Priveq Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

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

Priveq’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (12%) and software (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (34%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%). In total, Priveq has invested in 1 US state and 4 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 6 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 Activity67
    • M&A Buy Activity42
    • M&A Sell Activity25
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 2

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 32 2 3 2 2 1 42
vol $8M $8M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 19 - 1 1 1 3 25
vol $743M $213M $956M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Scanmast AB 2021-06-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Mora, Sweden · www.scanmast.com
ILT Inlasningstjanst AB 2021-06-16 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.inlasningstjanst.se
Omegapoint Group AB 2021-05-11 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.omegapoint.se
Industri-Matematik International AB 2021-01-14 - Divestiture
Wilmington, Delaware · www.industri-matematik.com
21 Grams AB 2020-12-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm, Sweden · www.21grams.se
Trendhim ApS 2020-08-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Horsens, Denmark · www.trendhim.com
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
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (18%) - 5 (12%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 4 (10%) -
Software 3 (18%) - 4 (10%) -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) - 3 (7%) 8M (100%)
Medical Products 1 (6%) - 3 (7%) -
Building Materials 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
E-Commerce 2 (12%) - 2 (5%) -
Information Technology - - 2 (5%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Construction - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Digital Media 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
Education 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Electronics - - 1 (2%) -
Engineering - - 1 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Infrastructure - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Media 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Packaging 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Retail - - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 - 42 $8M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 13 (76%) - 38 (90%) 8M (100%)
Norway 2 (12%) - 2 (5%) -
United States 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Delaware 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Denmark 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 13 (76%) - 38 (90%) 8M (100%)
Cross-border 4 (24%) - 4 (10%) -
Total 17 - 42 $8M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 10 (59%) - 14 (33%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (12%) - 13 (31%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 7 (17%) 8M (100%)
Divestiture 2 (12%) - 3 (7%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (6%) - 3 (7%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 - 42 $8M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (32%) 233M (24%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (28%) 723M (76%)
Trade Sale 5 (20%) -
Unknown 3 (12%) -
IPO 2 (8%) -
Total 25 $956M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Bird & Bird
1
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
Investor(s)
12%
5 (12%)
Strategic(s)
7%
3 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
32%
8 (32%)
Strategic(s)
44%
11 (44%)

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