Avante Mezzanine Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Avante Mezzanine Partners has invested in 1 company.

Avante Mezzanine Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (19%) and consumer products (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and secondary buyout (25%). In total, Avante Mezzanine Partners has invested in 10 US states.

In the last 3 years, Avante Mezzanine Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (40%). Avante Mezzanine Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Network Instruments for $200M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16

Avante Mezzanine Partners

11150 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1470,
Los Angeles, California 90025
United States
(310) 667-9242
www.avantemezzanine.com
info@avantemezzanine.com

Avante Mezzanine Partners is a provider of junior capital to lower middle-market companies generating at least $3 million in cash flow. The Firm looks to invest $5 to $20 million per transaction and generally works with private equity and independent sponsors in buyout transactions, as well as with entrepreneurs and owners to finance recapitalizations, refinancings, acquisitions and growth. Avante Mezzanine was formed in 2009 and has offices in Los Angeles and Boston.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Education, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Safety/Security, Software, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 3 20
Investment Size 5 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 14 1 - 1 - - 16
Sell (0.8/yr) # 6 2 - 1 1 - 10
vol $200M $200M
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Dexmet Corp. 2019-07-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Wallingford, Connecticut · www.dexmet.com
Quest Products, Inc. 2018-03-05 - Growth Capital
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin · www.questproductsinc.com
Innovative Office Products LLC 2018-02-01 - Recapitalization
Easton, Pennsylvania · www.lcdarms.com
Cornerstone Foodservice Group 2016-10-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Naperville, Illinois · www.cornerstonefoodservicegroup.com
FoodChain ID, Inc. 2016-09-26 - Secondary Buyout
Fairfield, Iowa · www.foodchainid.com
Learners Edge LLC 2016-09-13 - Secondary Buyout
Eagan, Minnesota · www.learnersedge.com
SunBriteTV LLC 2015-10-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Thousand Oaks, California · www.sunbritetv.com
Community Psychiatry Management LLC 2015-07-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sacramento, California · www.communitypsychiatry.com
Telestream, Inc. 2015-01-07 - Secondary Buyout
Nevada City, California · www.telestream.net
Cloud Star 2015-01-06 - Merger
St. Louis, Missouri · www.cloudstar.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Community Psychiatry Management LLC 2015-07-24 Gelbart and Associates 2019-08-31 2
Sacramento, California · www.communitypsychiatry.com Torrance, California · www.gelbartandassociates.com
Community Psychiatry Management LLC 2015-07-24 Calabasas Behavioral Health 2019-08-16 1
Sacramento, California · www.communitypsychiatry.com Calabasas, California · www.calabasasbehavioralhealth.com
Cornerstone Foodservice Group 2016-10-31 Astra Manufacturing, Inc. 2019-01-15 2
Naperville, Illinois · www.cornerstonefoodservicegroup.com Canoga Park, California · www.astramfr.com
Cornerstone Foodservice Group 2016-10-31 Lloyd Pans LLC 2017-07-14 1
Naperville, Illinois · www.cornerstonefoodservicegroup.com Spokane Valley, Washington · www.lloydpans.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 1 (33%) - 3 (19%) -
Consumer Products 1 (33%) - 2 (13%) -
Automotive - - 1 (6%) -
Defense - - 1 (6%) -
Education - - 1 (6%) -
Electronics - - 1 (6%) -
Food - - 1 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (33%) - 1 (6%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (6%) -
Leisure - - 1 (6%) -
Software - - 1 (6%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (6%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (6%) -
Total 3 - 16 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) - 16 (100%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (33%) - 3 (19%) -
  California 1 (33%) - 3 (19%) -
  Illinois 1 (33%) - 2 (13%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (13%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (6%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (6%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (6%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (6%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (6%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (6%) -
Total 3 - 16 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (67%) - 8 (50%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 4 (25%) -
Growth Capital 1 (33%) - 2 (13%) -
Recapitalization - - 2 (13%) -
Total 3 - 16 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (40%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (20%) 200M (100%)
Merger 2 (20%) -
Recapitalization 1 (10%) -
Trade Sale 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $200M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $200M
TOTAL $200M
Largest Network Instruments LLC
$200M (2013-12-11)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
4 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
55%
6 55%
Strategic(s)
45%
5 45%

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