KPS Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, KPS Capital Partners has acquired 16 companies.

KPS Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (21%) and automotive (17%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (43%) and secondary buyout (17%). In total, KPS Capital Partners has invested in 22 US states and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2021 when it acquired Crown Holdings - EMEA Food and Consumer Packaging Business for $2.5B.

In the last 3 years, KPS Capital Partners has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (52%). KPS Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold DexKo Global for $3.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity78
    • M&A Buy Activity49
    • M&A Sell Activity29
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 41
  • 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
dgray@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 to $500 million 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 100 500
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.0/yr) # 29 4 2 2 6 6 49
vol $974M $425M $2.3B $2.7B $5.8B $12.2B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 21 - 3 3 - 2 29
vol $3.0B $615M $3.4B $7.0B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Profile Custom Extrusions LLC 2021-07-14 - Secondary Buyout
Rome, Georgia · www.pcextrusions.com
Tate & Lyle's Primary Products Business In North America And Latin America 2021-07-12 1.7B USD Divestiture
, Illinois
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 - Add-on Acquisition
Brescia, Italy · www.metra.eu
Crown Holdings - EMEA Food and Consumer Packaging Business 2021-04-08 2.5B EUR Divestiture
Baar, Switzerland
Norsk Hydro ASA - Aluminum Rolling Business 2021-03-05 1.6B EUR Divestiture
Oslo, Norway
Libertas Copper LLC 2020-12-23 - Secondary Buyout
Leetsdale, Pennsylvania · www.husseycopper.com
Garrett Motion, Inc. 2020-09-20 2.1B USD Going Private
Rolle, Switzerland · www.garrettmotion.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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
International Equipment Solutions LLC 2011-09-07 International Equipment Solutions LLC - IES Attachments Business 2018-08-07 1
Lexington, Kentucky · www.iesholdings.com Lexington, Kentucky
International Equipment Solutions LLC 2011-09-07 Siac do Brasil, Ltda. 2012-06-04 2
Lexington, Kentucky · www.iesholdings.com Guaranésia, Brazil · www.siac.com.br

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 7 (32%) 1.9B (17%) 10 (20%) 2.3B (19%)
Automotive 4 (18%) 2.1B (19%) 8 (16%) 2.1B (17%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (5%) - 4 (8%) -
Metals/Mining 2 (9%) 1.6B (14%) 3 (6%) 1.6B (13%)
Consumer Products 1 (5%) 490M (4%) 3 (6%) 915M (7%)
Machinery 1 (5%) 550M (5%) 3 (6%) 550M (5%)
Forest Products - - 3 (6%) -
Packaging 1 (5%) 2.5B (23%) 2 (4%) 2.5B (21%)
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (4%) -
Food 1 (5%) 1.7B (15%) 1 (2%) 1.7B (14%)
Construction 1 (5%) 290M (3%) 1 (2%) 290M (2%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) 180M (1%)
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) 94M (1%)
Electronics - - 1 (2%) 10M (< 1%)
Beverages - - 1 (2%) -
Building Materials 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Business Services - - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Engineering 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 22 $11.1B 49 $12.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 15 (68%) 4.9B (44%) 38 (78%) 6.0B (49%)
  Illinois 3 (14%) 2.2B (20%) 5 (10%) 2.6B (21%)
  Texas 2 (9%) 85M (1%) 3 (6%) 85M (1%)
  Pennsylvania 2 (9%) - 3 (6%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (5%) 550M (5%) 3 (6%) 550M (5%)
  North Carolina - - 3 (6%) 274M (2%)
  New York 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Missouri 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Indiana 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (4%) -
  Maryland 1 (5%) 1.8B (16%) 1 (2%) 1.8B (15%)
  Iowa 1 (5%) 290M (3%) 1 (2%) 290M (2%)
  Kentucky 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  California - - 1 (2%) 425M (3%)
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) 10M (< 1%)
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) -
  Montana - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Florida - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (2%) -
Switzerland 2 (9%) 4.6B (42%) 2 (4%) 4.6B (38%)
Italy 2 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
Canada 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Alberta 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Manitoba - - 1 (2%) -
France 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Norway 1 (5%) 1.6B (14%) 1 (2%) 1.6B (13%)
Germany - - 1 (2%) -
Ireland - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 15 (68%) 4.9B (44%) 38 (78%) 6.0B (49%)
Cross-border 7 (32%) 6.2B (56%) 11 (22%) 6.2B (51%)
Total 22 $11.1B 49 $12.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 9 (41%) 8.5B (76%) 21 (43%) 9.5B (78%)
Secondary Buyout 5 (23%) - 8 (16%) 94M (1%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (9%) - 7 (14%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 2 (9%) 550M (5%) 3 (6%) 550M (5%)
Recapitalization - - 3 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 3 (6%) -
Going Private 1 (5%) 2.1B (19%) 1 (2%) 2.1B (17%)
Acquisition Financing 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Consolidation 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 22 $11.1B 49 $12.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (34%) 110M (2%)
Trade Sale 9 (31%) 338M (5%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (28%) 6.6B (94%)
IPO 1 (3%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Total 29 $7.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
UBS Investment Bank
4
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
3
Lincoln International
2
Legal Deals
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
30
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
3
Jenner & Block LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $9.7B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.3B
< $100M 3 $189M
TOTAL $12.2B
Largest Crown Holdings - EMEA Food and Consumer Packaging Business
$2.5B (2021-04-08)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $4.7B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.3B
TOTAL $7.0B
Largest DexKo Global, Inc.
$3.4B (2021-07-05)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
7 (14%)
Strategic(s)
43%
21 (43%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
34%
10 (34%)
Strategic(s)
62%
18 (62%)

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