Trail Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Trail Capital has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Trail Capital’s most common sectors for investment arebuilding materials (9%) and business services (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and secondary buyout (34%). In total, Trail Capital has invested in 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Courtepaille for $160M.

In the last 3 years, Trail Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (62%). 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 Activity42
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 6

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 21 - 2 1 - - 24
vol $160M $160M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 14 1 - 1 2 - 18
vol $105M $19M $124M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Serf 2023-12-18 - Trade Sale
Décines-Charpieu, France · www.serf.fr
Mazarine Group SAS 2023-02-02 - Sold to Management
Paris, France · www.mazarine.com
Sepur 2022-02-28 - Secondary Sale
Thiverval-Grignon, France · www.sepur.com
LV Overseas 2022-01-26 - Secondary Buyout
Bruges, France · www.leonvincent.fr
Breitling SA 2021-10-26 - Stake Purchase
Grenchen, Switzerland · www.breitling.com
zooplus AG 2021-10-25 - Going Private
Munich, Germany · www.zooplus.de
Courtepaille 2020-09-29 19M EUR Trade Sale
Courcouronnes, France · www.courtepaille.com
APM Monaco 2019-04-17 - Growth Capital
L’Hercule à Monaco, Monaco · www.apm.mc
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Building Materials - - 2 (8%) -
Business Services - - 2 (8%) -
Communications - - 2 (8%) -
Consumer Products 2 (33%) - 2 (8%) -
Distribution - - 2 (8%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (4%) 160M (100%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
E-Commerce 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Environmental - - 1 (4%) -
Food - - 1 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (4%) -
Marketing - - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (4%) -
Retail - - 1 (4%) -
Software - - 1 (4%) -
Transportation 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 6 - 24 $160M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 3 (50%) - 21 (88%) 160M (100%)
Germany 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Monaco 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Switzerland 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 3 (50%) - 21 (88%) 160M (100%)
Cross-border 3 (50%) - 3 (13%) -
Total 6 - 24 $160M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (17%) - 12 (50%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (33%) - 8 (33%) 160M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (17%) - 2 (8%) -
Going Private 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 6 - 24 $160M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 11 (61%) 20M (16%)
Trade Sale 3 (17%) 104M (84%)
Unknown 2 (11%) -
Sold to Management 1 (6%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (6%) -
Total 18 $124M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
1
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 3 $124M
TOTAL $124M
Largest Alti SA
$85M (2013-06-28)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
38%
9 (38%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
61%
11 (61%)
Strategic(s)
22%
4 (22%)

FAQ

When was Trail Capital founded?

Trail Capital was founded in 2007.

What type of investor is Trail Capital?

Trail Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is Trail Capital headquartered?

Trail Capital is headquartered in Paris, France.

How much capital does Trail Capital have under management?

Trail Capital has 750M EUR under management.

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