BDT & Company and MSD Partners to Combine

BDT & Company Holdings, L.P. and MSD Partners, L.P. have entered into a definitive business combination agreement under which they will create the preeminent advisory and investment firm serving the distinct needs of family- and founder-led business owners and strategic, long-term investors. The transaction is expected to be completed in early 2023.

The combination will unite BDT, the merchant bank to the closely held, founded in 2009 by Byron Trott, and MSD, a premier, long-term-oriented investment firm that invests on behalf of like-minded investors, including Dell Technologies Founder Michael Dell and his family.

About BDT & Company

Established in 2009, BDT & Company is a merchant bank that provides advice and long-term capital through its affiliated funds to help family- and founder-led businesses pursue their strategic and financial objectives. The firm works with the owners and leaders of these closely held businesses to find creative solutions to their most complex issues, while also providing access to its world-class network. The firm’s affiliate, BDT Capital Partners, has deployed more than $30 billion in capital through its investment funds and co-investments by its global investor base.

About MSD Partners 

MSD Partners, L.P. is a leading investment firm focused on maximizing long-term capital appreciation across its core areas of investing expertise – Credit, Growth, Private Capital and Real Estate. The firm deploys capital on behalf of Dell Technologies founder and CEO Michael Dell and his family, as well as other like-minded, long-term-oriented investors. MSD Partners, which operates from offices in New York, Santa Monica and West Palm Beach, manages in excess of $20 billion.