M&A Deal Summary

Partners Group AG Acquires Guardian Early Learning Group

On February 2, 2016, asset manager Partners Group AG acquired consumer services company Guardian Early Learning Group from Navis Capital Partners for 440M AUD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Partners Group AG’s 1st transaction in the Consumer Services sector.
  • This is Partners Group AG’s 16th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Partners Group AG’s 5th transaction in Australia.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2016-02-02
Target Guardian Early Learning Group
Sector Consumer Services
Buyer(s) Partners Group AG
Sellers(s) Navis Capital Partners
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 440M AUD

Target

Guardian Early Learning Group

Sydney, Australia
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Guardian is currently the second largest operator of private childcare services in Australia. The group currently owns and manages 69 childcare centres across the country, providing education and care for over 5,700 children daily.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Partners Group AG

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Asset Manager
Founded 1996
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Partners Group is a global investment management firm with a variety of funds and institutional clients. The Firm's direct investment group looks to invest in or acquire market leading companies with growth opportunities linked to technology. Partners is a hands-on investor and looks to actively support its portfolio companies with expansion, operational, and governance structure support. Partners Group was established in 1996 and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 30 of 77
Sector (Consumer Services) 1 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 14 of 43
Country (Australia) 5 of 8
Year (2016) 3 of 10
Size (of disclosed) 16 of 19
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-01-04 Hortigil Hortifruti S.A.

Cariacica, Brazil

Hortigil Hortifruti S.A. is a retails horticulture, fruits, and food products in Brazil.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-02-12 Aavas Financiers Ltd.

Jaipur, India

Aavas Financiers Ltd. is a non-banking finance company involved in providing house loans, primarily in the un-served, unreached and under-served market. Aavas Financiers was formed in 2011 and is based in Jaipur, India.

Buy Rs9.5B

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Navis Capital Partners

Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1998
PE ASSETS 5.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Navis Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on buyouts, recapitalizations and financial restructurings in Southeast Asia. Navis looks to invest between $15 and $100 million of equity per transaction in companies with up to $500 million in revenue. Navis does not specialize in any specific sector. Navis Capital Partners was formed in 1998 and is headquartered in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 15 of 19
Sector (Consumer Services) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 4 of 7
Country (Australia) 3 of 4
Year (2016) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 11
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-08-04 ECO Industrial Environmental Engineering Pte Ltd.

Singapore, Singapore

ECO Industrial Environmental Engineering Pte Ltd. represents a group of companies. ECO business involves mainly waste management in the industrial and commercial industries with forte in hazardous and non-hazardous waste.

Sell S$246M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-05-25 Retail Apparel Group Pty Ltd.

Waterloo, Australia

Retail Apparel Group Pty Ltd. is a retailer of men's apparel. Retail Apparel Group Pty Ltd. was founded in 1987 and is based in Waterloo, Australia.

Sell AU$303M