Bariston Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Bariston Partners’ most common sectors for investment are safety/security (40%) and business services (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (100%). In total, Bariston Partners has invested in 4 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). Bariston Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Commonwealth Business Media for $152M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Bariston Partners LLC

225 Franklin Street, 26th Floor,
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
United States
(617) 330-8950
www.bariston.com
info@bariston.com

Bariston Partners LLC is a private investment group firm targets middle-market company buyouts alongside management teams. The Firm looks for opportunities valued between $20 and $100 million. Bariston seeks businesses where the firm has industry-specific expertise, and will assist management in improving business operations post acquisition. The Firm typically avoids companies with a high-level of technology risk. Bariston Partners was formed in 1997 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Media, Publishing, Safety/Security

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 20 100
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
Sell (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $332M $332M
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Guardian of Georgia, Inc. 2015-04-01 - Secondary Buyout
Atlanta, Georgia · www.ackermansecurity.com
Health Watch Holdings, Inc. 2007-04-01 130M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. 2006-07-05 152M USD Add-on Acquisition
East Windsor, New Jersey · www.cbizmedia.com
Moose River Media LLC 2005-12-01 - Secondary Buyout
St. Johnsbury, Vermont · www.mooserivermedia.com
Coastal Security Systems, Inc. 2005-11-10 50M USD Trade Sale - Public Company
Boca Raton, Florida
HCPro, Inc. 2005-05-09 - Secondary Buyout
Middleton, Massachusetts · www.hcpro.com
Health Watch Holdings, Inc. 2004-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Moose River Media LLC 2003-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
St. Johnsbury, Vermont · www.mooserivermedia.com
HCPro, Inc. 2002-12-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Middleton, Massachusetts · www.hcpro.com
Coastal Security Systems, Inc. 2002-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Boca Raton, Florida
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Safety/Security - - 2 (40%) -
Business Services - - 1 (20%) -
Information Services - - 1 (20%) -
Publishing - - 1 (20%) -
Total - - 5 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 5 (100%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (40%) -
  Vermont - - 1 (20%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (20%) -
  Florida - - 1 (20%) -
Total - - 5 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 5 (100%) -
Total - - 5 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (50%) 332M (100%)
Secondary Sale 3 (50%) -
Total 6 $332M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $282M
< $100M 1 $50M
TOTAL $332M
Largest Commonwealth Business Media, Inc.
$152M (2006-07-05)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
4 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
2 33%

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