Catalyst Investment Managers Pty. Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Catalyst Investment Managers Pty.’s most common sectors for investment are retail (25%) and food (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (75%) and secondary buyout (17%). In total, Catalyst Investment Managers Pty. has invested in 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Australian Discount Retail Pty for $142M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (29%). Catalyst Investment Managers Pty.’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Aperio Group Pty. for $238M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Catalyst Investment Managers Pty. Ltd.

Level 3, 43 Queen Street,
Woollahra, NSW 2025
Australia
+61 2 8318 4107
www.catalystinvest.com.au
enquiries@catalystinvest.com.au

Catalyst Investment Managers Pty. Ltd. is a large Australian private equity firm that invests in businesses valued between A$100 and A$500 million. Catalyst is a generalist investor and will consider opportunities throughout Australia and New Zealand. Target businesses generally exhibit market leadership, consistent cash-flows, organic growth potential, and strong management. Catalyst Investment Managers was established in 1989 and is based in Melbourne.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electronics, Food, Leisure, Manufacturing, Marine, Media, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Retail

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

Geographic Preferences: Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 100 500
values in millions of AUD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 12 - - - - - 12
vol $142M $142M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $461M $461M
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
EziBuy Ltd. 2013-08-22 223M NZD Add-on Acquisition
Auckland, Australia · www.ezibuy.com.au
Cirrus Media Ltd. 2013-01-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chatswood, Australia · www.cirrusmedia.com.au
Heat to Eat Holdings Pty. Ltd. 2013-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, Australia
Aperio Group Pty. Ltd. 2012-05-01 238M USD Trade Sale - Public Company
Nunawading, Australia · www.aperiogroup.com.au
Metro GlassTech Ltd. 2012-02-29 - Secondary Buyout
Auckland, New Zealand · www.metroglasstech.co.nz
Bhagwan Marine Pty. Ltd. 2012-02-21 - Growth Capital
Geraldton, Australia · www.bhagwanmarine.com.au
Morris Corporation Holdings Pty. Ltd. 2012-02-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Springwood, Austria · www.morriscorp.com.au
Home & Decor Holdings (HDH) 2010-12-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, Australia · www.adairs.com.au
Actrol Parts Pty. Ltd. 2010-05-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Blackburn, Australia · www.actrol.com.au
Australian Discount Retail Pty Ltd. 2009-01-01 - Trade Sale
Sydney, Australia · www.adrt.com.au
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Cirrus Media Ltd. 2013-01-11 Medical Observer 2014-02-04 1
Chatswood, Australia · www.cirrusmedia.com.au St Leonards, Australia · www.medicalobserver.co
Heat to Eat Holdings Pty. Ltd. 2013-01-01 Prepared Foods Australia 2013-11-07 2
, Australia Wacol, Australia · www.preparedfoods.com.au
Heat to Eat Holdings Pty. Ltd. 2013-01-01 Vesco Foods Holdings Pty. Ltd. 2013-11-07 1
, Australia Osborne Park, Australia · www.vescofoods.com.au

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 1 (14%) - 3 (25%) 142M (100%)
Food 2 (29%) - 2 (17%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (8%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (8%) -
Consumer Services 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
Digital Media 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
Distribution 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
Marine 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (8%) -
Total 7 - 12 $142M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Australia 6 (86%) - 10 (83%) 142M (100%)
Austria 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
New Zealand - - 1 (8%) -
Domestic 6 (86%) - 10 (83%) 142M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (14%) - 2 (17%) -
Total 7 - 12 $142M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (86%) - 9 (75%) 142M (100%)
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (17%) -
Growth Capital 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 7 - 12 $142M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (43%) 461M (100%)
IPO 2 (29%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (14%) -
Trade Sale 1 (14%) -
Total 7 $461M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $142M
TOTAL $142M
Largest Australian Discount Retail Pty Ltd.
$142M (2005-01-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $461M
TOTAL $461M
Largest Aperio Group Pty. Ltd.
$238M (2012-05-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%

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