Nordic Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Nordic Capital has acquired 26 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Nordic Capital’s most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (11%) and medical products (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (51%) and secondary buyout (29%). In total, Nordic Capital has invested in 9 US states and 13 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 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (32%). 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 Activity181
    • M&A Buy Activity117
    • M&A Sell Activity64
  • Total Sectors Invested 33
  • Total Countries Invested 13
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 57
  • M&A Advisors 21

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (6.4/yr) # 85 4 7 8 6 7 117
vol $12.4B $355M $846M $13.6B
Sell (2.4/yr) # 52 6 2 1 - 3 64
vol $18.3B $1.7B $744M $258M $2.4B $23.4B
  181

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
United Veterinary Care 2021-04-23 - Secondary Buyout
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida · www.unitedveterinarycare.com
Itiviti AB 2021-03-29 2.4B EUR Divestiture
Stockholm, Sweden · www.itiviti.com
MFEX Mutual Funds Exchange AB 2021-03-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm, Sweden · www.mfex.com
LEO Pharma AS 2021-03-23 - Growth Capital
Ballerup, Denmark · www.leo-pharma.com
Sort Group AB 2021-03-08 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.sortera.se
Boost.ai 2021-03-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stavanger, Norway · www.boost.ai
Sambla AB 2021-02-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stockholm, Sweden · www.sambla.se
Advisa AB 2021-02-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stockholm, Sweden · www.advisa.se
ADVANZ PHARMA Corp. 2021-01-27 846M USD Going Private
London, Ontario · www.advanzpharma.com
Max-Inf Holdings Ltd. 2021-01-11 - Secondary Buyout
Ningbo, China · www.max-inf.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Acino International AG 2013-10-02 IlmixGroup - Select Portfolio of Prescription Pharmaceutical Products and Food Supplements 2021-04-01 5
Zurich, Czech Republic · www.acino.swiss Saint Petersburg, Russia
eResearch Technology, Inc. 2016-03-08 BioClinica, Inc. 2020-12-10 5
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.ert.com Princeton, New Jersey · www.bioclinica.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
GHD GesundHeits GmbH 2014-06-19 Profusio GesundHeits GmbH Germany 2017-12-19 1
Ahrensburg, Germany · www.gesundheitsgmbh.de Greven, Germany · www.profusio.de
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
Unilabs SA 2007-08-07 Alpha medical a.s. 2017-02-09 2
Geneva, Switzerland · www.unilabs.com Martin, Slovakia · www.alphamedical.sk
eResearch Technology, Inc. 2016-03-08 Exco InTouch Ltd. 2016-12-08 4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.ert.com Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom · www.excointouch.com
Acino International AG 2013-10-02 Acino Holding AG - Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems Business 2016-11-30 1
Zurich, Czech Republic · www.acino.swiss Aesch, Czech Republic
Acino International AG 2013-10-02 Norgine - Middle East & North Africa Operations & Product Right 2016-06-28 2
Zurich, Czech Republic · www.acino.swiss , Netherlands
Luvata UK Ltd. 2005-01-01 ECO SpA 2007-05-25 1
London, United Kingdom · www.luvata.com Udine, Italy · www.ecogroup.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 9 (18%) - 12 (10%) 1.9B (14%)
Medical Products 5 (10%) 846M (32%) 10 (9%) 4.9B (36%)
Software 8 (16%) 302M (11%) 9 (8%) 302M (2%)
Life Science 3 (6%) 414M (16%) 7 (6%) 414M (3%)
Manufacturing - - 7 (6%) -
Consumer Products 1 (2%) 719M (27%) 6 (5%) 2.2B (16%)
Business Services 3 (6%) - 5 (4%) 2.6B (19%)
Distribution 1 (2%) - 5 (4%) -
Information Technology 2 (4%) - 5 (4%) -
Retail 3 (6%) - 5 (4%) -
Financial Services 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) 260M (2%)
Automotive 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) -
Safety/Security 2 (4%) 355M (13%) 3 (3%) 355M (3%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) 231M (2%)
Food 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (6%) - 3 (3%) -
Metals/Mining 2 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
E-Commerce 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) 310M (2%)
Environmental 1 (2%) - 2 (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%) -
Furniture - - 1 (1%) -
Machinery - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing - - 1 (1%) -
Total 51 $2.6B 117 $13.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 11 (22%) 355M (13%) 50 (43%) 4.7B (34%)
Denmark 7 (14%) - 13 (11%) -
Norway 6 (12%) 302M (11%) 11 (9%) 2.9B (21%)
United States 6 (12%) - 10 (9%) 4.1B (30%)
  Florida 2 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Texas 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (1%) 4.1B (30%)
  Ohio - - 1 (1%) -
  New York - - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (1%) -
Germany 6 (12%) - 7 (6%) -
Switzerland 3 (6%) - 6 (5%) -
United Kingdom 5 (10%) 719M (27%) 5 (4%) 719M (5%)
Finland 2 (4%) - 5 (4%) -
Netherlands 2 (4%) - 4 (3%) -
France 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
Canada 1 (2%) 846M (32%) 1 (1%) 846M (6%)
  Ontario 1 (2%) 846M (32%) 1 (1%) 846M (6%)
Czech Republic 1 (2%) 414M (16%) 1 (1%) 414M (3%)
China - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 11 (22%) 355M (13%) 50 (43%) 4.7B (34%)
Cross-border 40 (78%) 2.3B (87%) 67 (57%) 9.0B (66%)
Total 51 $2.6B 117 $13.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 16 (31%) - 59 (50%) 231M (2%)
Secondary Buyout 23 (45%) 1.0B (39%) 33 (28%) 5.1B (37%)
Divestiture 5 (10%) 355M (13%) 11 (9%) 5.0B (37%)
Going Private 3 (6%) 1.3B (48%) 5 (4%) 3.3B (24%)
Consolidation 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
Growth Capital 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 51 $2.6B 117 $13.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 15 (23%) 3.7B (16%)
Trade Sale 13 (20%) 976M (4%)
IPO 13 (20%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 12 (19%) 16.3B (70%)
Sold to Management 5 (8%) -
Merger 4 (6%) -
Divestiture 1 (2%) 2.4B (10%)
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
Total 64 $23.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
3
Carnegie Investment Bank AB
2
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
2
Legal Deals
White & Case LLP
5
Accura Advokatpartnerselskab
3
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $10.1B
$100M to $1B 9 $3.6B
TOTAL $13.6B
Largest ConvaTec, Inc.
$4.1B (2008-08-02)
sell # Total
> $1B 6 $19.1B
$100M to $1B 9 $4.2B
< $100M 1 $78M
TOTAL $23.4B
Largest Nycomed Pharma AG
$10.8B (2011-05-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
27%
32 (27%)
Strategic(s)
9%
10 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
23%
15 (23%)
Strategic(s)
39%
25 (39%)

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