Unigrains Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Unigrains’ most common sectors for investment areagriculture (29%) and consumer products (15%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (58%) and add-on acquisition (15%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired Mecatherm SA for $135M.

In the last 3 years, Unigrains has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Unigrains

23 avenue de Neuilly,
Paris, 75016
France
+33 (0)1 44 31 10 00
www.unigrains.fr

Unigrains is a private investment group focused on the agri-food and agro-industry sectors. The Firm looks to commit €1 to €100 million for minority positions in Western European companies. Unigrains will consider companies at all stages and looks for opportunities where it can assist with growth and other strategies. Unigrains was established in 1963 and is headquartered in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Food

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 100
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 6 1 - - - - 7
vol $135M $135M
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - - 2 - - 2
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Groupe CARSO 2021-12-16 - Secondary Buyout
Vénissieux, France · www.groupecarso.com
Nutrisens SAS 2021-01-26 - Secondary Buyout
Francheville, France · www.nutrisens.com
Tournus Equipement 2019-04-03 - Secondary Buyout
Tournus, France · www.tournus.com
Roger Descours Group 2018-10-19 - Growth Capital
Saint-Barthélemy-le-Meil, France · www.descours.fr
Mecatherm SA 2018-07-31 135M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Baremabach, France · www.mecatherm.fr
Ocealia 2017-09-04 - Growth Capital
Cognac, France · www.ocealia-groupe.fr
Groupe CARSO 2016-12-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Vénissieux, France · www.groupecarso.com
Sénalia 2014-01-01 - Growth Capital
Rouen, France · www.senalia.com
Groupe Advitam 2012-07-05 - Growth Capital
St. Laurent Blangy, France · www.groupe-advitam.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Agriculture 2 (33%) - 2 (29%) -
Machinery 1 (17%) 135M (100%) 1 (14%) 135M (100%)
Consumer Products 1 (17%) - 1 (14%) -
Food 1 (17%) - 1 (14%) -
Life Science - - 1 (14%) -
Transportation 1 (17%) - 1 (14%) -
Total 6 $135M 7 $135M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
France 6 (100%) 135M (100%) 7 (100%) 135M (100%)
Total 6 $135M 7 $135M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 4 (67%) - 4 (57%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (17%) 135M (100%) 1 (14%) 135M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (14%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (17%) - 1 (14%) -
Total 6 $135M 7 $135M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (100%) -
Total 2 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $135M
TOTAL $135M
Largest Mecatherm SA
$135M (2018-07-31)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
29%
2 (29%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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