Argonne Capital Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Argonne Capital Group has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

Argonne Capital Group’s most common sectors for investment are restaurants (45%) and automotive (23%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (56%) and consolidation (12%). In total, Argonne Capital Group has invested in 7 US states.

In the last 3 years, Argonne Capital Group has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 3

Argonne Capital Group

3060 Peachtree Rd NW, Suite 400,
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
United States
(404) 364-2984
www.argonnecapital.com
admin@argonnecapital.com

Argonne Capital Group is a private investment firm that looks to acquire majority interests in cash flow positive companies. Argonne seeks businesses that can benefit from the firm's real estate and financing experience in terms of growth through new unit development. Sectors of interest include restaurants, retail, manufacturing, distribution, fitness, consumer services, dealerships, and light industrial. The Firm can commit up to $100 million per transaction and general targets companies with cash-flow of $5 to $75 million. Argonne Capital Group was established in 2003 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Consumer Services, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Healthcare Services, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Restaurants, Retail

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 75
Investment Size - 100
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 6 1 1 - - 1 9
Sell (0.4/yr) # - 1 - - - 1 2
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Schill Grounds Management 2020-09-21 - Growth Capital
North Ridgeville, Ohio · www.schilllandscaping.com
The Krystal Co. 2020-01-19 - Bankruptcy
Dunwoody, Georgia · www.krystal.com
LandPro Equipment LLC 2017-02-07 - Consolidation
Falconer, New York · www.landproequipment.com
The Lube Stop, Inc. 2016-09-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Berea, Ohio · www.lubestop.com
National Fitness Partners 2016-04-07 - Divestiture
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
The Lube Stop, Inc. 2014-09-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Berea, Ohio · www.lubestop.com
OTB Acquisition LLC 2014-04-24 - Secondary Buyout
Irving, Texas · www.ontheborder.com
Applebee’s Restaurants LLC 2012-05-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kansas City, Missouri · www.applebees.com
The Krystal Co. 2012-03-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dunwoody, Georgia · www.krystal.com
ACG Pizza Partners, LLC 2008-02-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Woodstock, Georgia · www.stevibs.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
National Fitness Partners 2016-04-07 Planet Fitness, Inc. - 12 Planet Fitness Clubs 2017-05-17 1
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Charlotte, North Carolina
LandPro Equipment LLC 2017-02-07 Lakeland Equipment 2017-02-07 2
Falconer, New York · www.landproequipment.com , United States
LandPro Equipment LLC 2017-02-07 Z&M Ag and Turf 2017-02-07 1
Falconer, New York · www.landproequipment.com , United States
IHOP Restaurants LLC 2004-08-02 FMS Management Systems Inc. 2007-07-09 1
Sunrise, Florida · www.ihop.com , Florida

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Restaurants 3 (50%) - 4 (44%) -
Automotive 1 (17%) - 2 (22%) -
Business Services 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
Consumer Services 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
Food - - 1 (11%) -
Total 6 - 9 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (100%) - 9 (100%) -
  Ohio 1 (17%) - 2 (22%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (22%) -
  Texas 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
  New York 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
  Missouri 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
  Florida 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 6 - 9 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (33%) - 5 (56%) -
Consolidation 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
Divestiture 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
Growth Capital 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 6 - 9 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Bankruptcy 1 (50%) -
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
King & Spalding LLP
3
McGuireWoods LLP
2
Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett PA
1

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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