LEA Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, LEA Partners has acquired 4 companies.

LEA Partners’ most common sectors for investment aresoftware (50%) and information technology (40%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and growth capital (40%). In total, LEA Partners has invested in 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, LEA Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 4

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 5 1 3 1 - - 10
Sell (0.8/yr) # - 1 1 2 - - 4
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SEMA GmbH 2022-04-12 - Secondary Sale
Wildpoldsried, Germany · www.sema-soft.de
Enscape GmbH 2022-01-11 - Merger
Karlsruhe, Germany · www.enscape3d.com
Chaos Group 2022-01-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sofia, Bulgaria · www.chaosgroup.com
SUBITO AG 2021-11-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Morfelden-Walldorf, Germany · www.subito.de
Procad GmbH & Co. KG 2021-11-17 - Trade Sale
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 - Trade Sale
Schmitten, Germany · www.idl.eu
Enscape GmbH 2020-02-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Karlsruhe, Germany · www.enscape3d.com
Midoco GmbH 2019-12-10 - Secondary Buyout
Hilden, Germany · www.midoco.de
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Chaos Group 2022-01-11 Enscape GmbH 2022-01-11 1
Sofia, Bulgaria · www.chaosgroup.com Karlsruhe, Germany · www.enscape3d.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 4 (57%) - 5 (50%) -
Information Technology 2 (29%) - 4 (40%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 7 - 10 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 5 (71%) - 8 (80%) -
Bulgaria 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Switzerland 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 7 - 10 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (43%) - 4 (40%) -
Growth Capital 2 (29%) - 4 (40%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (29%) - 2 (20%) -
Total 7 - 10 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (50%) -
Merger 1 (25%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (25%) -
Total 4 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
GCA Altium Ltd.
2
Houlihan Lokey
1
Legal Deals
Milbank LLP
3
Noerr
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
2 (20%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
75%
3 (75%)

FAQ

When was LEA Partners GmbH founded?

LEA Partners GmbH was founded in 2002.

What type of investor is LEA Partners GmbH?

LEA Partners GmbH is a private equity firm.

Where is LEA Partners GmbH headquartered?

LEA Partners GmbH is headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany.

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