CHAMP Private Equity Pty. Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

CHAMP Private Equity Pty.’s most common sectors for investment are transportation (12%) and business services (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (78%) and divestiture (8%). In total, CHAMP Private Equity Pty. has invested in 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Shelf Drilling Holdings for $1.1B.

In the last 3 years, CHAMP Private Equity Pty. has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (43%). CHAMP Private Equity Pty.’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Accolade Wines Australia for $712M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity41
    • M&A Buy Activity27
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 2

CHAMP Private Equity Pty. Ltd.

Level 4 Customs House, 31 Alfred Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia
+61 2 8248 8888
www.champequity.com.au
champ@champequity.com

CHAMP Private Equity is an Australian private equity firm focused on seed, expansion stage, and buyout investments across a range of industry sectors. CHAMP's buyout practice looks for businesses valued A$100 million and A$1 billion, requiring at least A$30 million in equity capital. The Firm primarily looks for businesses operating in Australia and New Zealand. CHAMP is affiliated with New York based private equity firm Castle Harlan. CHAMP Private Equity was formed in 2000 and is based in Sydney.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Retail, Safety/Security, Transportation

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 50 250
Enterprise Value 150 750
values in millions of AUD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 22 5 - - - - 27
vol $2.1B $2.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 13 - - 1 - - 14
vol $1.9B $712M $2.6B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Accolade Wines Australia Ltd. 2018-04-05 712M AUD Secondary Buyout
Reynella, Australia · www.accolade-wines.com
Strait Shipping 2016-12-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Wellington, New Zealand · www.straitshipping.co.nz
Freight Lines Ltd. 2016-12-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Otorohanga, New Zealand · www.freightlines.co.nz
Streamline 2016-12-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, New Zealand
Containerchain Pty. Ltd. 2016-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Melbourne, Australia · www.containerchain.com.au
Pepperstone Financial Pty Ltd. 2016-03-03 - Growth Capital
Melbourne, Australia · www.pepperstone.com
Shelf Drilling Holdings Ltd. 2012-11-30 1.1B USD Divestiture
, United Arab Emirates · www.shelfdrilling.com
Blue Star Group Australia Pty Ltd. 2012-11-13 - Secondary Buyout
Homebush, Australia · www.bluestargroup.com.au
Gerard Lighting Group Ltd. 2012-10-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kent Town, · www.gerardlighting.com.au
Food Holdings Pty Ltd. 2011-11-30 - Trade Sale
Sydney, Australia · www.manassen.com.au
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Shelf Drilling Holdings Ltd. 2012-11-30 Transocean /Assets/ 2013-01-08 1
, United Arab Emirates · www.shelfdrilling.com Vernier, Switzerland

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (23%) - 3 (11%) -
Transportation 3 (23%) - 3 (11%) -
Beverages - - 2 (7%) 271M (13%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (7%) 245M (12%)
Retail - - 2 (7%) 218M (11%)
Financial Services 2 (15%) - 2 (7%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (7%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (8%) 1.1B (100%) 1 (4%) 1.1B (51%)
Education - - 1 (4%) 126M (6%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (4%) 100M (5%)
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) 57M (3%)
Building Materials 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Communications - - 1 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Food - - 1 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Manufacturing 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 $1.1B 27 $2.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Australia 8 (67%) - 22 (85%) 1.0B (49%)
New Zealand 3 (25%) - 3 (12%) -
United Arab Emirates 1 (8%) 1.1B (100%) 1 (4%) 1.1B (51%)
Domestic 8 (67%) - 22 (85%) 1.0B (49%)
Cross-border 4 (33%) 1.1B (100%) 4 (15%) 1.1B (51%)
Total 12 $1.1B 26 $2.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (77%) - 21 (78%) 810M (39%)
Divestiture 1 (8%) 1.1B (100%) 2 (7%) 1.3B (61%)
Growth Capital 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Total 13 $1.1B 27 $2.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (43%) 1.5B (58%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (21%) 681M (26%)
Trade Sale 3 (21%) 123M (5%)
IPO 2 (14%) 285M (11%)
Total 14 $2.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
White & Case LLP
1
King & Wood Mallesons
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 4 $720M
< $100M 4 $297M
TOTAL $2.1B
Largest Shelf Drilling Holdings Ltd.
$1.1B (2012-11-30)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $2.4B
< $100M 3 $220M
TOTAL $2.6B
Largest Accolade Wines Australia Ltd.
$712M (2018-04-05)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
6 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
3 33%

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