Berwind Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Berwind has acquired 1 company.

Berwind’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (34%) and chemicals (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (50%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%). In total, Berwind has invested in 9 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired BWA Water Additives for $300M.

In the last 3 years, Berwind has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Berwind’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Elmer s Products for $600M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 2

Berwind Corp.

3000 Centre Square West, 1500 Market Street,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
United States
(215) 563-2800
www.berwind.com
information@berwind.com

Berwind Corporation is a family-owned private investment firm focused on building a diversified portfolio of highly successful manufacturing and service companies. Target companies should be leaders in their respective markets, with strong organic growth prospects, and consistently high margins. Specific areas of interest include pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, office and craft, automotive, and natural resources. Acquisitions of any size are considered if they are assimilated into an existing Berwind company. Potential new platform companies range in value between $75 and $700 million, with a preferred size range of $200 to $400 million. Berwind seeks 100% ownership. Berwind Corporation dates back to 1886 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 200 900
Enterprise Value 400 700
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 11 - - 1 - - 12
vol $300M $300M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 - - 1 - - 4
vol $600M $600M
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
BWA Water Additives Ltd. 2018-12-10 - Divestiture
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.wateradditives.com
Maxcess International Corp. 2018-07-03 - Secondary Buyout
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · www.maxcessintl.com
Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. 2015-12-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.scscoatings.com
Elmer's Products, Inc. 2015-10-22 600M USD Add-on Acquisition
Columbus, Ohio · www.elmers.com
Protective Industries, Inc. (dba Caplugs) 2015-04-15 - Secondary Buyout
Buffalo, New York · www.caplugs.com
The TASI Group 2014-06-17 - Secondary Buyout
Harrison, Ohio · www.tasigroup.com
National Pen Co. LLC 2012-11-27 - Secondary Buyout
San Diego, California · www.nationalpen.com
Oliver Products Co. 2012-04-13 - Secondary Buyout
Walker, Michigan · www.oliverproducts.com
BWA Water Additives Ltd. 2011-07-05 300M USD Divestiture
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.wateradditives.com
Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. 2008-06-12 - Secondary Buyout
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.scscoatings.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
The TASI Group 2014-06-17 CASSEL Messtechnik GmbH 2020-02-12 2
Harrison, Ohio · www.tasigroup.com Dransfeld, Germany · www.cassel-inspection.com
The TASI Group 2014-06-17 Onicon, Inc. 2019-04-26 1
Harrison, Ohio · www.tasigroup.com Clearwater, Florida · www.onicon.com
CRC Industries, Inc. 1981-01-01 Weld-Aid Products 2017-09-19 2
Warminster, Pennsylvania · www.crcindustries.com/crcweb Detroit, Michigan · www.weldaid.com
Colorcon, Inc. 1978-01-01 Paulaur Corp - Pharmaceutical Sugar Spheres product line 2016-01-18 2
West Point, Pennsylvania · www.colorcon.com , United States
CRC Industries, Inc. 1981-01-01 ChemFree Corp. 2015-04-01 1
Warminster, Pennsylvania · www.crcindustries.com/crcweb Norcross, Georgia · www.chemfree.com
Electronic Controls Co. 2007-09-27 Public Safety Equipment Ltd. 2014-03-31 1
Boise, Idaho · www.eccogroup.com Yeadon, United Kingdom · www.pse-intl.com
Colorcon, Inc. 1978-01-01 Pharmaceutical Coatings - Coating Products Business 2010-07-26 1
West Point, Pennsylvania · www.colorcon.com , India

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 2 (25%) - 4 (33%) -
Chemicals 2 (25%) - 3 (25%) 300M (100%)
Machinery 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (8%) -
Packaging 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Plastics 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 12 $300M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (100%) - 11 (92%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (25%) - 2 (17%) -
  Ohio 1 (13%) - 2 (17%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  New York 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  Michigan 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  Idaho 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (8%) -
  California - - 1 (8%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (8%) 300M (100%)
Domestic 8 (100%) - 11 (92%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (8%) 300M (100%)
Total 8 - 12 $300M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 4 (50%) - 6 (50%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (38%) - 4 (33%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (8%) 300M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (13%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 8 - 12 $300M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (50%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (25%) 600M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (25%) -
Total 4 $600M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies LLC
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $300M
TOTAL $300M
Largest BWA Water Additives Ltd.
$300M (2011-07-05)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $600M
TOTAL $600M
Largest Elmer's Products, Inc.
$600M (2015-10-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
90%
9 90%
Strategic(s)
10%
1 10%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
1 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
3 75%

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