Warburg Pincus Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Warburg Pincus has acquired 14 companies. It has also invested in 34 others.

Warburg Pincus’ most common sectors for investment are oil/gas exploration (9%) and financial services (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (32%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (22%). In total, Warburg Pincus has invested in 35 US states and 29 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Aramark for $8.3B.

In the last 3 years, Warburg Pincus has exited 28 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (38%). Warburg Pincus’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Bausch & Lomb for $8.7B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity548
    • M&A Buy Activity390
    • M&A Sell Activity158
  • Total Sectors Invested 48
  • Total Countries Invested 29
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 173
  • M&A Advisors 38

Warburg Pincus LLC

450 Lexington Avenue,
New York, New York 10017
United States
(212) 878-0600
www.warburgpincus.com
contact@warburgpincus.com

Warburg Pincus is a mega-sized, global private equity firm focused on investment opportunities across North America, Asia, and Europe. Warburg will consider investing at various company stages, from early-stage opportunities to distressed situations. Warburg Pincus is organized by industry groups. Verticals include financial services, healthcare, technology, media & telecommunications, energy, consumer & industrial, and real estate. Within financial services, Warburg will consider asset/wealth managers, banks, exchanges, financial technology, insurance, transaction processing, private banking, and specialty/consumer finance. Within healthcare, specific areas of interest include medical devices, healthcare services, and biotech/pharmaceuticals. Within technology/media/communications, Warburg targets software, media/internet/information, financial technology, telecom, business services, and systems/semiconductors. Within energy, specific areas of interest include oil/gas exploration, power generation/transmission, and alternative energy. Warburg Pincus raised its first fund in 1966 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Publishing, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 100 500
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (20.2/yr) # 289 26 28 32 11 4 390
vol $42.5B $609M $20M $395M $3.4B $46.9B
Sell (8.0/yr) # 118 6 8 10 14 2 158
vol $41.1B $1.9B $2.0B $1.3B $8.0B $54.2B
  548

