Investment Summary

Exits Repco

On November 1, 2003, invested in automotive company Repco from Archer Capital Pty and Gresham Private Equity Fund

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Automotive sector.
  • This is transaction in Australia.

Investment Summary

Date 2003-11-01
Target Repco
Sector Automotive
Sellers(s) Archer Capital Pty
Gresham Private Equity Fund
Deal Type IPO

Target

Repco

Mulgrave, Australia
website
Repco Corp. is an automotive aftermarket parts and accessories wholesaler and distributor in Australia and New Zealand.Repco is Australasia's leading provider of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories, servicing both trade and retail customers through a network of 435 stores across Australia and New Zealand.

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Seller(S) 2

SELLER

Archer Capital Pty

Dawes Point, Australia

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1997
PE ASSETS 2.5B AUD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

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. 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.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 26
Sector (Automotive) 1 of 1
Type (IPO) 1 of 3
Country (Australia) 2 of 22
Year (2003) 3 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2003-11-01 Dome Coffees Australia

Maylands, Australia

Dome Coffees Australia is a specialty coffee group with operations in coffee roasting and wholesaling, cafe franchising and cafe ownership. Dome Cafe outlets are designed to create an ambience sympathetic to the classic European coffee culture, with an emphasis on serving fine coffee under the Dome brand. Dome Coffees Australia was founded in 1983 and is based in Maylands, Australia.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-01-22 SULO Group

Australia

SULO was the second largest waste collection service provider in Germany.

Buy $590M
SELLER

Gresham Private Equity Fund

Sydney, Australia

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1999
PE ASSETS 525M AUD
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Gresham Private Equity is the private equity arm of financial advisory firm Gresham Partners. Gresham Private Equity seeks buyout, growth capital, public to private, and buy and build investments in Australia and New Zealand. The Firm seeks transactions valued from $100 to $500 million. Target sectors include business services, marine, distribution, apparel, industrial products, communications, and consumer services. Gresham Private Equity was established in 1999 and is based in Sydney.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 10
Sector (Automotive) 1 of 1
Type (IPO) 1 of 2
Country (Australia) 1 of 5
Year (2003) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2002-10-01 Riviera Marine Pty.

Coomera, Australia

Riviera Marine Pty. Ltd. is a provider of open and enclosed fly bridge yachts, sport motor yachts, sport yachts, and SUV yachts.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-08-01 Noel Leeming

Auckland, New Zealand

Noel Leeming is Noel Leeming Group?s flagship retail brand. It strives to offer a superior standard of service and the widest possible range of branded consumer technology and appliances. Noel Leeming promises its customers that it will never knowingly be undersold. It provides comprehensive after sales support.

Buy NZ$139M