Paine Schwartz Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Paine Schwartz Partners has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

Paine Schwartz Partners’ most common sectors for investment are agriculture (22%) and food (22%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and growth capital (22%). In total, Paine Schwartz Partners has invested in 16 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 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (36%). 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 Activity62
    • M&A Buy Activity37
    • M&A Sell Activity25
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 19
  • M&A Advisors 1

Paine Schwartz Partners

One Franklin Parkway, Building 910, Suite 120,
San Mateo, California 94403
United States
(650) 393-7100
www.paineschwartz.com
IT@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, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Food

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

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 27 2 - 4 2 2 37
vol $1.8B $1.8B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 20 1 1 1 1 1 25
vol $3.8B $3.8B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sterilex LLC 2021-04-27 - Growth Capital
Hunt Valley, Maryland · www.sterilex.com
Kynetec 2021-03-19 - Secondary Buyout
Newbury, United Kingdom · www.kynetec.com
Verdesian Life Sciences LLC 2021-01-19 - Secondary Buyout
Cary, North Carolina · www.vlsci.com
FoodChain ID, Inc. 2020-12-09 - Recapitalization
Fairfield, Iowa · www.foodchainid.com
UrbanFarmer LLC 2020-12-08 - Growth Capital
Manteno, Illinois · www.urbanfarmer.net
AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. 2020-06-15 - Stake Purchase
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.agrofresh.com
Animal Health & Nutrition Co. (AH&N) 2019-12-09 - Consolidation
, United States
SNFL Mediterráneo S.L. 2019-10-07 - Stake Purchase
Murcia, Spain · www.snfl-group.eu
Wawona Packing Co., LLC 2019-09-25 - Merger
Cutler, California
Prima®️ Wawona 2019-09-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fresno, California · www.prima.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Prima®️ Wawona 2019-09-25 Wawona Packing Co., LLC 2019-09-25 1
Fresno, California · www.prima.com Cutler, California
Rivulis Irrigation Ltd. 2017-05-31 Eurodrip S.A. 2017-05-31 1
Gvat, Israel · www.rivulis.com Boeotia, Greece · www.eurodrip.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Agriculture 3 (23%) - 8 (21%) 681M (39%)
Food 4 (31%) - 8 (21%) -
Chemicals 3 (23%) - 4 (11%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (5%) 809M (46%)
Automotive - - 2 (5%) -
Business Services 2 (15%) - 2 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
Retail - - 2 (5%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) 270M (15%)
Communications - - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Environmental - - 1 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 38 $1.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (62%) - 23 (61%) 1.7B (96%)
  California 2 (15%) - 4 (11%) 270M (15%)
  Texas 1 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
  Maryland 1 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (5%) 606M (34%)
  New York - - 2 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Illinois 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) 570M (32%)
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) 239M (14%)
  Washington - - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (3%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (3%) -
  Alaska - - 1 (3%) -
United Kingdom 2 (15%) - 4 (11%) -
Netherlands - - 2 (5%) 75M (4%)
Spain 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Israel 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Norway 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
France - - 1 (3%) -
Italy - - 1 (3%) -
Australia - - 1 (3%) -
Belgium - - 1 (3%) -
Greece - - 1 (3%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 8 (62%) - 23 (61%) 1.7B (96%)
Cross-border 5 (38%) - 15 (39%) 75M (4%)
Total 13 - 38 $1.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (15%) - 15 (39%) 1.5B (85%)
Growth Capital 6 (46%) - 8 (21%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (8%) - 6 (16%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (15%) - 5 (13%) -
Divestiture 1 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) 270M (15%)
Consolidation 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 38 $1.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (24%) 181M (5%)
Trade Sale 5 (20%) 500M (13%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (16%) 3.2B (82%)
IPO 3 (12%) -
Merger 3 (12%) -
Recapitalization 2 (8%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Total 25 $3.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1

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
Investor(s)
18%
7 (18%)
Strategic(s)
8%
3 (8%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
36%
9 (36%)
Strategic(s)
56%
14 (56%)

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