Arsenal Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Arsenal Capital Partners has acquired 11 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Arsenal Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are chemicals (34%) and life science (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (46%) and secondary buyout (22%). In total, Arsenal Capital Partners has invested in 22 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired Seal For Life Industries for $328M.

In the last 3 years, Arsenal Capital Partners has exited 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). Arsenal Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Elite Comfort Solutions for $1.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity79
    • M&A Buy Activity51
    • M&A Sell Activity28
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 15

Arsenal Capital Partners

100 Park Avenue, 31st Floor,
New York, New York 10017
United States,
(212)771-1717
www.arsenalcapital.com
info@arsenalcapital.com

Arsenal Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on middle-market healthcare, specialty industrial, and financial service companies. Specifically, Arsenal looks to acquire businesses in the areas of specialty chemicals, aerospace/defense, transportation, environmental services, business services, insurance, asset management, financial technology, medical products, healthcare IT, and healthcare contract research/manufacturing. The Firm typically seeks initial investment in companies with enterprise values between $100 to $250 million. Funds are generally used to support buyouts, recapitalizations, growth financings, consolidations, and divestitures. The Firm avoids investing in companies reliant on high levels of technology. Arsenal Capital Partners was formed in 2000 and is headquartered in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Life Science, Manufacturing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Plastics, Renewable Energy, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 100 125
Enterprise Value 100 250
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # 32 4 3 5 7 - 51
vol $115M $648M $763M
Sell (2.8/yr) # 14 4 3 5 2 - 28
vol $160M $2.0B $1.3B $3.4B
  79

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Polymer Solutions Group 2019-11-26 - Secondary Buyout
Cleveland, Ohio · www.polymersolutionsgroup.com
Spartech LLC 2019-10-18 - Secondary Buyout
Maryland Heights, Missouri · www.spartech.com
Caprion Biosciences, Inc. 2019-07-31 - Secondary Buyout
Montreal, Quebec · www.caprion.com
Seal For Life Industries LLC 2019-07-30 328M USD Divestiture
Stadskanaal, Netherlands · www.sealforlife.com
Clariant AG - Healthcare Packaging Business 2019-07-22 320M CHF Divestiture
Muttenz, Switzerland
Revolution 2019-07-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Little Rock, Arkansas · www.revolutioncompany.com
Revolution Plastics 2019-07-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Little Rock, Arizona · www.revolutionplastics.com
Hopebridge LLC 2019-05-06 - Secondary Buyout
Kokomo, Indiana · www.hopebridge.com
Accumen, Inc. 2019-01-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Diego, California · www.accumen.com
Elite Comfort Solutions, Inc. 2018-11-07 1.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Newnan, Georgia · www.elitecomfortsolutions.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Seal For Life Industries LLC 2019-07-30 Flame Control Coatings LLC 2020-01-08 4
Stadskanaal, Netherlands · www.sealforlife.com Niagara Falls, New York · www.flamecontrol.com
Seal For Life Industries LLC 2019-07-30 Highland Internaltional, Inc. 2020-01-08 3
Stadskanaal, Netherlands · www.sealforlife.com Boone, North Carolina · www.highland-international.com
Seal For Life Industries LLC 2019-07-30 US Coatings 2020-01-08 2
Stadskanaal, Netherlands · www.sealforlife.com St. Louis, Missouri · www.uscoatings.com
Seal For Life Industries LLC 2019-07-30 LifeLast, Inc. 2020-01-08 1
Stadskanaal, Netherlands · www.sealforlife.com Pflugerville, Texas · www.lifelast.com
WIRB-Copernicus Group, Inc. 2016-08-18 Waife & Associates, Inc. 2019-11-08 10
Princeton, New Jersey · www.wcgclinical.com Needham, Massachusetts · www.waife.com
Accumen, Inc. 2019-01-17 3DR Laboratories, Inc. 2019-10-29 2
San Diego, California · www.accumen.com Louisville, Kentucky · www.3drinc.com
BioIVT 2016-01-05 PPA Research Group, Inc. 2019-10-16 9
Hicksville, New York · www.bioivt.com Johnson City, Tennessee · www.pparesearch.com
CPS Performance Materials 2017-08-08 GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. 2019-08-29 3
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.cpsperformancematerials.com Ambler, Pennsylvania · www.geosc.com
Meridian Adhesives Group LLC 2018-09-05 Epoxies, Etc. 2019-08-22 4
Dalton, Georgia · www.meridianadhesives.com Cranston, Rhode Island · www.epoxies.com
Polytek Development Corp. 2018-10-22 Stone Coat Countertops 2019-08-20 4
Easton, Pennsylvania · www.polytek.com Grants Pass, Oregon · ww.stonecoatcountertops.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Chemicals 6 (27%) - 17 (33%) -
Life Science 5 (23%) - 6 (12%) -
Plastics 2 (9%) 328M (51%) 4 (8%) 443M (58%)
Business Services 1 (5%) - 3 (6%) -
Financial Services - - 3 (6%) -
Packaging 1 (5%) 320M (49%) 2 (4%) 320M (42%)
Information Technology - - 2 (4%) -
Manufacturing 2 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
Medical Products 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
Electronics - - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Environmental 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Software 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 22 $648M 51 $763M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 19 (86%) - 47 (92%) 115M (15%)
  California 2 (9%) - 4 (8%) -
  New York 2 (9%) - 4 (8%) -
  New Jersey 1 (5%) - 4 (8%) -
  Texas - - 4 (8%) -
  Indiana 1 (5%) - 3 (6%) -
  Illinois - - 3 (6%) -
  Ohio - - 3 (6%) -
  Florida 2 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina 2 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (4%) 115M (15%)
  Arkansas 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (2%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands 1 (5%) 328M (51%) 2 (4%) 328M (43%)
Switzerland 1 (5%) 320M (49%) 1 (2%) 320M (42%)
Canada 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Quebec 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 19 (86%) - 47 (92%) 115M (15%)
Cross-border 3 (14%) 648M (100%) 4 (8%) 648M (85%)
Total 22 $648M 51 $763M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (32%) - 23 (45%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (23%) - 11 (22%) -
Divestiture 3 (14%) 648M (100%) 6 (12%) 763M (100%)
Consolidation 2 (9%) - 5 (10%) -
Recapitalization 4 (18%) - 4 (8%) -
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (2%) -
Growth Capital 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 22 $648M 51 $763M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 14 (50%) 1.0B (29%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (36%) 2.4B (71%)
Trade Sale 4 (14%) -
Total 28 $3.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
CIM Partners LLC
2
KeyBanc Capital Markets
2
William Blair & Co. LLC
2
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
4
Proskauer Rose LLP
3
Jones Day
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $763M
TOTAL $763M
Largest Seal For Life Industries LLC
$328M (2019-07-30)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
$100M to $1B 4 $2.2B
TOTAL $3.4B
Largest Elite Comfort Solutions, Inc.
$1.3B (2018-11-07)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
78%
21 78%
Strategic(s)
22%
6 22%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
56%
15 56%
Strategic(s)
44%
12 44%

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