Taros Capital BV Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Taros Capital BV’s most common sectors for investment are automotive (19%) and chemicals (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (69%) and growth capital (13%). In total, Taros Capital BV has invested in 1 US state and 4 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (55%). Taros Capital BV’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Taminco for $902M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 2

Taros Capital BV

Vinoly tower, 21th floor, Claude Debussylaan 46,
Amsterdam, 1082 MD
Netherlands
+31 (0) 20 4041221
www.taroscapital.com
amsterdam@taroscapital.com

Taros Capital is a private equity firm focused on investing in 'healthy', established, and profitable businesses headquartered in the Netherlands, Germany or Belgium. Taros looks to invest in companies valued from €25 to €350 million with at least €5 million in EBITDA. Targeted transactions include corporate spin-offs, public to privates, secondary buyouts, investor buy-ins, and family/founder sales. Sectors of interest include automotive, industrial parts and equipment, chemicals, business services, leisure, and marketing. Taros Capital was formed in 2005 when the buyout team completed its spin-off from AlpInvest Partners N.V. The Group is headquartered in Amsterdam, with additional offices in Antwerp and Frankfurt.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Distribution, Electronics, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Software, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 25 350
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 16 - - - - - 16
Sell (0.0/yr) # 11 - - - - - 11
vol $1.2B $1.2B
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Raet BV 2011-08-24 - Secondary Buyout
Amersfoort, Netherlands · www.raet.nl
Itho Daalderop BV 2009-12-01 - Secondary Buyout
Schiedam, Netherlands · www.ithodaalderop.com
Novem Car Interior Design GmbH 2008-06-02 - Secondary Buyout
Vorbach, Germany · www.novem.de
ReMark International B.V. 2007-08-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Amstelveen, Netherlands · www.remarkgroup.com
Taminco Corp. 2007-07-04 902M EUR Secondary Buyout
Allentown, Pennsylvania · www.taminco.com
Essmann GmbH 2007-04-10 124M EUR Secondary Sale
Bad Salzuflen, Germany · www.essmann.de
Vetus den Ouden N.V. 2007-03-01 - Secondary Sale
Schiedam-Holland, Netherlands · www.vetus.nl
Zarges Tubesca GmbH 2007-01-29 176M EUR Secondary Buyout
Weilheim, Germany · www.zarges.de
PBSG (Professional Business Solutions Group) AG 2006-01-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Munich, Germany · www.pbsg.de
IMCD N.V. 2005-09-01 - Secondary Buyout
Rotterdam, Netherlands · www.imcdgroup.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Delft Instruments NV 2004-05-10 Enraf Holding B.V. 2007-07-31 1
Delft, Netherlands · www.delftinstruments.com , Netherlands

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive - - 3 (19%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (13%) -
Consumer Products - - 2 (13%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (13%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (6%) -
Electronics 1 (100%) - 1 (6%) -
Machinery - - 1 (6%) -
Marine - - 1 (6%) -
Marketing - - 1 (6%) -
Software - - 1 (6%) -
Staffing - - 1 (6%) -
Total 1 - 16 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany - - 8 (50%) -
Netherlands 1 (100%) - 6 (38%) -
United States - - 1 (6%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (6%) -
Belgium - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 1 (100%) - 6 (38%) -
Cross-border - - 10 (63%) -
Total 1 - 16 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 11 (69%) -
Growth Capital - - 2 (13%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (6%) -
Going Private 1 (100%) - 1 (6%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (6%) -
Total 1 - 16 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (73%) 1.2B (100%)
Trade Sale 3 (27%) -
Total 11 $1.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
1
Legal Deals
Linklaters LLP
2

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.2B
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Taminco Corp.
$902M (2007-07-04)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
70%
7 70%
Strategic(s)
30%
3 30%

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