TowerBrook Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, TowerBrook Capital Partners has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

TowerBrook Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (10%) and information technology (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (45%) and secondary buyout (30%). In total, TowerBrook Capital Partners has invested in 13 US states and 11 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Ironshore for $1.0B.

In the last 3 years, TowerBrook Capital Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (57%). 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 Activity93
    • M&A Buy Activity61
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 29
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 41
  • M&A Advisors 21

TowerBrook Capital Partners LP

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 46 6 2 1 3 3 61
vol $4.5B $4.5B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 25 2 1 - 2 2 32
vol $5.4B $428M $350M $6.1B
  93

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Azzurri Group Ltd. 2020-07-17 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.azzurrigroup.co.uk
ETrawler Unlimited Co. 2020-05-19 - Secondary Buyout
Dublin, Ireland · www.cartrawler.com
Independent Clinical Services Ltd. 2020-04-16 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.independentclinicalservices.co.uk
Metallo Group 2019-05-22 428M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Beerse, Belgium · www.metallo.com
Studio Movie Grill 2019-04-03 - Growth Capital
Dallas, Texas · www.studiomoviegrill.com
GBA Group 2019-03-25 - Stake Purchase
Grimsby, United Kingdom · www.gbagroup.com
GSE Group 2019-03-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Avignon, France · www.gsegroup.com
Sabena Technics S.A. 2019-01-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paris, France · www.sabenatechnics.com
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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
Volution Group plc 2012-01-19 Oy Pamon Ab 2018-07-06 12
Crawley, United Kingdom · www.volutiongroupplc.com Hollola, Finland
Volution Group plc 2012-01-19 AirFan B.V. 2018-05-01 11
Crawley, United Kingdom · www.volutiongroupplc.com Nijverdal, Netherlands · www.airfanventilatie.com
Volution Group plc 2012-01-19 Simx Ltd. 2018-03-19 10
Crawley, United Kingdom · www.volutiongroupplc.com Auckland, New Zealand · www.simx.co.nz
Volution Group plc 2012-01-19 VoltAir System AB 2017-05-30 9
Crawley, United Kingdom · www.volutiongroupplc.com Torsby, Sweden · www.voltairsystem.com
Volution Group plc 2012-01-19 Breathing Buildings Ltd. 2016-12-19 8
Crawley, United Kingdom · www.volutiongroupplc.com Cambridge, United Kingdom · www.breathingbuildings.com
Volution Group plc 2012-01-19 Weland Luftbehandling AB 2015-12-03 7
Crawley, United Kingdom · www.volutiongroupplc.com Nyland, Sweden
Volution Group plc 2012-01-19 Energy Technique plc 2015-11-11 6
Crawley, United Kingdom · www.volutiongroupplc.com West Molesey, United Kingdom · www.diffusion-group.co.uk
FloWorks International LLC 2012-03-12 Major Sourcing LLC (Major Inc) 2015-07-27 2
Houston, Texas · www.floworkspvf.com Sayreville, New Jersey · www.majorinc.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (14%) - 6 (10%) -
Information Technology 3 (11%) - 6 (10%) -
Financial Services 1 (4%) - 5 (8%) 1.7B (38%)
Apparel/Textiles 2 (7%) 835M (77%) 4 (7%) 1.1B (25%)
Media 2 (7%) - 4 (7%) -
Insurance 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) 1.2B (27%)
Retail 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) 205M (5%)
Internet Software and Services 2 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
Building Materials 2 (7%) 251M (23%) 2 (3%) 251M (6%)
Communications - - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Food 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (3%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Leisure 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Packaging - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics - - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) -
Staffing - - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 28 $1.1B 61 $4.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (39%) 835M (77%) 27 (44%) 2.3B (50%)
  Texas 2 (7%) - 6 (10%) -
  California 2 (7%) 835M (77%) 4 (7%) 1.0B (23%)
  New York - - 4 (7%) 1.0B (22%)
  Illinois 3 (11%) - 3 (5%) -
  Florida 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) 233M (5%)
  New Hampshire 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (2%) -
  Maine - - 1 (2%) -
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 5 (18%) 251M (23%) 11 (18%) 1.2B (27%)
France 6 (21%) - 9 (15%) -
Netherlands 2 (7%) - 3 (5%) -
Switzerland 1 (4%) - 3 (5%) -
Ireland 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Belgium - - 2 (3%) -
Austria 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Luxembourg 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (2%) 1.0B (22%)
Germany - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 11 (39%) 835M (77%) 27 (44%) 2.3B (50%)
Cross-border 17 (61%) 251M (23%) 34 (56%) 2.2B (50%)
Total 28 $1.1B 61 $4.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (18%) - 27 (44%) 1.9B (55%)
Secondary Buyout 11 (39%) 251M (23%) 18 (30%) 741M (21%)
Growth Capital 4 (14%) - 6 (10%) -
Stake Purchase 4 (14%) - 5 (8%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Going Private 1 (4%) 835M (77%) 1 (2%) 835M (24%)
Divestiture 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
PIPE 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 28 $1.1B 61 $3.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (28%) 4.7B (77%)
Trade Sale 9 (28%) 1.4B (23%)
Secondary Sale 8 (25%) -
IPO 4 (13%) -
1 (3%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (3%) -
Total 32 $6.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Canaccord Genuity Corp.
2
Messier Maris & Associés
2
Morgan Stanley
2
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
2
Goodwin Procter LLP
1
Hogan Lovells
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $2.0B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.5B
TOTAL $4.5B
Largest Ironshore, Inc.
$1.0B (2007-01-03)
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
PE Firm(s)
97%
28 97%
Strategic(s)
3%
1 3%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
38%
11 38%
Strategic(s)
62%
18 62%

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