Verlinvest Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Verlinvest’s most common sectors for investment are beverages (41%) and apparel/textiles (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (41%) and venture (19%). In total, Verlinvest has invested in 3 US states and 12 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired Nashik Vintners Pvt. for $15M.

In the last 3 years, Verlinvest has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%). 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 Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 19 1 2 - - - 22
vol $26M $26M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 - - - 2 - 4
vol $4.1B $40M $4.1B
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Think & Learn Pvt. Ltd. (dba Byju) 2017-07-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Bengaluru, India · www.byjus.com
All Market, Inc. 2017-01-01 - Growth Capital
, United States · www.allmarketinc.com
Oatly AB 2016-12-02 - Growth Capital
Malmo, Sweden · www.oatly.com
Jade E-Services Singapore Pte Ltd. 2012-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, Singapore · www.zalora.com
popchips, Inc. 2012-04-23 - Secondary Buyout
San Francisco, California · www.popchips.com
Brandtone Ltd. 2011-08-22 11M EUR Venture
Dublin 6, Ireland · www.brandtone.ie
Marqt BV 2011-01-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.marqt.com
Nashik Vintners Pvt. Ltd. 2010-11-15 15M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mumbai, India · www.sulawines.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Valtech SE 2009-10-01 Infocentric Research AG 2019-12-04 7
Paris, France · www.valtech.com Baden, Switzerland · www.infocentric.ch
Think & Learn Pvt. Ltd. (dba Byju) 2017-07-25 Tangible Play, Inc. 2019-01-16 2
Bengaluru, India · www.byjus.com Palo Alto, California · www.playosmo.com
Think & Learn Pvt. Ltd. (dba Byju) 2017-07-25 Math Adventures Education LLP 2018-07-24 1
Bengaluru, India · www.byjus.com Bengaluru, India · www.mathadventures.in
Valtech SE 2009-10-01 Non-Linear Creations, Inc. 2017-06-01 6
Paris, France · www.valtech.com Toronto, Ontario · www.nonlinearcreations.com
Valtech SE 2009-10-01 Graion 2016-06-24 5
Paris, France · www.valtech.com Buenos Aires City, Argentina · www.graion.com
Valtech SE 2009-10-01 W.illi.am/ 2015-07-08 4
Paris, France · www.valtech.com Montreal, Quebec · w.illi.am
Valtech SE 2009-10-01 Neon Stingray Pvt Ltd. 2014-08-08 3
Paris, France · www.valtech.com Chippendale, Australia · www.neonstingray.com
Valtech SE 2009-10-01 H2O Media AG 2011-08-25 2
Paris, France · www.valtech.com Munich, Germany
Valtech SE 2009-10-01 Adea 2010-12-22 1
Paris, France · www.valtech.com , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Beverages 7 (44%) 15M (57%) 9 (41%) 15M (57%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) - 2 (9%) -
Food 1 (6%) - 2 (9%) -
Communications 1 (6%) 11M (43%) 1 (5%) 11M (43%)
Building Materials - - 1 (5%) -
Business Services 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Gaming 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Information Technology 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (5%) -
Total 16 $26M 22 $26M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (19%) - 5 (23%) -
  California 2 (13%) - 3 (14%) -
  New York - - 1 (5%) -
France 3 (19%) - 5 (23%) -
India 2 (13%) 15M (57%) 2 (9%) 15M (57%)
Netherlands 1 (6%) - 2 (9%) -
Ireland 1 (6%) 11M (43%) 1 (5%) 11M (43%)
United Kingdom 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Belgium 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Brazil 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Denmark 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Singapore 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Sweden 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Malta - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Cross-border 15 (94%) 26M (100%) 21 (95%) 26M (100%)
Total 16 $26M 22 $26M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (44%) 15M (57%) 9 (41%) 15M (57%)
Venture 3 (19%) 11M (43%) 4 (18%) 11M (43%)
Growth Capital 2 (13%) - 3 (14%) -
PIPE 2 (13%) - 2 (9%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (9%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 16 $26M 22 $26M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (50%) 4.1B (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (25%) -
Trade Sale 1 (25%) -
Total 4 $4.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $26M
TOTAL $26M
Largest Nashik Vintners Pvt. Ltd.
$15M (2010-11-15)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $4.1B
< $100M 1 $40M
TOTAL $4.1B
Largest Energy Brands, Inc. (dba Glacèau)
$4.1B (2007-05-25)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
1 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
3 75%

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