An Unprecedented Year

54 Deals in 12 Months

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With 39 acquisitions and 15 divestitures across 14 industries and 4 continents, 2018 was a prolific year for Platinum Equity. The firm put capital to work across a wide range of industries, deal sizes and geographies. 
 
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Platinum is a firm with tremendous momentum. We've taken it to another level.

— Tom Gores, Chairman and CEO of Platinum Equity

11 Platform Acquisitions in 12 months

 
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Lonza Water Care

Corporate Divestiture

Acquisition Signed October 2018

Consumer / Chemicals

The Transaction

Platinum Equity signed an agreement to acquire the Water Care division of Lonza in October 2018.

The Company

A leading provider of innovative water treatment solutions with the top global consumer brand in residential pool care and key positions in high-growth industrial and municipal water care markets.

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Jostens

Corporate Divestiture

Acquired December 2018

Consumer

The Transaction

Platinum Equity signed an agreement to acquire Jostens from Newell Brands in November 2018.

The Company

A leading provider of yearbooks, publications, jewelry and consumer goods that serve the K-12 educational, college and professional sports segments.

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LifeScan

Corporate Divestiture

Acquired October 2018

Healthcare

The Transaction

Platinum Equity acquired LifeScan from Johnson and Johnson in October 2018.

The Company

A leading provider of blood glucose monitoring products and solutions for the treatment of diabetes.

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Ball Metalpack

Corporate Divestiture

Acquired July 2018

Industrials

The Transaction

Platinum Equity entered a joint venture and definitive purchase agreements with Ball Corporation to form Ball Metalpack in July 2018.

The Company

A packaging company that manufactures steel containers for aerosol products, food, household consumables, pet food, nutritional and other products in the United States.

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Yak Access

Corporate Divestiture

Acquired July 2018

Equipment Rental & Services

The Transaction

Platinum Equity acquired Yak Access LLC from Jones Companies and Beasley Forest Products in July 2018.

The Company

Provides temporary access mat solutions to remote construction sites, primarily serving the oil/gas (pipeline) and powerline sectors in the U.S. that enable the navigation of difficult terrain and mitigation of environmental disruption, particularly in federally protected wetland.

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Pitney Bowes DMT (BlueCrest)

Corporate Divestiture

Acquired July 2018

Industrials

The Transaction

Platinum Equity acquired Pitney Bowes’ Document Messaging Technologies (DMT) production mail and supporting services from Pitney Bowes Inc. in July 2018.

The Company

A global leader in enterprise print, mail and customer communications solutions to a variety of industries and end-markets, providing a wide range of inserting, sorting, and printing related equipment primarily for the transactional and direct mail industries. Rebranded as BlueCrest.

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PLI Card Marketing Solutions

Private Transaction

Acquired June 2018

Business Services

The Transaction

Platinum Equity acquired PLI Card Marketing Solutions from the owner in June 2018.

The Company

PLI is a leading provider of gift, loyalty and membership card marketing solutions, including card production, personalization, fulfillment, direct mail and print services. They are one of the world's largest manufacturers of hotel keycards and are the exclusive keycard vendor to some of the industry’s largest brands, including Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt.

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Hunterstown Power Generation Station

Private Transaction

Acquired June 2018

Natural Resources

The Transaction

Platinum Equity acquired Hunterstown from GenOn Energy in June 2018.

The Company

Facility is a combined-cycle gas turbine generating power plant that provides 810 MW to the PJM (Met-Ed) 500kV grid, with enough to supply more than 648,000 homes. Produces and sells electric energy, capacity and ancillary services to the wholesale power generation sector.

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Wyndham European Vacation Rentals

Corporate Divestiture

Acquired May 2018

Hospitality

The Transaction

Platinum Equity acquired Wyndham European Vacation Rentals from Wyndham Worldwide in May 2018.

The Company

One of the largest managers of holiday rentals in Europe, Wyndham European Vacation Rentals has more than 110,000 units in over 600 destinations in more than 25 countries. The business operates more than two dozen local brands, including cottages.com, James Villa Holidays, Landal GreenParks, Novasol and Hoseasons.

