GIC Private Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, GIC Private has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

GIC Private’s most common sectors for investment are business services (10%) and energy services and equipment (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (40%) and divestiture (15%). In total, GIC Private has invested in 6 US states and 10 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired The Ultimate Software Group for $11.0B.

In the last 3 years, GIC Private has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). GIC Private’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Turnitin for $1.8B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 18

GIC Private Ltd.

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www.gic.com.sg

GIC Private Ltd. is the investment arm of Singapore. The Group primarily invests through three investment groups, including public markets, private equity and real estate. GIC's private equity practice looks to invest in funds as well as directly in companies. GIC is based in Singapore with additional offices globally.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, 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 (2.0/yr) # 10 2 2 1 5 - 20
vol $13.0B $2.6B $2.0B $22.2B $39.8B
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - - - 2 - 2
vol $1.8B $1.8B
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Kellas Midstream Ltd. 2019-11-10 - Secondary Buyout
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.kellasmidstream.com
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. 2019-07-01 8.4B USD Going Private
Darien, Connecticut · www.gwrr.com
WaterBridge Resources LLC 2019-05-17 2.8B USD Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.h2obridge.com
Mergermarket Ltd. 2019-05-10 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.acuris.com
India Grid Trust 2019-05-04 - Stake Purchase
New Delhi, India · www.indigrid.co.in
Turnitin LLC 2019-03-06 1.8B USD Add-on Acquisition
Oakland, California · www.turnitin.com
The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. 2019-02-04 11.0B USD Going Private
Weston, Florida · www.ultimatesoftware.com
Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd. 2018-03-20 - Growth Capital
Oxford Science Park, United Kingdom · www.nanoporetech.com
Allfunds S.A. 2017-03-07 2.0B EUR Secondary Buyout
Madrid, Spain · www.allfunds.com
Leslie's Poolmart, Inc. 2017-01-17 - Secondary Buyout
Phoenix, Arizona · www.lesliespool.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
RAC Ltd. 2015-12-02 Nebula Systems Ltd. 2019-12-04 1
Walsall, United Kingdom · www.rac.co.uk Buckingham, United Kingdom · www.nebulasystems.com
Allfunds S.A. 2017-03-07 Credit Suisse InvestLab 2019-06-25 1
Madrid, Spain · www.allfunds.com Zurich, Switzerland
VERITAS Software Corp. 2015-08-11 APTARE, Inc. 2019-03-06 2
Mountain View, California · www.veritas.com Campbell, California · www.aptare.com
VERITAS Software Corp. 2015-08-11 fluid Operations AG 2018-03-27 1
Mountain View, California · www.veritas.com Walldorf, Germany · www.fluidops.com
Leslie's Poolmart, Inc. 2017-01-17 Valley Pool Sales, Inc. 2018-02-05 1
Phoenix, Arizona · www.lesliespool.com Palmyra, Pennsylvania · www.lesliespool.com
Ancestry.com, Inc. 2016-04-01 Adpay, Inc. 2016-05-18 1
Provo, Utah · www.ancestry.com Englewood, Colorado · www.adpay.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) 11.0B (29%) 2 (10%) 11.8B (30%)
Information Services 1 (6%) 2.6B (7%) 2 (10%) 3.2B (8%)
Financial Services 2 (11%) 2.0B (5%) 2 (10%) 2.0B (5%)
Business Services 2 (11%) - 2 (10%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (11%) - 2 (10%) -
Transportation 1 (6%) 8.4B (22%) 1 (5%) 8.4B (21%)
Software 1 (6%) 8.0B (21%) 1 (5%) 8.0B (20%)
Aerospace 1 (6%) 3.3B (9%) 1 (5%) 3.3B (8%)
Infrastructure 1 (6%) 2.8B (7%) 1 (5%) 2.8B (7%)
Consumer Services 1 (6%) 345M (1%) 1 (5%) 345M (1%)
Engineering 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Medical Products 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Retail 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Utilities 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 18 $38.5B 20 $39.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (33%) 32.8B (85%) 7 (35%) 33.6B (84%)
  California 1 (6%) 8.0B (21%) 2 (10%) 8.8B (22%)
  Florida 1 (6%) 11.0B (29%) 1 (5%) 11.0B (28%)
  Connecticut 1 (6%) 8.4B (22%) 1 (5%) 8.4B (21%)
  Texas 1 (6%) 2.8B (7%) 1 (5%) 2.8B (7%)
  Utah 1 (6%) 2.6B (7%) 1 (5%) 2.6B (7%)
  Arizona 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
United Kingdom 4 (22%) - 5 (25%) 588M (1%)
Denmark 1 (6%) 3.3B (9%) 1 (5%) 3.3B (8%)
Spain 1 (6%) 2.0B (5%) 1 (5%) 2.0B (5%)
Sweden 1 (6%) 345M (1%) 1 (5%) 345M (1%)
China 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
India 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Australia 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Indonesia 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Singapore 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 18 $38.5B 20 $39.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 7 (39%) 7.8B (20%) 8 (40%) 8.5B (21%)
Divestiture 2 (11%) 8.0B (21%) 3 (15%) 8.6B (22%)
Growth Capital 3 (17%) - 3 (15%) -
Going Private 2 (11%) 19.4B (50%) 2 (10%) 19.4B (49%)
Stake Purchase 2 (11%) - 2 (10%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (6%) 3.3B (9%) 1 (5%) 3.3B (8%)
PIPE 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 18 $38.5B 20 $39.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (100%) 1.8B (100%)
Total 2 $1.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
2
UBS Investment Bank
2
Citigroup Investment Banking
2
Legal Deals
Sidley Austin LLP
4
Goodwin Procter LLP
1
Gilbert + Tobin
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 7 $38.1B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.7B
TOTAL $39.8B
Largest The Ultimate Software Group, Inc.
$11.0B (2019-02-04)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.8B
TOTAL $1.8B
Largest Turnitin LLC
$1.8B (2019-03-06)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
75%
12 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
4 25%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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