Cardinal Growth Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Cardinal Growth’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (34%) and information services (34%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (100%). In total, Cardinal Growth has invested in 3 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Cardinal Growth’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Unico Holdings for $49M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Cardinal Growth LP

311 South Wacker Drive, Suite 5500,
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States
(312)913-1000
www.cardinalgrowth.com
info@cardinalgrowth.com

Cardinal Growth is a private investment firm focused on smaller company transactions. Prospective businesses generally have revenues of $10 to $50 million and cash-flow of at least $2 million. Cardinal looks to fund management buyouts, recapitalizations, add-on acquisitions and internal expansions throughout the US, although the firm has a preference for Midwest based transactions. Sectors of interest include equipment rental, business outsourcing, specialty finance, printing and publishing, marketing services, infrastructure service providers, entertainment, general industrial manufacturing, food processing and distribution, logistics, wireless communication, and real estate services. Cardinal Growth was formed in 2000 and is licensed as a SBIC. Cardinal Growth is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Cardinal Growth LP is out of Business.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Distribution, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Insurance, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Publishing

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 50
Target EBITDA 2 -
Investment Size - -
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) # 3 - - - - - 3
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $49M $49M
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Renovo Services LLC 2012-10-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Grand Rapid, Michigan
Unico Holdings, Inc. 2008-11-13 49M USD Add-on Acquisition
Lake Worth, Florida · www.unicoholdings.com
Zweig White Information Services LLC 2005-06-27 - Growth Capital
Chicago, Illinois
Unico Holdings, Inc. 2004-04-16 - Growth Capital
Lake Worth, Florida · www.unicoholdings.com
TWG Capital, Inc. 2003-07-18 - Growth Capital
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.twgcapital.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products - - 1 (33%) -
Information Services 1 (100%) - 1 (33%) -
Insurance - - 1 (33%) -
Total 1 - 3 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 3 (100%) -
  Illinois 1 (100%) - 1 (33%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (33%) -
  Florida - - 1 (33%) -
Total 1 - 3 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 1 (100%) - 3 (100%) -
Total 1 - 3 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (100%) 49M (100%)
Total 2 $49M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $49M
TOTAL $49M
Largest Unico Holdings, Inc.
$49M (2008-11-13)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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