ACON Investments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, ACON Investments has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

ACON Investments’ most common sectors for investment areretail (15%) and consumer products (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (32%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (29%). In total, ACON Investments has invested in 18 US states and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Mariner Energy for $271M.

In the last 3 years, ACON Investments has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (58%). ACON Investments’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2002 when it sold Telemundo Communications Group for $2.7B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity93
    • M&A Buy Activity67
    • M&A Sell Activity26
  • Total Sectors Invested 28
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 33
  • M&A Advisors 12

ACON Investments LLC

1133 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 700,
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
United States
(202) 454-1100
www.aconinvestments.com
contact@aconinvestments.com

ACON Investments is an international private equity firm that targets investments in the US, Europe, and Latin America. ACON's investment strategy covers 'opportunities at times of change - responding at points of inflection where value creation is possible'. Examples include businesses that serve the rapidly growing US Hispanic population, energy and energy service needs, businesses in need of operational help, and opportunities in Latin America resulting from economic deregulation and political liberalization. ACON's looks for companies where it can commit $20 to $150 million of equity capital. Target sectors include consumer products and services, distribution, business services and industrial manufacturing. ACON Investments was formed in 1996 and has offices in Washington DC; Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; and Madrid, Spain.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Marketing, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Restaurants, Retail

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Western Europe, Latin/South America

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 150
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 54 5 6 2 - - 67
vol $540M $540M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 19 1 3 1 1 1 26
vol $3.6B $677M $4.2B
  93

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Vitalis Group 2024-01-18 - Trade Sale
Bogota, Colombia · www.vitalislaboratorio.com
Dori Alimentos S.A. 2023-07-24 - Trade Sale
Marilia, Brazil · www.dori.com.br
Actinver, S.A.B. de C.V. 2022-09-26 - Growth Capital
Mexico City, Mexico · www.actinver.com
Sapore S.A. 2022-04-06 - Stake Purchase
Campinas , Brazil · www.sapore.com.br
iiMED Medical Solutions LLC 2022-01-12 - Trade Sale
Amherst, New York · www.iimed.com
RMH Franchise 2021-11-09 - Trade Sale
Atlanta, Georgia · www.rmhfranchise.com
Atlantic Sustainable Catch 2021-10-15 - Consolidation
, United States · www.atlanticsustainablecatch.com
International Imaging Materials, Inc. 2021-10-04 - Trade Sale
Amherst, New York · www.iimak.com
iiMED Medical Solutions LLC 2021-10-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Amherst, New York · www.iimed.com
Igloo Products Corp. 2021-09-17 677M USD Trade Sale
Katy, Texas · www.igloocoolers.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Goody Products, Inc. 2018-08-13 JD Beauty Group 2019-03-11 1
Atlanta, Georgia · www.goody.com Hauppauge, New York · www.jdbeauty.com
Suzo-Happ Group 2012-07-17 SCAN COIN AB 2015-01-30 1
Mount Prospect, Illinois · www.suzohapp.com Malmö, Sweden · www.scancoin.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 3 (10%) - 10 (15%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (3%) - 5 (7%) 521M (96%)
Consumer Products 3 (10%) - 5 (7%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (3%) - 5 (7%) -
Financial Services 2 (7%) - 4 (6%) -
Life Science 3 (10%) - 4 (6%) -
Food 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Marketing 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Media - - 3 (4%) -
Construction 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (3%) -
Environmental 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Packaging 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) 19M (4%)
Agriculture 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Business Services 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Communications - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (1%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (1%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Utilities 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 30 - 67 $540M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 16 (53%) - 41 (61%) 540M (100%)
  Texas 1 (3%) - 9 (13%) 521M (96%)
  New Jersey 2 (7%) - 5 (7%) -
  New York 2 (7%) - 4 (6%) -
  Illinois 3 (10%) - 3 (4%) -
  Florida 2 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
  Georgia 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
  California - - 2 (3%) -
  Arizona - - 2 (3%) -
  Tennessee 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Montana 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) 19M (4%)
  Washington - - 1 (1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (1%) -
  Mississippi - - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) -
Mexico 4 (13%) - 7 (10%) -
Spain 5 (17%) - 5 (7%) -
Brazil 2 (7%) - 4 (6%) -
Colombia 2 (7%) - 4 (6%) -
Argentina 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Venezuela - - 2 (3%) -
Ecuador - - 1 (1%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 16 (53%) - 41 (61%) 540M (100%)
Cross-border 14 (47%) - 26 (39%) -
Total 30 - 67 $540M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 10 (33%) - 21 (31%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (23%) - 19 (28%) 250M (46%)
Secondary Buyout 6 (20%) - 12 (18%) 19M (4%)
Divestiture 1 (3%) - 4 (6%) 271M (50%)
Consolidation 2 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
Recapitalization 2 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 3 (4%) -
Going Private 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 30 - 67 $540M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 15 (58%) 850M (20%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (12%) 3.4B (80%)
IPO 2 (8%) -
Merger 2 (8%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 26 $4.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
1
Greenhill & Co., Inc.
1
Alvarez & Marsal
1
Legal Deals
Hogan Lovells
7
Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados SAS
1
Arnold & Porter LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $521M
< $100M 1 $19M
TOTAL $540M
Largest Mariner Energy, Inc.
$271M (2004-03-03)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.7B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.4B
< $100M 2 $135M
TOTAL $4.2B
Largest Telemundo Communications Group, Inc.
$2.7B (2002-04-12)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
19%
13 (19%)
Strategic(s)
3%
2 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
8%
2 (8%)
Strategic(s)
62%
16 (62%)

FAQ

When was ACON Investments LLC founded?

ACON Investments LLC was founded in 1996.

What type of investor is ACON Investments LLC?

ACON Investments LLC is a private equity firm.

Where is ACON Investments LLC headquartered?

ACON Investments LLC is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

How much capital does ACON Investments LLC have under management?

ACON Investments LLC has 6.9B USD under management.

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