M&A Deal Summary

Arcapita Acquires PODS Enterprises

On December 20, 2007, asset manager Arcapita acquired consumer services company PODS Enterprises, Inc. for 430M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Arcapita’s 1st transaction in the Consumer Services sector.
  • This is Arcapita’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Arcapita’s 27th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Arcapita’s 2nd transaction in Florida.
Investment Fate
  • PODS Enterprises was sold to a financial buyer in 2014.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2007-12-20
Target PODS Enterprises, Inc.
Sector Consumer Services
Buyer(s) Arcapita
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 430M USD

Target

PODS Enterprises, Inc.

Clearwater, Florida, United States
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PODS is a provider of portable storage and moving solutions for residential and business customers.

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Buyer

Arcapita

Manama, Bahrain

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Category Asset Manager
Founded 1997
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Arcapita is a private investment firm with separate investment disciplines spanning venture capital, corporate investment, real estate, and asset-based investments. Arcapita's Corporate Investment practice looks to acquire controlling interests in established companies valued between $50 million and $500 million. Sectors of interest include consumer products/services, healthcare, energy, technology, and manufacturing. Arcapita's infrastructure team looks to invest $50 to $300 million in energy, water, and transportation assets. The Firm will consider opportunities around the globe; including the United States, Latin America, Russia, China, Europe, Middle-East, and India. Arcapita was formed 1997 and has offices in Manama, Bahrain; Atlanta, Georgia; London; and Singapore.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 36 of 45
Sector (Consumer Services) 1 of 2
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 25 of 28
State (Florida) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 27 of 31
Year (2007) 7 of 7
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 9
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-11-05 Varel International Energy Services, Inc.

Carrollton, Texas, United States

Varel International Energy Services, Inc. is a manufacturer and supplier of high-quality roller cone and fixed cutter drill bits. The company's proprietary design capabilities, efficient manufacturing, and global sales force uniquely position to provide drill bits that deliver outstanding performance and value to customers. VIES is comprised of three business units: Varel Oil & Gas Drill Bits, Varel Mining, and Downhole Products. Varel International Energy Services was formed in 1947 and is based in Carrollton, Texas.

Buy $369M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-03-26 TLC Health Care Services, Inc.

Lake Success, New York, United States

TLC Health Care Services include nursing services, rehabilitation services, mental health services, wound management and hospice care. The company has maintained a track record of excellence and dedication to the highest standards in quality care.

Sell -