Advent International Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Advent International has acquired 33 companies. It has also invested in 13 others.

Advent International’s most common sectors for investment are financial services (10%) and information technology (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and secondary buyout (16%). In total, Advent International has invested in 22 US states and 37 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2020 when it acquired Cobham for $6.2B.

In the last 3 years, Advent International has exited 24 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). Advent International’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Worldpay UK for $12.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity490
    • M&A Buy Activity299
    • M&A Sell Activity191
  • Total Sectors Invested 46
  • Total Countries Invested 37
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 173
  • M&A Advisors 53

Advent International

800 Boylston Street,
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
United States
(617) 951-9400
www.adventinternational.com
LPS@adventinternational.com

Advent is a global private equity firm that targets investments in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Advent's emerging market efforts are concentrated in Central Europe and Latin America. Advent seeks transactions valued between $50 and $2000 billion and can commit up to $5 billion of equity capital per investment. Broad areas of interest include business & financial services, retail & consumer, technology, media, & telecoms, healthcare & life sciences, and industrial. Prospective transaction types include buyouts, growth capital financings, take privates, and recapitalizations. Advent was formed in 1984 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, E-Commerce, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Restaurants, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific, Central Asia/India, Latin/South America

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 2,000
Enterprise Value 50 5,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (11.8/yr) # 240 13 8 15 14 9 299
vol $28.9B $209M $7.0B $3.4B $10.8B $50.2B
Sell (6.0/yr) # 161 6 9 3 3 9 191
vol $25.0B $14.1B $3.2B $2.1B $2.0B $46.5B
  490

