Paragon Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Paragon Partners has acquired 7 companies.

Paragon Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (15%) and manufacturing (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and divestiture (30%). In total, Paragon Partners has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Visable for $89M.

In the last 3 years, Paragon Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (48%). Paragon Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Riester Verwaltungs for $62M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity44
    • M&A Buy Activity27
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 5

Paragon Partners

Leopoldstraße 10,
Munich, D 80802
Germany
+49 89 38 88 70 - 0
www.paragon.de
info@paragon.de

Paragon Partners GmbH is an independent private equity group focused on investments within German speaking Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). The Firm does not have any sector preferences, generally targeting profitable companies (EBIT of €3 to €15 million) with attractive business models and 'outstanding' management. Paragon Partners was formed in 2004 and is based in Munich.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Packaging, Retail, Safety/Security, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 3 15
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 14 1 4 4 2 2 27
vol $89M $89M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 11 1 3 1 1 - 17
vol $62M $52M $114M
  44

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
WEKA Holding GmbH & Co. KG 2020-05-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kissing, Germany · www.weka-holding.de
Castolin Eutectic GmbH 2020-04-22 - Divestiture
Kriftel, Germany · www.castolin.com
dtms GmbH 2019-09-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Mainz, Germany · www.dtms.de
pro optik Augenoptik Fachgeschäft GmbH 2019-07-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Wendlingen, Germany · www.prooptik.de
Duo Plast AG 2019-07-05 - Secondary Buyout
Lauterbach, Germany · www.duoplast.ag
KADI AG 2018-12-18 - Secondary Buyout
Langenthal, Switzerland · www.kadi.ch
APONTIS PHARMA GmbH & Co. KG 2018-07-30 - Divestiture
Monheim am Rhein, Germany · www.apontis-pharma.de
Asic Robotics AG 2018-07-12 - Secondary Buyout
Burgdorf, Switzerland · www.asic.ch
inprotec AG 2018-05-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Heitersheim, Germany · www.inprotec-ag.de
UNICEPTA Medienanalyse GmbH 2018-03-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cologne, Germany · www.unicepta.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (23%) - 4 (15%) -
Manufacturing 1 (8%) - 3 (11%) -
Construction 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Food - - 2 (7%) -
Machinery 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Safety/Security 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (4%) 89M (100%)
Beverages 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Communications - - 1 (4%) -
Distribution - - 1 (4%) -
Education - - 1 (4%) -
Life Science 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Media 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Publishing 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Retail 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 - 27 $89M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 10 (77%) - 22 (81%) 89M (100%)
Switzerland 2 (15%) - 4 (15%) -
Netherlands 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 10 (77%) - 22 (81%) 89M (100%)
Cross-border 3 (23%) - 5 (19%) -
Total 13 - 27 $89M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (31%) - 10 (37%) -
Divestiture 3 (23%) - 8 (30%) 89M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 4 (31%) - 6 (22%) -
Growth Capital 2 (15%) - 2 (7%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 - 27 $89M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (47%) -
Trade Sale 7 (41%) 52M (46%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (6%) 62M (54%)
Unknown 1 (6%) -
Total 17 $114M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Mummert & Company Corporate Finance GmbH
1
GCA Altium Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
RAUE LLP
3
Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd.
1
Ebner Stolz
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $89M
TOTAL $89M
Largest Visable GmbH
$89M (2011-12-23)
sell # Total
< $100M 2 $114M
TOTAL $114M
Largest Riester Verwaltungs GmbH
$62M (2007-12-20)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
53%
8 53%
Strategic(s)
47%
7 47%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
61%
11 61%
Strategic(s)
39%
7 39%

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