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Buyer for an electronics distributor in Europe

Company to buy

  • Size: large businesses
  • Revenue: 10 – 100 million EUR 
  • Location of the target: any country of Europe
  • Reason for acquisition: The buyer company has completed an acquisition in the electronics distribution business and started looking for add-ons
  • #CFIE TSC258

Overview of this electronic products distributor buyer

The management of this private equity company is looking for add-on acquisitions in the electronics distribution business. Therefore, they are scanning potential targets in Europe.

Profile (strategy) of the buyer of electronic products distributors in Europe

This buyer is a multi-asset private equity fund with activities across the whole of Europe. The company has activities in various fields, where the buyer applies its own unique growth strategy. The buyer fund is specialized in private equity opportunities, but also realises growth investments or debt financing.

The buyer has extensive activities in the electronics distribution business, and it has recently completed an acquisition in this business. Based on this acquisition, the buyer started o project of building a leading European electronic components distributor group with a focus on MRO activities. The buyer plans more acquisition of competitors with a sound product and customer portfolios, as well as the acquisition of distributors focused on niche markets.

The buyer owns more than 10 portfolio companies with over 10 000 employee count in total, where a high level of synergies applies.

The buyer does have the financing secured for even very large acquisitions. The acquisition can take place as soon as a suitable target occurs.

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Activities and products of the target distributor

The buyer wants to focus on acquisitions of well-established electronic distributors in order to become a dominant player in further regions across Europe in that business. The target should be involved preferably in one of the following areas:

  • Electronics
  • measurement technology
  • IT products
  • Electronics accessories
  • Automation

The company has to have a wide product portfolio or has to be in the process of fast portfolio growth. Ideally, the target would have exclusive distribution rights from the main producers or have exclusivity for multiple countries.

Geographically, the target can be based in any of the countries in Europe, however, EU-based targets will have an advantage. The valuation of the target will depend on the level of clients of the target and the profitability outlook to the long run.

Highlights of this electronic products distributor wanted in Europe

  • The buyer is a private equity company with strong financial backing and experience with large acquisitions
  • The buyer is ready to consider targets from any country of Europe, with revenue exceeding 10 million EUR
  • The buyer is ready to boost the profitability of the target, as it would gain access to new clients and synergies would apply

Information about this electronics distributors buyer

Feel free to contact us for more information regarding this buyer of electronic products distributors or if you know possible interested or suited parties. For more buyers of companies please visit the section companies wanted. For companies for sale visit the section companies for sale.

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