TowerBrook Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, TowerBrook Capital Partners has acquired 11 companies. It has also invested in 9 others.

TowerBrook Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (10%) and insurance (7%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (37%) and secondary buyout (28%). In total, TowerBrook Capital Partners has invested in 14 US states and 11 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2020 when it acquired AA for $5.8B.

In the last 3 years, TowerBrook Capital Partners has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). TowerBrook Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Cablecom GMBH for $2.2B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity114
    • M&A Buy Activity74
    • M&A Sell Activity40
  • Total Sectors Invested 33
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 50
  • M&A Advisors 23

TowerBrook Capital Partners

Park Avenue Tower, 65 East 55th Street,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 699-2200
www.towerbrook.com
contact@towerbrook.com

TowerBrook Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on leveraged buyouts, leveraged build-ups and distressed situation investments throughout North America and Europe. TowerBrook prefers control-oriented investments and actively pursues complex situations that other firms may avoid. Target sectors include consumer services, distribution, beverages, pharmaceuticals, media, technology, communications, software, and healthcare. TowerBrook Capital Partners was established in 2001 and is headquartered in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Manufacturing, Media, Packaging, Plastics, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.4/yr) # 52 2 4 5 5 6 74
vol $4.5B $5.8B $586M $10.9B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 30 3 2 3 2 - 40
vol $5.4B $428M $350M $6.1B
  114

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
CalChef Foods LLC 2021-09-03 - Growth Capital
Stockton, California · www.kevinsnaturalfoods.com
EisnerAmper LLP 2021-08-02 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.eisneramper.com
JM Bruneau 2021-07-28 - Secondary Buyout
Villebon-sur-Yvette, France · www.bruneau.fr
Uperio SAS 2021-06-07 - Secondary Buyout
LYON, France · www.uperio-group.com
Regent Surgical Health 2021-03-04 - Stake Purchase
Westchester, Illinois · www.regentsurgicalhealth.com
ProSight Global, Inc. 2021-01-15 586M USD Going Private
Morristown, New Jersey · www.investors.prosightspecialty.com
AA plc 2020-12-09 5.8B GBP Going Private
Basingstoke, United Kingdom · www.theaa.com
Consolis Rail Business 2020-12-03 - Divestiture
Brussels, Belgium
Beverages & More, Inc. 2020-11-05 350M USD Add-on Acquisition
Concord, California · www.bevmo.com
Talan SAS 2020-07-28 - Stake Purchase
Paris, France · www.talan.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
FloWorks International LLC 2012-03-12 FloWorks International LLC - MultAlloy Division 2019-07-02 1
Houston, Texas · www.floworkspvf.com Houston, Texas
TriMedx LLC 2016-04-12 Aramark HCT 2018-09-17 1
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.trimedx.com Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Infopro Digital SAS 2016-04-08 Companeo SA 2018-01-11 1
Boulogne-Billancourt Cedex, France · www.infopro-digital.com Suresnes, France · www.companeo.com
FloWorks International LLC 2012-03-12 HD Supply Holdings, Inc. - Industrial PVF Business 2012-03-12 3
Houston, Texas · www.floworkspvf.com Atlanta, Georgia

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (13%) - 7 (9%) -
Insurance 3 (9%) 6.4B (100%) 5 (7%) 7.7B (70%)
Financial Services - - 4 (5%) 1.7B (16%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (3%) - 4 (5%) 1.1B (10%)
Food 2 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Information Services 3 (9%) - 4 (5%) -
Retail - - 3 (4%) 205M (2%)
Aerospace 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Media 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (3%) 251M (2%)
Automotive 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Communications - - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Distribution - - 2 (3%) -
Leisure 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
E-Commerce 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Forest Products 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Furniture 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Life Science - - 1 (1%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Plastics - - 1 (1%) -
Restaurants 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 32 $6.4B 74 $10.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 13 (41%) 586M (9%) 34 (46%) 2.9B (26%)
  New York 2 (6%) - 6 (8%) 1.0B (9%)
  Texas 2 (6%) - 6 (8%) -
  Illinois 4 (13%) - 5 (7%) -
  California 1 (3%) - 5 (7%) 1.0B (10%)
  Florida 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) 233M (2%)
  Tennessee 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  New Jersey 1 (3%) 586M (9%) 1 (1%) 586M (5%)
  Indiana 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Maine - - 1 (1%) -
  Washington - - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (1%) -
France 9 (28%) - 12 (16%) -
United Kingdom 4 (13%) 5.8B (91%) 12 (16%) 7.1B (65%)
Belgium 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Netherlands 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Switzerland - - 3 (4%) -
Germany 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Ireland 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Spain 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Austria 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (1%) 1.0B (9%)
Domestic 13 (41%) 586M (9%) 34 (46%) 2.9B (26%)
Cross-border 19 (59%) 5.8B (91%) 40 (54%) 8.1B (74%)
Total 32 $6.4B 74 $10.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (13%) - 27 (36%) 1.9B (19%)
Secondary Buyout 8 (25%) - 20 (27%) 741M (7%)
Stake Purchase 7 (22%) - 9 (12%) -
Growth Capital 6 (19%) - 8 (11%) -
Going Private 2 (6%) 6.4B (100%) 3 (4%) 7.3B (73%)
Divestiture 3 (9%) - 3 (4%) -
Recapitalization - - 2 (3%) -
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
PIPE 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 32 $6.4B 74 $9.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 11 (28%) 1.4B (23%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (23%) 4.7B (77%)
Secondary Sale 9 (23%) -
IPO 7 (18%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (5%) -
1 (3%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (3%) -
Total 40 $6.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Canaccord Genuity Corp.
2
Morgan Stanley
2
Messier Maris & Associés
2
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
4
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
2
Sidley Austin LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $7.8B
$100M to $1B 7 $3.1B
TOTAL $10.9B
Largest AA plc
$5.8B (2020-12-09)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.2B
$100M to $1B 8 $4.0B
TOTAL $6.1B
Largest Cablecom GMBH
$2.2B (2005-10-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
28%
21 (28%)
Strategic(s)
4%
3 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
25%
10 (25%)
Strategic(s)
50%
20 (50%)

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