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.
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In the last 3 years, Madison Dearborn Partners has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.
Madison Dearborn Partners’ most common sectors for investment are communications (12%) and retail (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, Madison Dearborn Partners has invested in 24 US states and 7 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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