M&A Deal Summary

Sun Capital Partners Acquires Spectralink

On May 12, 2012, private equity firm Sun Capital Partners acquired communications company Spectralink for 110M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Sun Capital Partners’ 1st transaction in the Communications sector.
  • This is Sun Capital Partners’ 12th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Sun Capital Partners’ 74th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Sun Capital Partners’ 3rd transaction in Colorado.
Investment Fate
  • Spectralink was divested to a strategic buyer in 2014 for 110M USD.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2012-05-12
Target Spectralink
Sector Communications
Buyer(s) Sun Capital Partners
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 110M USD

Target

Spectralink

Boulder, Colorado, United States
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Spectralink is a global provider of on-site enterprise mobile communication solutions – including handsets, infrastructure, accessories and services – using Wi-Fi, DECT, and proprietary wireless networks. Spectralink seamlessly integrates into customers’ core communication infastructure and delivers critical mobile communications solutions to enterprises in sectors that employ non-deskbound employees, including healthcare, hospitality, retail, warehousing and manufacturing. Spectralink was founded in 1990 and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

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Buyer

Sun Capital Partners

Boca Raton, Florida, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1995
PE ASSETS 13.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION
Sun Capital's corporate headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida.
Sun Capital's corporate headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida.

Sun Capital Partners is a large private equity firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other control investments in North America, Asia, and Europe. Sun looks for businesses that can benefit from the Firm's operating experience including underperformers, turnarounds, and special situations. Target companies typically have $50 million to $1 billion in revenue with strong market positions. Sectors of interest include paper and packaging, food and beverages, metals and mining, automotive after-market parts, consumer products, financial services, healthcare, media and communications, building products, telecommunications, technology, retailing and catalogs, restaurants, manufacturing and industrial. Sun Capital was formed in 1995 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 107 of 168
Sector (Communications) 1 of 2
Type (Divestiture) 16 of 24
State (Colorado) 3 of 4
Country (United States) 74 of 116
Year (2012) 6 of 10
Size (of disclosed) 12 of 16
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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-07-18 Neckermann.de

Frankfurt, Germany

Neckermann.de is a multi-channel direct marketer (mail order catalogue and internet) with a product range of approximately 250,000 items, including apparel and shoes, leisure products, electronic and household products as well as furniture and home textiles. Neckermann's specialty business, 'Happy Size,' offers a plus size women's apparel offering. While Neckermann's primary business focus is in Germany with the number three market position and established access to 60% of German households, more than 30 percent of its total net sales are in the Benelux and central and eastern European countries in which Neckermann is either the market leader or the number two player.

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