Sparring Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Sparring Capital has acquired 6 companies.

Sparring Capital’s most common sectors for investment are transportation (14%) and distribution (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (45%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%). In total, Sparring Capital has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2003 when it acquired Eutelsat Communications S.A. for $237M.

In the last 3 years, Sparring Capital has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (44%). Sparring Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Fraikin Groupe SA for $1.5B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity45
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 2

Sparring Capital

6 Avenue Marceau,
Paris, 75008
France
+33 1 58 36 49 50
www.sparringcapital.com
contact@sparringcapital.com

Sparring Capital Capital is a private equity firm focused on acquiring majority positions in private medium-sized French companies. Pragma looks to fund leveraged buyouts and development capital financings of businesses with high barriers to entry and that lead their respective market niches. The Firm typically seeks companies with at least €10 million in revenue and at least €2 million of EBITDA. Sparring Capital was formed in 2002 and is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Packaging, Publishing, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 -
Target EBITDA 2 -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 21 2 1 1 3 1 29
vol $349M $349M
Sell (1.6/yr) # 8 4 4 - - - 16
vol $1.5B $1.5B
  45

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pure Trade Worldwide 2020-02-27 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.pure-trade.com
Nalys 2019-09-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brussels, Belgium · www.nalys-group.com
Cesacap SAS 2019-05-07 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.cesa-groupe.com
Intermèdes Group 2019-04-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paris, France · www.intermedes.com
gsri informatique 2018-01-01 - Secondary Buyout
Chelles, France · www.gsri.fr
Trefilaction SA 2017-11-01 - Unknown
Aubervilliers, France
IMX Distribution Group 2017-10-04 - Secondary Buyout
Pantin, France · www.imxpostal.com
CNN MCO 2017-09-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Guipavas, France · www.cnn-mco.fr
The Burnet Group 2017-07-01 - Unknown
Chasseneuil du Poitou, France · www.brunet-groupe.fr
Leyton & Associates 2017-06-13 - Sold to Management
Cedex, France · www.leyton.fr
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Transportation 1 (8%) - 4 (14%) -
Distribution - - 3 (10%) -
Business Services - - 2 (7%) -
Information Technology 2 (17%) - 2 (7%) -
Leisure 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Marine 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Retail 2 (17%) - 2 (7%) -
Communications - - 1 (3%) 237M (68%)
Manufacturing - - 1 (3%) 113M (32%)
Building Materials 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Insurance - - 1 (3%) -
Life Science - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery - - 1 (3%) -
Packaging 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Publishing - - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 29 $349M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 11 (92%) - 27 (93%) 349M (100%)
Belgium 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 11 (92%) - 27 (93%) 349M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Total 12 - 29 $349M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 6 (50%) - 13 (45%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (33%) - 12 (41%) 113M (32%)
Growth Capital 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) 237M (68%)
Going Private 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 29 $349M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 7 (44%) 1.5B (100%)
Trade Sale 4 (25%) -
Sold to Management 2 (13%) -
Unknown 2 (13%) -
IPO 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $1.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Natixis Partners España
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $349M
TOTAL $349M
Largest Eutelsat Communications S.A.
$237M (2003-03-05)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.5B
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest Fraikin Groupe SA
$1.5B (2007-02-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
94%
16 94%
Strategic(s)
6%
1 6%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
82%
9 82%
Strategic(s)
18%
2 18%

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