VR Equitypartner Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, VR Equitypartner has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

VR Equitypartner’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (16%) and machinery (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (61%) and secondary buyout (19%). In total, VR Equitypartner has invested in 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, VR Equitypartner has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity43
    • M&A Buy Activity33
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 4

VR Equitypartner GmbH

Platz der Republik 6,
Frankfurt, 60265
Germany
+49 69 7447-7209
www.vrep.de
mail@vrep.de

VR Equitypartner is a generalist private equity firm that provides equity and mezzanine financing to companies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. VR does not have any sector preferences and targets medium sized business with at least €20 million in revenues. VR seeks stable businesses with strong growth prospects and experienced management. For both equity and mezzanine needs, the Firm looks to invest €1.5 to €15 million per transaction. VR was formed in 1970 and based in Frankfurt.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electronics, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Medical Products, Retail, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 15
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 23 3 1 1 4 1 33
Sell (1.2/yr) # 4 2 - 2 1 1 10
  43

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
aku.automation GmbH 2020-09-02 - Growth Capital
Aalen, Germany · www.aku.eu
VAUTID GmbH 2020-03-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Ostfildern, Germany · www.vautidgroup.com
Bookwire Gesellschaft zum Vertrieb digitaler Medien mbH 2019-12-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Frankfurt, Germany · www.bookwire.de
Duo Plast AG 2019-07-05 - Secondary Buyout
Lauterbach, Germany · www.duoplast.ag
SIGNON Österreich GmbH 2019-07-01 - Divestiture
Wien, Austria · www.signon-it.com
Votronic Electronic-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG 2019-04-04 - Stake Purchase
Lauterbach, Germany · www.votronic.de
Informatik Consulting Systems AG 2019-04-01 - Stake Purchase
Stuttgart, Germany · www.ics-ag.de
LEUNA-Tenside GmbH 2018-11-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Leuna, Germany · www.leuna-tenside.de
APZ Auto-Pflege-Zentrum GmbH 2018-08-21 - Divestiture
Darmstadt, Germany · www.apz-carmotion.de
Piller Entgrattechnik GmbH 2018-04-01 - Secondary Buyout
Ditzingen, Germany · www.piller-online.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Kälte Eckert GmbH 2017-08-01 Gartner, Keil & Co. GmbH 2020-04-28 2
Markgröningen, Germany · www.kaelte-eckert.de Neulubheim, Germany · www.gartner-keil.de
Kälte Eckert GmbH 2017-08-01 Günther Kältetechnik GmbH 2019-11-26 1
Markgröningen, Germany · www.kaelte-eckert.de Plüderhausen, Germany · www.kaelteguenther.de
Hör Technologie Group 2013-10-02 Pichler & Strobl GmbH 2018-03-27 1
Weiden, Germany · www.hoer-technologie.de Anthering, Austria · www.pichler-strobl.at
Ostertag Solutions AG 2016-06-08 euromicron solutions GmbH 2017-05-30 1
Walddorfhaslach, Germany · www.ostertag.de Munich, Germany · www.euromicron-solutions.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 5 (24%) - 5 (15%) -
Machinery 1 (5%) - 3 (9%) -
Business Services 2 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Chemicals 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Food 2 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (6%) -
Packaging 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 2 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Electronics - - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Marine - - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (3%) -
Plastics 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Total 21 - 33 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 20 (95%) - 31 (94%) -
Austria 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 20 (95%) - 31 (94%) -
Cross-border 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Total 21 - 33 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (48%) - 20 (61%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (24%) - 6 (18%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (14%) - 4 (12%) -
Divestiture 2 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Growth Capital 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 21 - 33 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 5 (50%) -
Secondary Sale 3 (30%) -
Sold to Management 1 (10%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (10%) -
Total 10 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Livingstone Partners LLP
1
Legal Deals
King & Wood Mallesons
1
Ashurst LLP
1
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
1

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
78%
7 78%
Strategic(s)
22%
2 22%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
38%
3 38%
Strategic(s)
63%
5 63%

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