M&A Deal Summary

Bison Capital Asset Management Acquires Royal Wolf Holdings

On March 30, 2007, asset manager Bison Capital Asset Management acquired packaging company Royal Wolf Holdings from Equity Partners Pty for 45M AUD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Bison Capital Asset Management’s 1st transaction in the Packaging sector.
  • This is Bison Capital Asset Management’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Bison Capital Asset Management’s 1st transaction in Australia.
Investment Fate
  • Royal Wolf Holdings went public in 2011 for 92M AUD.
  • Royal Wolf Holdings was sold to a strategic buyer in 2017 for 184M USD.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2007-03-30
Target Royal Wolf Holdings
Sector Packaging
Buyer(s) Bison Capital Asset Management
Sellers(s) Equity Partners Pty
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 45M AUD

Target

Royal Wolf Holdings

Gordon, Australia
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Royal Wolf Australia is a provider of container solutions to the resources, construction, logistics, manufacturing, retail, and portable storage industries in Australia and New Zealand. Royal Wolf was formed in 1995 and is based in Gordon, Australia.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Bison Capital Asset Management

Los Angeles, California, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Asset Manager
Founded 2001
PE ASSETS 10.0B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Bison Capital is a private equity firm which makes non-control investments in middle-market companies with revenue of $20 to $500 million and at least $5 million of EBITDA. Bison Capital invests in businesses to finance their growth, balance sheet restructurings, recapitalizations, and to fund buyouts. Bison looks to invest between $10 and $30 million per transaction. Bison Capital was formed in 2001 and is based in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in Charlotte, North Carolina.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 31
Sector (Packaging) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 3
Country (Australia) 1 of 1
Year (2007) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-05-10 Performance Team

Santa Fe Springs, California, United States

Performance Team LLC is a third-party logistics and distribution provider, offering consolidation, warehousing, distribution, and transportation services across the US. Performance Team was founded in 1987 and is based in Santa Fe Springs, California.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-06-25 Twin Med

Santa Fe Springs, California, United States

Twin Med LLC is a provider of non-pharmaceutical medical supplies to the long-term care industry. Twin Med offers a broad range of disposable medical supplies such as incontinence products, nursing, diabetic and respiratory supplies, non-prescription medicines, linens, enterals, durable medical equipment and janitorial supplies to skilled nursing facility operators throughout the United States. Twin Med was founded in 1998 and is based in Santa Fe Springs, California.

Sell $103M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Equity Partners Pty

Sydney, Australia

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1995
PE ASSETS 350M USD
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Equity Partners is a generalist private equity firm that targets investments in Australia and New Zealand. Equity Partners looks to invest in established, profitable businesses with AU$4 to AU$20 million of EBIT. Prospective transactions include management buyouts, buy-ins, recapitalizations, and expansion financings. Equity Partners will not invest in start-up or early stage transactions as well as real estate or mining companies. Equity Partners was formed in 1995 and is based in Sydney, Australia.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 8
Sector (Packaging) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 1
Country (Australia) 3 of 8
Year (2007) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 3 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-03-20 SFG Australia

Heidelberg, Australia

Snowball is a specialist financial services organisation that focuses on providing integrated financial planning, superannuation, investment, insurance and accounting services to its clients in an efficient and cost effective way.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-09-03 Australian Vinyls Corp Pty

Laverton Victoria, Australia

Australian Vinyls is Australia’s sole manufacturer of PVC resin, supplying blue chip customers such as Iplex and Vinidex. The business also provides specialty chemicals to customers through its trading operations.

Sell $138M