Priveq Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Priveq has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 5 others.

Priveq’s most common sectors for investment are business services (10%) and healthcare services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (38%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (30%). In total, Priveq has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2001 when it acquired CC Systems AB for $8M.

In the last 3 years, Priveq has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). Priveq’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2009 when it sold Swedish Orphan International for $414M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity61
    • M&A Buy Activity40
    • M&A Sell Activity21
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 1

Priveq

P.O. Box 5295,
Stockholm, 102 46
Sweden
+46 (0)8-459 67 60
www.priveq.se
info@priveq.se

Priveq is a private equity firm that invests in privately owned, small and medium-sized Scandinavian companies. Priveq targets profitable businesses with strong market positions and growth potential. The Firm looks to invest SEK 5 – 200 million in companies with sales typically greater than SEK 100 million. Priveq generally seeks equity between 30 and 70 percent in portfolio companies. The Firm will invest in a wide range of industries, but avoids real estate. Prospective transaction types include MBOs and growth capital financings. Priveq Investment was formerly known as Skandia Investment AB. The Firm was formed in 1983 and is based in Stockholm.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Services, Digital Media, E-Commerce, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Engineering, Environmental, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Packaging, Retail, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 100 1,000
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 200
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of SEK

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 27 5 2 3 2 1 40
vol $8M $8M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 15 4 - 1 1 - 21
vol $648M $96M $213M $956M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Plint AB 2020-05-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Göteborg, Sweden · www.plint.com
Visual Art AB 2019-09-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm, Sweden · www.visualart.com
Pilot Flight Academy AS 2019-08-23 - Growth Capital
Sandefjord, Norway · www.pilotflightacademy.com
Bonver Logistics AB 2019-06-13 - Growth Capital
Rosersberg, Sweden · www.parfym.se
Metenova AB 2018-12-13 - Growth Capital
Mölndal, Sweden · www.metenova.com
Frontit AB 2018-08-15 - Growth Capital
Stockholm, Sweden · www.frontit.se
Lamiflex AB 2018-07-16 - Growth Capital
Nyköping, Sweden · www.lamiflex.se
Avaj International Holding AB 2018-02-26 213M SEK Add-on Acquisition
Arvika, Sweden · www.creminternational.com
Omegapoint Group AB 2017-06-30 - Growth Capital
Stockholm, Sweden · www.omegapoint.se
Ljung & Sjöberg AB 2017-01-20 - Growth Capital
Stockholm, Sweden · www.ljungsjoberg.se
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Nordic Room Improvement Holding AB 2012-05-16 KGC Verktyg & Maskiner AB 2016-05-10 2
Molndal, Sweden · www.nrigroup.se Alvsjo, Sweden · www.kgcverktyg.se
Nordic Room Improvement Holding AB 2012-05-16 Jabo Wood Products AB 2015-09-22 1
Molndal, Sweden · www.nrigroup.se Ambjornarp, Sweden · www.jabo.se

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (16%) - 4 (10%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 4 (10%) -
Manufacturing 1 (5%) - 3 (8%) 8M (100%)
Medical Products 1 (5%) - 3 (8%) -
Building Materials 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Construction 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Education 2 (11%) - 2 (5%) -
Engineering - - 2 (5%) -
Information Technology 2 (11%) - 2 (5%) -
Software 2 (11%) - 2 (5%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Digital Media 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
E-Commerce 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Electronics - - 1 (3%) -
Environmental - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery - - 1 (3%) -
Marketing - - 1 (3%) -
Media 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Packaging 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 - 40 $8M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 17 (89%) - 38 (95%) 8M (100%)
Norway 2 (11%) - 2 (5%) -
Domestic 17 (89%) - 38 (95%) 8M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (11%) - 2 (5%) -
Total 19 - 40 $8M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 12 (63%) - 15 (38%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (11%) - 12 (30%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (5%) - 6 (15%) 8M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (11%) - 3 (8%) -
Divestiture 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Venture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 - 40 $8M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (29%) 233M (24%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (24%) 723M (76%)
Trade Sale 5 (24%) -
Unknown 3 (14%) -
IPO 2 (10%) -
Total 21 $956M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Advokatfirman Cederquist KB
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $8M
TOTAL $8M
Largest CC Systems AB
$8M (2001-05-15)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $861M
< $100M 1 $96M
TOTAL $956M
Largest Swedish Orphan International
$414M (2009-11-05)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
4 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
2 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
44%
7 44%
Strategic(s)
56%
9 56%

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