M&A Deal Summary

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Acquires U.S. Security Associates

On August 3, 2011, private equity firm Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking acquired safety/security company U.S. Security Associates from Wind Point Partners for 640M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking’s 2nd transaction in the Safety/Security sector.
  • This is Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking’s 37th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking’s 59th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking’s 1st transaction in Georgia.
Investment Fate
  • U.S. Security Associates was sold to a strategic buyer in 2018 for 1.0B USD.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2011-08-03
Target U.S. Security Associates
Sector Safety/Security
Buyer(s) Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking
Sellers(s) Wind Point Partners
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 640M USD

Target

U.S. Security Associates

Roswell, Georgia, United States
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U.S. Security Associates, Inc. is a security and facility services company with over 160,000 employees, provides unparalleled security services and solutions. With headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., and Conshohocken, Pa., Allied Universal combines people and technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. An unrelenting focus on clients’ success creates partnerships rooted in quality and value, and is supported by experience gained from being in business for over 60 years. Through our people and leading services, systems and solutions.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking

New York, New York, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1986
PE ASSETS 155.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division is the investment arm of Goldman Sachs. The primary corporate investment group within the Merchant Banking Division is Goldman Sachs' direct investment arm. GS's direct investment arm consists of GS Capital Partners, GS Mezzanine Partners, and GS Growth Partners. GS Capital Partners is the direct corporate equity investment group which seeks LBO, recapitalization, and growth investments to help fund acquisitions, expansions, recapitalizations, restructurings, buyouts, and take privates. GS Capital Partners looks to invest between $50 and $800 million in opportunities in North/South America, Europe, Asia. GS Mezzanine Partners is the junior capital arm of Goldman Sachs. GS Mezzanine looks to invest between $200 million and and $800 million in transactions valued up to $10 billion. Investment proceeds are used to fund leveraged buyouts, expansion financings, recapitalizations, acquisitions, and restructurings. GS Growth looks to invest in growth equity transactions. The unit seeks to commit $20 to $200 million per investment. Other units within GS's merchant banking division include Real Estate, Infrastructure, and Urban Investments. Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 83 of 178
Sector (Safety/Security) 2 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 19 of 63
State (Georgia) 1 of 5
Country (United States) 59 of 122
Year (2011) 4 of 6
Size (of disclosed) 37 of 52
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-07-22 MediaMath

New York, New York, United States

MediaMath helps global marketers deliver personalized digital advertising across all connected touchpoints. Over 9,500 marketers in 42 countries use our enterprise software every day to launch, analyze and optimize their digital advertising campaigns across mobile, video, audio, social, native, digital out of home and Advanced TV formats. Founded in 2007 as a pioneer in “programmatic” advertising, MediaMath was recognized by Forrester in 2017 as the Leader in the Demand Side Platform category and as a Leader in the Data Management Platform category. MediaMath has offices in 17 cities worldwide and is headquartered in New York City.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-08-12 Exeter Finance

Austin, Texas, United States

Exeter Finance is an indirect auto finance company. The company underwrites, purchases, services, and securitizes retail installment contracts from U.S. automobile dealers. It works with more than 11,000 dealers and 475,000 customers nationwide providing indirect financing for both new and used vehicles. The company has a serviced finance portfolio of more than $7 billion. Exeter Finance was formed in 2006 and is based in Irving, Texas.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Wind Point Partners

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1984
PE ASSETS 5.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Wind Point Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquisitions of mid-sized companies operating in the business services, consumer products, healthcare services, and industrial products sectors. Wind Point looks to invest $60 to $130 million in companies valued up to $500 million. Prospective transaction types include leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, industry consolidations, and growth capital financings. Wind Point Partners began investing in 1984 and is based in Chicago.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 22 of 54
Sector (Safety/Security) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 6 of 21
State (Georgia) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 22 of 49
Year (2011) 3 of 5
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 12
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-07-06 Rupari Food Services

South Holland, Illinois, United States

Rupari Food Services, Inc. is a full services food distribution company specializing in the manufacturing of pork products. Rupari supplies restaurant quality products to food service and retail chains. Rupari Food Services, Inc. was established in 1978 and is headquartered in South Holland Illinois.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-08-09 Marshfield DoorSystems

Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States

Marshfield DoorSystems, Inc. is a manufacturer of commercial architectural wood door and door components.

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