Arlington Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Arlington Capital Partners has acquired 9 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Arlington Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (28%) and aerospace (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and secondary buyout (22%). In total, Arlington Capital Partners has invested in 23 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Daily Racing Form for $200M.

In the last 3 years, Arlington Capital Partners has exited 11 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (49%). Arlington Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold Centauri for $827M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity81
    • M&A Buy Activity50
    • M&A Sell Activity31
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 28
  • M&A Advisors 8

Arlington Capital Partners

5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200,
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
United States
(202) 337-7500
www.arlingtoncap.com
requestinfo@arlingtoncap.com

Arlington Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity firm focused on buyouts and recapitalizations in targeted growth industries. Arlington targets US based companies valued between $50 and $500 million with strong potential for organic growth and possible consolidation opportunities. Sectors of interest include business services and outsourcing, aerospace/defense, federal and commercial IT, media, education and training, healthcare services, and manufacturing. Arlington Capital was formed in 1999 and is headquartered in Washington DC.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Defense, Education, Electronics, Engineering, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Publishing, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 35 4 1 7 3 - 50
vol $245M $245M
Sell (2.4/yr) # 19 1 5 5 1 - 31
vol $1.0B $345M $688M $827M $2.9B
  81

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Everest Clinical Research Corp. 2020-12-07 - Growth Capital
Markham, Ontario · www.ecrscorp.com
Centauri 2020-08-19 827M USD Add-on Acquisition
Chantilly, Virginia · www.centauricorp.com
Triumph Group, Inc. - Composites Business 2020-08-03 - Divestiture
, Pennsylvania
J&J Worldwide Services 2020-07-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Austin, Texas · www.jjwws.com
Quantum Spatial, Inc. 2019-11-18 303M USD Add-on Acquisition
Sheboygan, Wisconsin · www.quantumspatial.com
Forged Solutions Group 2019-11-18 - Consolidation
South Wales, United Kingdom
BlueHalo 2019-10-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Huntsville, Alabama · www.bluehalo.com
Ontario Systems LLC 2019-08-22 - Secondary Buyout
Muncie, Indiana · www.ontariosystems.com
Riverpoint Medical 2019-06-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Portland, Oregon · www.rpmed.com
Xebec Global Corp. 2019-04-30 - Merger
McLean, United States · www.xebecglobal.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Forged Solutions Group 2019-11-18 Firth Rixson Forgings Ltd. 2019-12-02 2
South Wales, United Kingdom Matlock, United Kingdom
Radius Aerospace, Inc. 2019-01-29 Radius Aerospace UK Ltd. 2019-11-19 1
Hot Springs, Arizona · www.radiusaerospace.com Sheffield, United Kingdom
Forged Solutions Group 2019-11-18 Doncasters Group Ltd. - Blaenavon Forging Business 2019-11-18 1
South Wales, United Kingdom Burton-upon-Tren, United Kingdom
Cadence Aerospace LLC 2017-11-14 B&E Group LLC - OEM Manufacturing Division 2019-11-06 3
Newport Beach, California · www.cadenceaerospace.com Southwick, Massachusetts
Tex Tech Industries, Inc. 2017-08-24 Tex Tech Coatings LLC 2019-05-02 1
Portland, Michigan · www.textechindustries.com Kernersville, North Carolina
Molecular Products Group Ltd. 2016-12-23 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA - SODASORB Business 2018-12-17 2
Essex, United Kingdom · www.molecularproducts.com Düsseldorf, Germany

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 3 (21%) - 14 (28%) -
Aerospace 3 (21%) - 6 (12%) -
Business Services 2 (14%) - 5 (10%) -
Media - - 4 (8%) 200M (82%)
Manufacturing 2 (14%) - 4 (8%) -
Software - - 4 (8%) -
Life Science 2 (14%) - 3 (6%) -
Electronics - - 2 (4%) -
Medical Products 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (2%) 45M (18%)
Chemicals 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Information Services - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (2%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (2%) -
Total 14 - 50 $245M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (79%) - 46 (92%) 245M (100%)
  Virginia 2 (14%) - 10 (20%) -
  California 2 (14%) - 3 (6%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
  Wisconsin - - 3 (6%) -
  Michigan 2 (14%) - 2 (4%) -
  Arizona 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
  Alabama 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (4%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (4%) -
  Washington - - 2 (4%) -
  Texas 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) 200M (82%)
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) 45M (18%)
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (2%) -
  Vermont - - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 2 (14%) - 3 (6%) -
Canada 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 11 (79%) - 46 (92%) 245M (100%)
Cross-border 3 (21%) - 4 (8%) -
Total 14 - 50 $245M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (29%) - 19 (38%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (29%) - 11 (22%) 200M (82%)
Divestiture 3 (21%) - 6 (12%) 45M (18%)
Consolidation 1 (7%) - 5 (10%) -
Growth Capital 2 (14%) - 5 (10%) -
Recapitalization - - 2 (4%) -
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (2%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (2%) -
Total 14 - 50 $245M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 13 (42%) 2.4B (82%)
Secondary Sale 10 (32%) 212M (7%)
Merger 5 (16%) -
Trade Sale 3 (10%) 300M (10%)
Total 31 $2.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Moelis & Co.
1
Houlihan Lokey
1
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Goodwin Procter LLP
1
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $200M
< $100M 1 $45M
TOTAL $245M
Largest Daily Racing Form, Inc.
$200M (2007-10-22)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 8 $2.8B
< $100M 1 $62M
TOTAL $2.9B
Largest Centauri
$827M (2020-08-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
26%
13 (26%)
Strategic(s)
12%
6 (12%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
32%
10 (32%)
Strategic(s)
65%
20 (65%)

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