Advent International Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Advent International has acquired 32 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Advent International’s most common sectors for investment are financial services (11%) and information technology (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (51%) and secondary buyout (16%). In total, Advent International has invested in 24 US states and 35 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 14 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). 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 Activity467
    • M&A Buy Activity290
    • M&A Sell Activity177
  • Total Sectors Invested 47
  • Total Countries Invested 35
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 166
  • M&A Advisors 53

Advent International

800 Boylston Street,
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
United States
(617) 951-9400
www.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 $3.5 billion and can commit up to $1 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: Aerospace, Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Plastics, Publishing, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Semiconductors, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization

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 1,000
Enterprise Value 50 3,500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (10.0/yr) # 240 14 8 15 12 1 290
vol $27.4B $179M $7.0B $3.4B $10.8B $48.6B
Sell (4.0/yr) # 157 6 9 2 3 - 177
vol $25.0B $14.1B $3.2B $2.1B $44.4B
  467

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ZCL Chemicals Ltd. 2021-02-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mumbai, India · www.zclchemicals.com
Creditas 2020-12-18 - Venture
São Paulo, Brazil · www.creditas.com.br
Faerch Plast A/S 2020-12-14 2.1B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Holstebro, Denmark · www.faerchplast.com
Sophos Solutions S.A.S. 2020-11-21 - Divestiture
Bogotá, Colombia · www.sophossolutions.com
Nielsen Global Connect 2020-11-01 2.7B USD Divestiture
New York, New York
Easynvest 2020-09-11 - Add-on Acquisition
São Paulo, Brazil · www.easynvest.com.br
Aareon AG 2020-08-14 - Stake Purchase
Mainz, Germany · www.aareon.com
Hermes Parcelnet Ltd. 2020-08-10 - Divestiture
Morley, United Kingdom · www.myhermes.co.uk
Hermes Germany GmbH 2020-08-10 - Stake Purchase
Hamburg, Germany · www.myhermes.de
RA Chem Pharma Ltd. 2020-07-30 - Divestiture
Hyderabad, India · www.rachempharma.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
TK Elevator GmbH 2020-02-27 Sdiptech AB - Swedish Elevator Business 2021-02-19 1
Essen, Germany · www.thyssenkrupp-elevator.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
Clearent LLC 2018-03-30 Davisware, Inc. - Wintac Brand 2020-09-22 3
Creve Coeur, Missouri · www.clearent.com West Dundee, Illinois
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, Inc. 2016-11-17 CDK Global, Inc. - Digital Marketing Business 2020-02-20 6
St. Louis, Missouri · www.ansira.com Hoffman Estates, Illinois
UNIT4 N.V. 2013-11-18 VerzuimSignaal 2019-11-04 4
Sliedrecht, Netherlands · www.unit4.com Utrecht, Netherlands · www.verzuimsignaal.com
Zentiva Group, a.s. 2018-04-17 Alvogen CEE 2019-10-25 1
Prague, Czech Republic · www.zentiva.cz , Poland
Hudson Group 2008-09-04 Brookstone Co., Inc. 2019-10-10 2
East Rutherford, New Jersey · www.hudsongroupusa.com Merrimack, New Hampshire · www.brookstone.com
Aimbridge Hospitality 2019-01-07 Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc. 2019-08-29 1
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 (8%) 2.4B (8%) 30 (10%) 8.6B (17%)
Information Technology 13 (13%) 4.7B (15%) 22 (8%) 4.7B (9%)
Retail 7 (7%) 380M (1%) 21 (7%) 3.0B (6%)
Business Services 6 (6%) 3.0B (10%) 19 (7%) 3.5B (7%)
Healthcare Services 5 (5%) - 18 (6%) 2.0B (4%)
Communications 1 (1%) - 18 (6%) 1.1B (2%)
Life Science 6 (6%) 2.3B (8%) 16 (5%) 2.4B (5%)
Consumer Products 3 (3%) - 11 (4%) 3.3B (6%)
Software 6 (6%) 1.6B (5%) 10 (3%) 1.6B (3%)
Chemicals 2 (2%) 3.4B (11%) 9 (3%) 4.4B (9%)
Distribution 4 (4%) - 9 (3%) 341M (1%)
Food 2 (2%) - 8 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (1%) - 7 (2%) 2.2B (4%)
Media - - 7 (2%) -
Consumer Services 3 (3%) - 6 (2%) 807M (2%)
Apparel/Textiles 3 (3%) - 6 (2%) 120M (< 1%)
Energy Services and Equipment 4 (4%) 3.7B (12%) 5 (2%) 4.2B (8%)
Restaurants 1 (1%) - 5 (2%) -
Building Materials - - 4 (1%) 39M (< 1%)
Education 3 (3%) - 4 (1%) -
Machinery 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Manufacturing 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Marketing 2 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Medical Products 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Electronics 2 (2%) 1.5B (5%) 3 (1%) 1.5B (3%)
Information Services 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 123M (< 1%)
Beverages - - 3 (1%) -
