Pacific Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Pacific Equity Partners has acquired 7 companies.

Pacific Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment arefood (27%) and automotive (7%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and divestiture (30%). In total, Pacific Equity Partners has invested in 2 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired American Stock Transfer & Trust for $1.0B.

In the last 3 years, Pacific Equity Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (65%). Pacific Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Independent Liquor for $972M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity47
    • M&A Buy Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 15

Pacific Equity Partners

Level 31, 126 Phillip Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia
+61 2 8238 2600
www.pep.com.au
information@pep.com.au

Pacific Equity Partner (PEP) is a private equity firm focused on buyout and late stage expansion capital investments in Australia and New Zealand. PEP typically partners with management teams in acquiring businesses and focuses on transactions valued up to AU$1 Billion. The Firm prefers control situations and typically holds investments for three to six years. PEP will not invest in start-ups or unprofitable businesses, as well as gambling or tobacco companies. Pacific Equity Partners was formed in 1998 and is based in Sydney, Australia. The Firm targets various industries.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Beverages, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Marketing, Media, Plastics, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 200 1,000
values in millions of AUD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 20 3 2 3 2 - 30
vol $5.3B $930M $211M $242M $449M $7.1B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 12 1 1 2 1 - 17
vol $2.4B $165M $2.5B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Citadel Group Pty Ltd. 2020-12-22 449M USD Going Private
Symonston, Australia · www.citadelgroup.com.au
American Stock Transfer & Trust Co. LLC 2020-09-25 165M USD Add-on Acquisition
Brooklyn, New York · www.astfinancial.com
WINconnect Pty Ltd. 2020-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hawthorn, Australia · www.winconnect.com.au
Hayman Reese 2019-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dandenong South, Australia · www.haymanreese.com.au
Horizon Global Corp. - Asia-Pacific Business Segment 2019-08-16 242M AUD Divestiture
, United States
Evolution Healthcare 2019-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sydney, Australia · www.evolutionhealthcare.com.au
Allied Pinnacle Pty Ltd. 2019-02-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Rhodes, Australia · www.alliedpinnacle.com
Allied Mills Pty Ltd. 2019-02-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Rhodes, Australia · www.alliedmills.com.au
Manuka Health New Zealand Ltd. 2018-09-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Te Awamutu, New Zealand · www.manukahealth.co.nz
Intellihub Group 2018-06-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sydney, Australia · www.intellihub.com.au
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 1 (10%) - 8 (27%) 405M (6%)
Financial Services - - 2 (7%) 1.0B (15%)
Retail - - 2 (7%) 620M (9%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (7%) 406M (6%)
Automotive 2 (20%) 242M (13%) 2 (7%) 242M (4%)
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (10%) - 2 (7%) -
Life Science 1 (10%) 930M (51%) 1 (3%) 930M (14%)
Beverages - - 1 (3%) 765M (11%)
Information Services - - 1 (3%) 659M (10%)
Business Services - - 1 (3%) 536M (8%)
Information Technology 1 (10%) 449M (25%) 1 (3%) 449M (7%)
Leisure - - 1 (3%) 440M (6%)
Distribution 1 (10%) 211M (12%) 1 (3%) 211M (3%)
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) 180M (3%)
Communications - - 1 (3%) -
Education 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Utilities 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 $1.8B 30 $6.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Australia 8 (80%) 1.6B (87%) 22 (73%) 4.4B (65%)
New Zealand 1 (10%) - 6 (20%) 1.2B (17%)
United States 1 (10%) 242M (13%) 2 (7%) 1.2B (18%)
  New York - - 1 (3%) 1.0B (15%)
Domestic 8 (80%) 1.6B (87%) 22 (73%) 4.4B (65%)
Cross-border 2 (20%) 242M (13%) 8 (27%) 2.4B (35%)
Total 10 $1.8B 30 $6.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (50%) - 15 (50%) 3.4B (50%)
Divestiture 2 (20%) 1.2B (64%) 9 (30%) 1.6B (23%)
Going Private 3 (30%) 660M (36%) 5 (17%) 1.9B (27%)
Consolidation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 $1.8B 30 $6.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (53%) 2.2B (87%)
IPO 3 (18%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (12%) 320M (13%)
Merger 1 (6%) -
Stake Sale 1 (6%) -
Trade Sale 1 (6%) -
Total 17 $2.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
UBS Investment Bank
2
Macquarie Capital
2
Citigroup Investment Banking
2
Legal Deals
Gilbert + Tobin
3
Allens
2
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 15 $6.1B
TOTAL $7.1B
Largest American Stock Transfer & Trust Co. LLC
$1.0B (2008-05-29)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $2.5B
TOTAL $2.5B
Largest Independent Liquor (NZ) Ltd.
$972M (2011-08-18)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
23%
7 (23%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Strategic(s)
76%
13 (76%)

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