Macquarie Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Macquarie Capital has acquired 9 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Macquarie Capital’s most common sectors for investment are financial services (20%) and aerospace (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%) and growth capital (20%). In total, Macquarie Capital has invested in 6 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired Apache Energy Limited for $2.1B.

In the last 3 years, Macquarie Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%). Macquarie Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Techem for $5.2B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 2

Macquarie Capital

50 Martin Place,
Sydney, 2000
Australia
+61 2 8232 3333
www.macquarie.com/us/about/company/macquarie-capital/

Macquarie Capital is the principal investing arm of financial services company Macquarie Group. Macquarie Capital has global capability in advisory, capital raising services, and provides clients with specialist expertise, advice and flexible capital solutions across a range of sectors and products including investing alongside partners and clients. Macquarie Capital is based in Sydney, Australia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Consumer Products, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Information Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Oil/Gas Exploration

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific, Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 6 1 2 7 2 2 20
vol $2.5B $650M $1.7B $4.9B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 - 3 - - - 4
vol $6.9B $6.9B
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Wavenet Ltd. 2021-05-20 - Secondary Buyout
Solihull, United Kingdom · www.wavenetuk.com
Premier Technical Services Group Ltd. 2021-05-17 - Growth Capital
Castleford, United Kingdom · www.ptsg.co.uk
Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. 2020-12-03 1.7B USD Going Private
Overland Park, Kansas · www.waddell.com
Multifuels Midstream Group LLC 2020-04-30 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.multifuels.com
BioCow Ltd. 2019-11-18 - Growth Capital
Wisbech, United Kingdom · www.biocow.co.uk
Dovel Technologies 2019-05-06 - Growth Capital
McLean, Virginia · www.doveltech.com
Foresters Financial - Mutual Fund Management Business 2019-04-09 - Divestiture
Toronto, Ontario
AirMap 2019-02-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Santa Monica, California · www.airmap.com
Envoy There Envoy Technologies) 2019-02-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Culver City, California · www.envoythere.com
Teralytic 2019-02-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.teralytic.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Penn Foster Education Group, Inc. 2018-05-01 Ashworth College 2019-02-06 2
Scranton, Pennsylvania · www.pennfoster.edu Norcross, Georgia · www.ashworthcollege.edu

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 3 (18%) 1.7B (35%) 4 (20%) 1.7B (35%)
Aerospace 2 (12%) 650M (14%) 2 (10%) 650M (13%)
Retail 1 (6%) 340M (7%) 2 (10%) 403M (8%)
Business Services 1 (6%) - 2 (10%) -
Communications 2 (12%) - 2 (10%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (12%) - 2 (10%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (6%) 2.1B (44%) 1 (5%) 2.1B (43%)
Automotive 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Education 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Information Technology 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 17 $4.8B 20 $4.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (47%) 1.7B (35%) 8 (40%) 1.7B (35%)
  California 3 (18%) - 3 (15%) -
  Kansas 1 (6%) 1.7B (35%) 1 (5%) 1.7B (35%)
  Virginia 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Texas 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  New York 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
United Kingdom 4 (24%) - 5 (25%) -
Australia 2 (12%) 2.4B (51%) 3 (15%) 2.5B (52%)
Ireland 1 (6%) 650M (14%) 1 (5%) 650M (13%)
Canada 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Ontario 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Poland 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Germany - - 1 (5%) -
Total 17 $4.8B 20 $4.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (24%) 340M (7%) 7 (35%) 403M (8%)
Growth Capital 4 (24%) - 4 (20%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (24%) - 4 (20%) -
Divestiture 2 (12%) 2.1B (44%) 2 (10%) 2.1B (43%)
Going Private 1 (6%) 1.7B (35%) 1 (5%) 1.7B (35%)
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (6%) 650M (14%) 1 (5%) 650M (13%)
Venture 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 17 $4.8B 20 $4.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (100%) 6.9B (100%)
Total 4 $6.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Macquarie Capital
1
Legal Deals
Allen & Overy LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $3.8B
$100M to $1B 2 $990M
< $100M 1 $63M
TOTAL $4.9B
Largest Apache Energy Limited
$2.1B (2015-06-05)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $6.9B
TOTAL $6.9B
Largest Techem GmbH
$5.2B (2018-05-25)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
4 (20%)
Strategic(s)
10%
2 (10%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
100%
4 (100%)
Strategic(s)
25%
1 (25%)

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