Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, Inc. (extinct)

Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, Inc. (extinct)

Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, Inc. (extinct)

Overview
Headquarters

250 Vesey Street,4 World Financial Center,23rd floor,New York, NY 10080-0001

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

15

Industries

Private Equity & Venture Capital
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

MLGP's objective is to generate long-term capital gains, with a primary focus on control-oriented investments in equity, equity-related and similar securities with equity-like returns. Investments typically range in size from $250 million to $750 million, with the flexibility to commit to larger or smaller investments.MLGP makes investments globally, with a primary emphasis on the world's largest economies, including the US, Europe, Japan, China, India, Latin America and Australia, taking a multi-sector approach to identifying attractive investment opportunities. They target investments in high quality, established companies that are recognized brands with industry or regional leadership, defensible market positions, strong cash flow characteristics and seasoned management. They combine comprehensive regional and industry-based in-depth analyses with global approval and management processes.Their approach combines an intensive, bottom-up evaluation process including gaining a detailed understanding of a potential portfolio company's value drivers, management capabilities, cost structure, cash flow characteristics, market position and competitive advantages with a top-down analysis of the attractiveness, growth potential and underlying economics of the industry, competitive environment and exit alternatives.When making an investment, MLGPE takes a control-oriented approach and seeks to structure transactions to ensure the ability to influence critical decisions for a portfolio company, particularly as it relates to specific value-added initiatives. A key element of their transaction negotiation with partners and management centers on contractual rights and board representation that facilitate input into key decisions such as management changes, expansion plans, acquisitions, budgets, debt and equity financings and new initiatives.MLGP implements value creation initiatives such as organic growth alternatives, acquisitions and other strategic initiatives, business rationalization and operational improvements and capital structure improvements in partnership with portfolio company management. They are actively involved in significant portfolio company decisions, including those relating to potential acquisitions, expansion plans, debt and equity financings, changes in senior management and new business initiatives.

Executives & Employees

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Recent Transactions
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NPC Restaurant Holdings LLC, Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, Inc., Merrill Lynch Ventures LLC, NPC International, Inc. purchase Pizza Hut, Inc. /50 Pizza Hut Restaurants from Yum! Brands, Inc.

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NPC International, Inc., Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, Inc., Merrill Lynch Ventures LLC, NPC Restaurant Holdings LLC purchase Pizza Hut, Inc. /55 Pizza Hut Restaurants from Yum! Brands, Inc.

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Yum! Brands, Inc., Pizza Hut, Inc. purchase NPC International, Inc. /42 Pizza Hut Units from Merrill Lynch Ventures LLC, Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, Inc., NPC Restaurant Holdings LLC

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onMerrill Lynch & Co., Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC, The Hertz Corp. /Private Group purchase The Hertz Corporation from Ford Motor Company

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Advised onOlympus Advisors LLC purchases NPC International, Inc. from Bank of America Corp.

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Advised onMerrill Lynch & Co., Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC, The Hertz Corp. /Private Group purchase The Hertz Corporation from Ford Motor Company

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Advised onInvestcorp SA, Equistone Partners Europe Ltd. purchase Evoca SpA from Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, Inc., Argan Capital Advisors LLP

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Advised onInvestcorp SA, Equistone Partners Europe Ltd. purchase Evoca SpA from Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, Inc., Argan Capital Advisors LLP

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Advised onInvestcorp SA, Equistone Partners Europe Ltd. purchase Evoca SpA from Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, Inc., Argan Capital Advisors LLP

Advisors & Consultants
Auditor

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC provides assurance, tax and advisory services. Its services include audit and assurance, consulting, deals, human resources, legal, tax, and family business. The firm also offers accountability, risk management, structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and performance and process improvement. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Buffalo, NY.

Custodian

Part of Bank of America Corp., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. (San Francisco) is a company headquartered in the United States that provides brokerage and investment banking services.

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Partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Partner at DLA Piper

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Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Investments
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Cremer SA engages in the manufacture of health care products. Its products include textile, surgical and industrial adhesives, cosmetics, medicines, and hygienic products. The company was founded by Werner Siegfried Cremer on March 30, 1935 and is headquartered in Blumenau, Brazil.

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Pinnacle Central & Eastern Europe, s.r.o. operates as a real estate development and asset management business. Its portfolio includes a shopping centre Metropole and office and retail space Millenium Plaza in Czech Republic. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic.

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The Hertz Corp. provides car rental services. It rents various makes and models of cars, crossovers, and light trucks on hourly, daily, weekend, weekly, monthly, or multi month basis primarily to individual travelers, large businesses, governments and other organizations through a network of company operated rental airport and off-airport locations, as well as franchise locations. The firm also sells used cars through a network of operated car sales locations, and provides fleet leasing and managing services for corporate fleets. It also rents equipment, such as earthmoving equipment, material handling equipment, aerial and electrical equipment, air compressors, pumps, generators, small tools, compaction equipment, construction-related trucks, and lighting and related aerial products. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Park Ridge, NJ.

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