Arsenal Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Arsenal Capital Partners has acquired 14 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Arsenal Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are chemicals (31%) and plastics (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, Arsenal Capital Partners has invested in 18 US states and 5 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 12 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (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 Activity75
    • M&A Buy Activity45
    • M&A Sell Activity30
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 16

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

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.4/yr) # 28 3 3 3 6 2 45
vol $115M $648M $280M $1.0B
Sell (3.2/yr) # 14 4 3 5 3 1 30
vol $160M $2.0B $1.3B $3.4B
  75

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
TractManager, Inc. 2020-10-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.tractmanager.com
Cello Health plc 2020-08-11 280M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.cellohealth.com
BresMed Health Solutions 2020-02-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sheffield, United Kingdom · www.bresmed.com
Polymer Solutions Group 2019-11-26 - Secondary Buyout
Cleveland, Ohio · www.polymersolutionsgroup.com
WIRB-Copernicus Group, Inc. 2019-11-14 - Recapitalization
Princeton, New Jersey · www.wcgclinical.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
Airnov Healthcare Packaging 2019-07-22 320M CHF Divestiture
Choisy-le-Roi, France · www.airnov-healthcare.com
Revolution Plastics 2019-07-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Little Rock, Arizona · www.revolutionplastics.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Polytek Development Corp. 2018-10-22 Incredible Solutions 2020-10-20 5
Easton, Pennsylvania · www.polytek.com Galesburg, Michigan · www.incrediblesolutionsonline.com
Meridian Adhesives Group LLC 2018-09-05 John P. Kummer GmbH - Adhesives Division 2020-04-15 5
Dalton, Georgia · www.meridianadhesives.com Augsburg, Germany
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
WIRB-Copernicus Group, Inc. 2019-11-14 Statistics Collaborative, Inc. 2020-01-23 1
Princeton, New Jersey · www.wcgclinical.com Washington, District of Columbia · www.statcollab.com
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
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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Chemicals 3 (20%) - 14 (30%) -
Plastics 3 (20%) 328M (35%) 5 (11%) 443M (42%)
Business Services 2 (13%) 280M (30%) 4 (9%) 280M (27%)
Life Science 3 (20%) - 4 (9%) -
Financial Services - - 3 (7%) -
Packaging 1 (7%) 320M (34%) 2 (4%) 320M (31%)
Information Services 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Information Technology - - 2 (4%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
Electronics - - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 15 $928M 46 $1.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (67%) - 40 (87%) 115M (11%)
  New Jersey 1 (7%) - 5 (11%) -
  Texas - - 5 (11%) -
  California 2 (13%) - 4 (9%) -
  New York 1 (7%) - 3 (7%) -
  Indiana 1 (7%) - 3 (7%) -
  Ohio - - 3 (7%) -
  Illinois - - 3 (7%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (4%) 115M (11%)
  North Carolina 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Florida 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (2%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 2 (13%) 280M (30%) 2 (4%) 280M (27%)
Netherlands 1 (7%) 328M (35%) 2 (4%) 328M (31%)
France 1 (7%) 320M (34%) 1 (2%) 320M (31%)
Canada 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Quebec 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 10 (67%) - 40 (87%) 115M (11%)
Cross-border 5 (33%) 928M (100%) 6 (13%) 928M (89%)
Total 15 $928M 46 $1.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (27%) 280M (30%) 19 (41%) 280M (27%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (20%) - 9 (20%) -
Consolidation 3 (20%) - 7 (15%) -
Divestiture 2 (13%) 648M (70%) 5 (11%) 763M (73%)
Recapitalization 2 (13%) - 4 (9%) -
Growth Capital 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Total 15 $928M 46 $1.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 13 (43%) 1.0B (29%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (33%) 2.4B (71%)
Trade Sale 6 (20%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Total 30 $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
Ropes & Gray LLP
4
Jones Day
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.0B
TOTAL $1.0B
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%
18 78%
Strategic(s)
22%
5 22%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
53%
16 53%
Strategic(s)
47%
14 47%

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