Investment Summary

Exits Brenntag

On February 14, 2012, invested in distribution company Brenntag from Bain Capital Private Equity, BC Partners and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking for 578M

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Distribution sector.
  • This is largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is transaction in Germany.

Investment Summary

Date 2012-02-14
Target Brenntag
Sector Distribution
Sellers(s) Bain Capital Private Equity
BC Partners
Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking
Deal Type Sold to Management
Deal Value 578M

Target

Brenntag

Mulheim An Der Ruhr, Germany
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Brenntag GmbH is a chemical distributor providing a one-stop shop for more than 150,000 customers.

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Seller(S) 3

SELLER

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 40 of 135
Sector (Distribution) 2 of 5
Type (Sold to Management) 1 of 3
Country (Germany) 4 of 6
Year (2012) 1 of 5
Size (of disclosed) 43 of 44
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-01-25 SquareTrade

San Francisco, California, United States

SquareTrade, Inc. is a developer of software products to protects mobile devices, laptops and tablets, and other consumer electronics and appliances from malfunctions, accidental damage and life’s frequent mishaps.

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2012-05-14 Bravida

Stockholm, Sweden

Bravida is a Nordic provider of sustainable end-to-end solutions for electrical systems, heating and plumbing, HVAC and other technical functions in properties and facilities. The Company has 12,000 employees and branches in around 180 locations across Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. Bravida was founded in 1922 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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SELLER

BC Partners

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1986
PE ASSETS 17.0B EUR
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

BC Partners is a mega private equity firm that invests in high quality businesses with leading market positions. BC does not specialize in any particular sector and makes only a select number of investments per year (3 in 2008, 2 in 2007, 3 in 2006). Sectors of interest include healthcare, directory publishing, media, industrial products, food, distribution, manufacturing, consumer services, business services, and communications. BC Partners was formed in 1986 and has offices in London, Paris, Hamburg, and New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 28 of 52
Sector (Distribution) 2 of 3
Type (Sold to Management) 4 of 7
Country (Germany) 4 of 7
Year (2012) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 17 of 19
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-11-02 BDR Thermea Group B.V.

Apeldoorn, Netherlands

BDR Thermea is a significant manufacturer of heating products and is a supplier of domestic boilers.

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2012-05-01 Fitness First Group

Dorset, United Kingdom

Fitness First Group Ltd. is a health club operator in the world with over one million members and over 400 clubs in 15 countries.

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SELLER

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking

New York, New York, United States

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1986
PE ASSETS 155.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division is the investment arm of Goldman Sachs. The primary corporate investment group within the Merchant Banking Division is Goldman Sachs' direct investment arm. GS's direct investment arm consists of GS Capital Partners, GS Mezzanine Partners, and GS Growth Partners. GS Capital Partners is the direct corporate equity investment group which seeks LBO, recapitalization, and growth investments to help fund acquisitions, expansions, recapitalizations, restructurings, buyouts, and take privates. GS Capital Partners looks to invest between $50 and $800 million in opportunities in North/South America, Europe, Asia. GS Mezzanine Partners is the junior capital arm of Goldman Sachs. GS Mezzanine looks to invest between $200 million and and $800 million in transactions valued up to $10 billion. Investment proceeds are used to fund leveraged buyouts, expansion financings, recapitalizations, acquisitions, and restructurings. GS Growth looks to invest in growth equity transactions. The unit seeks to commit $20 to $200 million per investment. Other units within GS's merchant banking division include Real Estate, Infrastructure, and Urban Investments. Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 33 of 107
Sector (Distribution) 1 of 3
Type (Sold to Management) 3 of 3
Country (Germany) 4 of 6
Year (2012) 2 of 8
Size (of disclosed) 30 of 31
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-01-18 Legends Hospitality

New York, New York, United States

Legends provides hospitality, merchandise, ticket sales, planning, sponsorships and experiential services to the sports and entertainment industries, as well as the management of landmark attractions such as Yankee Stadium, AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas Cowboys) and the observatory at New York City’s World Trade Center. Other marquee clients in the Legends portfolio include Live Nation, the Manchester City Football Club, the Los Angeles Angels, the Los Angeles Rams, the University of Notre Dame and ~100 other venues. Legends has a track record of delivering superior outcomes for its clients/partners and spectators, including greater visitor satisfaction and enhanced revenue per attendee.

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2012-02-17 TransUnion

Chicago, Illinois, United States

TransUnion is a global provider of information and risk management solutions. TransUnion provides these solutions to businesses across multiple industries and to individual consumers. TransUnion technology and services enable businesses to make informed credit granting, risk management, underwriting, fraud protection and customer acquisition decisions by delivering data that's integrated with analytics and decisioning capabilities. TransUnion was formed in 1968 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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