Waterland Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Waterland Private Equity has acquired 11 companies. It has also invested in 8 others.

Waterland Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (13%) and software (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and growth capital (31%). In total, Waterland Private Equity has invested in 1 US state and 9 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 12 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (47%). 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 Activity117
    • M&A Buy Activity85
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 27
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 12

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (6.4/yr) # 53 9 3 9 7 4 85
vol $192M $192M
Sell (2.6/yr) # 19 1 3 3 6 - 32
vol $5.3B $225M $5.5B
  117

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
IMC Medical Communication Ltd. 2020-05-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.imcmedcom.com
Beck et al. GmbH 2020-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Munich, Germany · www.becketal.com
direkt gruppe GmbH 2020-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hamburg, Germany · www.direkt-gruppe.de
binary GmbH 2020-01-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Essen, Germany · www.binary.de
Dept Agency 2019-12-20 - Secondary Buyout
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.deptagency.com
netgo GmbH 2019-10-08 - Growth Capital
Borken, Germany · www.netgo.de
Multi-Door Service B.V. 2019-08-30 - Secondary Buyout
Zeewolde, Netherlands · www.multi-deur.nl
Ad Ultima Group 2019-08-29 - Growth Capital
Kortrijk, Belgium · www.adultimagroup.com
Pylades BV 2019-08-28 - Growth Capital
Weesp, Netherlands · www.pylades.com
HistoGeneX 2019-08-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Antwerp, Belgium · www.histogenex.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Serrala Group GmbH 2016-01-01 AcceptEasy 2020-02-25 1
Hamburg, Germany · www.serrala.com Amstelveen, Netherlands · www.accepteasy.com
Enreach 2018-01-01 Masvoz 2019-11-25 3
Almere, Netherlands · www.enreach.com Barcelona, Spain · www.masvoz.net
Tineo AG 2018-10-04 nexellent AG 2019-11-04 1
Münchenstein, Switzerland · www.tineo.ch Glattbrugg, Switzerland · www.nexellent.ch
Schönes Leben Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG 2017-01-01 Mediko Pflege- und Gesundheitszentren GmbH 2019-10-23 4
, Germany · www.schoenes-leben.org Winsen, Germany · www.mediko-gruppe.de
Enreach 2018-01-01 Network Telecom (UK) Ltd. 2019-09-26 2
Almere, Netherlands · www.enreach.com Telford, United Kingdom · www.networktelecom.co.uk
MEDIAN Kliniken GmbH & Co. KG 2014-10-16 Kliniken Wied GmbH & Co. KG 2019-01-15 1
Berlin, Germany · www.median-kliniken.de Wied, Germany · www.kliniken-wied.de
Enreach 2018-01-01 ipnordic A/S 2019-01-11 1
Almere, Netherlands · www.enreach.com Gråsten, Denmark · www.ipnordic.dk
All Things Live 2018-12-12 Maloney Concerts AB 2018-12-12 5
Copenhagen, Denmark Stockholm, Sweden · www.maloneyconcerts.se
All Things Live 2018-12-12 Blixten & Co. AB 2018-12-12 4
Copenhagen, Denmark Stockholm, Sweden · www.blixten.se
All Things Live 2018-12-12 Friction AS og Atomic Soul Booking AS 2018-12-12 3
Copenhagen, Denmark Oslo, Norway · www.atomicsoul.no

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 7 (13%) - 11 (13%) -
Software 9 (17%) - 9 (11%) -
Healthcare Services 4 (8%) - 8 (9%) -
Business Services 4 (8%) - 7 (8%) -
Consumer Services 4 (8%) - 7 (8%) -
Leisure 1 (2%) - 5 (6%) -
Life Science 2 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
Gaming 2 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Marketing 1 (2%) - 3 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 3 (4%) -
Environmental 2 (4%) 192M (100%) 2 (2%) 192M (100%)
Insurance 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Media 2 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Publishing 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Transportation 2 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Beverages - - 1 (1%) -
Construction 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Products 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Financial Services 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Food - - 1 (1%) -
Marine 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Restaurants 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 53 $192M 85 $192M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Netherlands 17 (32%) 192M (100%) 28 (33%) 192M (100%)
Germany 14 (26%) - 23 (27%) -
Belgium 10 (19%) - 20 (24%) -
United Kingdom 5 (9%) - 5 (6%) -
Switzerland 2 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
Poland 2 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
United States 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Denmark 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Ireland 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 17 (32%) 192M (100%) 28 (33%) 192M (100%)
Cross-border 36 (68%) - 57 (67%) -
Total 53 $192M 85 $192M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 18 (34%) 192M (100%) 35 (41%) 192M (100%)
Growth Capital 21 (40%) - 26 (31%) -
Stake Purchase 4 (8%) - 9 (11%) -
Divestiture 2 (4%) - 5 (6%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (9%) - 5 (6%) -
Consolidation 2 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Going Private 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Total 53 $192M 85 $192M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 15 (47%) 883M (16%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (28%) 4.6B (84%)
Trade Sale 7 (22%) -
Stake Sale 1 (3%) -
Total 32 $5.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
3
Morgan Stanley
1
Altium Capital Ltd.
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 3 $1.4B
< $100M 2 $84M
TOTAL $5.5B
Largest Omega Pharma NV
$4.1B (2014-11-07)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
42%
5 42%
Strategic(s)
58%
7 58%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
53%
17 53%
Strategic(s)
47%
15 47%

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