GSO Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, GSO Capital Partners has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

GSO Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are chemicals (13%) and communications (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (50%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%). In total, GSO Capital Partners has invested in 6 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired ColorMatrix Group for $175M.

In the last 3 years, GSO Capital Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (58%). GSO Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Miller Homes for $1.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 2

GSO Capital Partners

345 Park Avenue, 31st Floor,
New York, New York 10154
United States
(212) 503-2100
www.gsocap.com

GSO Capital Partners is a large credit-oriented asset management firm focused on providing a variety finance solutions to mid-sized companies throughout the US. GSO Capital Partners was acquired by The Blackstone Group in 2008 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, E-Commerce, Energy Services and Equipment, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Real Estate, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Special Situations/Distressed, Acquisition Financing, Secondary Buyout, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

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 (0.6/yr) # 5 1 - - 2 - 8
vol $329M $329M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 3 - 2 1 - 1 7
vol $486M $1.0B $51M $1.5B
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Fairway Group Holdings Corp. 2020-01-20 - Bankruptcy
New York, New York · www.fairwaymarket.com
LindFast Solutions Group 2019-04-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Blaine, Minnesota
Targa Badlands LLC 2019-02-19 - Stake Purchase
, North Dakota
Karix Mobile Pvt. Ltd. 2018-08-01 51M INR Add-on Acquisition
Mumbai, India · www.karix.com
Miller Homes Ltd. 2017-08-02 1.0B GBP Secondary Buyout
Edinburgh, United Kingdom · www.millerhomes.co.uk
ALcontrol UK Ltd. 2017-05-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Deeside, United Kingdom · www.alcontrol.co.uk
Fairway Group Holdings Corp. 2016-05-02 - Special Situations/Distressed
New York, New York · www.fairwaymarket.com
XLN Telecom Ltd. 2014-10-30 154M GBP Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.xlntelecom.co.uk
ColorMatrix Group, Inc. 2011-12-21 486M USD Add-on Acquisition
Berea, Ohio · www.colormatrixgroup.com
Stolle Machinery Co., LLC 2011-11-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Centennial, Colorado · www.stollemachinery.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Plastics - - 1 (13%) 175M (53%)
Communications 1 (33%) 154M (100%) 1 (13%) 154M (47%)
Chemicals - - 1 (13%) -
Distribution 1 (33%) - 1 (13%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (33%) - 1 (13%) -
Life Science - - 1 (13%) -
Machinery - - 1 (13%) -
Retail - - 1 (13%) -
Total 3 $154M 8 $329M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (67%) - 6 (75%) 175M (53%)
  North Dakota 1 (33%) - 1 (13%) -
  Minnesota 1 (33%) - 1 (13%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (13%) 175M (53%)
  New York - - 1 (13%) -
  Florida - - 1 (13%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (13%) -
United Kingdom 1 (33%) 154M (100%) 2 (25%) 154M (47%)
Total 3 $154M 8 $329M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 1 (33%) 154M (100%) 4 (50%) 154M (47%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (33%) - 2 (25%) 175M (53%)
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (13%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (33%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 3 $154M 8 $329M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (43%) 51M (3%)
Secondary Sale 2 (29%) 1.0B (65%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (14%) 486M (31%)
Bankruptcy 1 (14%) -
Total 7 $1.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
White & Case LLP
2
Ashurst LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $329M
TOTAL $329M
Largest ColorMatrix Group, Inc.
$175M (2006-05-24)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 1 $486M
< $100M 1 $51M
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest Miller Homes Ltd.
$1.0B (2017-08-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
83%
5 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
1 17%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
2 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
4 67%

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