Rhône Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Rhône Group has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Rhône Group’s most common sectors for investment arechemicals (18%) and consumer products (18%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (32%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%). 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 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (34%). 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 Activity44
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 9

Rhône Group

12 East 49th Street,
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, 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, Scandinavia

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 21 2 2 2 2 - 29
vol $3.9B $2.7B $6.6B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 11 1 1 2 - - 15
vol $4.6B $4.0B $233M $8.7B
  44

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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 Buyout
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
The Woodlands, 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
Rexair LLC 2019-05-01 - Divestiture
Troy, Michigan · www.rainbowsystem.com
Ranpak Corp. 2018-12-13 - IPO
Concord Township, Ohio · www.ranpak.com
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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
CSM Bakery Solutions 2013-03-25 CSM Ingredients 2020-10-06 2
Atlanta, Georgia · www.csmbakerysolutions.com Luxembourg, Luxembourg · www.csmingredients.com
CSM Bakery Solutions 2013-03-25 CSM Bakery Solutions - Multifoods 2018-02-15 1
Atlanta, Georgia · www.csmbakerysolutions.com Elyria, Ohio

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Chemicals 2 (15%) - 5 (17%) 1.8B (28%)
Consumer Products 2 (15%) - 5 (17%) 170M (3%)
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Manufacturing 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Transportation 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (8%) 2.7B (70%) 1 (3%) 2.7B (41%)
Food 1 (8%) 1.2B (30%) 1 (3%) 1.2B (18%)
Marketing - - 1 (3%) 349M (5%)
Electronics - - 1 (3%) 270M (4%)
Education - - 1 (3%) 95M (1%)
Agriculture 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Airlines 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Marine - - 1 (3%) -
Packaging - - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 $3.9B 29 $6.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (62%) 3.9B (100%) 15 (52%) 4.6B (69%)
  Texas 4 (31%) 2.7B (70%) 5 (17%) 2.7B (41%)
  Georgia 2 (15%) 1.2B (30%) 2 (7%) 1.2B (18%)
  Michigan 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) 170M (3%)
  Ohio - - 2 (7%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) 485M (7%)
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  New York - - 1 (3%) -
Germany 1 (8%) - 4 (14%) 1.4B (20%)
France 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Italy 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Spain 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Malta 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Greece - - 1 (3%) 349M (5%)
Switzerland - - 1 (3%) 270M (4%)
United Kingdom - - 1 (3%) 95M (1%)
Canada - - 1 (3%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 8 (62%) 3.9B (100%) 15 (52%) 4.6B (69%)
Cross-border 5 (38%) - 14 (48%) 2.1B (31%)
Total 13 $3.9B 29 $6.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 4 (31%) - 9 (31%) 95M (1%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (15%) - 8 (28%) 620M (9%)
Divestiture 3 (23%) 3.9B (100%) 7 (24%) 5.9B (89%)
Growth Capital 1 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (15%) - 2 (7%) -
Going Private 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 $3.9B 29 $6.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (33%) 3.8B (43%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (27%) 973M (11%)
IPO 3 (20%) -
Recapitalization 1 (7%) 4.0B (45%)
Trade Sale 1 (7%) 68M (1%)
Stake Sale 1 (7%) -
Total 15 $8.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
2
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Macquarie Capital
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
2
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $4.9B
$100M to $1B 5 $1.6B
< $100M 1 $95M
TOTAL $6.6B
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)
34%
10 (34%)
Strategic(s)
21%
6 (21%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
40%
6 (40%)
Strategic(s)
27%
4 (27%)

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