BC Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, BC Partners has acquired 16 companies.

BC Partners’ most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (9%) and information technology (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (39%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (36%). In total, BC Partners has invested in 12 US states and 18 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Intelsat Global SA for $13.6B.

In the last 3 years, BC Partners has exited 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (30%). BC Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold MultiPlan for $4.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity131
    • M&A Buy Activity84
    • M&A Sell Activity47
  • Total Sectors Invested 35
  • Total Countries Invested 18
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 44
  • M&A Advisors 40

BC Partners

40 Portman Square,
London, W1H 6DA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7009 4800
www.bcpartners.com
london@bcpartners.com

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Media, Publishing, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

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 (4.2/yr) # 63 5 6 6 3 1 84
vol $69.7B $2.6B $6.0B $1.4B $6.1B $85.8B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 37 1 2 1 3 3 47
vol $21.1B $438M $2.4B $1.5B $25.4B
  131

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ETrawler Unlimited Co. 2020-05-19 - Secondary Buyout
Dublin, Ireland · www.cartrawler.com
GFL Environmental Corp. 2020-02-25 - IPO
Vaughan, Ontario · www.gflenv.com
Pasticceria Bindi S.p.A. 2020-01-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Milan, Italy · www.bindidessert.it
Sundyne 2020-01-06 - Secondary Buyout
Arvada, Colorado · www.sundyne.com
Presidio, Inc. 2019-08-14 2.1B USD Going Private
New York, New York · www.presidio.com
Garda World Security Corp. 2019-07-23 4.0B CAD Recapitalization
Montreal, Quebec · www.garda.com
Synthon International Holding B.V. 2019-07-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nijmegen, Netherlands · www.synthon.com
Mergermarket Ltd. 2019-05-10 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.acuris.com
OVS S.p.A. 2019-03-06 - Stake Purchase
Mestre, Italy · www.ovscorporate.it
Precision Flow System 2019-02-11 1.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
, United States
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Intrado Corp. 2017-05-09 Syn-Apps LLC 2020-09-11 9
Omaha, Nebraska · www.intrado.com Portland, Oregon · www.syn-apps.com
Intelsat Global SA 2008-02-04 Gogo, Inc. - Commercial Aviation Business 2020-08-31 1
Grand-Duchy, Luxembourg · www.intelsat.com Chicago, Illinois
Presidio, Inc. 2019-08-14 Coda Global 2020-08-05 1
New York, New York · www.presidio.com Southlake, Texas · www.coda.global
Intrado Corp. 2017-05-09 Junction Networks, Inc. 2020-08-03 8
Omaha, Nebraska · www.intrado.com New York, New York · www.onsip.com
Garda World Security Corp. 2019-07-23 WorldAware, Inc. 2020-07-13 2
Montreal, Quebec · www.garda.com Annapolis, Maryland · www.ijet.com
United Group B.V. 2018-09-27 Forthnet S.A. 2020-06-01 3
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.united.group Athens, Greece · www.forthnet.gr
Advanced Computer Software Group Ltd. 2015-03-19 Tikit Ltd. 2020-03-25 6
Datchet, United Kingdom · www.oneadvanced.com London, United Kingdom · www.tikit.com
Intrado Corp. 2017-05-09 Accent 2019-12-23 1
Omaha, Nebraska · www.intrado.com Omaha, Nebraska · www.onlineaccent.com
NAVEX Global, Inc. 2018-07-17 WhistleB 2019-12-11 2
Lake Oswego, Oregon · www.navexglobal.com Stockholm, Sweden · www.whistleb.com
Advanced Computer Software Group Ltd. 2015-03-19 CareWorks 2019-11-12 5
Datchet, United Kingdom · www.oneadvanced.com Dublin, Ireland · www.careworks.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 3 (9%) 4.3B (8%) 7 (8%) 12.2B (15%)
Healthcare Services 3 (9%) 493M (1%) 7 (8%) 1.4B (2%)
Retail 3 (9%) 10.9B (21%) 6 (7%) 14.3B (17%)
Consumer Products 2 (6%) - 5 (6%) 786M (1%)
Communications 2 (6%) 13.6B (27%) 4 (5%) 22.8B (28%)
Internet Software and Services 2 (6%) 5.5B (11%) 4 (5%) 5.7B (7%)
Restaurants 2 (6%) 723M (1%) 4 (5%) 723M (1%)
Life Science 3 (9%) 541M (1%) 4 (5%) 541M (1%)
Food 2 (6%) 338M (1%) 4 (5%) 338M (< 1%)
