Case studies

  • The MAC (ASX:MSL), based in Sydney, Australia, was founded by Kevin Maloney in 1996
  • Provides accommodation services to the coal mining, construction, resources and tourism industries
  • Vertically integrated company with manufacturing, installation and operating services all performed internally
  • Developed leading market position with a strong client base consisting of some of Australia’s largest corporations
  • From FY2003 to FY2010, revenue and profitability grew at CAGRs of 45% and 59%, respectively
  • The MAC went public in April 2007 with a market capitalisation of A$210 million
  • In November 2007, Mark Maloney was appointed COO with the view of transitioning to CEO. He took over as CEO 12 months later and under his leadership the company grew from a private family business to one of the best performing stocks in the ASX 200
  • Announced takeover by Oil States International on 15 October 2010 valuing company equity at A$651 million
  • Invested A$100,000 in 1996 for 100% of the company.
  • Acquired by Oil States International in December 2010 for A$3.90 per share
    - Equity value A$651 million on fully diluted basis.
    - Controlled 52% of the Company prior to sale, valuing stake at A$338 million.
  • Realised IRR of 59% at IPO, or ~185x return, without taking into consideration the remaining 52% equity ownership.
  • IRR of 76% over life of investment through to sale in 2010, 3,561x initial investment

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