Ares Private Equity Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Ares Private Equity Group has acquired 13 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Ares Private Equity Group’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (10%) and retail (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (40%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (16%). In total, Ares Private Equity Group has invested in 22 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Neiman Marcus Group for $6.0B.

In the last 3 years, Ares Private Equity Group has exited 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (40%). Ares Private Equity Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Samsonite International SA for $1.7B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity105
    • M&A Buy Activity75
    • M&A Sell Activity30
  • Total Sectors Invested 32
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 32
  • M&A Advisors 12

Ares Private Equity Group

2000 Avenue of the Stars, 12th Floor,
Los Angeles, California 90067
United States
(310) 201-4100
www.aresmgmt.com/our-business/private-equity/north-american-and-european-flexible-capital

Ares Private Equity Group is the private equity arm of Ares Management, a global alternative asset manager. The Ares Private Equity Group specializes in opportunistic majority/shared control investments in under-capitalized middle-market companies. Ares looks for companies with strong franchises and attractive growth opportunities. The Group prefers to be the lead investor and will invest across the capital structure, including common equity, preferred equity, convertible equity/debt and senior debt. Areas of interest include business services, defense, healthcare, manufacturing, industrial, energy and consumer products and services. Ares Private Equity Group was formed in 2003 and is based in Los Angeles, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Food, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Real Estate, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 60 - 4 5 4 2 75
vol $15.4B $1.5B $154M $2.9B $19.9B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 20 - 4 - 4 2 30
vol $2.7B $358M $1.1B $1.2B $5.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
WCA Waste Corp. 2020-08-12 1.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.wcawaste.com
Neiman Marcus Group Inc. 2020-05-07 - Bankruptcy
Dallas, Texas · www.neimanmarcus.com
Cincinnati Bell, Inc. 2020-03-13 2.9B USD Going Private
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.cincinnatibell.com
Murapol SA 2020-02-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bielsko-Biała, Poland · www.murapol.pl
DevaConcepts LLC 2019-11-11 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.devacurl.com
Heelstone Renewable Energy LLC 2019-08-19 - Growth Capital
Chapel Hill, North Carolina · www.heelstoneenergy.com
Onecom Ltd. 2019-07-22 154M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fareham, United Kingdom · www.onecom.co.uk
National Veterinary Associates, Inc. 2019-06-17 - Secondary Buyout
Agoura Hills, California · www.nvaonline.com
Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. 2019-06-11 - Secondary Buyout
Wakefield, Massachusetts · www.pressganey.com
Smart & Final, Inc. 2019-04-16 1.1B USD Secondary Buyout
Commerce, California · www.smartandfinal.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
CoolSys, Inc. 2019-03-21 Carolina Refrigeration Services, Inc. 2020-09-30 7
Brea, California · www.coolsys.com Lexington, South Carolina · www.carolinafreeze.com
Onecom Ltd. 2019-07-22 Glamorgan Telecom Ltd. 2020-08-13 1
Fareham, United Kingdom · www.onecom.co.uk Cardiff, United Kingdom · www.glamorgantelecom.co.uk
Valet Living 2015-09-28 Value Waste Services LLC 2020-07-21 10
Tampa, Florida · www.valetliving.com Austin, Texas · www.hirevws.com
Valet Living 2015-09-28 Extreme Waste Concepts LLC 2020-07-21 9
Tampa, Florida · www.valetliving.com Midland, Texas
CoolSys, Inc. 2019-03-21 Richmond Refrigeration Service, Inc. 2020-06-29 6
Brea, California · www.coolsys.com Ashland, Virginia · www.richmondrefrigeration.com
CoolSys, Inc. 2019-03-21 Eastern Refrigeration Co. 2020-06-22 5
Brea, California · www.coolsys.com Colchester, Connecticut · www.easternrefrig.com
CHG Healthcare Services, Inc. 2012-11-19 LocumsMart LLC 2020-02-05 1
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.chghealthcare.com Norcross, Georgia · www.locumsmart.net
Convergint Technologies LLC 2018-02-02 Cerberus Technologies Pty Ltd. 2020-02-03 14
Schaumburg, Illinois · www.convergint.com Belmont, Australia · www.cerberustech.com.au
Convergint Technologies LLC 2018-02-02 Code Zero Consulting 2020-02-03 13
Schaumburg, Illinois · www.convergint.com Atlanta, Georgia · www.codezeroconsulting.com
