Portland Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Portland Private Equity has invested in 4 companies.

Portland Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are business services (20%) and communications (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and growth capital (30%). In total, Portland Private Equity has invested in 2 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Columbus Communications for $66M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Portland Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Columbus Communications for $1.9B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1

Portland Private Equity

Douglas Hewson, Bush Hill & Bay Street,
St. Michael, BB 14038
Barbados
(613) 315-1863
portlandpe.com
dhewson@portlandpe.com

Portland Private Equity LP is an investment group focused on opportunities across the Caribbean. Portland looks to partner with management when pursuing transactions, and targets 'simple', scalable businesses, with talented management. The firm invests in the range of $10 - $40 million per transaction. Portland's minimum investment size is $15 million. Portland Private Equity is based in Barbados.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Communications, Construction, Energy Services and Equipment, Insurance, Real Estate

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Geographic Preferences: Latin/South America

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 40
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 6 - 1 - 3 - 10
vol $147M $147M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $1.9B $1.9B
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Outsourcing Management Ltd. 2019-11-15 - Stake Purchase
Montego Bay, Jamaica · www.itelbpo.com
InterLinc Group Ltd. 2019-09-16 - Growth Capital
, Jamaica · www.faceytelecom.com
Merqueo S.A.S. 2019-01-01 - Growth Capital
Chapinero, Colombia · www.merqueo.com
Productive Business Solutions Ltd. (PBS Group) 2017-07-01 - PIPE
Guatemala City, Guatemala · www.grouppbs.com
Columbus Communications, Inc. 2015-04-03 1.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
BridgeTown, Barbados · www.columbuscommunications.com
World Food Processing 2012-11-01 - Growth Capital
Oskaloosa, Iowa · www.worldfoodprocessing.com
InterEnergy Holdings Ltd. 2011-01-01 35M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, Texas · www.interenergy.com
Las Olas 2008-12-01 35M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, Dominican Republic · www.metrocountry.com
Advantage General Insurance Co. Ltd. 2008-09-01 4M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kingston, Jamaica · www.advantagegeneral.com
Moya Supervisiones y Construcciones SA 2007-12-01 8M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic · www.grupomoya.com.do
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (29%) - 2 (20%) -
Communications - - 1 (10%) 66M (45%)
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (14%) 35M (50%) 1 (10%) 35M (24%)
Real Estate 1 (14%) 35M (50%) 1 (10%) 35M (24%)
Construction - - 1 (10%) 8M (5%)
Insurance - - 1 (10%) 4M (2%)
Distribution 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
E-Commerce 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Food 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 7 $70M 10 $147M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Jamaica 2 (29%) - 3 (30%) 4M (2%)
United States 2 (29%) 35M (50%) 2 (20%) 35M (24%)
  Texas 1 (14%) 35M (50%) 1 (10%) 35M (24%)
  Iowa 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Dominican Republic 1 (14%) 35M (50%) 2 (20%) 43M (29%)
Colombia 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Guatemala 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Barbados - - 1 (10%) 66M (45%)
Domestic - - 1 (10%) 66M (45%)
Cross-border 7 (100%) 70M (100%) 9 (90%) 82M (55%)
Total 7 $70M 10 $147M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (29%) 35M (100%) 5 (50%) 112M (100%)
Growth Capital 3 (43%) - 3 (30%) -
PIPE 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (14%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 7 $35M 10 $112M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (100%) 1.9B (100%)
Total 1 $1.9B

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 5 $147M
TOTAL $147M
Largest Columbus Communications, Inc.
$66M (2006-12-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.9B
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest Columbus Communications, Inc.
$1.9B (2015-04-03)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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