Ripplewood Holdings Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Ripplewood Holdings’ most common sectors for investment are automotive (25%) and business services (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (75%) and secondary buyout (25%). In total, Ripplewood Holdings has invested in 3 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired RSC Equipment Rental for $3.8B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). Ripplewood Holdings’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold RSC Equipment Rental for $1.9B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 3

Ripplewood Holdings LLC

One Rockefeller Plaza, 32nd. Fl.,
New York, New York 10020
United States
(212)582-6700

Ripplewood Holdings is a private equity firm based focused on investment opportunities at all company stages. The Firm generally considers businesses located across North America, Europe, and Asia. Target sectors include entertainment, media, financial services, publishing, automotive, and manufacturing. Ripplewood Holdings was formed in 1995 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Chemicals, Communications, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Media, Publishing, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia/Pacific

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $6.9B $6.9B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $2.7B $2.7B
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
RSC Equipment Rental, Inc. 2011-12-16 1.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.rscrental.com
The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. 2009-08-24 - Bankruptcy
White Plains, New York · www.rda.com
The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. 2006-11-16 2.4B USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
White Plains, New York · www.rda.com
RSC Equipment Rental, Inc. 2006-10-06 3.8B USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.rscrental.com
Honsel International Technologies SARL 2004-09-08 704M EUR Secondary Buyout
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Kraton Corp. 2003-11-10 770M USD Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.kraton.com
Kraton Corp. 2001-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Houston, Texas · www.kraton.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services - - 1 (25%) 3.8B (55%)
Publishing - - 1 (25%) 2.4B (35%)
Automotive - - 1 (25%) 704M (10%)
Chemicals - - 1 (25%) -
Total - - 4 $6.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 3 (75%) 6.2B (90%)
  Arizona - - 1 (25%) 3.8B (55%)
  New York - - 1 (25%) 2.4B (35%)
  Texas - - 1 (25%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (25%) 704M (10%)
Domestic - - 3 (75%) 6.2B (90%)
Cross-border - - 1 (25%) 704M (10%)
Total - - 4 $6.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 3 (75%) 6.2B (90%)
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (25%) 704M (10%)
Total - - 4 $6.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (33%) 1.9B (71%)
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) 770M (29%)
Bankruptcy 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $2.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $6.2B
$100M to $1B 1 $704M
TOTAL $6.9B
Largest RSC Equipment Rental, Inc.
$3.8B (2006-10-06)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.9B
$100M to $1B 1 $770M
TOTAL $2.7B
Largest RSC Equipment Rental, Inc.
$1.9B (2011-12-16)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%

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