M&A Deal Summary

The Blackstone Group Acquires Packers Sanitation Services

On May 11, 2018, private equity firm The Blackstone Group acquired business services company Packers Sanitation Services from Leonard Green & Partners

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is The Blackstone Group’s 9th transaction in the Business Services sector.
  • This is The Blackstone Group’s 146th transaction in the United States.
  • This is The Blackstone Group’s 2nd transaction in Iowa.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2018-05-11
Target Packers Sanitation Services
Sector Business Services
Buyer(s) The Blackstone Group
Sellers(s) Leonard Green & Partners
Deal Type Secondary Buyout

Target

Packers Sanitation Services

Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, United States
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PSSI is a provider of outsourced cleaning services to the beef, pork and poultry processing industries. PSSI also cleans other specialized food preparation plants including those that process salads and pizza toppings. PSSI has grown rapidly due to increased outsourcing of cleaning services and added focus on food safety.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

The Blackstone Group

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1987
PE ASSETS 131.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

The Blackstone Group is a global alternative investment management firm. The Firm's investment activities span real estate, secondary investments, hedge funds, credit, infrastructure, and private equity. Blackstone's private equity group targets opportunities globally including buyout acquisitions of established companies, development projects, growth equity financings, and industry consolidations. Sectors of interest include automotive, healthcare, chemicals, industrial, commercial property, lodging, communications, media/publishing, consumer & retail, packaging, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, energy, technology, entertainment, telecommunications, financial services, theme parks, food & beverage, and transportation. Blackstone's private equity real estate group looks for opportunities across North/South America, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, and Europe. The real estate group will consider both equity and debt investments. Areas of interest include healthcare, hotel, industrial, office, residential, and retail. The Blackstone Group was formed in 1987 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 237 of 321
Sector (Business Services) 9 of 14
Type (Secondary Buyout) 42 of 74
State (Iowa) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 146 of 202
Year (2018) 4 of 12
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-05-03 Renaissance

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States

Renaissance is a provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs for pre-kindergarten through to senior high (pre-K-12, aged 5-18) schools and districts. The company's products and services, currently adopted by more than 70,000 schools, are primarily focused on two curriculum areas: reading and mathematics. Renaissance was formed in 1986 and is based in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-05-21 Ipreo Holdings

New York, New York, United States

Ipreo Holdings LLC is a global provider of high quality data, market intelligence, and productivity solutions to investment banking and corporate clients. Ipreo was founded in 1985 and is based in New York, New York.

Sell $1.9B

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Leonard Green & Partners

Los Angeles, California, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1989
PE ASSETS 70.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Leonard Green & Partners is a mega-sized private equity firm that invests in established companies that are leaders in their respective markets. Leonard Green will consider investments in consumer and business services, consumer products, distribution, media, and retail. Typical transaction values for acquisitions are between $500 million and $2 billion, however, the firm is capable of closing transactions valued up to $5 billion. Types of transactions include public-to-private, recapitalizations of privately held businesses, growth capital, equity capital to facilitate acquisitions, turnarounds/restructurings, and acquisitions of divisions/assets from large corporations. Leonard Green & Partners was formed in 1989 and is based in Los Angeles, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 33 of 52
Sector (Business Services) 3 of 3
Type (Secondary Buyout) 11 of 17
State (Iowa) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 32 of 49
Year (2018) 2 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-04-24 SRS Distribution

McKinney, Texas, United States

SRS Distribution is a distributor of residential roofing materials and supplies in the U.S. SRS has over 160 branches in more than 40 states serving a diverse group of roofing contractors, home builders, and retailers. SRS Distribution was founded in 2008 and is based in McKinney, Texas.

Buy $3.0B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-06-28 BJ s

Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States

BJ's is a warehouse club operator on the East Coast of the United States. BJ's delivers significant value to our members, consistently offering 25% or more savings on a representative basket of manufacturer-branded groceries compared to traditional supermarket competitors. BJ's provides a curated assortment focused on perishable products, continuously refreshed general merchandise, gas and other ancillary services to deliver a differentiated shopping experience that is further enhanced by our omnichannel capabilities. BJ's was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Westborough, Massachusetts.

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