Bratenahl Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Bratenahl Capital Partners has acquired 1 company.

Bratenahl Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are aerospace (15%) and electrical equipment (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (29%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (26%). In total, Bratenahl Capital Partners has invested in 17 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Polypore International for $1.2B.

In the last 3 years, Bratenahl Capital Partners has exited 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (41%). Bratenahl Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Norcross Safety Products for $1.2B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity56
    • M&A Buy Activity34
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 36

Bratenahl Capital Partners

700 West Street Clair Avenue, Suite 414,
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
United States
(216) 820-4640
www.bratenahlcapital.com
mhowley@bratenahlcapital.com

Bratenahl Capital Partners is a private investment group focused on fund as well as direct/co-investment opportunities. The Firm's direct investment practice seeks to commit $500K to $15 million in partnership with other funded or unfunded sponsors. Bratenahl does not have any sector preferences, but does prefer companies with diversified customers and experienced management in place. Bratenahl Capital Partners was formed in 2003 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Engineering, Healthcare Services, Internet Software and Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Renewable Energy, Retail, Safety/Security, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 15
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) # 34 - - - - - 34
vol $2.0B $2.0B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 12 - 2 6 2 - 22
vol $2.1B $400M $2.5B
  56

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Consolidated Precision Products, Inc. 2019-06-14 - Recapitalization
Cleveland, Ohio · www.cppcorp.com
Stancor Pumps, Inc. 2019-02-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Monroe, Connecticut · www.stancorpumps.com
Hunt Valve Co., Inc. 2018-12-01 - Recapitalization
Salem, Ohio · www.huntvalve.com
The Radix Wire Co., Inc. 2018-11-02 - Secondary Buyout
Cleveland, Ohio · www.radix-wire.com
Capewell Aerial Systems LLC 2018-09-07 - Secondary Buyout
Meadows of Dan, Virginia · www.capewellaerialsystems.com
Selmet, Inc. 2018-07-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Albany, Oregon · www.selmetinc.com
Hyperwallet Systems, Inc. 2018-06-19 400M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.hyperwallet.com
Teaching Strategies LLC 2018-05-15 - Secondary Buyout
Bethesda, Maryland · www.teachingstrategies.com
SEAM Group LLC 2017-12-03 - Secondary Buyout
Cleveland, Ohio · www.seamgroup.com
Cleveland HeartLab, Inc. 2017-10-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Cleveland, Ohio · www.clevelandheartlab.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Nivel Parts & Manufacturing Co. LLC 2012-01-18 Seizmik Utility Systems 2020-05-06 2
Jacksonville, Florida · www.nivelparts.com Fuquay Varina, North Carolina · www.seizmik.com
Nivel Parts & Manufacturing Co. LLC 2012-01-18 Side By Side Stuff 2020-03-03 1
Jacksonville, Florida · www.nivelparts.com Drexel, Missouri · www.sidebysidestuff.com
Amware Fulfillment LLC 2014-05-28 Iron Mountain, Inc. - Fulfillment Services Unit 2018-10-02 1
Lawrenceville, Georgia · www.amwarelogistics.com Boston, Massachusetts
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Firstmark Corp. 2018-09-19 1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Chatsworth, California · www.firstmarkcorp.com
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Numeric Machine, Inc. 2016-07-20 5
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Edmonton, Alberta · www.numeric.ca
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Intellifuse Technologies LLC 2014-12-10 4
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Houston, Texas
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Crown Precision Machining 2014-10-17 3
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Irwindale, California · www.crownprecision.com
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Sungear, Inc. 2014-07-01 2
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania San Diego, California · www.sungearinc.com
Bluffton Motor Works LLC 2006-12-11 RAE Corp. 2013-11-13 2
Bluffton, Indiana · www.blmworks.com Pryor, Oklahoma · www.rae-corp.com
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Overton Chicago Gear, Inc. 2012-12-14 1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Addison, Illinois · www.oc-gear.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Electrical Equipment 2 (17%) - 5 (14%) 23M (1%)
Aerospace 3 (25%) - 5 (14%) -
Business Services - - 4 (11%) -
Packaging - - 3 (9%) 77M (4%)
Automotive 2 (17%) - 3 (9%) -
Manufacturing 2 (17%) - 3 (9%) -
Machinery - - 2 (6%) 1.2B (58%)
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) 472M (24%)
Electronics - - 1 (3%) 147M (7%)
Chemicals 1 (8%) 120M (100%) 1 (3%) 120M (6%)
Defense - - 1 (3%) -
Education - - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 $120M 35 $2.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 12 (100%) 120M (100%) 30 (86%) 1.8B (91%)
  Ohio 4 (33%) - 11 (31%) 77M (4%)
  Florida 2 (17%) - 3 (9%) -
  California 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
  Tennessee 1 (8%) 120M (100%) 1 (3%) 120M (6%)
  Michigan 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Georgia 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) 1.2B (58%)
  Rhode Island - - 1 (3%) 472M (24%)
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (3%) -
  Washington - - 1 (3%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
  Texas - - 1 (3%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (3%) -
Canada - - 3 (9%) 23M (1%)
  Alberta - - 1 (3%) 23M (1%)
  Ontario - - 1 (3%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (3%) -
Taiwan - - 1 (3%) 147M (7%)
Denmark - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 $120M 35 $2.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 4 (33%) - 10 (29%) 1.7B (85%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (25%) - 9 (26%) 23M (1%)
Growth Capital 1 (8%) - 6 (17%) -
Divestiture 2 (17%) 120M (100%) 4 (11%) 267M (13%)
Recapitalization 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (6%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 $120M 35 $2.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (41%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (32%) 2.5B (100%)
Recapitalization 2 (9%) -
Trade Sale 2 (9%) -
IPO 1 (5%) -
Unknown 1 (5%) -
Total 22 $2.5B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
$100M to $1B 3 $739M
< $100M 2 $100M
TOTAL $2.0B
Largest Polypore International, Inc.
$1.2B (2004-05-13)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.3B
TOTAL $2.5B
Largest Norcross Safety Products LLC
$1.2B (2008-05-16)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
78%
18 78%
Strategic(s)
22%
5 22%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
59%
13 59%
Strategic(s)
41%
9 41%

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