Aavin Equity Advisors Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Aavin Equity Advisors’ most common sectors for investment areautomotive (15%) and business services (15%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and consolidation (15%). In total, Aavin Equity Advisors has invested in 8 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Personna American Safety Razor for $625M.

In the last 3 years, Aavin Equity Advisors has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (70%). Aavin Equity Advisors’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Celleration for $30M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 1

Aavin Equity Advisors, LLC

1245 First Avenue SE,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
United States
(319) 247-1072
www.aavin.com
jthorp@aavin.com

AAVIN Private Equity is a private investment firm that targets investments in smaller companies at all stages of development from early stage to later stage/buyouts. AAVIN typically looks for opportunities located in the Midwest and typically commits $1 to $5 million of capital per transaction. Sectors of interest include medical services & devices, telecommunications, manufacturing & distribution, industrial products & services and computer & software. AAVIN was formed in 1999 and is based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Environmental, Financial Services, Franchising, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Publishing, Retail, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 40
Target EBITDA 2 5
Investment Size - 10
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 13 1 - - - - 14
vol $625M $625M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 11 - - - 2 - 13
vol $30M $30M
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
American Industrial Machine of Odessa 2023-12-20 - Secondary Sale
Odessa, Texas · www.aimodessa.com
Weeks Service Co. 2023-02-21 - Trade Sale
League City, Texas · www.weeksservicecompany.com
Phoenix Loss Control, Inc. 2020-05-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Miami, Florida · www.phoenixlc.com
Standard Precast, Inc. 2019-10-01 - Trade Sale
Jacksonville, Florida · www.standardprecast.com
Archon Woodworks, Inc. 2019-03-29 - Shut Down
Omaha, Nebraska · www.archonwood.com
Dynamic Restaurant Holdings 2017-10-27 - Consolidation
Bettendorf, Iowa
Green Diamond Performance Materials, Inc. 2017-09-25 - Recapitalization
Riddle, Oregon · www.greendiamondpm.com
Weeks Service Co. 2017-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
League City, Texas · www.weeksservicecompany.com
Standard Precast, Inc. 2016-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Jacksonville, Florida · www.standardprecast.com
Verrex LLC 2016-07-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mountainside, New Jersey · www.verrex.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive 1 (14%) - 2 (14%) -
Business Services - - 2 (14%) -
Metals/Mining 2 (29%) - 2 (14%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (7%) 625M (100%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (7%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (7%) -
Communications 1 (14%) - 1 (7%) -
Franchising 1 (14%) - 1 (7%) -
Information Technology 1 (14%) - 1 (7%) -
Publishing 1 (14%) - 1 (7%) -
Software - - 1 (7%) -
Total 7 - 14 $625M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (100%) - 14 (100%) 625M (100%)
  Texas 1 (14%) - 3 (21%) -
  New Jersey 1 (14%) - 2 (14%) 625M (100%)
  Iowa 1 (14%) - 2 (14%) -
  Florida 1 (14%) - 2 (14%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (14%) -
  Michigan 1 (14%) - 1 (7%) -
  Oregon 1 (14%) - 1 (7%) -
  Missouri 1 (14%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 7 - 14 $625M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (43%) - 6 (43%) -
Consolidation 2 (29%) - 2 (14%) -
Growth Capital 1 (14%) - 2 (14%) -
Venture - - 2 (14%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (7%) 625M (100%)
Recapitalization 1 (14%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 7 - 14 $625M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 6 (46%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (23%) 30M (100%)
Secondary Sale 2 (15%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (8%) -
Shut Down 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $30M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
SF&P Advisors
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $625M
TOTAL $625M
Largest Personna American Safety Razor Co.
$625M (2006-06-26)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $30M
TOTAL $30M
Largest Celleration, Inc.
$30M (2015-02-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
1 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
15%
2 (15%)
Strategic(s)
69%
9 (69%)

FAQ

When was Aavin Equity Advisors, LLC founded?

Aavin Equity Advisors, LLC was founded in 1999.

What type of investor is Aavin Equity Advisors, LLC?

Aavin Equity Advisors, LLC is a private equity firm.

Where is Aavin Equity Advisors, LLC headquartered?

Aavin Equity Advisors, LLC is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

How much capital does Aavin Equity Advisors, LLC have under management?

Aavin Equity Advisors, LLC has 275M USD under management.

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