UFG Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

UFG Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are business services (12%) and communications (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (70%) and stake purchase (12%). In total, UFG Private Equity has invested in 5 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). UFG Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold News Media for $80M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity36
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 1

UFG Private Equity

Legenda Tsvetnogo Business Center 2 Tsvetnoy Boulevard,
Moscow, 127051
Russia
+7 495 662 3030
www.ufgam.com/private-equity/
ufgam@ufgam.com

UFG Private Equity is a Russian private equity investment firm that also invests in the Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. UFG looks to invest $15 to $50 million in businesses valued from $20 to $400 million. The Firm does not have any industry preferences, but has a special interest in opportunities in media, IT, telecom, consumer staples, retail and infrastructure related businesses. UFG prefers acquiring controlling stakes, but will consider select minority positions. UFG Private Equity was formed in 2004 and is based in Moscow and is a unit of UFG Asset Management.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Internet Software and Services, Metals/Mining, Publishing, Renewable Energy, Retail, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 15 50
Enterprise Value 20 400
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 24 2 - - - - 26
Sell (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
vol $80M $80M
  36

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Masha and The Bear Ltd. 2016-12-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Moscow, Russia · www.mashabear.com
E-COM LLC 2016-08-30 - Stake Purchase
Moscow, Russia · www.exite.ru
Santens Service Logistics Group 2014-04-22 - Growth Capital
Moscow, Russia · www.santens.ru
OBL Pharm 2013-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Moscow, Russia · www.obolensk.ru
ZAO CB 2013-01-01 - Sold to Management
Moscow, Russia · www.unifinbank.ru
The Karo Film Group 2012-12-14 - Growth Capital
Moscow, Russia · www.karofilm.ru
KDL Group of Companies 2012-06-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Moscow, Russia · www.kdl.ru
Rising Star Media OOO 2011-06-06 - Trade Sale
Moscow, Russia · www.kinostardelux.ru
Yandex NV 2011-05-23 - IPO
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.yandex.com
Bakar Group 2011-01-01 - Trade Sale
St. Petersburg, Russia · www.bakar.ru
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (14%) - 3 (12%) -
Communications 1 (14%) - 3 (12%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (8%) -
Food - - 2 (8%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (29%) - 2 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
Metals/Mining - - 2 (8%) -
Transportation 1 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
Beverages - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (4%) -
Digital Media 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (4%) -
Publishing - - 1 (4%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (4%) -
Retail - - 1 (4%) -
Software - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 26 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Russia 7 (100%) - 21 (81%) -
France - - 2 (8%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (4%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (4%) -
Ukraine - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 7 (100%) - 21 (81%) -
Cross-border - - 5 (19%) -
Total 7 - 26 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (43%) - 18 (69%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (29%) - 3 (12%) -
Growth Capital 2 (29%) - 2 (8%) -
PIPE - - 1 (4%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (4%) -
Venture - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 26 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 6 (60%) 80M (100%)
Sold to Management 2 (20%) -
IPO 1 (10%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $80M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Van Campen Liem
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $80M
TOTAL $80M
Largest News Media
$80M (2008-01-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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