Sagard Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Sagard has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Sagard’s most common sectors for investment are business services (16%) and food (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (47%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (44%). In total, Sagard has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Vivarte SAS for $3.7B.

In the last 3 years, Sagard has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (55%). Sagard’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Souriau SAS for $705M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity53
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 5

Sagard

49/51, Avenue George V,
Paris, 75008
France
+33 (0)1 53 83 30 00
www.sagard.com
contact@sagard.com

Sagard is a private equity firm that targets mid-sized Western European businesses that can benefit from the knowledge base of Sagard's investment professionals. Prospective transactions typically include buyouts or growth capital financings, where Sagard will consider either majority or minority positions. Sagard was formed in 2001 and is based in Paris, France.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Construction, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Life Science, Machinery, Marketing, Packaging, Retail, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 24 2 - 3 - 2 31
vol $6.0B $6.0B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 16 3 1 - 2 - 22
vol $2.0B $2.0B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Nutrisens SAS 2021-01-26 - Secondary Buyout
Francheville, France · www.nutrisens.com
Asobo Studio 2021-01-21 - Growth Capital
Bordeaux, France · www.asobostudio.com
Grand Frais 2020-12-23 - Secondary Sale
Lyon, France · www.grandfrais.fr
Ipackchem Group SAS 2020-12-10 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.ipackchem.com
Sterimed Infection Control SAS 2019-09-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Boulogne-Billancourt, France · www.sterimed.fr
SA Vulcain Ingénierie 2019-06-24 - Secondary Buyout
Neuilly- Sur- Seine, France · www.vulcain-ingenierie.com
Sabena Technics S.A. 2019-01-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paris, France · www.sabenatechnics.com
Les Délices des 7 Vallées 2018-12-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Tincques, France · www.d7v.fr
Groupe Climater 2017-12-04 - Secondary Buyout
Toulouse, France · www.groupe-climater.com
Kiloutou SA 2017-11-20 - Secondary Buyout
Marcq-en-Baroeul, France · www.kiloutou.fr
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
CEVA Sante Animale SA 2007-04-25 Thundershirt LLC 2019-07-30 4
Libourne, France · www.ceva.com Durham, North Carolina · www.thundershirt.com
CEVA Sante Animale SA 2007-04-25 Sogeval SA 2013-12-20 3
Libourne, France · www.ceva.com Laval, France · www.sogeval.fr
CEVA Sante Animale SA 2007-04-25 Vet Brands International, Inc. 2007-07-11 2
Libourne, France · www.ceva.com Miramar, Florida · www.vetbrands.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services - - 5 (16%) 761M (11%)
Food 1 (11%) - 3 (9%) -
Packaging 1 (11%) - 3 (9%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (6%) 1.1B (16%)
Building Materials - - 2 (6%) 485M (7%)
Distribution 1 (11%) 282M (100%) 2 (6%) 282M (4%)
Aerospace 1 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Retail 1 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) 3.7B (56%)
Publishing - - 1 (3%) 310M (5%)
Construction 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Digital Media 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) -
Insurance - - 1 (3%) -
Life Science 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 9 $282M 32 $6.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 9 (100%) 282M (100%) 29 (91%) 5.6B (85%)
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (3%) 544M (8%)
Belgium - - 2 (6%) 485M (7%)
Switzerland - - 1 (3%) 518M (8%)
Domestic 9 (100%) 282M (100%) 29 (91%) 5.6B (85%)
Cross-border - - 3 (9%) 1.0B (15%)
Total 9 $282M 32 $6.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 6 (67%) 282M (100%) 15 (47%) 6.6B (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (22%) - 14 (44%) -
Growth Capital 1 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 9 $282M 32 $6.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 14 (64%) 1.3B (64%)
Trade Sale 4 (18%) -
Unknown 2 (9%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (5%) 705M (36%)
Merger 1 (5%) -
Total 22 $2.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothschild Global Advisory
2
Leonardo & Co.
1
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Mayer Brown
2
Clifford Chance LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.7B
$100M to $1B 7 $2.9B
TOTAL $6.6B
Largest Vivarte SAS
$3.7B (2007-03-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $2.0B
TOTAL $2.0B
Largest Souriau SAS
$705M (2011-07-27)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
44%
14 (44%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
55%
12 (55%)
Strategic(s)
9%
2 (9%)

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