Today, with executives leading M&A, Investor Relations, Operations, and Business Development teams, we have redoubled our commitment to European transactions.Resources
Our European teams, like our U.S.
teams, are backed by our capital and functional resources. Our investment funds
provide financial strength for acquisitions even in volatile capital markets,
while our in-house M&A, business development, transition, legal, real
estate, marketing, finance, and operations experts engage as needed to propel
The depth of our resources enables
us to be flexible and creative in meeting each seller’s specific needs, and
enable us to provide certainty of close in situations that merit.
Platinum Equity began expanding
beyond North America in 2002, when we closed a major European transaction with
Alcatel. Since then, we have acquired European businesses in IT services
and software, transportation and logistics, metals, and manufacturing.
We have acquired companies headquartered
in England, Germany, Benelux, and France.
In some cases, our European
acquisitions have been from European sellers such as Alcatel, BASF, Bayer, and
Hays. In other cases, we have acquired divisions of non-European sellers
including Oshkosh, Owens Corning, and Nampak. We have also navigated insolvency
proceedings to acquire businesses.
Building upon a decade of European
transactional experience, we will develop our strengths and relationships to
provide Eurocentric solutions to sellers of European businesses.