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Hoist Group 2021-06-02 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.hoistgroup.com
Culligan International Co. 2021-05-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rosemont, Illinois · www.corporate.culligan.com
Circet Odyssee SAS 2021-05-21 - Secondary Buyout
Sollies-Pont, France · www.circet.fr
Perrigo Latin American Pharmaceutical Business 2021-05-18 - Divestiture
, Mexico
Shift Technology 2021-05-06 - Venture
Paris, France · www.shift-technology.com
BigID 2021-04-21 - Venture
New York, New York · www.bigid.com
HYPR Corp. 2021-04-20 - Venture
New York, New York · www.hypr.com
Wiz 2021-04-07 - Venture
Tel Aviv, Israel · www.wiz.io
BOS Solutions, Inc. 2021-04-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.bos-solutions.com
Grupo BIG Brasil SA 2021-03-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Barueri, Brazil · www.big.com.br
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Laird Ltd. 2018-03-01 Laird Technologies, Inc. 2021-03-08 2
London, United Kingdom · www.lairdtech.com Shanghai Shi, China · www.laird.com
Xplor Technologies 2021-02-25 Clearent LLC 2021-02-25 2
Atlanta, Georgia · www.xplortechnologies.com Creve Coeur, Missouri · www.clearent.com
Xplor Technologies 2021-02-25 Transaction Services Group 2021-02-25 1
Atlanta, Georgia · www.xplortechnologies.com Auckland, New Zealand · www.transactionservices.co.nz
TK Elevator GmbH 2020-02-27 Sdiptech AB - Swedish Elevator Business 2021-02-19 5
Düsseldorf, Germany · www.tkelevator.com Stockholm, Sweden
Cobham Ltd. 2020-01-22 Cobham Mission Systems Wimborne Ltd. 2021-02-01 1
Bournemouth, United Kingdom · www.cobham.com Wimborne, United Kingdom · www.cobhammissionsystems.com
Industria Chimica Emiliana 2019-09-30 New Zealand Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 2020-08-17 1
Reggio Emilia, Italy · www.iceitaly.com Palmerston North, New Zealand · www.nzp.co.nz
Ansira Holdings, Inc. 2016-11-17 CDK Global, Inc. - Digital Marketing Business 2020-02-20 6
St. Louis, Missouri · www.ansira.com Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Zentiva Group a.s. 2018-04-17 Alvogen CEE 2019-10-25 1
Prague, Czech Republic · www.zentiva.com , Poland
Aimbridge Hospitality 2019-01-07 Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc. 2019-08-29 2
Plano, Texas · www.aimbridgehospitality.com Arlington, Virginia · www.interstatehotels.com
Distribution International, Inc. 2014-12-16 Silvercote LLC 2019-06-11 9
Houston, Texas · www.distributioninternational.com Greenville, South Carolina · www.silvercote.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 8 (9%) 3.1B (12%) 30 (10%) 9.2B (17%)
Information Technology 15 (17%) 4.7B (18%) 27 (9%) 7.4B (14%)
Retail 2 (2%) - 20 (7%) 3.0B (6%)
Life Science 8 (9%) 2.3B (9%) 18 (6%) 2.4B (5%)
Healthcare Services 5 (6%) - 18 (6%) 2.0B (4%)
Communications - - 18 (6%) 1.1B (2%)
Business Services 3 (3%) - 17 (6%) 422M (1%)
Consumer Products 5 (6%) - 14 (5%) 3.3B (6%)
Software 7 (8%) - 14 (5%) 1.6B (3%)
Chemicals 2 (2%) 3.4B (13%) 9 (3%) 4.4B (8%)
Food 2 (2%) - 9 (3%) -
Distribution 3 (3%) - 8 (3%) 341M (1%)
Internet Software and Services 1 (1%) - 7 (2%) 2.2B (4%)
Media - - 7 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles 3 (3%) - 6 (2%) 120M (< 1%)
Restaurants 2 (2%) - 6 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) 1.1B (2%)
Machinery 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) 915M (2%)
Marketing 3 (3%) - 5 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (2%) 3.7B (14%) 4 (1%) 4.2B (8%)
Building Materials - - 4 (1%) 39M (< 1%)
Education 2 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Engineering 1 (1%) 1.5B (6%) 3 (1%) 1.5B (3%)
Information Services 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 123M (< 1%)
Beverages - - 3 (1%) -
Manufacturing - - 3 (1%) -
Medical Products - - 3 (1%) -
Plastics - - 3 (1%) -
Transportation 3 (3%) - 3 (1%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (1%) 1.3B (5%) 2 (1%) 1.3B (2%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Leisure 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Marine 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Packaging 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Staffing - - 2 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Defense 1 (1%) 6.2B (24%) 1 (< 1%) 6.2B (12%)
Aerospace - - 1 (< 1%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (< 1%) -
Automotive 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Electronics - - 1 (< 1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (< 1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (< 1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (< 1%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (< 1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 89 $26.1B 300 $52.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 26 (29%) 4.6B (18%) 88 (29%) 10.6B (20%)
  Massachusetts 2 (2%) - 17 (6%) 130M (< 1%)
  California 6 (7%) 1.9B (7%) 11 (4%) 2.3B (4%)
  New York 4 (4%) - 9 (3%) -
  Texas 3 (3%) - 8 (3%) -
  Illinois 3 (3%) 2.7B (10%) 6 (2%) 3.6B (7%)
  Georgia 2 (2%) - 5 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 5 (2%) 3.8B (7%)
  Utah 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) 545M (1%)
  Florida 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) 120M (< 1%)
  Colorado 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 3 (1%) -
  Washington 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Missouri 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Alabama 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (< 1%) 115M (< 1%)
  Virginia - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (< 1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (< 1%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (< 1%) -
United Kingdom 8 (9%) 7.7B (29%) 36 (12%) 16.2B (31%)
Brazil 10 (11%) - 22 (7%) -
Germany 7 (8%) 4.7B (18%) 20 (7%) 6.6B (12%)
France 3 (3%) - 15 (5%) 4.3B (8%)
Mexico 5 (6%) 124M (< 1%) 14 (5%) 441M (1%)
India 10 (11%) - 11 (4%) -
Italy 3 (3%) 2.4B (9%) 9 (3%) 3.5B (7%)
Poland 1 (1%) - 9 (3%) -
Czech Republic 1 (1%) 2.2B (8%) 7 (2%) 2.4B (4%)
Netherlands - - 7 (2%) 1.6B (3%)
Romania - - 7 (2%) 178M (< 1%)
Spain - - 7 (2%) -
Argentina 2 (2%) - 6 (2%) -
Denmark - - 5 (2%) 2.6B (5%)
Hungary - - 4 (1%) -
Uruguay - - 3 (1%) 167M (< 1%)
Bulgaria - - 3 (1%) -
Turkey - - 3 (1%) -
Austria 2 (2%) 3.3B (12%) 2 (1%) 3.3B (6%)
Colombia 2 (2%) 418M (2%) 2 (1%) 418M (1%)
Ireland 1 (1%) 659M (3%) 2 (1%) 659M (1%)
Canada 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  British Columbia 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Singapore 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Belgium - - 2 (1%) -
Peru 1 (1%) 85M (< 1%) 1 (< 1%) 85M (< 1%)
China 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Chile 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Costa Rica 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Israel 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Sweden 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Dominican Republic - - 1 (< 1%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (< 1%) -
New Zealand - - 1 (< 1%) -
Slovakia - - 1 (< 1%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (< 1%) -
Ukraine - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 26 (29%) 4.6B (18%) 88 (29%) 10.6B (20%)
Cross-border 63 (71%) 21.5B (82%) 212 (71%) 42.3B (80%)
Total 89 $26.1B 300 $52.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 22 (25%) 2.4B (9%) 144 (48%) 5.0B (10%)
Secondary Buyout 18 (20%) 659M (3%) 47 (16%) 4.7B (10%)
Divestiture 16 (18%) 13.4B (51%) 31 (10%) 20.5B (42%)
Growth Capital 8 (9%) - 20 (7%) -
Going Private 4 (4%) 9.6B (37%) 14 (5%) 15.3B (32%)
Venture 8 (9%) - 14 (5%) -
Recapitalization 3 (3%) - 13 (4%) 2.9B (6%)
Stake Purchase 7 (8%) - 10 (3%) -
PIPE 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Consolidation 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Add-on Acquisition - - 1 (< 1%) -
Joint Venture - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 89 $26.1B 300 $48.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 51 (27%) 12.9B (28%)
Trade Sale 50 (26%) 7.0B (15%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 41 (21%) 14.1B (31%)
IPO 26 (14%) -
Merger 8 (4%) 12.0B (26%)
Stake Sale 4 (2%) -
Shut Down 3 (2%) -
Sold to Management 3 (2%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (1%) -
Divestiture 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (1%) -
Total 191 $46.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
8
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
7
Rothschild Global Advisory
5
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
16
Ropes & Gray LLP
8
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
4

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 19 $44.7B
$100M to $1B 22 $8.0B
< $100M 2 $124M
TOTAL $52.9B
Largest Cobham Ltd.
$6.2B (2020-01-22)
sell # Total
> $1B 14 $33.0B
$100M to $1B 26 $13.0B
< $100M 9 $400M
TOTAL $46.5B
Largest Worldpay UK Ltd.
$12.0B (2017-08-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
52 (17%)
Strategic(s)
10%
31 (10%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
27%
52 (27%)
Strategic(s)
42%
81 (42%)

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