Crescent Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Crescent Capital Partners has acquired 1 company.

Crescent Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (15%) and insurance (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (58%) and divestiture (15%). In total, Crescent Capital Partners has invested in 2 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1996 when it acquired Intertek Group for $570M.

In the last 3 years, Crescent Capital Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). Crescent Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Callcredit Information Group for $1.5B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity23
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15

Crescent Capital Partners

Level 29, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place,
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia
+61 2 9220 8100
www.crescentcap.com.au
mail@crescentcap.com.au

Crescent Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on mid-sized company investments in Australia and New Zealand. The Firm does not have any sector preferences and looks to be a 'hands on' investor in assisting portfolio companies with strategy and operation support. Crescent Capital is based in Sydney.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Services, Distribution, Manufacturing

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

Geographic Preferences: Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 50 300
values in millions of AUD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 13 - 1 - - - 14
vol $750M $43M $793M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 7 1 - 1 - - 9
vol $1.5B $1.5B
  23

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Callcredit Information Group Ltd. 2018-04-20 1.5B GBP Add-on Acquisition
Leeds, United Kingdom · www.callcredit.co.uk
Tigerlily 2017-02-23 43M AUD Divestiture
Alexandria, Australia · www.tigerlilyswimwear.com.au
Breezway Australia Pty Ltd. 2016-08-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Coorparoo, Australia · www.breezway.com.au
Xtend Healthcare LLC 2015-10-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Hendersonville, Tennessee · www.xtendhealthcare.net
Xtend Healthcare LLC 2014-04-03 - Growth Capital
Hendersonville, Tennessee · www.xtendhealthcare.net
Callcredit Information Group Ltd. 2014-02-17 - Secondary Buyout
Leeds, United Kingdom · www.callcredit.co.uk
Bluestone Group Ltd. 2014-01-28 - Secondary Buyout
Cambridge, United Kingdom · www.bluestone.co.uk
Cover-More, Inc. 2013-12-01 - IPO
North Sydney, Australia · www.covermore.com
National Dental Care Pty Ltd. 2013-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Toowong, Australia · www.nationaldentalcare.com.au
Clearview Wealth Ltd. 2012-08-29 181M AUD PIPE
Sydney, Australia · www.clearview.com.au
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Insurance 1 (17%) 181M (81%) 2 (14%) 181M (23%)
Information Technology - - 2 (14%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (17%) - 2 (14%) -
Business Services - - 1 (7%) 570M (72%)
E-Commerce 1 (17%) 43M (19%) 1 (7%) 43M (5%)
Building Materials 1 (17%) - 1 (7%) -
Distribution - - 1 (7%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (7%) -
Furniture 1 (17%) - 1 (7%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (17%) - 1 (7%) -
Machinery - - 1 (7%) -
Total 6 $223M 14 $793M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Australia 5 (83%) 223M (100%) 8 (57%) 223M (28%)
United Kingdom - - 3 (21%) 570M (72%)
United States - - 2 (14%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (7%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (7%) -
New Zealand 1 (17%) - 1 (7%) -
Domestic 5 (83%) 223M (100%) 8 (57%) 223M (28%)
Cross-border 1 (17%) - 6 (43%) 570M (72%)
Total 6 $223M 14 $793M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (50%) - 8 (57%) -
Divestiture 1 (17%) 43M (19%) 2 (14%) 612M (77%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (17%) - 2 (14%) -
PIPE 1 (17%) 181M (81%) 1 (7%) 181M (23%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (7%) -
Total 6 $223M 14 $793M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 3 (33%) -
Secondary Sale 3 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (22%) 1.5B (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (11%) -
Total 9 $1.5B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $750M
< $100M 1 $43M
TOTAL $793M
Largest Intertek Group plc
$570M (1996-01-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.5B
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest Callcredit Information Group Ltd.
$1.5B (2018-04-20)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
2 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
2 50%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
63%
5 63%
Strategic(s)
38%
3 38%

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