Engineering 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Plastics - - 3 (1%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (1%) 1.3B (4%) 2 (1%) 1.3B (3%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Leisure 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Marine 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Packaging 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Staffing - - 2 (1%) -
Transportation 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Defense 1 (1%) 6.2B (20%) 1 (< 1%) 6.2B (12%)
Aerospace - - 1 (< 1%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (< 1%) -
Automotive 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Digital Media 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (< 1%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (< 1%) -
Safety/Security 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (< 1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 101 $30.5B 291 $51.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 29 (29%) 8.2B (27%) 82 (28%) 12.9B (25%)
  Massachusetts 2 (2%) - 16 (5%) 130M (< 1%)
  California 5 (5%) 2.3B (7%) 9 (3%) 2.3B (4%)
  Texas 3 (3%) - 7 (2%) -
  New York 2 (2%) 2.7B (9%) 6 (2%) 2.7B (5%)
  New Jersey 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) 3.8B (7%)
  Illinois 4 (4%) - 5 (2%) -
  Colorado 2 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
  Florida 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) 120M (< 1%)
  Utah 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 545M (1%)
  Georgia 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 3 (1%) -
  Missouri 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Alabama 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (< 1%) 115M (< 1%)
  Washington - - 1 (< 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 7 (7%) 7.7B (25%) 36 (12%) 16.2B (32%)
Brazil 12 (12%) - 22 (8%) -
Germany 9 (9%) 4.7B (15%) 22 (8%) 6.6B (13%)
Mexico 7 (7%) 124M (< 1%) 14 (5%) 124M (< 1%)
France 5 (5%) 2.7B (9%) 14 (5%) 4.3B (8%)
India 9 (9%) - 10 (3%) -
Poland 1 (1%) - 9 (3%) -
Italy 3 (3%) 2.4B (8%) 8 (3%) 3.5B (7%)
Czech Republic 2 (2%) 2.2B (7%) 7 (2%) 2.4B (5%)
Netherlands 2 (2%) 1.6B (5%) 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%) -
Colombia 3 (3%) 762M (2%) 3 (1%) 762M (1%)
Canada 2 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
  British Columbia 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Alberta 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Uruguay - - 3 (1%) 167M (< 1%)
Bulgaria - - 3 (1%) -
Turkey - - 3 (1%) -
Singapore 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Belgium - - 2 (1%) -
Peru 1 (1%) 55M (< 1%) 1 (< 1%) 55M (< 1%)
China 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Austria 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Chile 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Costa Rica 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
New Zealand 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Ukraine 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Dominican Republic - - 1 (< 1%) -
Ireland - - 1 (< 1%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (< 1%) -
Slovakia - - 1 (< 1%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 29 (29%) 8.2B (27%) 82 (28%) 12.9B (25%)
Cross-border 72 (71%) 22.2B (73%) 209 (72%) 38.4B (75%)
Total 101 $30.5B 291 $51.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 32 (32%) 2.8B (9%) 147 (51%) 4.6B (10%)
Secondary Buyout 24 (24%) - 46 (16%) 3.1B (7%)
Divestiture 20 (20%) 16.1B (53%) 33 (11%) 20.4B (44%)
Going Private 6 (6%) 11.2B (37%) 14 (5%) 15.3B (33%)
Stake Purchase 10 (10%) 344M (1%) 13 (4%) 344M (1%)
Growth Capital 2 (2%) - 13 (4%) -
Recapitalization 2 (2%) - 12 (4%) 2.9B (6%)
Venture 1 (1%) - 7 (2%) -
Acquisition Financing 2 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Add-on Acquisition - - 1 (< 1%) -
Consolidation 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Joint Venture - - 1 (< 1%) -
PIPE 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 101 $30.5B 291 $46.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 48 (27%) 10.9B (25%)
Trade Sale 47 (27%) 6.9B (16%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 41 (23%) 14.1B (32%)
IPO 25 (14%) -
Merger 5 (3%) 12.0B (27%)
Stake Sale 4 (2%) -
Shut Down 2 (1%) -
Sold to Management 2 (1%) -
Divestiture 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (1%) -
Total 177 $43.9B

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
15
Ropes & Gray LLP
8
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
4

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 19 $44.7B
$100M to $1B 20 $6.5B
< $100M 2 $94M
TOTAL $51.3B
Largest Cobham Ltd.
$6.2B (2020-01-22)
sell # Total
> $1B 13 $31.0B
$100M to $1B 26 $13.0B
< $100M 8 $350M
TOTAL $44.4B
Largest Worldpay UK Ltd.
$12.0B (2017-08-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
50 (17%)
Strategic(s)
11%
32 (11%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
28%
49 (28%)
Strategic(s)
42%
75 (42%)

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