Wise Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

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

Wise Equity’s most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (13%) and machinery (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (77%) 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 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). 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 Activity59
    • M&A Buy Activity38
    • M&A Sell Activity21
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 31 3 2 1 - 1 38
vol $203M $203M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 16 - - 3 2 - 21
vol $172M $172M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
MEP S.p.A. 2024-01-19 - Growth Capital
Pergola, Italy · www.mepsaws.it
Aleph S.r.l. 2023-09-19 - Trade Sale
Lurate Caccivio, Italy · www.alephteam.com
Cantiere del Pardo S.p.A 2023-08-01 - Trade Sale
Forli, Italy · www.cantieredelpardo.com
Tapì SpA 2022-12-20 - Secondary Sale
Padua, Italy · www.tapigroup.com
Vittoria Group 2022-12-12 - Secondary Sale
Brembate, Italy · www.vittoria.com
TRIME s.p.a. 2022-11-16 - Secondary Sale
Milan, Italy · www.trime.it
OneTag Ltd. 2022-09-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.onetag.com
Special Flanges SpA 2021-10-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Milan, Italy · www.special-flanges.it
Selle Royal S.p.a. 2021-05-17 - Stake Purchase
Pozzoleone, Italy · www.selleroyal.com
Cantiere del Pardo S.p.A 2020-12-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Forli, Italy · www.cantieredelpardo.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Fi.Mo.Tec. Spa 2020-07-08 WANHO Manufacturing LLC 2023-11-13 1
Cologno Monzese, Italy · www.fimoworld.com Cheshire, Connecticut · www.wanho.com
Special Flanges SpA 2021-10-26 Hertecant Flanges N.V. 2023-11-10 1
Milan, Italy · www.special-flanges.it Heultje-Westerlo, Belgium · www.hertecantflanges.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 3 (25%) - 5 (13%) -
Machinery 2 (17%) - 3 (8%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
Automotive 1 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
Financial Services - - 2 (5%) -
Information Technology 1 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
Life Science 1 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
Manufacturing 1 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (5%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) 203M (100%)
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Business Services - - 1 (3%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (3%) -
Electronics - - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Leisure - - 1 (3%) -
Marine - - 1 (3%) -
Publishing - - 1 (3%) -
Staffing - - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 39 $203M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Italy 11 (92%) - 37 (95%) 203M (100%)
United Kingdom 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
France - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 39 $203M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (50%) - 30 (77%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (25%) - 5 (13%) 203M (100%)
Growth Capital 2 (17%) - 3 (8%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 39 $203M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 11 (52%) 172M (100%)
Secondary Sale 8 (38%) -
IPO 1 (5%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (5%) -
Total 21 $172M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
ING Commercial Banking
1
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
1
Spada Partners
1
Legal Deals
Simmons & Simmons LLP
10
Chiomenti Studio Legale
1
BonelliErede
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)
13%
5 (13%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
38%
8 (38%)
Strategic(s)
38%
8 (38%)

FAQ

When was Wise Equity founded?

Wise Equity was founded in 2000.

What type of investor is Wise Equity?

Wise Equity is a private equity firm.

Where is Wise Equity headquartered?

Wise Equity is headquartered in Milan, Italy.

How much capital does Wise Equity have under management?

Wise Equity has 1.3B EUR under management.

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