LBO France Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, LBO France has acquired 14 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

LBO France’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (10%) and building materials (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (52%) and secondary buyout (41%). In total, LBO France has invested in 3 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Cegelec SAS for $3.4B.

In the last 3 years, LBO France has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (65%). LBO France’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Converteam SAS for $3.2B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity121
    • M&A Buy Activity76
    • M&A Sell Activity45
  • Total Sectors Invested 31
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • M&A Advisors 11

LBO France

148 rue de l’Universite,
Paris, 75007
France
+33 1 40 62 77 67
www.lbofrance.com
contact@lbofrance.com

LBO France is an independent private equity group focused on acquiring majority stakes in French firms, or companies with French management. LBO France manages several funds, each targeting different types of businesses. The Firm's mid-market fund looks to acquire majority or minority stakes in companies valued from €100 million to €2.5 billion. The mid-market fund generally looks at companies with predictable sales, profits and cash flow, but will also consider businesses with under-utilized assets. LBO France's small cap fund targets majority stakes in smaller, profitable businesses valued from €10 to €100 million, with strong potential for growth or consolidation. In addition to its equity funds, LBO France also invests in real estate and provides LBO loans issued by medium-sized European companies (enterprise value between €150m and €2bn). LBO France was formed in 1985 and is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Real Estate, Retail, Safety/Security, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Venture

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 60 - 7 2 5 2 76
vol $8.9B $169M $9.1B
Sell (2.4/yr) # 33 5 1 5 - 1 45
vol $9.5B $9.5B
  121

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Demas Srl 2020-05-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rome, Italy · www.concosystems.com
Dominique DUTSCHER SAS 2020-03-02 - Secondary Buyout
Brumath, France · www.dutscher.com
EI-Technologies 2020-02-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Levallois-Perret, France · www.ei-technologies.com
Alantys Technology 2019-10-11 - Stake Purchase
Paris, France · www.alantys.com
Eurotab Tabletting 2019-06-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert, France · www.eurotab.eu
Groupe Infodis 2019-03-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Roissy, France · www.infodis.com
Passman SAS 2019-03-15 - Secondary Buyout
Villeurbanne, France · www.passman.fr
Cycle Me SAS 2019-02-26 169M EUR Secondary Buyout
Thaon-les-Vosges, France · www.moustachebikes.com
Bluclad s.r.l. 2018-12-13 - Stake Purchase
Prato, Italy · www.bluclad.it
Ylda Group S.p.A. 2018-08-08 - Secondary Buyout
Certaldo, Italy · www.ylda.it
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Groupe RG 2017-06-26 Waterfire SL 2020-09-21 1
Saint-Priest, France · www.groupe-rg.com Barcelona, Spain · www.waterfire.es
Geoxia SAS 2009-09-24 Groupe InCa 2017-07-26 1
Rueil-Malmaison, France · www.geoxia.fr Artigues-près-Bordeaux, France · www.groupe-inca.fr

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 4 (16%) 169M (100%) 7 (9%) 169M (2%)
Building Materials - - 5 (7%) 969M (11%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (4%) - 5 (7%) 840M (9%)
Food - - 5 (7%) 798M (9%)
Business Services 2 (8%) - 5 (7%) -
Manufacturing 2 (8%) - 4 (5%) 468M (5%)
Machinery - - 4 (5%) -
Construction 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) 321M (4%)
Retail 2 (8%) - 3 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (3%) 676M (7%)
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (3%) 225M (2%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Electronics 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Furniture - - 2 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Medical Products 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
Packaging 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Real Estate - - 2 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Transportation - - 2 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (1%) 3.4B (37%)
Chemicals - - 1 (1%) 1.2B (14%)
Communications 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Leisure - - 1 (1%) -
Life Science 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Media 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 25 $169M 76 $9.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 20 (80%) 169M (100%) 64 (84%) 7.9B (87%)
Italy 4 (16%) - 5 (7%) -
United States 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) 321M (4%)
  Missouri 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Texas - - 1 (1%) 321M (4%)
  Florida - - 1 (1%) -
Luxembourg - - 3 (4%) 840M (9%)
Belgium - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 20 (80%) 169M (100%) 64 (84%) 7.9B (87%)
Cross-border 5 (20%) - 12 (16%) 1.2B (13%)
Total 25 $169M 76 $9.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 13 (52%) - 39 (51%) 840M (9%)
Secondary Buyout 9 (36%) 169M (100%) 31 (41%) 7.1B (78%)
Divestiture - - 3 (4%) 1.1B (12%)
Stake Purchase 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 25 $169M 76 $9.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 30 (67%) 2.7B (28%)
Trade Sale 7 (16%) 1.9B (20%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (11%) 4.9B (52%)
Sold to Management 1 (2%) -
Stake Sale 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 45 $9.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Canaccord Genuity Corp.
3
Deloitte
2
Lazard Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Mayer Brown
9
Allen & Overy LLP
1
Ashurst LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $4.6B
$100M to $1B 8 $4.5B
TOTAL $9.1B
Largest Cegelec SAS
$3.4B (2006-04-28)
sell # Total
> $1B 4 $8.0B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.5B
TOTAL $9.5B
Largest Converteam SAS
$3.2B (2011-09-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
94%
46 94%
Strategic(s)
6%
3 6%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
82%
36 82%
Strategic(s)
18%
8 18%

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