Argentum Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Argentum Capital Partners has invested in 7 companies.

Argentum Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (28%) and software (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (38%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%). In total, Argentum Capital Partners has invested in 15 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1999 when it acquired White Cap Industries for $240M.

In the last 3 years, Argentum Capital Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (69%). Argentum Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Chrome River Technologies for $1.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity71
    • M&A Buy Activity36
    • M&A Sell Activity35
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 56

Argentum Capital Partners

60 Madison Avenue, Suite 701,
New York, New York 10010
United States
(212) 949-6262
www.argentumgroup.com
tag@argentumgroup.com

Argentum Capital Partners is a New York based private equity firm focused on investing in small to mid-sized companies with proven business models and the ability to become market leaders. Prospective transaction situations include growth capital financing, management buyouts, platform acquisitions, and recapitalization. The firm typically takes minority positions, except in the case of management buyouts. Industry sectors of interest include business services, healthcare, and technology. Argentum generally prefers opportunities located in the Eastern US, but will consider companies across the US. The Argentum Group was formed in 1988 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Manufacturing, Marketing, Metals/Mining, Renewable Energy, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 25
Target EBITDA - 5
Investment Size 3 15
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 26 2 4 3 1 - 36
vol $254M $254M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 30 - 2 - 2 1 35
vol $540M $1.0B $1.5B
  71

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Hanweck Associates LLC 2020-02-04 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.hanweck.com
Cegal AS 2019-11-27 - Secondary Buyout
Sandnes, Norway · www.cegal.com
EQM Technologies & Energy, Inc. 2019-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.eqm.com
Chrome River Technologies, Inc. 2019-03-05 1.0B USD Merger
Los Angeles, California · www.chromeriver.com
EmpowerMX 2018-11-30 - Growth Capital
Frisco, Texas · www.empowermx.com
AdhereTech LLC 2018-11-08 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.adheretech.com
LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions LLC 2018-03-12 - Growth Capital
Oak Brook, Illinois · www.launchtws.com
Resonate, Inc. 2017-11-14 - Growth Capital
Reston, Virginia · www.resonate.com
Flightdocs, Inc. 2017-11-07 - Growth Capital
Bonita Springs, Florida · www.flightdocs.com
Orion Labs, Inc. 2017-09-06 - Growth Capital
San Francisco, California · www.orionlabs.io
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Conner Industries, Inc. 2014-12-02 RoseMill Packaging Resources LLC 2019-07-16 3
Fort Worth, Texas · www.connerindustries.com Lewisburg, Tennessee · www.rosemillpackaging.com
Aventri, Inc. 2017-05-09 ITN International, Inc. 2018-10-16 1
Norwalk, Connecticut · www.aventri.com Bethesda, Maryland · www2.itnint.com
Conner Industries, Inc. 2014-12-02 Continental Timber Co., Inc. 2016-08-02 2
Fort Worth, Texas · www.connerindustries.com Valley Center, Kansas · www.continentaltimber.com
Conner Industries, Inc. 2014-12-02 Golden Triangle, Inc. 2016-06-30 1
Fort Worth, Texas · www.connerindustries.com Hastings, Nebraska
QPS Holdings LLC 2008-03-03 Miami Research Associates LLC 2013-02-12 5
Newark, Delaware · www.qps.com South Miami, Florida · www.miamiresearch.com
QPS Holdings LLC 2008-03-03 JSW LifeSciences GmbH 2012-08-29 4
Newark, Delaware · www.qps.com Grambach, Austria · www.jswresearch.com
QPS Holdings LLC 2008-03-03 Qualitix Clinical Research Co., Ltd. 2011-03-08 3
Newark, Delaware · www.qps.com Taipei, Taiwan · www.qualitix.com.tw
QPS Holdings LLC 2008-03-03 Development Center - Center of Toxicology & Preclinical Sciences 2011-02-14 2
Newark, Delaware · www.qps.com New Taipei City, Taiwan
QPS Holdings LLC 2008-03-03 Bioserve Clinical Research (P) Ltd. 2011-01-26 1
Newark, Delaware · www.qps.com Hyderabad, India · www.bioserve.co.in

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 8 (42%) - 10 (27%) -
Software 4 (21%) - 9 (24%) -
Information Technology 2 (11%) - 4 (11%) -
Business Services 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) 14M (5%)
Financial Services 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Life Science 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Staffing 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) 240M (95%)
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) -
Electronics - - 1 (3%) -
Forest Products 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 - 37 $254M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 18 (95%) - 34 (92%) 254M (100%)
  California 5 (26%) - 9 (24%) 254M (100%)
  New York 3 (16%) - 5 (14%) -
  Illinois 2 (11%) - 3 (8%) -
  New Jersey - - 3 (8%) -
  Texas 2 (11%) - 2 (5%) -
  Florida 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
  Connecticut 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Virginia 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Delaware 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (3%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (3%) -
Norway 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (3%) -
Denmark - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 18 (95%) - 34 (92%) 254M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (5%) - 3 (8%) -
Total 19 - 37 $254M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 10 (53%) - 14 (38%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (5%) - 10 (27%) 240M (95%)
Venture 5 (26%) - 9 (24%) 14M (5%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (11%) - 2 (5%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 - 37 $254M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 18 (51%) 313M (20%)
Trade Sale 7 (20%) -
Secondary Sale 5 (14%) 227M (15%)
IPO 3 (9%) -
Merger 2 (6%) 1.0B (65%)
Total 35 $1.5B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $240M
< $100M 1 $14M
TOTAL $254M
Largest White Cap Industries, Inc.
$240M (1999-07-24)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 2 $347M
< $100M 4 $193M
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest Chrome River Technologies, Inc.
$1.0B (2019-03-05)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
24%
9 24%
Strategic(s)
76%
29 76%

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