Syntaxis Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Syntaxis Capital’s most common sectors for investment are communications (18%) and internet software and services (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (36%) and growth capital (24%). In total, Syntaxis Capital has invested in 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired LaborMed Pharma SA for $139M.

In the last 3 years, Syntaxis Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (56%). Syntaxis Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold GTS Central Europe for $615M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 1

Syntaxis Capital

Wipplingerstrasse 31/1,
Vienna, 1010
Austria
+43 1 613 4469
www.syntaxis-capital.com
office@syntaxis-capital.com

Syntaxis Capital is a private debt investor dedicated to providing long term capital to fast-growing medium-sized companies in Central Europe. It looks to invests in companies with an enterprise value of €50 - €300 million. Types of transactions include buyouts, growth capital, and consolidations. Syntaxis Capital was formed in 2006 and is based in Vienna, Austria with additional office in Warsaw, Guernsey.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Manufacturing, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Renewable Energy, Retail, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 2 -
Investment Size 8 10
Enterprise Value 50 300
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 17 - - - - - 17
vol $139M $139M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 5 1 - 1 2 - 9
vol $767M $118M $885M
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
TES Vsetin a.s. 2019-10-16 - Secondary Buyout
Vsetín, Czech Republic · www.tes.cz
POLFLAM Sp. z oo 2019-02-19 - Secondary Buyout
Runów, Poland · www.polflam.pl
Bik Brokers Sp. z o.o. 2018-07-31 - Secondary Buyout
Gdansk, Poland · www.bikbrokers.pl
AXTONE Sp. z o.o. 2016-11-04 118M USD Add-on Acquisition
Kanczuga, Poland · www.axtone.eu
TRANS POLONIA SA 2015-12-01 - Acquisition Financing
Tczew, Poland · www.transpolonia.pl
Loconi Intermodal S.A. 2015-12-01 - Recapitalization
Gdynia, Poland · www.loconi.pl
Home.pl Sp. z o.o. 2015-07-10 152M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Szczecin, Poland · www.home.pl
Uğurlu Oto Cam San. Tic. A.Ş. 2015-01-20 - Growth Capital
Istanbul, Turkey · www.ugurluotocam.com.tr
eSKY.pl S.A. 2014-07-17 - Growth Capital
Katowice, Poland · www.esky.pl
Ultimo Sp. z o.o. 2014-07-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Warsaw, Poland · www.ultimo.com.pl
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications - - 3 (18%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (14%) - 2 (12%) -
Manufacturing 1 (14%) - 2 (12%) -
Transportation 2 (29%) - 2 (12%) -
Life Science - - 1 (6%) 139M (100%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Building Materials 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (6%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (6%) -
Insurance - - 1 (6%) -
Machinery - - 1 (6%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 7 - 17 $139M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Poland 5 (71%) - 12 (71%) -
Romania 1 (14%) - 2 (12%) 139M (100%)
Turkey 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Czech Republic - - 1 (6%) -
Latvia - - 1 (6%) -
Total 7 - 17 $139M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (14%) - 6 (35%) 139M (100%)
Growth Capital 3 (43%) - 4 (24%) -
Recapitalization 1 (14%) - 3 (18%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (14%) - 3 (18%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 7 - 17 $139M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (33%) 885M (100%)
Secondary Sale 3 (33%) -
Trade Sale 3 (33%) -
Total 9 $885M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Macfarlanes LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $139M
TOTAL $139M
Largest LaborMed Pharma SA
$139M (2008-02-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $885M
TOTAL $885M
Largest GTS Central Europe
$615M (2013-11-11)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
38%
3 38%
Strategic(s)
63%
5 63%

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