GSO Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, GSO Capital Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

GSO Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are building materials (12%) and chemicals (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (56%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, GSO Capital Partners has invested in 6 US states and 3 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 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (63%). GSO Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold DoublePoint Energy for $6.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • 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
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M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 6 - - 2 1 - 9
vol $329M $329M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 3 2 1 - 1 1 8
vol $486M $1.0B $51M $6.4B $7.9B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
DoublePoint Energy 2021-04-01 6.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Fort Worth, Texas
Groupe KP1 2020-07-01 - Secondary Buyout
Avignon, France · www.kp1.fr
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Plastics - - 1 (11%) 175M (53%)
Communications 1 (25%) 154M (100%) 1 (11%) 154M (47%)
Building Materials 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (11%) -
Distribution 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
Life Science - - 1 (11%) -
Machinery - - 1 (11%) -
Retail - - 1 (11%) -
Total 4 $154M 9 $329M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (50%) - 6 (67%) 175M (53%)
  North Dakota 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
  Minnesota 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (11%) 175M (53%)
  New York - - 1 (11%) -
  Florida - - 1 (11%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (11%) -
United Kingdom 1 (25%) 154M (100%) 2 (22%) 154M (47%)
France 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 4 $154M 9 $329M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 2 (50%) 154M (100%) 5 (56%) 154M (47%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (25%) - 2 (22%) 175M (53%)
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (11%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (25%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 4 $154M 9 $329M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (38%) 51M (1%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (25%) 6.9B (87%)
Secondary Sale 2 (25%) 1.0B (13%)
Bankruptcy 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $7.9B

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 2 $7.4B
$100M to $1B 1 $486M
< $100M 1 $51M
TOTAL $7.9B
Largest DoublePoint Energy
$6.4B (2021-04-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
56%
5 (56%)
Strategic(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
25%
2 (25%)
Strategic(s)
63%
5 (63%)

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