KDC/ONE - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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KDC/ONE M&A Summary

KDC/ONE has acquired 12 companies of its own, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

KDC/ONE’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired Swallowfield - Manufacturing Business for $54M. KDC/ONE has acquired in 3 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include consumer products (84%) and manufacturing (9%).

KDC/ONE Ownership

Who owns KDC/ONE?

KDC/ONE is owned by CDPQ, Cornell Capital, HarbourVest Partners and KKR. It was acquired on November 7, 2018.

Is KDC/ONE PE-backed?

Yes. KDC/ONE is owned by private equity investors CDPQ, Cornell Capital, HarbourVest Partners and KKR.

Was KDC/ONE formerly PE-backed?

Yes. KDC/ONE was formerly owned by 1 private investor.

KDC/ONE Business Overview

Where is KDC/ONE headquartered?

KDC/ONE is headquartered in Longueuil, Quebec.

How many employees does KDC/ONE have?

KDC/ONE has 5,000 employees.

What sector is KDC/ONE in?

KDC/ONE is a consumer products company.

When was KDC/ONE founded?

KDC/ONE was founded in 2002.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 2

KDC/ONE

Knowlton Development Corp.

375 Boulevard Roland-Therrien, Suite 210,
Longueuil, Quebec J4H 4A6
Canada,
(450) 243-2000
www.kdc-one.com

KDC/ONE is a custom innovator, formulator and manufacturer serving the prestige beauty, personal care, and household sectors. KDC/ONE was established in 2002 and is based in Longueuil, Quebec.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 7 4 1 - - - 12
vol $54M $54M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
V Manufacturing & Logistics, Inc. 2021-10-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Walnut, California · www.vmlcosmetics.com
Cosmetic Laboratories of America LLC 2020-03-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Chatsworth, California · www.cla-cosmeticlabs.com
Zobele Holding S.p.A. 2020-02-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Trento, Italy · www.zobele.com
Shanghai Paristy Daily Chemical Co. Ltd. 2020-01-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Shanghai, China · www.paristy.com
HCT Group 2020-01-21 - Merger
Somerville, New Jersey · www.hctgroup.com
Benchmark Cosmetic Laboratories, Inc. 2019-11-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.benchmarkcl.com
Swallowfield Plc - Manufacturing Business 2019-07-15 54M GBP Divestiture
Wellington, United Kingdom
ALKOS Group 2019-07-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.alkos-group.com
Thibiant International, Inc. 2016-11-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Chatsworth, California · www.thibiant.com
Cosmetic Technologies 2015-10-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Newbury Park, California · www.cosmetictechnologies.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Consumer Products 10 (83%) - - -
Life Science 1 (8%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (8%) 54M (100%) - -
Total 12 $54M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 8 - - -
  California 5 - - -
  New Jersey 2 - - -
  New York 1 - - -
China 1 - - -
France 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 54M - -
Domestic - - - -
Cross-border 12 (100%) 54M (100%) - -
Total 12 $54M - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies
2
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $54M
TOTAL $54M
Largest Swallowfield Plc - Manufacturing Business
$54M (2019-07-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
25%
3 (25%)
Strategic(s)
8%
1 (8%)

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