CPE Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, CPE Capital has acquired 9 companies.

CPE Capital’s most common sectors for investment are transportation (10%) and food (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (82%) and divestiture (10%). In total, CPE Capital has invested in 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Shelf Drilling for $1.1B.

In the last 3 years, CPE Capital has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (37%). CPE Capital’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 Activity55
    • M&A Buy Activity33
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 4

CPE Capital

Level 23, Aurora Place 88 Phillip Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia
+61 2 8248 8888
www.cpecapital.com
enquiries@cpecapital.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$750 million, 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, Automotive, Beverages, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Distribution, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, 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 100 750
values in millions of AUD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 22 2 5 2 2 - 33
vol $2.1B $36M $2.1B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 16 - 1 2 3 - 22
vol $2.1B $712M $96M $2.9B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
BM Recycling Pty Ltd. 2019-09-10 36M AUD Divestiture
Banksmeadow, Australia · www.bmrecycling.com.au
ATF Services Pty Ltd. 2019-06-03 - Secondary Buyout
Seven Hills, Australia · www.atfservices.com.au
LCR Group Pty Ltd. (LCR) 2019-05-10 96M AUD Add-on Acquisition
Hendra, Australia · www.lcrgroup.com.au
Marand Precision Engineering Pty Ltd. 2019-03-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Moorabbin, Australia · www.marand.com.au
Containerchain Pty. Ltd. 2019-02-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Melbourne, Australia · www.containerchain.com.au
Cell Care 2018-10-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Moorabbin, Australia · www.cellcare.com.au
Gourmet Food Holdings Pty Ltd. 2018-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dandenong South, Australia · www.gourmetfood.com.au
Shelf Drilling Ltd. 2018-06-25 - IPO
Dubai, United Arab Emirates · www.shelfdrilling.com
Accolade Wines Australia Ltd. 2018-04-05 712M AUD Secondary Buyout
Reynella, Australia · www.accolade-wines.com
StraitNZ 2017-12-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Wellington, New Zealand · www.straitnz.co.nz
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Transportation 1 (14%) - 3 (9%) -
Beverages - - 2 (6%) 271M (13%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (6%) 245M (12%)
Retail - - 2 (6%) 218M (10%)
Food 1 (14%) - 2 (6%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (6%) -
Metals/Mining - - 2 (6%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (3%) 1.1B (50%)
Education - - 1 (3%) 126M (6%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) 100M (5%)
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) 57M (3%)
Environmental 1 (14%) 36M (100%) 1 (3%) 36M (2%)
Automotive 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Business Services - - 1 (3%) -
Communications - - 1 (3%) -
Construction - - 1 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) -
Life Science 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
Software - - 1 (3%) -
Total 7 $36M 33 $2.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Australia 6 (86%) 36M (100%) 28 (85%) 1.1B (50%)
New Zealand 1 (14%) - 3 (9%) -
United Arab Emirates - - 1 (3%) 1.1B (50%)
Bahamas - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 6 (86%) 36M (100%) 28 (85%) 1.1B (50%)
Cross-border 1 (14%) - 5 (15%) 1.1B (50%)
Total 7 $36M 33 $2.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (86%) - 27 (82%) 810M (39%)
Divestiture 1 (14%) 36M (100%) 3 (9%) 1.3B (61%)
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (6%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (3%) -
Total 7 $36M 33 $2.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (36%) 1.6B (56%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (27%) 777M (27%)
Trade Sale 5 (23%) 215M (7%)
IPO 3 (14%) 285M (10%)
Total 22 $2.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Allier Capital Pty Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
King & Wood Mallesons
2
White & Case LLP
1
Gilbert + Tobin
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 4 $720M
< $100M 5 $333M
TOTAL $2.1B
Largest Shelf Drilling Ltd.
$1.1B (2012-11-30)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 7 $2.5B
< $100M 5 $409M
TOTAL $2.9B
Largest Accolade Wines Australia Ltd.
$712M (2018-04-05)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
25%
1 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
3 75%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
8 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
8 50%

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