Bounds Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Bounds Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are construction (30%) and building materials (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (80%) and growth capital (10%). In total, Bounds Equity Partners has invested in 6 US states.

In the last 3 years, Bounds Equity Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

Bounds Equity Partners

600 Central Avenue, Suite 230,
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
United States,
(847)266-6300
www.boundsequity.com
bepadmin@boundsequity.com

Bounds Equity Partners LLC (BEP) is a private equity firm focused on smaller company investments (business with $1 million+ of EBITDA). The Firm targets growth companies with market/industry segment leadership, defensible market positions, and operating profit margin of at least 10 percent. BEP looks to invest at least $1 million per transaction and prefers situations where entrepreneurs are seeking liquidity. Target sectors include building materials and services, business services, healthcare products and services, niche distribution and specialty manufacturing. Bounds Equity Partners LLC was formed in 2009 and is based in Highland Park, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Recapitalization, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 1 -
Investment Size 1 -
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) # 10 - - - - - 10
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 1 - 1 - - 4
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Thermo-Tech Windows and Doors LLC 2018-03-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota · www.ttwindows.com
Clad-Rex, Inc. 2016-12-22 - Secondary Buyout
Franklin Park, Illinois · www.cladrex.com
Thermo-Tech Windows and Doors LLC 2015-11-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota · www.ttwindows.com
Illinois Glassworks LLC (dba GlassWorks) 2015-01-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Glenview, Illinois · www.glassworks.net
L&S Mechanical 2013-11-13 - Growth Capital
Richardson, Texas · www.lsmech.com
Clad-Rex, Inc. 2012-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Franklin Park, Illinois · www.cladrex.com
Illinois Glassworks LLC (dba GlassWorks) 2011-05-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Glenview, Illinois · www.glassworks.net
Beacon Promotions, Inc. 2011-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New Ulm, Minnesota · www.beaconpromotions.com
Evolution Lighting LLC 2010-04-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Miami, Florida · www.catalinalighting.com
Plumbing Master Services, LP 2009-10-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Riverside, California · www.plumbingmaster.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Evolution Lighting LLC 2010-04-13 Electrix, Inc. 2014-08-21 2
Miami, Florida · www.catalinalighting.com New Haven, Connecticut · www.electrix.com
Beacon Promotions, Inc. 2011-03-01 The Imagery Group 2012-07-03 1
New Ulm, Minnesota · www.beaconpromotions.com Union City, California · www.imagerygroup.com
Evolution Lighting LLC 2010-04-13 Emess Design Group LLC 2011-04-28 1
Miami, Florida · www.catalinalighting.com Wexford, Pennsylvania

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Construction 1 (20%) - 3 (30%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (10%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (10%) -
Consumer Services 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
Distribution - - 1 (10%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
Information Technology 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
Marketing 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 5 - 10 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (100%) - 10 (100%) -
  Illinois 1 (20%) - 3 (30%) -
  Texas 1 (20%) - 2 (20%) -
  Minnesota 1 (20%) - 2 (20%) -
  Florida 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
  California 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (10%) -
Total 5 - 10 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (60%) - 8 (80%) -
Growth Capital 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
Recapitalization 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 5 - 10 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (50%) -
Trade Sale 2 (50%) -
Total 4 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
2 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
2 50%

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