M&A Deal Summary

Wendel Group Acquires AlliedBarton Security Services

On June 30, 2015, private equity firm Wendel Group acquired safety/security company AlliedBarton Security Services LLC from The Blackstone Group Inc. for 1.7B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Wendel Group’s 1st transaction in the Safety/Security sector.
  • This is Wendel Group’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Wendel Group’s 2nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Wendel Group’s 1st transaction in Pennsylvania.
Investment Fate
  • AlliedBarton Security Services merged with another company in 2016.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-06-30
Target AlliedBarton Security Services LLC
Sector Safety/Security
Buyer(s) Wendel Group
Sellers(s) The Blackstone Group Inc.
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 1.7B USD

Target

AlliedBarton Security Services LLC

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States
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AlliedBarton Security Services LLC is a provider of superior security officer services to protect people, homes and businesses. AlliedBarton tailors security programs to meet clients’ needs with committed professionals who enhance clients’ brands. The most honored security services provider, AlliedBarton consistently delivers exceptional service which creates a differentiated experience for clients and the people they serve. More than 60,000 employees and 120 offices serve thousands of clients with levels of protection that anticipate needs and build enduring relationships.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Wendel Group

Paris, France

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1704
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Wendel Group is a publicly traded investment group that seeks to invest €200 to €700 in public and private companies. The Firm focuses on opportunities across France, Germany, and the Benelux, but will also consider opportunities in greater Europe, North America, and select regions of Africa. Target companies typically exhibit predictable cash-flows, high barriers to entry, and are leaders in their respective markets. Wendel was originally established in 1704 and is based in Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 11 of 15
Sector (Safety/Security) 1 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 7 of 9
State (Pennsylvania) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 2 of 4
Year (2015) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 9
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-01-30 Aptar CSP Technologies, Inc.

Auburn, Alabama, United States

Aptar CSP Technologies, Inc. is a provider of custom polymeric solutions and specialty protective packaging. Using patented Activ-Polymer advanced desiccant polymer technology, CSP Technologies manufactures innovative protection solutions that enhance the stability, shelf life and convenience of our customers' products. Aptar CSP Technologies was founded in 1928 and is based in Auburn, Alabama.

Buy $360M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-05-02 AlliedBarton Security Services LLC

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States

AlliedBarton Security Services LLC is a provider of superior security officer services to protect people, homes and businesses. AlliedBarton tailors security programs to meet clients’ needs with committed professionals who enhance clients’ brands. The most honored security services provider, AlliedBarton consistently delivers exceptional service which creates a differentiated experience for clients and the people they serve. More than 60,000 employees and 120 offices serve thousands of clients with levels of protection that anticipate needs and build enduring relationships.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

The Blackstone Group Inc.

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1987
PE ASSETS 95.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

The Blackstone Group LP is a global alternative investment management firm comprised of three business segments. These groups include corporate private equity, real estate, and alternative asset management. Blackstone's private equity group targets opportunities globally including buyout acquisitions of established companies, development projects, growth equity financings, and industry consolidations. Sectors of interest include automotive, healthcare, chemicals, industrial, commercial property, lodging, communications, media/publishing, consumer & retail, packaging, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, energy, technology, entertainment, telecommunications, financial services, theme parks, food & beverage, and transportation. Blackstone's private equity real estate group looks for opportunities across North/South America, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, and Europe. The real estate group will consider both equity and debt investments. Areas of interest include healthcare, hotel, industrial, office, residential, and retail. The Blackstone Group was formed in 1987 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 91 of 138
Sector (Safety/Security) 1 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 8 of 18
State (Pennsylvania) 2 of 3
Country (United States) 60 of 90
Year (2015) 3 of 12
Size (of disclosed) 22 of 46
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-06-02 Center Parcs Ltd.

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Center Parcs Ltd. operates short-break holiday villages in the U.K. At its four villages, Center Parcs has over 3,300 villas and offers a range of indoor and outdoor sports and other leisure facilities. Center Parcs was formed in 1987 and is based in Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom.

Sell £2.4B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-07-20 First Eagle Investment Management LLC

New York, New York, United States

First Eagle Investment Management LLC is an independent, privately-held asset management firm which manages approximately $101 billion in assets on behalf of institutional and individual clients. With the core purpose of providing prudent stewardship of its clients’ assets, the Firm is focused on fundamental, flexible and benchmark-agnostic investing, including strategies which seek to provide clients with downside protection. First Eagle Investment Management was founded in 1864 and is based in New York City.

Buy $4.0B