Keensight Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Keensight Capital has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Keensight Capital’s most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (30%) and internet software and services (15%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (41%) and growth capital (30%). In total, Keensight Capital has invested in 2 US states and 8 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Keensight Capital has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (47%). Keensight Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold I-Tracing SAS for $186M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity42
    • M&A Buy Activity27
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 18 1 - 5 - 3 27
Sell (1.6/yr) # 7 2 1 - 1 4 15
vol $154M $186M $340M
  42

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Demetra Holding S.p.A. 2021-08-06 - Secondary Buyout
Sommacampagna, Italy · www.tecres.it
ASTI Mobile Robotics S.A.U. 2021-07-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Burgos, Spain · www.astimobilerobotics.com
Adista SAS 2021-06-15 - Secondary Buyout
Maxéville, France · www.adista.fr
Symeres 2021-05-25 - Secondary Buyout
Groningen, Netherlands · www.symeres.com
Linkbynet SAS 2021-05-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Saint-Denis, France · www.linkbynet.com
I-Tracing SAS 2021-05-11 186M EUR Secondary Buyout
Puteaux, France · www.i-tracing.com
RAM Infotechnology 2021-04-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Utrecht, Netherlands · www.ram-it.nl
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Datawords 2011-09-21 Vanksen-VKGP SA 2017-12-01 2
Paris, France · www.datawords.com Bertrange, Luxembourg · www.vanksen.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 4 (31%) - 8 (30%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 4 (15%) -
Life Science 3 (23%) - 3 (11%) -
Software 1 (8%) - 3 (11%) -
Digital Media 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Business Services 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Communications - - 1 (4%) -
Gaming - - 1 (4%) -
Information Services 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 - 27 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 8 (62%) - 16 (59%) -
Netherlands 2 (15%) - 2 (7%) -
United States 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
  New York - - 1 (4%) -
Spain 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Portugal 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (4%) -
Italy - - 1 (4%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 - 27 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (31%) - 11 (41%) -
Growth Capital 4 (31%) - 8 (30%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (31%) - 4 (15%) -
Divestiture 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (4%) -
Venture - - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 - 27 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (33%) 186M (55%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (33%) 154M (45%)
Trade Sale 3 (20%) -
Stake Sale 2 (13%) -
Total 15 $340M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $340M
TOTAL $340M
Largest I-Tracing SAS
$186M (2021-05-11)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
11%
3 (11%)
Strategic(s)
7%
2 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
40%
6 (40%)
Strategic(s)
47%
7 (47%)

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