Arlington Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Arlington Capital Partners has acquired 13 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Arlington Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (26%) and aerospace (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and secondary buyout (25%). 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 12 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). 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 Activity86
    • M&A Buy Activity54
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 30
  • M&A Advisors 10

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 (3.8/yr) # 35 4 1 7 3 4 54
vol $245M $245M
Sell (2.6/yr) # 19 1 5 5 1 1 32
vol $1.0B $345M $688M $827M $2.9B
  86

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Systems Planning & Analysis, Inc. 2021-10-06 - Secondary Buyout
Alexandria, Virginia · www.spa.com
MCR LLC 2021-08-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
McLean, Virginia · www.mcri.com
Stellant Systems 2021-08-03 - Divestiture
Torrance, California
TRP Infrastructure Services LLC 2021-07-12 - Secondary Buyout
Fort Worth, Texas · www.trpinfrastructure.com
Molecular Products Group Ltd. 2021-06-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Harlow, United Kingdom · www.molecularproducts.com
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
Qarbon Aerospace 2020-08-03 - Divestiture
Red Oak, Texas · www.qarbonaerospace.com
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
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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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 3 (18%) - 14 (26%) -
Aerospace 3 (18%) - 6 (11%) -
Business Services 3 (18%) - 6 (11%) -
Software 1 (6%) - 5 (9%) -
Media - - 4 (7%) 200M (82%)
Manufacturing 2 (12%) - 4 (7%) -
Electronics 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Life Science 2 (12%) - 3 (6%) -
Medical Products 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (2%) 45M (18%)
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) -
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Information Services - - 1 (2%) -
Infrastructure 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (2%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 - 54 $245M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 15 (88%) - 50 (93%) 245M (100%)
  Virginia 4 (24%) - 12 (22%) -
  California 3 (18%) - 4 (7%) -
  Texas 3 (18%) - 3 (6%) -
  Wisconsin - - 3 (6%) -
  Michigan 2 (12%) - 2 (4%) -
  Alabama 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  Arizona 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  Washington - - 2 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (4%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (4%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (4%) -
  Oregon 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) 200M (82%)
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) 45M (18%)
  Vermont - - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Canada 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 15 (88%) - 50 (93%) 245M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (12%) - 4 (7%) -
Total 17 - 54 $245M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (24%) - 20 (37%) -
Secondary Buyout 6 (35%) - 13 (24%) 200M (82%)
Divestiture 4 (24%) - 7 (13%) 45M (18%)
Consolidation 1 (6%) - 5 (9%) -
Growth Capital 2 (12%) - 5 (9%) -
Recapitalization - - 2 (4%) -
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (2%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 - 54 $245M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 13 (41%) 2.4B (82%)
Secondary Sale 10 (31%) 212M (7%)
Merger 5 (16%) -
Trade Sale 4 (13%) 300M (10%)
Total 32 $2.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Moelis & Co.
1
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
3
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2
Morrison & Foerster 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)
28%
15 (28%)
Strategic(s)
13%
7 (13%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
31%
10 (31%)
Strategic(s)
66%
21 (66%)

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