Madison Dearborn Partners

Madison Dearborn Partners in its acquisition of the APM Group International


Madison Dearborn Partners




Mergers and Acquisitions

Date Closed

June 2020


Private Equity

Lead Office



On June 30, 2020, Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP) closed its first major Australian buyout by buying a controlling stake in Advanced Personnel Management (APM) from Quadrant Private Equity, the majority owner of APM. The transaction provides that APM’s founder, chief executive and existing management will remain involved and invested in the company.

MDP is an American private equity firm focused on buyout and growth equity investing.

APM is Australia’s largest provider of disability employment services. APM’s Canadian subsidiary is WCG International Consultants Ltd.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP acted as Canadian counsel to MDP with a team consisting of Shahir Guindi, Hugo-Pierre Gagnon, Jean-Philippe Bertrand, Veronique Fortin-Latreille (Corporate), Michelle Lally (Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment), Julien Ranger-Musiol (Pensions & Benefits), Damian Rigolo, Shari Cohen (Employment & Labour), Michael Fekete and Sam Ip (Technology).