M&A Deal Summary

Brightpoint Acquires Touchstone Wireless

On December 13, 2010, Brightpoint, Inc. acquired communications company Touchstone Wireless from Striker Partners for 80M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Brightpoint’s 1st transaction in the Communications sector.
  • This is Brightpoint’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Brightpoint’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Brightpoint’s 1st transaction in Pennsylvania.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2010-12-13
Target Touchstone Wireless
Sector Communications
Buyer(s) Brightpoint, Inc.
Sellers(s) Striker Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 80M USD

Target

Touchstone Wireless

Hatfield, Pennsylvania, United States
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Striker, in partnership with the founders and existing management teams, executed an equity recapitalization of Eastern Wireless, Inc. and Image 1 Wireless, Inc. in August 2004 and August 2005, respectively. The recapitalizations were designed to create liquidity for the founders, better position the combined businesses for accelerated growth, and to capitalize on strategic opportunities. Working from four U.S. locations, Touchstone provides reverse logistics, repair and asset management services for wireless handsets. Touchstone's technical certifications and focus on the highest quality and most efficient service have allowed it to develop a strong and growing base of national and international customers, including some of the largest wireless service providers and electronic equipment insurance firms.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Brightpoint, Inc.

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1989
SectorDistribution
Employees4,008
Revenue 5.2B USD (2010)
DESCRIPTION

BrightPoint provides a suite of end-to-end supply chain and customization solutions to manufacturers, retailers and carriers in the wireless device industry.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (Communications) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 1
State (Pennsylvania) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 1
Year (2010) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Striker Partners

Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States

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Category Family Office
Founded 1998
SizeSmall
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Striker Partners is a privately held, family backed investment firm that makes control equity investments in growth businesses with less than $30 million in revenue. Striker primarily seeks niche-manufacturing and business service companies, but will consider investments in most industries. Striker looks to commit $5 to $15 million of equity per transaction in companies with $1 to $5 million of EBITDA. Striker's geographic coverage spans the US with a preference for businesses located in the Eastern US. Striker is an investment affiliate of the privately held Graham Group, a family-based global industrial and investment concern. Striker Partners was formed in 1998 and is based in Wayne, Pennsylvania.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 8
Sector (Communications) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 4 of 6
State (Pennsylvania) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 4 of 8
Year (2010) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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