Partners Group AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Partners Group AG has acquired 19 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Partners Group AG’s most common sectors for investment are renewable energy (11%) and healthcare services (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (56%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (18%). In total, Partners Group AG has invested in 14 US states and 23 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 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (54%). 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 Activity80
    • M&A Buy Activity67
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 31
  • Total Countries Invested 23
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 13

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (6.0/yr) # 37 8 5 8 6 3 67
vol $8.2B $2.3B $5.2B $3.1B $18.8B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 5 - 2 3 2 1 13
vol $958M $520M $1.5B
  80

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Parmaco Oy 2021-02-25 - Secondary Buyout
Tampere, Finland · www.parmaco.fi
Resilient Infrastructure Group 2021-02-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Portland, Oregon · www.resilient-ig.com
Careismatic Brands 2021-01-07 - Secondary Buyout
Chatsworth, California · www.careismatic.com
Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc. 2021-01-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.velocitycloud.com
Wedgewood Pharmacy 2020-12-09 - Secondary Buyout
Swedesboro, New Jersey · www.wedgewoodpharmacy.com
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Hearthside Food Solutions LLC 2018-04-17 Greencore USA 2018-10-15 1
Downers Grove, Illinois · www.hearthsidefoods.com , United States
Cerba HealthCare SAS 2017-01-22 Accolab Laboratories 2018-10-01 2
Saint Ouen l’Aumône, France · www.cerbahealthcare.com Issy-les-Moulineaux, France · www.accolab.fr
KinderCare Education LLC 2015-07-09 Rainbow Child Care Center 2018-08-27 1
Portland, Oregon · www.kc-education.com Troy, Michigan · www.rainbowccc.com
Cerba HealthCare SAS 2017-01-22 Groupe Bio7 2018-03-26 1
Saint Ouen l’Aumône, France · www.cerbahealthcare.com Lisses, France · www.laboratoiresbio7.fr
Dynacast International, Inc. 2014-12-17 Signicast Corp. 2017-02-11 2
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.dynacast.com Hartford, Wisconsin · www.signicast.com
Idera, Inc. 2014-09-10 Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. 2015-10-07 16
Houston, Texas · www.idera.com San Francisco, California · www.embarcadero.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Renewable Energy 6 (11%) - 7 (10%) -
Healthcare Services 6 (11%) - 6 (9%) -
Information Technology 4 (7%) 600M (5%) 5 (7%) 5.0B (27%)
Business Services 4 (7%) 7.5B (61%) 4 (6%) 7.5B (40%)
Retail 3 (5%) 340M (3%) 4 (6%) 403M (2%)
Manufacturing 4 (7%) - 4 (6%) -
Restaurants 3 (5%) - 4 (6%) -
Software 3 (5%) 1.6B (13%) 3 (4%) 1.6B (9%)
Education 2 (4%) 577M (5%) 3 (4%) 577M (3%)
Apparel/Textiles 2 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Financial Services 1 (2%) 143M (1%) 2 (3%) 1.3B (7%)
Life Science 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) 1.0B (5%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Agriculture 1 (2%) 1.1B (9%) 1 (1%) 1.1B (6%)
Consumer Services 1 (2%) 313M (3%) 1 (1%) 313M (2%)
Automotive 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Communications 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Construction 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Products 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Food 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Insurance 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (1%) -
Machinery 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Real Estate 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Utilities 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 55 $12.2B 67 $18.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 16 (29%) 270M (2%) 23 (34%) 5.7B (30%)
  California 2 (4%) 270M (2%) 4 (6%) 270M (1%)
  North Carolina 2 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Oregon 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Illinois 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  New York 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) 4.4B (23%)
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (3%) 1.0B (5%)
  Washington 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Texas 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Kentucky 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (1%) -
Australia 7 (13%) 653M (5%) 8 (12%) 716M (4%)
Germany 4 (7%) 5.2B (42%) 4 (6%) 5.2B (28%)
United Kingdom 4 (7%) 2.5B (21%) 4 (6%) 2.5B (13%)
France 4 (7%) - 4 (6%) -
China 3 (5%) - 3 (4%) -
Italy 2 (4%) 2.0B (16%) 2 (3%) 2.0B (11%)
India 2 (4%) 143M (1%) 2 (3%) 143M (1%)
Spain 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Netherlands 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Portugal 1 (2%) 1.1B (9%) 1 (1%) 1.1B (6%)
Philippines 1 (2%) 330M (3%) 1 (1%) 330M (2%)
Canada 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Alberta 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Austria 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Brazil 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Finland 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Ireland 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
South Korea 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Norway 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Turkey 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (1%) 1.1B (6%)
Hong Kong - - 1 (1%) -
Sweden - - 1 (1%) -
Total 55 $12.2B 67 $18.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 30 (55%) 9.7B (80%) 37 (55%) 15.1B (86%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (18%) 2.5B (20%) 12 (18%) 2.5B (14%)
Growth Capital 7 (13%) - 9 (13%) -
Stake Purchase 5 (9%) - 5 (7%) -
Going Private 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Divestiture 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Joint Venture 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 55 $12.2B 67 $17.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (62%) 1.5B (100%)
Stake Sale 2 (15%) -
Trade Sale 2 (15%) -
Merger 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $1.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
5
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Jefferies LLC
1
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray LLP
5
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
Investor(s)
57%
38 (57%)
Strategic(s)
3%
2 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
69%
9 (69%)
Strategic(s)
23%
3 (23%)

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