Clayton Dubilier & Rice Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Clayton Dubilier & Rice has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Clayton Dubilier & Rice’s most common sectors for investment are distribution (18%) and building materials (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (34%) and secondary buyout (33%). In total, Clayton Dubilier & Rice has invested in 18 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Hertz Global Holdings for $15.0B.

In the last 3 years, Clayton Dubilier & Rice has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (39%). Clayton Dubilier & Rice’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Diversey Holdings for $4.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity87
    • M&A Buy Activity56
    • M&A Sell Activity31
  • Total Sectors Invested 23
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 46
  • M&A Advisors 25

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

375 Park Avenue, 18th Floor,
New York, New York 10152
United States,
(212)407-5200
www.cdr-inc.com

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC (CD&R) is a large private equity firm that targets non-core divisions of large corporations, as well as businesses facing significant strategic challenges. CD&R looks for opportunities in North America and Europe, and will consider businesses in a wide range of sectors. The Firm generally targets large transactions, valued between $1 and $15 billion. CD&R was formed in 1978 and has offices in New York City and London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Food, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Retail, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Recapitalization, PIPE, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 1,000 15,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 40 4 5 5 2 - 56
vol $60.2B $415M $2.5B $2.4B $65.5B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 24 2 2 2 1 - 31
vol $17.6B $2.3B $1.3B $21.2B
  87