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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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28 Add-Ons in 12 months

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Inmate Calling Solutions (Securus)

Pending

Mr. John Logo

Mr. John (USS)

November 2018

Paramount Porta-Potty (USS) Logo

Paramount Porta-Potty (USS)

November 2018

Able Jons Logo

Able Jons (USS)

November 2018

MEMS Logo

MEMS’ Service Division (Vertiv)

November 2018

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Harvard Card Systems (PLI Card Marketing)

October 2018

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PLAN ADRIA d.o.o. (Wyndham Vacation Rentals Europe)

October 2018

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Mulberry Cottages Ltd (Wyndham Vacation Rentals Europe)

October 2018

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Don’s Johns, Inc. (USS)

August 2018

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Intellirent (Electro Rent)

July 2018

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Amason’s Portable Toilets & Holding Tanks, Inc. (USS)

July 2018

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iBlock (Compart Systems)

July 2018

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Central Steel & Wire (Ryerson)

July 2018

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Sterling Manufacturing (ILG)

June 2018

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Nature's Calling, Inc. and Fenn-Vac Environmental, Inc (USS)

May 2018

Interior Specialists Inc. Logo

Interior Specialists, Inc. (Merger with ILG)1

May 2018

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J&J Portable Toilet & Septic Services, Inc. (USS)

May 2018

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OfficeMax NZ (Winc/Staples ANZ)

May 2018

 
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American & Efird (Elevate Textiles)
May 2018

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Hi-5 Port-a-Potties, Inc. (USS)

April 2018

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ZZZ Sanitation (USS)

April 2018

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Euro Parking Collection (ATS)

April 2018

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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

15 Divestitures in 12 months

Embassy Suites St. Paul

Hospitality
Pending

Terratest

Industrials
December 2018

Exterion Media

Media
November 2018

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BlueLine Rental

Equipment Rental & Services
October 2018

Crowne Plaza Melbourne Hotel

Hospitality
October 2018

Verra Mobility

Business Services
October 2018

Kymera

Industrials
October 2018

Worldwide Flight Services

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
October 2018

Marriott Pittsburgh Hotel

Hospitality
September 2018

Fabcon

Building Products & Construction
August 2018

Winc New Zealand

Business Services
July 2018

MXD Group

Transportation & Logistics
April 2018

Schutt Sports

Consumer
April 2018

Sheraton Suites Fort Lauderdale

Hospitality
March 2018

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay

Hospitality
January 2018

14 Industries in 12 months

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services

Building Products & Construction

Business Services

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Consumer

Equipment Rental

Food & Beverage

Healthcare

Hospitality

Industrials

Media

Natural Resources

Packaging

Technology & Telecom

Transportation & Logistics

4 Continents in 12 months

Asia

Singapore

Europe

London, UK

Madrid, Spain

Germany

Gillingham, UK

Europe

Canterbury, UK

Paris, France

London, UK

Europe

North America

Mt. Holly, North Carolina

St Paul, MN

San Antonio, TX

Minneapolis, MN

Alpharetta, GA

Chesterbrook, PA

Los Angeles, CA

Pittsburgh, PA

Research Triangle Park, NC

Mesa, AZ

Melbourne, FL

The Woodlands, TX

Charleston, SC

Carlsbad, CA

Huntingtown, MD

Newnan, GA

Boise, ID

Bolton, Canada

Green Bay, WI

Mesa, AZ

Temple, TX

Temple, TX

Keasbey, NJ

Lincoln, NE

Silver Spring, MD

Purcellville, VA

Roslyn Heights, NY

Reading, PA

New Albany, OH

Litchfield, IL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tampa Bay, FL

Las Vegas, NV

Gettysburg, PA

Danbury, CT

Columbia, MS

Broomfield, CO

Jacksonville, FL

Roanoke, TX

Chicago, IL

Sarasota, FL

Gainesville, VA

Oceania

Auckland, New Zealand

Victoria, Australia

Mt. Holly, North Carolina

St Paul, MN

San Antonio, TX

Minneapolis, MN

Alpharetta, GA

Chesterbrook, PA

Los Angeles, CA

Pittsburgh, PA

Research Triangle Park, NC

Mesa, AZ

Melbourne, FL

The Woodlands, TX

Charleston, SC

Carlsbad, CA

Huntingtown, MD

Newnan, GA

Boise, ID

Bolton, Canada

Green Bay, WI

Mesa, AZ

Temple, TX

Temple, TX

Keasbey, NJ

Lincoln, NE

Silver Spring, MD

Purcellville, VA

Roslyn Heights, NY

Reading, PA

New Albany, OH

Litchfield, IL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tampa Bay, FL

Las Vegas, NV

Gettysburg, PA

Danbury, CT

Columbia, MS

Broomfield, CO

Jacksonville, FL

Roanoke, TX

Chicago, IL

Sarasota, FL

Gainesville, VA

London, UK

Germany

Gillingham, UK

Europe

Madrid, Spain

Canterbury, UK

Paris, France

London, UK

Europe

Singapore

Auckland, New Zealand

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, and the $1.5 Billion Platinum Equity Small Cap Fund. Platinum Equity seeks to acquire businesses spanning a wide range of industries, sizes, and geographies that can benefit from our highly specialized M&A&O® strategy.

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