Gresham Private Equity Fund Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Gresham Private Equity Fund’s most common sectors for investment are construction (16%) and consumer services (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (54%) and growth capital (16%). In total, Gresham Private Equity Fund has invested in 1 US state and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Silk Logistics Group Pty for $200M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%). Gresham Private Equity Fund’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Virgin Active for $206M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity23
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 4

Gresham Private Equity Fund

Level 17, 167 Macquarie Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia
+61 2 9221 5133
www.gresham.com.au/our-businesses/funds-management/private-equity/
gpe@gresham.com.au

Gresham Private Equity is the private equity arm of financial advisory firm Gresham Partners. Gresham Private Equity seeks buyout, growth capital, public to private, and buy and build investments in Australia and New Zealand. The Firm seeks transactions valued from $100 to $500 million. Target sectors include business services, marine, distribution, apparel, industrial products, communications, and consumer services. Gresham Private Equity was established in 1999 and is based in Sydney.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Financial Services, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Media, Metals/Mining, Retail, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Going Private, Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Add-on Acquisition

Geographic Preferences: Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 100 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 13 - - - - - 13
vol $458M $458M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
vol $821M $821M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Tasmanian Walking Company 2013-09-23 - Add-on Acquisition
, Australia · www.taswalkingco.com.au
Noel Leeming 2012-12-01 65M USD Add-on Acquisition
Auckland, New Zealand · www.noelleeming.co.nz
Witchery Fashions Pty Ltd. 2012-10-02 172M USD Add-on Acquisition
Collingwood, United States · www.witchery.com.au
Walker Technical Resources Ltd. 2011-07-06 - Secondary Buyout
Aberdeen, United States · www.wtr.uk.com
Australian Pacific Paper Products (APPP) 2008-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Dingley, Australia · www.appp.com.au
Silk Logistics Group Pty Ltd. 2008-04-30 200M USD Consolidation
Derrimut, Australia · www.silklogistics.com.au
Barminco Limited 2007-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hazelmere WA, Australia · www.barminco.com.au
Norcros plc. 2007-07-01 - IPO
Wilmslow, United Kingdom · www.norcros.com
Raywood Communications Pty Ltd. 2007-02-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Melbourne, Australia · www.raywoodcomms.com.au
Riviera Marine Pty. Ltd. 2006-09-01 204M AUD Secondary Buyout
Coomera, Australia · www.riviera.com.au
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Silk Logistics Group Pty Ltd. 2008-04-30 Bunker Freight Lines Pty. Ltd. 2013-01-01 1
Derrimut, Australia · www.silklogistics.com.au Derrimut, Australia · www.bunker.com.au

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Services - - 2 (15%) 169M (37%)
Retail - - 2 (15%) 88M (19%)
Construction 1 (33%) - 2 (15%) -
Transportation 1 (33%) 200M (100%) 1 (8%) 200M (44%)
Automotive - - 1 (8%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (8%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (8%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (8%) -
Marine - - 1 (8%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (33%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 3 $200M 13 $458M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Australia 2 (67%) 200M (100%) 7 (54%) 200M (44%)
United States 1 (33%) - 2 (15%) -
United Kingdom - - 2 (15%) 169M (37%)
New Zealand - - 1 (8%) 88M (19%)
France - - 1 (8%) -
Domestic 2 (67%) 200M (100%) 7 (54%) 200M (44%)
Cross-border 1 (33%) - 6 (46%) 258M (56%)
Total 3 $200M 13 $458M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (33%) - 7 (54%) 258M (56%)
Growth Capital - - 2 (15%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (33%) - 2 (15%) -
Consolidation 1 (33%) 200M (100%) 1 (8%) 200M (44%)
Divestiture - - 1 (8%) -
Total 3 $200M 13 $458M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (30%) 237M (29%)
Trade Sale 3 (30%) 174M (21%)
IPO 2 (20%) -
Sold to Management 1 (10%) 206M (25%)
Secondary Sale 1 (10%) 204M (25%)
Total 10 $821M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Simmons & Company International Ltd.
1
Gresham Advisory Partners
1
Legal Deals
King & Wood Mallesons
1
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $369M
< $100M 1 $88M
TOTAL $458M
Largest Silk Logistics Group Pty Ltd.
$200M (2008-04-30)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $756M
< $100M 1 $65M
TOTAL $821M
Largest Virgin Active Ltd.
$206M (2005-11-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
14%
1 14%
Strategic(s)
86%
6 86%

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