M&A Deal Summary

Bain Capital Private Equity Acquires Trans Maldivian Airways

On December 18, 2017, private equity firm Bain Capital Private Equity acquired airliner Trans Maldivian Airways from The Blackstone Group

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Bain Capital Private Equity’s 1st transaction in the Airlines sector.
  • This is Bain Capital Private Equity’s 1st transaction in Maldives.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-12-18
Target Trans Maldivian Airways
Sector Airlines
Buyer(s) Bain Capital Private Equity
Sellers(s) The Blackstone Group
Deal Type Secondary Buyout

Target

Trans Maldivian Airways

Male, Maldives
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Trans Maldivian Airways is a seaplane operator carrying approximately 400,000 passengers annually from Velana International Airport in the Maldives’ capital of Malé, to luxury resorts on islands through out the country. Trans Maldivian Airways was founded in 1988 and is based in Male, Maldives.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Bain Capital Private Equity

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1984
PE ASSETS 44.2B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Bain Capital Private Equity (BCPE), is the private equity investment arm of alternative asset management firm, Bain Capital. BCPE targets leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions in a wide variety of industries including information technology, communications, media, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing, retail/consumer, and financial services. Bain Capital is based in Boston with additional offices in New York, London, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Munich.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 164 of 230
Sector (Airlines) 1 of 3
Type (Secondary Buyout) 34 of 63
Country (Maldives) 1 of 1
Year (2017) 16 of 17
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-12-07 Asatsu-Dk

Tokyo, Japan

Asatsu-Dk is a provider of advertising and publication businesses in Japan and internationally. Asatsu-Dk was founded in 1956 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-12-23 Fedrigoni

Verona, Italy

Fedrigoni is a manufacturer and distributor of paper and paper related products. Fedrigoni was formed in 1888 and is based in Verona, Italy.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

The Blackstone Group

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1987
PE ASSETS 131.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

The Blackstone Group is a global alternative investment management firm. The Firm's investment activities span real estate, secondary investments, hedge funds, credit, infrastructure, and private equity. Blackstone's private equity group targets opportunities globally including buyout acquisitions of established companies, development projects, growth equity financings, and industry consolidations. Sectors of interest include automotive, healthcare, chemicals, industrial, commercial property, lodging, communications, media/publishing, consumer & retail, packaging, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, energy, technology, entertainment, telecommunications, financial services, theme parks, food & beverage, and transportation. Blackstone's private equity real estate group looks for opportunities across North/South America, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, and Europe. The real estate group will consider both equity and debt investments. Areas of interest include healthcare, hotel, industrial, office, residential, and retail. The Blackstone Group was formed in 1987 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 115 of 171
Sector (Airlines) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 14 of 21
Country (Maldives) 1 of 1
Year (2017) 6 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-12-07 TITUS

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

TITUS solutions enable organizations to discover, classify, protect, analyze, and confidently share information. Organizations can use TITUS products to meet regulatory compliance requirements by identifying and securing unstructured data – on the desktop, on mobile devices, and in the cloud. Millions of users in over 120 countries around the world trust TITUS to keep their data compliant and secure. Its customers include Safran Morpho, United States Air Force, NATO, Pratt and Whitney, and Canadian Department of National Defence. TITUS was formed in 2005 and is based in Ottawa, Ontario.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-12-21 Precision Medicine Group

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Precision Medicine Group is a specialized services company supporting next-generation approaches to drug development and commercialization. Precision provides an integrated infrastructure that supports pharmaceutical and life sciences companies as they develop new products in the age of precision medicine. Precision Medicine Group was founded in 2012 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

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