M&A Deal Summary

Oak Hill Capital Partners Acquires Berlin Packaging

On October 6, 2014, private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners acquired packaging company Berlin Packaging from Investcorp International for 1.4B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Oak Hill Capital Partners’ 1st transaction in the Packaging sector.
  • This is Oak Hill Capital Partners’ 3rd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Oak Hill Capital Partners’ 42nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Oak Hill Capital Partners’ 1st transaction in Illinois.
Investment Fate
  • Berlin Packaging was recapitalized in 2021.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2014-10-06
Target Berlin Packaging
Sector Packaging
Buyer(s) Oak Hill Capital Partners
Sellers(s) Investcorp International
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 1.4B USD
Advisor(s) Barclays Investment Bank
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking (Financial)
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (Legal)

Target

Berlin Packaging

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Berlin Packaging is a supplier of custom and stock rigid packaging and related solutions to large and small customers nationwide in end markets such as food and beverage, household/personal care, healthcare, and chemicals. Berlin Packaging was founded in 1898 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Oak Hill Capital Partners

Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1986
PE ASSETS 9.5B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Oak Hill Capital Partners was originally formed as the private equity investment vehicle for Robert Bass and in 1999, opened up to outside investors and raised its first private equity fund. Oak Hill looks to invest in middle-market companies and focuses its efforts within six industry groups. The six groups include basic industries; business and financial services; consumer, retail, and distribution; healthcare; media and telecom; and technology. Oak Hill targets businesses with defensible business models, strong market positions, and 'best-in-class' management. Oak Hill Capital was formed in 1986 and has offices in Stamford, Connecticut; Menlo Park, California; and New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 49 of 67
Sector (Packaging) 1 of 3
Type (Secondary Buyout) 13 of 22
State (Illinois) 1 of 3
Country (United States) 42 of 60
Year (2014) 3 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 3 of 21
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-08-01 ViaWest

Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States

ViaWest, Inc. is a provider of data center space, power and managed services to enterprise and SME customers in 16 data centers. Provides first-class colocation and managed services exemplified by strong revenue and profitability growth. ViaWest, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Sell $1.2B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-10-07 Vast Broadband

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

Vast Broadband is a broadband/cable company providing high-speed internet, television, and digital telephone services for residential and business customers in South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota. Vast Broadband was founded in 2014 and is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Buy -

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Investcorp International

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Asset Manager
Founded 1982
PE ASSETS 21.4B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Investcorp International, Inc. is a publicly traded global investment group focused on a variety of investment disciplines. Practice areas include private equity in North America and Western Europe, hedge funds, US real estate, technology investments, and Middle Eastern private equity. Within North America/Europe private equity, Investcorp targets market leaders with proven track records. It looks to invest $15 to $50 million in companies with revenues of $10 to $250 million. Investcorp's technology group sponsors growth-oriented control investments in the tech sector. Investcorp's Middle East practice focuses on buyout/build opportunities in North Africa and the Gulf Region. Target sectors include services, infrastructure, manufacturing, and energy. Investcorp was formed in 1982 and is based in Manama, Bahrain.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 66 of 105
Sector (Packaging) 2 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 18 of 35
State (Illinois) 5 of 6
Country (United States) 46 of 62
Year (2014) 5 of 6
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 42
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-08-10 Arizent

New York, New York, United States

Arizent is a business information company that advances professional communities by providing insights and analysis and convening industry leaders. The company uses deep industry expertise and a data-driven platform to deliver its services which include subscriptions, marketing services, live events, and access to Arizent Leaders, an executive peer network. Arizent was founded in 2004 and is based in New York.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-10-30 PRO Unlimited

San Francisco, California, United States

PRO Unlimited is a provider of contingent workforce management solutions through a managed services program (“MSP”) and cloud-based vendor management software (“VMS”). PRO Unlimited was founded in 1991 and is based in San Francisco, California

Buy -