BC Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, BC Partners has acquired 15 companies.

BC Partners’ most common sectors for investment arehealthcare services (10%) and information technology (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (42%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%). In total, BC Partners has invested in 12 US states and 19 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 11 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (35%). 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 Activity140
    • M&A Buy Activity89
    • M&A Sell Activity51
  • Total Sectors Invested 35
  • Total Countries Invested 19
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 46
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.0/yr) # 69 6 7 3 3 1 89
vol $72.4B $6.0B $1.4B $6.1B $85.8B
Sell (2.6/yr) # 39 2 1 3 4 3 52
vol $19.2B $438M $2.4B $1.8B $23.8B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
CeramTec Group 2021-08-17 - Secondary Buyout
Plochingen, Germany · www.ceramtec-group.com
Pharmathen Global BV 2021-07-19 1.8B EUR Secondary Buyout
Amstelveen, Netherlands · www.pharmathen.com
Davies Group Ltd. 2021-03-16 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.davies-group.com
Women's Care Florida 2020-12-07 - Secondary Buyout
Tampa, Florida · www.womenscarefl.com
Keesing Media Group B.V. 2020-11-13 - Secondary Buyout
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.keesing.com
Cote Restaurants Ltd. 2020-09-28 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.cote-restaurants.co.uk
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Intrado Corp. 2017-05-09 Hubb, Inc. 2021-08-13 10
Omaha, Nebraska · www.intrado.com Vancouver, Washington · www.hubb.me
VetPartners 2018-08-07 Pet Cremation Services Ltd. 2021-03-03 3
Villanova, Pennsylvania · www.vetpartners.or Northamptonshire, United Kingdom · www.pcsonline.org.uk
Intrado Corp. 2017-05-09 ZFERRAL, Inc. 2021-01-26 3
Omaha, Nebraska · www.intrado.com Royal Oak, Michigan · www.getambassador.com
Presidio, Inc. 2019-08-14 Arkphire Ireland Ltd. 2020-11-19 2
New York, New York · www.presidio.com Dublin, Ireland · www.arkphire.com
Intrado Corp. 2017-05-09 Health Advocate, Inc. 2020-10-27 2
Omaha, Nebraska · www.intrado.com Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania · www.healthadvocate.com
Advanced Computer Software Group Ltd. 2015-03-19 Mitrefinch Ltd. 2020-10-16 7
Datchet, United Kingdom · www.oneadvanced.com York, United Kingdom · www.mitrefinch.co.uk
Garda World Security Corp. 2019-07-23 WorldAware, Inc. 2020-07-13 2
Montreal, Quebec · www.garda.com Annapolis, Maryland · www.ijet.com
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
Garda World Security Corp. 2019-07-23 Drum Cussac Group Ltd. 2019-11-01 1
Montreal, Quebec · www.garda.com London, United Kingdom · www.drum-cussac.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 4 (13%) 493M (2%) 9 (10%) 1.4B (2%)
Information Technology 3 (9%) 2.1B (7%) 8 (9%) 12.2B (15%)
Retail 2 (6%) 9.0B (30%) 6 (7%) 14.3B (17%)
Consumer Products 2 (6%) - 5 (6%) 786M (1%)
Communications 1 (3%) - 4 (4%) 22.8B (28%)
Internet Software and Services 2 (6%) 5.5B (19%) 4 (4%) 5.7B (7%)
Restaurants 1 (3%) 338M (1%) 4 (4%) 723M (1%)
Food 2 (6%) 338M (1%) 4 (4%) 338M (< 1%)
Machinery - - 3 (3%) 3.5B (4%)
Agriculture 1 (3%) 567M (2%) 3 (3%) 1.2B (1%)
Distribution - - 3 (3%) 763M (1%)
Life Science 2 (6%) 541M (2%) 3 (3%) 541M (1%)
Publishing 2 (6%) 3.7B (13%) 2 (2%) 3.7B (5%)
Software 1 (3%) 1.2B (4%) 2 (2%) 3.2B (4%)
Consumer Services 1 (3%) 1.1B (4%) 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%)
Insurance 2 (6%) 321M (1%) 2 (2%) 321M (< 1%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Business Services - - 2 (2%) -
Manufacturing 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Media 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Safety/Security 1 (3%) 4.0B (13%) 1 (1%) 4.0B (5%)
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) 1.4B (2%)
Gaming - - 1 (1%) 1.2B (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%) -
Medical Products 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Total 32 $29.6B 90 $82.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 5 (16%) 2.0B (7%) 18 (20%) 6.1B (7%)
United States 7 (22%) 17.0B (58%) 17 (19%) 34.3B (40%)
  New York 1 (3%) 2.1B (7%) 4 (4%) 5.2B (6%)
  Florida 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) 2.2B (3%)
  Arizona 1 (3%) 8.7B (30%) 1 (1%) 8.7B (10%)
  Nebraska 1 (3%) 5.1B (17%) 1 (1%) 5.1B (6%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (3%) 1.1B (4%) 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 (13%) 4.7B (16%) 10 (11%) 4.7B (6%)
Netherlands 4 (13%) 567M (2%) 9 (10%) 2.5B (3%)
France 2 (6%) 430M (1%) 9 (10%) 3.5B (4%)
Italy 5 (16%) 338M (1%) 8 (9%) 2.2B (3%)
Spain 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) 5.0B (6%)
Canada 1 (3%) 4.0B (14%) 2 (2%) 4.0B (5%)
  Quebec 1 (3%) 4.0B (14%) 1 (1%) 4.0B (5%)
  Ontario - - 1 (1%) -
Luxembourg - - 2 (2%) 17.1B (20%)
Sweden - - 2 (2%) 2.6B (3%)
Ireland - - 2 (2%) -
Norway 1 (3%) 296M (1%) 1 (1%) 296M (< 1%)
Israel 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Serbia 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Turkey - - 1 (1%) 1.9B (2%)
Greece - - 1 (1%) 1.2B (1%)
Finland - - 1 (1%) 65M (< 1%)
Austria - - 1 (1%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 5 (16%) 2.0B (7%) 18 (20%) 6.1B (7%)
Cross-border 27 (84%) 27.3B (93%) 72 (80%) 79.4B (93%)
Total 32 $29.2B 90 $85.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 16 (50%) 6.5B (22%) 37 (41%) 40.7B (50%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (19%) 752M (3%) 30 (33%) 7.2B (9%)
Divestiture 2 (6%) 940M (3%) 9 (10%) 7.9B (10%)
Going Private 4 (13%) 17.1B (58%) 5 (6%) 21.9B (27%)
Recapitalization 2 (6%) 4.0B (14%) 3 (3%) 4.0B (5%)
Stake Purchase - - 3 (3%) -
Growth Capital 2 (6%) - 2 (2%) -
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Total 32 $29.2B 90 $81.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 19 (37%) 12.7B (53%)
IPO 7 (13%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (12%) 6.4B (27%)
Trade Sale 6 (12%) 4.5B (19%)
Stake Sale 4 (8%) -
Bankruptcy 3 (6%) -
Sold to Management 2 (4%) -
Unknown 2 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (2%) 158M (1%)
Merger 1 (2%) -
SPAC 1 (2%) -
Total 52 $23.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
5
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
4
Global Leisure Partners LLP
4
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
10
Dickson Minto W.S.
4
Kirkland & Ellis 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 11 $21.3B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.5B
< $100M 1 $35M
TOTAL $23.8B
Largest MultiPlan Corp.
$4.4B (2014-02-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
44%
40 (44%)
Strategic(s)
10%
9 (10%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
44%
23 (44%)
Strategic(s)
23%
12 (23%)

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