Kerten Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Kerten Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are business services (25%) and building materials (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (75%) and growth capital (13%). In total, Kerten Private Equity has invested in 3 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Kerten Private Equity

221-223 Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines,
Dublin,
Ireland
+353 1 208 0691
www.kerten.com
info@kerten.com

Kerten Private Equity is an independent private equity firm focused on mid-sized companies in Central and Eastern Europe. The Firm generally looks to provide growth capital, but also supports buyouts/buy-ins, take privates, and recapitalizations. Kerten is a generalist investor, willing to consider companies in a a broad range of industry sectors, however, areas of particular interest include business services, food and food ingredient production, health, energy and infrastructure delivery and services. Kerten Private Equity was formed in 2006 and is based in Dublin, with additional offices in Warsaw, Bucharest, and Istanbul.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Distribution, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Food, Healthcare Services, Leisure, Manufacturing, Packaging, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase, Venture

Geographic Preferences: Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - 5
Target EBITDA - 1
Investment Size 1 10
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bücürük Textile Industry and Trade, Inc. 2011-02-07 - Stake Purchase
Istanbul, Turkey · www.bucuruk.com.tr
Elit Çhocolate 2011-01-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
İstanbul, Turkey · www.elit-chocolate.com
Cezar SA 2010-04-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Bialystok, Poland · www.cezar.pl
The House Hotel 2010-02-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Istanbul, Turkey · www.thehousehotel.com
Fota S.A 2008-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Gdynia, Poland · www.fota.pl
Kamot Mielec S.A. 2008-06-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mielec, Poland · www.kamot.eu
KISAN sp. Z o. O 2008-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kańczuga, Poland · www.kisan.pl
Logos Investments S.R.L. 2007-09-01 - Growth Capital
Crisan 17-19, Romania
Cezar SA 2007-05-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bialystok, Poland · www.cezar.pl
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (29%) - 2 (25%) -
Building Materials 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Distribution 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Food 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Leisure 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Packaging - - 1 (13%) -
Retail 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 7 - 8 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Poland 3 (43%) - 4 (50%) -
Turkey 3 (43%) - 3 (38%) -
Romania 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 7 - 8 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (71%) - 6 (75%) -
Growth Capital 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 7 - 8 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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