CITIC Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, CITIC Capital Partners has acquired 9 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

CITIC Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (12%) and machinery (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, CITIC Capital Partners has invested in 7 US states and 11 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Focus Media Holding for $3.7B.

In the last 3 years, CITIC Capital Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (72%). CITIC Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Stackpole International for $659M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity56
    • M&A Buy Activity42
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 22
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 27
  • M&A Advisors 15

CITIC Capital Partners

28/F, CITIC Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue,
Hong Kong,
China
+852 3710 6888
www.citiccapital.com
info@citiccapital.com

CITIC Capital Partners is the private equity arm of financial services/asset manager CITIC Group. CITIC separates its private equity investment activity into three groups; China, Japan, and the US. In general CITIC looks to invest in companies with 'strong franchises', with established brands and high barriers to entry. For US based opportunities, CITIC looks to leverage its connections in China. Broad areas of interest include niche manufacturing, consumer products, and business services. The Firm does not invest in start-ups or distressed businesses. In addition to investing in private equity transactions, CITIC also makes real estate investments in China. CITIC Capital Partners is based in Hong Kong.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing, Real Estate

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Asia/Pacific

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 (2.4/yr) # 30 - 3 7 2 - 42
vol $7.1B $600M $276M $7.9B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 9 3 2 - - - 14
vol $1.2B $1.2B
  56

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cityneon Holdings Ltd. 2019-05-14 - Growth Capital
Singapore, Singapore · www.cityneon.net
Hangzhou UCO Cosmetics Co., Ltd. (UCO.com) 2019-04-29 - Divestiture
Hangzhou, China · www.uco.com
Nippon Oil Pump Co., Ltd. 2018-11-01 96M EUR Secondary Buyout
Kumagaya-shi, Japan · www.nopgroup.com
Atasu Group 2018-05-29 - Growth Capital
Almaty, Kazakhstan · www.atasu.kz
Shanghai Railink International Intermodal Logistics 2018-05-29 - Growth Capital
Shanghai, China · www.railink.com.cn
Trilogy International Ltd. 2018-04-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Auckland, New Zealand · www.ecoya.co.nz
SKY Facility Management Co. Ltd. 2018-04-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Jiangsu, China · www.skyfm.net.cn/en
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC - Global Markets Intelligence Division 2018-02-12 181M USD Divestiture
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
ILEOS SA 2018-01-11 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.ileos.com
Wall Street English 2017-11-27 - Divestiture
Qingdao,, China · www.wsi.com.cn
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Formel D GmbH 2017-05-12 CPS Quality 2019-07-16 1
Troisdorf, Germany · www.formeld.com Oyonnax, France · www.cps-quality.fr
The Colson Group, Inc. 2012-04-17 Colson Castors Ltd. 2017-02-27 1
Chicago, Illinois · www.colsongroup.com Jonesboro, Arizona · www.colsoncaster.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Machinery 3 (11%) 96M (1%) 5 (12%) 379M (5%)
Business Services 4 (14%) 181M (2%) 5 (12%) 181M (2%)
Manufacturing 2 (7%) - 5 (12%) -
Consumer Products 2 (7%) 600M (8%) 3 (7%) 600M (8%)
Transportation 3 (11%) - 3 (7%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (7%) 140M (2%) 2 (5%) 140M (2%)
Education 2 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (5%) -
Packaging 1 (4%) - 2 (5%) -
Electronics 1 (4%) 3.7B (49%) 1 (2%) 3.7B (47%)
Technology Hardware 1 (4%) 1.9B (25%) 1 (2%) 1.9B (24%)
Communications 1 (4%) 890M (12%) 1 (2%) 890M (11%)
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (2%) 138M (2%)
Agriculture 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Marketing 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Retail 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 28 $7.5B 42 $7.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
China 12 (43%) 4.6B (61%) 13 (31%) 4.6B (58%)
United States 4 (14%) 1.9B (25%) 10 (24%) 2.3B (29%)
  Illinois 2 (7%) - 3 (7%) -
  California 1 (4%) 1.9B (25%) 2 (5%) 2.0B (26%)
  Florida 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) 283M (4%)
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (2%) -
Japan 4 (14%) 96M (1%) 9 (21%) 96M (1%)
Singapore 2 (7%) 140M (2%) 2 (5%) 140M (2%)
Hong Kong 1 (4%) 181M (2%) 2 (5%) 181M (2%)
Australia 1 (4%) 600M (8%) 1 (2%) 600M (8%)
France 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Germany 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Kazakhstan 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
New Zealand 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Canada - - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 12 (43%) 4.6B (61%) 13 (31%) 4.6B (58%)
Cross-border 16 (57%) 2.9B (39%) 29 (69%) 3.3B (42%)
Total 28 $7.5B 42 $7.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (32%) - 16 (38%) 138M (2%)
Secondary Buyout 6 (21%) 236M (3%) 10 (24%) 236M (3%)
Growth Capital 4 (14%) - 5 (12%) -
Going Private 3 (11%) 6.5B (86%) 4 (10%) 6.8B (85%)
Divestiture 4 (14%) 781M (10%) 4 (10%) 781M (10%)
Stake Purchase 2 (7%) - 3 (7%) -
Total 28 $7.5B 42 $7.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (43%) 999M (83%)
Secondary Sale 4 (29%) 200M (17%)
Trade Sale 4 (29%) -
Total 14 $1.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
2
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Haiwen & Partners
1
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1
Shearman & Sterling LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $5.6B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.2B
< $100M 1 $96M
TOTAL $7.9B
Largest Focus Media Holding Ltd.
$3.7B (2012-12-19)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.2B
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Stackpole International, Inc.
$659M (2015-08-11)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
74%
14 74%
Strategic(s)
26%
5 26%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
27%
4 27%
Strategic(s)
73%
11 73%

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