Arsenal Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Arsenal Capital Partners has acquired 12 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Arsenal Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are chemicals (30%) and plastics (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) 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 9 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 Activity76
    • M&A Buy Activity46
    • M&A Sell Activity30
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 17

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 31 3 3 6 3 - 46
vol $115M $648M $280M $1.0B
Sell (2.4/yr) # 18 3 5 3 1 - 30
vol $160M $2.0B $1.3B $3.4B
  76

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Best Value Healthcare LLC 2020-11-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lakeland, Florida · www.bestvaluehealthcare.com
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
CellCarta 2019-07-31 - Secondary Buyout
Montreal, Quebec · www.cellcarta.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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Seal For Life Industries LLC 2019-07-30 Canusa-CPS 2020-12-23 6
Stadskanaal, Netherlands · www.sealforlife.com Toronto, Ontario · www.canusacps.com
Seal For Life Industries LLC 2019-07-30 Dhatec B.V. 2020-12-23 5
Stadskanaal, Netherlands · www.sealforlife.com Bergeijk, Netherlands · www.dhatec.nl
Revolution Plastics Holdings LLC 2019-07-18 Polar Plastics LLC 2020-10-23 2
Little Rock, Arizona · www.revolutioncompany.com Oakdale, Minnesota · www.polar-plastics.com
Meridian Adhesives Group LLC 2018-09-05 John P. Kummer GmbH - Adhesives Division 2020-04-15 6
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
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
Accumen, Inc. 2019-01-17 3DR Laboratories, Inc. 2019-10-29 2
San Diego, California · www.accumen.com Louisville, Kentucky · www.3drinc.com
CellCarta 2019-07-31 HistoGeneX 2019-08-01 2
Montreal, Quebec · www.cellcarta.com Antwerp, Belgium · www.histogenex.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Chemicals 3 (19%) - 14 (30%) -
Plastics 3 (19%) 328M (35%) 5 (11%) 443M (42%)
Life Science 3 (19%) - 5 (11%) -
Business Services 2 (13%) 280M (30%) 4 (9%) 280M (27%)
Financial Services - - 3 (6%) -
Packaging 1 (6%) 320M (34%) 2 (4%) 320M (31%)
Healthcare Services 2 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
Information Services 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
Electronics - - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 16 $928M 47 $1.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (69%) - 41 (87%) 115M (11%)
  New Jersey 1 (6%) - 5 (11%) -
  Texas - - 5 (11%) -
  California 2 (13%) - 4 (9%) -
  New York 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
  Indiana 1 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
  Ohio - - 3 (6%) -
  Illinois - - 3 (6%) -
  Florida 2 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (4%) 115M (11%)
  North Carolina 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona 1 (6%) - 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 (6%) 328M (35%) 2 (4%) 328M (31%)
France 1 (6%) 320M (34%) 1 (2%) 320M (31%)
Canada 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Quebec 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 11 (69%) - 41 (87%) 115M (11%)
Cross-border 5 (31%) 928M (100%) 6 (13%) 928M (89%)
Total 16 $928M 47 $1.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (31%) 280M (30%) 20 (43%) 280M (27%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (19%) - 9 (19%) -
Consolidation 3 (19%) - 7 (15%) -
Divestiture 2 (13%) 648M (70%) 5 (11%) 763M (73%)
Recapitalization 2 (13%) - 4 (9%) -
Growth Capital 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Total 16 $928M 47 $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
KeyBanc Capital Markets
2
CIM Partners LLC
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
Investor(s)
26%
12 (26%)
Strategic(s)
11%
5 (11%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
47%
14 (47%)
Strategic(s)
47%
14 (47%)

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