Investment Summary

Exits Avolon Holdings

On December 1, 2014, invested in aerospace company Avolon Holdings from Cinven, CVC Capital Partners and Oak Hill Capital

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Aerospace sector.
  • This is transaction in Ireland.
Investment Fate
  • Avolon Holdings was sold to a consortium of strategic buyers in 2016 for 7.6B USD.

Investment Summary

Date 2014-12-01
Target Avolon Holdings
Sector Aerospace
Sellers(s) Cinven
CVC Capital Partners
Oak Hill Capital
Deal Type IPO

Target

Avolon Holdings

Dublin, Ireland
website
Avolon Holdings Ltd. is a provider of aircraft leasing and lease management services to airlines and aircraft investors worldwide. Avolon Holdings was formed in 2010 and is based in Dublin.

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Seller(S) 3

SELLER

Cinven

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1977
PE ASSETS 37.0B EUR
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Cinven is a private equity firm focused on buyout investments in growing, profitable businesses located throughout Europe. Sectors of interest include business and financial services, healthcare, industrial, retail, leisure, consumer, technology, media, and telecommunications. Cinven looks to invest a minimum of €200 million in companies with a minimum enterprise value of €400 million. Cinven does not invest in start-ups or development phase companies. Cinven was established in 1977 and has offices in Frankfurt, London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Milan.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 97 of 123
Sector (Aerospace) 2 of 2
Type (IPO) 35 of 39
Country (Ireland) 1 of 1
Year (2014) 4 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-10-02 Generale De Sante

Paris, France

Générale de Santé is a operator of private hospitals in France comprising 75 facilities (including 61 hospitals) in the fields of medicine, surgery, obstetrics and rehabilitation.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-12-22 Northgate Public Services

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

Northgate Public Services Ltd. is a provider of mission-critical software and Intellectual Property-led services to the public sector in the UK, Australia and Canada. The Group is headquartered in the UK and has more than 2,000 staff worldwide.

Buy -
SELLER

CVC Capital Partners

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1981
PE ASSETS 82.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

CVC Capital Partners is a global private equity firm focused on investments in large companies located in Europe, North America, and Asia. CVC looks for opportunities with stable cash flows and talented management, and will consider businesses in a variety of industries. Target sectors include textiles, industrial products, waste management, building materials, energy/utilities, business services, financial services, distribution, healthcare, media, semiconductors, and gaming. CVC can handle transactions valued from €250 million to €10 billion. CVC Capital Partners was formed in 1981 and is based in Luxembourg.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 109 of 167
Sector (Aerospace) 1 of 1
Type (IPO) 25 of 35
Country (Ireland) 1 of 1
Year (2014) 6 of 7
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-11-28 Præsidiad

London, United Kingdom

Præsidiad is a producer of force protection solutions, integrated perimeter security systems, and industrial mesh production and fencing products. Præsidiad is based in London, United Kingdom.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-12-04 Sky Betting & Gaming

Leeds, United Kingdom

Hestview Ltd. is a provider of an online betting and gaming including SkyBet, SkyVegas, Soccer Saturday Super6 and Sky Sports Fantasy Football. Hestview was founded in 2011 and is based in Leeds, United Kingdom.

Buy £800M
SELLER

Oak Hill Capital

Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1986
PE ASSETS 9.5B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Oak Hill Capital Partners was originally formed as the private equity investment vehicle for Robert Bass and in 1999, opened up to outside investors and raised its first private equity fund. Oak Hill looks to invest in middle-market companies and focuses its efforts within six industry groups. The six groups include basic industries; business and financial services; consumer, retail, and distribution; healthcare; media and telecom; and technology. Oak Hill targets businesses with defensible business models, strong market positions, and 'best-in-class' management. Oak Hill Capital was formed in 1986 and has offices in Stamford, Connecticut; Menlo Park, California; and New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 35 of 54
Sector (Aerospace) 3 of 3
Type (IPO) 10 of 10
Country (Ireland) 1 of 1
Year (2014) 5 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-11-20 Firth Rixson

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Firth Rixson Ltd. is a supplier of highly engineered rings, industrial forgings and specialized metal products primarily to aerospace engine manufacturers, headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut and Sheffield, England.

Sell $2.9B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-01-01 SWS Group

Dallas, Texas, United States

SWS Group, Inc. is a Dallas-based company offering a broad range of investment and financial services through its subsidiaries.

Sell -