Qualium Investissement Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Qualium Investissement has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Qualium Investissement’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (10%) and distribution (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (65%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, Qualium Investissement has invested in 1 US state and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Autobar Group for $958M.

In the last 3 years, Qualium Investissement has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (60%). Qualium Investissement’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Cegelec SAS for $3.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity74
    • M&A Buy Activity42
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 9

Qualium Investissement

41 avenue de Friedland,
Paris, 75008
France
+33 1 81 80 47 00
www.qualium-investissement.com
contact@qualium-investissement.com

Qualium Investissement is a large private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in French companies. The Firm does not have any sector preferences and prefers buyouts of family-owned or closely held companies that are seeking a change of ownership. Qualium's looks to invest €20 to €75 million in transactions valued up to €250 million. Qualium Investissement is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Construction, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Retail

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 75
Enterprise Value 40 250
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 35 1 - 4 2 - 42
vol $1.6B $1.6B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 26 3 1 1 1 - 32
vol $4.7B $4.7B
  74

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Biscuit International S.A.S. 2019-11-22 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.biscuitinternational.com
Acolad Group 2019-08-28 - Secondary Buyout
Boulogne-Billancourt, France · www.acolad.com
Early Makers Group SA 2019-06-17 - Growth Capital
Ecully, France · ww.em-lyon.com
New Immo Group (NIG) 2018-11-01 - Stake Purchase
Toulouse, France
Parella 2018-09-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paris, France · www.parella.fr
Eurodommages SA 2018-06-13 - Secondary Buyout
Bruges, France · www.eurodommages.fr
Sogal 2018-04-04 - Secondary Buyout
La Jummeliere, France · www.sogal.com
Labelium USA LLC 2018-01-11 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.labelium.com
Atelier Mériguet-Carrère 2017-12-07 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.ateliermeriguet.fr
Vulcanic SA 2016-10-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Neuilly sur Marne, France · www.vulcanic.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
THOM Europe SAS 2010-10-15 Stroili Oro Group SpA 2016-07-15 1
Paris, France · www.marc-orian.fr Amaro, Italy · www.stroilioro.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution - - 4 (10%) -
Manufacturing 2 (18%) - 4 (10%) -
Retail 1 (9%) 675M (100%) 3 (7%) 675M (41%)
Real Estate 2 (18%) - 3 (7%) -
Business Services 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Construction - - 2 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Food - - 2 (5%) -
Furniture - - 2 (5%) -
Life Science 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Restaurants - - 2 (5%) -
Software - - 2 (5%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) 958M (59%)
Agriculture - - 1 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) -
Education 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Insurance 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics - - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) -
Total 11 $675M 42 $1.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 10 (91%) 675M (100%) 39 (93%) 675M (41%)
United States 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
  New York 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (2%) 958M (59%)
Finland - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 10 (91%) 675M (100%) 39 (93%) 675M (41%)
Cross-border 1 (9%) - 3 (7%) 958M (59%)
Total 11 $675M 42 $1.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (27%) - 27 (64%) -
Secondary Buyout 6 (55%) 675M (100%) 10 (24%) 675M (41%)
Stake Purchase 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) 958M (59%)
Growth Capital 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 11 $675M 42 $1.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 20 (63%) 4.7B (100%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (19%) 3M (< 1%)
Trade Sale 3 (9%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Stake Sale 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 32 $4.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Canaccord Genuity Corp.
1
Natixis Partners España
1
Gimar Finance & Cie SCA
1
Legal Deals
Paul Hastings LLP
2
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.6B
TOTAL $1.6B
Largest Autobar Group Ltd.
$958M (2004-05-17)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $4.7B
< $100M 1 $3M
TOTAL $4.7B
Largest Cegelec SAS
$3.4B (2006-04-28)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
14 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
84%
37 84%
Strategic(s)
16%
7 16%

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