Archer Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Archer Capital’s most common sectors for investment are retail (12%) and food (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (59%) and divestiture (17%). In total, Archer Capital has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired SULO Group for $590M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). Archer Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold SULO Group for $1.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity59
    • M&A Buy Activity36
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 5

Archer Capital

Suite 7 Pier 2/3, 13 Hickson Road,
Dawes Point, NSW 2000
Australia
+61 2 8243 3333
www.archercapital.com.au

Archer Capital is an independent private equity firm that targets buyout opportunities in Australia and New Zealand. Archer looks for growth companies with strong market positions. The Firm pursues businesses valued between A$150 and A$700 million where it can commit at least A$75 million per transaction. Sectors of interest include manufacturing, publishing, retail, distribution, healthcare, food, business services, automotive, and building materials. Archer prefers majority investment positions. The Firm will not invest in real estate or businesses with unproven technology. Archer Capital was formed in 1997 and is based in Dawes Point, Australia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Distribution, Electronics, Financial Services, Food, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Plastics, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 75 -
Enterprise Value 150 700
values in millions of AUD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 35 1 - - - - 36
vol $2.4B $2.4B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 23 - - - - - 23
vol $4.3B $4.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
New Zealand Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 2016-03-31 - Secondary Buyout
Palmerston North, New Zealand · www.nzp.co.nz
Healthe Care 2015-12-07 668M AUD Add-on Acquisition
Mascot NSW, Australia · www.healthecare.com.au
Aspire2 Group Ltd. 2015-10-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Auckland, New Zealand · www.aspire2.co.nz
Aero-Care Pty Ltd. 2014-07-01 - Secondary Buyout
Brisbane Airport, Australia · www.aerocare.com.au
Keycorp Pty Ltd. 2014-05-01 - Trade Sale
Fairfield, VIC, Australia · www.keycorp.net
Cura Day Hospitals Group Pty. Ltd. (Cura Group) 2014-03-01 - Secondary Buyout
Bowen Hills Qld, Australia · www.curagroup.com.au
Compass Corp. 2014-02-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Crows Nest, Australia · www.compasscorp.com.au
GoGet CarShare 2014-01-01 - Growth Capital
Glebe, Australia · www.goget.com.au
Allity 2013-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Melbourne, Australia · www.allity.com.au
Ausfuel Pty. Ltd. 2013-02-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Berrimah, NT, Australia · www.ausfuel.com.au
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 1 (8%) - 4 (11%) 320M (13%)
Food 1 (8%) - 4 (11%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (8%) - 3 (8%) 240M (10%)
Technology Hardware - - 2 (6%) 96M (4%)
Aerospace 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Automotive 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Distribution 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Environmental - - 1 (3%) 590M (24%)
Life Science - - 1 (3%) 349M (14%)
Software - - 1 (3%) 272M (11%)
Leisure 1 (8%) 213M (100%) 1 (3%) 213M (9%)
Plastics - - 1 (3%) 128M (5%)
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) 117M (5%)
Forest Products - - 1 (3%) 50M (2%)
Publishing - - 1 (3%) 36M (1%)
Electronics - - 1 (3%) 7M (< 1%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Beverages - - 1 (3%) -
Education 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Insurance 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 $213M 36 $2.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Australia 10 (83%) 213M (100%) 30 (86%) 2.2B (91%)
New Zealand 2 (17%) - 5 (14%) 213M (9%)
Domestic 10 (83%) 213M (100%) 30 (86%) 2.2B (91%)
Cross-border 2 (17%) - 5 (14%) 213M (9%)
Total 12 $213M 35 $2.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (54%) 213M (100%) 21 (58%) 1.7B (69%)
Divestiture 1 (8%) - 6 (17%) 385M (16%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (23%) - 5 (14%) 357M (15%)
Growth Capital 2 (15%) - 2 (6%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 $213M 36 $2.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 8 (35%) 1.9B (44%)
Secondary Sale 6 (26%) 854M (20%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (17%) 1.6B (36%)
IPO 3 (13%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Total 23 $4.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
2
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
2
Barclays Investment Bank
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 8 $2.2B
< $100M 4 $188M
TOTAL $2.4B
Largest SULO Group
$590M (2004-01-22)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.6B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.5B
< $100M 2 $124M
TOTAL $4.3B
Largest SULO Group
$1.6B (2007-04-27)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
6 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
6 50%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
29%
5 29%
Strategic(s)
71%
12 71%

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