Advent Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Advent Partners has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 4 others.

Advent Partners’ most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (14%) and business services (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (48%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Locker Group Pty. for $109M.

In the last 3 years, Advent Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Advent Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Genesis Care Pty for $350M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity33
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 2

Advent Partners

Level 17, HWT Tower, 40 City Road, Southbank,
Melbourne, 3006
Australia
+61 3 9690 9566
www.advent.com.au
enquiry@advent.com.au

Advent Private Capital is an Australian private equity firm focused on investing in privately owned, growing businesses, with strong management and sustainable competitive advantages. Advent looks to invest in businesses valued between $15 and $50 million AUS with operating profits of at least $2 million. Advent considers itself a generalist private equity firm with an expansive industry focus, however, the Firm has a history of targeting manufacturing and service-based businesses. Advent will not invest in property development, resources, primary production, listed companies, start-ups or early-stage transactions. Advent was formed in 1984 and is based in Melbourne.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Food, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 30
Investment Size 15 50
Enterprise Value 20 150
values in millions of AUD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 18 - 1 2 1 1 23
vol $187M $187M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 8 1 1 - - - 10
vol $527M $114M $178M $819M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Compass Education Pty Ltd 2020-01-14 - Stake Purchase
Melbourne, Australia · www.compass.education
Mandoe Media 2019-11-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sydney, Australia · www.mandoemedia.com
Tribe Breweries 2018-03-28 - Growth Capital
Marrickville, Australia · www.tribebreweries.com
SILK Laser Clinics 2018-01-01 - Growth Capital
Adelaide, Australia · www.silklaser.com.au
Integrated Packaging Group Pty Ltd. 2017-09-11 178M USD Add-on Acquisition
Reservoir, Australia · www.integratedpackaging.com.au
Frosty Boy Australia Pty Ltd 2017-03-10 - Growth Capital
Yatala, Australia · www.frostyboy.com
Botanical Food Co. Pty. Ltd. (Gourmet Garden) 2016-04-19 114M USD Add-on Acquisition
Queensland, Australia · www.gourmetgarden.com
Integral Diagnostics Ltd. 2015-09-30 - IPO
North Melbourne, Australia · www.integraldiagnostics.com.au
Junior Adventures Group 2015-09-01 - Growth Capital
Camberwell, Australia · www.junioradventuresgroup.com.au
Integral Diagnostics Ltd. 2014-08-01 - Growth Capital
North Melbourne, Australia · www.integraldiagnostics.com.au
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services - - 3 (13%) 48M (26%)
Business Services - - 2 (9%) -
Consumer Services 2 (33%) - 2 (9%) -
Food 1 (17%) - 2 (9%) -
Retail - - 2 (9%) -
Software 2 (33%) - 2 (9%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (4%) 109M (58%)
Packaging - - 1 (4%) 30M (16%)
Beverages 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Engineering - - 1 (4%) -
Leisure - - 1 (4%) -
Media - - 1 (4%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (4%) -
Total 6 - 23 $187M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Australia 6 (100%) - 23 (100%) 187M (100%)
Total 6 - 23 $187M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 4 (67%) - 11 (48%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (17%) - 8 (35%) 187M (100%)
Stake Purchase 1 (17%) - 3 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (4%) -
Total 6 - 23 $187M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (50%) 469M (57%)
IPO 2 (20%) -
Trade Sale 2 (20%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (10%) 350M (43%)
Total 10 $819M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Norgled Management Pty Ltd. (Norton Gledhill)
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $109M
< $100M 2 $78M
TOTAL $187M
Largest Locker Group Pty. Ltd.
$109M (2006-11-16)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $784M
< $100M 1 $35M
TOTAL $819M
Largest Genesis Care Pty Ltd.
$350M (2012-06-27)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
17%
1 17%
Strategic(s)
83%
5 83%

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