Novo Holdings A/S Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Novo Holdings A/S has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

Novo Holdings A/S’s most common sectors for investment are electrical equipment (25%) and information services (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (50%) and recapitalization (25%). In total, Novo Holdings A/S has invested in 1 US state and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Xellia Pharmaceuticals AS for $700M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Advisors 2

Novo Holdings A/S

Tuborg Havnevej 19,
Hellerup, 2900
Denmark
+45 3527 6500
www.novo.dk

Novo Holdings A/S is a Danish holding company and the investment arm of the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Novo Holdings' objective is to grow the assets of the Foundation and improve the lives of people around the world. In addition to investing in equity and fixed income securities, Novo Holdings pursues direct investments in life science companies. Novo Holdings A/S was established in 1999 and is headquartered in Hellerup, Denmark.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Manufacturing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 2 - 1 - 1 - 4
vol $700M $700M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  4

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
WIRB-Copernicus Group, Inc. 2019-11-14 - Recapitalization
Princeton, New Jersey · www.wcgclinical.com
ConvaTec, Inc. 2017-03-28 - Stake Purchase
Skillman, New Jersey · www.convatec.com
Sonion A/S 2014-07-15 - Secondary Buyout
Roskilde, Denmark · www.sonion.com
Xellia Pharmaceuticals AS 2013-05-21 700M USD Secondary Buyout
Oslo, Norway · www.xellia.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
WIRB-Copernicus Group, Inc. 2019-11-14 Statistics Collaborative, Inc. 2020-01-23 1
Princeton, New Jersey · www.wcgclinical.com Washington, District of Columbia · www.statcollab.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science 1 (25%) 700M (100%) 1 (25%) 700M (100%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (25%) - 1 (25%) -
Information Services 1 (25%) - 1 (25%) -
Medical Products 1 (25%) - 1 (25%) -
Total 4 $700M 4 $700M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (50%) - 2 (50%) -
  New Jersey 2 (50%) - 2 (50%) -
Norway 1 (25%) 700M (100%) 1 (25%) 700M (100%)
Denmark 1 (25%) - 1 (25%) -
Total 4 $700M 4 $700M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 2 (50%) 700M (100%) 2 (50%) 700M (100%)
Recapitalization 1 (25%) - 1 (25%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (25%) - 1 (25%) -
Total 4 $700M 4 $700M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Moelis & Co.
1
FIH Partners
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $700M
TOTAL $700M
Largest Xellia Pharmaceuticals AS
$700M (2013-05-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
4 100%

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