Sponsor Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Sponsor Capital has acquired 5 companies.

Sponsor Capital’s most common sectors for investment are business services (17%) and staffing (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and stake purchase (21%). In total, Sponsor Capital has invested in 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Sponsor Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Sponsor Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Lindorff Group AB for $2.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity43
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 1

Sponsor Capital

Mannerheimintie 4,
Helsinki, 00100
Finland
+358 9 680 3300
www.sponsor.fi
info@sponsor.fi

Sponsor Capital is a private equity group focused on acquiring and investing in Finnish companies looking to expand abroad. The Firm targets profitable, stable businesses with €15 to €150 million in revenue. Prospective transaction situations include buyouts, growth capital financings, restructurings, family successions, divestitures, and privatizations. Sponsor Capital was established in 1997 and is headquartered in Helsinki.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Real Estate, Retail, Software, Staffing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 15 150
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 18 - 2 3 - - 23
Sell (1.2/yr) # 14 3 - - 3 - 20
vol $2.6B $2.6B
  43

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Kymsol 2019-12-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Oulu, Finland · www.kymsol.com
TLT Group Oy 2019-07-10 - Sold to Management
Turku, Finland · www.tltgroup.fi
Plastiroll Oy 2019-05-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Ylöjärvi, Finland · www.plastiroll.fi
Herrmans Oy Ab 2018-12-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Jakobstad, Finland · www.herrmans.eu
Duell Bike-Center Oy 2018-07-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mustasaari, Finland · www.duell.fi
Myllyn Paras Oy 2018-01-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hyvinkaa, Finland · www.myllynparas.fi
StaffPoint Oy 2017-10-05 - Secondary Buyout
Helsinki, Finland · www.staffpoint.fi
TLT Group Oy 2017-06-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Turku, Finland · www.tltgroup.fi
Lehtipiste Oy 2016-09-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Vantaa, Finland · www.lehtipiste.fi
Realia Group Oy 2016-06-02 - Secondary Buyout
Helsinki, Finland · www.realiagroup.fi
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Duell Bike-Center Oy 2018-07-30 Jofama AB - Halvarssons & Lindstrands Brands 2019-09-06 1
Mustasaari, Finland · www.duell.fi Malung, Sweden
StaffPoint Oy 2017-10-05 Valtti Henkilöstöratkaisut Oy 2019-06-27 1
Helsinki, Finland · www.staffpoint.fi Tampere, Finland · www.valttiratkaisut.fi

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (14%) - 4 (17%) -
Consumer Products 2 (29%) - 2 (8%) -
Distribution 1 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
Food 1 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
Staffing 1 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Communications - - 1 (4%) -
Construction - - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (4%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (4%) -
Retail - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 24 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Finland 7 (100%) - 22 (92%) -
Norway - - 1 (4%) -
Sweden - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 24 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (57%) - 9 (38%) -
Stake Purchase - - 5 (21%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (43%) - 4 (17%) -
Growth Capital - - 3 (13%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (4%) -
Going Private - - 1 (4%) -
Merger - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 24 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 9 (45%) -
Secondary Sale 6 (30%) 2.6B (100%)
Sold to Management 2 (10%) -
Stake Sale 2 (10%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $2.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Krogerus
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.6B
TOTAL $2.6B
Largest Lindorff Group AB
$2.6B (2014-07-18)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
75%
3 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
1 25%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
41%
7 41%
Strategic(s)
59%
10 59%

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