Madison Dearborn Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Madison Dearborn Partners has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Madison Dearborn Partners’ most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (11%) and communications (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (32%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, Madison Dearborn Partners has invested in 26 US states and 9 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 (45%). 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 Activity167
    • M&A Buy Activity97
    • M&A Sell Activity70
  • Total Sectors Invested 35
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 88
  • M&A Advisors 35

Madison Dearborn Partners

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, Nordic

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 81 8 2 5 1 - 97
vol $44.3B $1.4B $1.8B $47.5B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 63 2 - 3 2 - 70
vol $44.4B $4.0B $14.7B $63.0B
  167

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
National Financial Partners Corp. 2023-12-20 13.4B USD Trade Sale
Austin, Texas · www.nfp.com
T2S LLC 2023-11-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Belcamp, Maryland · www.t2s-solutions.com
Syntellis Performance Solutions LLC 2023-08-08 1.3B USD Trade Sale
Chicago, Illinois · www.syntellis.com
Wilmington Trust - CIT Business 2022-12-19 - Divestiture
Wilmington, Delaware
Alcami Corp., Inc. 2022-11-08 - Secondary Sale
Wilmington, North Carolina · www.alcaminow.com
EVO Payments, Inc. 2022-08-01 4.0B USD Trade Sale
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 Sale
Toronto, Ontario · www.bluecatnetworks.com
Patriot Home Care, Inc. 2022-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania · www.patriothomecare.org
MoneyGram International, Inc. 2022-02-15 1.8B USD Going Private
Dallas, Texas · www.moneygram.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Amynta Agency, Inc. 2017-11-06 Ambridge Partners LLC 2023-01-09 10
New York, New York · www.amyntagroup.com New York, New York · www.ambridge-group.com
Carnegie Learning, Inc. 2020-10-22 MUSE Virtual 2022-11-15 3
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.carnegielearning.com Calabasas, California
Amynta Agency, Inc. 2017-11-06 iFIT Health & Fitness, Inc. 2022-09-13 9
New York, New York · www.amyntagroup.com Logan, Utah · www.ifit.com
The Ardonagh Group 2017-05-09 Lorega Ltd. 2022-07-05 7
Jersey, United Kingdom · www.ardonagh.com London, United States · www.lorega.com
The Bazooka Companies, Inc. 2007-10-12 The Topps Co. - Sports and Entertainment Division 2022-01-04 1
New York, New York · www.bazookacandybrands.com New York, New York
Amynta Agency, Inc. 2017-11-06 Scion Underwriting Services 2021-07-01 8
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 24
Toronto, Ontario · www.navacord.com Halifax, Nova Scotia
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 7
New York, New York · www.amyntagroup.com Houston, Texas
Amynta Agency, Inc. 2017-11-06 Amynta Surety Solutions 2020-07-16 6
New York, New York · www.amyntagroup.com Glastonbury, Connecticut

