Quilvest Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Quilvest Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are business services (13%) and information technology (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (29%) and stake purchase (24%). In total, Quilvest Private Equity has invested in 16 US states and 17 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Big Heart Pet Brands for $5.3B.

In the last 3 years, Quilvest Private Equity has exited 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (41%). Quilvest Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Big Heart Pet Brands for $5.8B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity140
    • M&A Buy Activity88
    • M&A Sell Activity52
  • Total Sectors Invested 32
  • Total Countries Invested 17
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 87
  • M&A Advisors 6

Quilvest Private Equity

243 boulevard Saint Germain,
Paris, 75 007
France
+33 1 40 62 07 62
www.quilvestprivateequity.com
quilvestprivateequity@quilvest.com

Quilvest SA is an investment management firm comprised of two units, one focused on wealth management and the other focused on private equity. Quilvest Private Equity invests in funds as well as makes direct investments. The direct investment group looks for opportunities in the US, Europe, and 'opportunistically' in Asia with a preference for buyout, growth capital, and venture transactions. Quilvest Private Equity will consider both minority and majority positions. Quilvest Private Equity was established in 1972 and is based Paris with additional offices in Luxembourg, Paris, Zurich, Montevideo, Hong Kong, Singapore, New York City and London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Plastics, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 86 1 1 - - - 88
vol $18.6B $18.6B
Sell (3.0/yr) # 37 4 5 3 3 - 52
vol $13.5B $3.6B $1.1B $1.1B $19.3B
  140

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Radiation Therapy Services, Inc. 2019-12-13 1.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
Fort Myers, Florida · www.21co.com
Vyve Broadband LLC 2019-07-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Purchase, New York · www.vyvebb.com
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. 2019-03-01 - Secondary Buyout
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.pfcb.com
ST Products LLC 2018-11-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Duncansville, Pennsylvania · www.smalltubeproducts.com
Sogetrel SAS 2018-10-18 - Secondary Buyout
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France · www.sogetrel.com
Net4 India Ltd. 2018-05-23 - Bankruptcy
New Delhi, India · www.net4.in
Ferrara Candy Co., Inc. 2017-10-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Round Lake, Minnesota · www.farleysandsathers.com
DCI S.A. 2017-10-17 - Secondary Buyout
Geneva, Switzerland · www.5asec.com
NeoTract, Inc. 2017-09-05 1.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
Pleasanton, California · www.neotract.com
Groupe FINDIS 2017-04-07 - Secondary Buyout
Beaucouze, France · www.groupefindis.fr
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Wholesome Sweeteners, Inc. 2012-04-19 TruSweets LLC 2015-12-01 1
Sugar Land, Texas · www.wholesomesweeteners.com Wheeling, Illinois · www.trusweets.com
Command Alkon, Inc. 2005-06-01 FiveCubits, Inc. 2014-08-11 1
Birmingham, Alabama · www.commandalkon.com Livermore, California · www.fivecubits.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (9%) - 11 (12%) -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - 6 (7%) 7.5B (33%)
Restaurants 2 (9%) 3.2B (73%) 6 (7%) 4.3B (19%)
Financial Services 5 (22%) - 6 (7%) -
Food 2 (9%) - 5 (6%) 5.3B (23%)
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - 5 (6%) -
Life Science 1 (4%) - 5 (6%) -
Distribution - - 4 (4%) 1.6B (7%)
Consumer Products 1 (4%) - 4 (4%) 31M (< 1%)
Retail 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) 340M (1%)
Furniture - - 3 (3%) 177M (1%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (2%) 177M (1%)
Plastics - - 2 (2%) 163M (1%)
Building Materials - - 2 (2%) -
Communications - - 2 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 2 (2%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (2%) -
Electronics 1 (4%) 1.2B (27%) 1 (1%) 1.2B (5%)
Healthcare Services - - 1 (1%) 1.1B (5%)
Software - - 1 (1%) 1.1B (5%)
Education 1 (4%) 3M (< 1%) 1 (1%) 3M (< 1%)
Agriculture 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Leisure - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 23 $4.4B 89 $23.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (43%) 3.2B (73%) 39 (44%) 20.7B (90%)
  New York 4 (17%) - 9 (10%) 7.5B (33%)
  California 1 (4%) - 8 (9%) 5.3B (23%)
  Florida 2 (9%) 3.2B (73%) 4 (4%) 4.3B (19%)
  Texas 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) -
  Alabama 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (2%) 2.5B (11%)
  Illinois - - 2 (2%) 30M (< 1%)
  Massachusetts 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (1%) 1.1B (5%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) -
France 2 (9%) 1.2B (27%) 21 (24%) 1.5B (7%)
United Kingdom 1 (4%) - 6 (7%) 340M (1%)
Spain 2 (9%) - 4 (4%) -
  Arkansas 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Switzerland - - 3 (3%) 31M (< 1%)
Malaysia 2 (9%) 3M (< 1%) 2 (2%) 3M (< 1%)
India 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Germany - - 2 (2%) 177M (1%)
Italy - - 2 (2%) -
Canada 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Ontario 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Brazil 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Luxembourg 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Nigeria 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Norway 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (1%) 163M (1%)
Australia - - 1 (1%) -
Belgium - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 2 (9%) 1.2B (27%) 21 (24%) 1.5B (7%)
Cross-border 21 (91%) 3.2B (73%) 68 (76%) 21.4B (93%)
Total 23 $4.4B 89 $23.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (30%) 3M (< 1%) 25 (28%) 550M (3%)
Stake Purchase 8 (35%) - 21 (24%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (9%) - 17 (19%) 7.9B (38%)
Venture 2 (9%) - 12 (13%) -
Going Private 1 (4%) 3.2B (73%) 6 (7%) 11.0B (53%)
Growth Capital 2 (9%) - 4 (4%) -
Recapitalization - - 2 (2%) 163M (1%)
Divestiture 1 (4%) 1.2B (27%) 1 (1%) 1.2B (6%)
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Total 23 $4.4B 89 $20.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 21 (40%) 7.4B (38%)
Trade Sale 13 (25%) 1.7B (9%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (13%) 10.2B (53%)
IPO 4 (8%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (4%) -
Merger 2 (4%) -
Unknown 2 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (2%) -
Total 52 $19.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Transaction R
1
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1
SJ Berwin LLP
1
Lenz & Staehelin
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 9 $21.9B
$100M to $1B 5 $1.0B
< $100M 3 $64M
TOTAL $23.0B
Largest Big Heart Pet Brands
$5.3B (2011-03-08)
sell # Total
> $1B 6 $16.2B
$100M to $1B 9 $3.1B
< $100M 1 $14M
TOTAL $19.3B
Largest Big Heart Pet Brands
$5.8B (2015-02-03)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
97%
29 97%
Strategic(s)
3%
1 3%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
63%
38 63%
Strategic(s)
37%
22 37%

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