Onex sells Cypress Insurance Group for $63 mln

Onex said Thursday that it has sold Cypress Insurance Group to a group of private investors for $63 million. Since 1998, Onex has invested about $50 million in Cypress.

PRESS RELEASE

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – July 17, 2014) – Onex Corporation (“Onex”) (TSX:OCX) today announced it has completed the sale of Cypress Insurance Group (“Cypress”) to a group of private investors for $63 million, of which Onex’ share is $43 million.

Onex has invested approximately $50 million in the company since 1998. Including prior distributions, Onex has received aggregate proceeds of approximately $116 million, resulting in a multiple of capital invested of 2.3 times and a gross IRR of 17%.

About Onex
With offices in Toronto, New York and London, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. At March 31, 2014, the Company had approximately $21 billion of assets under management, including $6 billion of Onex capital, in private equity and credit securities. Onex invests its capital directly and as the largest limited partner in each of its Funds.

At March 31, 2014, Onex’ businesses had assets of $45 billion, generated annual revenues of $35 billion and employed approximately 231,000 people worldwide. Onex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the stock symbol OCX. For more information on Onex, visit its website at www.onex.com. The Company’s security filings can also be accessed at www.sedar.com.

 

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