M&A Deal Summary

Ontario Teachers Pension Plan and PAG Acquire DTZ Holdings

On June 16, 2014, pension Ontario Teachers Pension Plan and asset manager PAG acquired real estate company DTZ Holdings from UGL for 1.2B AUD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Ontario Teachers Pension Plan’s 2nd and PAG’s 1st transaction in the Real Estate sector.
  • This is Ontario Teachers Pension Plan’s 18th and PAG’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Ontario Teachers Pension Plan’s 8th and PAG’s 1st transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2014-06-16
Target DTZ Holdings
Sector Real Estate
Buyer(s) Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
PAG
Sellers(s) UGL
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 1.2B AUD

Target

DTZ Holdings

London, United Kingdom
website
DTZ Holdings is a provider of property services. DTZ provides occupiers and investors with end to end property solutions comprised of leasing agency and brokerage, integrated property and facilities management, capital markets, investment and asset management, valuation, building consultancy and project management. DTZ Holdings was founded in 1784 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

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Buyer(S) 2

Buyer

Ontario Teachers Pension Plan

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Pension
Founded 1990
PE ASSETS 242.5B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Teachers' Private Capital is the direct investment arm of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Teachers' Private Capital considers both private equity and venture related investments in North America, Europe, and Asia. Teachers' can support direct private equity investments between $100 million and $3 billion. Target sectors include business services, consumer products, retail, diversified industrials, financial services, technology, media, and communications. Teachers' Private Capital also makes private equity fund investments between $50 million and $750 million. Teachers' Private Capital was formed in 1991 and is based in Toronto, with additional offices in London and New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 70 of 169
Sector (Real Estate) 2 of 3
Type (Divestiture) 8 of 15
Country (United Kingdom) 8 of 20
Year (2014) 4 of 11
Size (of disclosed) 18 of 36
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-06-10 TierPoint

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

TierPoint is a provider of data center colocation, internet connectivity, managed services, cloud services, and disaster recovery services. TierPoint was formed in 2010 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-07-07 Alexander Forbes

Sandton, South Africa

Alexander Forbes is an insurance broker, asset multi-manager, and financial services company that impacts people’s lives by delivering insight and advice to individuals, employers, and retirement funds. The company has leveraged partnerships to provide specialist consulting services across 32 African countries to efficiently serve the holistic advice needs of multinational employers. Alexander Forbes was founded in 1935 and is based in Sandton, South Africa.

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Buyer

PAG

Hong Kong, China

Investor Investor Investor

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Category Asset Manager
Founded 2002
PE ASSETS 30.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

PAG is a large independent alternative investment management group focused on private equity, real estate, and absolute returns. PAG’s private equity business, PAG Asia Capital or PAGAC, focuses on large-scale buyouts, control deals, and structured minority investments. PAG’s real estate strategy manages a series of real estate opportunity and core plus funds investing in properties in Japan, China and throughout Asia-Pacific. PAG’s absolute return business focuses on building long term relationships with its partners by offering a flexible range of financing solutions to meet short and long term funding needs. PAG was formed in 2002 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 3
Sector (Real Estate) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 1
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 1
Year (2014) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-08-20 Baosteel Metals

Shanghai, China

Baosteel Gases is one of the wholly-owned subsidiaries of Baosteel Metal, which has 15 subsidiaries across China. With core businesses covering from industrial gases to new energy products, the company has the capacity of comprehensive technology and development, marketing and logistics, M&A and full construction of air separation units and operation ability, with the biggest air separation units in South China.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

UGL

North Sydney, Australia

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Category Company
Founded 1970
SectorConstruction
Revenue 1.8B AUD (2014)
DESCRIPTION

UGL is a provider of engineering, construction and maintenance services for rail, infrastructure and resources projects in Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia. UGL was formed in 1970 and is based in North Sydney, Australia.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (Real Estate) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 1
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 1
Year (2014) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-12-05 DTZ Holdings

London, United Kingdom

DTZ Holdings is a provider of property services. DTZ provides occupiers and investors with end to end property solutions comprised of leasing agency and brokerage, integrated property and facilities management, capital markets, investment and asset management, valuation, building consultancy and project management. DTZ Holdings was founded in 1784 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Buy AU$119M