Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Capital Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (28%) and automotive (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (46%) and growth capital (23%). In total, Capital Partners has invested in 15 US states.

In the last 3 years, Capital Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Linen Holdings for $105M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity37
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 3

Capital Partners, Inc.

301 Merritt 7,
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851
United States,
(203) 625-0770
www.capitalpartners.com
info@capitalpartners.com

Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm that specializes in the acquisition and development of small and mid-sized companies. The Firm looks for North American businesses with revenues of $20 to $250 million with operating profits of $4 to $25 million. Prospective companies generally have low capex requirements with the ability to maintain or grow profit margins. Target sectors include b2b services, franchising, distribution, education, food, manufacturing, and general service companies. Capital Partners was formed in 1982 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Franchising, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Packaging, Plastics, Restaurants

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 250
Target EBITDA 4 25
Investment Size 20 150
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) # 15 1 1 4 1 - 22
Sell (1.2/yr) # 9 2 3 1 - - 15
vol $105M $105M
  37

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Universal Woods 2019-03-15 - Growth Capital
Louisville, Kentucky · www.universalwoods.com
Roll-Rite LLC 2018-11-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Alger, Michigan · www.rollrite.com
Minimizer LLC 2018-09-20 - Growth Capital
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota · www.minimizer.com
Sur-Seal Corp. 2018-06-12 - Growth Capital
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.sur-seal.com
ChromaScape, Inc. 2018-05-02 - Growth Capital
Twinsburg, Ohio · www.chromascape.com
Fletcher-Terry Co. LLC 2018-02-14 - Recapitalization
East Berlin, Connecticut · www.fletcherviscom.com
East Coast Colorants LLC 2017-10-31 - Merger
Lambertville, New Jersey · www.breencolor.com
CMI Limited Co. 2017-09-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Marietta, Georgia · www.cmilc.com
Fintube LLC 2017-06-27 - Bankruptcy
Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.fintubellc.com
Derby Fabricating Solutions LLC 2017-04-10 - Secondary Buyout
Louisville, Kentucky · www.derbyfab.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Parkway Products LLC 2015-06-23 ITECH Plastics 2019-04-29 2
Florence, Kentucky · www.parkwayproducts.com Arden, North Carolina · www.injtech.com
CMI Limited Co. 2017-09-26 Mantle Industries, Inc. 2018-11-14 1
Marietta, Georgia · www.cmilc.com Blaine, Washington · www.mantleindustries.com
M&Q Packaging LLC 2016-01-14 Flavorseal LLC 2018-02-13 2
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania · www.mqplastics.com Avon, Ohio · www.flavorseal.com
American Leather Operations LLC 2012-07-23 Brookline Furniture Co. 2017-12-18 1
Dallas, Texas · www.americanleather.com High Point, North Carolina · www.brooklinefurniture.com
Parkway Products LLC 2015-06-23 LMR Plastics Corp. 2017-08-28 1
Florence, Kentucky · www.parkwayproducts.com Greeneville, Tennessee · www.lmrplastics.com
M&Q Packaging LLC 2016-01-14 Outlook Group Corp. 2016-11-07 1
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania · www.mqplastics.com Neenah, Wisconsin · www.outlookgroup.com
Premier Performance LLC 2015-01-12 RallySport Direct LLC 2015-05-07 1
Rexberg, Idaho · www.pppwd.com Draper, Utah · www.rallysportdirect.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 2 (20%) - 6 (27%) -
Automotive 2 (20%) - 3 (14%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (9%) -
Chemicals 1 (10%) - 2 (9%) -
Business Services 1 (10%) - 1 (5%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (5%) -
Distribution - - 1 (5%) -
Engineering 1 (10%) - 1 (5%) -
Environmental - - 1 (5%) -
Food - - 1 (5%) -
Furniture 1 (10%) - 1 (5%) -
Packaging 1 (10%) - 1 (5%) -
Plastics 1 (10%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 10 - 22 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (100%) - 22 (100%) -
  Kentucky 2 (20%) - 3 (14%) -
  Ohio 2 (20%) - 3 (14%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (10%) - 3 (14%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (9%) -
  Idaho 1 (10%) - 1 (5%) -
  Georgia 1 (10%) - 1 (5%) -
  Connecticut 1 (10%) - 1 (5%) -
  Texas 1 (10%) - 1 (5%) -
  Minnesota 1 (10%) - 1 (5%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (5%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (5%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (5%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (5%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (5%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (5%) -
Total 10 - 22 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (50%) - 10 (45%) -
Growth Capital 4 (40%) - 5 (23%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 4 (18%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (5%) -
Recapitalization 1 (10%) - 1 (5%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (5%) -
Total 10 - 22 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (20%) 105M (100%)
Trade Sale 3 (20%) -
Sold to Management 2 (13%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (7%) -
Merger 1 (7%) -
Total 15 $105M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Quarton Partners LLC
1
Lincoln International
1
Legal Deals
Finn Dixon & Herling LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $105M
TOTAL $105M
Largest Linen Holdings LLC
$105M (2012-06-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
89%
8 89%
Strategic(s)
11%
1 11%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
46%
6 46%
Strategic(s)
54%
7 54%

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