BETA The Capitalization Report v21.01.07 Reblog – 10 standout Europen deals that shaped 2020 by Pitchbook

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Clearly, 2020 was never going to be a normal year for M&A activity in the face of a global pandemic. Nevertheless, there have been some standout transactions. When it comes to deals worth $5 billion or more, activity has been decidedly lumpy this year, with a notable fallow period between March and September. Many of the major deals in the year’s cohort speak to broader economic and industry trends—not all of them COVID-related. This list, while not comprehensive, looks at some of the key European themes at play over the past 12 months.

Last-minute deliveries secured its £6 billion (around $7.9 billion) acquisition of its rival Just Eat in January, following prolonged bidding with rival suitor Prosus that had begun the previous July with Takeaway’s initial bid. The deal, which created the continent’s largest food delivery company, got the final nod from regulators in April. It was a bitter loss for Prosus, which made three separate cash offers before it had to concede defeat. The Dutch-listed tech company was also beaten to the punch by Norway’s Adevinta in July when it had tried to buy eBay‘s classifieds unit in what was eventually a $9 billion deal.

Payments giants

French payments company Worldline agreed to buy its rival Ingenico without too much fanfare in February. The €7.8 billion (around $9.5 billion) deal, which created the fourth-largest payment services provider in the world, was one of the last major European deals to be announced before the pandemic forced widespread lockdowns. The deal closed in October, and just a month later, Italian digital payments company Nexi, itself the product of several mergers, agreed to buys its Danish rival Nets in another €7.8 billion deal.

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  • Apollo Global Management is investing $300 million in Cimpressan Irish printing services provider. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Blackstone acquired a near 7% stake in Energy Transfer, a transporter of natural gases and crude oils, including shares held by Harvest Fund Advisors, per Bloomberg citing sources. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • HealthpointCapital acquired IlluminOss Medicalan East Providence, RI-based provider of technologies for fracture repairs.
  • Cinven and Advent, the private equity firms behind planned Europe’s largest deal in a decade, are seeking other investors to help them pay for the €17.2 billion acquisition for Thyssenkrupp’s elevator business, per the Financial Times citing sources.
  • KPS Capital Partners agreed to acquire Lufkin, a Missouri City, Texas-based maker of rod lift products, from Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR).  Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Ocean Link, Warburg Pincus, and General Atlantic have offered to buy, a Chinese classified ads marketplace, for roughly $8.2 billion.
  • AE Industrial Partners acquired Adcole Maryland Aerospace, a Marlborough, Mass.-based provider of satellite components. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Spectrum Equity invested in OurFamilyWizard, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based co-parenting application. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Vander-Bend Manufacturing, a portfolio company of Aterian Investment Partners, acquired TMK Manufacturing, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based specialty prototyping and precision machining provider. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Macquarie Capital Principal Finance ​acquired a majority stake in Multifuels Midstream Group, a Houston-based operator of lateral natural gas pipelines and related infrastructure in the U.S. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • MPK Equity Partners and Princeton Equity Group invested in Restoration 1, a Waco, Texas-based property restoration company and sister brand Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, a plumbing franchise.
  • Warburg Pincus invested in Polyplus-transfection SA, a Illkirch, France-based, developer of gene and cell therapies, alongside the existing majority shareholder, ArchiMed. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

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  • Warburg Pincus acquired a stake in Cyrena McLean, Va.-based internet security-as-a-service provider, for about $19.6 million (IN know Warburg Pincus);
  •  Advent International and Bain Capital are among bidders looking to invest in BS Payone GmbH, a Germany-based payments company, according to The Wall Street Journal. (IN knows Advent and Bain);
  • Quidd, a New York City-based digital goods startup, raised $13 million in Series A funding. Sequoia Capital led the round. (IN know Sequoia);
  • NeuVector, a Milpitas, Calif.-based container firewall company, raised $7 million in Series A funding. Hummer Winblad Venture Partners led the round. (IN know Winbal);
  • Equalum, a Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv-based provider of an enterprise data beaming platform, raised $5 million in Series A funding. Investors include Innovation Endeavors and GE Ventures. (IN know GE);
  • MyMusicTaste, a South Korea-based fan-initiated concert making platform for music artists, raised $11 million in Series C funding, according to TechCrunch. KTB Network led the round, and was joined by investors. Including Stonebridge and Yellow Dog. Softbank Ventures Korea, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Formation 8, Bokwang Investment and Golden Gate Ventures also participated.  (IN know Softbank);

