Waterland Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Waterland Private Equity has acquired 20 companies. It has also invested in 12 others.

Waterland Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (13%) and software (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and growth capital (29%). In total, Waterland Private Equity has invested in 1 US state and 10 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Attero B.V. for $192M.

In the last 3 years, Waterland Private Equity has exited 15 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). Waterland Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Omega Pharma NV for $4.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity135
    • M&A Buy Activity97
    • M&A Sell Activity38
  • Total Sectors Invested 31
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 27
  • M&A Advisors 15

Waterland Private Equity

Nieuwe 's-Gravelandseweg 17,
Bussum, 1405 HK
Netherlands
+31 (0) 35 - 694 1680
www.waterland.nu
info@waterland.nu

Waterland Private Equity Investments BV is a private equity firm focused on mid-sized company investments in Central Europe. Waterland looks for businesses with €10 to €200 million in revenue and generally seeks companies operating in fragmented markets or industries undergoing change as a result of: outsourcing, the aging population, and a growing population with increased purchasing power. The Firm typically partners with entrepreneurs and management teams to accelerate the growth of their businesses or complete buyouts and consolidation strategies. Waterland Private Equity Investments was formed in 1999 and is based in Bussum, the Netherlands.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Marine, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Publishing, Renewable Energy, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 200
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (7.0/yr) # 62 3 9 8 7 8 97
vol $192M $192M
Sell (3.6/yr) # 20 3 4 6 1 4 38
vol $5.5B $227M $5.7B
  135

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Horn & Company GmbH 2021-10-12 - Growth Capital
Düsseldorf, Germany · www.horn-company.de
Atos Clinic Munich GmbH & Co. KG 2021-09-01 - Secondary Buyout
Heidelberg, Germany · www.atos.de
Serrala Group GmbH 2021-08-26 - Secondary Buyout
Hamburg, Germany · www.serrala.com
Writech Industrial Services Ltd. 2021-08-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mullingar, Ireland · www.writechltd.com
Napoleon Games NV 2021-07-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Haaltert, Belgium · www.napoleongames.be
Katjang Pedis PCI BV 2021-07-08 - Stake Purchase
St. Maartensdijk, Netherlands
Bano AS 2021-06-22 - Growth Capital
Sandane, Norway · www.bano.fi
GOD Gesellschaft für Organisation und Datenverarbeitung mbH (GOD mbH) 2021-04-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brunswick, Germany · www.god.de
Base Logistics B.V. 2021-03-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Klundert, Netherlands · www.baselogistics.com
C.C. Umwelt GmbH 2021-02-22 - Secondary Buyout
Krefeld, Germany · www.cc-gruppe.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
MEDIAN Kliniken GmbH & Co. KG 2014-10-16 The Priory Group Ltd. 2020-12-31 2
Berlin, Germany · www.median-kliniken.de Leatherhead Surrey, United Kingdom · www.priorygroup.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 8 (14%) - 12 (12%) -
Software 8 (14%) - 9 (9%) -
Consumer Services 5 (8%) - 8 (8%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (5%) - 8 (8%) -
Business Services 4 (7%) - 7 (7%) -
Leisure 1 (2%) - 5 (5%) -
Environmental 3 (5%) - 4 (4%) 192M (100%)
Life Science 2 (3%) - 4 (4%) -
Marketing 2 (3%) - 4 (4%) -
Medical Products 1 (2%) - 4 (4%) -
Gaming 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Food 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Insurance 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Media 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Publishing 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Transportation 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Beverages - - 1 (1%) -
Construction 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Products 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Distribution - - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Financial Services 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Marine 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Packaging 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Restaurants 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Semiconductors 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 59 - 97 $192M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 18 (31%) - 29 (30%) -
Netherlands 16 (27%) - 29 (30%) 192M (100%)
Belgium 10 (17%) - 21 (22%) -
United Kingdom 5 (8%) - 5 (5%) -
Switzerland 2 (3%) - 4 (4%) -
Denmark 3 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
Ireland 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Poland 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Norway 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
United States - - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 16 (27%) - 29 (30%) 192M (100%)
Cross-border 43 (73%) - 68 (70%) -
Total 59 - 97 $192M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 19 (32%) - 40 (41%) 192M (100%)
Growth Capital 22 (37%) - 28 (29%) -
Stake Purchase 6 (10%) - 11 (11%) -
Secondary Buyout 8 (14%) - 8 (8%) -
Divestiture 1 (2%) - 5 (5%) -
Consolidation 2 (3%) - 3 (3%) -
Going Private 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Total 59 - 97 $192M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 19 (50%) 1.1B (19%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (24%) 4.6B (81%)
Trade Sale 9 (24%) -
Stake Sale 1 (3%) -
Total 38 $5.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
3
Alvarez & Marsal
1
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Hengeler Mueller
3
Bär & Karrer AG
2
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $192M
TOTAL $192M
Largest Attero B.V.
$192M (2013-12-10)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $4.1B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.6B
< $100M 2 $84M
TOTAL $5.7B
Largest Omega Pharma NV
$4.1B (2014-11-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
8 (8%)
Strategic(s)
6%
6 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
19 (50%)
Strategic(s)
45%
17 (45%)

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