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Community Fibre Ltd. 2020-07-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.communityfibre.co.uk
WEX, Inc. 2020-06-29 - Stake Purchase
South Portland, Maine · www.wexinc.com
Ascentium Capital LLC 2020-04-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Kingwood, Texas · www.ascentiumcapital.com
RS Energy Group 2020-02-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Calgary, Alberta · www.rseg.com
Circles.Life 2020-02-11 - Growth Capital
Singapore, Singapore · www.circles.life/sg
Sundyne 2020-01-06 - Secondary Buyout
Arvada, Colorado · www.sundyne.com
Venari Resources LLC 2019-12-10 - Trade Sale - Public Company
Addison, Texas · www.venariresources.com
Perfios Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 2019-11-19 - Venture
Bangalore, India · www.perfios.com
Accelya Holding World SL 2019-11-18 - Secondary Buyout
Barcelona, Spain · www.accelya.com
Softeon Inc. 2019-10-17 - Growth Capital
Reston, Virginia · www.softeon.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Sotera Health LLC 2011-03-23 Iotron Industries Canada, Inc. 2020-08-03 9
Broadview Heights, Ohio · www.soterahealth.com Port Coquitlam, British Columbia · www.iotron.com
Duravant, inc. 2017-06-16 Woodside Electronics Corp. 2020-02-10 6
Downers Grove, Illinois · www.duravant.com Woodland, California · www.wecotek.com
Service Logic LLC 2017-07-31 Huckestein Mechanical Services, Inc. 2020-01-29 1
Denver, Colorado · www.servicelogic.com Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.huckestein.com
Citizen Energy Operating LLC 2019-10-01 Roan Resources, Inc. 2019-10-01 1
Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.citizenenergyok.com Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · www.roanresources.com
Duravant, inc. 2017-06-16 Motion06 Gmbh 2019-05-15 5
Downers Grove, Illinois · www.duravant.com Lengau, Austria · www.motion06.at
Ensign Natural Resources LLC 2017-01-01 Pioneer Natural Resources Co. - Eagle Ford Acreage 2019-05-07 1
, United States Irving, Texas
Duravant, inc. 2017-06-16 Wulftec International Inc. 2018-12-21 4
Downers Grove, Illinois · www.duravant.com Ayer’s Cliff, Quebec · www.wulftec.com
Sotera Health LLC 2011-03-23 Gibraltar Laboratories, Inc. 2018-08-08 8
Broadview Heights, Ohio · www.soterahealth.com Fairfield, New Jersey · gibraltarlabsinc.com
Sotera Health LLC 2011-03-23 Sotera Health LLC - Medical Isotopes Business 2018-08-06 1
Broadview Heights, Ohio · www.soterahealth.com Broadview Heights, Ohio
Helix Opco LLC 2015-08-18 HumanCode, Inc. 2018-06-28 1
San Francisco, United States · www.helix.com Denver, Colorado · www.humancode.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Oil/Gas Exploration 22 (11%) 300M (4%) 35 (9%) 969M (2%)
Financial Services 12 (6%) - 31 (8%) 730M (2%)
Information Technology 19 (10%) - 29 (7%) 975M (2%)
Internet Software and Services 17 (9%) 20M (< 1%) 26 (7%) 20M (< 1%)
Software 11 (6%) - 24 (6%) 2.4B (6%)
Life Science 6 (3%) - 23 (6%) 227M (1%)
Healthcare Services 11 (6%) 747M (9%) 21 (5%) 942M (2%)
Business Services 8 (4%) - 20 (5%) 9.3B (21%)
Communications 6 (3%) 3.4B (41%) 17 (4%) 4.8B (11%)
Medical Products 4 (2%) - 16 (4%) 5.0B (11%)
Insurance 5 (3%) 1.0B (12%) 11 (3%) 1.8B (4%)
Transportation 9 (5%) 1.3B (15%) 11 (3%) 1.7B (4%)
Real Estate 10 (5%) - 11 (3%) -
Retail 5 (3%) 200M (2%) 10 (3%) 5.3B (12%)
Energy Services and Equipment 4 (2%) 666M (8%) 9 (2%) 841M (2%)
Media - - 6 (2%) 2.5B (6%)
Leisure 5 (3%) 43M (1%) 6 (2%) 43M (< 1%)
Renewable Energy 3 (2%) - 6 (2%) -
Automotive 2 (1%) - 5 (1%) 150M (< 1%)
Marketing 1 (1%) 32M (< 1%) 5 (1%) 32M (< 1%)
Aerospace 2 (1%) - 5 (1%) -
Education 4 (2%) - 5 (1%) -
Information Services 2 (1%) 100M (1%) 4 (1%) 3.5B (8%)
Manufacturing 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) 160M (< 1%)
Consumer Products 3 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Consumer Services 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Restaurants 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Machinery 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) 1.2B (3%)
Apparel/Textiles 3 (2%) 354M (4%) 3 (1%) 354M (1%)
Food 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 3 (1%) -
Packaging 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 630M (1%)
Building Materials - - 2 (1%) 349M (1%)
Distribution - - 2 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Infrastructure 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (1%) -
Staffing 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Utilities 1 (1%) 97M (1%) 1 (< 1%) 97M (< 1%)
Chemicals 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Diversified 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
E-Commerce 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (< 1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (< 1%) -
Furniture - - 1 (< 1%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (< 1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 194 $8.2B 391 $43.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 70 (36%) 2.4B (29%) 190 (49%) 32.5B (73%)
