Platinum Equity signed a definitive agreement to acquire Solenis from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and BASF in a transaction that implies an enterprise value for Solenis of $5.25 billion. BofA Securities and Goldman Sachs are leading the debt financing for the acquisition.
Fifth Third served as financial advisor to Radio Systems in its acquisition by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. Fifth Third Business Capital was administrative agent for the asset-based acquisition financing.
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice-backed Motor Fuel Group completed its acquisition of MRH, the UK’s largest petrol station and convenience retail operator. The transaction is valued at approximately £1.2 billion ($1.6686 billion).
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice managed funds are acquiring a 60% ownership stake in American Greetings. The Weiss Family, descendants of Jacob Sapirstein, who founded the company in 1906, will retain a 40% stake in the business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice closed an agreement with HD Supply Holding to acquire its Waterworks business unit for $2.5 billion. Through a carve-out transaction, Waterworks will become an independent company, wholly-owned by CD&R funds.