Wise Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Wise Equity has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Wise Equity’s most common sectors for investment are automotive (10%) and apparel/textiles (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (82%) and secondary buyout (13%). In total, Wise Equity has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Stroili Oro Group for $203M.

In the last 3 years, Wise Equity has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). Wise Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Banca 5 for $172M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity48
    • M&A Buy Activity33
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 22
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 8

Wise Equity

Viale Majno 38,
Milan, 20129
Italy
+39 02 854569.1
www.wisesgr.com
info@wisesgr.com

Wise SGR is a private equity investment firm that seeks middle-market buyout and growth capital investments primarily in Italy. Wise looks to invest €5 to €25 million in companies valued up to €75 million. Wise is a generlist investor and will consider opportunities in a variety of sectors, however the Firm has a preference for companies operating in capital equipment, manufacturing, and services. Wise SGR was formed in 2000 and is based in Milan.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Packaging, Publishing, Retail, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 30
Enterprise Value 10 75
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 23 4 - 3 3 - 33
vol $203M $203M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 11 2 - 2 - - 15
vol $172M $172M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cantiere del Pardo S.p.A 2020-12-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Forli, Italy · www.cantieredelpardo.com
Vittoria Group 2020-07-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brembate, Italy · www.vittoria.com
Fi.Mo.Tec. Spa 2020-07-08 - Secondary Buyout
Cologno Monzese, Italy · www.fimoworld.com
Controls S.p.A. 2019-12-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Milan, Italy · www.controls-group.com
Waycap S.p.A. 2019-06-11 - Growth Capital
Mirano, Italy · www.waycap.org
Innovery S.p.A. 2019-06-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Roma, Italy · www.innovery.net
TRIME s.p.a. 2019-03-28 - Growth Capital
Cassinetta di Lugagnano, Italy · www.trime.it
Colcom Group S.p.A. 2019-03-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Nave, Italy · www.colcomgroup.it
Biolchim S.p.A. 2017-08-03 - Secondary Buyout
Medicina (Bologna), Italy · www.biolchim.it
Boglioli SpA 2017-05-18 - Secondary Buyout
Milan, Italy · www.boglioli.it
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive 2 (15%) - 3 (9%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Consumer Products 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Financial Services - - 2 (6%) -
Information Technology 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Life Science 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Manufacturing 2 (15%) - 2 (6%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Transportation 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) 203M (100%)
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Business Services - - 1 (3%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (3%) -
Electronics - - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Marine 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Publishing - - 1 (3%) -
Staffing - - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 33 $203M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Italy 12 (92%) - 31 (94%) 203M (100%)
Finland 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
France - - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 33 $203M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (69%) - 27 (82%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (15%) - 4 (12%) 203M (100%)
Growth Capital 2 (15%) - 2 (6%) -
Total 13 - 33 $203M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 9 (60%) 172M (100%)
Secondary Sale 4 (27%) -
IPO 1 (7%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (7%) -
Total 15 $172M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
ING Commercial Banking
1
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Simmons & Simmons LLP
7
Chiomenti Studio Legale
1
Bonelli Erede Pappalardo Studio Legale
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $203M
TOTAL $203M
Largest Stroili Oro Group SpA
$203M (2006-04-04)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $172M
TOTAL $172M
Largest Banca 5 SpA
$172M (2016-12-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
12%
4 (12%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
27%
4 (27%)
Strategic(s)
40%
6 (40%)

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