Sponsor Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Sponsor Capital has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

Sponsor Capital’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (16%) and food (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, Sponsor Capital has invested in 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Sponsor Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (55%). 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 Activity47
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • 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 ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 23 - - - 2 - 25
Sell (1.0/yr) # 17 3 - 1 1 - 22
vol $2.6B $2.6B
  47

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
LTP Group Oy 2022-12-07 - Secondary Buyout
Vantaa, Finland · www.ltplogistics.fi
Fresh Servant Oy 2022-09-25 - Growth Capital
Edsevö, Finland · www.fresh.fi
Myllyn Paras Oy 2022-06-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Hyvinkaa, Finland · www.myllynparas.fi
Haltija Group Oy 2021-11-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Vantaa, Finland · www.haltija.fi
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
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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (14%) - 4 (15%) -
Food 1 (14%) - 3 (12%) -
Consumer Products 2 (29%) - 2 (8%) -
Distribution 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 (4%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (4%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (4%) -
Retail - - 1 (4%) -
Transportation 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 26 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Finland 7 (100%) - 24 (92%) -
Norway - - 1 (4%) -
Sweden - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 26 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (29%) - 9 (35%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (57%) - 5 (19%) -
Stake Purchase - - 5 (19%) -
Growth Capital 1 (14%) - 4 (15%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (4%) -
Going Private - - 1 (4%) -
Merger - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 26 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 11 (50%) -
Secondary Sale 6 (27%) 2.6B (100%)
Sold to Management 2 (9%) -
Stake Sale 2 (9%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (5%) -
Total 22 $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
Investor(s)
19%
5 (19%)
Strategic(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
27%
6 (27%)
Strategic(s)
55%
12 (55%)

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