The Invus Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, The Invus Group has invested in 1 company.

The Invus Group’s most common sectors for investment are apparel/textiles (13%) and consumer products (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (25%) and recapitalization (25%). In total, The Invus Group has invested in 5 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1999 when it acquired Weight Watchers International for $735M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (75%). The Invus Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Bluemercury for $210M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 1

The Invus Group

750 Lexington Avenue, 30th Floor,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 371-1717
www.invus.com
nyoffice@invus.com

The Invus Group is a private, global investment firm that makes equity investments in private and public companies. For private companies, Invus seeks control as well as minority investments in high-growth companies where the firm can add strategic value. For public companies, Invus looks to invest in small to mid-cap stocks that are trading below the firm's assessment of their intrinsic business value. Areas of interest include consumer products and services, food, specialty retail, software, biotech, medical devices and products and services to professionals. Invus typically targets investments in the US, Europe, and Asia. The Invus Group was formed in 1985 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Education, Food, Healthcare Services, Life Science, Retail, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 5 2 1 - - - 8
vol $865M $865M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $210M $210M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bizagi 2017-09-13 - Growth Capital
Bucks, United Kingdom · www.bizagi.com
Ashley Stewart, Inc. 2016-06-06 - Secondary Buyout
Secaucus, New Jersey · www.ashleystewart.com
SnagAJob.com, Inc. 2016-02-04 - Growth Capital
Glen Allen, Virginia · www.snagajob.com
Bluemercury, Inc. 2015-02-03 210M USD Add-on Acquisition
Washington, DC, Washington · www.bluemercury.com
Juice Beauty, Inc. 2014-04-01 - Recapitalization
San Rafael, California · www.juicebeauty.com
Barracuda Networks, Inc. 2013-11-06 - IPO
Campbell, California · www.barracuda.com
Barracuda Networks, Inc. 2012-10-03 130M USD Recapitalization
Campbell, California · www.barracuda.com
Odontoprev S.A. 2006-12-01 - IPO
Barueri, Brazil · www.odontoprev.com.br
Bluemercury, Inc. 2006-06-01 - Secondary Buyout
Washington, DC, Washington · www.bluemercury.com
Weight Watchers International, Inc. 2001-09-29 - IPO
New York, New York · www.weightwatchers.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Services - - 1 (13%) 735M (85%)
Technology Hardware - - 1 (13%) 130M (15%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
Consumer Products 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (13%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
Retail - - 1 (13%) -
Software 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 4 - 8 $865M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (75%) - 6 (75%) 865M (100%)
  California 1 (25%) - 2 (25%) 130M (15%)
  Virginia 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
  New Jersey 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
  New York - - 1 (13%) 735M (85%)
  Washington - - 1 (13%) -
United Kingdom 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
Brazil - - 1 (13%) -
Domestic 3 (75%) - 6 (75%) 865M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (25%) - 2 (25%) -
Total 4 - 8 $865M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Recapitalization 1 (25%) - 2 (25%) 130M (15%)
Growth Capital 2 (50%) - 2 (25%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (25%) - 2 (25%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (13%) 735M (85%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (13%) -
Total 4 - 8 $865M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 3 (75%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (25%) 210M (100%)
Total 4 $210M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $865M
TOTAL $865M
Largest Weight Watchers International, Inc.
$735M (1999-07-23)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $210M
TOTAL $210M
Largest Bluemercury, Inc.
$210M (2015-02-03)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
75%
3 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
1 25%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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