CenterOak Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, CenterOak Partners has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

CenterOak Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (28%) and automotive (19%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (37%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%). In total, CenterOak Partners has invested in 9 US states.

In the last 3 years, CenterOak Partners has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). 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 Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 4 2 1 2 1 1 11
Sell (1.2/yr) # - - 1 1 3 1 6
vol $245M $207M $452M
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Wetzel's Pretzels LLC 2022-11-02 207M USD Add-on Acquisition
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 Buyout
Glendale Heights, Illinois · www.vivifycompany.com
Cascade Windows 2021-08-02 245M USD Add-on Acquisition
Spokane Valley, Washington · www.cascadewindows.com
HK Solutions Group 2021-07-14 - Secondary Buyout
Des Moines, Iowa · www.hksolutionsgroup.com
Service Champions, Inc. 2021-01-01 - Secondary Buyout
Brea, California · www.servicechampions.com
FullSpeed Automotive 2020-11-30 - Secondary Buyout
Greenwood Village, Colorado · www.fullspeedautomotive.com
CollisionRight, Inc. 2020-11-01 - Consolidation
Columbus, Ohio · www.collisionright.com
SurfacePrep 2020-05-11 - Consolidation
Byron Center, Michigan · www.surfaceprep.com
TruRoad Holdings, Inc. 2019-08-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Woburn, Massachusetts · www.truroad.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (25%) - 3 (27%) -
Automotive 1 (25%) - 2 (18%) -
Distribution 1 (25%) - 2 (18%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (9%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (9%) -
Consumer Services 1 (25%) - 1 (9%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (9%) -
Total 4 - 11 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (100%) - 11 (100%) -
  Michigan 1 (25%) - 2 (18%) -
  California - - 2 (18%) -
  South Carolina 1 (25%) - 1 (9%) -
  Ohio 1 (25%) - 1 (9%) -
  Iowa 1 (25%) - 1 (9%) -
  Washington - - 1 (9%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (9%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (9%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (9%) -
Total 4 - 11 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 1 (25%) - 4 (36%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 3 (27%) -
Consolidation 2 (50%) - 2 (18%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (9%) -
Recapitalization 1 (25%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 4 - 11 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (50%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (33%) 452M (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (17%) -
Total 6 $452M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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)
36%
4 (36%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
3 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
3 (50%)

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