ACI Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

ACI Capital’s most common sectors for investment are chemicals (10%) and consumer products (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (90%) and venture (10%). In total, ACI Capital has invested in 7 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (56%). ACI Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Jenny Craig for $600M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12

ACI Capital Co.

299 Park Avenue, 34th Floor,
New York, New York 10171
United States
(212) 634-3333
www.acicapital.com

ACI Capital is a private investment firm that targets investments in mid-sized companies. ACI primarily looks for US based businesses with revenues between $25 and $500 million and operating profits of at least $5 million. ACI prefers control investments and will consider a variety of investment structures including buyouts, restructurings, growth capital financings, recapitalizations, PIPEs, secondary purchases, and bridge financings. Sectors of interest include consumer (consumer products, direct marketing, restaurants, franchising, healthy living), industrial (niche manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure, alternative energy), and services (business services, healthcare services, financial services, logistics, media). ACI Capital was formed in 1995 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Franchising, Healthcare Services, Infrastructure, Insurance, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Restaurants, Retail, Technology Hardware, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 25 500
Target EBITDA 5 -
Investment Size 20 50
Enterprise Value 50 300
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
Sell (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
vol $1.3B $1.3B
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Healthy Directions LLC 2014-07-01 195M USD Add-on Acquisition
Potomac, Maryland · www.healthydirections.com
Sundance Catalog Co. 2012-07-10 - Secondary Buyout
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.sundancecatalog.com
Excel Polymers LLC 2010-10-17 214M USD Add-on Acquisition
Solon, Ohio · www.excel-polymers.com
SEMX Corp. 2009-01-22 - Trade Sale
Saddle Brook, New Jersey · www.semx.com
Unified Logistics Holdings LLC 2008-08-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bethesda, Maryland · www.unifiedlogistics.com
Hollywood Tans Brands LLC 2007-10-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sewell, New Jersey · www.hollywoodtans.com
Jenny Craig, Inc. 2006-06-19 600M USD Add-on Acquisition
Carlsbad, California · www.jennycraig.com
VUTEk, Inc. 2005-06-02 281M USD Add-on Acquisition
Meredith, New Hampshire · www.vutek.com
James River Group, Inc. 2005-01-01 - IPO
Chapel Hill, North Carolina · www.james-river-group.com
Accent Energy Group LLC 2004-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dublin, Ohio · www.accentenergy.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Unified Logistics Holdings LLC 2008-08-07 McTyre Trucking Company, Inc. 2012-07-02 1
Bethesda, Maryland · www.unifiedlogistics.com Orlando, Florida · www.mctyretrucking.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Chemicals - - 1 (10%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (10%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (10%) -
Franchising 1 (33%) - 1 (10%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (10%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (10%) -
Retail - - 1 (10%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (10%) -
Transportation 1 (33%) - 1 (10%) -
Utilities 1 (33%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 3 - 10 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) - 10 (100%) -
  Maryland 1 (33%) - 2 (20%) -
  Ohio 1 (33%) - 2 (20%) -
  New Jersey 1 (33%) - 2 (20%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (10%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (10%) -
  California - - 1 (10%) -
  Utah - - 1 (10%) -
Total 3 - 10 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (100%) - 9 (90%) -
Venture - - 1 (10%) -
Total 3 - 10 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (44%) 1.3B (97%)
Trade Sale 2 (22%) 45M (3%)
IPO 1 (11%) -
Merger 1 (11%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (11%) -
Total 9 $1.3B

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.3B
< $100M 1 $45M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Jenny Craig, Inc.
$600M (2006-06-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
14%
1 14%
Strategic(s)
86%
6 86%

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