Paragon Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Paragon Partners has acquired 8 companies.

Paragon Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (13%) and safety/security (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (32%) and secondary buyout (29%). In total, Paragon Partners has invested in 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Visable for $89M.

In the last 3 years, Paragon Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). 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 Activity53
    • M&A Buy Activity32
    • M&A Sell Activity21
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • 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 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 €5 to €5o 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 5 50
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 19 5 3 3 2 - 32
vol $89M $89M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 15 1 3 - 1 1 21
vol $114M $114M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
inprotec AG 2022-10-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Heitersheim, Germany · www.inprotec-ag.de
KME SPECIAL Products & Solutions GMBH 2021-06-15 - Divestiture
Osnabrück, Germany · www.kmespecial.com
Sovendus GmbH 2021-04-22 - Secondary Buyout
Karlsruhe, Germany · www.sovendus.com
Novum IP GmbH & Co. KG 2021-03-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.novumip.com
7days jobwear GmbH 2020-11-26 - Secondary Buyout
Lotte, Germany · www.7days.de
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
Novagraaf B.V. 2019-12-20 - Merger
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.novagraaf.com
PAVIS GmbH 2019-12-20 - Merger
Starnberg, Germany · www.pavis.de
Novum IP GmbH & Co. KG 2019-12-20 - Consolidation
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.novumip.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
WEKA Holding GmbH & Co. KG 2020-05-04 frechverlag GmbH 2021-08-17 1
Kissing, Germany · www.weka-holding.de Stuttgart, Germany · www.topp-kreativ.de
Questel SAS 2018-04-05 Novum IP GmbH & Co. KG 2021-03-08 4
Paris, France · www.questel.com Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.novumip.com
Questel SAS 2018-04-05 MultiLing Corp. 2018-10-01 3
Paris, France · www.questel.com Provo, Utah · www.multiling.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (7%) - 4 (13%) -
Manufacturing - - 3 (9%) -
Safety/Security 2 (14%) - 3 (9%) -
Food - - 2 (6%) -
Information Services 2 (14%) - 2 (6%) -
Information Technology 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Retail 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) 89M (100%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) -
Communications - - 1 (3%) -
Construction - - 1 (3%) -
Education - - 1 (3%) -
Life Science 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Packaging 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 - 32 $89M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 11 (79%) - 25 (78%) 89M (100%)
Switzerland 2 (14%) - 4 (13%) -
Netherlands - - 2 (6%) -
France 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 11 (79%) - 25 (78%) 89M (100%)
Cross-border 3 (21%) - 7 (22%) -
Total 14 - 32 $89M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (21%) - 10 (31%) -
Divestiture 4 (29%) - 9 (28%) 89M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 6 (43%) - 9 (28%) -
Growth Capital 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 - 32 $89M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 9 (43%) 52M (46%)
Secondary Sale 8 (38%) -
Merger 2 (10%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (5%) 62M (54%)
Unknown 1 (5%) -
Total 21 $114M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Mummert & Company Corporate Finance GmbH
1
GCA Altium Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
RAUE LLP
3
Ebner Stolz
1
Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd.
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
Investor(s)
28%
9 (28%)
Strategic(s)
25%
8 (25%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
38%
8 (38%)
Strategic(s)
52%
11 (52%)

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