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EBITDA Pipeline – Surveying EBITDA Business Owners

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We are focusing on almost all EBITDA companies because we provide referrals to other investors.  Today we cove some of our focused areas in specialty manufacturing and industrial technology:

  • Test & measurement
  • Flow & process control
  • Instrumentation & sensors
  • Connectivity
  • Filtration (liquids)
  • Other high value-added niche manufacturing segments Consumer Products and Services

Again, the key is a company that needs growth capital or possible consolidation play based on few high margin products for the cornerstone of the consolidation company.  I call it the cake and frosting play (i.e. high margins = frosting).

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Here is a list of deals based on sales, closings, IPOs, and more!  Please always check with the website of the company or investor as this information is from the Associated Press, Bloomberg, CB Insights, Forbes, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, or other 3rd party sources.  These deals are picked because one of our advisors is an expert in the space.  Here is the Pipeline:

AC Immune SA, a Swiss biopharma company focused on developing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases associated with protein misfolding, raised $66 million in its IPO. The company priced 6 million shares at $11 per share (low end of $11-$13 range), for an initial market cap of around $609 million. It will trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol ACIU, while Credit Suisse, Jefferies and Leerink Partners served as underwriters. Shareholders include Dievini Hopp BioTech (37.7% pre-IPO stake).

Accruent, an Austin, Texas-based provider of real estate, facilities and asset management software, has acquired Verisae Inc., a Minneapolis-based provider of IoT cloud software that that connect facilities and assets to maintenance and service networks. No financial terms were disclosed. Accruent is a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, while Verisae had been backed by Marlin Equity

Advent International is the leading bidder for Morpho, the biometric security unit of Safran SA (Paris: SAF), with an offer of around $2.7 billion, according to Bloomberg. Rival bidders include Gemalto NV and unidentified buyout firms (we are not acquiring them).

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has acquired India-based machining learning startup Tuplejump for an undisclosed amount.  More via TechCrunch!

Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC) has acquired Tridien Medical, a Coral Springs, Fla.-based maker of patient positioning and other medical devices, from Compass Diversified Holdings for an undisclosed amount.


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Accruent, provider of real estate, facilities and asset management software, has acquired Verisae Inc. continues to show that real estate is a hot space.  Residential is booming with Unicorns.  Commercial is ripe!

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Diamond in the Rough and PEG Deal Flow Overview

Day 6 of 90 days of networking #networking90days !  I am looking for people with passion about life and good people that enjoy networking.

I would have to say that of the $49 billion in deal that I have played role, all of them where done not because of the CEO.  Many where done because of an advisor such as a lawyer or board member, but the best referrals come friends of friends!

I welcome and hope for that diamond in the rough referral!  I had a great billion Management Buy Out (MBO) referral from a friend that was friends with the CEO when the fist came to USA 40 years before.  I have access to division head of tier one government contractor because a friend interned with the executive in their early 20s.  I am looking to network to meet good people that can help me network!  I am looking for that diamond in the rough referral or introduction.

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• Advent International and CVC Capital Partners each have offered to acquire InVentive Group Holdings, a Burlington, Mass.-based pharma research firm currently owned by Thomas H. Lee Partners, according to Reuters. The deal reportedly could be valued at around $4 billion (including debt). More via Reuters!

Advent International

• CVC Capital Partners is among the bidders for Allegro, a Polish auction site currently owned by South Africa’s Naspers, according to Reuters. The deal could be valued at between €2 and €3 billion, and also has received takeovers offers from Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) and eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY). More via Reuters!

