MB Funds Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, MB Funds has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

MB Funds’ most common sectors for investment are business services (12%) and food (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 2 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 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (58%). MB Funds’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Inspecta Group for $274M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity40
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 19 - 2 2 3 - 26
vol $10M $10M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 11 - 1 2 - - 14
vol $488M $488M
  40

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Debora Oy 2017-06-28 - Growth Capital
Helsinki, Finland · www.debora.fi
Pinja 2017-05-07 - Growth Capital
Jyvaskyla, Finland · www.pinja.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Makua Foods Oy 2014-01-01 Green Taste Oy 2015-02-20 1
Porvoo, Finland · www.makuafoods.fi Vantaa, Finland · www.arhonordic.fi

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (20%) - 3 (12%) -
Food 1 (10%) - 3 (12%) -
Healthcare Services - - 3 (12%) -
Consumer Services 1 (10%) - 2 (8%) -
Forest Products 1 (10%) - 2 (8%) -
Machinery - - 2 (8%) -
Engineering - - 1 (4%) 10M (100%)
Automotive 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Construction - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Information Services - - 1 (4%) -
Media 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Packaging - - 1 (4%) -
Software 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Transportation - - 1 (4%) -
Utilities 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 - 26 $10M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Finland 10 (100%) - 25 (96%) 10M (100%)
Sweden - - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 - 26 $10M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (40%) - 10 (38%) -
Growth Capital 4 (40%) - 10 (38%) -
Stake Purchase - - 3 (12%) 10M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (20%) - 3 (12%) -
Total 10 - 26 $10M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 8 (57%) 214M (44%)
Secondary Sale 4 (29%) 274M (56%)
IPO 1 (7%) -
Recapitalization 1 (7%) -
Total 14 $488M

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 2 $488M
TOTAL $488M
Largest Inspecta Group
$274M (2007-06-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
4 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
47%
8 47%
Strategic(s)
53%
9 53%

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