MB Funds Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

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

MB Funds’ most common sectors for investment arehealthcare services (12%) and business services (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%) and growth capital (39%). 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 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (63%). 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 Activity42
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 1

MB Funds

Bulevardi 1 A,
Helsinki, 00100
Finland
+358 913 1011
www.mbfunds.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: Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Services, Engineering, Food, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Machinery, Packaging, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Scandinavia

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 19 2 2 3 - - 26
vol $10M $10M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 11 1 2 - 2 - 16
vol $488M $479M $967M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
A-Katsastus Oy 2020-12-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Vantaai, Finland · www.a-katsastus.fi
Kotkamills Oy 2020-12-09 479M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Kotka, Finland · www.kotkamills.com
InCar Oy 2019-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Helsinki, Finland · www.incar.fi
A-Katsastus Oy 2019-06-18 - Secondary Buyout
Vantaai, Finland · www.a-katsastus.fi
Tapaus Oy 2019-06-04 - Growth Capital
Espoo, Finland · www.tapaus.fi
Raksystems Insinööritoimisto Oy 2018-12-11 - Growth Capital
Vantaa, Finland · www.raksystems.fi
Parmaco Oy 2018-10-04 - Secondary Buyout
Tampere, Finland · www.parmaco.fi
Suomen Transval Oy 2018-09-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Tuusula, Finland · www.transval.fi
Freebo Group Oy 2018-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Vantaa, Finland · www.freeboenergy.com
Cityterveys Oy 2017-07-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Helsinki, Finland · www.cityterveys.fi
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (13%) - 3 (12%) -
Food 1 (13%) - 3 (12%) -
Healthcare Services - - 3 (12%) -
Consumer Services 1 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
Forest Products - - 2 (8%) -
Machinery - - 2 (8%) -
Engineering - - 1 (4%) 10M (100%)
Automotive 1 (13%) - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Construction - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products 1 (13%) - 1 (4%) -
Information Services - - 1 (4%) -
Media 1 (13%) - 1 (4%) -
Packaging - - 1 (4%) -
Software 1 (13%) - 1 (4%) -
Transportation - - 1 (4%) -
Utilities 1 (13%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 8 - 26 $10M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Finland 8 (100%) - 24 (92%) 10M (100%)
Italy - - 1 (4%) -
Sweden - - 1 (4%) -
Total 8 - 26 $10M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (50%) - 10 (38%) -
Growth Capital 4 (50%) - 10 (38%) -
Stake Purchase - - 3 (12%) 10M (100%)
Secondary Buyout - - 3 (12%) -
Total 8 - 26 $10M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 10 (63%) 693M (72%)
Secondary Sale 4 (25%) 274M (28%)
IPO 1 (6%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $967M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
DLA Piper
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)
12%
3 (12%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
31%
5 (31%)
Strategic(s)
69%
11 (69%)

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