• Infinite RF Holdings Inc., an Irvine, Calif.-based portfolio company of Genstar Capital, has acquired L-Com Global Connectivity, a North Andover, Mass.-based supplier of wired and wireless connectivity products, from Odyssey Investment Partners. No financial terms were disclosed.

• MSouth Equity Partners has acquired Southern Air & Heat, a Boca Raton, Fla.-based provider of HVAC installation services to homebuilders, from Pulte Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed.

• Partners Group has agreed to invest over $200 million for a minority stake in a Taiwanese solar power development platform being managed by Sinogreenergy. Cathay Financial also is acquiring a minority stake.

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• Advent International is among several private equity firms exploring a bid for the Central and Eastern European beer brands for SABMiller (LSE: SAB), according to Reuters. The deal could be valued at upwards of €7 billion.

Advent International

• Audax Private Equity has ac3quired RelaDyne Inc., a Cincinnati-based lubricant and fuel distributor, from AEA Investors. No financial terms were disclosed.

• BioClinica Inc., a Newtown, Penn.-based pharma contract research organization, has acquired Compass Research, a provider of tech-enabled services that support clinical trials. No financial terms were disclosed. BioClinica backers include JLL Partners and Water Street Healthcare Partners.

• Belcan LLC, a Cincinnati-based portfolio company of AE Industrial Partners, has acquired Intercom Consulting & Federal Systems, a Lansdowne, Va.-based provider of enterprise-level IT solutions for the U.S. federal government. No financial terms were disclosed

• Columbia Asia, a Seattle-based operator of 27 hospitals and one clinic in India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia, has raised $101 million in funding from Mitsui & Co.

• Hargett Hunter Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in The Original ChopShop Co., a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based fast casual restaurant concept. No financial terms were disclosed.

• Hylan Datacom & Electrical, a Holmdel, N.J.-based provider of communications and Internet infrastructure solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of equity funding from Flexis Capital and TZP

• Lindsay Goldberg has agreed to acquire Schur Flexibles Group, an Austria-based maker of flexible packaging products in Europe. No financial terms were disclosed.

• Platinum Equity has completed its previously-announced acquisition of JM Swank, a North Liberty, Iowa-based food ingredient sourcing and distribution company, from ConAgra Foods Inc. (NYSE: CAG). No financial termswere disclosed.

Platinum Equity

• Tidemark, a Redwood City, Calif.-based provider of enterprise performance management software, has raised an undisclosed amount of growth equity funding from Marlin Equity Partners.

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Deal That Close (Private Equity)

Happy to see Bunker Hill Capital and Advent International do a deal (two firms I know well)!

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Advent International has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Colombia’s Ocensa oil pipeline for $1.1 billion from Talisman Energy (TSX: TLM) and Total SA (Paris: FP) and Spain’s Cepsa, according to the WSJ.

Bunker Hill Capital has acquired Hubbardton Forge, a Castleton, Vt.-based maker of hand-forged residential and commercial lighting products, from Lineage Capital. No financial terms were disclosed, except that Abacus Finance Group arranged $25 million ins enior secured credit

Leichtman Capital Partners
 has acquired Genova Diagnostics Inc., an Asheville, N.C.-based clinical lab focused on chronic diseases, from Nautic Partners and Ferrer Freeman & Co. No financial terms were disclosed.

Liberty Hall Capital Partners
 has acquired Precise Machining & Manufacturing, a Tulsa, Okla.–based provider of highly-engineered machined parts, kits and assemblies to the global aerospace industry. No financial terms were disclosed. Co-investors include Hamilton

NewSpring Holdings has agreed to acquire Wealthcare Capital Management Inc., a Richmond, Va.-based provider of wealth management technology and advisory services. No financial terms were disclosed.

The Riverside Company has acquired Y. International, a Tokyo-based bicycle retailer with 29 company-owned stores across Japan. No financial terms were disclosed.

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