Propel Investments Pty Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Propel Investments Pty’s most common sectors for investment are consumer services (25%) and financial services (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (75%) and divestiture (9%). In total, Propel Investments Pty has invested in 3 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Propel Investments Pty’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Landis+Gyr AG for $2.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 1

Propel Investments Pty Ltd.

Suite 4, Jones Bay Wharf , 26-32 Pirrama Road,
Pyrmont, NSW 2000
Australia
+612 8514 8600
www.propelinvestments.com.au
akurti@propelinvestments.com.au

Propel investments is middle-market private equity firm focused on buyout, buy-in, and expansion investments in Australia and New Zealand. Propel looks to invest AU$20 to $80 million in established businesses valued between AU$50 to AU$250 million. Target industries include business services, financial services, retail/wholesale, bulk storage facilities, consumer products, and healthcare. Propel Investments was formed in 2007 and is based in Sydney.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Engineering, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Life Science, Retail, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

Geographic Preferences: Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 80
Enterprise Value 50 249
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 12 - - - - - 12
Sell (0.0/yr) # 12 - - - - - 12
vol $2.4B $2.4B
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Baycorp (Aust) Pty Ltd. 2015-09-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Parramatta, Australia · www.baycorp.com.au
The PAS Group Pty Ltd. 2014-06-16 - IPO
Mt Waverley Victoria, Australia · www.thepasgroup.com.au
Invocare Ltd. 2012-06-01 - Stake Sale
North Sydney, Australia · www.invocare.com.au
Marstel Terminals Ltd 2011-10-01 - Trade Sale - Public Company
Auckland City, New Zealand · www.marstel.com.au
Bledisloe Holdings Pty Ltd 2011-06-15 114M USD Add-on Acquisition
Brisbane, Australia · www.bledisloe.com.au
Landis+Gyr AG 2011-05-19 2.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Zug, Switzerland · www.landisgyr.com
Invocare Ltd. 2010-11-19 - PIPE
North Sydney, Australia · www.invocare.com.au
Hudson Building Supplies Pty Ltd. 2010-11-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Rouse Hill, Australia · www.hudson.com.au
International Car Wash Group Ltd. 2010-01-31 - Bankruptcy
London, United Kingdom · www.imo-carwash.com.au
MediHerb Pty Ltd 2008-04-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Eight Mile Plains, Australia · www.mediherb.com.au
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Services - - 3 (25%) -
Financial Services - - 2 (17%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (8%) -
Automotive - - 1 (8%) -
Business Services - - 1 (8%) -
Engineering - - 1 (8%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (8%) -
Life Science - - 1 (8%) -
Retail - - 1 (8%) -
Total - - 12 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Australia - - 10 (83%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (8%) -
New Zealand - - 1 (8%) -
Domestic - - 10 (83%) -
Cross-border - - 2 (17%) -
Total - - 12 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 9 (75%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (8%) -
PIPE - - 1 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (8%) -
Total - - 12 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (42%) 2.4B (100%)
Trade Sale 2 (17%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (8%) -
IPO 1 (8%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (8%) -
Stake Sale 1 (8%) -
Unknown 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $2.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Greenstone Partners Pty Ltd.
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.3B
$100M to $1B 1 $114M
TOTAL $2.4B
Largest Landis+Gyr AG
$2.3B (2011-05-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
14%
1 14%
Strategic(s)
86%
6 86%

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