Arlon Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Arlon Group’s most common sectors for investment arefood (50%) and distribution (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (32%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%). In total, Arlon Group has invested in 8 US states and 4 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Arlon Group has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). Arlon Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold Wholesome Sweeteners for $180M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

Arlon Group LLC

767 Fifth Avenue – 15th Floor,
New York, New York 10153
United States
(212) 207-5200

Arlon Group is a private equity group focused on the food sector. The Firm was formed in 2007 and is headquartered in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Distribution, Food, Manufacturing, Marketing, Restaurants, Retail, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 40
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 16 - - - - - 16
Sell (0.4/yr) # 4 - - 1 1 - 6
vol $180M $180M
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Coastal Sunbelt Produce 2021-12-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Laurel, Maryland · www.coastalsunbelt.com
Wholesome Sweeteners, Inc. 2020-12-17 180M USD Add-on Acquisition
Sugar Land, Texas · www.wholesomesweeteners.com
OK Superatacado 2017-10-31 - Growth Capital
Laranjeiras, Brazil · www.oksuperatacado.com.br
CBL Alimentos SA (Betânia) 2017-07-18 - Stake Purchase
Fortaleza, Brazil · www.cblalimentos.com.br
K-MAC Enterprises, Inc. 2016-12-20 - Secondary Buyout
Fort Smith, Arkansas · www.kmaccorp.com
Sotran Logistica e Transporte Ltda 2016-11-10 - Growth Capital
Cambe, Brazil · www.sotran.com.br
CICI Enterprises LP 2016-09-06 - Secondary Buyout
Coppel, Texas · www.cicispizza.com
Idaho Pacific Crop. 2016-07-07 - Secondary Buyout
Rigby, Idaho · www.idahopacific.com
Handmade Real Foods (HMR Foods, Inc.) 2016-06-24 - Bankruptcy
Concord, Ontario · www.hmrfoods.net
Kettle Cuisine, Inc. 2015-08-31 - Secondary Buyout
Chelsea, Massachusetts · www.kettlecuisine.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 3 (30%) - 8 (50%) -
Distribution 2 (20%) - 2 (13%) -
Franchising 1 (10%) - 2 (13%) -
Agriculture 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Consumer Products 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Retail 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Transportation 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 10 - 16 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (50%) - 10 (63%) -
  Texas 1 (10%) - 2 (13%) -
  Maryland 1 (10%) - 2 (13%) -
  Idaho 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
  Florida 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
  Colorado 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (6%) -
  California - - 1 (6%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (6%) -
Brazil 4 (40%) - 4 (25%) -
Australia 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Canada - - 1 (6%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (6%) -
Total 10 - 16 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 4 (40%) - 5 (31%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 4 (25%) -
Growth Capital 3 (30%) - 4 (25%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (20%) - 2 (13%) -
Recapitalization 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 10 - 16 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (33%) 180M (100%)
Secondary Sale 2 (33%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (17%) -
Unknown 1 (17%) -
Total 6 $180M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $180M
TOTAL $180M
Largest Wholesome Sweeteners, Inc.
$180M (2020-12-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
31%
5 (31%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
2 (33%)
Strategic(s)
33%
2 (33%)

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