TPG SPAC to merge with Clairvest-backed Accel Entertainment

Clairvest Group said portfolio company Accel Entertainment Inc, a Bolingbrook, Illinois-based video gaming terminal operator, has agreed to merge with TPG Pace Holdings Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

In a separate release, TPG Pace said the combined business, which will retain the name Accel, is expected to have an initial value of about US$884 million.

Clairvest, a Canadian mid-market private equity firm, said it has not consented to the transaction and is considering options.

As reported by PE Hub Canada, Clairvest acquired a minority stake in Accel in 2016, investing US$32.5 million.

TPG Pace is sponsored by an affiliate of U.S. private equity firm TPG.


Clairvest Update on Accel Entertainment

TORONTO, June 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Accel Entertainment, Inc. (“Accel”), a portfolio company of Clairvest Group Inc. (TSX: CVG) and Clairvest Equity Partners V (collectively, “Clairvest”), today announced a business combination with TPG Pace Holdings Corp. (“TPG Pace”). Clairvest is a large minority shareholder of Accel. Clairvest has not consented to the TPG Pace transaction in accordance with Accel’s organizational documents and is working with its legal and other advisors to consider its options with respect to the announced transaction.

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