Lead Equities Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Lead Equities Group’s most common sectors for investment are automotive (17%) and staffing (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (75%) and stake purchase (17%). In total, Lead Equities Group has invested in 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Lead Equities Group has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (58%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Lead Equities Group

Wipplingerstraße 1,
Vienna, 1010
Austria
+43 1 503 60 86 - 0
www.leadequities.at
office@leadequities.at

Lead Equities is private equity firm that seeks mid-market buyout and growth capital in 'old economy' businesses. Lead prefers businesses located in Austria and surrounding countries. Target sectors include automotive, engineering, electronics, healthcare, and consumer-related businesses. Lead Equities was founded in 2001 and is based in Vienna.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Distribution, E-Commerce, Education, Insurance, Life Science, Retail, Software, Staffing, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 200
Target EBITDA 1 10
Investment Size 2 15
Enterprise Value 10 100
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 12 - - - - - 12
Sell (0.2/yr) # 6 - - - - 1 7
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
MCL Computer & Zubehör GmbH 2020-03-24 - Secondary Buyout
Boblingen, Germany · www.mcl.de
Transline Germany GmbH 2014-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Reutlingen, Germany · www.transline.de
RFL Reininger GmbH 2014-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Linz, Austria · www.rfl-linz.at
JCL Logistics Germany GmbH 2012-03-20 - Trade Sale
Lichtenfels, Germany · www.jcl-logistics.com
Pharmazell GmbH 2011-10-18 - Secondary Buyout
Raubling, Germany · www.pharmazell-group.com
Weidinger & Partner GmbH 2011-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Vienna, Austria · www.weidinger.com
MCL Computer & Zubehör GmbH 2011-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Boblingen, Germany · www.mcl.de
Solcom Unternehmensberatung GmbH 2010-07-15 - Recapitalization
Reutlingen, Germany · www.solcom.de
Palmers Textil Group 2008-02-15 - Secondary Buyout
Vienna, Austria · www.palmers.at
Eisen Wagner GmbH 2008-02-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Ried im Innkreis, Austria · www.eisen-wagner.at
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive - - 2 (17%) -
Staffing 1 (25%) - 2 (17%) -
Distribution - - 1 (8%) -
Education 1 (25%) - 1 (8%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (8%) -
Insurance 1 (25%) - 1 (8%) -
Life Science - - 1 (8%) -
Retail - - 1 (8%) -
Software 1 (25%) - 1 (8%) -
Transportation - - 1 (8%) -
Total 4 - 12 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 2 (50%) - 6 (50%) -
Austria 2 (50%) - 6 (50%) -
Domestic 2 (50%) - 6 (50%) -
Cross-border 2 (50%) - 6 (50%) -
Total 4 - 12 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (75%) - 9 (75%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (17%) -
Recapitalization 1 (25%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 4 - 12 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (57%) -
Trade Sale 2 (29%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (14%) -
Total 7 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
80%
4 80%
Strategic(s)
20%
1 20%

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