MacAndrews & Forbes Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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MacAndrews & Forbes has acquired 16 companies. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 assets.

MacAndrews & Forbes’ largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Deluxe Entertainment Services Group for $745M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 1988, when it sold Technicolor SA to Carlton Communications for $780M. MacAndrews & Forbes has acquired in 10 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (20%) and consumer products (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity23
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

MacAndrews & Forbes Inc.

35 East 62nd Street,
New York, New York 10065
United States,
(212) 572-8600
www.macandrewsandforbes.com

MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated owns and operates a diverse array of businesses, tapping into the broad expertise of its management team to support the delivery of best in class products and services to end users and consumers all over the world. MacAndrews & Forbes’ businesses span a wide range of industries, from global leaders in cosmetics and digital entertainment to biotechnology and military equipment.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 15 - - - - - 15
vol $1.4B $1.4B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 5 1 1 1 - - 8
vol $796M $796M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
AM General LLC 2020-07-22 - Secondary Buyout
South Bend, Indiana · www.amgeneral.com
Scantron, Inc. 2019-12-04 - Divestiture
Eagan, Minnesota · www.scantron.com
Panavision, Inc. 2018-09-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Woodland Hills, California · www.panastore.com
AlliedBarton Security Services LLC 2008-08-01 - Divestiture
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania · www.alliedbarton.com
Scantron, Inc. 2007-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Eagan, Minnesota · www.scantron.com
Panavision, Inc. 2006-01-01 350M USD Add-on Acquisition
Woodland Hills, California · www.panastore.com
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc. 2005-12-28 745M USD Add-on Acquisition
Hollywood, California · www.bydeluxe.com
Vericast 2005-01-01 - Stake Purchase
San Antonio, Texas · www.harlandclarke.com
AM General LLC 2004-08-11 - Joint Venture
South Bend, Indiana · www.amgeneral.com
Light & Wonder, Inc. 2003-10-10 - Stake Purchase
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.lnw.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc. 2005-12-28 Company 3 LLC 2020-11-06 2
Hollywood, California · www.bydeluxe.com Santa Monica, California · www.company3.com
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc. 2005-12-28 Deluxe Media Inc. 2020-07-01 1
Hollywood, California · www.bydeluxe.com Burbank, California · www.bydeluxe.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Media 3 (20%) 745M (55%) 2 (25%) 780M (98%)
Consumer Products 3 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
Automotive 1 (7%) - 1 (13%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (7%) 350M (26%) 1 (13%) -
Financial Services 1 (7%) - 1 (13%) 16M (2%)
Safety/Security 1 (7%) 268M (20%) 1 (13%) -
Software 1 (7%) - 1 (13%) -
Gaming 1 (7%) - - -
Healthcare Services 1 (7%) - - -
Life Science 1 (7%) - - -
Marketing 1 (7%) - - -
Total 15 $1.4B 8 $796M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 14 1.4B 7 16M
  California 3 1.1B 2 16M
  New York 2 - - -
  Minnesota 1 - 1 -
  Indiana 1 - 1 -
  Florida 1 - 1 -
  Pennsylvania 1 268M 1 -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Nevada 1 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
France 1 - 1 780M
Domestic 14 (93%) 1.4B (100%) 7 (88%) 16M (2%)
Cross-border 1 (7%) - 1 (13%) 780M (98%)
Total 15 $1.4B 8 $796M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.4B
TOTAL $1.4B
Largest Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc.
$745M (2005-12-28)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $780M
< $100M 1 $16M
TOTAL $796M
Largest Technicolor SA
$780M (1988-10-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
1 (7%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
2 (25%)
Strategic(s)
50%
4 (50%)

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