Prime Ventures Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Prime Ventures has invested in 8 companies.

Prime Ventures’ most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (46%) and software (28%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (58%) and growth capital (22%). In total, Prime Ventures has invested in 4 US states and 8 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Prime Ventures has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (83%). Prime Ventures’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Mendix for $730M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity50
    • M&A Buy Activity33
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20

Prime Ventures

Museumplein 5A,
Amsterdam, 1071 DJ
Netherlands
+31 20 20 508 20
www.primeventures.com
info@primeventures.com

Prime Ventures is a venture capital and growth equity firm focusing on investing in European companies in the technology and related industries. Prime is based in Amsterdam with an additional office in Cambridge.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, E-Commerce, Gaming, Information Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Internet Software and Services, Real Estate, Retail, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Divestiture, Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase, Venture

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 24 1 - 1 5 2 33
Sell (1.2/yr) # 11 3 - 3 - - 17
vol $37M $730M $767M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Terra Payment Services (Netherlands) B.V. 2020-03-03 - Stake Purchase
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.terrapay.com
CybelAngel 2020-02-12 - Venture
Paris, France · www.cybelangel.com
Leavy.co 2019-11-26 - Venture
Paris, France · www.leavy.co
Blueground Co. 2019-10-23 - Venture
New York, New York · www.theblueground.com
Holidu GmbH 2019-09-18 - Venture
Munich, Denmark · www.holidu.com
Creative Group 2019-06-26 - Growth Capital
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.cg.nl
Meero 2019-06-19 - Growth Capital
Paris, France · www.meero.com
SaaSplaza B.V. 2018-11-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Badhoevedorp, Netherlands · www.saasplaza.com
Greetz B.V 2018-08-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.greetz.info
Mendix, Inc. 2018-08-01 730M USD Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.mendix.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Civolution B.V. 2008-10-20 NexGuard Labs BV 2016-07-01 2
Eindhoven, Netherlands · www.civolution.com Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland · www.nexguard.com
Civolution B.V. 2008-10-20 Civolution - NexTracker & SyncNow Business 2014-10-16 1
Eindhoven, Netherlands · www.civolution.com Rennes, France

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 7 (47%) - 15 (45%) -
Software 3 (20%) - 9 (27%) -
Information Technology 3 (20%) - 4 (12%) -
Gaming 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 - 33 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Netherlands 4 (27%) - 18 (55%) -
United States 3 (20%) - 5 (15%) -
  California 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  New York 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) -
United Kingdom 3 (20%) - 3 (9%) -
France 3 (20%) - 3 (9%) -
Denmark 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Hungary 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Germany - - 1 (3%) -
Finland - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 4 (27%) - 18 (55%) -
Cross-border 11 (73%) - 15 (45%) -
Total 15 - 33 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 10 (67%) - 19 (58%) -
Growth Capital 3 (20%) - 7 (21%) -
Divestiture 1 (7%) - 3 (9%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 2 (6%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 - 33 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (41%) 767M (100%)
Trade Sale 7 (41%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (12%) -
IPO 1 (6%) -
Total 17 $767M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $730M
< $100M 1 $37M
TOTAL $767M
Largest Mendix, Inc.
$730M (2018-08-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
20%
1 20%
Strategic(s)
80%
4 80%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
13%
2 13%
Strategic(s)
88%
14 88%

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