KPS Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, KPS Capital Partners has acquired 9 companies.

KPS Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (16%) and automotive (14%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (44%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (18%). In total, KPS Capital Partners has invested in 21 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 Activity82
    • M&A Buy Activity50
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 44
  • M&A Advisors 26

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, Nordic

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 36 5 6 2 1 - 50
vol $3.4B $635M $5.8B $3.5B $13.3B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 29 - 2 1 - - 32
vol $3.6B $3.4B $4.4B $11.4B
  82

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Princess Yachts (Holdings) Ltd. 2023-02-13 - Secondary Buyout
Plymouth, United Kingdom · www.princessyachts.com
Howden Group Ltd. 2022-11-09 4.4B USD Trade Sale
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 Trade Sale
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 Sale
Carlsbad, California · www.taylormadegolf.com
Metra SpA 2021-05-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brescia, Italy · www.metra.eu
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
AIS Global 2019-11-26 LRE Medical GmbH 2023-05-26 1
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho · www.advancedinput.com Noerdlingen, Germany · www.lre.de
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
Manufacturing 4 (21%) - 8 (16%) 400M (3%)
Automotive 2 (11%) - 7 (14%) -
Machinery 2 (11%) 550M (5%) 6 (12%) 2.4B (18%)
Metals/Mining 3 (16%) 1.6B (16%) 4 (8%) 1.6B (12%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (5%) - 4 (8%) -
Consumer Products 1 (5%) 490M (5%) 3 (6%) 915M (7%)
Forest Products - - 3 (6%) -
Building Materials 2 (11%) 3.5B (33%) 2 (4%) 3.5B (26%)
Packaging 1 (5%) 2.5B (24%) 2 (4%) 2.5B (19%)
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (4%) -
Food 1 (5%) 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%) -
Chemicals 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Furniture - - 1 (2%) -
Marine 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 $10.4B 50 $13.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 13 (68%) 6.3B (61%) 39 (78%) 7.4B (56%)
  Texas 3 (16%) 3.5B (34%) 4 (8%) 3.5B (27%)
  Illinois 2 (11%) 2.2B (21%) 4 (8%) 2.6B (20%)
  Michigan 1 (5%) - 4 (8%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (11%) - 3 (6%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (5%) 550M (5%) 3 (6%) 550M (4%)
  North Carolina - - 3 (6%) 274M (2%)
  Missouri - - 3 (6%) -
  Indiana 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Alabama 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Idaho 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  California - - 1 (2%) 425M (3%)
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) 10M (< 1%)
  Arkansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Florida - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
Italy 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
United Kingdom 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) 1.8B (14%)
Germany 1 (5%) 1.6B (15%) 2 (4%) 1.6B (12%)
France 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Switzerland 1 (5%) 2.5B (24%) 1 (2%) 2.5B (19%)
Canada - - 1 (2%) -
  Manitoba - - 1 (2%) -
Ireland - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 13 (68%) 6.3B (61%) 39 (78%) 7.4B (56%)
Cross-border 6 (32%) 4.1B (39%) 11 (22%) 5.9B (44%)
Total 19 $10.4B 50 $13.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 8 (42%) 9.8B (95%) 22 (44%) 12.6B (95%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (21%) - 9 (18%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (26%) - 8 (16%) 94M (1%)
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (5%) 550M (5%) 4 (8%) 550M (4%)
Recapitalization - - 3 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 3 (6%) -
Consolidation 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 $10.4B 50 $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
2
Legal Deals
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
34
Kirkland & Ellis
3
Jenner & Block
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)
14%
7 (14%)
Strategic(s)
42%
21 (42%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
31%
10 (31%)
Strategic(s)
63%
20 (63%)

FAQ

When was KPS Capital Partners founded?

KPS Capital Partners was founded in 1991.

What type of investor is KPS Capital Partners?

KPS Capital Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is KPS Capital Partners headquartered?

KPS Capital Partners is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does KPS Capital Partners have under management?

KPS Capital Partners has 13.4B USD under management.

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