Rhône Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Rhône Group has acquired 2 companies.

Rhône Group’s most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (20%) and chemicals (17%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (30%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (27%). In total, Rhône Group has invested in 8 US states and 10 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2020 when it acquired Lummus Technology for $2.7B.

In the last 3 years, Rhône Group has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (36%). Rhône Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Garda World Security for $4.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity47
    • M&A Buy Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 11

Rhône Group

630 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3110,
New York, New York 10111
United States
(212) 218-6700
www.rhonegroup.com
info@rhonegroup.com

Rhône Group is a private equity and financial advisory firm focused on large-scale buyouts across North America and Western Europe. Areas of interest include energy, materials, industrials, retail, consumer products, healthcare, and financial services. Rhône was formed in 1995 and has offices in New York, Paris, and London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Chemicals, Consumer Products, Defense, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Metals/Mining, Retail, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Nordic

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 26 2 2 - - - 30
vol $4.8B $2.7B $7.5B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 14 2 - - 1 - 17
vol $8.5B $233M $8.7B
  47

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Fogo Hospitality, Inc. 2023-08-15 - Secondary Sale
Dallas, Texas · www.fogodechao.com
Paragon Films, Inc. 2021-11-11 - Secondary Buyout
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma · www.paragon-films.com
Wahoo Fitness LLC 2021-07-07 - Secondary Buyout
Atlanta, Georgia · www.wahoofitness.com
Global Knowledge Training LLC 2020-11-10 233M USD Secondary Sale
Cary, North Carolina · www.globalknowledge.com
Illycaffe S.p.A 2020-10-21 - Stake Purchase
Trieste, Italy · www.illy.com
Lummus Technology 2020-06-30 2.7B USD Divestiture
Houston, Texas · www.lummustechnology.com
Unieuro S.p.A. 2020-01-24 - Stake Sale
Forli, Italy · www.unieurospa.com
Wellbore Integrity Solutions 2019-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Houston, Texas · www.wellboreintegrity.com
Garda World Security Corp. 2019-07-23 4.0B CAD Recapitalization
Montreal, Quebec · www.garda.com
Hudson's Bay Company 2019-06-10 844M CAD Going Private
Brampton, Ontario · www.hbc.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
ASK Chemicals GmbH 2014-06-01 SI Group - Industrial Resin Business 2021-07-23 1
Hilden, Germany · www.ask-chemicals.com Rio Claro, Brazil
Baker & Baker 2013-03-25 CSM Ingredients 2021-04-01 2
Wirral, United Kingdom · www.bakerandbaker.eu Luxembourg, Luxembourg · www.csmingredients.com
Hudson's Bay Company 2019-06-10 Lord & Taylor LLC 2019-08-28 1
Brampton, Ontario · www.hbc.com New York, New York · www.lordandtaylor.com
Baker & Baker 2013-03-25 CSM Bakery Solutions - Multifoods 2018-02-15 1
Wirral, United Kingdom · www.bakerandbaker.eu Elyria, Ohio

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 2 (17%) - 6 (20%) 170M (2%)
Chemicals 2 (17%) - 5 (17%) 1.8B (25%)
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (17%) 2.7B (57%) 3 (10%) 2.7B (36%)
Transportation 2 (17%) - 3 (10%) -
Manufacturing 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Food 1 (8%) 1.2B (25%) 1 (3%) 1.2B (16%)
Retail 1 (8%) 844M (18%) 1 (3%) 844M (11%)
Marketing - - 1 (3%) 349M (5%)
Electronics - - 1 (3%) 270M (4%)
Education - - 1 (3%) 95M (1%)
Beverages 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (3%) -
Marine - - 1 (3%) -
Packaging - - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 $4.8B 30 $7.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (50%) 2.7B (57%) 14 (47%) 3.4B (45%)
  Texas 3 (25%) 2.7B (57%) 5 (17%) 2.7B (36%)
  Michigan 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) 170M (2%)
  Ohio - - 2 (7%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Georgia 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) 485M (6%)
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  New York - - 1 (3%) -
Germany 1 (8%) - 4 (13%) 1.4B (18%)
United Kingdom 1 (8%) 1.2B (25%) 2 (7%) 1.3B (17%)
Canada 1 (8%) 844M (18%) 2 (7%) 844M (11%)
  Ontario 1 (8%) 844M (18%) 1 (3%) 844M (11%)
  Quebec - - 1 (3%) -
Italy 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
France - - 2 (7%) -
Spain 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
United Arab Emirates 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Greece - - 1 (3%) 349M (5%)
Switzerland - - 1 (3%) 270M (4%)
Domestic 6 (50%) 2.7B (57%) 14 (47%) 3.4B (45%)
Cross-border 6 (50%) 2.0B (43%) 16 (53%) 4.1B (55%)
Total 12 $4.8B 30 $7.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 3 (25%) - 9 (30%) 95M (1%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (17%) - 8 (27%) 620M (8%)
Divestiture 3 (25%) 3.9B (82%) 7 (23%) 5.9B (79%)
Stake Purchase 3 (25%) - 3 (10%) -
Going Private 1 (8%) 844M (18%) 2 (7%) 844M (11%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 $4.8B 30 $7.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (35%) 3.8B (43%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (24%) 973M (11%)
IPO 3 (18%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) 4.0B (45%)
Trade Sale 1 (6%) 68M (1%)
Merger 1 (6%) -
Stake Sale 1 (6%) -
Total 17 $8.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
2
Goldman Sachs
2
Jefferies
1
Legal Deals
Sullivan & Cromwell
3
Kirkland & Ellis
2
Davis Polk & Wardwell
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $4.9B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.5B
< $100M 1 $95M
TOTAL $7.5B
Largest Lummus Technology
$2.7B (2020-06-30)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $6.7B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.0B
< $100M 1 $68M
TOTAL $8.7B
Largest Garda World Security Corp.
$4.0B (2019-07-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
10 (33%)
Strategic(s)
20%
6 (20%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
41%
7 (41%)
Strategic(s)
29%
5 (29%)

FAQ

When was Rhône Group founded?

Rhône Group was founded in 1996.

What type of investor is Rhône Group?

Rhône Group is a private equity firm.

Where is Rhône Group headquartered?

Rhône Group is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does Rhône Group have under management?

Rhône Group has 8.0B EUR under management.

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