JLL Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, JLL Partners has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

JLL Partners’ most common sectors for investment are life science (17%) and aerospace (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, JLL Partners has invested in 18 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired DPx Holdings BV for $2.7B.

In the last 3 years, JLL Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). JLL Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 1996 when it sold OrNda Health for $3.2B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity50
    • M&A Buy Activity35
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 7

JLL Partners

245 Park Avenue Suite 1601 ,
New York, New York 10017
United States
(212) 286-8600
www.jllpartners.com
info@jllpartners.com

JLL Partners, Inc. is a private equity investment firm that invests alongside management in middle-market companies. JLL prefers control investments in sectors such as healthcare services, medical products, food and consumer products, chemicals, broadcasting, transportation, automotive, industrial manufacturing, and distribution. In addition to traditional buyout transaction, JLL also seeks distressed/turnaround situations. JLL Partners was formed in 1988 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Education, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Life Science, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed

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 (2.0/yr) # 25 1 - 6 2 1 35
vol $7.5B $7.5B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 13 1 1 - - - 15
vol $8.2B $8.2B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Solvias AG 2020-06-11 - Growth Capital
Kaiseraugst, Switzerland · www.solvias.com
Heads Up Technologies, Inc. 2019-09-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Carrollton, Texas · www.heads-up.com
Thread 2019-08-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tustin, California · www.threadresearch.com
Cato Research LLC 2018-11-28 - Growth Capital
Durham, North Carolina · www.cato.com
CitiXsys Holdings, Inc. 2018-09-28 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.citixsys.com
The Patient Experience Project 2018-04-24 - Growth Capital
Saratoga Springs, New York · www.the-pep.com
Triplefin LLC 2018-04-18 - Divestiture
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.triplefin.com
Dohmen Life Science Services 2018-02-20 - Divestiture
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.dlss.com
Xact Data Discovery 2018-01-02 - Secondary Buyout
Mission, Kansas · www.xactdatadiscovery.com
IASIS Healthcare Corp. 2017-09-29 - Merger
Franklin, Tennessee · www.iasishealthcare.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Xact Data Discovery 2018-01-02 Anexsys Ltd. 2020-08-05 7
Mission, Kansas · www.xactdatadiscovery.com London, United Kingdom · www.anexsys.com
Xact Data Discovery 2018-01-02 LightSpeed LLC 2020-07-14 6
Mission, Kansas · www.xactdatadiscovery.com Washington, District of Columbia · www.lightspeedlegal.com
Xact Data Discovery 2018-01-02 RVM Enterprises, Inc. 2020-07-08 5
Mission, Kansas · www.xactdatadiscovery.com Jersey City, New Jersey · www.rvminc.com
Pioneer Sand Co. 2015-01-01 Pioneer Sand Co. - Civil Construction Unit 2020-02-11 1
Colorado Springs, Colorado · www.pioneersand.com , Colorado
Viant 2016-12-06 Meraqi Medical 2019-09-11 4
Foxborough, Massachusetts · www.viantmedical.com Fremont, California · www.meraqi.com
Xact Data Discovery 2018-01-02 Beyond IT, Inc. 2019-09-04 4
Mission, Kansas · www.xactdatadiscovery.com Houston, Texas · www.forensicbit.com
Xact Data Discovery 2018-01-02 QDiscovery LLC 2019-07-02 3
Mission, Kansas · www.xactdatadiscovery.com New London, Connecticut · www.qdiscovery.com
Xact Data Discovery 2018-01-02 QUiVX eDiscovery - Forensics, Review & eDiscovery Services 2019-02-12 2
Mission, Kansas · www.xactdatadiscovery.com Walnut Creek, California
Xact Data Discovery 2018-01-02 Esquify, Inc. 2018-12-05 1
Mission, Kansas · www.xactdatadiscovery.com Chicago, Illinois · www.esquify.com
Aviation Technical Services, Inc. (ATS) 2015-10-01 Ranger Air Aviation Ltd. 2018-07-11 3
Everett, Washington · www.atsmro.com Lewisville, Texas · www.rangeraav.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science 3 (14%) 2.7B (76%) 6 (17%) 5.3B (59%)
Financial Services 3 (14%) 455M (13%) 4 (11%) 455M (5%)
Information Technology 3 (14%) - 4 (11%) 123M (1%)
Aerospace 3 (14%) - 4 (11%) -
Healthcare Services - - 3 (8%) 2.4B (27%)
Business Services 2 (9%) 392M (11%) 3 (8%) 472M (5%)
Building Materials 1 (5%) - 3 (8%) -
Education 2 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Furniture - - 1 (3%) 195M (2%)
Food - - 1 (3%) -
Insurance 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Software 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 22 $3.5B 36 $8.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 20 (91%) 3.5B (100%) 34 (94%) 8.9B (100%)
  Texas 3 (14%) 455M (13%) 6 (17%) 535M (6%)
  Massachusetts 3 (14%) 3.0B (87%) 3 (8%) 3.0B (34%)
  New York 3 (14%) - 3 (8%) -
  North Carolina 1 (5%) - 3 (8%) 2.6B (29%)
  California 1 (5%) - 3 (8%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) 123M (1%)
  Florida 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (6%) 1.4B (16%)
  Wisconsin 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Washington 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Kansas 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (3%) 1.0B (11%)
  Illinois - - 1 (3%) 195M (2%)
  Oklahoma - - 1 (3%) -
Puerto Rico 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Switzerland 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 20 (91%) 3.5B (100%) 34 (94%) 8.9B (100%)
Cross-border 2 (9%) - 2 (6%) -
Total 22 $3.5B 36 $8.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (27%) 2.7B (76%) 9 (25%) 2.7B (30%)
Secondary Buyout 5 (23%) - 7 (19%) 1.6B (18%)
Going Private 2 (9%) 847M (24%) 4 (11%) 3.6B (40%)
Divestiture 2 (9%) - 4 (11%) 1.1B (12%)
Growth Capital 4 (18%) - 4 (11%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (9%) - 3 (8%) -
PIPE - - 2 (6%) -
Recapitalization 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 22 $3.5B 36 $8.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (27%) 1.7B (21%)
Trade Sale 4 (27%) 598M (7%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (20%) 5.9B (72%)
IPO 3 (20%) -
Merger 1 (7%) -
Total 15 $8.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
2
Trudeau & Trudeau Associates, Inc.
1
Bear Stearns & Co. Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
7
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
2
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $7.7B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.2B
< $100M 1 $80M
TOTAL $8.9B
Largest DPx Holdings BV
$2.7B (2014-03-11)
sell # Total
> $1B 4 $7.3B
$100M to $1B 3 $888M
TOTAL $8.2B
Largest OrNda Health Corp.
$3.2B (1996-10-17)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
78%
14 78%
Strategic(s)
22%
4 22%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
60%
9 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
6 40%

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