AUA Private Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, AUA Private Equity Partners has acquired 5 companies.

AUA Private Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment arefood (59%) and media (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (59%) and recapitalization (34%). In total, AUA Private Equity Partners has invested in 9 US states.

In the last 3 years, AUA Private Equity Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 6

AUA Private Equity Partners

666 Fifth Avenue, 27th Floor,
New York, New York 10103
United States
(212) 231-8600
www.auaequity.com
info@auaequity.com

AUA Private Equity Partners is an operationally-focused, private equity firm that makes control and significant minority equity investments in companies operating in the consumer, media, and business services sectors. The Firm also targets Hispanic-oriented companies and family-owned businesses located in the US. AUA seeks businesses with at least $5 million in EBITDA and valued up to $250 million. Prospective companies typically have recurring revenue, strong growth prospects, sustainable competitive advantages, and in a position to benefit from 'demographic trends'. AUA Private Equity Partners was formed in 2012 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Food, Restaurants, Retail, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 -
Investment Size 15 75
Enterprise Value 25 250
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 7 - - 2 1 2 12
Sell (0.6/yr) # - - 1 - 1 1 3
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Epic Baking Co. 2021-09-28 - Recapitalization
Doraville, Georgia · www.epibreads.com
Bistro MD LLC 2021-03-09 - Recapitalization
Naples, Florida · www.bistromd.com
Associated Supermarket Group LLC 2021-01-12 - Sold to Management
Port Washington, New York · www.asghq.com
Indulge Desserts Holdings LLC 2020-10-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Freeport, New York · www.loveandquiches.com
Westminster Pet Products 2020-09-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cumberland, Rhode Island · www.westminsterpet.com
AOG, LLC 2019-06-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.trufoodmfg.com
Gourmet Culinary Partners LLC 2019-03-27 - Consolidation
Vista, California · www.gourmetculinarypartners.com
VStar Entertainment Group 2018-07-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Fridley, Minnesota · www.vstarentertainment.com
Indulge Desserts Holdings LLC 2016-06-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Freeport, New York · www.loveandquiches.com
Raymundos Food Group LLC 2016-02-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bedford Park, Illinois · www.raymundos.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Gourmet Culinary Partners LLC 2019-03-27 Holiday Foods 2020-03-03 3
Vista, California · www.gourmetculinarypartners.com Hollywood, Florida · www.holidayfoods.com
Raymundos Food Group LLC 2016-02-01 Desi Natural Dahi 2018-09-25 2
Bedford Park, Illinois · www.raymundos.com West Bethpage, New York · www.desidahinatural.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 6 (75%) - 7 (58%) -
Distribution - - 1 (8%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (8%) -
Information Technology 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Media - - 1 (8%) -
Restaurants 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 12 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (100%) - 12 (100%) -
  Florida 2 (25%) - 2 (17%) -
  New Jersey 1 (13%) - 2 (17%) -
  New York - - 2 (17%) -
  Illinois 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  Georgia 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  California 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  Rhode Island 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 12 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (50%) - 7 (58%) -
Recapitalization 3 (38%) - 4 (33%) -
Consolidation 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 12 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Sold to Management 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) -
Total 3 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Aleutian Capital Partners LLC (dba Aleutian Capital Group)
1
Legal Deals
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
5
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
1
Ropes & Gray LLP
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Strategic(s)
67%
2 (67%)

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