Machinery 1 (3%) 3.5B (7%) 3 (4%) 3.5B (4%)
Agriculture 1 (3%) 567M (1%) 3 (4%) 1.2B (1%)
Distribution - - 3 (4%) 763M (1%)
Software 1 (3%) 1.2B (2%) 2 (2%) 3.2B (4%)
Consumer Services 1 (3%) 1.1B (2%) 2 (2%) 1.9B (2%)
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (2%) 985M (1%)
Information Services - - 2 (2%) 926M (1%)
Financial Services 1 (3%) 430M (1%) 2 (2%) 430M (1%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Business Services 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Safety/Security 1 (3%) 4.0B (8%) 1 (1%) 4.0B (5%)
Publishing 1 (3%) 3.7B (7%) 1 (1%) 3.7B (5%)
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) 1.4B (2%)
Gaming - - 1 (1%) 1.2B (1%)
Insurance 1 (3%) 321M (1%) 1 (1%) 321M (< 1%)
Automotive - - 1 (1%) -
Beverages - - 1 (1%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Education - - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Manufacturing 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Medical Products 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Total 34 $51.1B 84 $82.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 5 (15%) 2.4B (5%) 17 (20%) 6.1B (7%)
United States 8 (24%) 19.1B (38%) 16 (19%) 34.3B (40%)
  New York 2 (6%) 2.1B (4%) 4 (5%) 5.2B (6%)
  Florida 1 (3%) 2.2B (4%) 2 (2%) 2.2B (3%)
  Arizona 1 (3%) 8.7B (17%) 1 (1%) 8.7B (10%)
  Nebraska 1 (3%) 5.1B (10%) 1 (1%) 5.1B (6%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (3%) 1.1B (2%) 1 (1%) 1.1B (1%)
  Oregon 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  California 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (1%) 6.6B (8%)
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) 3.5B (4%)
  Texas - - 1 (1%) 2.1B (2%)
  New Mexico - - 1 (1%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (1%) -
Germany 4 (12%) 4.7B (9%) 9 (11%) 4.7B (6%)
Italy 6 (18%) 2.2B (4%) 8 (10%) 2.2B (3%)
France 1 (3%) 430M (1%) 8 (10%) 3.5B (4%)
Netherlands 3 (9%) 567M (1%) 7 (8%) 2.5B (3%)
Spain 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) 5.0B (6%)
Luxembourg 2 (6%) 17.1B (34%) 2 (2%) 17.1B (20%)
Canada 1 (3%) 4.0B (8%) 2 (2%) 4.0B (5%)
  Quebec 1 (3%) 4.0B (8%) 1 (1%) 4.0B (5%)
  Ontario - - 1 (1%) -
Greece 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) 1.2B (1%)
Sweden - - 2 (2%) 2.6B (3%)
Ireland - - 2 (2%) -
Norway 1 (3%) 296M (1%) 1 (1%) 296M (< 1%)
Israel 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Turkey - - 1 (1%) 1.9B (2%)
Finland - - 1 (1%) 65M (< 1%)
Austria - - 1 (1%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 5 (15%) 2.4B (5%) 17 (20%) 6.1B (7%)
Cross-border 29 (85%) 48.4B (95%) 67 (80%) 79.4B (93%)
Total 34 $50.8B 84 $85.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 15 (44%) 22.4B (44%) 32 (38%) 40.7B (50%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (21%) 752M (1%) 30 (36%) 7.2B (9%)
Divestiture 4 (12%) 6.5B (13%) 9 (11%) 7.9B (10%)
Going Private 4 (12%) 17.1B (34%) 5 (6%) 21.9B (27%)
Recapitalization 2 (6%) 4.0B (8%) 3 (4%) 4.0B (5%)
Stake Purchase 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Growth Capital 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Total 34 $50.8B 84 $81.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 16 (34%) 12.8B (51%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (15%) 7.9B (31%)
IPO 7 (15%) -
Trade Sale 6 (13%) 4.5B (18%)
Bankruptcy 3 (6%) -
Stake Sale 3 (6%) -
Sold to Management 2 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (2%) 158M (1%)
Merger 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 47 $25.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
5
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
4
UBS Investment Bank
4
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
10
Dickson Minto W.S.
4
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 21 $75.6B
$100M to $1B 19 $10.1B
< $100M 2 $155M
TOTAL $85.8B
Largest Intelsat Global SA
$13.6B (2008-02-04)
sell # Total
> $1B 12 $22.9B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.5B
< $100M 1 $35M
TOTAL $25.4B
Largest MultiPlan, Inc.
$4.4B (2014-02-17)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
88%
59 88%
Strategic(s)
12%
8 12%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
70%
28 70%
Strategic(s)
30%
12 30%

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