Centerfield Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Centerfield Capital Partners has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Centerfield Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (12%) and distribution (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and recapitalization (17%). In total, Centerfield Capital Partners has invested in 21 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2004 when it acquired Bell Automotive Products for $60M.

In the last 3 years, Centerfield Capital Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (56%). Centerfield Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold The D.S. Brown for $96M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity83
    • M&A Buy Activity54
    • M&A Sell Activity29
  • Total Sectors Invested 26
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 54

Centerfield Capital Partners

10 West Market Street, 3000 Market Tower,
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
United States
(317) 237-2323
www.centerfieldcapital.com
troy@centerfieldcapital.com

Centerfield Capital Partners is a private investment firm that provides subordinated debt and equity capital to mid-market companies. Prospective transactions include acquisition financings, management buyouts, shareholder liquidity needs, recapitalizations, corporate divestitures, ESOP financings, and sponsored/unsponsored transactions. Centerfield generally invests in companies with sales of $15 to $100 million and EBITDA of $4 to $15 million. Target sectors include manufacturing, business services, healthcare services, and transportation/distribution. Centerfield will not invest in early stage businesses, turnaround situations, retail, real estate, and finance companies. Centerfield Capital Partners was founded in 2001 and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 15 100
Target EBITDA 4 15
Investment Size 7 35
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 40 3 7 2 - 2 54
vol $60M $60M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 23 - 3 3 - - 29
vol $114M $64M $178M
  83

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Midwest Equipment Sales, LLC 2020-04-27 - Recapitalization
Columbus, Ohio · www.mwesales.com
Flat River Group LLC 2020-01-09 - Growth Capital
Belding, Michigan · www.flatrivergroup.com
Simply Fresh Foods 2018-12-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Buena Park, California · www.simplyff.com
TCI LLC 2018-12-06 64M USD Add-on Acquisition
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.transcoil.com
EMPI, Inc. 2018-10-11 - Growth Capital
Anaheim, California · www.empius.com
Temp-Con LLC 2018-03-01 - Recapitalization
Olathe, Kansas · www.tempconkc.com
Direct Marketing Solutions, Inc. 2018-02-28 - Secondary Buyout
Portland, Oregon · www.teamdms.com
Wild Sales LLC 2017-10-31 - Recapitalization
Westfield, Indiana · www.wildsports.com
IF&P Foods LLC 2017-08-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Idianapolis, Indiana · www.indyfruit.com
Aerostar Global Logistics, Inc. 2017-08-01 - Growth Capital
Lombard, Illinois · www.aerostarglobal.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Temp-Con LLC 2018-03-01 Cobb Refrigeration LLC 2019-12-31 1
Olathe, Kansas · www.tempconkc.com Lenexa, Kansas · www.cobbrls.com
IF&P Foods LLC 2017-08-16 Get Fresh Produce 2019-07-09 2
Idianapolis, Indiana · www.indyfruit.com Bartlett, Illinois · www.getfreshproduce.com
IF&P Foods LLC 2017-08-16 Cibus Fresh LLC 2018-09-07 1
Idianapolis, Indiana · www.indyfruit.com Noblesville, Indiana · www.cibusfresh.com
Beacon Communications LLC 2015-12-01 Photoscan NorthWest, Inc. 2018-08-08 1
Englewood, Colorado · www.beaconcom.com Missoula, Montana · www.photoscannorthwest.com
Wild Sales LLC 2017-10-31 KanJam LLC 2018-03-07 1
Westfield, Indiana · www.wildsports.com Getzville, New York · www.kanjam.com
Imaginetics, Inc. 2013-01-24 Azmark Aerosystems LLC 2015-10-21 1
Auburn, Washington · www.imagineticsinc.com Gilbert, Arizona · www.azmark.aero
Backyard Products LLC 2005-11-01 Swing-N-Slide Corp. 2013-11-12 1
Monroe, Michigan · www.backyardbuildings.com Janesville,, Wisconsin · www.swing-n-slide.com
First Source LLC 2011-06-29 Garvey Nut & Candy 2012-12-31 3
Tonawanda, New York · www.first-source.com Pico Rivera, California · www.garveycandy.com
First Source LLC 2011-06-29 Wythe-Will Distributing LLC 2011-06-29 2
Tonawanda, New York · www.first-source.com Toano, Virginia
First Source LLC 2011-06-29 Tzetzo Bros., Inc. 2011-06-29 1
Tonawanda, New York · www.first-source.com Buffalo, New York

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (17%) - 6 (11%) -
Distribution 5 (22%) - 6 (11%) -
Consumer Products 2 (9%) - 4 (7%) -
Food 2 (9%) - 4 (7%) -
Aerospace 1 (4%) - 3 (6%) -
Building Materials 1 (4%) - 3 (6%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 3 (6%) -
Automotive 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) 60M (100%)
Chemicals - - 2 (4%) -
Environmental 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Furniture - - 2 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (4%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Communications - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Media 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Packaging - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics - - 1 (2%) -
Retail 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Software - - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 23 - 54 $60M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 23 (100%) - 54 (100%) 60M (100%)
  Indiana 2 (9%) - 9 (17%) -
  Michigan 3 (13%) - 6 (11%) -
  California 3 (13%) - 6 (11%) -
  Ohio 1 (4%) - 6 (11%) -
  Illinois 2 (9%) - 4 (7%) -
  New York 2 (9%) - 3 (6%) -
  Kansas 2 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
  Colorado 2 (9%) - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Wisconsin - - 2 (4%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (4%) -
  Washington 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Texas 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (2%) 60M (100%)
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (2%) -
  Florida - - 1 (2%) -
Total 23 - 54 $60M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (30%) - 27 (50%) -
Recapitalization 6 (26%) - 9 (17%) -
Growth Capital 7 (30%) - 8 (15%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (4%) - 4 (7%) 60M (100%)
Divestiture - - 2 (4%) -
Venture - - 2 (4%) -
Consolidation 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 23 - 54 $60M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 11 (38%) -
Secondary Sale 10 (34%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (21%) 178M (100%)
Bankruptcy 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Total 29 $178M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $60M
TOTAL $60M
Largest Bell Automotive Products, Inc.
$60M (2004-12-09)
sell # Total
< $100M 3 $178M
TOTAL $178M
Largest The D.S. Brown Co., Inc.
$96M (2011-04-04)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
83%
10 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
2 17%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
45%
13 45%
Strategic(s)
55%
16 55%

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