M&A Deal Summary
|Sellers(s)||Sterling Partners Private Equity|
|Deal Type||Secondary Buyout|
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|Category||Private Equity Firm|
|PE ASSETS||36.0B USD|
Platinum Equity is a private equity firm focused on acquiring divestitures of larger public companies primarily in North America and Europe. Historically, Platinum targeted technology/software related businesses, however, the firm has since branched out beyond tech and will consider acquisitions in a broad range of industries including chemicals, communications, logistics, healthcare, automotive, industrial products, and business services. Platinum Equity was formed in 1995 by Tom Gores and is based in Beverly Hills, California.
|Overall||100 of 133|
|Sector (Transportation)||8 of 8|
|Type (Secondary Buyout)||16 of 32|
|State (Ontario)||2 of 2|
|Country (Canada)||3 of 3|
|Year (2019)||3 of 9|
Bountiful, Utah, United States
Orbit is a provider of residential watering solutions whose mission is to bring smart technology to homeowners, landscape professionals, and farmers across the globe. The company serves markets spanning six continents and 40 countries, and for decades has been a worldwide leader in designing and building innovative water optimization products. Orbit is based in Bountiful, Utah.
Batavia, Ohio, United States
Multi-Color is a provider of label solutions supporting a number of brands including leading producers of home and personal care, wine and spirit, food and beverage and specialty consumer products. MCC serves international brand owners in North, Central and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and China with a comprehensive range of the latest label technologies in Pressure Sensitive, Cut and Stack, In-Mold, Shrink Sleeve and Heat Transfer. Multi-Color was founded in 1916 and is based in Batavia, Ohio.
|Category||Private Equity Firm|
|PE ASSETS||5.0B USD|
Sterling Partners Private Equity is the private equity arm of asset management firm Sterling Partners. Sterling Partners Private Equityis focused on investing in small to medium-sized companies positioned for growth, either organically or through acquisitions. Sterling has a strong interest in businesses with differentiated products, defensible competitive positions, recurring revenues, and diversified customers. The Firm's target equity commitment size is $5 to $175 million. Broad sectors of interest include direct marketing, education, specialty distribution, specialty manufacturing, healthcare, technology, and business services. Sterling Partners was formed in 1983 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
|Overall||42 of 49|
|Sector (Transportation)||1 of 1|
|Type (Secondary Buyout)||9 of 9|
|State (Ontario)||1 of 1|
|Country (Canada)||1 of 1|
|Year (2019)||3 of 4|
Norcross, Georgia, United States
Ashworth College is a nationally accredited online institution that provides flexible and affordable education to students located around the world. Areas of study include more than 145 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services, education, legal studies, and trades. In a 2017 survey done for DEAC, 95 percent of students and graduates of the school's 20 most popular programs said they were satisfied with their studies and would recommend Ashworth College to a friend.
Winooski, Vermont, United States
Reading Plus is an evidence-based, online program that provides personalized instruction and intervention for students, improving reading proficiency by 2.5-grade levels in a single school year. The adaptive literacy program develops fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary, while also measuring student motivation. It supports students with diverse needs, including multilingual learners, students who qualify for special education services, RTI/MTSS Tiers 1–3, and advanced readers. Reading Plus provides educators with easy-to-use management and reporting system, extensive resources to guide differentiated instruction, professional development, and highly rated customer support. Reading Plus is based in Winooski, Vermont.