire et Cuire, France · www.sogelink.fr
Linkbynet SAS 2016-07-22 - Growth Capital
Saint-Denis, France · www.linkbynet.com
Vision Box - Vision Solutions For Computer SA 2015-11-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Canas, Portugal · www.vision-box.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Laboratoire Unither Amiens (Unither Pharmaceuticals) 2011-12-09 Nanjing Ruinian Best Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. 2020-08-25 2
Amiens, France · www.unither-pharma.com Wuxi, China
Datawords 2011-09-21 87 Seconds SA 2018-07-10 1
Paris, France · www.datawords.com Brusssels, Belgium · www.87seconds.com
Laboratoire Unither Amiens (Unither Pharmaceuticals) 2011-12-09 Mariol Industrial 2016-01-17 1
Amiens, France · www.unither-pharma.com Barretos, Brazil · www.mariol.com.br
Benchmark Group S A 2010-09-24 Zebestof 2014-06-16 1
Boulogne Billancourt, France · www.ccmbenchmark.com Boulogne-Billancourt, France · www.zebestof.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 2 (17%) - 5 (25%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (17%) - 4 (20%) -
Software 1 (8%) - 3 (15%) -
Business Services 2 (17%) - 2 (10%) -
Life Science 2 (17%) - 2 (10%) -
Digital Media 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Information Services 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Medical Products 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (5%) -
Total 12 - 20 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 9 (75%) - 13 (65%) -
United States 1 (8%) - 2 (10%) -
  New York - - 1 (5%) -
Portugal 1 (8%) - 2 (10%) -
Spain 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Italy - - 1 (5%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (5%) -
Total 12 - 20 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 5 (42%) - 8 (40%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (33%) - 7 (35%) -
Divestiture 1 (8%) - 2 (10%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (17%) - 2 (10%) -
Venture - - 1 (5%) -
Total 12 - 20 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (33%) 154M (100%)
Secondary Sale 3 (33%) -
Stake Sale 2 (22%) -
Trade Sale 1 (11%) -
Total 9 $154M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $154M
TOTAL $154M
Largest Chipidea Microelectronica S.A.
$154M (2007-08-24)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
2 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
2 50%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
63%
5 63%
Strategic(s)
38%
3 38%

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