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 1 other.

Ares Private Equity Group’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (11%) and healthcare services (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (42%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (17%). 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 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (43%). 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 Activity111
    • M&A Buy Activity78
    • M&A Sell Activity33
  • Total Sectors Invested 32
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 34
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.6/yr) # 60 4 5 4 4 1 78
vol $15.4B $1.5B $154M $2.9B $19.9B
Sell (2.4/yr) # 21 4 - 4 3 1 33
vol $2.7B $358M $1.1B $1.2B $5.3B
  111

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
CS Energy 2021-05-04 - Secondary Buyout
Edison, New Jersey · www.csenergy.com
TricorBraun, Inc. 2021-01-06 - Secondary Buyout
St. Louis, Missouri · www.tricorbraun.com
Valet Living LLC 2020-11-23 - Secondary Buyout
Tampa, Florida · www.valetliving.com
Front Yard Residential Corp. 2020-11-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Christiansted, Virginia · www.frontyardresidential.com
Exemplar Health Care Ltd. 2020-11-01 - Secondary Buyout
Rotherham, United Kingdom · www.exemplarhc.com
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Convergint Technologies LLC 2018-02-02 Diebold Nixdorf - Asia Pacific Electronic Security Business 2021-04-05 20
Schaumburg, Illinois · www.convergint.com North Canton, Ohio
Onecom Ltd. 2019-07-22 Olive Communications Ltd. 2021-02-11 4
Fareham, United Kingdom · www.onecom.co.uk High Wycombe, United Kingdom · www.olive.co.uk
Aspen Dental Management, Inc. 2017-06-13 ClearChoice Management Services LLC 2020-11-16 1
East Syracuse, New York · www.aspendental.com Greenwood Village, Colorado · www.clearchoice.com
Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. 2019-06-11 Doctor.com 2020-10-13 4
Wakefield, Massachusetts · www.pressganey.com New York, New York · www.doctor.com
Convergint Technologies LLC 2018-02-02 Alphacorp, Inc. 2018-03-05 19
Schaumburg, Illinois · www.convergint.com West Valley City, Utah · www.alphacorpsecurity.com
American Tire Distributors, Inc. 2010-04-21 Martino Tire Company, Inc. 2015-02-05 1
Huntersville, North Carolina · www.americantiredistributors.com Miami, Florida · www.martinotire.com
American Tire Distributors, Inc. 2010-04-21 Terry's Tire Town 2014-02-19 2
Huntersville, North Carolina · www.americantiredistributors.com Alliance, Ohio · www.terrystiretowninc.com
American Tire Distributors, Inc. 2010-04-21 The Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. 2014-01-29 1
Huntersville, North Carolina · www.americantiredistributors.com Findlay, Ohio · www.herculestire.com
Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro, SAPI de CV 2012-02-22 TODCO Mexico Inc. 2012-08-20 2
Mexico City, Mexico · www.oronegro.com.mx Houston, Texas
Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro, SAPI de CV 2012-02-22 Servicios TODCO S. De R.L. de C.V. 2012-08-20 1
Mexico City, Mexico · www.oronegro.com.mx , Mexico

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 4 (9%) 760M (7%) 8 (10%) 2.1B (11%)
Retail 2 (5%) 3.3B (32%) 6 (8%) 10.3B (52%)
Healthcare Services 4 (9%) 1.5B (14%) 6 (8%) 1.5B (8%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 4 (9%) 185M (2%) 5 (6%) 185M (1%)
Environmental 2 (5%) - 5 (6%) 134M (1%)
Communications 2 (5%) 3.1B (29%) 4 (5%) 3.1B (15%)
Real Estate 3 (7%) - 4 (5%) -
Renewable Energy 4 (9%) - 4 (5%) -
Financial Services 2 (5%) - 3 (4%) -
Distribution 2 (5%) 1.3B (12%) 2 (3%) 1.3B (7%)
Chemicals 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) 349M (2%)
Automotive - - 2 (3%) 319M (2%)
Defense 1 (2%) 223M (2%) 2 (3%) 223M (1%)
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (5%) 185M (2%) 2 (3%) 185M (1%)
Marketing - - 2 (3%) 185M (1%)
Building Materials 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Business Services 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (3%) -
Staffing 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) -
Construction 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Food 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Franchising - - 1 (1%) -
Information Technology 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (1%) -
Leisure 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 44 $10.5B 78 $19.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 36 (82%) 10.1B (99%) 67 (86%) 19.2B (97%)
  California 2 (5%) 1.6B (16%) 10 (13%) 3.8B (19%)
  Texas 4 (9%) - 8 (10%) 6.0B (30%)
  New York 3 (7%) - 6 (8%) 91M (< 1%)
  Georgia 4 (9%) 760M (7%) 5 (6%) 760M (4%)
  Pennsylvania 3 (7%) 1.7B (17%) 4 (5%) 1.8B (9%)
  Illinois 2 (5%) 1.5B (14%) 4 (5%) 1.5B (7%)
  North Carolina 2 (5%) 1.3B (13%) 4 (5%) 1.4B (7%)
  Florida 2 (5%) - 4 (5%) -
  New Jersey 2 (5%) - 3 (4%) 185M (1%)
  Ohio 1 (2%) 2.9B (28%) 3 (4%) 3.0B (15%)
  North Dakota 2 (5%) 185M (2%) 2 (3%) 185M (1%)
  Virginia 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
  Missouri 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
  Wyoming 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Utah 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Tennessee 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (1%) 260M (1%)
  South Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom 4 (9%) 154M (1%) 6 (8%) 503M (3%)
Canada 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Ontario 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Mexico 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Poland 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 36 (82%) 10.1B (99%) 67 (86%) 19.2B (97%)
Cross-border 8 (18%) 154M (1%) 11 (14%) 503M (3%)
Total 44 $10.3B 78 $19.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 17 (39%) 2.8B (27%) 32 (41%) 10.4B (53%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (16%) 154M (1%) 13 (17%) 414M (2%)
Stake Purchase 4 (9%) 1.7B (17%) 8 (10%) 1.7B (9%)
Growth Capital 5 (11%) - 8 (10%) -
Going Private 3 (7%) 4.7B (46%) 5 (6%) 6.0B (30%)
Divestiture 4 (9%) 185M (2%) 5 (6%) 319M (2%)
Recapitalization 2 (5%) - 3 (4%) 59M (< 1%)
Consolidation - - 2 (3%) 99M (1%)
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (2%) 760M (7%) 1 (1%) 760M (4%)
PIPE 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 44 $10.3B 78 $19.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 14 (42%) 3.6B (67%)
IPO 6 (18%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (15%) 1.7B (32%)
Trade Sale 3 (9%) 38M (1%)
Bankruptcy 2 (6%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 33 $5.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
William Blair & Co. LLC
2
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
2
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Proskauer Rose LLP
4
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
3
Latham & Watkins
2

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
Investor(s)
42%
33 (42%)
Strategic(s)
8%
6 (8%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
45%
15 (45%)
Strategic(s)
24%
8 (24%)

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