Blackthorne Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Blackthorne Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (43%) and furniture (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and growth capital (43%). In total, Blackthorne Partners has invested in 1 US state.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Blackthorne Partners Ltd.

514 Wells Street Suite 2B,
Delafield, Wisconsin 53018
United States
(262) 786-5100
www.blackthornepartners.com

Blackthorne Partners is a private investment firm focused on direct investments in small, niche private companies. Blackthorne generally targets commercial service businesses with at least $1 million in EBITDA. Blackthorne Partners was founded in 2007 and is based in Brookfield, Wisconsin.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Distribution, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing

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

Geographic Preferences: Midwest US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 20
Target EBITDA 1 -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  8

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Group Basis LLC 2015-09-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.groupbasis.com
Schaefer Brush Manufacturing LLC 2015-06-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Waukesha, Wisconsin · www.schaeferbrush.com
Design Specialties, Inc. 2015-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.glassfireplacedoors.com
Hughes Equipment Co. LLC 2014-03-11 - Growth Capital
Columbus, Wisconsin · www.hughescompany.biz
Group Basis LLC 2012-12-01 - Recapitalization
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.groupbasis.com
Berlon Industries LLC 2012-11-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hustisford, Wisconsin · www.berlon.com
Pallet USA LLC 2011-07-12 - Growth Capital
Hartford, Wisconsin · www.palletusa.com
Integrated Medical Partners LLC 2009-04-30 - Growth Capital
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.integratedmp.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 3 (50%) - 3 (43%) -
Furniture 1 (17%) - 1 (14%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (17%) - 1 (14%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (14%) -
Machinery 1 (17%) - 1 (14%) -
Total 6 - 7 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (100%) - 7 (100%) -
  Wisconsin 6 (100%) - 7 (100%) -
Total 6 - 7 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (50%) - 3 (43%) -
Growth Capital 3 (50%) - 3 (43%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (14%) -
Total 6 - 7 -

Exits by Deal Type

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

M&A Connections

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

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