PONTIS Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

PONTIS Capital’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (34%) and software (34%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (67%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%). In total, PONTIS Capital has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired evidanza AG for $5M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%). PONTIS Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold SensorDynamics AG for $164M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

PONTIS Capital GmbH

Gerlgasse 2/3,
Vienna, 1030
Austria
+ 43 676 880 18 880
www.pontiscapital.at
office@pontiscapital.at

PONTIS Capital is a private investment group focused on high-growth tech businesses in Central Europe. PONTIS looks to invest €1 to €5 million in businesses generating €2 to €40 million in sales. PONTIS seeks companies with experienced management, 'proof of market', and 'scalable business models that can be applied internationally'. Sectors of interest include information/communication technologies, clean technology, and life sciences. PONTIS was formed in 2005 and is based in Vienna.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Medical Products, Renewable Energy, Semiconductors, Software, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 2 40
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 5
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $5M $5M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $164M $164M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Lixto Software GmbH 2013-09-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Vienna, Austria · www.lixto.com
evidanza AG 2012-11-01 5M EUR Venture
Regensburg, Germany · www.evidanza.de
RF-iT Solutions GmbH 2011-10-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Graz, Austria · www.rf-it-solutions.com
SensorDynamics AG 2011-07-18 164M USD Add-on Acquisition
Graz, Austria · www.sensordynamics.cc
ORIDIS Biomed GmbH 2010-01-01 - Bankruptcy
Graz, Austria · www.oridis-biomed.com
Xendex Holding GmbH 2008-06-17 - Venture
Vienna, Austria · www.xendex.com
Kinamu Business Solutions AG 2007-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Schwechat, Austria · www.kinamu.com
Automic Software GmbH 2006-03-15 - Secondary Buyout
Bellevue, Washington · www.automic.com
RF-iT Solutions GmbH 2006-01-25 - Venture
Graz, Austria · www.rf-it-solutions.com
Lixto Software GmbH 2006-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Vienna, Austria · www.lixto.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 1 (33%) 5M (100%) 2 (33%) 5M (100%)
Information Technology 1 (33%) - 2 (33%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (33%) - 1 (17%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (17%) -
Total 3 $5M 6 $5M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Austria 2 (67%) - 5 (83%) -
Germany 1 (33%) 5M (100%) 1 (17%) 5M (100%)
Domestic 2 (67%) - 5 (83%) -
Cross-border 1 (33%) 5M (100%) 1 (17%) 5M (100%)
Total 3 $5M 6 $5M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 2 (67%) 5M (100%) 4 (67%) 5M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (33%) - 2 (33%) -
Total 3 $5M 6 $5M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (40%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (20%) 164M (100%)
Bankruptcy 1 (20%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $164M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $5M
TOTAL $5M
Largest evidanza AG
$5M (2012-11-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $164M
TOTAL $164M
Largest SensorDynamics AG
$164M (2011-07-18)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
1 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
3 75%

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