Carlisle Enterprises Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Carlisle Enterprises’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (18%) and aerospace (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (71%) and recapitalization (12%). In total, Carlisle Enterprises has invested in 11 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired Catlin Group for $532M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Carlisle Enterprises’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Bumble Bee Foods for $980M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity33
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25

Carlisle Enterprises LLC

4660 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 500,
San Diego, California 92122
United States,
(858)459-2922
www.carlisle-acquisitions.com
jcarlisle@carlisle-acquisitions.com

Carlisle Enterprises is a private equity firm focused on investing in companies providing products and services to industrial, commercial and consumer markets. Prospective transaction situations include recapitalizations, divestitures, consolidations, minority and growth financings. Carlisle prefers businesses located within the US. The Firm will consider both profitable companies and turnaround situations. Carlisle's target investment range is up to $100 million of equity capital. Carlisle is partnered with and relies on private equity firm Centre Partners to fund acquisitions. Carlisle Enterprises is based in San Diego, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Beverages, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Defense, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Food, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Packaging, Restaurants, Staffing, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 1,000
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 100 -
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) # 17 - - - - - 17
vol $630M $630M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 16 - - - - - 16
vol $1.7B $1.7B
  33

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
MSA Aircraft Products, Inc. 2015-07-01 - Bankruptcy
San Antonio, Texas · www.msaaircraft.com
Ross Aviation LLC 2014-08-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado · www.rossfbo.com
UVP LLC 2013-04-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Upland, California · www.uvp.com
Contractors Wire & Cable LLC 2011-09-09 - Shut Down
Livermore, California · www.contractorswire.com
Kaz, Inc. 2011-01-01 260M USD Add-on Acquisition
Southborough, Massachusetts · www.kaz.com
Quickie Manufacturing Corp. 2010-12-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Cinnaminson, New Jersey · www.quickie.com
Bumble Bee Foods LLC 2010-12-15 980M USD Secondary Buyout
San Diego, California · www.bumblebee.com
Gray Energy Services LLC 2010-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas
MSA Aircraft Products, Inc. 2008-12-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Antonio, Texas · www.msaaircraft.com
ActionEmco Holdings LLC 2008-10-03 - Add-on Acquisition
North Bergen, New Jersey
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 1 (50%) - 3 (18%) -
Restaurants - - 2 (12%) 98M (16%)
Aerospace - - 2 (12%) -
Insurance - - 1 (6%) 532M (84%)
Beverages - - 1 (6%) -
Business Services - - 1 (6%) -
Distribution - - 1 (6%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (6%) -
Environmental - - 1 (6%) -
Food - - 1 (6%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (6%) -
Life Science - - 1 (6%) -
Media 1 (50%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 2 - 17 $630M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (50%) - 15 (88%) 98M (16%)
  California - - 2 (12%) 98M (16%)
  Texas - - 2 (12%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (12%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (12%) -
  Connecticut 1 (50%) - 1 (6%) -
  Washington - - 1 (6%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (6%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (6%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (6%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (6%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (6%) -
Canada 1 (50%) - 1 (6%) -
  Ontario 1 (50%) - 1 (6%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (6%) 532M (84%)
Domestic 1 (50%) - 15 (88%) 98M (16%)
Cross-border 1 (50%) - 2 (12%) 532M (84%)
Total 2 - 17 $630M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (100%) - 12 (71%) 532M (84%)
Recapitalization - - 2 (12%) -
Going Private - - 1 (6%) 98M (16%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (6%) -
Total 2 - 17 $630M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (31%) 260M (15%)
Secondary Sale 3 (19%) 1.5B (85%)
Trade Sale 3 (19%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (13%) -
IPO 1 (6%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) -
Shut Down 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $1.7B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $532M
< $100M 1 $98M
TOTAL $630M
Largest Catlin Group Ltd.
$532M (2002-07-04)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.7B
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest Bumble Bee Foods LLC
$980M (2010-12-15)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
47%
7 47%
Strategic(s)
53%
8 53%

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