Paine Schwartz Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Paine Schwartz Partners has invested in 6 companies.

Paine Schwartz Partners’ most common sectors for investment are food (21%) and agriculture (18%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%) and growth capital (24%). In total, Paine Schwartz Partners has invested in 15 US states and 12 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2003 when it acquired Seminis Vegetable Seeds for $606M.

In the last 3 years, Paine Schwartz Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). Paine Schwartz Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Seminis Vegetable Seeds for $1.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity54
    • M&A Buy Activity33
    • M&A Sell Activity21
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17

Paine Schwartz Partners

One Franklin Parkway, Building 910, Suite 120,
San Mateo, California 94403
United States
(650) 393-7100
www.paineschwartz.com
info@paineschwartz.com

Paine Schwartz Partners is a private equity firm specializing in sustainable food chain investing. The Firm targets control investments in the food and agriculture sectors and will consider opportunities globally. Paine Schwartz Partners was formerly known as Paine & Partners - and before that was part of Fox Paine & Co. Paine Schwartz Partners has offices in San Mateo, California and New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Consumer Products, Distribution, Environmental, Food, Life Science, Manufacturing

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 25 2 1 1 3 1 33
vol $1.8B $1.8B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 19 1 - 1 - - 21
vol $3.8B $3.8B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. 2020-06-15 - Stake Purchase
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.agrofresh.com
Warburton Technology, Inc. 2019-12-09 - Growth Capital
Kerry, Ireland · www.multiminglobal.com
SNFL Group 2019-10-07 - Stake Purchase
Murcia, Spain · www.snfl-group.eu/en/
Advanced Agrilytics 2019-09-17 - Growth Capital
Huntington, Indiana · www.advancedagrilytics.com
MSBiotec 2018-10-03 - Growth Capital
Wamego, Kansas · www.msbiotec.com
Meadow Foods Ltd. 2018-08-03 - Secondary Buyout
Chester, United Kingdom · www.meadowfoods.com
Lyons Magnus, Inc. 2017-11-14 - Growth Capital
Fresno, California · www.lyonsmagnus.com
FoodChain ID, Inc. 2016-09-26 - Secondary Buyout
Fairfield, Iowa · www.foodchainid.com
Meadow Foods Ltd. 2016-09-12 - Growth Capital
Chester, United Kingdom · www.meadowfoods.com
WireCo WorldGroup, Inc. 2016-06-27 - Recapitalization
Kansas City, Missouri · www.wirecoworldgroup.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
FoodChain ID, Inc. 2016-09-26 Nutraveris 2020-07-30 5
Fairfield, Iowa · www.foodchainid.com Ploufragan, France · www.nutraveris.com
FoodChain ID, Inc. 2016-09-26 Diversified Laboratories LLC 2019-11-18 4
Fairfield, Iowa · www.foodchainid.com Chantilly, Virginia · www.diversifiedlaboratories.com
FoodChain ID, Inc. 2016-09-26 Decernis LLC 2019-06-19 3
Fairfield, Iowa · www.foodchainid.com Washington, District of Columbia · www.decernis.com
FoodChain ID, Inc. 2016-09-26 Bioagricert Srl 2017-12-05 2
Fairfield, Iowa · www.foodchainid.com Bologna, Italy · www.bioagricert.org
FoodChain ID, Inc. 2016-09-26 Analitus Análises Biotecnológicas 2017-08-11 1
Fairfield, Iowa · www.foodchainid.com Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil · www.analitus.com.br
Suba Seeds Co. S.r.l. 2015-10-28 Brotherton Seed Co., Inc. 2016-07-15 1
Longiano, Italy · www.subaseeds.com Moses Lake, Washington · www.brothertonseed.com
Verdesian Life Sciences LLC 2012-09-10 QC Corp. 2014-09-30 6
Cary, North Carolina · www.vlsci.com Baltimore, Maryland · www.qccorporation.com
Verdesian Life Sciences LLC 2012-09-10 Specialty Fertilizer Products LLC 2014-07-01 5
Cary, North Carolina · www.vlsci.com Leawood, Kansas · www.sfp.com
Verdesian Life Sciences LLC 2012-09-10 INTX Microbials LLC 2013-09-30 4
Cary, North Carolina · www.vlsci.com Kentland, Indiana · www.intxllc.com
Verdesian Life Sciences LLC 2012-09-10 Plant Syence Ltd 2013-04-17 3
Cary, North Carolina · www.vlsci.com Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.plantsyence.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 3 (23%) - 7 (21%) -
Agriculture 3 (23%) - 6 (18%) 681M (39%)
Chemicals 2 (15%) - 3 (9%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (6%) 809M (46%)
Automotive - - 2 (6%) -
Retail - - 2 (6%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) 270M (15%)
Business Services 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Communications - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Environmental - - 1 (3%) -
Life Science 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 34 $1.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (46%) - 19 (56%) 1.7B (96%)
  California 1 (8%) - 3 (9%) 270M (15%)
  Missouri - - 2 (6%) 606M (34%)
  New York - - 2 (6%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Kansas 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Iowa 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) 570M (32%)
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) 239M (14%)
  Washington - - 1 (3%) -
  Texas - - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (3%) -
  Alaska - - 1 (3%) -
United Kingdom 1 (8%) - 3 (9%) -
Australia 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Netherlands - - 2 (6%) 75M (4%)
Spain 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Italy 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Greece 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Ireland 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Norway 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
France - - 1 (3%) -
Belgium - - 1 (3%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 6 (46%) - 19 (56%) 1.7B (96%)
Cross-border 7 (54%) - 15 (44%) 75M (4%)
Total 13 - 34 $1.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (8%) - 13 (38%) 1.5B (85%)
Growth Capital 6 (46%) - 8 (24%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (15%) - 5 (15%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (23%) - 5 (15%) -
Divestiture 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) 270M (15%)
Total 13 - 34 $1.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 5 (24%) 500M (13%)
Secondary Sale 5 (24%) 181M (5%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (19%) 3.2B (82%)
IPO 3 (14%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
Merger 1 (5%) -
Recapitalization 1 (5%) -
Stake Sale 1 (5%) -
Total 21 $3.8B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.7B
< $100M 1 $75M
TOTAL $1.8B
Largest Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
$606M (2003-09-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $2.7B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.1B
TOTAL $3.8B
Largest Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
$1.4B (2005-01-24)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
6 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
3 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
41%
9 41%
Strategic(s)
59%
13 59%

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