Gates Corporation


Jamieson advises management on the $5.4bn sale of Gates Corporation from ONEX & CPPIB to Blackstone.

Jamieson advised the Gates management team throughout the transaction which was run as a dual track sale and IPO process.  Specific areas of advice included the terms of their current incentives and cash proceeds from the sale of the business as well as the structuring of their new incentive arrangements with Blackstone.

Gates is a division of Tomkins, which ONEX and CPPIB jointly acquired in 2010.   The deal is one of the biggest LBO’s this year and the largest private equity deal in the Industrial sector for five years.   The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

The deal reinforces Jamieson strength as a provider of financial advice to management teams of global private equity backed businesses and it represents another US management advice transaction.

Stuart Coventry, partner at Jamieson says “this is a fantastic deal for the management team and culminates our long standing working relationship with them starting when Tomkins plc was taken private in 2010”.

Including the sale of Gates, this transaction represents the eighth Tomkins divestment since 2010.  Tomkins plc was a listed industrial holding company operating a number of industrial, automotive and construction businesses around the world.