M&A Deal Summary
aPriori Capital Partners
Madison Dearborn Partners
Ridgemont Equity Partners
|Deal Type||Going Private|
|Deal Value||5.8B USD|
|Advisor(s)||Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division (Financial)
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (Legal)
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aPriori Capital Partners (formerly DLJ Merchant Banking Partners) is a middle-market private equity firm focused on middle-market buyouts in the US and Europe. Sectors of interest include healthcare, retail, consumer, energy, business services, and industrial. aPriori was originally established in 1985 and has offices in New York and Los Angeles.
|Overall||46 of 55|
|Sector (Financial Services)||5 of 6|
|Type (Going Private)||5 of 6|
|State (Illinois)||1 of 2|
|Country (United States)||33 of 40|
|Year (2007)||2 of 4|
|Size (of disclosed)||1 of 12|
Laramie Energy II
Denver, Colorado, United States
Laramie Energy II is focused on developing unconventional oil and natural gas reserves in the Piceance Basin in Western Colorado. Laramie Energy II was founded in 2007 and is based in Denver, Colorado.
Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Deffenbaugh Industries, Inc. is a refuse company. Deffenbaugh services include commercial, industrial and residential waste disposal and recycling, construction waste services and portable toilet services.
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an investment firm that makes investments in new private equity partnerships, acquires secondary interests, and makes direct investments in operating companies. HarbourVest's largest investment area is investments in private equity funds, comprising of approximately 2/3 of HarbourVest's assets. HarbourVest's direct investment group looks for investments in growth oriented businesses at a variety of stages. The Group generally targets co-investments of $5 to $100 million, growth capital financings of $5 to $40 million, or mezzanine commitments of $5 to $20 million. Sectors of interest include software, hardware, data communications, telecommunications, and financial services. HarbourVest was formed in 1997 to assume the business of Hancock Venture Partners which was formed in 1982. HarbourVest Partners is based in Boston, Massachusetts, with additional offices in London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.
|Overall||54 of 222|
|Sector (Financial Services)||3 of 15|
|Type (Going Private)||8 of 27|
|State (Illinois)||2 of 5|
|Country (United States)||32 of 131|
|Year (2007)||10 of 18|
|Size (of disclosed)||10 of 69|
Denton, Texas, United States
Einstruction Corp. is a provider of interactive classroom technology (ICT) and content-based assessment software to the K-12, higher education, corporate and military markets worldwide. eInstruction’s comprehensive suite of products provide an interactive learning environment designed to improve student academic performance, increase efficiency and effectiveness of educators and provide greater information for use by instructors, administrators and parents. Einstruction is based in Denton, Texas.
Schoeller Arca Systems Services
Schoeller Arca Systems is the manufacturer of plastic returnable packaging for material handling. Schoeller Arca Systems Services was founded in 1999 and is based in Zwolle, Netherlands.
Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP) is a large private equity firm that targets buyouts of private or publicly held companies, divestitures of larger companies, recapitalizations of family-owned or closely-held companies, acquisition-oriented financings, and financings to fund internal growth. MDP's target investment size is $100 to $600 million in buyout oriented transactions and $100 to $400 million in growth capital commitments. Areas of interest include basic industries (natural resources, chemicals, energy and power, automotive, building products, food, metals and mining, refining, paper, packaging and forest products, and general manufacturing), as well as communications, consumer products/services, financial services, and healthcare. Madison Dearborn Partners was formed in 1992 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
|Overall||40 of 90|
|Sector (Financial Services)||4 of 6|
|Type (Going Private)||3 of 8|
|State (Illinois)||5 of 12|
|Country (United States)||37 of 76|
|Year (2007)||4 of 6|
|Size (of disclosed)||3 of 24|
Vernon Hills, Illinois, United States
CDW is a direct marketer of multi-branded information technology products and services to small and medium sized businesses, government, healthcare and education customers in the United States and Canada. CDW was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Vernon Hills, Illinois.
Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
CapitalSource, Inc. is a commercial finance company specialized in to the healthcare, re-discount, finance, real estate, and corporate finance sectors. By combining a broad array of financial products, a large and permanent balance sheet, an execution-focused business model and a commitment to rigorous and thoughtful research and analysis, CapitalSource delivers unique and valuable financial solutions to small to mid-size businesses seeking to grow.
Ridgemont Equity Partners is an independent private equity firm specializing in middle-market buy-outs, corporate divestitures, recapitalizations and growth capital investments. The Firm targets to invest in companies located in North America, preferably in US and Canada. REP looks to invest up to $250 million in companies with EBIDTA of $5 - $50 million. The Firm seeks to hold both majority and minority equity interest in portfolio companies. Specific areas of interest include basin industries and services, energy, healthcare, telecommunications, media and technology. Ridgemont Equity Partners is a spun-off of Banc of America Capital Investors (BACI). Ridgemont Equity Partners was formed in August 2010 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
|Overall||69 of 129|
|Sector (Financial Services)||3 of 3|
|Type (Going Private)||9 of 9|
|State (Illinois)||3 of 6|
|Country (United States)||59 of 115|
|Year (2007)||6 of 6|
|Size (of disclosed)||4 of 19|
Irving, Texas, United States
Pathfire, Inc. operates in the emerging market for digitizing, distributing, and managing various types of media and entertainment content through a proprietary digital network linking the owners and producers of various types of content with the consumer of that content.
Validus Holdings Ltd. is a provider of reinsurance and insurance, conducting its operations worldwide through two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. and Talbot Holdings Ltd. Validus Re is a Bermuda based reinsurer focused on short-tail lines of reinsurance. Talbot is the Bermuda parent of the specialty insurance group primarily operating within the Lloyd's insurance market through Syndicate 1183. Validus Holdings was founded in 2005 and is based in Pembroke, Bermuda.