Ratos Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Ratos’ most common sectors for investment are business services (17%) and consumer products (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (80%) and secondary buyout (17%). In total, Ratos has invested in 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Aibel AS for $1.0B.

In the last 3 years, Ratos has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (67%). Ratos’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Nordic Cinema Group AB for $556M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity32
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 1

Ratos AB is a publicly traded investment group focused on acquiring and growing un-listed companies. Ratos does not have any sector preferences and pursues platform companies throughout Scandinavia. The Firm's target investment size is 250M SEK to 5B SEK. Ratos looks to be an active owner in pursuing growth options and improving operations. Ratos AB was established in 1934 and is based in Stockholm.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Products, Distribution, Diversified, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Financial Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 300 5,000
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 250 5,000
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of SEK

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 21 2 - - - - 23
vol $1.4B $437M $1.8B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 5 2 1 1 - - 9
vol $948M $186M $1.1B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Jøtul AS (Jøtul Group) 2018-02-12 - Secondary Buyout
Kråkerøy, Norway · www.jotul.com
Nebula Oy 2017-07-03 186M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Helsinki, Finland · www.nebula.fi
AH Industries A/S 2016-12-22 - Secondary Buyout
Bjert, Ireland · www.ah-industries.com
Euromaint AB 2016-10-25 - Secondary Buyout
Solna, Sweden · www.euromaint.com
Plantasjen ASA 2016-09-27 351M NOK Secondary Buyout
Kongsvinger, Norway · www.plantasjen.no
Airteam AS 2016-02-15 87M DKK Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hojbjerg, Denmark · www.airteam.dk
Hafa Bathroom Group AB 2015-11-04 - Unknown
Halmstad, Sweden · www.hafabg.com
Trial Form Support International AB 2015-09-07 30M EUR Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lund, Sweden · www.tfscro.com
Speed Group 2015-06-25 36M SEK Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Boras, Sweden · www.speedgroup.se
Nordic Cinema Group AB 2015-04-28 556M SEK Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.nordiccinemagroup.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Biolin Scientific Holding AB 2010-11-29 Biolin Scientific AB 2016-12-07 1
Stockholm, Sweden · www.biolinscientific.com Stockholm, Sweden
GS-Hydro Corp. 2001-01-01 First Hose Ltd. 2015-11-02 1
Espoo, Finland · www.gshydro.com Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.firsthose.co.uk
Arcus-Gruppen AS 2005-07-12 Modern Fluids Oy 2015-04-01 2
Hagan, Norway · www.arcus.no Helsinki, Finland
Bisnode AB 2005-01-01 Lundalogik AB 2014-01-16 2
Stockholm, Sweden · www.bisnode.com Lund, Sweden · www.lundalogik.se
Bisnode AB 2005-01-01 Nomi Sweden AB 2009-07-01 1
Stockholm, Sweden · www.bisnode.com Stockholm, , Sweden · www.nomi.bisnode.se
Bisnode AB 2005-01-01 WDM International BV 2007-06-01 1
Stockholm, Sweden · www.bisnode.com Nieuwegein, Netherlands · www.wdm.nl
HL Display AB 2001-01-01 HL Display Suomi Oy 2007-05-04 1
Nacka Strand, Sweden · www.hl-display.com Helsinki, Finland · www.sooni.fi
Arcus-Gruppen AS 2005-07-12 Vingruppen i Norden AB 2006-09-29 1
Hagan, Norway · www.arcus.no Stockholm, Sweden

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (20%) 87M (5%) 4 (17%) 87M (5%)
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (7%) 1.0B (63%) 2 (8%) 1.0B (56%)
Manufacturing 1 (7%) 47M (3%) 2 (8%) 47M (3%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (8%) -
Distribution 2 (13%) - 2 (8%) -
Retail 1 (7%) 351M (21%) 1 (4%) 351M (19%)
Media - - 1 (4%) 106M (6%)
Information Technology - - 1 (4%) 93M (5%)
Electronics 1 (7%) 56M (3%) 1 (4%) 56M (3%)
Transportation 1 (7%) 36M (2%) 1 (4%) 36M (2%)
Life Science 1 (7%) 30M (2%) 1 (4%) 30M (2%)
Beverages 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Construction 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (4%) -
Environmental 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products 1 (7%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 15 $1.6B 24 $1.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 8 (53%) 113M (7%) 14 (58%) 220M (12%)
Norway 4 (27%) 1.4B (84%) 5 (21%) 1.4B (75%)
Finland 2 (13%) 56M (3%) 3 (13%) 149M (8%)
Denmark 1 (7%) 87M (5%) 1 (4%) 87M (5%)
Ireland - - 1 (4%) -
Total 15 $1.6B 24 $1.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 12 (80%) 209M (13%) 19 (79%) 302M (16%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (20%) 1.4B (87%) 4 (17%) 1.4B (78%)
Divestiture - - 1 (4%) 106M (6%)
Total 15 $1.6B 24 $1.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (67%) 948M (84%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (11%) 186M (16%)
IPO 1 (11%) -
Unknown 1 (11%) -
Total 9 $1.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Summa Capital Oy
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 2 $457M
< $100M 6 $349M
TOTAL $1.8B
Largest Aibel AS
$1.0B (2012-12-18)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.1B
< $100M 1 $47M
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest Nordic Cinema Group AB
$556M (2015-04-28)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
80%
4 80%
Strategic(s)
20%
1 20%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
86%
6 86%
Strategic(s)
14%
1 14%

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