Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp has closed its sale of German plastics processing machinery maker KraussMaffei Group to a consortium led by China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina). Announced in January, the deal was valued at about US$1 billion (€925 million). Onex, which acquired KraussMaffei from Madison Capital in December 2012, said it received proceeds of US$747 million on a US$358 million investment. This result gave the firm a gross multiple of invested capital of 2.1 times and a 24 percent gross rate of return, Onex reported.
Onex Completes Sale of KraussMaffei Group
Toronto, April 29, 2016 – Onex Corporation (“Onex”) (TSX: OCX) and its affiliates (the “Onex Group”) today announced they have completed the sale of KraussMaffei Group to China National Chemical Corporation for a cash enterprise value of €925 million ($1.0 billion).
The Onex Group acquired KraussMaffei Group in December 2012 with an investment of $358 million and has received proceeds of $747 million. This results in a gross multiple of invested capital of 2.1 times and a 24% gross rate of return. Onex’ portion of the proceeds is $192 million, including carried interest of $11 million.
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Through its Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. At Onex Credit, Onex manages and invests in leveraged loans, collateralized loan obligations and other credit securities. The Company has approximately $22.5 billion of assets under management, including $6.0 billion of Onex proprietary capital. With offices in Toronto, New York, New Jersey and London, Onex invests its capital through its two investing platforms and is the largest limited partner in each of its private equity funds.
Onex’ businesses have assets of $36 billion, generate annual revenues of $22 billion and employ approximately 144,000 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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