Macquarie Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

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

Macquarie Capital’s most common sectors for investment arefinancial services (16%) and energy services and equipment (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, Macquarie Capital has invested in 6 US states and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2022 when it acquired National Grid - Gas Transmission & Metering Business for $14.8B.

In the last 3 years, Macquarie Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (67%). 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 Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (3.4/yr) # 8 2 7 2 2 4 25
vol $2.5B $650M $1.7B $17.6B $22.4B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 1 3 - - 2 - 6
vol $6.9B $6.9B
  31

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
National Grid - Gas Transmission & Metering Business 2022-03-27 14.8B GBP Divestiture
London, United Kingdom
Reden Solar 2022-03-07 2.8B EUR Secondary Buyout
Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, France · www.reden.solar
Roadchef Motorways Ltd. 2022-03-03 - Secondary Buyout
Cannock, United Kingdom · www.roadchef.com
Puget Holdings 2022-02-22 - Stake Purchase
New York, New York
AirMap, Inc. 2021-12-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Monica, California · www.airmap.com
Dovel Technologies 2021-09-08 - Add-on Acquisition
McLean, Virginia · www.doveltech.com
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
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Penn Foster Education Group, Inc. 2018-05-01 Career Step LLC 2021-10-13 3
Scranton, Pennsylvania · www.pennfoster.edu Provo, Utah · www.careerstep.com
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 (15%) 1.7B (8%) 4 (16%) 1.7B (8%)
Energy Services and Equipment 3 (15%) 14.8B (66%) 3 (12%) 14.8B (66%)
Aerospace 1 (5%) 650M (3%) 2 (8%) 650M (3%)
Retail 1 (5%) 340M (2%) 2 (8%) 403M (2%)
Business Services 1 (5%) - 2 (8%) -
Communications 2 (10%) - 2 (8%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (5%) 2.8B (13%) 1 (4%) 2.8B (13%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (5%) 2.1B (9%) 1 (4%) 2.1B (9%)
Automotive 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Media 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Restaurants 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Utilities 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 20 $22.4B 25 $22.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (35%) 1.7B (8%) 9 (36%) 1.7B (8%)
  California 2 (10%) - 3 (12%) -
  New York 2 (10%) - 2 (8%) -
  Kansas 1 (5%) 1.7B (8%) 1 (4%) 1.7B (8%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
  Texas 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (4%) -
United Kingdom 6 (30%) 14.8B (66%) 7 (28%) 14.8B (66%)
Australia 2 (10%) 2.4B (11%) 3 (12%) 2.5B (11%)
France 1 (5%) 2.8B (13%) 1 (4%) 2.8B (13%)
Ireland 1 (5%) 650M (3%) 1 (4%) 650M (3%)
Canada 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
  Ontario 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
South Korea 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Poland 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Germany - - 1 (4%) -
Total 20 $22.4B 25 $22.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (15%) 340M (2%) 7 (28%) 403M (2%)
Secondary Buyout 6 (30%) 2.8B (13%) 6 (24%) 2.8B (13%)
Growth Capital 3 (15%) - 4 (16%) -
Divestiture 3 (15%) 16.9B (75%) 3 (12%) 16.9B (75%)
Stake Purchase 2 (10%) - 2 (8%) -
Going Private 1 (5%) 1.7B (8%) 1 (4%) 1.7B (8%)
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (5%) 650M (3%) 1 (4%) 650M (3%)
Venture 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 20 $22.4B 25 $22.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (67%) 6.9B (100%)
Trade Sale 2 (33%) -
Total 6 $6.9B

Top M&A Advisors

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

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $21.4B
$100M to $1B 2 $990M
< $100M 1 $63M
TOTAL $22.4B
Largest National Grid - Gas Transmission & Metering Business
$14.8B (2022-03-27)
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)
24%
6 (24%)
Strategic(s)
12%
3 (12%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
67%
4 (67%)
Strategic(s)
50%
3 (50%)

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