Trail Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Trail Capital has acquired 1 company.

Trail Capital’s most common sectors for investment are building materials (10%) and business services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (60%) and secondary buyout (35%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Courtepaille for $160M.

In the last 3 years, Trail Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (72%). Trail Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Alti SA for $85M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity34
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 3

Trail Capital

12 Avenue Matignon,
Paris, 75 008
France
+33 1 55 35 55 00
www.trailcapital.eu
xmarin@trailcapital.eu

Trail Capital is a private equity firm focused on small to medium-sized French companies. Trail looks to make control equity investments and seeks to commit €20 to €50 million per transaction. The Firm is a 'hands on' investor and looks to work alongside management in building companies. Trail Capital was formed in 2007 and has offices in Paris, Beijing, and Luxembourg.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Distribution, Environmental, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Marketing, Medical Products, Restaurants, Retail, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 19 - - - 1 - 20
vol $160M $160M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 10 3 1 - - - 14
vol $105M $105M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Electropoli-Galvia spol. s r.o. 2019-03-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tremosnice, France · www.electropoli.com
Trefilaction SA 2017-11-01 - Unknown
Aubervilliers, France
Sogelink SAS 2016-12-16 - Secondary Buyout
Caluire et Cuire, France · www.sogelink.fr
Alkern 2016-12-14 - Secondary Buyout
Harnes, France · www.alkern.fr
Talentia Software 2016-01-12 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.talentia-software.com
AMS (Assistances Médicales Spécialisées) 2015-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Cedex, France · www.amsmedical.fr
Rougnon SARL 2015-04-30 - Secondary Buyout
Velizy Villacoublay Cedex, France · www.grouperougnon.fr
Nerim SAS 2015-04-15 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.nerim.fr
ORC Communications 2015-01-01 - Unknown
Paris, France · www.orc.fr
Menix Group (SERF) 2014-04-10 - Growth Capital
Décines-Charpieu, France · www.serf.fr
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Buffet Crampon 2012-02-27 Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc. 2016-04-04 1
Mantes La Ville, France · www.buffet-crampon.com Maynard, Massachusetts · www.powellflutes.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Building Materials - - 2 (10%) -
Business Services - - 2 (10%) -
Communications - - 2 (10%) -
Distribution - - 2 (10%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (5%) 160M (100%)
Chemicals 1 (20%) - 1 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (20%) - 1 (5%) -
Environmental 1 (20%) - 1 (5%) -
Food - - 1 (5%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (5%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (5%) -
Marketing 1 (20%) - 1 (5%) -
Medical Products 1 (20%) - 1 (5%) -
Retail - - 1 (5%) -
Software - - 1 (5%) -
Total 5 - 20 $160M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 5 (100%) - 20 (100%) 160M (100%)
Total 5 - 20 $160M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (40%) - 12 (60%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (40%) - 7 (35%) 160M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (20%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 5 - 20 $160M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (71%) 20M (19%)
Trade Sale 2 (14%) 85M (81%)
Unknown 2 (14%) -
Total 14 $105M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
De Pardieu Brocas Maffei
1
August & Debouzy
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $160M
TOTAL $160M
Largest Courtepaille
$160M (2011-03-01)
sell # Total
< $100M 2 $105M
TOTAL $105M
Largest Alti SA
$85M (2013-06-28)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
8 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
88%
14 88%
Strategic(s)
13%
2 13%

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