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 14
  • 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 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 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
NEPA Co. Ltd. 2013-04-01 521M USD Secondary Buyout
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 Buyout
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 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
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
Clayton Utz
1
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
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%)

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