Unitas Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Unitas Capital’s most common sectors for investment areautomotive (18%) and electronics (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (53%) and divestiture (18%). In total, Unitas Capital has invested in 2 US states and 10 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Edwards Group for $772M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (47%). Unitas Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Edwards Group for $1.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity30
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 3

Unitas Capital

27th Floor, Canton House 56 Queen's Road Central,
Hong Kong,
China
852-25331818
www.unitascapital.com
enquiry@unitascapital.com

Unitas Capital is a private equity firm focused on buyouts and growth capital investments in medium-to-large sized businesses across Asia. Unitas targets opportunities throughout Australia & New Zealand, Greater China, Korea, Japan and Singapore. Areas of interest include branded consumer, retail and industrial manufacturing/services. Unitas dates back to 1999 (when it was part of and known as J.P. Morgan Partners Asia) and has offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Automotive, Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Environmental, Food, Infrastructure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: Asia/Pacific, Australia/New Zealand

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 17 - - - - - 17
vol $4.0B $4.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 13 - - - - - 13
vol $4.9B $4.9B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Jiahao Foodstuff Co., Ltd. 2014-08-06 - Stake Purchase
Zhongshan, China · www.jiahaofoods.com
Edwards Group Ltd. 2013-08-19 1.6B USD Trade Sale
Crawley, United Kingdom · www.edwardsvacuum.com
Exego Group Pty Ltd. 2013-04-08 800M USD Trade Sale
Mulgrave, Australia · www.exego.com.au
NEPA Co. Ltd. 2013-04-01 521M USD Secondary Sale
Seoul, South Korea · www.nepa.co.kr
Shenzhen ZTE NetView Technology Co., Ltd. 2012-12-28 200M USD Divestiture
Shenzhen, China · www.ztenv.com
Waco International Ltd. 2012-07-12 - Secondary Sale
Johannesburg, South Africa · www.wacointernational.co.za
NEPA Co. Ltd. 2012-06-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Seoul, South Korea · www.nepa.co.kr
Babela Restaurant Management Co. Ltd. 2012-01-31 40M USD Secondary Buyout
Shanghai, China
The Quizno’s Master LLC 2012-01-25 150M USD Bankruptcy
Denver, Colorado · www.quiznos.com
Beijing Leader & Harvest Electric Technologies Co. Ltd. 2011-11-30 650M USD Trade Sale
Beijing, China · www.ld-harvest.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive - - 3 (18%) -
Machinery 1 (50%) 592M (75%) 2 (12%) 1.3B (32%)
Electronics 1 (50%) 200M (25%) 2 (12%) 972M (25%)
Retail - - 2 (12%) 300M (8%)
Restaurants - - 2 (12%) 40M (1%)
Food - - 2 (12%) -
Beverages - - 1 (6%) 765M (19%)
Business Services - - 1 (6%) 407M (10%)
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (6%) 200M (5%)
Marketing - - 1 (6%) -
Total 2 $792M 17 $4.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
China 1 (50%) 200M (25%) 4 (24%) 240M (6%)
Australia - - 3 (18%) 300M (8%)
United States - - 2 (12%) 689M (18%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (6%) 689M (18%)
  Colorado - - 1 (6%) -
South Korea - - 2 (12%) -
Netherlands 1 (50%) 592M (75%) 1 (6%) 592M (16%)
United Kingdom - - 1 (6%) 772M (21%)
New Zealand - - 1 (6%) 765M (20%)
South Africa - - 1 (6%) 407M (11%)
Japan - - 1 (6%) -
Singapore - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 1 (50%) 200M (25%) 4 (24%) 240M (6%)
Cross-border 1 (50%) 592M (75%) 13 (76%) 3.5B (94%)
Total 2 $792M 17 $3.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 9 (53%) 2.0B (49%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (50%) 592M (75%) 3 (18%) 1.0B (26%)
Divestiture 1 (50%) 200M (25%) 3 (18%) 972M (25%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (6%) -
Total 2 $792M 17 $4.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (23%) 3.2B (65%)
Trade Sale 3 (23%) 1.0B (21%)
Secondary Sale 3 (23%) 521M (11%)
IPO 2 (15%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (8%) 150M (3%)
Stake Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $4.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
UBS Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Davis Polk & Wardwell
1
Clayton Utz
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 8 $3.9B
< $100M 1 $40M
TOTAL $4.0B
Largest Edwards Group Ltd.
$772M (2007-03-12)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.6B
$100M to $1B 6 $3.3B
TOTAL $4.9B
Largest Edwards Group Ltd.
$1.6B (2013-08-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
24%
4 (24%)
Strategic(s)
18%
3 (18%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
31%
4 (31%)
Strategic(s)
46%
6 (46%)

FAQ

When was Unitas Capital founded?

Unitas Capital was founded in 1999.

What type of investor is Unitas Capital?

Unitas Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is Unitas Capital headquartered?

Unitas Capital is headquartered in Hong Kong, China.

How much capital does Unitas Capital have under management?

Unitas Capital has 4.0B USD under management.

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