Valet Living 2015-09-28 Trojan Waste Solutions 2020-01-07 8
Tampa, Florida · www.valetliving.com San Antonio, Texas · www.trojanwaste.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 3 (7%) 760M (7%) 7 (9%) 2.1B (11%)
Retail 3 (7%) 3.3B (31%) 6 (8%) 10.3B (52%)
Healthcare Services 3 (7%) 1.5B (13%) 5 (7%) 1.5B (8%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 4 (9%) 185M (2%) 5 (7%) 185M (1%)
Environmental 3 (7%) - 5 (7%) 134M (1%)
Communications 2 (4%) 3.1B (28%) 4 (5%) 3.1B (15%)
Renewable Energy 4 (9%) - 4 (5%) -
Consumer Services 1 (2%) - 3 (4%) -
Financial Services 2 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Real Estate 3 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
Chemicals 2 (4%) 349M (3%) 2 (3%) 349M (2%)
Automotive - - 2 (3%) 319M (2%)
Defense 1 (2%) 223M (2%) 2 (3%) 223M (1%)
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (4%) 185M (2%) 2 (3%) 185M (1%)
Marketing - - 2 (3%) 185M (1%)
Building Materials 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Business Services 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Staffing 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (2%) 1.3B (12%) 1 (1%) 1.3B (7%)
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) -
Construction 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Food 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Information Technology 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (1%) -
Leisure 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Manufacturing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Publishing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Software - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Utilities - - 1 (1%) -
Total 46 $10.8B 75 $19.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 37 (80%) 10.1B (95%) 64 (85%) 19.2B (97%)
  California 3 (7%) 1.6B (15%) 10 (13%) 3.8B (19%)
  Texas 3 (7%) - 7 (9%) 6.0B (30%)
  New York 3 (7%) - 6 (8%) 91M (< 1%)
  Georgia 4 (9%) 760M (7%) 4 (5%) 760M (4%)
  Pennsylvania 3 (7%) 1.7B (16%) 4 (5%) 1.8B (9%)
  North Carolina 3 (7%) 1.3B (12%) 4 (5%) 1.4B (7%)
  Florida 3 (7%) - 4 (5%) -
  Illinois 2 (4%) 1.5B (14%) 4 (5%) 1.5B (7%)
  New Jersey 2 (4%) - 3 (4%) 185M (1%)
  Ohio 1 (2%) 2.9B (27%) 3 (4%) 3.0B (15%)
  North Dakota 2 (4%) 185M (2%) 2 (3%) 185M (1%)
  Massachusetts 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Wyoming 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Utah 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Tennessee 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (1%) 260M (1%)
  Alabama - - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom 5 (11%) 503M (5%) 6 (8%) 503M (3%)
Canada 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Ontario 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Mexico 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Poland 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 37 (80%) 10.1B (95%) 64 (85%) 19.2B (97%)
Cross-border 9 (20%) 503M (5%) 11 (15%) 503M (3%)
Total 46 $10.6B 75 $19.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 19 (41%) 3.1B (29%) 30 (40%) 10.4B (53%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (13%) 154M (1%) 12 (16%) 414M (2%)
Stake Purchase 4 (9%) 1.7B (16%) 8 (11%) 1.7B (9%)
Growth Capital 6 (13%) - 8 (11%) -
Going Private 3 (7%) 4.7B (44%) 5 (7%) 6.0B (30%)
Divestiture 4 (9%) 185M (2%) 5 (7%) 319M (2%)
Consolidation 1 (2%) - 3 (4%) 99M (1%)
Recapitalization 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) 59M (< 1%)
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (2%) 760M (7%) 1 (1%) 760M (4%)
PIPE 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 46 $10.6B 75 $19.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 12 (40%) 3.6B (67%)
IPO 6 (20%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (17%) 1.7B (32%)
Trade Sale 2 (7%) 38M (1%)
Bankruptcy 2 (7%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 30 $5.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
William Blair & Co. LLC
2
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Sagent Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Proskauer Rose LLP
4
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
3
Latham & Watkins
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 7 $16.2B
$100M to $1B 10 $3.4B
< $100M 3 $249M
TOTAL $19.9B
Largest Neiman Marcus Group Inc.
$6.0B (2013-09-09)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $4.0B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.2B
< $100M 2 $125M
TOTAL $5.3B
Largest Samsonite International SA
$1.7B (2007-10-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
90%
53 90%
Strategic(s)
10%
6 10%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
71%
17 71%
Strategic(s)
29%
7 29%

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