Wendel Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Wendel Group has acquired 1 company.

Wendel Group’s most common sectors for investment are chemicals (14%) and machinery (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (60%) and growth capital (14%). In total, Wendel Group has invested in 4 US states and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired AlliedBarton Security Services for $1.7B.

In the last 3 years, Wendel Group has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (34%). Wendel Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Allied Universal for $7.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 5

Wendel Group

89 rue Taitbout,
Paris, 75312
France
+33 (0) 1 42 85 30 00
www.wendelgroup.com
o.allot@wendelgroup.com

Wendel Group is a publicly traded investment group that seeks to invest €200 to €700 in public and private companies. The Firm focuses on opportunities across France, Germany, and the Benelux, but will also consider opportunities in greater Europe, North America, and select regions of Africa. Target companies typically exhibit predictable cash-flows, high barriers to entry, and are leaders in their respective markets. Wendel was originally established in 1704 and is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Energy Services and Equipment, Insurance, Machinery, Manufacturing, Packaging, Plastics, Real Estate

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 200 700
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 11 3 - - 1 - 15
vol $4.9B $395M $910M $6.2B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 2 1 - 4 2 - 9
vol $2.2B $786M $7.0B $10.0B
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. 2019-10-15 910M USD Secondary Buyout
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.crisisprevention.com
Allied Universal 2019-02-20 7.0B USD Secondary Buyout
Santa Ana, California · www.aus.com
PlaYce 2019-02-14 - Sold to Existing Investors
Sèvres Cedex, France
Nippon Oil Pump Co., Ltd. 2018-11-01 96M EUR Secondary Buyout
Kumagaya-shi, Japan · www.nopgroup.com
Mecatherm SA 2018-07-31 135M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Baremabach, France · www.mecatherm.fr
Aptar CSP Technologies, Inc. 2018-07-27 555M USD Add-on Acquisition
Auburn, Alabama · www.csptechnologies.com
Saham Group SA 2018-03-08 - Stake Purchase
Casablanca, Morocco · www.saham.com
Tsebo Solutions Group Proprietary Ltd. 2016-09-19 395M ZAR Secondary Buyout
Johannesburg, South Africa · www.tsebo.com
PlaYce 2016-07-29 - Stake Purchase
Sèvres Cedex, France
AlliedBarton Security Services LLC 2016-05-02 - Merger
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania · www.alliedbarton.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH 2014-12-23 Constantia Flexibles GmbH - Constantia Labels 2017-07-17 1
Vienna, Austria · www.cflex.com Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany
Stahl Holdings BV 2009-12-07 BASF Leather Chemicals 2017-03-22 2
Waalwijk, Netherlands · www.stahl.com , Singapore
Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH 2014-12-23 TR Alucap S.r.l. 2017-03-01 4
Vienna, Austria · www.cflex.com Borgo Valsugana, Italy · www.tr-alucap.com
Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH 2014-12-23 Oai Hung Co., Ltd. 2016-07-07 3
Vienna, Austria · www.cflex.com Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam · www.oaihung.com
Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH 2014-12-23 Afripack Pty. Ltd. 2015-12-09 2
Vienna, Austria · www.cflex.com Durban, South Africa · www.afripack.co.za
Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH 2014-12-23 Pemara Labels Pty. Ltd. 2015-11-09 1
Vienna, Austria · www.cflex.com Notting Hill, Australia · www.pemara.com.au
Stahl Holdings BV 2009-12-07 Clariant AG - Leather Services Business 2014-04-30 1
Waalwijk, Netherlands · www.stahl.com Muttenz, Georgia

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Safety/Security - - 2 (13%) 1.7B (27%)
Chemicals 2 (33%) 1.1B (47%) 2 (13%) 1.1B (18%)
Packaging 1 (17%) - 2 (13%) 360M (6%)
Machinery - - 2 (13%) 219M (4%)
Technology Hardware - - 1 (7%) 1.2B (19%)
Education 1 (17%) 910M (37%) 1 (7%) 910M (15%)
Business Services 1 (17%) 395M (16%) 1 (7%) 395M (6%)
Building Materials - - 1 (7%) 345M (6%)
Communications 1 (17%) - 1 (7%) -
Insurance - - 1 (7%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (7%) -
Total 6 $2.5B 15 $6.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (17%) 910M (37%) 4 (27%) 2.9B (47%)
  Wisconsin 1 (17%) 910M (37%) 1 (7%) 910M (15%)
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (7%) 1.7B (27%)
  Alabama - - 1 (7%) 360M (6%)
  California - - 1 (7%) -
France 1 (17%) 1.1B (47%) 4 (27%) 2.5B (40%)
South Africa 1 (17%) 395M (16%) 1 (7%) 395M (6%)
Austria 1 (17%) - 1 (7%) -
Netherlands 1 (17%) - 1 (7%) -
Nigeria 1 (17%) - 1 (7%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (7%) 345M (6%)
Japan - - 1 (7%) 27M (< 1%)
Morocco - - 1 (7%) -
Domestic 1 (17%) 1.1B (47%) 4 (27%) 2.5B (40%)
Cross-border 5 (83%) 1.3B (53%) 11 (73%) 3.7B (60%)
Total 6 $2.5B 15 $6.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 5 (83%) 2.5B (100%) 9 (60%) 4.7B (76%)
Growth Capital 1 (17%) - 2 (13%) 345M (6%)
Stake Purchase - - 2 (13%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (7%) 1.2B (19%)
Consolidation - - 1 (7%) -
Total 6 $2.5B 15 $6.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (33%) 7.6B (76%)
Divestiture 1 (11%) 1.7B (17%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (11%) 555M (6%)
Trade Sale 1 (11%) 135M (1%)
Merger 1 (11%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (11%) -
Stake Sale 1 (11%) -
Total 9 $10.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
1
Nishimura & Asahi
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $4.0B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.2B
< $100M 1 $27M
TOTAL $6.2B
Largest AlliedBarton Security Services LLC
$1.7B (2015-06-30)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $8.7B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.2B
< $100M 1 $96M
TOTAL $10.0B
Largest Allied Universal
$7.0B (2019-02-20)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
12 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
4 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
4 50%

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