Madison Dearborn Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Madison Dearborn Partners has acquired 11 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Madison Dearborn Partners’ most common sectors for investment arecommunications (10%) and information technology (10%) . 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 25 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 8 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 Activity157
    • M&A Buy Activity90
    • M&A Sell Activity67
  • Total Sectors Invested 34
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 94
  • M&A Advisors 33

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (3.6/yr) # 72 5 3 6 2 2 90
vol $44.3B $282M $1.4B $1.8B $47.8B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 57 2 3 2 - 3 67
vol $43.2B $411M $750M $4.0B $48.4B
  157

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Alcami Corp., Inc. 2022-11-08 - Secondary Buyout
Wilmington, North Carolina · www.alcaminow.com
EVO Payments, Inc. 2022-08-01 4.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.evopayments.com
Unison Software, Inc. 2022-07-12 - Secondary Buyout
Dulles, Virginia · www.unisonglobal.com
BlueCat Networks, Inc. 2022-06-23 - Secondary Buyout
Toronto, Ontario · www.bluecatnetworks.com
MoneyGram International, Inc. 2022-02-15 1.8B USD Going Private
Dallas, Texas · www.moneygram.com
Zilliant, Inc. 2021-12-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Austin, Texas · www.zilliant.com
ARCH Precision Components Corp. 2021-04-19 - Divestiture
Livonia, Michigan
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Carnegie Learning, Inc. 2020-10-22 MUSE Virtual 2022-11-15 2
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.carnegielearning.com Calabasas, California
Amynta Agency, Inc. 2017-11-06 iFIT Health & Fitness, Inc. 2022-09-13 8
New York, New York · www.amyntagroup.com Logan, Utah · www.ifit.com
The Topps Co., Inc. 2007-10-12 The Topps Co. - Sports and Entertainment Division 2022-01-04 1
New York, New York · www.topps.com New York, New York
Amynta Agency, Inc. 2017-11-06 Scion Underwriting Services 2021-07-01 7
New York, New York · www.amyntagroup.com Dallas, Texas · www.scionunderwriting.com
Navacord, Inc. 2018-07-04 Owens MacFadyen Group, Inc. - Group Benefits & Pension Division 2021-06-10 18
Toronto, Ontario · www.navacord.com Halifax, Nova Scotia
National Financial Partners Corp. 2013-04-15 A.D. Martin Commercial Insurance Services - P&C Brokerage Client Accounts 2021-01-28 116
New York, New York · www.nfp.com Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Navisite, LLC 2018-04-18 Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc. 2021-01-06 6
Warrendale, Pennsylvania · www.navisite.com Charlotte, North Carolina · www.velocitycloud.com
Amynta Agency, Inc. 2017-11-06 Houston International Insurance - Workers Compensation Book 2020-09-02 6
New York, New York · www.amyntagroup.com Houston, Texas
Amynta Agency, Inc. 2017-11-06 Amynta Surety Solutions 2020-07-16 5
New York, New York · www.amyntagroup.com Glastonbury, Connecticut
SIRVA, Inc. 2018-05-23 Realogy Holdings Corp. - Global Cartus Relocation Business 2019-11-07 2
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois · www.sirva.com , New Jersey

