Platinum Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Platinum Equity has acquired 20 companies.

Platinum Equity’s most common sectors for investment are business services (10%) and transportation (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (47%) and secondary buyout (19%). In total, Platinum Equity has invested in 29 US states and 13 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2017 when it acquired West for $5.1B.

In the last 3 years, Platinum Equity has exited 14 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (52%). Platinum Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Bway for $2.4B.

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  • M&A Total Activity169
    • M&A Buy Activity Activity109
    • M&A Sell Activity Activity60
  • Total Sectors Invested 39
  • Total Countries Invested 13
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 87
  • M&A Advisors 38

Platinum Equity

360 North Crescent Drive,
Beverly Hills, California 90210
United States,

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. The Firm has additional offices in New York City, Boston, and London.

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