Putting Capital to Work

33 Deals in 12 Months,
Including Eight Acquisitions in Q1 2018.

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  Platinum Equity’s momentum continues to build in 2018 with eight new acquisitions
closed in the first quarter. The firm is putting capital to work across
a wide range of industries, deal sizes and geographies.
Scroll down to see our recent activity and our deal criteria.

Platinum is a firm with tremendous momentum. We've taken it to another level.

— Tom Gores, Chairman and CEO of Platinum Equity

7 Platform Acquisitions in 12 months

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Husky Injection Molding Systems

Private Transaction

Acquired March 2018

Industrials

The Transaction

Platinum Equity acquired Husky Injection Molding Systems from a private equity seller in March 2018 for $3.85 Billion.

The Company

A global supplier of injection molding equipment and services to the plastics industry, and a leading provider of PET systems, aftermarket tooling, medical molds, and specialty closure molds. Husky’s state–of–the–art manufacturing equipment is delivered to a wide range of customers in various end–markets around the globe.

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WS Packaging Group

Private Transaction

Acquired February 2018

Packaging

The Transaction

Platinum Equity acquired WS Packaging Group from a financial sponsor in February 2018.

The Company

A provider of pressure–sensitive labels, as well as glue applied, sleeve (shrink) and in–mold labels to th e food & beverage, consumer packaged goods, and pharmaceuticals industries.

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Securus

Private Transaction

Acquired November 2017

Business Services: Technology & Telecom

The Transaction

Platinum Equity acquired Securus from a financial sponsor in November 2017.

The Company

A provider of technology and communications services to corrections and law enforcement industries.

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Pattonair

Private Transaction

Acquired October 2017

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services

The Transaction

Platinum Equity acquired UK-based Pattonair from Exponent Private Equity in October 2017.

The Company

A leading global aerospace and defense supply chain service provider.

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United Site Services

Private Transaction

Acquired August 2017

Industrial Services

The Transaction

Platinum Equity acquired United Site Services from a financial sponsor in August 2017.

The Company

A leading provider of portable sanitation and related site services that include temporary fencing, roll-off, temporary power, and portable storage. With more than 80 locations coast to coast, United Site Services has expansive national reach and local roots to the communities it serves.

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American Traffic Solutions

Private Transaction

Acquired May 2017

Business Services

The Transaction

Platinum Equity acquired American Traffic Solutions (ATS) through a private transaction in May 2017.

The Company

A leading transportation solutions company that provides road safety cameras and processing of traffic violations, as well as management and processing of tolls and fleets in the U.S.

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Staples ANZ (Winc)

Corporate Divestiture

Acquired April 2017

Business Services

The Transaction

Platinum Equity acquired Staples ANZ from Staples, Inc. in April 2017. Rebranded as Winc.

The Company

A distributor of business products and services in Australia and New Zealand.

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20 Add-On Acquisitions in 12 months

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Highway Toll Administration (ATS)

March 2018

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Lentz Milling Company
(JM Swank)

February 2018

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OfficeMax AUS
(Winc/Staples ANZ)

February 2018

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Macfadden & Associates (PAE)

February 2018

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Geist (Vertiv)

February 2018

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GeoStructures (Terratest)

January 2018

Government Payment Services (Securus)

December 2017

Energy Labs (Vertiv)

December 2017

A Company (USS)

December 2017

Jobview (Securus)

December 2017

Lam Site Services (USS)

December 2017

TDSL (PAE)

November 2017

Tidy Coast (USS)

November 2017

Fischer Tech
(Pearl Engineered Solutions)

November 2017

FarWest Sanitation & Storage (USS)

October 2017

Williams Sanitary (USS)

October 2017

Crew2 (ILG)

September 2017

NCC (TSI)

August 2017

Capital Rentals, Inc.
(BlueLine Rental)

July 2017

FCi Federal (PAE)

June 2017

6 Divestitures in 12 months

Keen Transport

Transportation & Logistics
December 2017

Sold Keen Transport to Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics in Oslo, Norway

ASCO – Vertiv

Technology & Telecom
October 2017

Vertiv sold ASCO business to Schneider Electric for $1.25 Billion

NILCO

Building Products & Construction
October 2017

Sold NILCO to U.S. LUMBER GROUP

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Aquilex (HydroChem)

Industrial Services
October 2017

Sold investment in Aquilex to PSC Industrial

KEMET

Technology & Telecom
September 2017

Completed sale of remaining warrants

Quark

Technology & Telecom
June 2017

Sold Quark Software Inc., a maker of publishing software, to Parallax Capital Partners

8 Industries in 12 months

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services

Business Services

Building Products & Construction

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Food & Beverage

Industrial Services

Packaging

Technology & Telecom

Transportation & Logistics

5 Continents in 12 months

Asia

Singapore

Australia

New South Wales, Australia

Victoria, Australia

Europe

Derby, UK

Africa

Somalia

North America

Bolton, Canada

Green Bay, WI

Carrollton, TX

Westborough, MA

Mesa, AZ

Hobe Sound, FL

Antioch, CA

Brentwood, CA

Minneapolis, MN

Jacksonville, FL

Dulles, VA

Ashburn, VA

Greenville, SC

Norcross, GA

Columbus, OH

Hartville, OH

Denver, CO

Carlisle, PA

San Jose, CA

Burnsville, MN

Boise, ID

San Diego, CA

Indianapolis, IN

Lincoln, NE

Silver Spring, MD

Purcellville, VA

Roslyn Heights, NY

Reading, PA

Bolton, Canada

Green Bay, WI

Carrollton, TX

Westborough, MA

Mesa, AZ

Hobe Sound, FL

Antioch, CA

Brentwood, CA

Minneapolis, MN

Jacksonville, FL

Dulles, VA

Ashburn, VA

Greenville, SC

Norcross, GA

Columbus, OH

Hartville, OH

Denver, CO

Carlisle, PA

San Jose, CA

Burnsville, MN

Boise, ID

San Diego, CA

Indianapolis, IN

Lincoln, NE

Silver Spring, MD

Purcellville, VA

Roslyn Heights, NY

Reading, PA

Derby, UK

Somalia

Singapore

New South Wales, Australia

Victoria, Australia

Our Deal Criteria

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The Firm is currently investing out of Platinum Equity Capital Partners IV, a $6.5 Billion global buy-out fund. Platinum Equity seeks to acquire business spanning a wide range of industries, sizes and geographies that can benefit from our highly specialized M&A&O® strategy.

Acquisition Profile
  • Businesses with enterprise values
    from $100 Million to $5+ Billion
  • All industries
  • All geographies
Transaction Capabilities
  • Corporate Divestitures
  • Public-to-Private Transactions
  • Private Transactions
  • Special Situations

Learn About the Unique and Evolving Capabilities of Platinum Equity: M&A&O®

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