Brookfield Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Brookfield Private Equity has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Brookfield Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are business services (19%) and communications (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (38%) and going private (25%). In total, Brookfield Private Equity has invested in 6 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired Johnson Controls - Power Solutions Business for $13.2B.

In the last 3 years, Brookfield Private Equity has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Brookfield Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Concert Industries for $187M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 14

Brookfield Private Equity

Brookfield Place, Suite 300, 181 Bay Street,
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3
Canada
(416) 363-9491
www.brookfield.com/en/businesses/private-equity

Brookfield Private Equity is the private equity arm of global asset management firm, Brookfield Asset Management. Brookfield Private Equity looks to acquire and invest in a variety of North American and European companies with broad sector interest in business services, industrials, and residential real estate. In addition to acquiring companies, Brookfield looks to invest in businesses through the public debt and equity markets, or by providing financing. Brookfield Private Equity is based in Toronto.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Energy Services and Equipment, Forest Products, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Real Estate, Retail, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Latin/South America

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 (2.2/yr) # 5 1 4 3 3 - 16
vol $2.1B $1.2B $17.8B $11.5B $32.6B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 - - - 1 - 4
vol $187M $187M
  20

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Wireless Infrastructure Group Ltd. 2019-12-19 885M GBP Secondary Buyout
Bellshill, United Kingdom · www.wirelessinfrastructure.co.uk
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. 2019-07-01 8.4B USD Going Private
Darien, Connecticut · www.gwrr.com
Vodafone New Zealand Ltd. 2019-05-14 2.2B NZD Divestiture
Auckland,, New Zealand · www.vodafone.co.nz
BGIS North America 2019-03-11 - Secondary Buyout
Markham, Ontario · www.bgis.com
Johnson Controls, Inc. - Power Solutions Business 2018-11-13 13.2B USD Divestiture
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Schoeller Allibert Group B.V. 2018-01-05 - Stake Purchase
Hoofddorp, Netherlands · www.schoellerallibert.com
Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC 2018-01-04 4.6B USD Divestiture
Monroeville, Pennsylvania · www.westinghouse.com
TerraForm Global, Inc. 2017-12-28 750M USD Going Private
Bethesda, Maryland · www.terraformglobal.com
Convene 2017-05-04 68M USD Recapitalization
New York, New York · www.convene.com
Loblaw Companies Ltd. - Gas Station Business 2017-04-19 410M CAD Divestiture
, Ontario
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC 2018-01-04 Rolls-Royce North America, Inc. - Civil Nuclear Systems & Services 2020-01-31 4
Monroeville, Pennsylvania · www.westinghouse.com Reston, Virginia
Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC 2018-01-04 Inspection Consultants Ltd. (InCon) 2020-01-08 3
Monroeville, Pennsylvania · www.westinghouse.com Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom · www.incon.co.uk
Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC 2018-01-04 Rolls Royce Holdings plc - Civil Nuclear Business 2019-09-26 2
Monroeville, Pennsylvania · www.westinghouse.com London, United Kingdom
Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC 2018-01-04 NA Engineering Associates, Inc. 2019-07-22 1
Monroeville, Pennsylvania · www.westinghouse.com Stratford, Ontario · www.naeng.com
GrafTech International Ltd. 2015-08-17 NeoGraf Solutions LLC 2017-07-25 1
Independence, Ohio · www.graftech.com Lakewood, Ohio · www.neograf.com
Convene 2017-05-04 Assemble Design Group 2017-05-30 1
New York, New York · www.convene.com , United Kingdom · www.assemblestudio.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (19%) 68M (< 1%) 3 (19%) 68M (< 1%)
Communications 2 (13%) 3.1B (9%) 2 (13%) 3.1B (9%)
Renewable Energy 2 (13%) 750M (2%) 2 (13%) 750M (2%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (6%) 13.2B (41%) 1 (6%) 13.2B (41%)
Transportation 1 (6%) 8.4B (26%) 1 (6%) 8.4B (26%)
Consumer Products 1 (6%) 4.6B (14%) 1 (6%) 4.6B (14%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (6%) 2.1B (6%) 1 (6%) 2.1B (6%)
Retail 1 (6%) 410M (1%) 1 (6%) 410M (1%)
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Packaging 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Real Estate 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $32.6B 16 $32.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (50%) 27.0B (83%) 8 (50%) 27.0B (83%)
  Maryland 2 (13%) 750M (2%) 2 (13%) 750M (2%)
  New York 2 (13%) 68M (< 1%) 2 (13%) 68M (< 1%)
  Wisconsin 1 (6%) 13.2B (41%) 1 (6%) 13.2B (41%)
  Connecticut 1 (6%) 8.4B (26%) 1 (6%) 8.4B (26%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) 4.6B (14%) 1 (6%) 4.6B (14%)
  Ohio 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Canada 4 (25%) 410M (1%) 4 (25%) 410M (1%)
  Ontario 3 (19%) 410M (1%) 3 (19%) 410M (1%)
  Quebec 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
New Zealand 1 (6%) 2.2B (7%) 1 (6%) 2.2B (7%)
Australia 1 (6%) 2.1B (6%) 1 (6%) 2.1B (6%)
United Kingdom 1 (6%) 885M (3%) 1 (6%) 885M (3%)
Netherlands 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $32.6B 16 $32.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 6 (38%) 22.5B (69%) 6 (38%) 22.5B (69%)
Going Private 4 (25%) 9.2B (28%) 4 (25%) 9.2B (28%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (13%) 885M (3%) 2 (13%) 885M (3%)
Stake Purchase 2 (13%) - 2 (13%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) 68M (< 1%) 1 (6%) 68M (< 1%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $32.6B 16 $32.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (50%) 187M (100%)
Secondary Sale 2 (50%) -
Total 4 $187M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
HSBC Global Banking and Markets
1
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
1
Legal Deals
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
1
Sidley Austin LLP
1
Gilbert + Tobin
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $30.5B
$100M to $1B 3 $2.0B
< $100M 1 $68M
TOTAL $32.6B
Largest Johnson Controls, Inc. - Power Solutions Business
$13.2B (2018-11-13)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $187M
TOTAL $187M
Largest Concert Industries Corp.
$187M (2010-02-12)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
42%
5 42%
Strategic(s)
58%
7 58%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%

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