Nordic Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Nordic Capital has acquired 21 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Nordic Capital’s most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (12%) and medical products (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (52%) and secondary buyout (29%). In total, Nordic Capital has invested in 7 US states and 12 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired ConvaTec for $4.1B.

In the last 3 years, Nordic Capital has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (33%). Nordic Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Nycomed Pharma AG for $10.8B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity165
    • M&A Buy Activity106
    • M&A Sell Activity59
  • Total Sectors Invested 32
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 53
  • M&A Advisors 16

Nordic Capital

Mäster Samuelsgatan 21, 9th floor,
Stockholm, SE-111 44
Sweden
+46 8 440 50 50
www.nordiccapital.com
info@nordiccapital.com

Nordic Capital is a private equity investment firm that targets middle-market company investments located in Scandinavia and Northern Europe. Nordic seeks investments across a wide range of industries and prefers situations where there are 'opportunities for new industrial combinations, strategic repositioning, international expansion and operational improvements'. Nordic Capital was formed in 1989 and has offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, London, Oslo, and Helsinki.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Publishing, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Staffing, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Going Private, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 -
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 (4.8/yr) # 82 2 4 7 8 3 106
vol $12.4B $355M $12.8B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 49 3 4 2 1 - 59
vol $18.3B $1.7B $744M $258M $20.9B
  165

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Siteimprove A/S 2020-09-03 - Secondary Buyout
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.siteimprove.com
Max Matthiessen AB 2020-05-25 - Divestiture
Stockholm, Sweden · www.maxm.se
SpaMedica Ltd. 2020-03-17 - Secondary Buyout
Bolton, United Kingdom · www.spamedica.co.uk
Consilium Marine & Safety AB 2019-12-21 355M SEK Divestiture
Hisings Backa, Sweden
iLOQ Oy 2019-10-15 - Secondary Buyout
Oulu, Finland · www.iloq.com
Norwegian Finans Holding ASA (Bank Norwegian) 2019-08-19 - Stake Purchase
Fornebu, Norway · www.banknorwegian.no
The Ellos Group 2019-07-04 258M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Borås, Sweden · www.ellos.com
ArisGlobal LLC 2019-06-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Coral Gables, Florida · www.arisglobal.com
Signicat AS 2019-04-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oslo, Norway · www.signicat.com
Conscia A/S 2019-03-01 - Secondary Buyout
Brondby, Denmark · www.conscia.dk
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
eResearch Technology, Inc. 2016-03-08 APDM Wearable Technologies (APDM), Inc. 2020-06-10 4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.ert.com Portland, Oregon · www.apdm.com
Signicat AS 2019-04-11 Connected Information Systems B.V. 2020-04-02 1
Oslo, Norway · www.signicat.com Rotterdam, Netherlands · www.connectis.com
Acino International AG 2013-10-02 Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd. - Primary Care Portfolio 2019-10-15 4
Zurich, Czech Republic · www.acino.swiss Osaka, Japan
Cint AB 2016-01-11 P2Sample 2019-08-01 1
Stockholm, Sweden · www.cint.com Alpharetta, Georgia · www.p2sample.com
Vizrt Ltd. 2014-11-10 NewTek, Inc. 2019-04-01 1
Bergen, Norway · www.vizrt.com San Antonio, Texas · www.newtek.com
GHD GesundHeits GmbH 2014-06-19 Profusio GesundHeits GmbH Germany 2017-12-19 1
Ahrensburg, Germany · www.gesundheitsgmbh.de Greven, Germany · www.profusio.de
eResearch Technology, Inc. 2016-03-08 iCardiac Technologies, Inc. 2017-12-04 3
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.ert.com Rochester, New York · www.icardiac.com
eResearch Technology, Inc. 2016-03-08 Biomedical Systems Corp. 2017-09-08 2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.ert.com St. Louis, Missouri · www.biomedsys.com
Unilabs SA 2007-08-07 Centro de Genetica Clinica e Patalogia SA (CGC Genetics) 2017-07-19 2
Geneva, Switzerland · www.unilabs.com Porto, Portugal · www.cgcgenetics.com
Acino International AG 2013-10-02 Litha Healthcare Group Ltd. 2017-02-28 3
Zurich, Czech Republic · www.acino.swiss Midrand, South Africa · www.lithahealthcare.co.za

