Blue Point Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Blue Point Capital Partners has acquired 10 companies.

Blue Point Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (16%) and business services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%) and recapitalization (30%). In total, Blue Point Capital Partners has invested in 19 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Packers Sanitation Services for $90M.

In the last 3 years, Blue Point Capital Partners has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (62%). Blue Point Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Legend Brands for $70M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity75
    • M&A Buy Activity44
    • M&A Sell Activity31
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 7

Blue Point Capital Partners

127 Public Square, Suite 5100,
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
United States
(216) 535-4700
www.bluepointcapital.com
info@bluepointcapital.com

Blue Point Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity firm focused on investments throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. The Firm looks to commit $10 to $50 million of equity capital in companies generating sales of $20 to $300 million and EBITDA of at least $5 million. Blue Point looks for control investments that arise from management led buyouts, recapitalizaitons, and companies in need of growth capital. Sectors of interest include transportation components, metals processing, plastics, packaging, specialty distribution, environmental, building materials, industrial textiles, transportation/logistics, chemicals, industrial outsourcing, and engineered components. Blue Point will not invest in real estate, restaurants, retail, or companies operating in highly regulated industries. Blue Point Capital Partners was formed in 1990 and has offices in Cleveland, Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Seattle, Washington.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Plastics, Renewable Energy, Retail, Safety/Security, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 300
Target EBITDA 5 -
Investment Size 10 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 31 3 3 4 - 3 44
vol $90M $90M
Sell (1.8/yr) # 22 2 5 2 - - 31
vol $131M $131M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Weaver Leather LLC 2021-03-18 - Secondary Buyout
Mount Hope, Ohio · www.weaverleather.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. 2021-01-22 - Secondary Buyout
Cleveland, Ohio · www.transtar1.com
Transtar Holding Co. 2021-01-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Walton Hills, Ohio · www.transtarholding.com
Mattco Forge, Inc. 2019-12-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paramount, California · www.mattcoforge.com
Hilco Vision 2019-09-10 - Secondary Buyout
Plainville, Massachusetts · www.hilcovision.com
VRC Holdings, Inc. 2019-08-20 - Consolidation
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Consolidated Precision Products, Inc. 2019-06-14 - Recapitalization
Cleveland, Ohio · www.cppcorp.com
TAS Environmental Services LP 2019-05-02 - Recapitalization
Forest Hill, Texas · www.taslp.com
W.A. Kendall and Co., Inc. 2019-01-07 - Recapitalization
Lawrenceville, Georgia · www.wakendall.com
The Cook & Boardman Group LLC 2018-10-22 - Secondary Buyout
Winston-Salem, North Carolina · www.cookandboardman.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Vetta LLC 2016-03-29 J.America, Inc. 2016-03-29 2
Columbus, Ohio · www.vettabrands.com Fowlerville, Michigan · www.jamericablanks.com
Premier Needle Arts 2014-12-19 Handi Quilter, Inc. 2014-12-19 3
North Salt Lake, Utah · www.premierneedlearts.com North Salt Lake, Utah · www.handiquilter.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 2 (12%) - 7 (16%) -
Business Services 1 (6%) - 4 (9%) 90M (100%)
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 4 (9%) -
Aerospace - - 3 (7%) -
Apparel/Textiles 3 (18%) - 3 (7%) -
Distribution 2 (12%) - 3 (7%) -
Environmental 1 (6%) - 3 (7%) -
Automotive 2 (12%) - 2 (5%) -
Food 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Safety/Security 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (2%) -
Beverages - - 1 (2%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) -
Construction 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Marketing 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (2%) -
Retail - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 - 44 $90M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 14 (82%) - 40 (91%) 90M (100%)
  Ohio 4 (24%) - 11 (25%) -
  California 2 (12%) - 5 (11%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 3 (7%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
  Texas 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
  Georgia 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
  Washington - - 2 (5%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (5%) -
  Virginia 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Utah 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Florida 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (2%) 90M (100%)
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) -
  Maine - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 3 (18%) - 3 (7%) -
  Quebec 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  British Columbia 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
China - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 14 (82%) - 40 (91%) 90M (100%)
Cross-border 3 (18%) - 4 (9%) -
Total 17 - 44 $90M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (29%) - 17 (39%) -
Recapitalization 5 (29%) - 13 (30%) 90M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 4 (24%) - 10 (23%) -
Consolidation 3 (18%) - 3 (7%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 - 44 $90M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 20 (65%) 61M (46%)
Trade Sale 6 (19%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (10%) 70M (54%)
Bankruptcy 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Total 31 $131M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
4
Stout Risius Ross LLC
2
Houlihan Lokey
1
Legal Deals
Baker & Hostetler LLP
4
Jones Day
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $90M
TOTAL $90M
Largest Packers Sanitation Services, Inc.
$90M (2007-04-18)
sell # Total
< $100M 2 $131M
TOTAL $131M
Largest Legend Brands, Inc.
$70M (2011-10-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
27%
12 (27%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
65%
20 (65%)
Strategic(s)
26%
8 (26%)

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