Qualitas Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Qualitas Equity has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

Qualitas Equity’s most common sectors for investment are building materials (20%) and renewable energy (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and growth capital (40%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Azuvi S.A. for $47M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). Qualitas Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Tuenti Technologies SLU for $35M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 1

Qualitas Equity

Calle de Velázquez 31, 2nd Floor,
Madrid, 28001
Spain
+34 914 360 460
www.qualitasequity.com
info@qualitasequity.com

Qualitas Equity is a private equity firm that seeks investments in middle-market Spanish and Portuguese companies. Qualitas seeks control investments in marketing, food, manufacturing, and service based businesses. Qualitas looks to invest in buyout and growth capital transactions requiring €4 to €15 million of equity capital. The Firm's investment horizon is three to seven years. Qualitas Equity was formed in 2003 and is based in Madrid.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Consumer Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Food, Forest Products, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Metals/Mining

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Growth Capital, Recapitalization

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 4 15
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 7 1 2 - - - 10
vol $68M $68M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $35M $35M
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Instituto de Medicina Genomica S.L. 2017-03-24 - Growth Capital
Valencia, Spain · www.imegen.es
NCLAVE 2017-03-01 - Consolidation
Madrid, Spain · www.nclavegroup.com
Salupro S.L. 2016-07-11 - Growth Capital
Madrid, Spain · www.salupro.com
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures-FRV 2015-04-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Madrid, Spain · www.frv.com
Grupo Garnica Plywood S.A. 2014-04-09 - Stake Sale
Logrono, Spain · www.garnicaplywood.com
Befesa Medio Ambiente S.A. 2011-11-02 - Trade Sale - Public Company
Seville, Spain · www.befesa.es
Tuenti Technologies SLU 2010-10-13 35M USD Add-on Acquisition
Madrid, Spain · www.tuenti.com
Bellsola BV 2010-05-21 - Secondary Sale
Barcelona, Spain · www.bellsola.com
Tuenti Technologies SLU 2008-09-17 21M EUR Growth Capital
Madrid, Spain · www.tuenti.com
Befesa Medio Ambiente S.A. 2007-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Seville, Spain · www.befesa.es
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
NCLAVE 2017-03-01 Grupo Clavijo 2017-03-01 2
Madrid, Spain · www.nclavegroup.com Viana, Spain · www.grupoclavijo.net
NCLAVE 2017-03-01 MFV Solar 2017-03-01 1
Madrid, Spain · www.nclavegroup.com Valencia, Spain

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Building Materials - - 2 (20%) 47M (69%)
Renewable Energy 1 (33%) - 2 (20%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (10%) 21M (31%)
E-Commerce 1 (33%) - 1 (10%) -
Environmental - - 1 (10%) -
Food - - 1 (10%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (10%) -
Life Science 1 (33%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 3 - 10 $68M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Spain 3 (100%) - 10 (100%) 68M (100%)
Total 3 - 10 $68M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 4 (40%) 47M (69%)
Growth Capital 2 (67%) - 4 (40%) 21M (31%)
Consolidation 1 (33%) - 1 (10%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (10%) -
Total 3 - 10 $68M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (40%) 35M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (20%) -
Stake Sale 1 (20%) -
Trade Sale 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $35M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lazard Ltd.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $68M
TOTAL $68M
Largest Azuvi S.A.
$47M (2004-04-01)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $35M
TOTAL $35M
Largest Tuenti Technologies SLU
$35M (2010-10-13)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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