Madison Dearborn Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Madison Dearborn Partners has acquired 14 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Madison Dearborn Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (11%) and communications (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%) and secondary buyout (22%). In total, Madison Dearborn Partners has invested in 24 US states and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Univision Communications for $13.7B.

In the last 3 years, Madison Dearborn Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (44%). Madison Dearborn Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Intelsat Global SA for $13.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity146
    • M&A Buy Activity84
    • M&A Sell Activity62
  • Total Sectors Invested 33
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 89
  • M&A Advisors 29

Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

70 W. Madison, Suite 4600,
Chicago, Illinois 60602
United States
(312) 895-1000
www.mdcp.com
info@mdcp.com

Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP) is a large private equity firm that targets buyouts of private or publicly held companies, divestitures of larger companies, recapitalizations of family-owned or closely-held companies, acquisition-oriented financings, and financings to fund internal growth. MDP's target investment size is $100 to $600 million in buyout oriented transactions and $100 to $400 million in growth capital commitments. Areas of interest include basic industries (natural resources, chemicals, energy and power, automotive, building products, food, metals and mining, refining, paper, packaging and forest products, and general manufacturing), as well as communications, consumer products/services, financial services, and healthcare. Madison Dearborn Partners was formed in 1992 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Publishing, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Retail, Software, Staffing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 100 600
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (4.0/yr) # 64 3 5 5 3 4 84
vol $43.2B $1.2B $282M $1.4B $46.0B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 54 3 - 1 3 1 62
vol $39.7B $3.5B $750M $43.9B
  146

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
IPL Plastics Plc 2020-07-29 746M CAD Going Private
Montreal, Quebec · www.iplglobal.com
Benefytt Technologies, Inc. 2020-07-13 625M USD Going Private
Tampa, Florida · www.benefytt.com
EVO Payments, Inc. 2020-03-29 - Stake Purchase
Atlanta, Georgia · www.evopayments.com
AEVEX Aerospace 2020-03-09 - Secondary Buyout
Solana Beach, California · www.aevex.com
Univision Communications, Inc. 2020-02-25 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.univision.com
Arachas Corporate Brokers Ltd. 2019-12-02 282M EUR Secondary Buyout
Dublin, Ireland · www.arachas.ie
InMoment, Inc. 2019-05-15 - Secondary Buyout
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.inmoment.com
Lightspeed Systems, Inc. 2019-03-29 - Growth Capital
Austin, Texas · www.lightspeedsystems.com
Option Care Enterprises, Inc. 2019-03-15 - Merger
Buffalo Grove, Illinois · www.optioncare.com
Things Remembered, Inc. 2019-02-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Highland Heights, Ohio · www.thingsremembered.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
National Financial Partners Corp. 2013-04-15 McKinley & DiMarco Insurance Services, Inc. 2020-09-08 87
New York, New York · www.nfp.com Austin, Texas · www.mditx.com
Amynta Agency, Inc. 2017-11-06 Houston International Insurance - Workers Compensation Book 2020-09-02 5
New York, New York · www.amyntagroup.com Houston, Texas
National Financial Partners Corp. 2013-04-15 HMP Insurance & Pension Advisors Ltd. 2020-08-18 86
New York, New York · www.nfp.com Dublin, Ireland · www.hmpfinance.ie
National Financial Partners Corp. 2013-04-15 EFG&M Management LLC 2020-08-17 85
New York, New York · www.nfp.com Austin, Texas
The Ardonagh Group 2017-05-09 Thames Underwriting Ltd. 2020-08-17 1
Jersey, United Kingdom · www.ardonagh.com Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom · www.thamesunderwriting.com
National Financial Partners Corp. 2013-04-15 Reilly Benefits, Inc. 2020-08-05 84
New York, New York · www.nfp.com Churchton, Maryland · www.reillybenefits.com
National Financial Partners Corp. 2013-04-15 Rose & Kiernan, Inc. 2020-08-03 83
New York, New York · www.nfp.com East Greenbush, New York · www.rkinsurance.com
Amynta Agency, Inc. 2017-11-06 Pivotal Solutions 2020-07-22 4
New York, New York · www.amyntagroup.com Fishers, Indiana · www.psportal.com
Amynta Agency, Inc. 2017-11-06 Amynta Surety Solutions 2020-07-16 3
New York, New York · www.amyntagroup.com Glastonbury, Connecticut
National Financial Partners Corp. 2013-04-15 Leavitt Insurance Agency of San Diego, Inc. 2020-06-22 82
New York, New York · www.nfp.com San Diego, California

