VIA equity a/s Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, VIA equity a/s has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

VIA equity a/s’ most common sectors for investment are software (35%) and electrical equipment (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (38%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%). In total, VIA equity a/s has invested in 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired Nets A/S for $2.6B.

In the last 3 years, VIA equity a/s has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). VIA equity a/s’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Neas Energy A/S for $241M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity51
    • M&A Buy Activity32
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • M&A Advisors 1

VIA equity a/s

Strandvejen 58,
Hellerup, 2900
Denmark
+45 3977 5060
www.viaequity.com
jhz@viaequity.com

VIA equity a/s is a private equity firm focused on buyouts and growth capital investments in Northern European companies. VIA can commit up to €25 million per investment and seeks companies generating revenues of €10 to €100 million. VIA will consider investing across a range of sectors, however the Firm prefers opportunities in the technology, media, and telecom industries. VIA equity was formed in 2006 and is based in Hellerup, Denmark.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Media, Software, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 25 1 5 - 1 - 32
vol $2.6B $2.6B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 16 1 - - 2 - 19
vol $265M $265M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Profit Software Oy 2020-11-27 - Secondary Buyout
Espoo, Finland · www.profitsoftware.com
EnviDan A/S 2020-11-23 - Secondary Buyout
Silkeborg, Denmark · www.envidan.dk
eSmiley A / S 2020-11-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.esmiley.dk
C&B Systemer 2018-09-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Taastrup, Denmark · www.cb.dk
Advania AB 2018-09-04 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.advania.com
GleSYS AB 2018-05-07 - Growth Capital
Falkenberg, Sweden · www.glesys.com
Elogic Systems A/S 2018-05-02 - Divestiture
Hornsyld, Denmark · www.elogicsystems.dk
Continia Software A/S 2018-04-05 - Secondary Buyout
Nørresundby, Denmark · www.continia.dk
Adra A/S (Adra Software) 2017-11-01 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.adra.com
Linka Energy A/S 2017-08-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lem, Denmark · www.linka.dk
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Advania AB 2018-09-04 Wise lausnir ehf. 2018-09-07 3
Stockholm, Sweden · www.advania.com Reykjavík, Iceland · www.wise.is
Linka Energy A/S 2017-08-31 Jernforsen Energi System AB 2018-06-01 1
Lem, Denmark · www.linka.dk Halmstad, Sweden · www.jernforsen.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 5 (38%) - 11 (34%) -
Electrical Equipment 2 (15%) - 5 (16%) -
Information Technology 2 (15%) - 5 (16%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (15%) - 4 (13%) -
Environmental 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) 2.6B (100%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 32 $2.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Denmark 9 (69%) - 20 (63%) 2.6B (100%)
Sweden 2 (15%) - 4 (13%) -
Norway 1 (8%) - 4 (13%) -
Finland 1 (8%) - 3 (9%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 32 $2.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 4 (31%) - 12 (38%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (31%) - 8 (25%) -
Venture 2 (15%) - 6 (19%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (15%) - 3 (9%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) 2.6B (100%)
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (3%) -
Divestiture 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 32 $2.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (32%) -
Trade Sale 5 (26%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (21%) 265M (100%)
IPO 1 (5%) -
Merger 1 (5%) -
Sold to Management 1 (5%) -
Unknown 1 (5%) -
Total 19 $265M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Advokatfirman Vinge KB
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.6B
TOTAL $2.6B
Largest Nets A/S
$2.6B (2014-03-24)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $241M
< $100M 2 $24M
TOTAL $265M
Largest Neas Energy A/S
$241M (2016-04-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
9%
3 (9%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
32%
6 (32%)
Strategic(s)
53%
10 (53%)

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