Growthgate Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Growthgate Capital’s most common sectors for investment are building materials (15%) and business services (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (58%) and growth capital (43%). In total, Growthgate Capital has invested in 3 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1

Growthgate Capital Corporation

Building 247, Office 653 Road 1704, Diplomatic Area 317,
Manama,
Bahrain
973 17 518734
www.growthgate.com
info@growthgate.com

GrowthGate Capital is a buyout firm focused on direct investments in the MENA region. GrowthGate generally pursues value creation via a buy-and-build approach and pursues platform companies valued between $100 and $200 million. The Firm does not have any sector preferences, however GrowthGate will not invest in biotech, real estate, gambling, or 'environmentally unfriendly' industries. GrowthGate was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Manama, Bahrain.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Building Materials, Distribution, Education, Environmental, Food, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Retail, Software, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Middle East

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 100 200
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Able Logistics Group FZCO 2014-12-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Dubai, United Arab Emirates · www.ablelogisticsgroup.com
Roots Steel International Co. Ltd. 2013-02-15 - Unknown
Jeddah, United Arab Emirates · www.rootssteel.com
International Food Services Co. 2010-10-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Roots Steel International Co. Ltd. 2010-06-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Jeddah, United Arab Emirates · www.rootssteel.com
IrisGuard, Inc. 2010-03-01 - Growth Capital
Amman, Jordan · www.irisguard.com
RGH LLC (dbs Rubicon Group Holding) 2009-10-01 - Growth Capital
Amman, Jordan · www.rubiconholding.com
Averda International FZ LLC 2008-10-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates · www.averda.com
Roots Group Arabia Co. Ltd. 2008-05-01 - Growth Capital
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia · www.arabian-roots.com
Able Logistics Group FZCO 2007-04-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates · www.ablelogisticsgroup.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Averda International FZ LLC 2008-10-14 Solid Waste Technologies SA Pty Ltd. 2017-02-01 2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates · www.averda.com Cape Town, South Africa · www.swtsa.co.za
Averda International FZ LLC 2008-10-14 New Wave Cleaning Services WLL 2010-01-06 1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates · www.averda.com Doha, Qatar · www.nwcs.com.qa

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Building Materials 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
Business Services 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
Diversified 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
Environmental 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
Food 1 (20%) - 1 (14%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (14%) -
Transportation - - 1 (14%) -
Total 5 - 7 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Arab Emirates 1 (20%) - 3 (43%) -
Jordan 2 (40%) - 2 (29%) -
Saudi Arabia 2 (40%) - 2 (29%) -
Total 5 - 7 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (40%) - 4 (57%) -
Growth Capital 3 (60%) - 3 (43%) -
Total 5 - 7 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) -
Unknown 1 (50%) -
Total 2 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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