Quadrant Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Quadrant Private Equity has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Quadrant Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment areretail (19%) and healthcare services (14%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and growth capital (22%). In total, Quadrant Private Equity has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Super A-Mart Pty for $340M.

In the last 3 years, Quadrant Private Equity has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (30%). 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 Activity51
    • M&A Buy Activity34
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 27 1 2 1 3 - 34
vol $1.3B $200M $35M $1.5B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 14 2 - - 1 - 17
vol $133M $796M $929M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Integrated Clinical Oncology Network Pty Ltd. 2021-11-19 - Secondary Buyout
South Brisbane, Australia · www.iconcancercare.com.au
The PROBE Group 2021-09-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Melbourne, Australia · www.probegroup.com.au
Affinity Education Group Ltd. 2021-09-01 - Secondary Buyout
Brisbane, Australia · www.affinityeducation.com.au
TSA Management Pty Ltd. 2021-03-15 - Secondary Buyout
Sydney, Australia · www.tsamanagement.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
CR Mining 2018-07-05 - Secondary Buyout
Chatswood, Australia · www.crmining.com
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 4 (22%) 340M (35%) 7 (18%) 450M (30%)
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 5 (13%) 190M (12%)
Business Services 1 (6%) - 3 (8%) 64M (4%)
Marketing 1 (6%) - 3 (8%) -
Food 2 (11%) 514M (54%) 2 (5%) 514M (34%)
Consumer Services 2 (11%) 71M (7%) 2 (5%) 71M (5%)
Media 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) 38M (3%)
Information Technology 2 (11%) 35M (4%) 2 (5%) 35M (2%)
Automotive 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) 64M (4%)
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) 37M (2%)
Software - - 1 (3%) 27M (2%)
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) 26M (2%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Education 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) -
Leisure - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery - - 1 (3%) -
Total 18 $960M 38 $1.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Australia 18 (100%) 960M (100%) 34 (89%) 1.4B (92%)
New Zealand - - 4 (11%) 122M (8%)
Domestic 18 (100%) 960M (100%) 34 (89%) 1.4B (92%)
Cross-border - - 4 (11%) 122M (8%)
Total 18 $960M 38 $1.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (28%) 925M (96%) 18 (47%) 1.5B (96%)
Growth Capital 3 (17%) - 8 (21%) 26M (2%)
PIPE 2 (11%) - 4 (11%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (17%) - 3 (8%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (17%) - 3 (8%) -
Divestiture 1 (6%) 35M (4%) 1 (3%) 35M (2%)
Going Private 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 18 $960M 38 $1.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 7 (41%) -
Secondary Sale 4 (24%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (18%) 874M (94%)
Trade Sale 2 (12%) 55M (6%)
Stake Sale 1 (6%) -
Total 17 $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 3 $854M
< $100M 14 $663M
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest Super A-Mart Pty Ltd.
$340M (2006-06-01)
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)
18%
7 (18%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
41%
7 (41%)
Strategic(s)
35%
6 (35%)

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