Advent Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Advent Partners has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 2 others.

Advent Partners’ most common sectors for investment arehealthcare services (15%) and software (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (50%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (36%). In total, Advent Partners has invested in 2 different countries. 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 (46%). Advent Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Integrated Packaging Group Pty for $178M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity39
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 3

Advent Partners

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 $100 million AUS with operating profits of at least $4 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, Digital Media, Education, Food, Healthcare Services, 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 4 -
Investment Size 15 100
Enterprise Value 30 200
values in millions of AUD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 22 3 2 1 - - 28
vol $187M $187M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 10 - - - 1 - 11
vol $469M $469M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Tribe Breweries 2023-02-28 - Bankruptcy
Marrickville, Australia · www.tribebreweries.com
Integrated Control Technology Ltd. 2022-03-29 - Growth Capital
Auckland, New Zealand · www.ict.co
Imaging Associates Group 2021-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Box Hill, Australia · www.imagingassociates.net.au
Zero Latency Pty Ltd. 2021-08-11 - Growth Capital
Adelaide, Australia · www.zerolatencyvr.com
Medtech Global Ltd. 2020-06-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Auckland, New Zealand · www.medtechglobal.com
Flintfox International Ltd. 2020-06-01 - Growth Capital
Auckland, New Zealand · www.flintfox.com
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 1 (10%) - 4 (14%) 48M (26%)
Software 3 (30%) - 3 (11%) -
Business Services - - 2 (7%) -
Food 1 (10%) - 2 (7%) -
Retail - - 2 (7%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (4%) 109M (58%)
Packaging - - 1 (4%) 30M (16%)
Beverages - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Services 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Digital Media 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Education 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Engineering - - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Leisure - - 1 (4%) -
Media - - 1 (4%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 - 28 $187M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Australia 7 (70%) - 25 (89%) 187M (100%)
New Zealand 3 (30%) - 3 (11%) -
Domestic 7 (70%) - 25 (89%) 187M (100%)
Cross-border 3 (30%) - 3 (11%) -
Total 10 - 28 $187M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 6 (60%) - 14 (50%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (30%) - 10 (36%) 187M (100%)
Stake Purchase 1 (10%) - 3 (11%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 - 28 $187M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (45%) 469M (100%)
IPO 2 (18%) -
Trade Sale 2 (18%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (9%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (9%) -
Total 11 $469M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Canterbury Partners Pty. Ltd.
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 3 $434M
< $100M 1 $35M
TOTAL $469M
Largest Integrated Packaging Group Pty Ltd.
$178M (2017-09-11)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
9%
1 (9%)
Strategic(s)
45%
5 (45%)

FAQ

When was Advent Partners founded?

Advent Partners was founded in 1984.

What type of investor is Advent Partners?

Advent Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is Advent Partners headquartered?

Advent Partners is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

How much capital does Advent Partners have under management?

Advent Partners has 700M AUD under management.

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