Blackstone to Sell GCA Services Group to Thomas H. Lee Partners and Goldman Sachsk

Nov 16, 2015, 14:59 PM by Tiffany Milano
Blackstone (NYSE: BX) announced today that private equity funds it manages have agreed to sell GCA Services Group, Inc. (“GCA” or the “Company”) to a consortium of the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs (“Goldman Sachs”) and Thomas H. Lee Partners.

纽约州纽约市,2015 年 11 月 16 日。Blackstone(纽约证交所代码:BX)今日宣布其所管理的私募股权投资基金已同意将 GCA Services Group, Inc.(以下称“GCA”或“该公司”)出售给 Goldman Sachs 的商业银行部(以下称“Goldman Sachs”)和 Thomas H. Lee Partners。

GCA 是国内领先的清洁卫生/保管及设施管理服务提供商,客户逾 930 位,其中约 20% 是《财富》500 强公司,在 46 个州、哥伦比亚特区以及波多黎各开设有 4,400 多个网点。GCA 成立于 2003 年,总部设于美国俄亥俄州克里夫兰市,拥有超过 37,000 名员工,为包括 K-12 学校、高等教育、生产制造、企业办公楼、高科技、生物制药、核电、国防和汽车租赁市场等不同终端市场的客户服务。

Blackstone 资深常务董事 Peter Wallace 评论道:“我们非常自豪于在我们掌控所有权之后 GCA 所出现的显著增长和价值创造。能与 Bob Norton 及优秀 GCA 管理团队一起努力发展最佳清洁卫生和设施管理服务全国提供商,这是我们的荣幸。我们希望这支管理团队及该公司在未来不断取得成功。”

GCA 主席兼首席执行官 Bob Norton 补充道:“我们非常欣赏整个 Blackstone 团队过去三年多来帮助我们推动持续增长时所给予的指导、信任和支持。他们是了不起的合作伙伴,在帮助我们实现成功过程中发挥了重要作用。而对于我们与 Thomas H. Lee Partners 以及 Goldman Sachs 的新合作关系,以及未来在极富吸引力的设施服务市场中持续发展业务的巨大机会,我们也感到十分的高兴。”

此项交易须遵守惯例成交条件,预计将于 2016 年第一季度结束。Harris Williams & Co. 将担任 Blackstone 和 GCA 的顾问,Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 则为法律顾问。

About Blackstone
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. Our asset management businesses, with over $330 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at china.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.

About GCA Services Group
GCA Services Group, Inc. is a leading national provider of quality facility services, including janitorial/custodial services, contamination control for cleanroom manufacturing, facilities operations and maintenance services, grounds and athletic field management services, diversified staffing, and more. With over 37,000 employees throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, GCA serves over 930 clients in a variety of sectors, including K-12 schools, higher education, manufacturing, corporate office buildings, high-tech, bio-pharmaceutical, nuclear power, defense, the rental car market, and others. For more information, please visit www.gcaservices.com or follow GCA on Twitter, @gcaservices.

Forward Looking Statements
This announcement may contain forward-looking statements, including statements about the completion of the purchase of GCA, anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction and other matters that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. Blackstone does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

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