  California 13 (7%) 32M (< 1%) 39 (10%) 117M (< 1%)
  Texas 10 (5%) - 26 (7%) 7.5B (17%)
  New York 5 (3%) 1.0B (13%) 12 (3%) 5.5B (12%)
  Massachusetts 3 (2%) - 10 (3%) 4.4B (10%)
  Colorado 5 (3%) 300M (4%) 9 (2%) 560M (1%)
  New Jersey 2 (1%) - 7 (2%) 1.5B (3%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (1%) - 7 (2%) 9.7B (22%)
  Florida 3 (2%) 255M (3%) 6 (2%) 255M (1%)
  Washington 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) -
  Illinois 3 (2%) - 5 (1%) 160M (< 1%)
  Ohio 2 (1%) 675M (8%) 5 (1%) 675M (2%)
  Arizona 2 (1%) - 5 (1%) 438M (1%)
  Maryland 2 (1%) - 5 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 5 (1%) 1.2B (3%)
  Virginia 3 (2%) 20M (< 1%) 4 (1%) 20M (< 1%)
  Tennessee 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) 300M (1%)
  Georgia 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  Connecticut 1 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 3 (1%) 130M (< 1%)
  Nebraska 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Utah 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Nevada - - 2 (1%) -
  Wisconsin - - 2 (1%) -
  Maine 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Iowa 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  West Virginia 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  South Dakota 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Oregon 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (< 1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (< 1%) -
China 41 (21%) - 58 (15%) 175M (< 1%)
India 31 (16%) 341M (4%) 40 (10%) 341M (1%)
United Kingdom 7 (4%) 4.4B (53%) 21 (5%) 5.9B (13%)
Canada 9 (5%) - 14 (4%) 509M (1%)
  Alberta 6 (3%) - 10 (3%) 509M (1%)
  Ontario 3 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Brazil 7 (4%) 97M (1%) 8 (2%) 97M (< 1%)
Germany 2 (1%) - 8 (2%) -
Netherlands 1 (1%) - 6 (2%) 3.0B (7%)
Spain 2 (1%) - 5 (1%) -
Vietnam 4 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Hong Kong 3 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Singapore 3 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Israel 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) 150M (< 1%)
Indonesia 3 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Bermuda 1 (1%) 1.0B (12%) 3 (1%) 1.8B (4%)
Czech Republic - - 3 (1%) -
France 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Norway 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Poland 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Kenya 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Luxembourg 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
South Africa 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Switzerland 1 (1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Hungary - - 1 (< 1%) 72M (< 1%)
Australia - - 1 (< 1%) -
Russia - - 1 (< 1%) -
Taiwan - - 1 (< 1%) -
United Arab Emirates - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 70 (36%) 2.4B (29%) 190 (49%) 32.5B (73%)
Cross-border 124 (64%) 5.8B (71%) 200 (51%) 12.0B (27%)
Total 194 $8.2B 390 $44.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 83 (43%) 527M (6%) 124 (32%) 787M (2%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 29 (15%) 2.4B (29%) 83 (21%) 5.2B (13%)
Venture 39 (20%) 129M (2%) 62 (16%) 175M (< 1%)
Secondary Buyout 16 (8%) 675M (8%) 46 (12%) 7.9B (19%)
PIPE 6 (3%) 1.0B (13%) 24 (6%) 1.8B (4%)
Stake Purchase 10 (5%) - 20 (5%) -
Divestiture 4 (2%) - 13 (3%) 2.2B (5%)
Going Private 2 (1%) 3.4B (42%) 8 (2%) 21.8B (54%)
Recapitalization 1 (1%) - 4 (1%) 730M (2%)
Joint Venture 3 (2%) - 3 (1%) -
Consolidation 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 2 (1%) -
Total 194 $8.2B 391 $40.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 37 (23%) 30.4B (56%)
Secondary Sale 32 (20%) 18.6B (34%)
IPO 32 (20%) -
Trade Sale 26 (16%) 3.2B (6%)
Stake Sale 9 (6%) 917M (2%)
Merger 7 (4%) 1.0B (2%)
Sold to Management 5 (3%) 155M (< 1%)
Bankruptcy 4 (3%) -
Unknown 3 (2%) -
Recapitalization 2 (1%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (1%) -
Total 158 $54.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
7
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
4
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
4
Legal Deals
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
13
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
5
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
4

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 12 $36.0B
$100M to $1B 26 $10.2B
< $100M 13 $707M
TOTAL $46.9B
Largest Aramark Corp.
$8.3B (2007-01-26)
sell # Total
> $1B 13 $41.7B
$100M to $1B 27 $12.2B
< $100M 6 $385M
TOTAL $54.2B
Largest Bausch & Lomb, Inc.
$8.7B (2013-05-27)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
79%
65 79%
Strategic(s)
21%
17 21%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
41%
48 41%
Strategic(s)
59%
68 59%

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