Partners Group AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Partners Group AG has acquired 21 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

Partners Group AG’s most common sectors for investment are renewable energy (12%) and healthcare services (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (55%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (18%). In total, Partners Group AG has invested in 13 US states and 22 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired Techem for $5.2B.

In the last 3 years, Partners Group AG has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (59%). Partners Group AG’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Atos Medical AB for $958M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity74
    • M&A Buy Activity62
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 28
  • Total Countries Invested 22
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 12

Partners Group AG

Zugerstrasse 57,
Zug, 6341
Switzerland
+41 41 784 60 00
www.partnersgroup.com

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Media, Real Estate, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase, Joint Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific, Latin/South America

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 (7.2/yr) # 26 10 8 5 8 5 62
vol $6.8B $1.5B $2.3B $5.2B $3.1B $18.8B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 2 3 - 2 3 2 12
vol $958M $520M $1.5B
  74

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Telepass S.p.A 2020-10-17 2.0B USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Roma, Italy · www.telepass.com
Cote Restaurants Ltd. 2020-09-28 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.cote-restaurants.co.uk
PCI Pharma Services 2020-08-24 - Secondary Buyout
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.pciservices.com
Murra Warra II 2020-08-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, Australia
Rovensa S.A. 2020-07-17 1.1B EUR Secondary Buyout
Lisbon, Portugal · www.rovensa.com
VSB Holding GmbH 2020-01-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dresden, Germany · www.vsb.energy/de/en/
Global Blue AG 2020-01-16 - Merger
Wangen-Brüttisellen, Switzerland · www.globalblue.com
EyeCare Partners LLC 2019-12-16 - Secondary Buyout
Saint Louis, Missouri · www.eyecare-partners.com
Schur Flexibles Group 2019-12-12 - Secondary Buyout
Baden, Austria · www.schurflexibles.com
Action Nederland BV 2019-11-15 - Stake Purchase
Zwaagdijk-oost, Netherlands · www.action.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Idera, Inc. 2014-09-10 Qubole, Inc. 2020-10-13 14
Houston, Texas · www.idera.com Santa Clara, California · www.qubole.com
Civica 2017-07-24 Flex Software Ltd. 2020-08-07 3
London, United Kingdom · www.civicaplc.com Hertfordshire, United Kingdom · www.infoflex.co.uk
Idera, Inc. 2014-09-10 InfoSoft Global Pvt Ltd. 2020-03-16 13
Houston, Texas · www.idera.com Kolkata, India · www.fusioncharts.com
Megadyne Group 2018-07-05 SATI S.p.a. 2019-10-14 1
Mathi, Italy · www.megadynegroup.com Crespellano, Italy · www.satispa.com
Idera, Inc. 2014-09-10 WhereScape Software Ltd. 2019-09-19 12
Houston, Texas · www.idera.com Portland, Oregon · www.wherescape.com
Idera, Inc. 2014-09-10 Travis CI GmbH 2019-01-23 11
Houston, Texas · www.idera.com Berlin, Germany · www.travis-ci.com
Idera, Inc. 2014-09-10 LANSA, Inc. 2018-12-18 10
Houston, Texas · www.idera.com Downers Grove, Illinois · www.lansa.com
Idera, Inc. 2014-09-10 Assembla, Inc. 2018-11-01 9
Houston, Texas · www.idera.com Needham, Massachusetts · www.assembla.com
Hearthside Food Solutions LLC 2018-04-17 Greencore USA 2018-10-15 1
Downers Grove, Illinois · www.hearthsidefoods.com , United States
Idera, Inc. 2014-09-10 Kiuwan Software, S.L. 2018-10-05 8
Houston, Texas · www.idera.com Maitland, Florida · www.kiuwan.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Renewable Energy 6 (12%) - 7 (11%) -
Information Technology 4 (8%) 600M (5%) 5 (8%) 5.0B (27%)
Healthcare Services 5 (10%) - 5 (8%) -
Business Services 4 (8%) 7.5B (61%) 4 (6%) 7.5B (40%)
Retail 3 (6%) 340M (3%) 4 (6%) 403M (2%)
Manufacturing 4 (8%) - 4 (6%) -
Restaurants 3 (6%) - 4 (6%) -
Software 3 (6%) 1.6B (13%) 3 (5%) 1.6B (9%)
Education 2 (4%) 577M (5%) 3 (5%) 577M (3%)
Financial Services 1 (2%) 143M (1%) 2 (3%) 1.3B (7%)
Life Science 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) 1.0B (5%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Agriculture 1 (2%) 1.1B (9%) 1 (2%) 1.1B (6%)
Consumer Services 1 (2%) 313M (3%) 1 (2%) 313M (2%)
Automotive 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Communications 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Food 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Insurance 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Machinery 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Packaging - - 1 (2%) -
Real Estate 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 51 $12.2B 62 $18.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 14 (27%) 270M (2%) 20 (32%) 5.7B (30%)
  North Carolina 3 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
  California 1 (2%) 270M (2%) 3 (5%) 270M (1%)
  Illinois 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  New York 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) 4.4B (23%)
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (3%) 1.0B (5%)
  Washington 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Texas 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (2%) -
Australia 7 (14%) 653M (5%) 8 (13%) 716M (4%)
Germany 4 (8%) 5.2B (42%) 4 (6%) 5.2B (28%)
United Kingdom 4 (8%) 2.5B (21%) 4 (6%) 2.5B (13%)
France 4 (8%) - 4 (6%) -
China 3 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
Italy 2 (4%) 2.0B (16%) 2 (3%) 2.0B (11%)
Spain 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Netherlands 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Portugal 1 (2%) 1.1B (9%) 1 (2%) 1.1B (6%)
Philippines 1 (2%) 330M (3%) 1 (2%) 330M (2%)
India 1 (2%) 143M (1%) 1 (2%) 143M (1%)
Canada 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alberta 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Austria 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Brazil 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Ireland 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
South Korea 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Norway 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Turkey 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (2%) 1.1B (6%)
Hong Kong - - 1 (2%) -
Sweden - - 1 (2%) -
Total 51 $12.2B 62 $18.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 28 (55%) 9.7B (80%) 34 (55%) 15.1B (86%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (18%) 2.5B (20%) 11 (18%) 2.5B (14%)
Growth Capital 6 (12%) - 8 (13%) -
Stake Purchase 5 (10%) - 5 (8%) -
Going Private 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Divestiture 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Joint Venture 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 51 $12.2B 62 $17.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (67%) 1.5B (100%)
Stake Sale 2 (17%) -
Merger 1 (8%) -
Trade Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $1.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
4
Jefferies LLC
1
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray LLP
3
Goodwin Procter LLP
2
DLA Piper
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 7 $16.5B
$100M to $1B 7 $2.3B
< $100M 1 $63M
TOTAL $18.8B
Largest Techem GmbH
$5.2B (2018-05-25)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.5B
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest Atos Medical AB
$958M (2016-05-30)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
98%
45 98%
Strategic(s)
2%
1 2%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
85%
11 85%
Strategic(s)
15%
2 15%

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