MB Funds Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, MB Funds has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

MB Funds’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (18%) and healthcare services (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (49%) and growth capital (35%). In total, MB Funds has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired Inspecta Group for $10M.

In the last 3 years, MB Funds has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (62%). MB Funds’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold Kotkamills Oy for $479M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity56
    • M&A Buy Activity35
    • M&A Sell Activity21
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 2

MB Funds

MB Funds

Bulevardi 1 A,
Helsinki, 00100
Finland
+358 913 1011
www.mbrahastot.fi

MB Funds is a Finnish private equity firm focused on buy-outs, privatizations, buy and builds, and expansion capital transactions. The Firm targets mid-market companies throughout Scandinavia with €20 to €200 million in revenue. MB Funds was established in 1988 and is headquartered in Helsinki.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Services, Engineering, Food, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Media, Packaging, Transportation, Utilities

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

Geographic Preferences: Nordic

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 200
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 28 - 4 1 1 1 35
vol $10M $10M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 14 2 3 1 1 - 21
vol $488M $479M $967M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Spider Med Oy 2024-03-04 - Growth Capital
Helsinki, Finland · www.spidermed.fi
Welado 2023-03-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oulu, Finland · www.welado.fi
Dieta Oy 2023-03-07 - Trade Sale
Helsinki, Finland · www.dieta.fi
Raksystems Insinooritoimisto Oy 2022-05-24 - Secondary Sale
Vantaa, Finland · www.raksystems.fi
Mintly Oy 2022-02-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Espoo, Finland · www.mintly.fi
Debora Oy 2021-12-07 - Trade Sale
Helsinki, Finland · www.debora.fi
Pinja 2021-11-22 - Secondary Sale
Jyvaskyla, Finland · www.pinja.com
Alltime 2021-10-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oulu, Finland · www.alltime.fi
Pyroll Pakkaukset Group Oy 2021-05-05 - Growth Capital
Tuusula, Finland · www.pyroll.com
TietoAkseli 2021-05-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Jyvaskyla, Finland · www.tietoakseli.fi
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (25%) - 6 (17%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (8%) - 4 (11%) -
Food - - 3 (9%) -
Automotive 2 (17%) - 2 (6%) -
Construction 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (6%) -
Forest Products - - 2 (6%) -
Machinery - - 2 (6%) -
Media 2 (17%) - 2 (6%) -
Packaging 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Engineering - - 1 (3%) 10M (100%)
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (3%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Software - - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Utilities 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 35 $10M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Finland 11 (92%) - 32 (91%) 10M (100%)
Sweden 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Italy - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 35 $10M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (75%) - 17 (49%) -
Growth Capital 3 (25%) - 12 (34%) -
Stake Purchase - - 3 (9%) 10M (100%)
Secondary Buyout - - 3 (9%) -
Total 12 - 35 $10M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 13 (62%) 693M (72%)
Secondary Sale 6 (29%) 274M (28%)
IPO 1 (5%) -
Recapitalization 1 (5%) -
Total 21 $967M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
DLA Piper
1
Krogerus
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $10M
TOTAL $10M
Largest Inspecta Group
$10M (2002-10-31)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $967M
TOTAL $967M
Largest Kotkamills Oy
$479M (2020-12-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
9%
3 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
7 (33%)
Strategic(s)
67%
14 (67%)

FAQ

When was MB Funds founded?

MB Funds was founded in 1988.

What type of investor is MB Funds?

MB Funds is a private equity firm.

Where is MB Funds headquartered?

MB Funds is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

How much capital does MB Funds have under management?

MB Funds has 500M USD under management.

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