M&A Deal Summary

Television Francaise 1 Acquires 1001 listes SA

On December 14, 2006, Television Francaise 1 acquired internet software and services company 1001 listes SA from Butler Capital Partners, APC Holdings and CITA INVESTISSEMENT for 20M EUR

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Television Francaise 1’s 1st transaction in the Internet Software and Services sector.
  • This is Television Francaise 1’s 0th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Television Francaise 1’s 1st transaction in France.
Investment Fate
  • 1001 listes SA was divested to a consortium of strategic buyers in 2011.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2006-12-14
Target 1001 listes SA
Sector Internet Software and Services
Buyer(s) Television Francaise 1
Sellers(s) Butler Capital Partners
APC Holdings
CITA INVESTISSEMENT
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 20M EUR

Target

1001 listes SA

Paris, France
website
1001 listes SA is a provider of online wedding list services.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Television Francaise 1

Boulogne, France

website


Category Company
Founded 1982
Sector Media
Employees3,216
Revenue 2.1B EUR (2020)
DESCRIPTION

Television Francaise 1 is a media holding company, the owner of channel Television Francaise 1, the largest European private TV channel, and Eurosport, the largest European sports network. Television Francaise 1 was founded in 1982 and is based in Boulogne, France.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 2
Sector (Internet Software and Services) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 2
Country (France) 1 of 2
Year (2006) 1 of 1
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-02-07 1001 listes SA

Paris, France

1001 listes SA is a provider of online wedding list services.

Sell -

Seller(S) 3

SELLER

Butler Capital Partners

Paris, France

Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1991
PE ASSETS 500M EUR
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Butler Capital Partners is a private investment firm that targets investments in France and Western Europe. Areas of interest include consumer products, transportation, business services, textiles, distribution, food, industrial products, marketing, and entertainment. Butler Capital is formed in 1991 and is based in Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 9 of 25
Sector (Internet Software and Services) 1 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 8
Country (France) 9 of 24
Year (2006) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-06-01 Autodistribution

Arcueil, France

Autodistribution is a distributor of car and heavy goods vehicle parts in France.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-01-11 Exlinea Group

St. Quentin en Yvelines, France

Exlinea Group is a provider of software solutions and services for the automotive sector.

Sell -
DESCRIPTION

APC Holdings is a private investment firm focused on acquiring lower middle-market businesses in the financial services, energy, real estate, and outsourcing sectors. APC looks for businesses with stable cash-flows, high-margins (> 20%), diverse customers, defensible market positions, limited cyclicality, and high barriers to entry. Target EBITDA is typically between $5 and $15 million. APC prefers opportunities located in the Southeast US. APC Holdings was formed in 2003 and is based in Orlando, Florida.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 2
Sector (Internet Software and Services) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 1
Country (France) 1 of 1
Year (2006) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-12-01 Workforce Logiq

Orlando, Florida, United States

Workforce Logiq is a global provider of software and services to large corporations in the fast-growing, global workforce management space. Workforce Logiq was formed in 1999 and is based in Orlando, Florida.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-12-01 Workforce Logiq

Orlando, Florida, United States

Workforce Logiq is a global provider of software and services to large corporations in the fast-growing, global workforce management space. Workforce Logiq was formed in 1999 and is based in Orlando, Florida.

Sell $200M
SELLER

CITA INVESTISSEMENT

Paris, France

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1985
PE ASSETS 76M EUR
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

CITA INVESTISSEMENT is an investment firm focused on providing capital across various business stages. CITA will consider providing venture capital for start-ups, development capital for companies in expansion, as well as funding leveraged buyouts of mature companies. CITA does not specialize in any particular industry sector and looks primarily at the management team when evaluating opportunities. CITA will consider investing as little as $1 million in venture transactions to as much as $12 million for leveraged buyouts. CITA INVESTISSEMENT was established in 1985 and is based in Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 13
Sector (Internet Software and Services) 2 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 4 of 6
Country (France) 7 of 12
Year (2006) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-11-29 ARIA Technologies SA

Boulogne-Billancourt, France

ARIA Technologies SA, a company created in 1990 and specializing in the study and modelisation of atmospheric environment, is leaving the Air Liquide group and speeding up its development.The company has a staff of about 30 members throughout Europe.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-12-31 Direct Energie SA

Paris, France

Alternative electricity provider for SMBs

Sell -