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 1 (4%) - 9 (10%) 5.6B (12%)
Information Technology 3 (11%) - 9 (10%) 1.0B (2%)
Financial Services 1 (4%) 1.8B (26%) 6 (7%) 7.6B (16%)
Insurance 6 (21%) 2.7B (39%) 6 (7%) 2.7B (6%)
Software 4 (14%) - 6 (7%) 220M (< 1%)
Retail - - 5 (6%) 1.4B (3%)
Internet Software and Services 3 (11%) 625M (9%) 5 (6%) 625M (1%)
Packaging 1 (4%) 746M (11%) 3 (3%) 1.7B (3%)
Distribution 2 (7%) 715M (10%) 3 (3%) 715M (1%)
Consumer Products 1 (4%) 385M (5%) 3 (3%) 680M (1%)
Restaurants - - 3 (3%) -
Media - - 2 (2%) 15.2B (32%)
Life Science - - 2 (2%) 1.6B (3%)
Manufacturing 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) 505M (1%)
Business Services 2 (7%) - 2 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (2%) -
Food - - 2 (2%) -
Forest Products - - 2 (2%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (2%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (1%) 7.3B (15%)
Publishing - - 1 (1%) 630M (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 $7.0B 90 $47.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 22 (79%) 6.0B (85%) 76 (84%) 40.3B (84%)
  Illinois 3 (11%) 715M (10%) 12 (13%) 14.3B (30%)
  New York 4 (14%) 2.8B (40%) 10 (11%) 16.5B (35%)
  California 2 (7%) - 8 (9%) -
  Texas 4 (14%) 1.8B (26%) 7 (8%) 3.3B (7%)
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 6 (7%) 915M (2%)
  Pennsylvania 2 (7%) - 3 (3%) -
  Michigan 2 (7%) - 3 (3%) -
  Virginia 1 (4%) - 3 (3%) 200M (< 1%)
  Ohio - - 3 (3%) 295M (1%)
  Florida 1 (4%) 625M (9%) 2 (2%) 625M (1%)
  Utah 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Louisiana 1 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (2%) 1.4B (3%)
  Tennessee - - 2 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (1%) 1.6B (3%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (1%) 630M (1%)
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) 505M (1%)
  Arizona - - 1 (1%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (1%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 3 (11%) 746M (11%) 6 (7%) 1.6B (3%)
  Ontario 2 (7%) - 5 (6%) 836M (2%)
  Quebec 1 (4%) 746M (11%) 1 (1%) 746M (2%)
United Kingdom 2 (7%) - 3 (3%) -
Ireland 1 (4%) 282M (4%) 1 (1%) 282M (1%)
Luxembourg - - 1 (1%) 4.5B (9%)
Italy - - 1 (1%) 1.1B (2%)
Argentina - - 1 (1%) -
Finland - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 22 (79%) 6.0B (85%) 76 (84%) 40.3B (84%)
Cross-border 6 (21%) 1.0B (15%) 14 (16%) 7.5B (16%)
Total 28 $7.0B 90 $47.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (18%) - 28 (31%) 8.1B (17%)
Secondary Buyout 10 (36%) 282M (4%) 20 (22%) 3.2B (7%)
Stake Purchase - - 11 (12%) -
Going Private 5 (18%) 4.9B (69%) 8 (9%) 31.6B (66%)
Divestiture 3 (11%) 1.9B (27%) 8 (9%) 2.6B (5%)
Growth Capital 5 (18%) - 8 (9%) 220M (< 1%)
Venture - - 4 (4%) -
Recapitalization - - 2 (2%) 2.1B (4%)
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Total 28 $7.0B 90 $47.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 23 (34%) 23.3B (51%)
IPO 17 (25%) -
Secondary Sale 13 (19%) 16.2B (35%)
Trade Sale 6 (9%) 6.5B (14%)
Bankruptcy 5 (7%) -
Sold to Management 2 (3%) -
Merger 1 (1%) -
Total 67 $46.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
7
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
6
Barclays Investment Bank
6
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
31
Ropes & Gray LLP
2
Latham & Watkins
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 11 $41.1B
$100M to $1B 13 $6.7B
TOTAL $47.8B
Largest Univision Communications, Inc.
$13.7B (2007-03-27)
sell # Total
> $1B 13 $42.4B
$100M to $1B 10 $5.8B
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $48.4B
Largest Intelsat Global SA
$13.6B (2008-02-04)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
22%
20 (22%)
Strategic(s)
10%
9 (10%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
18%
12 (18%)
Strategic(s)
45%
30 (45%)

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