TowerBrook Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, TowerBrook Capital Partners has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

TowerBrook Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (9%) and financial services (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%) and secondary buyout (27%). In total, TowerBrook Capital Partners has invested in 17 US states and 11 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2020 when it acquired Automobile Association Developments for $5.8B.

In the last 3 years, TowerBrook Capital Partners has exited 3 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 Activity122
    • M&A Buy Activity80
    • M&A Sell Activity42
  • Total Sectors Invested 34
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 54
  • M&A Advisors 24

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, Nordic

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (3.6/yr) # 62 5 7 2 3 1 80
vol $4.5B $5.8B $586M $10.9B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 37 2 - 1 2 - 42
vol $5.8B $350M $6.1B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
CBTS 2024-02-06 - Divestiture
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.cbts.com
Demakes Enterprises, Inc. 2023-12-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lynn, Massachusetts
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. 2023-10-26 - Growth Capital
Parsippany, New Jersey · www.langan.com
CalChef Foods LLC 2023-07-05 - Trade Sale
Stockton, California · www.kevinsnaturalfoods.com
Independents 2023-06-13 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.the-independents.com
FloWorks International LLC 2023-01-24 - Secondary Sale
Pasadena, Texas · www.gofloworks.com
Premium Credit Ltd. 2022-05-03 - Secondary Buyout
Surrey, United Kingdom · www.premiumcredit.com
Stonebridge Companies LLC 2022-03-02 - Growth Capital
Denver, Colorado · www.sbcos.com
Orchid Underwriters Agency, Inc. 2022-02-28 - Trade Sale
Vero Beach, Florida · www.orchidinsurance.com
Battea – Class Action Services LLC 2021-11-03 - Growth Capital
Stamford, Connecticut · www.battea.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
TriMedx LLC 2016-04-12 Centurion Service Group 2020-12-02 2
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.trimedx.com Franklin Park, Illinois · www.centurionservice.com
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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (11%) - 7 (9%) -
Financial Services 2 (6%) - 6 (8%) 1.7B (16%)
Insurance 2 (6%) 6.4B (100%) 5 (6%) 7.7B (70%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (3%) - 4 (5%) 1.1B (10%)
Food 2 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Information Services 3 (8%) - 4 (5%) -
Information Technology 2 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Retail - - 3 (4%) 205M (2%)
Aerospace 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Distribution - - 3 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Leisure 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%) -
E-Commerce 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Engineering 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Forest Products 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Furniture 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Life Science - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (3%) - 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 36 $6.4B 80 $10.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 15 (42%) 586M (9%) 39 (49%) 2.9B (26%)
  New York 2 (6%) - 6 (8%) 1.0B (9%)
  Texas 1 (3%) - 6 (8%) -
  Illinois 4 (11%) - 5 (6%) -
  California - - 5 (6%) 1.0B (10%)
  New Jersey 2 (6%) 586M (9%) 2 (3%) 586M (5%)
  Tennessee 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Florida - - 2 (3%) 233M (2%)
  Ohio 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Washington - - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
  Maine - - 1 (1%) -
France 10 (28%) - 13 (16%) -
United Kingdom 5 (14%) 5.8B (91%) 13 (16%) 7.1B (65%)
Belgium 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Switzerland - - 3 (4%) -
Germany 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Ireland 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Netherlands 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Spain 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Austria 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (1%) 1.0B (9%)
Domestic 15 (42%) 586M (9%) 39 (49%) 2.9B (26%)
Cross-border 21 (58%) 5.8B (91%) 41 (51%) 8.1B (74%)
Total 36 $6.4B 80 $10.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (11%) - 27 (34%) 1.9B (19%)
Secondary Buyout 9 (25%) - 21 (26%) 741M (7%)
Growth Capital 8 (22%) - 11 (14%) -
Stake Purchase 7 (19%) - 9 (11%) -
Divestiture 4 (11%) - 5 (6%) -
Going Private 2 (6%) 6.4B (100%) 3 (4%) 7.3B (73%)
Recapitalization - - 2 (3%) -
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
PIPE 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 36 $6.4B 80 $9.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 11 (26%) 1.4B (23%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (24%) 4.7B (77%)
Secondary Sale 10 (24%) -
IPO 7 (17%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (5%) -
1 (2%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (2%) -
Total 42 $6.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Canaccord Genuity Corp.
2
Morgan Stanley
2
Messier Maris & Associés
2
Legal Deals
Sidley
6
Kirkland & Ellis
5
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $7.8B
$100M to $1B 7 $3.1B
TOTAL $10.9B
Largest Automobile Association Developments Ltd.
$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%
22 (28%)
Strategic(s)
6%
5 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
26%
11 (26%)
Strategic(s)
50%
21 (50%)

FAQ

When was TowerBrook Capital Partners founded?

TowerBrook Capital Partners was founded in 2001.

What type of investor is TowerBrook Capital Partners?

TowerBrook Capital Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is TowerBrook Capital Partners headquartered?

TowerBrook Capital Partners is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does TowerBrook Capital Partners have under management?

TowerBrook Capital Partners has 17.4B USD under management.

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