Triton Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Triton Partners has acquired 21 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Triton Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (11%) and business services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (39%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%). In total, Triton Partners has invested in 3 US states and 14 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired DencoHappel for $1.5B.

In the last 3 years, Triton Partners has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%). Triton Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Phadia AB for $1.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity103
    • M&A Buy Activity73
    • M&A Sell Activity30
  • Total Sectors Invested 28
  • Total Countries Invested 14
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 46
  • M&A Advisors 9

Triton Partners

Schillerstraße 20,
Frankfurt, 60313
Germany
+49 69 92102 0
www.triton-partners.com
info@triton-partners.com

Triton Partners is an investment firm focused on investing in medium-size companies headquartered in Western and Northern Europe. This includes businesses in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Triton generally pursues market leading companies with the potential for change, as well as growth opportunities through operational improvements. Sectors of interest include business services, consumer products, consumer services, healthcare, and industrials. Triton Partners was formed in 1997 and is based in Frankfurt, Germany.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Food, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Safety/Security, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Special Situations/Distressed

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
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M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (5.4/yr) # 46 3 10 7 5 2 73
vol $6.2B $6.2B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 22 - 2 3 3 - 30
vol $4.5B $594M $930M $6.0B
  103

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Lamina Technologies S.A. 2020-05-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Yverdon les Bains, Switzerland · www.lamina-tech.ch
Renk Aktiengesellschaft 2020-01-30 - Stake Purchase
Augsburg, Germany · www.renk-ag.com
Norstat ASA 2019-09-30 - Secondary Buyout
Oslo, Norway · www.norstat.no
All4Labels Group GmbH 2019-08-19 - Growth Capital
Witzhave, Germany · www.all4labels.com
Atnahs Pharma UK Ltd. 2019-06-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.atnahs.com
Tokai COBEX GmbH 2019-06-17 930M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Wiesbaden, Germany · www.tokaicobex.com
Royal Reesink N.V. 2019-06-11 - Secondary Buyout
Apeldoorn, Netherlands · www.reesink.com
Befesa Medio Ambiente S.A. 2019-06-06 - Unknown
Seville, Spain · www.befesa.es
Brambles Ltd. - IFCO RPC Business 2019-02-25 - Divestiture
Sydney, Australia
Nordic Tankers Trading A/S 2019-01-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.nordictankers.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
AVS Verkehrssicherung GmbH 2017-11-28 MIS GmbH (Mobile Informationssysteme) 2020-05-13 7
Kürten, Germany · www.avs-verkehrssicherung.de Senden, Germany · www.mis-gmbh.com
AVS Verkehrssicherung GmbH 2017-11-28 Gerding GmbH Verkehrstechnik 2020-05-13 6
Kürten, Germany · www.avs-verkehrssicherung.de Senden, Germany · www.gerding-vt.de
univativ GmbH & Co. KG 2017-06-27 OPUS ONE Recruitment GmbH 2020-05-08 1
Darmstadt, Germany · www.univativ.de Munich, Germany · www.opusone.team
Assemblin AB 2015-11-02 Orestadskyl AB 2020-05-05 2
Stockholm, Sweden · www.assemblin.com Loddekopinge, Sweden · www.tesab.se
Unica Groep 2017-07-26 PCT Koudetechniek 2020-03-17 2
Gelderland, Netherlands · www.unica.nl Deurne, Netherlands · www.pct.nl
OptiGroup AB 2008-04-30 Skovly-Gruppen AS 2020-02-24 18
Mölndal, Sweden · www.optigroup.com Oslo, Norway · www.skovly.no
NORRES Schlauchtechnik GmbH 2018-10-09 De Bernardi s.r.l 2020-02-03 1
Gelsenkirchen, Germany · www.norres.com Cusago, Italy · www.debernarditubi.it
AVS Verkehrssicherung GmbH 2017-11-28 Implenia SVA GmbH 2020-01-27 5
Kürten, Germany · www.avs-verkehrssicherung.de Saarbruecken, Germany
OptiGroup AB 2008-04-30 Walki Medical Oy 2019-11-21 17
Mölndal, Sweden · www.optigroup.com Valkeakoski, Finland · www.walkimedical.fi
OptiGroup AB 2008-04-30 Ekopack i Sydsverige AB 2019-08-27 16
Mölndal, Sweden · www.optigroup.com Malmo, Sweden · www.ekopack.se

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 7 (16%) 451M (14%) 8 (11%) 451M (7%)
Business Services 4 (9%) - 7 (10%) -
Machinery 4 (9%) 1.7B (55%) 5 (7%) 1.7B (27%)
Electrical Equipment 3 (7%) - 5 (7%) 163M (3%)
Transportation 2 (5%) - 4 (5%) 30M (< 1%)
Distribution 2 (5%) - 4 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (2%) 610M (20%) 3 (4%) 1.2B (19%)
Chemicals 1 (2%) - 3 (4%) 1.0B (16%)
Building Materials 1 (2%) - 3 (4%) 123M (2%)
Energy Services and Equipment 3 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
Information Technology 3 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
Safety/Security 2 (5%) - 3 (4%) -
Environmental - - 2 (3%) 987M (16%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (3%) 238M (4%)
Construction 1 (2%) 123M (4%) 2 (3%) 123M (2%)
Engineering 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Forest Products 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Packaging 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Furniture 1 (2%) 230M (7%) 1 (1%) 230M (4%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
Automotive - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (1%) -
Food - - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Life Science 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Media 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Plastics 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Retail - - 1 (1%) -
Total 43 $3.1B 73 $6.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 14 (33%) 2.2B (69%) 25 (34%) 3.7B (59%)
Sweden 9 (21%) 733M (23%) 17 (23%) 1.3B (21%)
Denmark 3 (7%) - 6 (8%) 203M (3%)
Norway 4 (9%) 230M (7%) 5 (7%) 230M (4%)
Netherlands 3 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
Switzerland 3 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
United States 2 (5%) - 3 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
Finland - - 3 (4%) -
United Kingdom 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Italy 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Australia 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Spain - - 1 (1%) 814M (13%)
Austria - - 1 (1%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 14 (33%) 2.2B (69%) 25 (34%) 3.7B (59%)
Cross-border 29 (67%) 963M (31%) 48 (66%) 2.5B (41%)
Total 43 $3.1B 73 $6.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 13 (30%) 2.2B (69%) 28 (38%) 4.7B (75%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 12 (28%) - 20 (27%) 599M (10%)
Secondary Buyout 13 (30%) 963M (31%) 17 (23%) 963M (15%)
Stake Purchase 3 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
Growth Capital 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Total 43 $3.1B 73 $6.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (33%) 3.8B (63%)
Secondary Sale 8 (27%) 1.4B (24%)
Trade Sale 8 (27%) 791M (13%)
IPO 2 (7%) -
Unknown 2 (7%) -
Total 30 $6.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1
Castlegreen Partners LLP
1
UBS Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Linklaters LLP
4
Ashurst LLP
1
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $2.5B
$100M to $1B 11 $3.7B
< $100M 1 $30M
TOTAL $6.2B
Largest DencoHappel GmbH
$1.5B (2014-04-16)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.4B
$100M to $1B 8 $4.6B
TOTAL $6.0B
Largest Phadia AB
$1.4B (2006-11-16)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
53%
29 53%
Strategic(s)
47%
26 47%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
9 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
18 67%

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