Madison Dearborn Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Madison Dearborn Partners has acquired 12 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Madison Dearborn Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (11%) and communications (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (32%) and secondary buyout (23%). 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 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). 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 Activity149
    • M&A Buy Activity86
    • M&A Sell Activity63
  • Total Sectors Invested 34
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 89
  • M&A Advisors 30

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # 67 5 5 3 6 - 86
vol $43.2B $1.2B $282M $1.4B $46.0B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 57 - 1 3 2 - 63
vol $43.2B $750M $44.0B
  149

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
American Broadband Communications LLC 2020-12-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sulphur, Louisiana · www.americanbroadband.com
Specialty Building Products LLC 2020-12-21 - Secondary Buyout
Duluth, Georgia · www.specialtybuildingproducts.com
Carnegie Learning, Inc. 2020-10-22 - Secondary Buyout
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.carnegielearning.com
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
National Financial Partners Corp. 2013-04-15 EdgeHill Insurance Brokers Ltd. 2021-01-14 94
New York, New York · www.nfp.com Toronto, Ontario · www.edgehillinsurance.com
Navisite, LLC 2018-04-18 Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc. 2021-01-06 5
Warrendale, Pennsylvania · www.navisite.com Charlotte, North Carolina · www.velocitycloud.com
InMoment, Inc. 2019-05-15 Wootric 2021-01-06 2
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.inmoment.com San Francisco, California · www.wootric.com
LinQuest Corp. 2018-05-29 TMC Design Corp. 2021-01-05 2
Los Angeles, California · www.linquest.com Las Cruces, New Mexico · www.tmcdesign.com
National Financial Partners Corp. 2013-04-15 Ogilvy Insurance 2020-11-24 93
New York, New York · www.nfp.com Westmount, Quebec · www.ogilvy.ca
National Financial Partners Corp. 2013-04-15 Insurance Specialty Group LLC 2020-10-29 92
New York, New York · www.nfp.com Atlanta, Georgia · www.insurancespecialtygroup.com
National Financial Partners Corp. 2013-04-15 Ernest R. Shaw Ltd. 2020-10-12 91
New York, New York · www.nfp.com Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.ernestrshaw.com
National Financial Partners Corp. 2013-04-15 Santa Maria & Co. 2020-10-07 90
New York, New York · www.nfp.com Walnut Creek, California · www.smcrisk.com
AEVEX Aerospace 2020-03-09 IKHANA Group LLC 2020-10-05 2
Solana Beach, California · www.aevex.com Murrieta, California · www.ikhanagroup.com
AEVEX Aerospace 2020-03-09 Geodetics, Inc. 2020-10-05 1
Solana Beach, California · www.aevex.com San Diego, California · www.geodetics.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 1 (4%) - 9 (10%) 5.6B (12%)
Information Technology 5 (18%) - 9 (10%) 1.0B (2%)
Insurance 6 (21%) 2.7B (53%) 6 (7%) 2.7B (6%)
Financial Services - - 5 (6%) 5.8B (13%)
Retail - - 5 (6%) 1.4B (3%)
Software 2 (7%) - 4 (5%) 220M (< 1%)
Internet Software and Services 2 (7%) - 4 (5%) -
Packaging 1 (4%) 746M (14%) 3 (3%) 1.7B (4%)
Distribution 2 (7%) 715M (14%) 3 (3%) 715M (2%)
Consumer Products 1 (4%) 385M (7%) 3 (3%) 680M (1%)
Healthcare Services 1 (4%) 625M (12%) 3 (3%) 625M (1%)
Restaurants - - 3 (3%) -
Media - - 2 (2%) 15.2B (33%)
Life Science 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) 1.6B (3%)
Business Services 2 (7%) - 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%) -
Education 1 (4%) - 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 28 $5.2B 86 $46.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 20 (71%) 4.2B (80%) 72 (84%) 38.5B (84%)
  Illinois 3 (11%) 715M (14%) 12 (14%) 14.3B (31%)
  New York 4 (14%) 2.8B (54%) 10 (12%) 16.5B (36%)
  California 2 (7%) - 8 (9%) -
  Georgia 2 (7%) - 6 (7%) 915M (2%)
  Texas 2 (7%) - 5 (6%) 1.5B (3%)
  Pennsylvania 2 (7%) - 3 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 3 (3%) 1.4B (3%)
  Ohio - - 3 (3%) 295M (1%)
  Florida 1 (4%) 625M (12%) 2 (2%) 625M (1%)
  Utah 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Michigan 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Louisiana 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%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (1%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 4 (14%) 746M (14%) 6 (7%) 1.6B (3%)
  Ontario 3 (11%) - 5 (6%) 836M (2%)
  Quebec 1 (4%) 746M (14%) 1 (1%) 746M (2%)
United Kingdom 2 (7%) - 3 (3%) -
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 20 (71%) 4.2B (80%) 72 (84%) 38.5B (84%)
Cross-border 8 (29%) 1.0B (20%) 14 (16%) 7.5B (16%)
Total 28 $5.2B 86 $46.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (14%) - 27 (31%) 8.1B (18%)
Secondary Buyout 11 (39%) 282M (5%) 19 (22%) 3.2B (7%)
Stake Purchase 2 (7%) - 12 (14%) -
Growth Capital 5 (18%) - 8 (9%) 220M (< 1%)
Going Private 4 (14%) 3.1B (59%) 7 (8%) 29.8B (65%)
Divestiture 2 (7%) 1.9B (36%) 7 (8%) 2.6B (6%)
Venture - - 4 (5%) -
Recapitalization - - 2 (2%) 2.1B (5%)
Total 28 $5.2B 86 $46.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 21 (33%) 18.9B (45%)
IPO 17 (27%) -
Secondary Sale 11 (17%) 16.2B (39%)
Trade Sale 6 (10%) 6.5B (16%)
Bankruptcy 5 (8%) -
Sold to Management 2 (3%) -
Merger 1 (2%) -
Total 63 $41.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
6
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
6
Barclays Investment Bank
5
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
26
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
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $44.0B
Largest Intelsat Global SA
$13.6B (2008-02-04)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
75%
24 (75%)
Strategic(s)
25%
8 (25%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
34%
15 (34%)
Strategic(s)
66%
29 (66%)

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