Verlinvest Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Family Office Profile

In the last 3 years, Verlinvest has invested in 6 companies.

Verlinvest’s most common sectors for investment arebeverages (35%) and retail (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (32%) and growth capital (28%). In total, Verlinvest has invested in 3 US states and 13 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired Sula Vineyards for $15M.

In the last 3 years, Verlinvest has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). Verlinvest’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Energy Brands for $4.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity38
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 13
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 1

Verlinvest

Place Eugène Flagey 18,
Brussels, 1050
Belgium
+32 2 626 9870
www.verlinvest.com
inquiry@verlinvest.com

Verlinvest SA is a private family-owned investment holding firm specializing in branded consumer products and services investments. The Firm will consider investments in public and private companies and generally targets growth-oriented businesses addressing sizeable markets. Verlinvest looks to invest €30 to €150 million per investment and will consider both majority and minority positions. Verlinvest SA was formed in 1995 and is based in Brussels.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, E-Commerce, Education, Financial Services, Food, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Life Science, Medical Products, Safety/Security

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 30 150
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 23 - - - 5 1 29
vol $15M $15M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 6 - 3 - - - 9
vol $5.1B $40M $5.1B
  38

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Lahori 2022-01-12 - Venture
, India · www.lahorizeera.com
Pedego, Inc. 2021-12-17 - Growth Capital
Fountain Valley, California · www.pedegoelectricbikes.com
Good Goods Pty Ltd. 2021-09-15 - Venture
Melbourne, Australia · www.whogivesacrap.org
Earth Paws Pvt. Ltd. 2021-08-12 - Venture
New Delhi, India · www.headsupfortails.com
Juicy Chemistry 2021-07-27 - Venture
Coimbatore, India · www.juicychemistry.com
Liva Healthcare 2021-01-06 - Venture
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.livahealthcare.com
Carrières du Hainaut S.C.A. 2019-10-15 40M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Soignies, France · www.carrieresduhainaut.com
popchips, Inc. 2019-10-09 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.popchips.com
armonea SA 2019-02-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Mechelen, Belgium · www.armonea.be
Marqt BV 2017-05-01 - Unknown
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.marqt.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Beverages 4 (31%) - 10 (34%) 15M (100%)
Retail 2 (15%) - 3 (10%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Consumer Products 2 (15%) - 2 (7%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Business Services 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Communications - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (3%) -
Education 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Food - - 1 (3%) -
Gaming - - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 29 $15M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (23%) - 7 (24%) -
  California 2 (15%) - 4 (14%) -
  New York - - 1 (3%) -
India 4 (31%) - 5 (17%) 15M (100%)
France 1 (8%) - 5 (17%) -
Denmark 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Netherlands - - 2 (7%) -
United Kingdom 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Australia 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Singapore 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Sweden 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Belgium - - 1 (3%) -
Ireland - - 1 (3%) -
Malta - - 1 (3%) -
Vietnam - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic - - 1 (3%) -
Cross-border 13 (100%) - 28 (97%) 15M (100%)
Total 13 - 29 $15M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 5 (38%) - 9 (31%) -
Growth Capital 6 (46%) - 8 (28%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (8%) - 6 (21%) 15M (100%)
PIPE 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (7%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (7%) -
Total 13 - 29 $15M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (33%) 5.1B (100%)
Trade Sale 3 (33%) -
Unknown 2 (22%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (11%) -
Total 9 $5.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $15M
TOTAL $15M
Largest Sula Vineyards
$15M (2010-11-15)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $5.1B
< $100M 1 $40M
TOTAL $5.1B
Largest Energy Brands, Inc. (dba Glacèau)
$4.1B (2007-05-25)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
2 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Strategic(s)
67%
6 (67%)

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