Quadrant Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Quadrant Private Equity has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Quadrant Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment areretail (20%) and healthcare services (15%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (46%) and growth capital (23%). In total, Quadrant Private Equity has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired V.I.P. Petfoods Pty. for $314M.

In the last 3 years, Quadrant Private Equity has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). Quadrant Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold APN Outdoor Group for $796M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity46
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 6

Quadrant Private Equity

Level 30,126 Phillip Street,
Sydney, 02000
Australia
+61 (0)2 9221 3044
www.quadrantpe.com.au
quadrant@quadrantpe.com.au

Quadrant Private Equity is a generalist Australian private equity firm focused on management buyouts, buy-ins, and growth capital investments in a broad range of industries. Quadrant prefers profitable businesses and looks to commit AU$70 to AU$150 million per transaction. The Firm will not consider investments in mineral exploration or primary agriculture. Quadrant Private Equity is based in Sydney.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Marketing, Media, Metals/Mining, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Staffing

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

Geographic Preferences: Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 70 150
Enterprise Value 100 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 25 1 1 2 1 1 31
vol $942M $200M $35M $1.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 14 - 1 - - - 15
vol $133M $796M $929M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Affinity Education Group Ltd. 2021-09-01 - Secondary Buyout
Brisbane, Australia · www.affinityeducation.com.au
Arq Group Ltd. - Arq Enterprise 2020-02-11 35M USD Divestiture
Sydney, Australia
QMS Media Pty Ltd. 2019-10-29 - Going Private
Melbourne, Australia · www.qmsmedia.com
Little Beings PTY LTD. 2019-09-05 - Growth Capital
Zetland, Australia · www.lovetodream.com.au
APN Outdoor Group Ltd. 2018-06-26 796M AUD Add-on Acquisition
Pyrmont, Australia · www.apnoutdoor.com.au
Darrell Lea Confectionery Co. Pty. Ltd. 2018-01-15 200M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ingleburn, Australia · www.dlea.com.au
Qscan Services Pty Ltd. 2017-06-01 - Growth Capital
Clayfield, Australia · www.qscan.com.au
Jetts Fitness Pty Ltd. 2016-09-19 71M AUD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mooloolaba, Australia · www.jetts.com.au
Canberra Data Centres Pty Ltd. 2016-05-19 - Stake Purchase
Fyshwick, Australia · www.cdcdatacentres.com.au
Junior Adventures Group 2015-09-01 - Growth Capital
Camberwell, Australia · www.junioradventuresgroup.com.au
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 4 (24%) - 7 (20%) 110M (9%)
Healthcare Services 2 (12%) 40M (6%) 5 (14%) 190M (16%)
Marketing 1 (6%) - 3 (9%) -
Food 2 (12%) 514M (78%) 2 (6%) 514M (44%)
Consumer Services 2 (12%) 71M (11%) 2 (6%) 71M (6%)
Business Services - - 2 (6%) 64M (5%)
Media 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) 38M (3%)
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) 64M (5%)
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) 37M (3%)
Information Technology 1 (6%) 35M (5%) 1 (3%) 35M (3%)
Software - - 1 (3%) 27M (2%)
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) 26M (2%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Education 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) -
Leisure - - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 $660M 35 $1.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Australia 17 (100%) 660M (100%) 31 (89%) 1.1B (90%)
New Zealand - - 4 (11%) 122M (10%)
Domestic 17 (100%) 660M (100%) 31 (89%) 1.1B (90%)
Cross-border - - 4 (11%) 122M (10%)
Total 17 $660M 35 $1.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (29%) 625M (95%) 16 (46%) 1.1B (95%)
Growth Capital 3 (18%) - 8 (23%) 26M (2%)
PIPE 2 (12%) - 4 (11%) -
Stake Purchase 4 (24%) - 4 (11%) -
Divestiture 1 (6%) 35M (5%) 1 (3%) 35M (3%)
Going Private 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 $660M 35 $1.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 7 (47%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (20%) 874M (94%)
Trade Sale 2 (13%) 55M (6%)
Secondary Sale 2 (13%) -
Stake Sale 1 (7%) -
Total 15 $929M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
3
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
2
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Gilbert + Tobin
5
King & Wood Mallesons
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $514M
< $100M 14 $663M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest V.I.P. Petfoods (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.
$314M (2015-06-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $796M
< $100M 2 $133M
TOTAL $929M
Largest APN Outdoor Group Ltd.
$796M (2018-06-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
5 (14%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
5 (33%)
Strategic(s)
40%
6 (40%)

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