Arsenal Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

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

Arsenal Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arechemicals (30%) and plastics (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (36%) and secondary buyout (25%). In total, Arsenal Capital Partners has invested in 23 US states and 6 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 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (47%). 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 Activity86
    • M&A Buy Activity54
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 26
  • M&A Advisors 19

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 to commit $50 to $300 million per investment in profitable businesses with at least $10 million of EBITDA. 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, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 10 -
Investment Size 50 300
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # 35 3 6 2 3 5 54
vol $115M $648M $763M
Sell (2.2/yr) # 21 5 3 1 1 1 32
vol $2.2B $1.3B $3.4B
  86

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Meridian Adhesives Group LLC 2022-09-08 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.meridianadhesives.com
Innovative Products & Equipment, Inc. 2022-08-23 - Growth Capital
Hudson, New Hampshire · www.ipeinc.com
OncoHealth 2022-05-09 - Secondary Buyout
Atlanta, Georgia · www.oncohealth.us
ATP adhesive systems AG 2022-02-01 - Secondary Buyout
Wollerau, Switzerland · www.atp-ag.com
Headwall Photonics, Inc. 2022-01-20 - Recapitalization
Bolton, Massachusetts · www.headwallphotonics.com
Eckhart & Associates, Inc. 2022-01-18 - Secondary Buyout
Lansing, Michigan · www.eckhartusa.com
AvCarb LLC 2021-11-02 - Growth Capital
Lowell, Massachusetts · www.avcarb.com
BioIVT LLC 2021-08-24 - Secondary Buyout
Hicksville, New York · www.bioivt.com
The Fenzi Group 2021-04-06 - Growth Capital
Tribiano , Italy · www.fenzigroup.com
Applied Products, Inc. 2021-03-16 - Secondary Buyout
Minnetonka, Minnesota · www.appliedadhesives.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
CPS Performance Materials 2017-08-08 Cyalume Technologies, Inc. 2022-05-03 1
Bound Brook, New Jersey · www.cpsperformancematerials.com West Springfield, Massachusetts · www.cyalume.com
Polyventive LLC 2015-01-01 Tri-Tex Co., Inc. 2021-12-13 1
Calhoun, Georgia · www.polyventive.com St-Eustache, Quebec · www.tritex.com
Seal For Life Industries 2019-07-30 Canusa-CPS 2020-12-23 8
Stadskanaal, Netherlands · www.sealforlife.com Toronto, Ontario · www.canusacps.com
Seal For Life Industries 2019-07-30 Dhatec B.V. 2020-12-23 7
Stadskanaal, Netherlands · www.sealforlife.com Bergeijk, Netherlands · www.dhatec.nl
Revolution Plastics Holdings LLC 2019-07-18 Polar Plastics LLC 2020-10-23 3
Little Rock, Arkansas · www.revolutioncompany.com Oakdale, Minnesota · www.polar-plastics.com
Chroma Color Corp. 2017-10-31 Epolin LLC 2020-06-22 3
Salisbury, North Carolina · www.chromacolors.com Newark, New Jersey · www.epolin.com
Chroma Color Corp. 2017-10-31 Plastics Color Corporation 2020-02-03 2
Salisbury, North Carolina · www.chromacolors.com Calumet City, Illinois · www.plasticscolor.com
Seal For Life Industries 2019-07-30 Flame Control Coatings LLC 2020-01-08 6
Stadskanaal, Netherlands · www.sealforlife.com Niagara Falls, New York · www.flamecontrol.com
Seal For Life Industries 2019-07-30 Highland Internaltional, Inc. 2020-01-08 5
Stadskanaal, Netherlands · www.sealforlife.com Boone, North Carolina · www.highland-international.com
Seal For Life Industries 2019-07-30 US Coatings 2020-01-08 4
Stadskanaal, Netherlands · www.sealforlife.com St. Louis, Missouri · www.uscoatings.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Chemicals 4 (19%) - 16 (30%) -
Plastics 3 (14%) 328M (51%) 5 (9%) 443M (58%)
Life Science 2 (10%) - 5 (9%) -
Business Services 1 (5%) - 3 (6%) -
Financial Services - - 3 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (14%) - 3 (6%) -
Manufacturing 3 (14%) - 3 (6%) -
Packaging 1 (5%) 320M (49%) 2 (4%) 320M (42%)
Distribution 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Machinery 2 (10%) - 2 (4%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Electronics - - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Information Services - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 21 $648M 54 $763M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 16 (76%) - 48 (89%) 115M (15%)
  Texas - - 6 (11%) -
  New Jersey 1 (5%) - 5 (9%) -
  California 2 (10%) - 4 (7%) -
  Georgia 2 (10%) - 3 (6%) -
  Indiana 1 (5%) - 3 (6%) -
  Ohio - - 3 (6%) -
  New York - - 3 (6%) -
  Illinois - - 3 (6%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (10%) - 2 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (4%) 115M (15%)
  Arkansas 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Florida 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands 1 (5%) 328M (51%) 2 (4%) 328M (43%)
France 1 (5%) 320M (49%) 1 (2%) 320M (42%)
Canada 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Quebec 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Italy 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Switzerland 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 16 (76%) - 48 (89%) 115M (15%)
Cross-border 5 (24%) 648M (100%) 6 (11%) 648M (85%)
Total 21 $648M 54 $763M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (19%) - 19 (35%) -
Secondary Buyout 7 (33%) - 13 (24%) -
Consolidation 3 (14%) - 8 (15%) -
Divestiture 2 (10%) 648M (100%) 5 (9%) 763M (100%)
Growth Capital 4 (19%) - 5 (9%) -
Recapitalization 1 (5%) - 4 (7%) -
Total 21 $648M 54 $763M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 15 (47%) 1.0B (29%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (31%) 2.4B (71%)
Trade Sale 6 (19%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Total 32 $3.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KeyBanc Capital Markets
2
Harris Williams & Co.
2
CIM Partners LLC
2
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
7
Jones Day
3
Proskauer Rose LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $763M
TOTAL $763M
Largest Seal For Life Industries
$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
Investor(s)
28%
15 (28%)
Strategic(s)
9%
5 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
16 (50%)
Strategic(s)
44%
14 (44%)

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