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Buyer for wastewater processing company in Europe

Company to buy

  • Size: any size of business
  • Revenue: 20-300 million EUR
  • The preferred location of the target: Europe, preferably EU countries, UK
  • Reason for acquisition: The management of this large Chinese company decided to follow a globalization strategic plan and is looking at targets in the EU
  • #CFIE TSC209

Overview of this buyer for a wastewater processing company in Europe

A Chinese buyer is looking for an acquisition in Europe in order to use the knowledge of the target company for building up and extending a similar business in China. The buyer is among the leading integrated solution providers for water treatment in China. As the company has an expansion strategy in place, it is currently looking for potential company for acquisition, merger or a JV mainly in Upstream Oil & Gas, Coal Chemical, Pharmaceutical water treatment, Petro-chemical water treatment. 

Profile (strategy) of this buyer for a wastewater processing company 

This buyer is a large Chinese company specialized in water treatment solutions with international reach. The company is present in many countries with its 70+ subsidiaries and more than 2000 employees. 

The company is aggressively looking for companies overseas for M&A. The company management is also open for JV or strategic alliance, but our preferred action is an acquisition. The company generates revenue of 0.5 billion EUR and is ready to invest 100 – 130 million EUR out of its own funds.

The company has already performed some M&A projects in Europe, as it acquired a minority share in one of the companies in central Europe, and then started a JV company with it in China. The following acquisition may be similar to that one, as this project turned out to be successful.

The buyer is ready to bring many synergies to bring to target – mainly access to a valuable Chinese market, necessary certifications in China and detail engineering ability.

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Activities and products of the ideal target

The buyer is looking for an industrial wastewater treatment company preferably in the following sub-sectors

  • Coal Chemical
  • Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Oil & Gas

The buyer prefers consulting and engineering companies in these sectors. The target companies should be capable of EPC contracts and manufacture equipment as well. It is important that the company has the capability of design and engineering part. Ideal companies should have a large market and should be able to sustain on their own. Having project experience in South-East Asia and the Middle East will be preferred.

The preferred residence countries of the buyer include 

  • The U.K.
  • Western Europe
  • Central Europe
  • The U.S.A.
  • Canada

However, the buyer is also open to other European countries equally.

The size of the company is not decisive, the buyer is interested in companies with a revenue between 20 million and 290 million EUR, having above 50 employees is preferred. The EBITDA should be positive with at least 5 million EUR average.

Highlights of this buyer for a wastewater processing company 

  • The buyer is a large Chinese buyer considering multiple acquisition opportunities in European countries
  • The buyer is looking for a stable, independent and profitable wastewater-oriented company with at least 20 years of operation history in the sector
  • The targets would have an opportunity to get a financial injection and grow with the support of large global conglomerate

Information about this buyer for a wastewater company in Europe

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