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Buyer for technical trading company in Europe

Company to buy

  • Size: small to large business
  • Revenue: EUR 1-20M approximately
  • Employees number: not decisive
  • Preferred location of the target: whole Europe
  • Reason for acquisition: The buyer is a rapidly growing decentralized group willing to expand its presence further in Europe
  • #CFIE TSC076

Overview of this technical trading company wanted in Europe 

The buyer is a large industrial goods trading company growing rapidly and looking for acquisitions in Europe. The management is interested in well-established trading companies with developed customer relationships. The management of the buyer will be happy to consider acquisition options and offers from companies suiting their preferences fully or partially.

Profile (strategy) of this buyer for technical trading company in Europe

The buyer is a technology trading group that provides both technological and economic value added in the link between manufacturers and customers. The group has been active in the industry since the early 1900s and has a successful history. Currently, the buyer has more than 100 subsidiaries operating under their own brands in selected niches in the market for advanced technology products and solutions. The employee count of the group is constantly growing, currently exceeding 1 thousand employees throughout the world. The buyer is financially very strong and the consolidated revenue is reaching 1B EUR.

The business of the buyer can be divided into four groups:

  • Energy and power solutions
  • Industrial processes
  • Components for mechanics, electrotechnics, hydraulics etc.

The group is highly acquisitive and makes up to 10 acquisitions a year. The target can fit in any of the above-mentioned business areas.

As it is proven by its past acquisitions, the buyer is a secure owner, and it never sells its companies. The financial strength of the group can be of great benefit to the target, as the group is able to finance add-up acquisitions able to boost up the business. The acquired company will be greatly supported and will gain access to the buyer’s knowledge and network, while keeping its original brand.

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Activities and products of the ideal target

The buyer seeks mainly value-adding trading companies or businesses with own products in any of the following business areas:

  • Energy products
  • Industrial products
  • Energy supply 
  • Components
  • Motion technology
  • Polymeric solutions
  • Power drives
  • Process technology
  • Storage & Power

Trading companies will be preferred more than pure manufacturing businesses. The characteristics of the ideal target include following:

  • Technical and commercial know-how as differentiators rather than price
  • Components and subsystems to OEM’s
  • Equipment, spare parts and consumables to end-users (MRO customers)
  • Industrial customers (no consumer goods) 
  • High knowledge and technology content, and a niche market focus is an advantage

The target should have already developed well-established and long-term customer relationships. The turnover of the target should be ideally in the interval between 1 to 20 million EUR per year, however, the buyer is also capable to finance larger companies, with a turnover of up to 50M EUR. The target should have a stable profitability and a growth potential. Geographically, the buyer is focused on any European country, preferably from the EU.

Highlights of the technical trading company buyer

  • The buyer is an international trading group and one of the leaders in the industry.
  • The buyer is a decentralized group of acquired companies, benefiting from synergies.
  • The buyer is acquisitive and acquires almost 10 companies a year.
  • The owner is a strategic investor, financially supporting all of the companies in the group.
  • The target should be a trading company with a successful history and good customer relationships.

Information on this technical trading company buyer

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