Sale to Blackstone Capital Partners

Technology & Services
Sale to Blackstone Capital Partners


Baird served as the lead financial advisor to GCA Services Group, Inc.


GCA Services Group, Inc. (“GCA” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Nautic Partners (“Nautic”), recently completed its sale to Blackstone Capital Partners, an affiliate of The Blackstone Group LP (“Blackstone”) (NYSE:BX).

GCA is among the largest facility services companies in the United States, providing customized janitorial/custodial, facilities maintenance, grounds management and other ancillary services to more than 800 customers throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The Company is specifically focused on becoming the dominant player in select, niche segments of the facility services industry that have strong growth prospects, high barriers to entry and attractive pricing opportunities.

Founded in 1986, Nautic Partners is a middle-market private equity firm with over $2.5 billion of equity capital under management. Over three decades, Nautic has completed more than 110 transactions and partnered with a wide array of talented management teams.

Blackstone is a leading global investment and advisory firm. Through its Blackstone Capital Partners family of funds, the firm has invested or committed over $40 billion of equity in 165 separate transactions since inception.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Brian McDonagh (704) 553-6611
Peter Kies (414) 765-7262
Les Cheek (617) 426-5789
Jonathan Harrison +44 (0) 207 667 8414
Ross Williams (414) 298-6235
Harsh Singh (312) 609-7046
Technology & Services
Sale to Blackstone Capital Partners
November 2012
GCA Services Group, Inc.
Technology & Services
Target Geography
North America
Acquiror Geography
North America