Motion Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Motion Equity Partners has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Motion Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment arelife science (10%) and business services (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (68%) and secondary buyout (17%). In total, Motion Equity Partners has invested in 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Gruppo Argenta for $727M.

In the last 3 years, Motion Equity Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Motion Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Allflex Europe UK for $1.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity75
    • M&A Buy Activity43
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 28
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 32
  • M&A Advisors 10

Motion Equity Partners

Motion Equity Partners LLP

47, avenue George V,
Paris, 75008
France
+ 33 (0) 1 53 83 79 10
www.motionequitypartners.com
info@motion-ep.com

Motion Equity Partners is a European private equity firm that targets large buyouts and turnaround situations valued up to €300 million. Broad areas of interest include consumer (leisure, retail, household and consumer goods, food/beverages), industrial (building materials, automotive, manufacturing, chemicals), business services (outsourced services, logistics and transportation, facilities management), and healthcare services and equipment. Motion prefers opportunities located in France, the UK, Germany, and Italy and looks to commit €20 to €80 per transaction. Motion Equity Partners was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Packaging, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 80
Enterprise Value - 300
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 35 2 1 2 2 1 43
vol $3.2B $3.2B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 27 1 1 2 1 - 32
vol $5.1B $5.1B
  75

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Axience SAS 2024-02-21 - Stake Purchase
Pantin, France · www.axience.fr
Laboratoire Equilibre Attitude 2023-11-22 - Trade Sale
Vallauris, France · www.ea-pharma.com
Olyos Group 2023-11-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mougins, France · www.olyos.com
Banook Group 2023-10-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nancy, France · www.banookgroup.com
Tournaire SAS 2022-10-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Grasse, France · www.tournaire.fr
HolwegWeber Group 2022-07-20 - Secondary Sale
Molsheim, France · www.holwegweber.com
Minlay 2022-07-04 - Secondary Sale
Paris, France · www.minlay.fr
AtlasForMen SAS 2022-04-27 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.atlasformen.fr
Resilians 2021-06-16 - Secondary Buyout
Vouneuil-sous-Biard, France · www.resilians.fr
Omni-Pac Group 2021-02-26 - Secondary Sale
Allaire, France · www.omnipacgroup.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Olyos Group 2023-11-22 Laboratoire Equilibre Attitude 2023-11-22 1
Mougins, France · www.olyos.com Vallauris, France · www.ea-pharma.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services - - 4 (9%) 146M (5%)
Life Science 3 (38%) - 4 (9%) -
Retail - - 3 (7%) 566M (17%)
Packaging 1 (13%) - 3 (7%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (5%) 310M (10%)
Healthcare Services 1 (13%) - 2 (5%) 51M (2%)
Distribution - - 2 (5%) 49M (2%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (5%) -
Marketing - - 2 (5%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) 727M (22%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) 428M (13%)
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) 319M (10%)
Utilities - - 1 (2%) 208M (6%)
Technology Hardware - - 1 (2%) 160M (5%)
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) 100M (3%)
Agriculture - - 1 (2%) 71M (2%)
Marine - - 1 (2%) 63M (2%)
Communications - - 1 (2%) 51M (2%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (13%) - 1 (2%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Insurance 1 (13%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (13%) - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 8 - 43 $3.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 8 (100%) - 19 (44%) 479M (15%)
United Kingdom - - 13 (30%) 1.3B (41%)
Germany - - 4 (9%) 146M (5%)
Italy - - 3 (7%) 779M (24%)
Belgium - - 2 (5%) 278M (9%)
Ireland - - 1 (2%) 248M (8%)
Sweden - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 8 (100%) - 19 (44%) 479M (15%)
Cross-border - - 24 (56%) 2.8B (85%)
Total 8 - 43 $3.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (50%) - 29 (67%) 2.2B (67%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (25%) - 7 (16%) 779M (24%)
Divestiture - - 4 (9%) 299M (9%)
Growth Capital 1 (13%) - 2 (5%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (13%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 8 - 43 $3.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 14 (44%) 3.7B (73%)
Trade Sale 9 (28%) 724M (14%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (25%) 632M (12%)
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 32 $5.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking
2
Jefferies
1
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
2
Ashurst LLP
1
White & Case
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 10 $2.8B
< $100M 7 $417M
TOTAL $3.2B
Largest Gruppo Argenta SpA
$727M (2007-12-20)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.4B
$100M to $1B 9 $3.7B
< $100M 1 $85M
TOTAL $5.1B
Largest Allflex Europe UK Ltd.
$1.4B (2013-05-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
16%
7 (16%)
Strategic(s)
9%
4 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
44%
14 (44%)
Strategic(s)
50%
16 (50%)

FAQ

When was Motion Equity Partners founded?

Motion Equity Partners was founded in 2001.

What type of investor is Motion Equity Partners?

Motion Equity Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is Motion Equity Partners headquartered?

Motion Equity Partners is headquartered in Paris, France.

How much capital does Motion Equity Partners have under management?

Motion Equity Partners has 1.0B EUR under management.

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