Elliott Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Asset Manager Profile

In the last 3 years, Elliott Management has acquired 6 companies.

Elliott Management’s most common sectors for investment areretail (38%) and software (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include special situations/distressed (25%) and going private (25%). In total, Elliott Management has invested in 4 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2022 when it acquired Nielsen Holdings for $16.0B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 2

Elliott Management Corp.

40 W 57th St,
New York, New York 10019
United States
(212) 974-6000
https://www.elliottmgmt.com/what-we-do/private-equity-and-private-credit/

Elliott Management is a diversified investment management firm consisting of private equity, distressed, and hedge funds. The Firm's private equity group looks to acquire majority or minority stakes in private companies. In addition to private equity investing, Elliott looks to acquire positions in public companies, distressed assets, real estate, and commodities. Elliott Management was formed in 1977 and is headquartered in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Information Technology, Manufacturing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Special Situations/Distressed, PIPE, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 2 - 1 2 1 2 8
vol $6.9B $683M $16.0B $23.6B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Nielsen Holdings plc 2022-03-29 16.0B USD Going Private
New York, New York · www.nielsen.com
Enra Group Ltd. 2022-03-21 - Secondary Buyout
Watford, United Kingdom · www.enra.co.uk
Paper Source, Inc. 2021-05-11 - Special Situations/Distressed
Chicago, Illinois · www.paper-source.com
Wordery.com Ltd. 2020-05-04 - Divestiture
Norwich, United Kingdom · www.wordery.com
Acosta Sales & Marketing, Inc. 2020-01-02 - Special Situations/Distressed
Jacksonville, Florida · www.acosta.com
Barnes & Noble, Inc. 2019-06-07 683M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.barnesandnobleinc.com
BMC Software, Inc. 2018-05-29 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.bmc.com
Thiess Pty Ltd. 2014-12-17 - Joint Venture
South Bank, Australia · www.thiess.com.au
BMC Software, Inc. 2013-09-11 6.9B USD Going Private
Houston, Texas · www.bmc.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Acosta Sales & Marketing, Inc. 2020-01-02 Impact Group 2021-06-24 3
Jacksonville, Florida · www.acosta.com Boise, Idaho · impactgrp.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 3 (43%) 683M (4%) 3 (38%) 683M (3%)
Information Services 1 (14%) 16.0B (96%) 1 (13%) 16.0B (68%)
Software - - 1 (13%) 6.9B (29%)
Financial Services 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Marketing 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 7 $16.7B 8 $23.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (57%) 16.7B (100%) 5 (63%) 23.6B (100%)
  New York 2 (29%) 16.7B (100%) 2 (25%) 16.7B (71%)
  Illinois 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
  Florida 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
  Texas - - 1 (13%) 6.9B (29%)
United Kingdom 2 (29%) - 2 (25%) -
Australia 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 7 $16.7B 8 $23.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Going Private 1 (14%) 16.0B (96%) 2 (25%) 22.9B (97%)
Special Situations/Distressed 2 (29%) - 2 (25%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (14%) 683M (4%) 1 (13%) 683M (3%)
Divestiture 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Joint Venture 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 7 $16.7B 8 $23.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $22.9B
$100M to $1B 1 $683M
TOTAL $23.6B
Largest Nielsen Holdings plc
$16.0B (2022-03-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Strategic(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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