Ratos Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Ratos’ most common sectors for investment are business services (17%) and consumer products (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (80%) and secondary buyout (13%). In total, Ratos has invested in 6 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 (42%). 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 Activity36
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 2

Ratos

Box 1661,
Stockholm, 111 96
Sweden
+46 8 700 17 00
www.ratos.se
info@ratos.se

Ratos 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 was established in 1934 and is based in Stockholm.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Products, Distribution, Diversified, E-Commerce, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Life Science, 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 (0.6/yr) # 21 3 - - - - 24
vol $1.7B $495M $2.2B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 4 4 3 1 - - 12
vol $901M $212M $186M $1.3B
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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
INTERPUMP PIPING GS 2017-09-21 - Bankruptcy
Reggio Emilia, Italy · www.gshydro.com
Nebula Oy 2017-07-03 186M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Helsinki, Finland · www.nebula.fi
Biolin Scientific Holding AB 2017-01-01 - Unknown
Stockholm, Sweden · www.biolinscientific.com
AH Industries A/S 2016-12-22 - Secondary Buyout
Bjert, Ireland · www.ah-industries.com
Arcus ASA 2016-11-18 - IPO
Hagan, Norway · www.arcus.no
Mobile Climate Control Group Holding AB 2016-11-11 212M SEK Add-on Acquisition
Vänersborg, Sweden · www.mcc-hvac.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
Oase Outdoors ApS 2016-06-30 57M DKK Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Give, Denmark · www.oase-outdoors.dk
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
TFS International AB 2015-09-07 SCIderm GmbH 2016-10-07 1
Lund, Sweden · www.tfscro.com Hamburg, Germany · www.sciderm.de
Bisnode AB 2005-01-01 Nomi Sweden AB 2009-07-01 1
Solna, Sweden · www.bisnode.com Stockholm,, Sweden · www.nomi.bisnode.se
Bisnode AB 2005-01-01 WDM International BV 2007-06-01 1
Solna, 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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (17%) 87M (5%) 4 (17%) 122M (6%)
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (8%) 1.0B (56%) 3 (13%) 1.0B (48%)
Consumer Products 1 (8%) 57M (3%) 3 (13%) 57M (3%)
E-Commerce 1 (8%) 351M (19%) 1 (4%) 351M (16%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (8%) 109M (6%) 1 (4%) 109M (5%)
Media - - 1 (4%) 106M (5%)
Information Technology - - 1 (4%) 93M (4%)
Automotive 1 (8%) 65M (3%) 1 (4%) 65M (3%)
Construction 1 (8%) 54M (3%) 1 (4%) 54M (3%)
Transportation 1 (8%) 53M (3%) 1 (4%) 53M (2%)
Life Science 1 (8%) 53M (3%) 1 (4%) 53M (2%)
Beverages - - 1 (4%) 52M (2%)
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (4%) -
Information Services 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Manufacturing 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (4%) -
Total 12 $1.9B 24 $2.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Sweden 6 (50%) 171M (9%) 13 (54%) 313M (15%)
Norway 3 (25%) 1.4B (77%) 5 (21%) 1.5B (69%)
Denmark 2 (17%) 144M (8%) 2 (8%) 144M (7%)
Finland 1 (8%) 109M (6%) 2 (8%) 202M (9%)
Italy - - 1 (4%) -
Ireland - - 1 (4%) -
Total 12 $1.9B 24 $2.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (75%) 425M (23%) 19 (79%) 606M (28%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (17%) 1.4B (74%) 3 (13%) 1.4B (64%)
Divestiture 1 (8%) 54M (3%) 2 (8%) 161M (7%)
Total 12 $1.9B 24 $2.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (42%) 901M (69%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (17%) 398M (31%)
IPO 2 (17%) -
Unknown 2 (17%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $1.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Summa Capital Oy
1
Legal Deals
Wiersholm
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 3 $566M
< $100M 9 $551M
TOTAL $2.2B
Largest Aibel AS
$1.0B (2012-12-18)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.3B
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Nordic Cinema Group AB
$556M (2015-04-28)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
60%
3 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
2 40%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
75%
6 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
2 25%

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