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 2 (6%) - 10 (10%) 5.6B (12%)
Information Technology 3 (10%) - 10 (10%) 1.0B (2%)
Financial Services 2 (6%) 1.8B (33%) 7 (7%) 7.6B (16%)
Software 4 (13%) - 6 (6%) 220M (< 1%)
Retail - - 5 (5%) 1.4B (3%)
Internet Software and Services 3 (10%) 625M (12%) 5 (5%) 625M (1%)
Healthcare Services 3 (10%) - 5 (5%) -
Insurance 3 (10%) 1.2B (21%) 4 (4%) 2.5B (5%)
Packaging 1 (3%) 746M (14%) 3 (3%) 1.7B (3%)
Distribution 1 (3%) 715M (13%) 3 (3%) 715M (2%)
Food 1 (3%) 385M (7%) 3 (3%) 385M (1%)
Business Services 3 (10%) - 3 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 3 (3%) -
Media - - 2 (2%) 15.2B (32%)
Life Science - - 2 (2%) 1.6B (3%)
Manufacturing 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) 505M (1%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (2%) 295M (1%)
Consumer Services - - 2 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (2%) -
Forest Products - - 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 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Beverages - - 1 (1%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Defense 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Information Services - - 1 (1%) -
Infrastructure - - 1 (1%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 31 $5.4B 97 $47.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 25 (81%) 4.7B (86%) 83 (86%) 40.3B (85%)
  Illinois 3 (10%) 715M (13%) 12 (12%) 14.0B (29%)
  Texas 5 (16%) 1.8B (33%) 10 (10%) 4.9B (10%)
  New York 3 (10%) 1.5B (28%) 9 (9%) 15.2B (32%)
  California 2 (6%) - 8 (8%) -
  Georgia - - 6 (6%) 915M (2%)
  Pennsylvania 3 (10%) - 4 (4%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) 1.4B (3%)
  Virginia 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) 200M (< 1%)
  Ohio - - 3 (3%) 295M (1%)
  Tennessee - - 3 (3%) -
  Florida 1 (3%) 625M (12%) 2 (2%) 625M (1%)
  Arizona 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Utah 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Michigan 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Maryland 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Louisiana 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Delaware 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (1%) 1.6B (3%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (1%) 630M (1%)
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) 505M (1%)
  Oklahoma - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (1%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 3 (10%) 746M (14%) 6 (6%) 1.6B (3%)
  Ontario 2 (6%) - 5 (5%) 836M (2%)
  Quebec 1 (3%) 746M (14%) 1 (1%) 746M (2%)
United Kingdom 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Australia 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Brazil 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (1%) 4.5B (9%)
Italy - - 1 (1%) 1.1B (2%)
Argentina - - 1 (1%) -
Finland - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 25 (81%) 4.7B (86%) 83 (86%) 40.3B (85%)
Cross-border 6 (19%) 746M (14%) 14 (14%) 7.2B (15%)
Total 31 $5.4B 97 $47.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (26%) - 31 (32%) 8.1B (17%)
Secondary Buyout 9 (29%) - 19 (20%) 2.9B (6%)
Stake Purchase 1 (3%) - 12 (12%) -
Divestiture 4 (13%) 1.9B (34%) 10 (10%) 2.6B (5%)
Growth Capital 5 (16%) - 9 (9%) 220M (< 1%)
Going Private 4 (13%) 3.6B (66%) 8 (8%) 31.6B (67%)
Venture - - 4 (4%) -
Recapitalization - - 3 (3%) 2.1B (4%)
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Total 31 $5.4B 97 $47.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 25 (36%) 37.9B (63%)
IPO 17 (24%) -
Secondary Sale 14 (20%) 16.2B (27%)
Trade Sale 6 (9%) 6.5B (11%)
Bankruptcy 5 (7%) -
Sold to Management 2 (3%) -
Merger 1 (1%) -
Total 70 $60.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
7
BofA Securities
6
Barclays Investment Bank
6
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis
32
Latham & Watkins
3
Covington & Burling LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 11 $41.1B
$100M to $1B 12 $6.4B
TOTAL $47.5B
Largest Univision Communications, Inc.
$13.7B (2007-03-27)
sell # Total
> $1B 15 $57.1B
$100M to $1B 10 $5.8B
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $63.0B
Largest Intelsat Global SA
$13.6B (2008-02-04)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
21%
20 (21%)
Strategic(s)
11%
11 (11%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
19%
13 (19%)
Strategic(s)
46%
32 (46%)

FAQ

When was Madison Dearborn Partners founded?

Madison Dearborn Partners was founded in 1992.

What type of investor is Madison Dearborn Partners?

Madison Dearborn Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is Madison Dearborn Partners headquartered?

Madison Dearborn Partners is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

How much capital does Madison Dearborn Partners have under management?

Madison Dearborn Partners has 28.0B USD under management.

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