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  • Leadec is pursuing an active buy-and-build-strategy and is permanently looking for attractive acquisition opportunities.
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    Leadec is pursuing an active buy-and-build-strategy and is permanently looking for attractive acquisition opportunities.

Leading service specialist actively seeking acquisitions

  • Leadec is the world’s leading service specialist for the entire life cycle of a factory and the related infrastructure. For nearly 60 years now, we have been supporting customers in the manufacturing industries: from planning, installation, and automation to operation of the factories and buildings
  • The Company's "Glo-cal" model combines the global reach and expertise of a global conglomerate with the customer service and personnel support of regional providers to strategically deliver customized, local services to the customer
  • Leadec, a well capitalized and private-equity backed organization, is a proven acquirer seeking companies with stable, long-term growth prospects which are built to weather multiple business cycles
  • The Company is eager to continue to expand its significant operational footprint beyond its core strength in the auto sector while adding capabilities and services to its’ portfolio

Facts & figures

18,000
Employees

globally

>300
Locations

on 4 continents

830
Sales

million euro (2020)

Core acquisition criteria

Technical competencies

Leadec is targeting a host of companies across the following service spectrum:

 

  • Installation, maintenance, and repair services (MRO) for production equipment; relocation services for production equipment
  • Technical cleaning of production equipment
  • Logistic services: e.g., empties management; intra-logistics; services in parcel distribution facilities as well as other on-site services in the logistics area
  • Technical Facility Management (TFM): e.g., installation, maintenance, and repair services in the area's electrics, heating, and air-conditioning; energy management
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning services for TFM and other applications such as in the food & beverage industry or in the clean-room sector
  • Electrical & Fire Alarm Systems: installation and maintenance
  • Fluid management services: (predictive) fluid condition monitoring
  • Automation & Engineering: esp. with focus on factory, production and logistics planning
  • Software / IoT: predictive maintenance, smart condition monitoring, digital equipment capture, automated guided vehicle systems

Market base

Leadec is targeting companies that provide services in production-related industries with discrete manufacturing (i.e., typically no process industry such as oil, gas, energy).

 

Focus industries include:

  • Automotive (Passenger cars & vans, heavy trucks and buses, automotive suppliers)
  • Aerospace 
  • Food & beverage and other fast-moving consumer goods
  • Consumer goods
  • White goods and other slow-moving consumer goods such as electronics and electrical equipment
  • Tire producers
  • Line- and machine building
  • Off-Highway (e.g., construction and agricultural machinery)
  • (Parcel) Distribution centers
  • Production logistics 

Financial characteristics

In order of preference, Leadec targets the following:

 

  • Share of recurring revenue as high as possible
  • EBIT Margins: in line with industry standards, no restructuring cases
  • Revenue: 
    • from approx. EUR 5 million in service segments and countries in which we are already active
    • approx. EUR 20-150 million for acquisitions in new service segments and/or countries in which we are not yet active

Location and management

Location

Western & Eastern Europe as well as Americas region with special focus on:

  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • North America
  • Poland
  • Scandinavia
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • UK

Management Requirements

Management with experience and expertise in the business available, at least for a transitional period.

Benefits of working with Leadec

Commitment of a strategic acquirer

International reach of a global organization

Decentralized organizational structure that supports entrepreneurship

Access to growth capital and resources

Opportunities for employees and management


Contact us

If you are interested to find out how we can partner with you to help meet your business goals, please fill out our contact form or directly contact:

 

Gert Seliger

Head of Mergers & Acquisitions