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November 25, 2015 1:16 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Platinum Equity, LLC

Company Overview

Platinum Equity, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in investments in mergers and acquisitions, special situations, buyouts, operational turnarounds, mature, middle markets, public-to-private transactions, corporate divestitures, underperforming or undervalued businesses, and add-on acquisitions. It invests in companies that provide mission-critical products, services, and solutions in diverse industries including industrials, manufacturing, distribution, information technology services and software, telecommunications, transportation and logistics, media, equipment rental, entertainment, healthcare services, and metals services. The firm focuses on investments in North America and We...

360 North Crescent Drive

Beverly Hills

Los Angeles, CA 90210

United States

Founded in 1995



Key Executives for Platinum Equity, LLC

Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 51
Founding Partner, Partner, and Member of Investment Committee
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
Age: 60
Partner and President of Portfolio Operations
Age: 49
Partner, General Counsel, and Secretary
Age: 60
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Platinum Equity, LLC Key Developments

Avon Products Reportedly In Talks To Sell The Stake

Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP) is in talks with private equity firm to sell its stake, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company is conducting an auction process for a private investment in public equity with Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. and Platinum Equity, LLC. Bids for the auction are due next week, the paper said. The size of the stake sale is still unclear.

Funds Reportedly Line Up Bids For Refresco Gerber

Refresco Gerber B.V. has attracted bids from three private equity funds valuing the business at around €1.5 billion, sources familiar with the process said. PAI Partners, Pamplona Capital Management LLP and Platinum Equity, LLC have emerged as the only bidders left in the second round of an auction, with a late February 2015 deadline, the sources said. Its adviser JPMorgan aims to wrap up the process in around a month, two of the sources said. A spokesman for PAI declined to comment while representatives at Refresco Gerber, Pamplona and Platinum were not immediately available for comment. A spokeswoman for JPMorgan declined to comment.

Exterion Media Reportedly Evaluating Options

Exterion Media Group is said to be evaluating alternatives. People familiar with the matter said that owned by Platinum Equity, LLC, the company is exploring strategic alternatives, including a major acquisition. People added that Platinum Equity has engaged Royal Bank of Canada in order to identify the best option for Exterion. They further added that acquiring the European assets of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc, alone or with a partner, is one possibility. Sources sought anonymity. According to the report, Royal Bank of Canada and Exterion could not be immediately reached for comment. It could also explore selling itself, though this is not the main focus of the process, the people said.

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