LEA Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, LEA Partners has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

LEA Partners’ most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (45%) and software (45%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (56%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, LEA Partners has invested in 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, LEA Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 2

LEA Partners GmbH

An der RaumFabrik 10,
Karlsruhe, 76227
Germany
+49 721 13208700
www.leapartners.de
info@leapartners.de

LEA Partners is a private investment firm focused on acquiring and investing in B2B companies at all stages, from venture to buyout. The Firm looks to commit up to €45 million per transaction and will consider opportunities throughout Europe. LEA Partners was formed in 2002 and is headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - 45
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # - - 5 1 3 - 9
Sell (0.6/yr) # - - - 1 1 1 3
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SEMA GmbH 2022-04-12 - Secondary Buyout
Wildpoldsried, Germany · www.sema-soft.de
SUBITO AG 2021-11-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Morfelden-Walldorf, Germany · www.subito.de
Procad GmbH & Co. KG 2021-11-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Karlsruhe, Germany · www.pro-file.com
Base-Net Informatik AG 2021-11-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sursee, Switzerland · www.basenet.ch
b+m Informatik AG 2021-10-15 - Secondary Buyout
Melsdorf, Germany · www.bmgruppe.eu
IDL GmbH Mitte 2020-11-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Schmitten, Germany · www.idl.eu
Enscape GmbH 2020-02-04 - Growth Capital
Karlsruhe, Germany · www.enscape3d.com
Midoco GmbH 2019-12-10 - Secondary Buyout
Hilden, Germany · www.midoco.de
Smart Steel Technologies GmbH 2019-11-06 - Growth Capital
Berlin, Germany · www.smart-steel-technologies.com
SEMA GmbH 2019-11-05 - Growth Capital
Wildpoldsried, Germany · www.sema-soft.de
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 3 (43%) - 4 (44%) -
Software 3 (43%) - 4 (44%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 7 - 9 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 6 (86%) - 8 (89%) -
Switzerland 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 7 - 9 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 3 (43%) - 5 (56%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (29%) - 2 (22%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (29%) - 2 (22%) -
Total 7 - 9 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (67%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
GCA Altium Ltd.
2
Legal Deals
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
2

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
22%
2 (22%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Strategic(s)
67%
2 (67%)

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