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cynosure, Inc. 2019-11-20 - Divestiture
Westford, Massachusetts · www.cynosure.com
MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings LLC 2019-05-21 - Growth Capital
Bellevue, Washington · www.modpizza.com
MG LLC 2019-03-31 1.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Fort Lee, New Jersey · www.tranzact.net
Ply Gem Industries, Inc. 2018-11-16 - Merger
Cary, North Carolina · www.plygem.com
PowerTeam Services LLC 2018-08-22 - Secondary Buyout
Cary, North Carolina · www.powerteamservices.com
NaviHealth, Inc. 2018-06-13 - Stake Purchase
Brentwood, Tennessee · www.navihealth.us
American Greetings Corp. 2018-02-13 - Stake Purchase
Cleveland, Ohio · www.americangreetings.com
Atrium Corp. 2018-01-31 - Secondary Buyout
Dallas, Texas · www.atrium.com
Ply Gem Industries, Inc. 2018-01-31 2.4B USD Going Private
Cary, North Carolina · www.plygem.com
Venko Groep B.V. 2018-01-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Hoogeveen, Netherlands · www.venko.nl
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services, Inc. 2013-11-26 SYN-Service 2019-08-08 2
Kennesaw, Georgia · www.beis.com , United States
PowerTeam Services LLC 2018-08-22 Culy Contracting, Inc. 2018-09-10 1
Cary, North Carolina · www.powerteamservices.com Winchester, Indiana · www.culycontracting.com
David's Bridal, Inc. 2012-08-28 Blueprint Registry, Inc. 2018-08-29 1
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania · www.davidsbridal.com Seattle, Washington · www.blueprintregistry.com
Core & Main LP 2017-06-06 DOT Sales Co. 2018-07-31 3
St. Louis, Missouri · www.hdswaterworks.com Fontana, California
US Foods, Inc. 2007-05-02 SGA’s Food Group of Companies 2018-07-30 22
Rosemont, Illinois · www.usfoods.com Scottsdale, Arizona
SunSource Holdings, Inc. 2017-11-02 The United Distribution Group, Inc. 2018-07-18 2
Addison, Illinois · www.sun-source.com Bristol, Tennessee · www.udginc.com
Core & Main LP 2017-06-06 St. Louis Fabrication & Supply, Inc. 2018-06-19 2
St. Louis, Missouri · www.hdswaterworks.com Saint Louis, Missouri
SunSource Holdings, Inc. 2017-11-02 Ryan Herco Flow Solutions, Inc. 2018-04-30 1
Addison, Illinois · www.sun-source.com Burbank, California · www.rhfs.com
Motor Fuel Ltd. 2015-06-08 MRH (GB) Ltd. 2018-02-27 1
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom · www.motorfuelgroup.com Epping, United Kingdom · www.mrhgb.co.uk
Core & Main LP 2017-06-06 Minnesota Pipe & Equipment Co. 2017-09-27 1
St. Louis, Missouri · www.hdswaterworks.com Farmington, Minnesota · www.minnesotapipe.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution 3 (13%) 9.6B (59%) 10 (18%) 24.7B (38%)
Building Materials 2 (8%) - 5 (9%) 2.4B (4%)
Healthcare Services 2 (8%) 1.0B (6%) 4 (7%) 4.2B (6%)
Retail 3 (13%) 1.1B (6%) 4 (7%) 1.1B (2%)
Consumer Products 2 (8%) 415M (3%) 4 (7%) 1.0B (2%)
Business Services 2 (8%) - 4 (7%) -
Medical Products 3 (13%) - 4 (7%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) 770M (5%) 3 (5%) 21.3B (32%)
Engineering - - 2 (4%) 2.4B (4%)
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Food 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Chemicals 1 (4%) 1.8B (11%) 1 (2%) 1.8B (3%)
Packaging - - 1 (2%) 1.7B (3%)
Technology Hardware - - 1 (2%) 1.6B (2%)
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) 1.2B (2%)
Communications 1 (4%) 1.1B (7%) 1 (2%) 1.1B (2%)
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (4%) 642M (4%) 1 (2%) 642M (1%)
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) 360M (1%)
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 24 $16.4B 56 $65.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 18 (75%) 13.9B (85%) 42 (75%) 58.9B (90%)
  Illinois 2 (8%) 7.1B (43%) 7 (13%) 12.3B (19%)
  Texas 2 (8%) - 6 (11%) 1.2B (2%)
  Georgia 2 (8%) - 4 (7%) 9.0B (14%)
  North Carolina 1 (4%) - 4 (7%) 2.4B (4%)
  Tennessee 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) 8.7B (13%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (4%) 1.1B (6%) 3 (5%) 3.0B (5%)
  New York 2 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
  Florida 1 (4%) 1.0B (6%) 2 (4%) 16.0B (24%)
  Ohio 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Missouri 1 (4%) 2.5B (15%) 1 (2%) 2.5B (4%)
  Delaware 1 (4%) 1.8B (11%) 1 (2%) 1.8B (3%)
  Connecticut 1 (4%) 415M (3%) 1 (2%) 415M (1%)
  Massachusetts 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (2%) 1.6B (2%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  Montana - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 3 (13%) 1.4B (9%) 6 (11%) 1.4B (2%)
France 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) 2.4B (4%)
Germany 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) 1.7B (3%)
Italy 1 (4%) 1.1B (7%) 1 (2%) 1.1B (2%)
Canada - - 1 (2%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 18 (75%) 13.9B (85%) 42 (75%) 58.9B (90%)
Cross-border 6 (25%) 2.5B (15%) 14 (25%) 6.6B (10%)
Total 24 $16.4B 56 $65.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 8 (33%) 13.2B (80%) 19 (34%) 41.7B (64%)
Secondary Buyout 10 (42%) 3.2B (20%) 18 (32%) 11.5B (18%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (8%) - 8 (14%) 1.2B (2%)
Going Private - - 3 (5%) 11.1B (17%)
Stake Purchase 3 (13%) - 3 (5%) -
PIPE - - 2 (4%) -
Recapitalization - - 2 (4%) -
Growth Capital 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 24 $16.4B 56 $65.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 12 (39%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (29%) 17.8B (84%)
Secondary Sale 4 (13%) 1.1B (5%)
Trade Sale 2 (6%) 2.3B (11%)
Bankruptcy 2 (6%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Total 31 $21.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
10
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
10
Barclays Investment Bank
8
Legal Deals
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
38
Clifford Chance LLP
5
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 17 $61.9B
$100M to $1B 7 $3.6B
TOTAL $65.5B
Largest Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
$15.0B (2005-09-11)
sell # Total
> $1B 10 $20.5B
$100M to $1B 1 $745M
TOTAL $21.2B
Largest Diversey Holdings, Inc.
$4.3B (2011-06-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
56%
25 56%
Strategic(s)
44%
20 44%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
6 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
12 67%

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