J.C. Flowers Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, J.C. Flowers has acquired 3 companies.

J.C. Flowers’ most common sectors for investment are financial services (48%) and insurance (32%). The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (48%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (16%). In total, J.C. Flowers has invested in 6 US states and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Compagnie Europeenne de Prevoyance SAS for $902M.

In the last 3 years, J.C. Flowers has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (45%). J.C. Flowers’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Crump Group for $570M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity28
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 13

J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC

767 Fifth Avenue, 23rd Floor,
New York, New York 10153
United States
(212) 404-6800
www.jcfco.com

JC Flowers is a specialist private equity firm that targets investments in the financial services sector. JC Flowers looks for distressed opportunities in North America, Western Europe, and Asia. JC Flowers was formed in 1998 and is based in New York City with an additional office in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Financial Services, Insurance

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Special Situations/Distressed, PIPE

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific

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 (1.6/yr) # 11 5 2 1 - - 19
vol $902M $902M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 5 - - - 1 3 9
vol $700M $700M
  28

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Compagnie Europeenne de Prevoyance SAS 2020-05-27 - Secondary Buyout
Nantes, France
Fairstone Financial, Inc. 2020-02-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Ontario · www.fairstone.ca
Amerilife Group LLC 2020-01-07 - Recapitalization
Clearwater, Florida · www.amerilife.com
Acuon Capital Corp. 2019-08-01 - Secondary Buyout
Seoul, South Korea · www.acuoncapital.com
Jefferson Capital Systems LLC 2018-03-26 - Secondary Buyout
St. Cloud, Minnesota · www.jeffersoncapitalinternational.com
Island Finance Puerto Rico, Inc. 2017-04-03 - Divestiture
San Juan, Prince Edward Island
UK General Insurance Ltd. 2017-03-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Leeds, United Kingdom · www.ukgeneral.com
Fairstone Financial, Inc. 2016-11-17 - Divestiture
Montreal, Ontario · www.fairstone.ca
ELMC Group LLC 2016-09-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.elmcgroup.com
Chi-Tech Hong Kong 2016-01-24 - Divestiture
, Hong Kong
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Jefferson Capital Systems LLC 2018-03-26 Canaccede Financial Group Ltd. 2020-03-10 1
St. Cloud, Minnesota · www.jeffersoncapitalinternational.com Toronto, Ontario · www.canaccede.com
ELMC Group LLC 2016-09-22 IOA Re, Inc. 2016-09-22 1
New York, New York · www.elmcgroup.com East Norriton, Pennsylvania · www.ioare.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 5 (45%) - 9 (47%) -
Insurance 3 (27%) - 6 (32%) 902M (100%)
Business Services 1 (9%) - 2 (11%) -
Information Technology 2 (18%) - 2 (11%) -
Total 11 - 19 $902M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (27%) - 7 (37%) -
  New York 1 (9%) - 2 (11%) -
  Minnesota 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
  California 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (5%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (5%) -
  Florida - - 1 (5%) -
United Kingdom 2 (18%) - 3 (16%) -
Japan 2 (18%) - 2 (11%) -
Italy 1 (9%) - 2 (11%) -
Australia 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Hong Kong 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Puerto Rico 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
  Prince Edward Island 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
France - - 1 (5%) 902M (100%)
Canada - - 1 (5%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 3 (27%) - 7 (37%) -
Cross-border 8 (73%) - 12 (63%) 902M (100%)
Total 11 - 19 $902M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 6 (55%) - 9 (47%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (9%) - 3 (16%) 902M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (18%) - 3 (16%) -
PIPE 2 (18%) - 3 (16%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (5%) -
Total 11 - 19 $902M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (44%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (22%) 700M (100%)
Bankruptcy 1 (11%) -
Recapitalization 1 (11%) -
Trade Sale 1 (11%) -
Total 9 $700M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
2
National Bank Financial
2
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Stikeman Elliott LLP
2
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
1
Kim & Chang
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $902M
TOTAL $902M
Largest Compagnie Europeenne de Prevoyance SAS
$902M (2011-05-05)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $700M
TOTAL $700M
Largest Crump Group, Inc.
$570M (2012-02-09)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
38%
5 38%
Strategic(s)
62%
8 62%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
70%
7 70%
Strategic(s)
30%
3 30%

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