BDT Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, BDT Capital Partners has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

BDT Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are automotive (23%) and machinery (23%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (56%) and growth capital (23%). In total, BDT Capital Partners has invested in 6 US states and 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, BDT Capital Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1
  • M&A Advisors 4

BDT Capital Partners

401 North Michigan, Suite 3310,
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States
(312) 660-7311

BDT Capital Partners provides family-owned and entrepreneurially led companies with long-term, differentiated capital. BDT Capital Partners is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Machinery

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest 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 (1.2/yr) # 3 - 2 2 - 2 9
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - 1 - - 1
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Culligan International Co. 2021-05-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rosemont, Illinois · www.corporate.culligan.com
AGP America S.A. 2021-04-19 - Growth Capital
Ghent, Belgium · www.agpglass.com
Clarience Technologies, LLC 2019-12-17 - Secondary Buyout
Falconer, New York · www.clariencetechnologies.com
Lew's Holdings Corporation 2019-06-05 - Secondary Buyout
Springfield, Missouri · www.lews.com
Commercial Credit Group, Inc. 2019-02-11 - Secondary Buyout
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.commercialcreditgroup.com
Cognita Schools Ltd. 2018-09-03 - Secondary Buyout
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · www.cognita.com
Casa Dragones Tequila Co. 2018-04-09 - Growth Capital
Stamford, Connecticut · www.casadragones.com
Clarience Technologies, LLC 2015-09-25 - Secondary Buyout
Falconer, New York · www.clariencetechnologies.com
Alliance Laundry Systems LLC 2015-08-06 - Secondary Buyout
Ripon, Wisconsin · www.comlaundry.com
Tory Burch LLC 2013-01-02 - Stake Purchase
New York, New York · www.toryburch.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Lew's Holdings Corporation 2019-06-05 FOX International Group Ltd. 2019-08-02 1
Springfield, Missouri · www.lews.com Hainault, United Kingdom · www.foxint.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive 1 (13%) - 2 (22%) -
Machinery 2 (25%) - 2 (22%) -
Beverages 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Consumer Products 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Education 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Financial Services 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Retail 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 8 - 9 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (75%) - 7 (78%) -
  New York 1 (13%) - 2 (22%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
  North Carolina 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
  Missouri 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
  Illinois 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
  Connecticut 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
United Kingdom 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Belgium 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 8 - 9 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 4 (50%) - 5 (56%) -
Growth Capital 2 (25%) - 2 (22%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 8 - 9 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
1
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
1
Jones Day
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
67%
6 (67%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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