Brait Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Brait’s most common sectors for investment are communications (14%) and retail (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (82%) and secondary buyout (10%). In total, Brait has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired New Look Retail Group for $1.2B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (27%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity37
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 1

Brait

4th Floor, Avantech Building St. Julian’s Road,,
San Gwann, SGN 2805
Malta
+356 2248 6203
www.brait.com

Brait Private Equity is the private equity arm of Brait SA. Brait Private Equity currently focuses on investments located in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent. Target industries include consumer products and services, healthcare, manufacturing, media, communications, and resources. Brait Private Equity is located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Brait SA is headquartered in Luxembourg.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Media, Metals/Mining, Plastics, Retail, Safety/Security, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Africa, Middle East

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 100 850
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 22 - - - - - 22
vol $2.2B $2.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 14 1 - - - - 15
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Primedia (Pty) Ltd. 2016-02-11 - Stake Sale
Sandown, South Africa · www.primedia.co.za
New Look Retail Group Ltd. 2015-05-15 1.2B GBP Secondary Buyout
Weymouth, United Kingdom · www.newlook.com
Virgin Active Ltd. 2015-04-16 1.0B USD Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.virginactive.co.uk
Iceland Foods Ltd. 2012-03-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deeside, United Kingdom · www.iceland.co.uk
BuildMax.com 2008-10-30 - Stake Purchase
Radcliff, Kenya · www.buildmax.com
Primedia (Pty) Ltd. 2007-12-01 - Stake Purchase
Sandown, South Africa · www.primedia.co.za
Premier FMCG (Pty) Ltd. 2007-10-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Midrand, South Africa · www.premierfoods.com
Consol Glass (Pty) Ltd. 2007-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Johannesburg, South Africa · www.consol.co.za
Cointel VAS (Pty) Ltd 2005-02-01 - Sold to Management
Gauteng, South Africa · www.cointelrecharge.co.za
Pepkor Ltd. 2004-02-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Parow Industria, South Africa · www.pepkor.co.za
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Premier FMCG (Pty) Ltd. 2007-10-01 Lil-lets Group Ltd. 2013-10-09 1
Midrand, South Africa · www.premierfoods.com Solihull, United Kingdom · www.lil-lets.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 2 (40%) 1.2B (55%) 3 (14%) 1.2B (55%)
Communications - - 3 (14%) -
Construction - - 2 (9%) -
Information Technology - - 2 (9%) -
Media - - 2 (9%) -
Consumer Services 1 (20%) 1.0B (45%) 1 (5%) 1.0B (45%)
Agriculture - - 1 (5%) -
Business Services - - 1 (5%) -
Chemicals 1 (20%) - 1 (5%) -
Environmental - - 1 (5%) -
Food 1 (20%) - 1 (5%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (5%) -
Plastics - - 1 (5%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (5%) -
Transportation - - 1 (5%) -
Total 5 $2.2B 22 $2.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
South Africa 2 (40%) - 18 (82%) -
United Kingdom 3 (60%) 2.2B (100%) 3 (14%) 2.2B (100%)
Kenya - - 1 (5%) -
Total 5 $2.2B 22 $2.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (60%) - 18 (82%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (40%) 2.2B (100%) 2 (9%) 2.2B (100%)
Stake Purchase - - 2 (9%) -
Total 5 $2.2B 22 $2.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 4 (27%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (27%) -
Secondary Sale 3 (20%) -
Sold to Management 2 (13%) -
IPO 1 (7%) -
Stake Sale 1 (7%) -
Total 15 -

Top M&A Advisors

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Linklaters LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $2.2B
TOTAL $2.2B
Largest New Look Retail Group Ltd.
$1.2B (2015-05-15)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
4 100%

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