Aavin Equity Advisors Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Aavin Equity Advisors has acquired 3 companies.

Aavin Equity Advisors’ most common sectors for investment are business services (24%) and automotive (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%) and consolidation (16%). 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 1 company. 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 Activity23
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23

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 1 6
Investment Size - 10
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 7 3 3 - - - 13
vol $625M $625M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 7 2 - - 1 - 10
vol $30M $30M
  23

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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 Corp. 2016-07-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mountainside, New Jersey · www.verrex.com
Coolibar, Inc. 2016-07-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.coolibar.com
America's Powersports 2016-06-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Allen, Texas · www.americaspowersports.com
B12 Transportation Group LLC 2016-02-26 - Consolidation
Kansas, Missouri
Transfer Tool Products, Inc. 2015-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Grand Haven, Michigan · www.transfertool.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Dynamic Restaurant Holdings 2017-10-27 Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream 2017-10-27 1
Bettendorf, Iowa Bettendorf, Idaho · www.happyjoes.com
B12 Transportation Group LLC 2016-02-26 Brown Industries LLC 2016-02-26 2
Kansas, Missouri Lawrence, Kansas · www.bcvi.com
B12 Transportation Group LLC 2016-02-26 Diamond Coach 2016-02-26 1
Kansas, Missouri Oswego, Kansas · www.diamondcoach.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (13%) - 3 (23%) -
Automotive 1 (13%) - 2 (15%) -
Metals/Mining 2 (25%) - 2 (15%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (8%) 625M (100%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (8%) -
Building Materials 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Franchising 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Information Technology 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Publishing 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 13 $625M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (100%) - 13 (100%) 625M (100%)
  Texas 2 (25%) - 3 (23%) -
  New Jersey 1 (13%) - 2 (15%) 625M (100%)
  Iowa 1 (13%) - 2 (15%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (15%) -
  Oregon 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  Missouri 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  Michigan 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  Florida 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 13 $625M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (50%) - 5 (38%) -
Consolidation 2 (25%) - 2 (15%) -
Growth Capital 1 (13%) - 2 (15%) -
Venture - - 2 (15%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (8%) 625M (100%)
Recapitalization 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 13 $625M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 4 (40%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (30%) 30M (100%)
Bankruptcy 1 (10%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (10%) -
Shut Down 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $30M

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
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
22%
2 22%
Strategic(s)
78%
7 78%

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