Nordic Mezzanine Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Nordic Mezzanine’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (18%) and business services (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (50%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (33%). In total, Nordic Mezzanine has invested in 1 US state and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Gunnebo Industries AB for $282M.

In the last 3 years, Nordic Mezzanine has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (41%). Nordic Mezzanine’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Dyno Nobel for $1.7B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity50
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22

Nordic Mezzanine

Eteläesplanadi 24 A,
Helsinki, 00130
Finland
+358 9 6840 640
www.nordicmezzanine.com

Nordic Mezzanine is an independent provider of mezzanine financing for buyouts, growth capital needs, and capital restructurings. Nordic will consider opportunities in a broad range of industry sectors and generally looks to invest in Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium. The Firm's target investment size is €10 to €40 million. Nordic Mezzanine was formed in 1999 and is based in Helsinki with an additional office in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Food, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Media, Retail, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 40
Enterprise Value 50 500
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 28 - - - - - 28
vol $371M $371M
Sell (2.0/yr) # 12 2 3 2 3 - 22
vol $4.3B $296M $4.6B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Lomax A/S 2019-12-01 - Unknown
Frederikssund, Denmark · www.lomax.dk
Powerlines Group GMBH 2019-07-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Vienna, Austria · www.powerlines-group.com
Gunnebo Industries AB 2019-05-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Vasteras, Sweden · www.gunneboindustries.com
Riri SA 2018-10-29 - Secondary Buyout
Mendrisio, Switzerland · www.riri.com
Advania AB 2018-09-04 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.advania.com
Visable GmbH 2017-02-06 - Secondary Buyout
Hamburg, Germany · www.wlw.de
HG International BV 2017-01-24 - Secondary Buyout
Almere, Netherlands · www.hg.eu
Novagraaf B.V. 2017-01-01 - Secondary Buyout
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.novagraaf.com
ESE World B.V. 2016-12-15 296M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Maastricht, Netherlands · www.ese-group.net
time:matters GmbH 2016-08-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Neu-Isenburg, Germany · www.time-matters.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
EuroFlorist Sverige AB 2007-08-29 Colonial Gifts Ltd. (dba Iflorist) 2015-10-28 1
Malmo, Sweden · www.euroflorist.se Romsey, United Kingdom · www.iflorist.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing - - 5 (18%) 282M (76%)
Business Services - - 3 (11%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (7%) -
Consumer Products 1 (25%) - 2 (7%) -
Machinery - - 2 (7%) -
Retail 1 (25%) - 2 (7%) -
Transportation - - 2 (7%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (4%) 89M (24%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (4%) -
Electronics - - 1 (4%) -
Engineering - - 1 (4%) -
Food - - 1 (4%) -
Forest Products 1 (25%) - 1 (4%) -
Life Science - - 1 (4%) -
Plastics - - 1 (4%) -
Software - - 1 (4%) -
Staffing 1 (25%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 4 - 28 $371M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 2 (50%) - 9 (32%) 282M (76%)
Finland 2 (50%) - 4 (14%) -
Germany - - 4 (14%) 89M (24%)
Netherlands - - 4 (14%) -
Denmark - - 2 (7%) -
Switzerland - - 2 (7%) -
United States - - 1 (4%) -
  Utah - - 1 (4%) -
Italy - - 1 (4%) -
Austria - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 2 (50%) - 4 (14%) -
Cross-border 2 (50%) - 24 (86%) 371M (100%)
Total 4 - 28 $371M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 4 (100%) - 14 (50%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 9 (32%) -
Divestiture - - 3 (11%) 89M (24%)
Going Private - - 2 (7%) 282M (76%)
Total 4 - 28 $371M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (41%) 1.8B (39%)
Trade Sale 7 (32%) 1.7B (37%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (9%) 1.1B (24%)
Unknown 2 (9%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
Divestiture 1 (5%) -
Total 22 $4.6B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $282M
< $100M 1 $89M
TOTAL $371M
Largest Gunnebo Industries AB
$282M (2008-08-21)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.0B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.6B
TOTAL $4.6B
Largest Dyno Nobel, Inc.
$1.7B (2005-11-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
86%
12 86%
Strategic(s)
14%
2 14%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
61%
14 61%
Strategic(s)
39%
9 39%

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