Breakwater Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Breakwater Management has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 4 others.

Breakwater Management’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (24%) and business services (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (83%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (6%). In total, Breakwater Management has invested in 8 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Breakwater Management has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 1

Breakwater Management LP

1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 3430,
Los Angeles, California 90067
United States
(424) 777-4000
www.breakwatermgmt.com
info@breakwatermgmt.com

Breakwater Investment Management is a private investment firm focused on providing loans and growth capital financing to owner-entrepreneurs and sponsor-backed businesses in the lower middle-market. The Firm looks to commit $10 to $75 million in profitable companies ($5 to $25 million of EBITDA) throughout the US and Canada. Breakwater Investment Management was formed in 2008 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Media, Medical Products, Restaurants, Retail

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 200
Target EBITDA 5 25
Investment Size 10 75
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 10 2 2 1 2 - 17
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 - 1 - - - 5
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Apex Linen Service, Inc. 2019-10-01 - Growth Capital
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.apexlinen.com
B&S Site Development, Inc. (Brown & Settle) 2019-03-04 - Recapitalization
Bristow, Virginia · www.bandssite.com
The Madera Group 2018-11-01 - Growth Capital
West Hollywood, California · www.themaderagroup.com
Bear Down Brands 2017-10-19 - Growth Capital
Santa Ana, California · www.bentgo.com
Exhale Spa 2017-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.exhalespa.com
Hamilton Captive Management 2017-06-01 - Growth Capital
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina · www.hamiltoncaptivemanagement.com
Loot Crate 2016-06-01 - Growth Capital
Los Angeles, California · www.lootcrate.com
U.S. Fence Solutions 2016-05-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, United States · www.usfencesolutions.com
Optimus EMR, Inc. 2015-09-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.optimusemr.com
SmartyPants, Inc. 2015-07-27 - Growth Capital
Marina Del Rey, California · www.smartypantsvitamins.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
U.S. Fence Solutions 2016-05-02 Western Access Controls, Inc. 2019-08-01 1
, United States · www.usfencesolutions.com Northglenn, Colorado · www.westernaci.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 4 (27%) - 4 (24%) -
Business Services 2 (13%) - 2 (12%) -
Restaurants 2 (13%) - 2 (12%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Construction 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Gaming 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Insurance 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Media 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Medical Products 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Retail 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Software - - 1 (6%) -
Staffing - - 1 (6%) -
Total 15 - 17 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 14 (93%) - 16 (94%) -
  California 7 (47%) - 8 (47%) -
  Nevada 2 (13%) - 2 (12%) -
  Virginia 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
  South Carolina 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
  Oregon 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
  Illinois 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
  Texas - - 1 (6%) -
Australia 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 15 - 17 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 12 (80%) - 14 (82%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Recapitalization 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Venture 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 15 - 17 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (40%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (40%) -
IPO 1 (20%) -
Total 5 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
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1

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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