FountainVest Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

FountainVest Partners’ most common sectors for investment are automotive (34%) and chemicals (34%). The Firm’s most common investment types include pipe (34%) and secondary buyout (34%). In total, FountainVest Partners has invested in 1 US state and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Key Safety Systems for $650M.

In the last 3 years, FountainVest Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). FountainVest Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Key Safety Systems for $920M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1
  • M&A Advisors 2

FountainVest Partners

Suite 705-8 ICBC Tower, 3 Garden Road,
Hong Kong,
Hong Kong
+852-3972 3900
www.fountainvest.com
enquiry@fountainvest.com

FountainVest Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in and acquiring companies in China. FountainVest is sector agnostic and seeks opportunities where it can partner with leaders operating in emerging industries. FountainVest Partners was formed in 2007 and is based in Hong Kong.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Environmental, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Media

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Asia/Pacific

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $650M $650M
Sell (0.4/yr) # - 1 1 - - - 2
vol $920M $920M
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
IMAX China Holding, Inc. 2017-04-06 - Stake Sale
Shanghai, China · www.imax.cn
Key Safety Systems, Inc. 2016-02-02 920M USD Add-on Acquisition
Sterling Heights, Michigan · www.keysafetyinc.com
IMAX China Holding, Inc. 2014-04-09 - Stake Purchase
Shanghai, China · www.imax.cn
Shanghai Kehua Bio-engineering Co., Ltd. 2014-01-27 - PIPE
Shanghai, China · www.skhb.com
Key Safety Systems, Inc. 2007-03-07 650M USD Secondary Buyout
Sterling Heights, Michigan · www.keysafetyinc.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive - - 1 (33%) 650M (100%)
Chemicals - - 1 (33%) -
Media - - 1 (33%) -
Total - - 3 $650M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
China - - 2 (67%) -
United States - - 1 (33%) 650M (100%)
  Michigan - - 1 (33%) 650M (100%)
Total - - 3 $650M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (33%) 650M (100%)
PIPE - - 1 (33%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (33%) -
Total - - 3 $650M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) 920M (100%)
Stake Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $920M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $650M
TOTAL $650M
Largest Key Safety Systems, Inc.
$650M (2007-03-07)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $920M
TOTAL $920M
Largest Key Safety Systems, Inc.
$920M (2016-02-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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