Calera Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Calera Capital has acquired 7 companies.

Calera Capital’s most common sectors for investment are building materials (13%) and business services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (73%) and secondary buyout (13%). In total, Calera Capital has invested in 13 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Ironshore for $1.0B.

In the last 3 years, Calera Capital has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (31%). Calera Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Modular Space for $1.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity56
    • M&A Buy Activity33
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 2

Calera Capital

580 California Street, Suite 2200,
San Francisco, California 94104
United States
(415) 632-5200
www.caleracapital.com

Calera Capital Partners LP is a private equity firm that targets investments in mid-sized North American businesses valued up to $750 million. Calera Capital looks to invest at least $35 million of equity capital per transaction. Target industries include manufacturing, software, healthcare, consumer products and services. Prospective transaction situations include leveraged recapitalizations of privately held companies, restructurings, growth financings/acquisitions, corporate spin-offs, and take-private situations. Calera seeks businesses with leading market positions, attractive margins, and strong organic growth. Calera Capital was formerly known as Fremont Partners, a unit of the Fremont Group. Calera Capital was formed in 1991 and has offices in San Francisco, California and Boston, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Real Estate, Retail, Software, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 35 200
Enterprise Value - 750
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 26 - 4 1 1 1 33
vol $1.6B $1.6B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 16 - 2 3 2 - 23
vol $1.4B $1.7B $3.1B
  56

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Thayer Power and Communications Line Construction Co., Inc. 2020-03-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Pataskala, Pennsylvania · www.thayerpc.com
Risk Transfer Group Ltd. 2019-09-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Jersey, United Kingdom · www.risktransfergroup.com
Transaction Services Group 2019-06-27 - Secondary Buyout
Auckland, New Zealand · www.transactionservices.co.nz
Bay State Physical Therapy 2019-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Randolph, Massachusetts · www.baystatept.com
ImageFirst Healthcare Laundry Specialists 2018-10-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.imagefirst.com
Rock-It Cargo LLC 2018-07-31 - Secondary Buyout
Lititz, Pennsylvania · www.rockitcargo.com
Grandpoint Capital, Inc. 2018-07-02 629M USD Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles,, California · www.grandpointbank.com
Modular Space Corp. 2018-06-22 1.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
Berwyn, Pennsylvania · www.modspace.com
United Site Services, Inc. 2017-07-24 - Secondary Buyout
Westborough, Massachusetts · www.unitedsiteservices.com
Competitor Group, Inc. 2017-06-02 - Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.competitorgroup.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
ImageFirst Healthcare Laundry Specialists 2018-10-31 PureTex Solutions LLC 2019-11-18 2
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.imagefirst.com Orlando, Florida · www.puretexsolutions.com
ImageFirst Healthcare Laundry Specialists 2018-10-31 Faultless Healthcare Linen 2019-05-21 1
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.imagefirst.com Kansas City, Missouri · www.faultlesslinen.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Building Materials - - 4 (12%) -
Insurance - - 3 (9%) 1.6B (100%)
Business Services - - 3 (9%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (43%) - 3 (9%) -
Transportation 1 (14%) - 3 (9%) -
Financial Services - - 2 (6%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
Automotive 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
Construction 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Food - - 1 (3%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) -
Media - - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Packaging - - 1 (3%) -
Plastics - - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (3%) -
Retail - - 1 (3%) -
Software - - 1 (3%) -
Total 7 - 33 $1.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (100%) - 30 (91%) 628M (39%)
  Pennsylvania 3 (43%) - 6 (18%) -
  California - - 6 (18%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (14%) - 3 (9%) -
  Illinois 1 (14%) - 3 (9%) -
  New York 1 (14%) - 2 (6%) -
  Texas - - 2 (6%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (6%) -
  Florida 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (3%) 628M (39%)
  Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (3%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (3%) 1.0B (61%)
United Kingdom - - 1 (3%) -
New Zealand - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 7 (100%) - 30 (91%) 628M (39%)
Cross-border - - 3 (9%) 1.0B (61%)
Total 7 - 33 $1.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (86%) - 24 (73%) 1.0B (61%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (14%) - 4 (12%) -
Growth Capital - - 2 (6%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) 628M (39%)
PIPE - - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (3%) -
Total 7 - 33 $1.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 9 (39%) 629M (20%)
Secondary Sale 6 (26%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (17%) 2.5B (80%)
IPO 3 (13%) -
Merger 1 (4%) -
Total 23 $3.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bear Stearns & Co. Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 1 $628M
TOTAL $1.6B
Largest Ironshore, Inc.
$1.0B (2007-01-03)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 3 $2.0B
TOTAL $3.1B
Largest Modular Space Corp.
$1.1B (2018-06-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
5 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
46%
6 46%
Strategic(s)
54%
7 54%

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