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 buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (29%) and secondary buyout (23%). In total, Bratenahl Capital Partners has invested in 16 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 13 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (46%). 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 Activity58
    • M&A Buy Activity34
    • M&A Sell Activity24
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 40

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 (2.6/yr) # 11 - 3 6 3 1 24
vol $2.1B $400M $2.5B
  58

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
American Safety Council, Inc. 2020-06-23 - Secondary Buyout
Orlando, Florida · www.americansafetycouncil.com
Avtron Aerospace, Inc. 2019-10-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Cleveland, Ohio · www.avtronaero.com
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
View All >>

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
Houston, Texas · www.h-dam.com Chatsworth, California · www.firstmarkcorp.com
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Numeric Machine, Inc. 2016-07-20 5
Houston, Texas · www.h-dam.com Edmonton, Alberta · www.numeric.ca
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Intellifuse Technologies LLC 2014-12-10 4
Houston, Texas · www.h-dam.com Houston, Texas
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Crown Precision Machining 2014-10-17 3
Houston, Texas · www.h-dam.com Irwindale, California · www.crownprecision.com
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Sungear, Inc. 2014-07-01 2
Houston, Texas · www.h-dam.com San Diego, California · www.sungearinc.com
H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co. 2012-12-11 Overton Chicago Gear, Inc. 2012-12-14 1
Houston, Texas · www.h-dam.com Addison, Illinois · www.oc-gear.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Electrical Equipment 1 (11%) - 5 (14%) 23M (1%)
Aerospace 2 (22%) - 5 (14%) -
Business Services - - 4 (11%) -
Automotive 2 (22%) - 3 (9%) -
Manufacturing 2 (22%) - 3 (9%) -
Machinery - - 2 (6%) 1.2B (58%)
Packaging - - 2 (6%) 77M (4%)
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (6%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) 472M (24%)
Electronics - - 1 (3%) 147M (7%)
Chemicals 1 (11%) 120M (100%) 1 (3%) 120M (6%)
Defense - - 1 (3%) -
Education - - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (3%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 9 $120M 35 $2.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 9 (100%) 120M (100%) 30 (86%) 1.8B (91%)
  Ohio 3 (33%) - 11 (31%) 77M (4%)
  Florida 1 (11%) - 3 (9%) -
  Texas 1 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
  California 1 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
  Tennessee 1 (11%) 120M (100%) 1 (3%) 120M (6%)
  Michigan 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
  Georgia 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) 1.2B (58%)
  Rhode Island - - 1 (3%) 472M (24%)
  Washington - - 1 (3%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 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 9 $120M 35 $2.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (33%) - 10 (29%) 23M (1%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (22%) - 8 (23%) 1.7B (85%)
Growth Capital - - 6 (17%) -
Divestiture 2 (22%) 120M (100%) 5 (14%) 267M (13%)
Recapitalization 1 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (6%) -
Consolidation 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) -
Total 9 $120M 35 $2.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (38%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (33%) 2.5B (100%)
Trade Sale 3 (13%) -
Recapitalization 2 (8%) -
IPO 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 24 $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)
71%
15 71%
Strategic(s)
29%
6 29%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
54%
13 54%
Strategic(s)
46%
11 46%

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