M&A Deal Summary

Perusa Fund Acquires SEM AB

On November 27, 2012, private equity firm Perusa Fund acquired manufacturing company SEM AB from Svenska Rotor Maskiner AB for 33M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Perusa Fund’s 1st transaction in the Manufacturing sector.
  • This is Perusa Fund’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Perusa Fund’s 2nd transaction in Sweden.
Investment Fate
  • SEM AB was sold to a financial buyer in 2016.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2012-11-27
Target SEM AB
Sector Manufacturing
Buyer(s) Perusa Fund
Sellers(s) Svenska Rotor Maskiner AB
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 33M USD

Target

SEM AB

Åmål, Sweden
website
SEM AB is a manufacturer, marketer, seller, and producer of electronic ignition systems and control systems for combustion engines, including heavy- and medium-duty vehicle engines, natural gas engines, and small engines. SEM’s products and systems provide greater engine power and lower fuel consumption while reducing harmful emissions. SEM was formed in 1915 and is based in Åmål, Sweden.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Perusa Fund

Guernsey, Channel Islands

Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2007
PE ASSETS 357M EUR
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Perusa Fund is a German private equity firm that invests in small to mid-sized businesses in the EU. Perusa Fund generally looks for businesses facing 'change'. Examples include businesses in need of capital to expand or acquire, management successions, carve outs, or companies facing insolvency. Target companies typically have revenues of €50 to €300 million. Perusa Fund was formed in 2007 and is based in Channel Island.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 11 of 21
Sector (Manufacturing) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 2 of 4
Country (Sweden) 2 of 4
Year (2012) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-10-29 Sharples & Grant Ltd.

Southport, United Kingdom

Sharples & Grant Ltd. is a designer, manufacturer, and import a varied range of products for dogs, cats, small animals, aquatic, and birds. Sharples & Grant was established in 2005 and is based in Southport, United Kingdom.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-03-15 Buderus Feinguss GmbH

Moers, Germany

Buderus Feinguss GmbH (BFG) produces complex premium precision cast parts, made of various alloys with innovative design. They are mainly used for the automotive industry, aerospace engineering, machine building and appliances in the field of renewable energy.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Svenska Rotor Maskiner AB

Stockholm, Sweden

website


Category Company
Founded 1908
SectorManufacturing
Revenue 194M SEK (2015)
DESCRIPTION

Svenska Rotor Maskiner develops screw compressors and screw pumps and offers the development of compressors for gas, air, and cooling/refrigeration industries. The company focuses on technology with strong positive environmental impact and energy efficiency. Svenska Rotor Maskiner focus areas include technology for fuel cells as well as biogas applications. It works with international partners who manufacture compressors and pumps under license or order special products for incorporation in their own systems (OEM). Svenska Rotor Maskiner was formed in 1908 and is based in Nacka, Sweden.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (Manufacturing) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 1
Country (Sweden) 1 of 1
Year (2012) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1