aPriori Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

aPriori Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are life science (15%) and oil/gas exploration (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (46%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, aPriori Capital Partners has invested in 17 US states and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Nuveen Investments for $5.8B.

In the last 3 years, aPriori Capital Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (45%). aPriori Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Nycomed Pharma AG for $10.8B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity103
    • M&A Buy Activity54
    • M&A Sell Activity49
  • Total Sectors Invested 26
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 84
  • M&A Advisors 2

aPriori Capital Partners

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www.aprioricapital.com

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Life Science, Machinery, Marine, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Publishing, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, PIPE, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase, Merger

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 100 5,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 54 - - - - - 54
vol $26.9B $26.9B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 47 1 - 1 - - 49
vol $52.3B $52.3B
  103

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Service Companies, Inc. 2018-07-18 - Secondary Buyout
Miami, Florida · www.theservicecompanies.com
Inspiring Learning Ltd. 2016-11-15 - Stake Purchase
East Sussex, United Kingdom · www.inspiring-learning.com
Visant Corp. 2015-10-14 1.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Armonk, New York · www.visant.net
Integro Insurance Brokers 2015-08-05 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.integrogroup.com
Driven Brands, Inc. 2015-04-17 - Secondary Buyout
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.drivenbrands.com
Deffenbaugh Industries, Inc. 2014-10-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Kansas City, Kansas · www.deffenbaughinc.com
United Site Services, Inc. 2014-08-06 - Secondary Buyout
Westborough, Massachusetts · www.unitedsiteservices.com
Enduring Resources II LLC 2014-05-01 2.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado · www.enduringresources.com
Nuveen Investments LLC 2014-04-14 6.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.nuveen.com
Grohe Deutschland Vertriebs GmbH 2013-09-26 4.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
Deutschland, Germany · www.grohe.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
HealthMarkets, Inc. 2005-09-15 Benefitter Insurance Solutions, Inc. 2015-08-11 2
North Richland Hills, Texas · www.healthmarkets.com San Francisco, California · www.benefitter.com
Luxury Optical Holdings, Inc. 2006-05-03 Robert Marc Opticians, Ltd. 2014-09-12 1
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.loholdings.com New York, New York · www.robertmarc.com
HealthMarkets, Inc. 2005-09-15 HealthMarkets Insurance Co. 2012-12-31 1
North Richland Hills, Texas · www.healthmarkets.com Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Guala Closures SpA 2008-06-16 DGS SA 2011-04-07 1
Alessandria, Italy · www.gualaclosures.com Wloclawek, Poland · www.dgs.com.pl
HealthMarkets, Inc. 2005-09-15 Star HRG, Inc. 2006-07-11 1
North Richland Hills, Texas · www.healthmarkets.com Phoenix, Arizona · www.starhrg.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science - - 8 (15%) 4.4B (16%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (14%) 300M (12%) 7 (13%) 300M (1%)
Financial Services 1 (14%) - 5 (9%) 6.4B (24%)
Insurance 1 (14%) 1.6B (62%) 4 (7%) 1.6B (6%)
Retail 1 (14%) - 3 (5%) 7.7B (28%)
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (14%) - 3 (5%) -
Media - - 2 (4%) 3.6B (13%)
Chemicals - - 2 (4%) 1.2B (4%)
Building Materials - - 2 (4%) 997M (4%)
Packaging 2 (29%) 676M (26%) 2 (4%) 676M (3%)
Business Services - - 2 (4%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) 154M (1%)
Defense - - 1 (2%) -
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Franchising - - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (2%) -
Leisure - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Marine - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (2%) -
Publishing - - 1 (2%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) -
Total 7 $2.6B 55 $26.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (71%) 1.9B (74%) 42 (76%) 18.2B (68%)
  Texas 1 (14%) 1.6B (62%) 5 (9%) 6.7B (25%)
  Colorado 1 (14%) 300M (12%) 5 (9%) 300M (1%)
  California - - 5 (9%) 3.6B (13%)
  New Jersey 1 (14%) - 4 (7%) 1.2B (4%)
  New York - - 4 (7%) -
  Florida - - 3 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (14%) - 2 (4%) 619M (2%)
  Illinois - - 2 (4%) 5.8B (21%)
  Ohio - - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (4%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (4%) -
  Nevada 1 (14%) - 1 (2%) -
  Wyoming - - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom - - 4 (7%) 154M (1%)
Switzerland - - 3 (5%) 1.3B (5%)
Italy 1 (14%) 676M (26%) 1 (2%) 676M (3%)
Argentina 1 (14%) - 1 (2%) -
Ireland - - 1 (2%) 3.1B (12%)
Canada - - 1 (2%) 2.6B (9%)
  Ontario - - 1 (2%) 2.6B (9%)
Germany - - 1 (2%) 997M (4%)
Bermuda - - 1 (2%) -
Total 7 $2.6B 55 $26.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (29%) 300M (12%) 25 (45%) 4.6B (17%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (14%) - 13 (24%) 2.4B (9%)
Going Private 2 (29%) 2.3B (88%) 7 (13%) 17.3B (64%)
Stake Purchase 2 (29%) - 7 (13%) 2.6B (9%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (2%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (2%) -
Total 7 $2.6B 55 $26.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 16 (33%) 34.5B (66%)
Secondary Sale 11 (22%) 8.5B (16%)
Trade Sale 9 (18%) 8.8B (17%)
IPO 5 (10%) -
Merger 3 (6%) 532M (1%)
Stake Sale 2 (4%) -
Unknown 2 (4%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
Total 49 $52.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 8 $24.2B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.7B
TOTAL $26.9B
Largest Nuveen Investments LLC
$5.8B (2007-06-20)
sell # Total
> $1B 12 $47.4B
$100M to $1B 8 $4.9B
< $100M 1 $78M
TOTAL $52.3B
Largest Nycomed Pharma AG
$10.8B (2011-05-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
25 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
41%
17 41%
Strategic(s)
59%
24 59%

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