Wolseley Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Wolseley Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (20%) and construction (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (80%) and growth capital (10%). In total, Wolseley Private Equity has invested in 1 US state and 3 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Wolseley Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold CoxGomyl for $85M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Wolseley Private Equity

Level 4, 2 Bulletin Place,
Sydney, 02000
Australia
+61 2 8815 4200
www.wolseley.com.au
info@wolseley.com.au

Wolseley Private Equity is a private equity firm that makes investments in manufacturing, distribution and service companies operating in Australia and New Zealand. Wolseley targets companies in need of growth capital or profitable private companies that are seeking to implement a succession plan or sale. Prospective companies typically have pre-tax earnings of at least AU$5 million and are generally valued between AU$30 and AU$120 million. Wolseley Private Equity does not pursue start-up or early stage situations. Wolseley Private Equity was formed in 1999 and is based in Sydney, Australia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Engineering, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Leisure, Manufacturing, Publishing, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 25
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 30 150
values in millions of AUD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
Sell (1.0/yr) # 7 5 - - - - 12
vol $171M $171M
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
CoxGomyl 2016-11-01 85M AUD Add-on Acquisition
Chipping Norton, Australia · www.coxgomyl.com
Facade Access Group 2016-10-28 85M AUD Add-on Acquisition
Southbank, Australia · www.facadeaccess.com.au
Nexus Day Hospitals 2016-07-13 - Secondary Buyout
Crows Nest, Australia · www.nexusdayhospitals.com.au
Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure Pty Ltd. 2016-05-17 - Sold to Management
Regents Park, Australia · www.abergeldie.com
AGS World Transport Pty Ltd. 2016-04-04 - Sold to Management
Port Botany, Australia · www.agsworld.com
Blue Star Group Australia Pty Ltd. 2015-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Homebush, Australia · www.bluestargroup.com.au
Cartridge World, Inc. 2015-06-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Emeryville, California · www.cartridgeworld.com
Nextmedia Pty Ltd. 2013-09-27 - Add-on Acquisition
St. Leonards, Australia · www.next.com.au
Guardian Early Learning Group 2013-09-09 - Secondary Buyout
Sydney, Australia · www.guardianearlylearning.edu.au
Blue Star Group Australia Pty Ltd. 2012-11-13 - Secondary Buyout
Homebush, Australia · www.bluestargroup.com.au
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products - - 2 (20%) -
Construction - - 1 (10%) -
Distribution - - 1 (10%) -
Engineering - - 1 (10%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (10%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (10%) -
Leisure - - 1 (10%) -
Publishing - - 1 (10%) -
Transportation - - 1 (10%) -
Total - - 10 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Australia - - 8 (80%) -
United States - - 1 (10%) -
  California - - 1 (10%) -
New Zealand - - 1 (10%) -
Total - - 10 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 8 (80%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (10%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (10%) -
Total - - 10 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (42%) 85M (100%)
Secondary Sale 3 (25%) -
Sold to Management 2 (17%) -
Trade Sale 2 (17%) -
Total 12 $85M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 2 $171M
TOTAL $171M
Largest CoxGomyl
$85M (2016-11-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
3 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
6 67%

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