M&A Deal Summary

NJJ Capital Acquires Orange Communications SA

On December 18, 2014, private equity firm NJJ Capital acquired communications company Orange Communications (Switzerland) SA from Apax for 2.8B CHF

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is NJJ Capital’s 1st transaction in the Communications sector.
  • This is NJJ Capital’s 0th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is NJJ Capital’s 1st transaction in Switzerland.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2014-12-18
Target Orange Communications (Switzerland) SA
Sector Communications
Buyer(s) NJJ Capital
Sellers(s) Apax
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 2.8B CHF

Target

Orange Communications (Switzerland) SA

Renens, Switzerland
website
Orange Switzerland is a mobile operators in Switzerland with 1.6 million customers and the highest average revenue per user ("ARPU") in the market.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

NJJ Capital


Category Private Equity Firm
SizeSmall
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

NJJ Capital is an investment holding vehicle formed by French entrepreneur Xavier Niel. The Firm is based in Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (Communications) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 1
Country (Switzerland) 1 of 1
Year (2014) 1 of 1

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Apax

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1981
PE ASSETS 60.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Apax Partners is a mega-sized private equity investment group, operating across the United States, Europe, Israel and Asia. Broad industry sectors of interest include tech & telecom, media, retail & consumer, healthcare, financial services, and business services. Apax will consider both minority and majority investment positions and prefers companies with strong market positions and growth potential. The Firm generally pursues platform acquisitions valued from €1 to €5 billion. Apax Partners was formed in 1981 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 100 of 158
Sector (Communications) 9 of 10
Type (Secondary Buyout) 28 of 58
Country (Switzerland) 2 of 4
Year (2014) 10 of 10
Size (of disclosed) 9 of 49
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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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Antwerp, Belgium

Azelis is a global distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, providing diverse products and innovative services. Azelis was founded in 2001 and is based in Antwerp, Belgium.

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