Onex Corporation said it has acquired a 42% interest in Ryan, LLC for $317 million, which values the company at $1.1 billion.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Ryan is a global tax services and software provider with an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services, and is the largest firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. Its multi-disciplinary team of more than 2,200 professionals and associates serves over 14,000 clients, including many of the world’s most prominent companies.
“Onex is the ideal partner for us given its strong track record and focus on growing companies and supporting the management teams in which it invests,” said G. Brint Ryan, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ryan. “In recent years, we’ve significantly expanded our business, adding new service lines and growing our premium client roster. With the backing of Onex, we’ll continue this momentum to increase the value we bring to our clients.”
“Ryan is a trusted advisor to many of the world’s most respected organizations. This is a direct reflection of the caliber and values of Ryan’s people who are completely aligned with the success of their clients and work relentlessly on their behalf,” said Amir Motamedi, a Managing Director with Onex.
“We’re delighted to be in business with Brint and his team and look forward to the years ahead.” Onex invested $86 million of equity as a limited partner in Onex Partners IV. Onex expects to begin accruing fees on Onex Partners V, a $7.15 billion fund raised in 2017, once its previously announced acquisition of KidsFoundation closes later this year.
BofA Merrill Lynch acted as financial advisor and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP acted as legal advisor to Onex. Baker & McKenzie LLP acted as legal advisor to Ryan. 1 About Onex Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms.
Through its Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. At Onex Credit, Onex manages and invests in leveraged loans, collateralized loan obligations and other credit securities.
Onex has more than $33 billion of assets under management, including $6.8 billion of Onex proprietary capital, in private equity and credit securities.