Unitas Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Unitas Capital’s most common sectors for investment are automotive (18%) and electrical equipment (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (53%) and secondary buyout (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 (50%). 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 Activity29
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 3

Unitas Capital

29th Floor, Two Chinachem Central 26 Des Voeux 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 17 - - - - - 17
vol $3.8B $3.8B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 12 - - - - - 12
vol $4.4B $4.4B
  29

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 Add-on Acquisition
Crawley, United Kingdom · www.edwardsvacuum.com
Exego Group Pty Ltd. 2013-04-08 800M USD Trade Sale
Mulgrave, Australia · www.exego.com.au
Shenzhen ZTE NetView Technology Co., Ltd. (ZNV) 2012-12-28 - Stake Purchase
Shenzhen, China · www.ztenv.com
Waco International Ltd. 2012-07-12 - Secondary Buyout
Sandown, South Africa · www.wacointernational.com
NEPA Co. Ltd. 2012-06-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Seoul, South Korea
Babela Restaurant Management Co. Ltd. 2012-01-31 40M USD Secondary Buyout
Shanghai, China
The Quizno’s Master LLC 2012-01-25 150M USD Special Situations/Distressed
Denver, Colorado · www.quiznos.com
Beijing Leader & Harvest Electric Technologies Co. Ltd. 2011-11-30 650M USD Add-on Acquisition
Beijing, China · www.ld-harvest.com
Exego Group Pty Ltd. 2011-09-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mulgrave, Australia · www.exego.com.au
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive 1 (20%) - 3 (18%) -
Machinery 1 (20%) 592M (94%) 2 (12%) 1.3B (34%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (20%) - 2 (12%) 200M (5%)
Restaurants 1 (20%) 40M (6%) 2 (12%) 40M (1%)
Food 1 (20%) - 2 (12%) -
Electronics - - 1 (6%) 772M (21%)
Beverages - - 1 (6%) 765M (20%)
Infrastructure - - 1 (6%) 407M (11%)
Retail - - 1 (6%) 300M (8%)
Business Services - - 1 (6%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (6%) -
Total 5 $632M 17 $3.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
China 3 (60%) 40M (6%) 4 (24%) 240M (6%)
Australia 1 (20%) - 3 (18%) 300M (8%)
United States - - 2 (12%) 689M (18%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (6%) 689M (18%)
  Colorado - - 1 (6%) -
South Korea - - 2 (12%) -
Netherlands 1 (20%) 592M (94%) 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 3 (60%) 40M (6%) 4 (24%) 240M (6%)
Cross-border 2 (40%) 592M (94%) 13 (76%) 3.5B (94%)
Total 5 $632M 17 $3.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (20%) - 9 (53%) 2.0B (52%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (40%) 632M (100%) 3 (18%) 1.0B (28%)
Divestiture - - 2 (12%) 772M (21%)
Stake Purchase 2 (40%) - 2 (12%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (6%) -
Total 5 $632M 17 $3.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (25%) 3.2B (73%)
Trade Sale 3 (25%) 1.0B (23%)
IPO 2 (17%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (17%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (8%) 150M (3%)
Stake Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $4.4B

Top M&A Advisors

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

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 7 $3.7B
< $100M 1 $40M
TOTAL $3.8B
Largest Edwards Group Ltd.
$772M (2007-03-12)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.6B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.8B
TOTAL $4.4B
Largest Edwards Group Ltd.
$1.6B (2013-08-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
75%
6 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
2 25%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
3 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
6 67%

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