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 9 (20%) - 12 (11%) 1.9B (15%)
Medical Products 5 (11%) - 10 (9%) 4.1B (32%)
Manufacturing - - 7 (7%) -
Consumer Products 2 (4%) 719M (16%) 6 (6%) 2.2B (17%)
Life Science 2 (4%) 414M (9%) 6 (6%) 414M (3%)
Software 4 (9%) 302M (7%) 5 (5%) 302M (2%)
Distribution 1 (2%) - 5 (5%) -
Retail 3 (7%) - 5 (5%) -
Financial Services 2 (4%) - 4 (4%) 260M (2%)
Automotive 1 (2%) - 4 (4%) -
Information Technology 2 (4%) - 4 (4%) -
Business Services 2 (4%) 2.6B (59%) 3 (3%) 2.6B (20%)
Safety/Security 2 (4%) 355M (8%) 3 (3%) 355M (3%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) 231M (2%)
Consumer Services - - 3 (3%) -
Food 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (7%) - 3 (3%) -
Metals/Mining 2 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
E-Commerce 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) 310M (2%)
Marine 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Transportation - - 2 (2%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) 140M (1%)
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Machinery - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing - - 1 (1%) -
Total 45 $4.4B 106 $12.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 9 (20%) 355M (8%) 45 (42%) 4.7B (37%)
Denmark 6 (13%) - 12 (11%) -
Norway 7 (16%) 2.9B (66%) 11 (10%) 2.9B (23%)
United States 3 (7%) - 7 (7%) 4.1B (32%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Florida 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (1%) 4.1B (32%)
  Ohio - - 1 (1%) -
  New York - - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (1%) -
Germany 5 (11%) - 6 (6%) -
Switzerland 3 (7%) - 6 (6%) -
United Kingdom 5 (11%) 719M (16%) 5 (5%) 719M (6%)
Finland 2 (4%) - 5 (5%) -
Netherlands 2 (4%) - 4 (4%) -
France 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
Czech Republic 1 (2%) 414M (9%) 1 (1%) 414M (3%)
China 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 9 (20%) 355M (8%) 45 (42%) 4.7B (37%)
Cross-border 36 (80%) 4.0B (92%) 61 (58%) 8.1B (63%)
Total 45 $4.4B 106 $12.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 15 (33%) - 55 (52%) 231M (2%)
Secondary Buyout 22 (49%) 3.6B (82%) 30 (28%) 5.1B (40%)
Divestiture 3 (7%) 355M (8%) 9 (8%) 5.0B (39%)
Going Private 2 (4%) 414M (9%) 4 (4%) 2.5B (19%)
Consolidation 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (1%) -
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 45 $4.4B 106 $12.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 14 (24%) 3.7B (18%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 12 (20%) 16.3B (78%)
Trade Sale 12 (20%) 976M (5%)
IPO 12 (20%) -
Sold to Management 5 (8%) -
Merger 3 (5%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
Total 59 $20.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
3
Moelis & Co.
2
Carnegie Investment Bank AB
2
Legal Deals
White & Case LLP
5
Accura Advokatpartnerselskab
2
Ashurst LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $10.1B
$100M to $1B 8 $2.7B
TOTAL $12.8B
Largest ConvaTec, Inc.
$4.1B (2008-08-02)
sell # Total
> $1B 5 $16.7B
$100M to $1B 9 $4.2B
< $100M 1 $78M
TOTAL $20.9B
Largest Nycomed Pharma AG
$10.8B (2011-05-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
83%
39 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
8 17%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
49%
21 49%
Strategic(s)
51%
22 51%

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