KSL Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, KSL Capital Partners has acquired 10 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

KSL Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment areleisure (86%) and consumer services (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (41%) and growth capital (23%). In total, KSL Capital Partners has invested in 14 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Four Seasons Hotels for $3.8B.

In the last 3 years, KSL Capital Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (73%). KSL Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Apple Leisure Group for $2.7B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity67
    • M&A Buy Activity49
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 8

KSL Capital Partners LLC

100 St. Paul St., Suite 800,
Denver, Colorado 80206
United States
(720) 284-6400
www.kslcapital.com
prospects@kslcapital.com

KSL Capital Partners LLC is a specialist private equity firm that makes investments in travel and leisure businesses. Areas of interest include hospitality, recreation, clubs, real estate and travel services. KSL is a hands-on investor, with a strong interest in pursuing under-managed or under-capitalized businesses where the firm can unlock hidden value. KSL Capital Partners is the successor investment vehicle to KSL Recreation Corporation, a former portfolio company of KKR. KSL Capital Partners LLC was founded in 2005 and is based at Denver, Colorado with additional offices in New York, New York and London, United Kingdom.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Leisure

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 400
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (4.0/yr) # 29 5 2 10 3 - 49
vol $6.4B $79M $6.5B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 14 - - 4 - - 18
vol $493M $3.1B $3.6B
  67

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Marram Montauk 2022-05-22 79M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Montauk, New York · www.marrammontauk.com
The Pig Hotels 2022-03-31 - Growth Capital
Hampshire, United Kingdom · www.thepighotel.com
Silverado Resort and Spa 2022-02-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Napa Valley, California · www.silveradoresort.com
Bicycle Street Inn & Suites 2021-12-31 - Divestiture
Mackinac Island, Michigan · www.bicyclestreet.com
Eden Hotels 2021-12-17 - Growth Capital
Amsterdam, Denmark · www.edenhotels.nl
Davenport Hotels 2021-12-07 - Divestiture
Spokane, Washington · www.davenporthotelcollection.com
Ross Aviation LLC 2021-11-16 - Divestiture
Denver, Colorado · www.rossaviation.com
The Belfry 2021-11-11 - Secondary Buyout
West Midlands, United Kingdom · www.thebelfry.com
Four Points by Sheraton 2021-10-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sydney, Australia · www.four-points.marriott.com
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort 2021-09-23 270M USD Add-on Acquisition
Hollywood, Florida · www.margaritavillehollywoodbeachresort.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
WellBiz Brands, Inc. 2015-06-30 Drybar Holdings LLC - 141 Drybar shops 2021-02-11 3
Denver, Colorado · www.thewellnessleader.com Irvine, California

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Leisure 28 (80%) 5.5B (98%) 42 (86%) 6.3B (98%)
Consumer Services 4 (11%) 139M (2%) 4 (8%) 139M (2%)
Restaurants 2 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Aerospace 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 35 $5.6B 49 $6.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 25 (71%) 1.7B (31%) 36 (73%) 2.6B (39%)
  California 4 (11%) - 8 (16%) -
  Colorado 6 (17%) 1.5B (27%) 6 (12%) 1.5B (23%)
  Florida 5 (14%) - 6 (12%) 130M (2%)
  New York 3 (9%) 218M (4%) 3 (6%) 218M (3%)
  Michigan 2 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  Texas 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
  Arizona - - 2 (4%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Montana 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (2%) 703M (11%)
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 4 (11%) 108M (2%) 6 (12%) 108M (2%)
Australia 2 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Canada 1 (3%) 3.8B (68%) 1 (2%) 3.8B (59%)
  Ontario 1 (3%) 3.8B (68%) 1 (2%) 3.8B (59%)
France 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Denmark 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Thailand 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 25 (71%) 1.7B (31%) 36 (73%) 2.6B (39%)
Cross-border 10 (29%) 3.9B (69%) 13 (27%) 3.9B (61%)
Total 35 $5.6B 49 $6.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 11 (31%) 4.0B (71%) 20 (41%) 4.0B (62%)
Growth Capital 11 (31%) - 11 (22%) -
Divestiture 5 (14%) - 6 (12%) 130M (2%)
Secondary Buyout 4 (11%) - 6 (12%) -
Going Private 1 (3%) 1.5B (27%) 2 (4%) 2.2B (34%)
Add-on Acquisition 1 (3%) 139M (2%) 1 (2%) 139M (2%)
Acquisition Financing 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Joint Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 35 $5.6B 49 $6.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 8 (44%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (28%) 3.5B (96%)
Secondary Sale 3 (17%) -
Divestiture 1 (6%) 148M (4%)
IPO 1 (6%) -
Total 18 $3.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
3
Dentons
2
Ashurst LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $5.3B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.1B
< $100M 1 $79M
TOTAL $6.5B
Largest Four Seasons Hotels Ltd.
$3.8B (2007-02-12)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.7B
$100M to $1B 4 $911M
TOTAL $3.6B
Largest Apple Leisure Group
$2.7B (2021-08-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
12%
6 (12%)
Strategic(s)
12%
6 (12%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
17%
3 (17%)
Strategic(s)
78%
14 (78%)

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