Motion Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Motion Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (9%) and retail (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (69%) and secondary buyout (18%). 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 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (56%). Motion Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Allflex Europe UK for $1.4B.

Join Mergr to view Motion Equity Partners’ full profile and discover more large private equity firms just like it.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity62
    • M&A Buy Activity35
    • M&A Sell Activity27
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 31
  • M&A Advisors 9

Motion Equity Partners

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, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Packaging, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Technology Hardware, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 32 1 1 1 - - 35
vol $3.2B $3.2B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 24 2 1 - - - 27
vol $5.1B $5.1B
  62

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
HolwegWeber Group 2018-05-30 - Secondary Buyout
Molsheim, France · www.holwegweber.com
Gruppo Argenta SpA 2017-09-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Carpi, Italy · www.gruppoargenta.it
BFCC 2017-06-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brussel, Belgium
M Group Services Ltd. 2016-07-21 - Secondary Buyout
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom · www.mgroupservices.com
Agrifarma S.p.A. (dba Arcaplanet) 2016-04-14 - Secondary Buyout
Genoa, Italy · www.arcaplanet.it
Altaïr Group 2016-02-24 - Secondary Buyout
Wasquehal, France
Fullsix SAS 2015-09-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Levallois-Perret, France · www.fullsix.com
Celluloses de la Loire 2014-11-18 - Secondary Buyout
Z.I.Sainte-Anne, France · www.cellulosemoulee.fr
Allflex Europe UK Ltd. 2013-05-03 1.4B USD Secondary Buyout
Roxburghshire, United Kingdom · www.allflex.co.uk
BOCM Pauls Ltd. 2012-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Wherstead, United Kingdom · www.bocmpaul.co.uk
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
EA Pharma 2002-01-01 Labcatal 2020-02-14 1
Vallauris, France · www.ea-pharma.com Cedex, France · www.labcatal.com
Altaïr Group 2016-02-24 Enteco NV 2017-02-08 1
Wasquehal, France Wilrijk, Belgium · www.enteco.be

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail - - 3 (9%) 566M (17%)
Business Services - - 3 (9%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (6%) 310M (10%)
Manufacturing - - 2 (6%) 146M (5%)
Healthcare Services 1 (20%) - 2 (6%) 51M (2%)
Distribution - - 2 (6%) 49M (2%)
Consumer Products 1 (20%) - 2 (6%) -
Marketing - - 2 (6%) -
Packaging 1 (20%) - 2 (6%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (3%) 727M (22%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) 428M (13%)
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) 319M (10%)
Utilities - - 1 (3%) 208M (6%)
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) 160M (5%)
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) 100M (3%)
Agriculture - - 1 (3%) 71M (2%)
Marine - - 1 (3%) 63M (2%)
Communications - - 1 (3%) 51M (2%)
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Food - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (20%) - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (20%) - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 5 - 35 $3.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom - - 13 (37%) 1.3B (41%)
France 4 (80%) - 10 (29%) 479M (15%)
Germany - - 4 (11%) 146M (5%)
Belgium 1 (20%) - 3 (9%) 278M (9%)
Italy - - 3 (9%) 779M (24%)
Ireland - - 1 (3%) 248M (8%)
Sweden - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 4 (80%) - 10 (29%) 479M (15%)
Cross-border 1 (20%) - 25 (71%) 2.8B (85%)
Total 5 - 35 $3.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (40%) - 24 (69%) 2.2B (67%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (60%) - 6 (17%) 779M (24%)
Divestiture - - 4 (11%) 299M (9%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (3%) -
Total 5 - 35 $3.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (37%) 3.7B (73%)
Trade Sale 8 (30%) 724M (14%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (30%) 632M (12%)
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 27 $5.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking
2
UBS Investment Bank
1
Lazard Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
1
White & Case LLP
1
Ashurst LLP
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
PE Firm(s)
73%
11 73%
Strategic(s)
27%
4 27%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
48%
14 48%
Strategic(s)
52%
15 52%

 Subscribe to unlock this and 153,348
investor and company profiles

Sign-up today to get full access

  • check  Unlimited Searches
  • check  Unlimited Profile Views
  • check  Build and Export Lists of
    • PE Backed Companies
    • Direct Investors & Acquirers
    • Advisors
    • Deals
    • & More

What's Mergr?

We built Mergr to save people the arduous and time-consuming process of tracking when companies are bought, sold, and who currently owns them.

Every day, new opportunities emerge around M&A and we help professionals of all types comb through transactions, investors, and corporate acquirers via an easy-to-use web database that is accessible to anyone.

Try us for 1 week free today!

Mergr, the Easiest-to-Use PE and M&A DB


Key Benefits

  • Stay informed on events in your industry
  • M&A research that takes seconds (not all afternoon)
  • Better understand your customers and prospects
  • Discover active buyers (or sellers)
Search
  • 3.9K Private Equity Firms
  • 141K M&A Transactions
  • 149K Companies Involved in M&A
    (Buyer, Seller, or Target)
  • 3.1K M&A Advisors
    (Investment Banks and Law Firms)
  • 42K M&A Contacts
    (PE and M&A Advisors)

Ready to try?

Join FREE for 1 Week

No obligation. Cancel anytime.