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 5 (19%) - 9 (11%) 1.0B (2%)
Communications - - 8 (10%) 5.6B (12%)
Insurance 6 (23%) 2.7B (53%) 6 (7%) 2.7B (6%)
Financial Services - - 5 (6%) 5.8B (13%)
Retail - - 5 (6%) 1.4B (3%)
Software 2 (8%) - 4 (5%) 220M (< 1%)
Internet Software and Services 2 (8%) - 4 (5%) -
Packaging 1 (4%) 746M (14%) 3 (4%) 1.7B (4%)
Distribution 2 (8%) 715M (14%) 3 (4%) 715M (2%)
Consumer Products 1 (4%) 385M (7%) 3 (4%) 680M (1%)
Healthcare Services 1 (4%) 625M (12%) 3 (4%) 625M (1%)
Restaurants - - 3 (4%) -
Media - - 2 (2%) 15.2B (33%)
Life Science 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) 1.6B (3%)
Business Services 2 (8%) - 2 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (2%) -
Food - - 2 (2%) -
Forest Products 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (2%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (1%) 7.3B (16%)
Publishing - - 1 (1%) 630M (1%)
Manufacturing - - 1 (1%) 505M (1%)
Marine - - 1 (1%) 340M (1%)
Aerospace 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Beverages - - 1 (1%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Information Services - - 1 (1%) -
Infrastructure - - 1 (1%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 26 $5.2B 84 $46.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 18 (69%) 4.2B (80%) 70 (83%) 38.5B (84%)
  Illinois 3 (12%) 715M (14%) 12 (14%) 14.3B (31%)
  New York 4 (15%) 2.8B (54%) 10 (12%) 16.5B (36%)
  California 2 (8%) - 8 (10%) -
  Georgia 2 (8%) - 6 (7%) 915M (2%)
  Texas 2 (8%) - 5 (6%) 1.5B (3%)
  Massachusetts - - 3 (4%) 1.4B (3%)
  Ohio - - 3 (4%) 295M (1%)
  Florida 1 (4%) 625M (12%) 2 (2%) 625M (1%)
  Utah 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Michigan 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (2%) 200M (< 1%)
  Tennessee - - 2 (2%) -
  North Carolina 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (1%) 1.6B (3%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (1%) 630M (1%)
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) 505M (1%)
  Oklahoma - - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (1%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (1%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (1%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 4 (15%) 746M (14%) 6 (7%) 1.6B (3%)
  Ontario 3 (12%) - 5 (6%) 836M (2%)
  Quebec 1 (4%) 746M (14%) 1 (1%) 746M (2%)
United Kingdom 2 (8%) - 3 (4%) -
Ireland 1 (4%) 282M (5%) 1 (1%) 282M (1%)
Finland 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (1%) 4.5B (10%)
Italy - - 1 (1%) 1.1B (2%)
Argentina - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 18 (69%) 4.2B (80%) 70 (83%) 38.5B (84%)
Cross-border 8 (31%) 1.0B (20%) 14 (17%) 7.5B (16%)
Total 26 $5.2B 84 $46.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (12%) - 26 (31%) 8.1B (18%)
Secondary Buyout 10 (38%) 282M (5%) 18 (21%) 3.2B (7%)
Stake Purchase 2 (8%) - 12 (14%) -
Growth Capital 5 (19%) - 8 (10%) 220M (< 1%)
Going Private 4 (15%) 3.1B (59%) 7 (8%) 29.8B (65%)
Divestiture 2 (8%) 1.9B (36%) 7 (8%) 2.6B (6%)
Venture - - 4 (5%) -
Recapitalization - - 2 (2%) 2.1B (5%)
Total 26 $5.2B 84 $46.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 21 (34%) 18.9B (45%)
IPO 17 (27%) -
Secondary Sale 10 (16%) 16.1B (39%)
Trade Sale 6 (10%) 6.5B (16%)
Bankruptcy 5 (8%) -
Sold to Management 2 (3%) -
Merger 1 (2%) -
Total 62 $41.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
6
Barclays Investment Bank
5
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
5
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
24
Ropes & Gray LLP
2
Latham & Watkins
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 10 $39.3B
$100M to $1B 13 $6.7B
TOTAL $46.0B
Largest Univision Communications, Inc.
$13.7B (2007-03-27)
sell # Total
> $1B 12 $38.4B
$100M to $1B 9 $5.4B
TOTAL $43.9B
Largest Intelsat Global SA
$13.6B (2008-02-04)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
74%
23 74%
Strategic(s)
26%
8 26%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
14 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
29 67%

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