Celerity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

Celerity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are life science (25%) and information technology (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and growth capital (22%). In total, Celerity Partners has invested in 10 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Celerity Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). Celerity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2003 when it sold Advanced Accessory Systems for $260M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity47
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 1

Celerity Partners

12121 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 512,
Los Angeles, California 90025
United States
(310) 268-1710
www.celeritypartners.com
info@celeritypartners.com

Celerity Partners is a private equity firm that targets middle-market company investments. Target transaction types include growth equity, 'de-leveraging investments', management buyouts, corporate divestitures and recapitalizations. Celerity looks for companies with EBITDA between $2 and $20 million. Manufacturing and services are the primary focus of Celerity's interests. Specifically, the firm pursues electronic manufacturing services, safety products and services, outsourced healthcare services, outsourced pharmaceutical services, military/aerospace industry, IT services, document management/data services, niche manufacturing and marketing services. Celerity Partners was formed in 1995 and has offices in Los Angeles and Menlo Park, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Insurance, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Metals/Mining, Semiconductors, Technology Hardware, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 -
Target EBITDA 2 20
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 24 - 2 1 1 - 28
Sell (1.2/yr) # 13 4 - 1 1 - 19
vol $376M $376M
  47

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Western Jet Aviation, Inc. 2019-11-08 - Growth Capital
Van Nuys, California · www.westernjetaviation.com
Relation Insurance Services, Inc. 2019-02-21 - Secondary Buyout
Walnut Creek, California · www.relationinsurance.com
TotalCareRX, Inc. 2018-07-06 - Growth Capital
Oakland Gardens, New York · www.totalcarerx.com
Meridien Research Group 2018-04-16 - Secondary Buyout
Tampa, Florida · www.meridienresearch.net
Tru Fit Athletic Clubs 2017-09-19 - Recapitalization
McAllen, Texas · www.trufitathleticclubs.com
Freedom Fitness 2017-09-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cave Creek, Arizona · www.freedomfitnessaz.com
All Aboard America! Holdings, Inc. 2016-12-15 - Unknown
Mesa, Arizona · www.allaboardamerica.com
Streamline Circuits Corp. 2016-12-15 - Sold to Management
Santa Clara, California · www.streamlinecircuits.com
Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Inc. 2016-08-10 - Secondary Buyout
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.pinnacletreatment.com
SynteractHCR 2016-05-25 - Secondary Buyout
Carlsbad, California · www.synteract.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Well Foam, Inc. 2014-09-04 Faith Rentals LLC 2018-03-01 1
Odessa, Texas · www.wellfoaminc.com Bismarck, North Dakota
360 PT Management LLC 2015-08-17 Human Performance Centers 2017-08-03 1
Chandler, Arizona · www.360physicaltherapy.com Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · www.hpcphysicaltherapyok.org

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science 3 (33%) - 7 (25%) -
Information Technology - - 3 (11%) -
Consumer Services 2 (22%) - 2 (7%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
Insurance 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
Aerospace 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) -
Beverages - - 1 (4%) -
Business Services - - 1 (4%) -
Distribution - - 1 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (4%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (4%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (4%) -
Transportation - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 28 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 9 (100%) - 27 (96%) -
  California 4 (44%) - 13 (46%) -
  Arizona 2 (22%) - 4 (14%) -
  Texas 2 (22%) - 2 (7%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (7%) -
  New York 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (4%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (4%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (4%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (4%) -
  Florida - - 1 (4%) -
Canada - - 1 (4%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 9 (100%) - 27 (96%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 28 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (11%) - 14 (50%) -
Growth Capital 3 (33%) - 6 (21%) -
Recapitalization 3 (33%) - 4 (14%) -
Venture 1 (11%) - 3 (11%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 28 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (42%) 260M (69%)
Trade Sale 5 (26%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (16%) 116M (31%)
IPO 1 (5%) -
Sold to Management 1 (5%) -
Unknown 1 (5%) -
Total 19 $376M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $260M
< $100M 2 $116M
TOTAL $376M
Largest Advanced Accessory Systems
$260M (2003-04-15)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
62%
13 62%
Strategic(s)
38%
8 38%

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