Aterian Investment Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Aterian Investment Partners has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Aterian Investment Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (32%) and metals/mining (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (53%) and divestiture (22%). In total, Aterian Investment Partners has invested in 14 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired Hain Pure Protein for $80M.

In the last 3 years, Aterian Investment Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 3

Aterian Investment Partners

11 E 44th Street, Suite 1803,
New York, New York 10017
United States
(212) 547-2806
www.aterianpartners.com
info@aterianpartners.com

Aterian Investment Partners is a special situations private equity firm that invests in middle-market businesses that are financially or operationally challenged, or require a creative transaction solution. Aterian invests in businesses generating $25 to $500 million of revenue with strong franchises. Sectors of interest include manufacturing, chemicals, industrials, consumer products, food, beverages, distribution, metals/mining, retail, restaurants, and healthcare services. Aterian Investment Partners LLC is formed in 2009 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Beverages, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Distribution, Environmental, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Metals/Mining, Restaurants, Retail, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 25 500
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - 65
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 7 2 2 3 5 - 19
vol $16M $80M $96M
Sell (0.6/yr) # - 1 - - 2 - 3
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SourceLink LLC 2019-11-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Itasca, Illinois · www.sourcelink.com
P.J Mechanical Corp. 2019-09-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.pjmechanical.com
Bright International Corp. 2019-08-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Coolidge, Arizona · www.brightcorp.us
Johnstown Wire Technologies, Inc. 2019-06-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Johnstown, Pennsylvania · www.johnstownwire.com
Hain Pure Protein Corp. 2019-05-09 80M USD Divestiture
Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania · www.hainppc.com
The Pace Companies 2019-04-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brooklyn, New York · www.thepacecompanies.com
U.S. Zinc Corp. 2019-01-07 - Divestiture
Houston, Texas · www.uszinc.com
Xpress Global Systems, Inc. 2018-12-21 - Secondary Buyout
Chattanooga, Tennessee · www.xgsi.com
Pioneer Metal Finishing LLC 2018-08-02 - Secondary Buyout
Green Bay, Wisconsin · www.pioneermetal.com
Vander-Bend Manufacturing 2018-05-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Jose, California · www.vander-bend.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Vander-Bend Manufacturing 2018-05-03 TMK Manufacturing, Inc. 2020-04-29 2
San Jose, California · www.vander-bend.com Santa Clara, California · www.tmk-inc.com
Pioneer Metal Finishing LLC 2018-08-02 Pilkington Metal Finishing LLC 2020-01-23 1
Green Bay, Wisconsin · www.pioneermetal.com Salt Lake City, Utah · www.pilkingtonmetalfinishing.com
Vander-Bend Manufacturing 2018-05-03 J.L. Haley Enterprises, Inc. 2019-01-29 1
San Jose, California · www.vander-bend.com 3510 Luyung Drive, California · www.jlhaleyinc.com
Leisure Time Products LLC 2015-08-31 Home Brands, Inc. 2018-08-21 1
Pittsburg, Kansas · www.backyarddiscovery.com Portsmouth, New Hampshire · www.shedsusa.com
Leisure Time Products LLC 2015-08-31 The Step2 Co. LLC 2016-10-18 1
Pittsburg, Kansas · www.backyarddiscovery.com Streetsboro, Ohio · www.step2.com
Galata Chemicals LLC 2010-02-26 Axiall - Solucor Business 2016-02-25 1
Southbury, Connecticut · www.galatachemicals.com , United States
Bluewater Thermal Solutions LLC 2012-10-25 Texas Energy Laboratories, Inc. 2013-01-08 2
Greenville, South Carolina · www.bluewaterthermal.com Houston, Texas · www.texasenergylab.com
Bluewater Thermal Solutions LLC 2012-10-25 Southwest Heat Treat Services LLC 2013-01-08 1
Greenville, South Carolina · www.bluewaterthermal.com Houston, Texas · www.swheattreat.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 4 (27%) - 6 (32%) -
Metals/Mining 3 (20%) - 3 (16%) -
Chemicals 2 (13%) 16M (17%) 2 (11%) 16M (17%)
Business Services 2 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
Food 1 (7%) 80M (83%) 1 (5%) 80M (83%)
Consumer Products 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Environmental - - 1 (5%) -
Furniture 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Marketing - - 1 (5%) -
Transportation 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 15 $96M 19 $96M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 15 (100%) 96M (100%) 19 (100%) 96M (100%)
  Texas 2 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
  Ohio 2 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
  New York 2 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (7%) 80M (83%) 2 (11%) 80M (83%)
  Tennessee 1 (7%) - 2 (11%) -
  Connecticut 1 (7%) 16M (17%) 1 (5%) 16M (17%)
  Wisconsin 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  South Carolina 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Kansas 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  California 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Arizona 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Alabama 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (5%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (5%) -
Total 15 $96M 19 $96M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (47%) - 10 (53%) -
Divestiture 4 (27%) 96M (100%) 4 (21%) 96M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (20%) - 4 (21%) -
Growth Capital 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 15 $96M 19 $96M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (100%) -
Total 3 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
3
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $96M
TOTAL $96M
Largest Hain Pure Protein Corp.
$80M (2019-05-09)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
64%
7 64%
Strategic(s)
36%
4 36%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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