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Nautilus I

Type: Growth and Development
Strategy: Buy-and-build and Internationalization
Approach: Leveraged buy-out and Management buy-in
Geography: Iberia, Southern Africa and Brazil
Fund cap: Eur. 10m


Sales: Eur. 15m to 75m
Deal size: Eur 5m to 15m
Target ownership: over 40%
EBITDA/Sales (entry): over 25%
Current Ratio (Liquidity): over 2
Debt/EBITDA: under 2
CAPEX requirements: medium
Time-to-market: under 4 years
Expected ROIC: over 3.5x
Exit after: under 7 years
Exit options: very high


  • Consumer Goods & Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Energy, Environment and Natural Resources
  • IT and Telecom
  • Financial Services


Target cap: Middle market
Development opportunities: New leadership, New marketing strategy and channelling, Strategic alliances, Internationalization, Carve-out and Scale economies
Leverage: over 80%
Governance: full control with CEO and CFO; mature structure
Target assets in portfolio: 3-6
Status: Fund raising