Star Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Asset Manager Profile

In the last 3 years, Star Capital has acquired 4 companies.

Star Capital’s most common sectors for investment areelectrical equipment (12%) and consumer services (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (84%) and secondary buyout (8%). In total, Star Capital has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2003 when it acquired Eutelsat Group for $237M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (55%). Star Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Vetriceramici for $94M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity36
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 3

Star Capital

Star Capital SGR SPA

Via Pietro Paleocapa, 6,
Milan, 20121
Italy
+39 02 88 58 54 11
www.starcapital.it
info@starcapital.it

Star Capital is a private equity firm focused on lower middle-market acquisitions of Italian companies. The Firm targets profitable businesses with €15 to €50 million of EBITDA and €3 to €10 million of revenue. Star Capital is a generalist investor, however the Firm will not consider early-stage or distressed companies. Star Capital was formed in 2000 and is headquartered in Milan.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Digital Media, Distribution, E-Commerce, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Engineering, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Software, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 15 50
Target EBITDA 3 10
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 20 1 2 1 1 - 25
vol $283M $283M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 11 - - - - - 11
vol $138M $138M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Optoplast Srl 2023-01-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Turin, Italy · www.optoplast.org
Gruppo Edicom Spa 2022-11-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Venice, Italy · www.gruppoedicomspa.it
Biodesign SpA 2021-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rubano, Italy · www.bio.design
Starlight Group SpA 2021-05-01 - Consolidation
Milan, Italy · www.starlight.lighting
Typos Holding SPA 2020-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Milan, Italy · www.typosholding.com
GIA S.p.a 2018-10-29 - Secondary Sale
Trecate, Italy · www.gia.it
CastFutura S.p.A. 2018-10-26 - Trade Sale
Terno D'isola, Italy · www.castfuturagroup.com
Olivotto Ferrè S.p.A. 2018-09-27 24M EUR Trade Sale
Avigliana, Italy · www.olivotto.it
Star New Generation Spa 2018-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Milan, Italy · www.sng.moda
Codyeco S.p.A. 2017-11-02 - Trade Sale
Santa Croce sull'Arno, Italy · www.codyeco.it
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Electrical Equipment 2 (18%) - 3 (12%) 28M (10%)
Machinery - - 2 (8%) 18M (7%)
Automotive 1 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
Business Services 2 (18%) - 2 (8%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (8%) -
Consumer Products 1 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
Consumer Services 1 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (8%) -
Communications - - 1 (4%) 237M (84%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
Distribution - - 1 (4%) -
E-Commerce 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
Engineering - - 1 (4%) -
Life Science 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
Transportation - - 1 (4%) -
Total 11 - 25 $283M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Italy 11 (100%) - 23 (92%) 47M (16%)
France - - 1 (4%) 237M (84%)
Spain - - 1 (4%) -
Total 11 - 25 $283M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (91%) - 21 (84%) 18M (7%)
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (8%) 28M (10%)
Divestiture - - 1 (4%) 237M (84%)
Consolidation 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 11 - 25 $283M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 4 (36%) 94M (68%)
Secondary Sale 4 (36%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (18%) 45M (32%)
IPO 1 (9%) -
Total 11 $138M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
K Finance
2
William Blair
1
Legal Deals
Russo De Rosa Associati
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $237M
< $100M 2 $47M
TOTAL $283M
Largest Eutelsat Group
$237M (2003-03-05)
sell # Total
< $100M 3 $138M
TOTAL $138M
Largest Vetriceramici S.p.A.
$94M (2014-12-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
2 (8%)
Strategic(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
36%
4 (36%)
Strategic(s)
55%
6 (55%)

FAQ

When was Star Capital founded?

Star Capital was founded in 2000.

What type of investor is Star Capital?

Star Capital is an asset manager.

Where is Star Capital headquartered?

Star Capital is headquartered in Milan, Italy.

How much capital does Star Capital have under management?

Star Capital has 401M EUR under management.

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