CenterOak Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, CenterOak Partners has acquired 3 companies.

CenterOak Partners’ most common sectors for investment areautomotive (17%) and business services (17%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%) and recapitalization (25%). In total, CenterOak Partners has invested in 10 US states.

In the last 3 years, CenterOak Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (58%). CenterOak Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Cascade Windows for $245M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 1

CenterOak Partners

100 Crescent Court, Suite 1700,
Dallas, Texas 75201
United States
(214) 301-4201
www.centeroakpartners.com
info@centeroakpartners.com

CenterOak Partners is a private equity firm focused on making control-oriented investments in middle-market companies operating in the industrial, consumer, and business services sectors. The Firm will consider opportunities throughout the US and targets companies valued between $50 to $500 million. Prospective transaction situations include buyouts, recapitalizations, consolidations, and non-core divestitures. CenterOak Partners was formed in 2014 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Environmental, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 35
Investment Size 20 150
Enterprise Value 50 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 7 2 1 1 1 - 12
Sell (1.2/yr) # 1 1 3 1 - 1 7
vol $245M $207M $452M
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
CollisionRight, Inc. 2024-01-30 - Secondary Sale
Columbus, Ohio · www.collisionright.com
Guardian Access Solutions 2023-09-12 - Recapitalization
Nashville , Tennessee · www.guardianaccess.com
Wetzel's Pretzels LLC 2022-11-02 207M USD Trade Sale
Pasadena, California · www.wetzels.com
Palmetto Exterminators, Inc. 2022-10-06 - Recapitalization
Charleston, South Carolina · www.palmettoexterminators.net
Vivify Specialty Ingredients 2021-12-27 - Secondary Sale
Glendale Heights, Illinois · www.vivifycompany.com
Cascade Windows 2021-08-02 245M USD Trade Sale
Spokane Valley, Washington · www.cascadewindows.com
HK Solutions Group 2021-07-14 - Recapitalization
Des Moines, Iowa · www.hksolutionsgroup.com
Service Champions, Inc. 2021-01-01 - Secondary Sale
Brea, California · www.servicechampions.com
FullSpeed Automotive 2020-11-30 - Secondary Sale
Greenwood Village, Colorado · www.fullspeedautomotive.com
CollisionRight, Inc. 2020-11-01 - Consolidation
Columbus, Ohio · www.collisionright.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive - - 2 (17%) -
Business Services - - 2 (17%) -
Distribution 1 (25%) - 2 (17%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (8%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (8%) -
Consumer Services 1 (25%) - 1 (8%) -
Environmental 1 (25%) - 1 (8%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (8%) -
Safety/Security 1 (25%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 4 - 12 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (100%) - 12 (100%) -
  Michigan 1 (25%) - 2 (17%) -
  California - - 2 (17%) -
  Tennessee 1 (25%) - 1 (8%) -
  South Carolina 1 (25%) - 1 (8%) -
  Iowa 1 (25%) - 1 (8%) -
  Washington - - 1 (8%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (8%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (8%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (8%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (8%) -
Total 4 - 12 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 3 (25%) -
Recapitalization 3 (75%) - 3 (25%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 3 (25%) -
Consolidation 1 (25%) - 2 (17%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (8%) -
Total 4 - 12 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (57%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (29%) 452M (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (14%) -
Total 7 $452M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
3

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $452M
TOTAL $452M
Largest Cascade Windows
$245M (2021-08-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
42%
5 (42%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
57%
4 (57%)
Strategic(s)
43%
3 (43%)

FAQ

When was CenterOak Partners founded?

CenterOak Partners was founded in 2014.

What type of investor is CenterOak Partners?

CenterOak Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is CenterOak Partners headquartered?

CenterOak Partners is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

How much capital does CenterOak Partners have under management?

CenterOak Partners has 2.0B USD under management.

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