M&A Deal Summary

Domtar Acquires Attends Healthcare Products

On January 26, 2012, Domtar Corp. acquired medical products company Attends Healthcare Products, Inc. from Rutland Partners LLP and KPS Capital Partners for 315M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Domtar’s 1st transaction in the Medical Products sector.
  • This is Domtar’s 2nd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Domtar’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Domtar’s 1st transaction in North Carolina.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2012-01-26
Target Attends Healthcare Products, Inc.
Sector Medical Products
Buyer(s) Domtar Corp.
Sellers(s) Rutland Partners LLP
KPS Capital Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 315M USD

Target

Attends Healthcare Products, Inc.

Greenville, North Carolina, United States
website
Attends Healthcare Products a European manufacture and supply of branded and own label incontinence products.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Domtar Corp.

Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1848
SectorForest Products
Employees8,900
Revenue 3.7B USD (2020)
DESCRIPTION

Domtar is a provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp, and air-laid nonwovens. Domtar was founded in 1848 and is based in Fort Mill, South Carolina.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 7
Sector (Medical Products) 1 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 5
State (North Carolina) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 6
Year (2012) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
1996-01-01 Panolam Industries International, Inc.

Shelton, Connecticut, United States

Panolam Industries International, Inc. is a manufacturer of thermally fused melamine (“TFM”) panels and high-pressure laminates (“HPL”). TFM and HPL are used to manufacture kitchen and bath cabinetry, residential and commercial furniture, store fixtures and counter-tops. Panolam Industries International was founded in 1997 and is based in Shelton, Connecticut.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-05-11 EAM Corp.

Jesup, Georgia, United States

EAM Corp. develops and manufactures two proprietary, patented absorbent material, NovaThin and NovaZorb, engineered from a blend of specialty fluff pulp and super absorbent polymers to produce a highly dense, yet thin, absorbent web. NovaThin and Novazorb serve as a pre-formed, absorbent core for use in personal care applications, such as feminine hygiene, adult incontinence, baby diapers, and training pants.

Buy $61M

Seller(S) 2

SELLER

Rutland Partners LLP

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1986
PE ASSETS 650M GBP
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Rutland Partners is a generalist private equity firm focused on investing in mid-market companies based in or with a significant presence in the UK. Rutland looks to commit £10-50 million of equity capital in companies valued up to £150 million. Prospective transactions can take the form of take privates, management buyouts, management buy-ins, replacement capital, turnarounds, and secondary purchases. Rutland Partners was formed in 1986 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 10 of 22
Sector (Medical Products) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 6 of 12
State (North Carolina) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 2 of 2
Year (2012) 1 of 5
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 11
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-08-01 Laidlaw Solutions Ltd.

West Midlands, United Kingdom

Laidlaw Solutions is a commercial interiors manufacturing and distribution group.

Buy £25M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-08-08 Pulse Home Products Ltd.

Oldham, United Kingdom

Pulse is a providers of branded goods to the UK home products market with a portfolio of brands including Breville, Nicky Clarke, JCB, Bush, Dirt Devil, Hinari and Power Devil. It designs and innovates the majority of its products which are then manufactured by third party suppliers in the Far East. Pulse sells to a wide range of multiple and catalogue retailers in the UK.

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SELLER

KPS Capital Partners

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1991
PE ASSETS 5.5B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

KPS Capital Partners is a private investment firm that targets special situations including turnarounds, restructurings, bankruptcies, and corporate divestitures. KPS' target investment size is $100 to $500 million in businesses with minimum revenues of $250 million. The Firm has specific interest in companies engaged in the manufacturing, transportation, and service industries. KPS will not consider investments in high technology, financial services, telecommunications, broadcast media, real estate and natural resources. The Firm's geographic coverage spans the US, Canada, and Europe. KPS Capital Partners was formed in 1991 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 13 of 29
Sector (Medical Products) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 6 of 15
State (North Carolina) 2 of 3
Country (United States) 11 of 25
Year (2012) 1 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 7 of 8
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-11-07 American & Efird LLC

Mount Holly, North Carolina, United States

American & Efird is a manufacturer and distributor of premium quality industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles. Producers of apparel, automotive components, home furnishings, medical supplies, footwear and a diverse range of industrial products rely on A&E industrial sewing thread to manufacture their products. Customers select A&E as the preferred choice for industrial sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles because of A&E’s dedication to providing its customers with the finest products and services, at the highest quality, delivered globally. Through its global network, A&E’s products are manufactured in 21 countries, distributed in 50 countries and sold in over 100 countries.

Buy $180M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-06-01 Chassis Brakes International B.V.

Amsterdam, France

Chassis Brakes International Group is a manufacturer of automotive brakes and related brake components. The Group’s primary products include brake calipers, disk brakes, drum brakes, and parking brakes. These products are sold directly to original equipment manufacturers and through various aftermarket channels. Chassis Brakes International Group is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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