M&A Deal Summary

Pentahold NV Acquires Ecuphar

On November 16, 2007, private equity firm Pentahold NV acquired distribution company Ecuphar for 10M EUR

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Pentahold NV’s 1st transaction in the Distribution sector.
  • This is Pentahold NV’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Pentahold NV’s 3rd transaction in Belgium.
Investment Fate
  • Ecuphar was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2017.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2007-11-16
Target Ecuphar
Sector Distribution
Buyer(s) Pentahold NV
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 10M EUR

Target

Ecuphar

Oostkamp, Belgium
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Ecuphar is an operator of a fast-growing company active in the development, marketing, and distribution of veterinary pharmaceuticals. A proprietary product portfolio of more than 200 products generates a turnover of 33 million EUR in 2010. Ecuphar was founded in 2001 and is based in Oostkamp, Belgium.

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Buyer

Pentahold NV

Deurle, Belgium

Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2006
PE ASSETS 125M EUR
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Pentahold NV is an independent industrial holding firm that targets small and mid-sized companies throughout the Benelux region. Pentahold looks to provide equity or the combination equity/mezzanine financing when making investments. Pentahold will consider both majority and minority stakes in portfolio companies. Pentahold NV was formed in 2006 and is based in Zaventem, Belgium.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 9
Sector (Distribution) 1 of 1
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 2 of 7
Country (Belgium) 3 of 8
Year (2007) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-05-01 Vergokan

Oudenaarde , Belgium

Vergokan manufactures, produces, and commercializes cable support systems made in steel and used by installers of electrical circuits in industrial and administrative projects. In addition to this core activity, the group has its own galvanization facility producing both for internal purposes as for external parties. Vergokan was founded in 1982 and is based in Oudenaarde, Belgium.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-05-21 Grada International

Lokeren, Belgium

Grada International is a provider in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of a huge assortment of steel and aluminum grilles, diffusers, louvers, valves and chilled beams for the non-residential construction market. Grada has production facilities in Lokeren and a sales office located near Paris. Grada International was founded in 1963 and is based in Lokeren, Belgium.

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