NiXEN Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

NiXEN Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (12%) and chemicals (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (54%) and growth capital (24%). In total, NiXEN Partners has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Labco SAS for $169M.

In the last 3 years, NiXEN Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (60%). NiXEN Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Saur SAS for $2.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity51
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity25
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 7

NiXEN Partners

38 Bis rue d’Artois,
Paris, 75008
France
+33 (0)1 75 77 46 00
www.nixen.com
contact@nixen.com

NiXEN is a French private equity group that targets investments in middle-market companies valued between €30 and €300 million. iXEN looks to invest €20 to €25 million of equity capital to support management buyouts/buy-ins, leveraged build-ups, owner buy-outs (OBOs), and public to private deals. The Firm is a 'hands-on' investment group and will consider opportunities in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, consumer goods, specialist retailing, restaurants, and services. iXEN is supported by Natixis Private Equity and was formerly known as Natexis Industrie. The Firm was formed in 1998 and is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Products, Distribution, Education, Electronics, Engineering, Franchising, Healthcare Services, Life Science, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Packaging, Plastics, Publishing, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Retail, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 40 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 26 - - - - - 26
vol $169M $169M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 21 - 1 2 1 - 25
vol $5.1B $135M $5.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SA Vulcain Ingénierie 2019-06-24 - Secondary Buyout
Neuilly- Sur- Seine, France · www.vulcain-ingenierie.com
Weave SA 2018-09-24 135M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.weave.eu
Buffalo Grill S.A. 2018-01-10 - Secondary Buyout
Avrainville, France · www.buffalo-grill.fr
Babeau-Seguin, SAS 2017-10-30 - Secondary Buyout
Creney-près-Troyes, France · www.babeau-seguin.fr
Labco SAS 2015-05-28 1.4B EUR Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.labco.eu
SA Vulcain Ingénierie 2014-09-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Neuilly- Sur- Seine, France · www.vulcain-ingenierie.com
Weave SA 2014-09-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paris, France · www.weave.eu
AsteelFlash Group SA 2014-09-15 - Sold to Management
Neuilly Plaisance, France · www.asteelflash.com
CTM Style 2014-09-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Caluire, France · www.ctmstyle.fr
ELSAN SAS 2014-06-23 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.elsan.care
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
CEVA Sante Animale SA 2007-04-25 Thundershirt LLC 2019-07-30 4
Libourne, France · www.ceva.com Durham, North Carolina · www.thundershirt.com
CEVA Sante Animale SA 2007-04-25 Sogeval SA 2013-12-20 3
Libourne, France · www.ceva.com Laval, France · www.sogeval.fr
CEVA Sante Animale SA 2007-04-25 Vetech Laboratories, Inc. 2011-10-03 2
Libourne, France · www.ceva.com Guelph, Ontario · www.vetechinc.com
CEVA Sante Animale SA 2007-04-25 Vet Brands International, Inc. 2007-07-11 1
Libourne, France · www.ceva.com Miramar, Florida · www.vetbrands.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (33%) - 3 (12%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (8%) 169M (100%)
Chemicals - - 2 (8%) -
Construction - - 2 (8%) -
Consumer Products - - 2 (8%) -
Electronics - - 2 (8%) -
Retail 1 (33%) - 2 (8%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Distribution - - 1 (4%) -
Education - - 1 (4%) -
Life Science 1 (33%) - 1 (4%) -
Marketing - - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (4%) -
Plastics - - 1 (4%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (4%) -
Transportation - - 1 (4%) -
Utilities - - 1 (4%) -
Total 3 - 26 $169M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 3 (100%) - 25 (96%) 169M (100%)
Belgium - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 3 (100%) - 25 (96%) 169M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (4%) -
Total 3 - 26 $169M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 14 (54%) 169M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (33%) - 6 (23%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (67%) - 6 (23%) -
Total 3 - 26 $169M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 15 (60%) 5.1B (97%)
Sold to Management 4 (16%) -
Trade Sale 3 (12%) 135M (3%)
IPO 2 (8%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (4%) -
Total 25 $5.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Daiwa Corporate Advisory Ltd. (DC Advisory)
2
BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking
1
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1
Mayer Brown
1
De Pardieu Brocas Maffei
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $169M
TOTAL $169M
Largest Labco SAS
$169M (2008-07-23)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.9B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.3B
TOTAL $5.3B
Largest Saur SAS
$2.6B (2007-04-06)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
8 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
82%
18 82%
Strategic(s)
18%
4 18%

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