Putting Capital to Work

Over 50 Deals in 12 Months, Including 10 Platform Acquisitions

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Platinum Equity’s momentum continues to build in 2018 with 26 new acquisitions 
closed in the year. The firm is putting 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

10 Platform Acquisitions in 12 months

 
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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

Industrials

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

Business Services

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.

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PLI Card Marketing Solutions

Private Transaction

Acquired June 2018

Industrial Services: Printing

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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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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29 Add-Ons in 12 months

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Don’s Johns, Inc. (USS)

August 2018

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Sterling Manufacturing (ILG)

July 2018

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Intellirent (Electro Rent)

July 2018

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

July 2018

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

May 2018

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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/Stables ANZ)

May 2018

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Confidential

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

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

13 Divestitures in 12 months

Fabcon

Building Products & Construction
August 2018

Sold majority stake in Fabcon to Solace Capital Partners

Winc New Zealand

Business Services
July 2018

Sold Winc New Zealand to New Zealand’s Commerce Commission

MXD Group

Transportation & Logistics
April 2018

Sold MXD Group to Ryder System, Inc

Schutt Sports

Consumer
April 2018

Sold Schutt Sports via management buyout

Sheraton Suites Fort Lauderdale

Hospitality
March 2018

Sold Sheraton Suites Fort Lauderdale to Equity Management Partners

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay

Hospitality
January 2018

Sold DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay to Westmont Hospitality Group

Keen Transport

Transportation & Logistics
December 2017

Sold Keen Transport to Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics in Oslo, Norway

DoubleTree Suites Raleigh-Durham 

Hospitality
November 2017

Sold DoubleTree Suites Raleigh-Durham to Oceanside Resorts

Domain Hotel

Hospitality
October 2017

Sold Domain Hotel to Adswood SM, LLC, a subsidiary of The Ascott Limited

ASCO Power Technologies (from 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

Industrial Services
October 2017

Sold investment in Aquilex to PSC Industrial

KEMET

Technology & Telecom
September 2017

Completed sale of remaining warrants

11 Industries in 12 months

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services

Building Products & Construction

Business Services

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Consumer

Food & Beverage

Hospitality

Industrial Services

Natural Resources

Packaging

Technology & Telecom

Transportation & Logistics

5 Continents in 12 months

Africa

Somalia

Asia

Singapore

Europe

London, UK

Derby, UK

Europe

North America

Charleston, SC

Carlsbad, CA

Huntingtown, MD

Newnan, GA

Boise, ID

Bolton, Canada

Green Bay, WI

Carrollton, TX

Mesa, AZ

Hobe Sound, FL

Antioch, CA

Brentwood, CA

Minneapolis, MN

Greenville, SC

Norcross, GA

Columbus, OH

Hartville, OH

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

New Albany, OH

Litchfield, IL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tampa Bay, FL

Raleigh-Durham, NC

Sunnyvale, CA

Las Vegas, NV

Gettysburg, PA

Danbury, CT

Columbia, MS

Broomfield, CO

Jacksonville, FL

Roanoke, TX

Sarasota, FL

Gainesville, VA

Oceania

Auckland, New Zealand

Victoria, Australia

Charleston, SC

Carlsbad, CA

Huntingtown, MD

Newnan, GA

Boise, ID

Bolton, Canada

Green Bay, WI

Carrollton, TX

Mesa, AZ

Hobe Sound, FL

Antioch, CA

Brentwood, CA

Minneapolis, MN

Greenville, SC

Norcross, GA

Columbus, OH

Hartville, OH

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

New Albany, OH

Litchfield, IL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tampa Bay, FL

Raleigh-Durham, NC

Sunnyvale, CA

Las Vegas, NV

Gettysburg, PA

Danbury, CT

Columbia, MS

Broomfield, CO

Jacksonville, FL

Roanoke, TX

Sarasota, FL

Gainesville, VA

London, UK

Derby, UK

Europe

Somalia

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 $1.5B 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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