Värde Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Värde Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Värde Partners’ most common sectors for investment are financial services (77%) and leisure (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (47%) and divestiture (24%). In total, Värde Partners has invested in 3 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired Latitude Financial Group Limited for $8.2B.

In the last 3 years, Värde Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Värde Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Hotel Barcelona Apolo for $108M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 13

Värde Partners, Inc.

901 Marquette Avenue South Suite 3300,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
United States
(952) 893-1554
www.varde.com

Värde Partners is a global alternative investment advisor and firm focused on a variety of strategies. Värde will consider a broad array of investments including corporate assets and sovereign debt, residential mortgages, real estate, specialty finance, transportation, infrastructure, and logistics. Värde Partners was formed in 2000 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Infrastructure, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Real Estate

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 6 3 4 - - - 13
vol $9.1B $507M $9.6B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 2 - - 1 2 1 6
vol $108M $108M
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Hotel Barcelona Apolo 2021-07-28 108M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Barcelona, Spain
Canaccede Financial Group Ltd. 2020-03-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.canaccede.com
Fairstone Financial, Inc. 2020-02-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Ontario · www.fairstone.ca
Deephaven Mortgage LLC 2019-06-18 - Secondary Sale
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.deephavenmortgage.com
Imopólis - Sociedade Gestora de Fundos de Investimento Imobiliário SA 2018-11-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Carnaxide, Portugal · www.imopolis.pt
WiZink 2018-11-08 - Divestiture
Madrid, Spain · www.wizink.es
Masthaven Bank Ltd. 2018-09-27 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.masthaven.co.uk
OneMain Holdings, Inc. 2018-06-25 - Stake Purchase
Evansville, Indiana · www.onemainfinancial.com
Mercury Financial Holdings LLC 2017-11-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Austin, Texas · www.mercuryfinancial.com
Boscolo Hotels S.p.A. 2017-04-21 507M EUR Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Milano, Italy · www.boscolohotels.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 6 (75%) 8.2B (94%) 10 (77%) 9.1B (95%)
Leisure 1 (13%) 507M (6%) 2 (15%) 507M (5%)
Real Estate 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 $8.7B 13 $9.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (25%) - 3 (23%) -
  Texas 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  Indiana 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (8%) -
Italy 2 (25%) 507M (6%) 2 (15%) 507M (5%)
United Kingdom 1 (13%) - 2 (15%) 727M (8%)
Spain 1 (13%) - 2 (15%) -
Canada - - 2 (15%) 209M (2%)
  Ontario - - 2 (15%) 209M (2%)
Australia 1 (13%) 8.2B (94%) 1 (8%) 8.2B (85%)
Portugal 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 $8.7B 13 $9.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (50%) 507M (6%) 6 (46%) 716M (7%)
Divestiture 2 (25%) 8.2B (94%) 3 (23%) 8.2B (85%)
Growth Capital 1 (13%) - 2 (15%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (8%) 727M (8%)
Stake Purchase 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 $8.7B 13 $9.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (50%) -
Trade Sale 2 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (17%) 108M (100%)
Total 6 $108M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
2
National Bank Financial
2
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Stikeman Elliott LLP
3
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2
Slaughter and May
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $8.2B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.4B
TOTAL $9.6B
Largest Latitude Financial Group Limited
$8.2B (2015-03-15)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $108M
TOTAL $108M
Largest Hotel Barcelona Apolo
$108M (2021-07-28)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Strategic(s)
23%
3 (23%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
2 (33%)
Strategic(s)
50%
3 (50%)

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