Acorn Growth Companies Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Acorn Growth Companies has acquired 5 companies.

Acorn Growth Companies’ most common sectors for investment are aerospace (57%) and business services (19%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (88%) and secondary buyout (13%). In total, Acorn Growth Companies has invested in 8 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Acorn Growth Companies has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

Acorn Growth Companies

621 N. Robinson, Suite 550,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73118
United States
(405) 737-2676
www.acorngrowthcompanies.com

Acorn Growth Company is a private equity group focused on aerospace and defense opportunities. Acorn looks specifically for companies engaged in aerospace parts manufacturing, aircraft modification and upgrades, engineering services, logistics, procurement and maintenance, repair, and overhaul. Acorn Growth was established in 2005 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Airlines, Business Services, Defense, Distribution, Electronics, Engineering, Financial Services, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Technology Hardware

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 50 200
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 8 1 2 1 4 - 16
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - - - 1 - 3
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Aerospheres (UK) Ltd. 2019-12-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Middlesex, United Kingdom · www.aerospheres.com
Aerospares 2000 Ltd. 2019-12-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Watford, United Kingdom · www.aerospares2000.com
Robbins-Gioia LLC 2019-08-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Alexandria, Virginia · www.teamrg.com
Black Sage Technologies, Inc. 2019-07-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Boise, Idaho · www.blacksagetech.com
DIMO Corp. 2019-05-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New Castle, Delaware · www.dimo.com
Berry Aviation, Inc. 2018-07-16 - Secondary Buyout
San Marcos, Texas · www.berryaviation.com
CIS Secure Computing, Inc. 2017-09-25 - Secondary Buyout
Ashburn, Virginia · www.cissecure.com
TSS Solutions, Inc. 2017-07-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Melbourne, Florida · www.tsssolutions.com
Raisbeck Engineering, Inc. 2016-09-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Seattle, Washington · www.raisbeck.com
Aerospheres (UK) Ltd. 2015-04-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Middlesex, United Kingdom · www.aerospheres.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Unitech Aerospace 2012-05-24 North Coast Composites, Inc. 2016-07-11 5
Hayden, Idaho · www.unitech-aerospace.com Cleveland, Ohio · www.northcoastcomposites.com
Unitech Aerospace 2012-05-24 North Coast Tool and Mold Corp. 2016-07-11 4
Hayden, Idaho · www.unitech-aerospace.com Cleveland, Ohio · www.nctm.com
Unitech Aerospace 2012-05-24 Paul Holdings Group Ltd. 2013-07-31 3
Hayden, Idaho · www.unitech-aerospace.com Derby, United Kingdom
Unitech Aerospace 2012-05-24 W&J Tod Holdings Ltd. 2013-07-31 2
Hayden, Idaho · www.unitech-aerospace.com Somerset, United Kingdom
Unitech Aerospace 2012-05-24 Unitech Composites and Structures, Inc. 2012-05-24 1
Hayden, Idaho · www.unitech-aerospace.com Hayden, Idaho

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Aerospace 5 (45%) - 9 (56%) -
Business Services 3 (27%) - 3 (19%) -
Airlines 1 (9%) - 1 (6%) -
Distribution - - 1 (6%) -
Information Technology 1 (9%) - 1 (6%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (9%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 11 - 16 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (91%) - 14 (88%) -
  Idaho 2 (18%) - 3 (19%) -
  Virginia 2 (18%) - 2 (13%) -
  Texas 2 (18%) - 2 (13%) -
  Washington 1 (9%) - 2 (13%) -
  Oklahoma - - 2 (13%) -
  Florida 1 (9%) - 1 (6%) -
  Delaware 1 (9%) - 1 (6%) -
  California 1 (9%) - 1 (6%) -
United Kingdom 1 (9%) - 2 (13%) -
Total 11 - 16 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (82%) - 14 (88%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (18%) - 2 (13%) -
Total 11 - 16 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (100%) -
Total 3 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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