AUA Private Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

AUA Private Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are food (56%) and healthcare services (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (78%) and consolidation (12%). In total, AUA Private Equity Partners has invested in 8 US states.

In the last 3 years, AUA Private Equity Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 5

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 4 2 - - 2 1 9
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - 1 - - 1
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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)
New York, New York
Raymundos Food Group LLC 2016-02-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bedford Park, Illinois · www.raymundos.com
Tijuana Flats Burrito Company, Inc. 2015-08-03 - Recapitalization
Winter Park, Florida · www.tijuanaflats.com
Blue Star Productions, Inc. 2014-06-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
St. Paul, Minnesota · www.bluestarshows.com
Brighter Dental Solutions LLC 2012-05-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Branchburg, New Jersey · www.brighterdentalcare.com
2-20 Records Management LLC 2011-01-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Edison, New Jersey · www.2-20rm.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
AOG, LLC 2019-06-18 HFB LLC 2020-07-31 1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.trufoodmfg.com Brooklyn, United States · www.hfbcandy.com
Gourmet Culinary Partners LLC 2019-03-27 Holiday Foods 2020-03-03 3
Vista, California · www.gourmetculinarypartners.com Hollywood, Florida · www.holidayfoods.com
Gourmet Culinary Partners LLC 2019-03-27 Van-Lang Enterprises, Inc. 2020-01-16 2
Vista, California · www.gourmetculinarypartners.com Countryside, Illinois · www.vanlangfoods.com
Gourmet Culinary Partners LLC 2019-03-27 Gourmet Foods, Inc. 2019-07-31 1
Vista, California · www.gourmetculinarypartners.com Compton, California · www.gourmetfoodsinc.com
Indulge Desserts Holdings LLC 2016-06-01 Joey’s Fine Foods, Inc. 2018-10-23 2
New York, New York Newark, New Jersey · www.joeysfinefoods.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
2-20 Records Management LLC 2011-01-04 Midtown Record Storage 2017-03-22 3
Edison, New Jersey · www.2-20rm.com Long Island City, New York
2-20 Records Management LLC 2011-01-04 IWC Media Services, Inc. 2017-03-14 2
Edison, New Jersey · www.2-20rm.com Long Island City, New York · www.iwcmedia.com
Indulge Desserts Holdings LLC 2016-06-01 Love & Quiches Ltd. 2017-01-18 1
New York, New York Freeport, New York · www.loveandquiches.com
Raymundos Food Group LLC 2016-02-01 Noga Dairy Inc. 2016-03-29 1
Bedford Park, Illinois · www.raymundos.com Parkway Farmingdale, New York · www.nogadairy.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 5 (71%) - 5 (56%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (11%) -
Information Technology 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Media - - 1 (11%) -
Restaurants 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 7 - 9 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (100%) - 9 (100%) -
  New Jersey 1 (14%) - 2 (22%) -
  Rhode Island 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
  New York 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
  Illinois 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
  Florida 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
  California 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (11%) -
Total 7 - 9 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (71%) - 7 (78%) -
Consolidation 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Recapitalization 1 (14%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 7 - 9 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Aleutian Capital Partners LLC (dba Aleutian Capital Group)
1
Legal Deals
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
2
Ropes & Gray LLP
1
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
1

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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