Centre Lane Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Centre Lane Partners has acquired 1 company.

Centre Lane Partners’ most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (18%) and software (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (36%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (30%). In total, Centre Lane Partners has invested in 9 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2021 when it acquired Synacor for $92M.

In the last 3 years, Centre Lane Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (58%). Centre Lane Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold CLP Towne for $125M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 3

Centre Lane Partners LLC

One Grand Central Place, 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 1250,
New York, New York 10165
United States
(646) 843-0710
www.centrelanepartners.com
info@centrelanepartners.com

Centre Lane Partners is a private investment firm focused on making credit and equity, control and non-control, investments in North American middle-market companies. Centre Lane targets companies with revenues between $20 and $500 million that have leading market positions and sustainable competitive advantages in their respective niches. The Firm does not have any sector preferences and seeks to invest $5 to $250 million per transaction. Centre Lane Partners was formed in 2007 and is headquartered in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Consumer Products, Distribution, Environmental, Food, Manufacturing, Marketing, Packaging, Restaurants, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 500
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 250
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 15 1 1 - - - 17
vol $53M $92M $145M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 6 - 1 - - - 7
vol $125M $125M
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Perform[cb] LLC 2021-05-05 - Secondary Sale
Sarasota, Florida · www.performcb.com
Synacor, Inc. 2021-02-11 92M USD Going Private
Buffalo, New York · www.synacor.com
Lenox Corp. 2020-10-19 - Secondary Buyout
Bristol, Pennsylvania · www.lenox.com
Hollander Sleep Products LLC 2019-09-13 - Special Situations/Distressed
Boca Raton, Florida · www.hollander.com
The Merit Group, Inc. 2019-04-04 - Secondary Sale
Spartanburg, South Carolina · www.lancasterco.com
Turning Technologies LLC 2019-01-02 - Secondary Buyout
Youngstown, Ohio · www.turningtechnologies.com
Infobase Learning 2018-01-08 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.infobasepublishing.com
Alternative Biomedical Solutions LLC 2018-01-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Carrollton, Texas · www.altbio.com
Zenfolio, Inc. 2017-09-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Menlo Park, California · www.zenfolio.com
Staci SAS 2017-09-11 - Secondary Sale
Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône, France · www.staci.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Lenox Corp. 2020-10-19 Dansk Designs 2021-05-03 1
Bristol, Pennsylvania · www.lenox.com Bristol, Pennsylvania · www.dansk.com
Focus Products Group International LLC 2012-08-03 Sure Fit, Inc. 2021-04-14 3
Vernon Hills, Illinois · www.focuspg.com Alburtis, Pennsylvania · www.surefit.com
WOWorks LLC 2015-06-15 Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill LLC 2020-12-22 5
West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania · www.woworks.co Centennial, Colorado · www.eatgarbanzo.com
Focus Products Group International LLC 2012-08-03 West Bend Electrics 2017-03-03 2
Vernon Hills, Illinois · www.focuspg.com Vernon Hills, Illinois
Focus Products Group International LLC 2012-08-03 Focus Products Group - Kitchen Division 2016-09-16 1
Vernon Hills, Illinois · www.focuspg.com Vernon Hills, Illinois
Lancaster Colony Corp. 2014-01-31 Flatout, Inc. 2015-03-13 3
Westerville, Ohio · www.lancastercolony.com Saline, Michigan · www.flatoutbread.com
Lancaster Colony Corp. 2014-01-31 Candle-lite 2014-01-31 1
Westerville, Ohio · www.lancastercolony.com Cincinnati, Ohio · www.candle-lite.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 2 (15%) - 3 (18%) 25M (17%)
Internet Software and Services 2 (15%) 92M (77%) 2 (12%) 92M (63%)
Distribution 1 (8%) - 2 (12%) -
Software 2 (15%) - 2 (12%) -
Manufacturing 1 (8%) 28M (23%) 1 (6%) 28M (19%)
Food 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Marketing - - 1 (6%) -
Medical Products 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Packaging 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Restaurants 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Retail 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Transportation - - 1 (6%) -
Total 13 $120M 17 $145M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 13 (100%) 120M (100%) 16 (94%) 145M (100%)
  Ohio 3 (23%) 28M (23%) 3 (18%) 28M (19%)
  New York 2 (15%) 92M (77%) 3 (18%) 117M (81%)
  Texas 2 (15%) - 2 (12%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (15%) - 2 (12%) -
  Florida 1 (8%) - 2 (12%) -
  Kentucky 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Illinois 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  California 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (6%) -
France - - 1 (6%) -
Total 13 $120M 17 $145M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 5 (38%) - 6 (35%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (31%) - 5 (29%) -
Divestiture 2 (15%) 28M (23%) 3 (18%) 53M (37%)
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (8%) - 2 (12%) -
Going Private 1 (8%) 92M (77%) 1 (6%) 92M (63%)
Total 13 $120M 17 $145M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (57%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (14%) 125M (100%)
Bankruptcy 1 (14%) -
Trade Sale 1 (14%) -
Total 7 $125M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Alvarez & Marsal
1
Legal Deals
Katten Muchin Rosenman
2
Thompson Hine LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $145M
TOTAL $145M
Largest Synacor, Inc.
$92M (2021-02-11)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $125M
TOTAL $125M
Largest CLP Towne, Inc. (dba Towne Air Freight)
$125M (2015-03-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
29%
5 (29%)
Strategic(s)
18%
3 (18%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
57%
4 (57%)
Strategic(s)
29%
2 (29%)

FAQ

When was Centre Lane Partners LLC founded?

Centre Lane Partners LLC was founded in 2007.

What type of investor is Centre Lane Partners LLC?

Centre Lane Partners LLC is a private equity firm.

Where is Centre Lane Partners LLC headquartered?

Centre Lane Partners LLC is headquartered in New York, New York.

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