The Cypress Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

The Cypress Group’s most common sectors for investment are electrical equipment (17%) and automotive (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%) and secondary buyout (25%). In total, The Cypress Group has invested in 7 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2003 when it acquired Financial Guaranty Insurance for $2.2B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (42%). The Cypress Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold MedPointe Pharmaceuticals for $800M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 2

The Cypress Group

437 Madison Avn, 33rd Floor,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 705-0150
www.cypressgp.com
contact@cypressgp.com

The Cypress Group is a private equity firm that acquires businesses in a range of industries. Broad sectors of interest include consumer services, financial services, and manufacturing. The Cypress Group was formed in 1989 and is headquartered in New York, New York.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Services, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Insurance, Leisure, Manufacturing

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
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M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 12 - - - - - 12
vol $7.3B $7.3B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 12 - - - - - 12
vol $800M $800M
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Affinia Group, Inc. 2015-08-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.affiniagroup.com
Financial Guaranty Insurance Co. 2010-08-05 - Bankruptcy
New York, New York · www.fgic.com
Communications & Power Industries, Inc. 2008-11-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California · www.cpii.com
Brand Connections LLC 2008-06-30 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.brandconnections.com
ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. 2007-12-07 - Secondary Buyout
Dallas, Texas · www.clubcorp.com
MedPointe Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2007-07-20 800M USD Add-on Acquisition
Somerset, New Jersey · www.medpointeinc.com
Cinemark Holdings, Inc. 2007-04-24 - IPO
Plano, Texas · www.cinemark.com
Brand Connections LLC 2006-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.brandconnections.com
Williams Scotsman International, Inc. 2005-09-20 - IPO
Baltimore, Maryland · www.willscot.com
Affinia Group, Inc. 2004-12-06 1.0B USD Divestiture
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.affiniagroup.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (17%) 300M (4%)
Financial Services - - 1 (8%) 2.2B (30%)
Media - - 1 (8%) 1.5B (21%)
Distribution - - 1 (8%) 1.1B (15%)
Automotive - - 1 (8%) 1.0B (14%)
Real Estate - - 1 (8%) 675M (9%)
Insurance - - 1 (8%) 532M (7%)
Consumer Products - - 1 (8%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (8%) -
Leisure - - 1 (8%) -
Life Science - - 1 (8%) -
Total - - 12 $7.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 9 (75%) 6.8B (93%)
  New York - - 2 (17%) 2.2B (30%)
  Texas - - 2 (17%) 1.5B (21%)
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (8%) 1.1B (15%)
  Michigan - - 1 (8%) 1.0B (14%)
  Maryland - - 1 (8%) 675M (9%)
  California - - 1 (8%) 300M (4%)
  New Jersey - - 1 (8%) -
United Kingdom - - 2 (17%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (8%) 532M (7%)
Domestic - - 9 (75%) 6.8B (93%)
Cross-border - - 3 (25%) 532M (7%)
Total - - 12 $7.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 4 (33%) 532M (7%)
Secondary Buyout - - 3 (25%) 2.1B (28%)
Divestiture - - 2 (17%) 3.2B (44%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (8%) 1.5B (21%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (8%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (8%) -
Total - - 12 $7.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 5 (42%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (17%) 800M (100%)
Secondary Sale 2 (17%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (8%) -
Shut Down 1 (8%) -
Trade Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $800M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
2
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $5.8B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.5B
TOTAL $7.3B
Largest Financial Guaranty Insurance Co.
$2.2B (2003-12-18)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $800M
TOTAL $800M
Largest MedPointe Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
$800M (2007-07-20)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
71%
5 71%
Strategic(s)
29%
2 29%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
3 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
3 50%

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