VR Equitypartner Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, VR Equitypartner has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

VR Equitypartner’s most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (14%) and machinery (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (56%) and secondary buyout (17%). In total, VR Equitypartner has invested in 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, VR Equitypartner has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (42%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity48
    • M&A Buy Activity36
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 5

VR Equitypartner GmbH

Platz der Republik,
Frankfurt, 60265
Germany
+49 69 710 476-0
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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 27 1 1 5 2 - 36
Sell (1.2/yr) # 6 - 2 1 2 1 12
  48

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Gottfried Stiller GmbH 2021-07-08 - Secondary Buyout
Cologne, Germany · www.megabad.com
N3K Informatik GmbH 2020-11-23 - Secondary Buyout
Heilbronn, Germany · www.n3k.de
Dittrich + Co GmbH & Co. KG 2020-10-15 - Stake Purchase
Schwabmünchen, Germany · www.dittrich-co.de
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 5 (23%) - 5 (14%) -
Machinery 1 (5%) - 3 (8%) -
Business Services 2 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Chemicals 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Food 2 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (6%) -
Packaging 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Plastics 2 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 2 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (3%) -
Electronics - - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Marine - - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Total 22 - 36 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 21 (95%) - 34 (94%) -
Austria 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 21 (95%) - 34 (94%) -
Cross-border 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Total 22 - 36 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (45%) - 20 (56%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (23%) - 6 (17%) -
Stake Purchase 4 (18%) - 5 (14%) -
Growth Capital 1 (5%) - 3 (8%) -
Divestiture 2 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Total 22 - 36 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (42%) -
Trade Sale 5 (42%) -
Sold to Management 1 (8%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (8%) -
Total 12 -

Top M&A Advisors

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

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
19%
7 (19%)
Strategic(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
42%
5 (42%)
Strategic(s)
42%
5 (42%)

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