KPS Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, KPS Capital Partners has acquired 13 companies.

KPS Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment areautomotive (15%) and machinery (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (46%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (17%). In total, KPS Capital Partners has invested in 20 US states and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2022 when it acquired Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope for $3.5B.

In the last 3 years, KPS Capital Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (54%). KPS Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2022 when it sold Howden Group for $4.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity80
    • M&A Buy Activity48
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 44
  • M&A Advisors 25

KPS Capital Partners

One Vanderbilt Avenue, 52nd Floor,
New York, New York 10017
United States
(212) 338-5100
www.kpsfund.com

KPS Capital Partners is a private investment firm that targets special situations including turnarounds, restructurings, bankruptcies, and corporate divestitures. KPS' target investment size is $100 million to $1 billion in businesses with minimum revenues of $250 million. The Firm has specific interest in companies engaged in the manufacturing, transportation, and service industries. KPS will not consider investments in high technology, financial services, telecommunications, broadcast media, real estate and natural resources. The Firm's geographic coverage spans the US, Canada, and Europe. KPS Capital Partners was formed in 1991 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Engineering, Forest Products, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 250 -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 100 1,000
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 33 2 5 6 2 - 48
vol $1.1B $2.3B $635M $5.8B $3.5B $13.3B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 25 4 - 2 1 - 32
vol $3.6B $3.4B $4.4B $11.4B
  80

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Howden Group Ltd. 2022-11-09 4.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Renfrew, United Kingdom · www.howden.com
PEMCO International 2022-03-16 - Divestiture
Leesburg, Alabama · www.pemcointernational.com
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Inc. 2022-02-28 3.5B USD Divestiture
Dallas, Texas · www.obe.com
Profile Custom Extrusions LLC 2021-07-14 - Secondary Buyout
Rome, Georgia · www.pcextrusions.com
Primient 2021-07-12 1.7B USD Divestiture
Decatur, Illinois · www.primient.com
DexKo Global, Inc. 2021-07-05 3.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Novi, Michigan · www.dexko.com
Siderforgerossi Group, S.p.A. 2021-06-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Arsiero, Italy · www.siderforgerossi.com
TaylorMade Golf Co., Inc. 2021-05-11 - Secondary Buyout
Carlsbad, California · www.taylormade.com
Metra SpA 2021-05-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brescia, Italy · www.metra.eu
Eviosys Packaging Switzerland GmbH 2021-04-08 2.5B EUR Divestiture
Baar, Switzerland · www.eviosys.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Speira GmbH 2021-03-05 Real Alloy Germany GmbH 2022-02-21 1
Grevenbroich, Germany · www.speira.com Grevenbroich, Germany
Lufkin Industries, Inc. 2020-05-01 US Rod 2021-12-01 2
Missouri City, Texas · www.lufkin.com Nappanee, Indiana · www.usrodco.com
Lufkin Industries, Inc. 2020-05-01 Schlumberger - North American Rod Lift Business 2020-11-02 1
Missouri City, Texas · www.lufkin.com , Texas
C&D Technologies, Inc. 2017-08-22 Trojan Battery Co. 2018-11-06 1
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania · www.cdtechno.com Santa Fe Springs, California · www.trojanbattery.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive 2 (12%) - 7 (15%) -
Machinery 2 (12%) 550M (5%) 6 (13%) 2.4B (18%)
Manufacturing 3 (18%) - 6 (13%) 400M (3%)
Metals/Mining 3 (18%) 1.6B (16%) 4 (8%) 1.6B (12%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (6%) - 4 (8%) -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) 490M (5%) 3 (6%) 915M (7%)
Forest Products - - 3 (6%) -
Building Materials 2 (12%) 3.5B (33%) 2 (4%) 3.5B (26%)
Packaging 1 (6%) 2.5B (24%) 2 (4%) 2.5B (19%)
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (4%) -
Food 1 (6%) 1.7B (16%) 1 (2%) 1.7B (13%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) 180M (1%)
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) 94M (1%)
Electronics - - 1 (2%) 10M (< 1%)
Beverages - - 1 (2%) -
Business Services - - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Furniture - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 $10.4B 48 $13.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 12 (71%) 6.3B (61%) 38 (79%) 7.4B (56%)
  Texas 3 (18%) 3.5B (34%) 4 (8%) 3.5B (27%)
  Illinois 2 (12%) 2.2B (21%) 4 (8%) 2.6B (20%)
  Michigan 1 (6%) - 4 (8%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (12%) - 3 (6%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (6%) 550M (5%) 3 (6%) 550M (4%)
  North Carolina - - 3 (6%) 274M (2%)
  Missouri - - 3 (6%) -
  Indiana 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  California - - 1 (2%) 425M (3%)
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) 10M (< 1%)
  Florida - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
Italy 2 (12%) - 2 (4%) -
Germany 1 (6%) 1.6B (15%) 2 (4%) 1.6B (12%)
France 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Switzerland 1 (6%) 2.5B (24%) 1 (2%) 2.5B (19%)
United Kingdom - - 1 (2%) 1.8B (14%)
Canada - - 1 (2%) -
  Manitoba - - 1 (2%) -
Ireland - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 12 (71%) 6.3B (61%) 38 (79%) 7.4B (56%)
Cross-border 5 (29%) 4.1B (39%) 10 (21%) 5.9B (44%)
Total 17 $10.4B 48 $13.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 8 (47%) 9.8B (95%) 22 (46%) 12.6B (95%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (18%) - 8 (17%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (24%) - 7 (15%) 94M (1%)
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (6%) 550M (5%) 4 (8%) 550M (4%)
Recapitalization - - 3 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 3 (6%) -
Consolidation 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 $10.4B 48 $13.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (31%) 11.0B (96%)
Secondary Sale 10 (31%) 110M (1%)
Trade Sale 9 (28%) 338M (3%)
Bankruptcy 1 (3%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Total 32 $11.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
UBS Investment Bank
3
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
3
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
2
Legal Deals
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
32
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
3
Jenner & Block LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $11.0B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.0B
< $100M 3 $189M
TOTAL $13.3B
Largest Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Inc.
$3.5B (2022-02-28)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $9.1B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.3B
TOTAL $11.4B
Largest Howden Group Ltd.
$4.4B (2022-11-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
6 (13%)
Strategic(s)
44%
21 (44%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
31%
10 (31%)
Strategic(s)
63%
20 (63%)

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