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Buyer for a sensor company in Europe

Company to buy

  • Size: medium or large-sized business
  • Revenue: 5 – 50M EUR
  • Target EBITDA: 1M – 10M EUR
  • Location of the sensor company target: UK, Europe
  • Reason for acquisition: The management of a sensor-oriented holding has decided to make more than 5 acquisitions in the sensor and controls space
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Overview of this buyer for a sensor company in Europe

The buyer, a newly established group consisting of investment and sensor industry professionals, is looking for targets in the sensor and controls business area. The buyer is planning to make between 5-10 acquisitions in future years and aiming to create a group of profitable companies. The company is backed by private equity.

Profile (strategy) of this buyer for a sensor company in Europe

The buyer is a company established by experienced management from the global sensors and controls industry. The company is currently creating a group of companies, which will be pursued through the acquisition of top quality businesses with established reputations in world markets and through organic and strategic growth within subsidiary companies.

Acquisitions will be completed with private funding. The buyer will focus on companies mainly in the sub €10M EBITDA level where the management sees opportunities to increase sales through channel marketing and margins through manufacturing cost savings.

The buyer team already has a track record in buy and build projects and in completing acquisitions in the sensors space.

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Activities and products of the sensor oriented target company

The buyer is looking for suitable companies within the fragmented sensors and controls sector in Europe to build a substantial business engaged in the development, manufacture, and sale of sensors and controls.

The target company should operate in one of the following business areas:

  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Humidity
  • Piezo
  • Combination Sensors 

However, the buyer is also open to companies from sectors such as:

  • Flow
  • Level
  • Position
  • Vibration
  • Ultrasonic

The buyer is looking for targets either with owner-managers, with a larger group owner (in case the target is not focused on the main activity of the group) or targets owned by private equity (VC funds). In case the owners are managers, the buyer is willing to leave some equity to the owners. The shareholder would join a larger experienced management team and benefit from cross-channel opportunities, technology transfer, and low-cost manufacturing opportunities.

The company should have well-established customer relationships and work preferably with customers from segments like 

  • Engine & Vehicle
  • Medical
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • General OEM/Industry
  • Consumer goods/appliances
  • Test & Measurement
  • Military/Aerospace
  • HVACR/Building management

The buyer will prefer targets mainly with good historical performance, preferably trending up and with future earnings sustainable and predictable. 

Highlights of this buyer for a sensor company in Europe

  • The buyer CEO has over 30 years of operating and executive leadership experience in the sensors industry
  • The buyer will focus on the numerous opportunities available in the sub €10m EBITDA level with Revenues €5m - €50m
  • The buyer would be happy if the current owner of the target would be willing to continue with the business, with an ownership share in the group

Information about the buyer for a sensor company in Europe

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