Centre Partners Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Centre Partners Management has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Centre Partners Management’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (14%) and food (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (64%) and growth capital (24%). In total, Centre Partners Management has invested in 24 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired Catlin Group for $532M.

In the last 3 years, Centre Partners Management has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (38%). Centre Partners Management’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Bellisio Foods for $1.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity75
    • M&A Buy Activity46
    • M&A Sell Activity29
  • Total Sectors Invested 26
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 35
  • M&A Advisors 12

Centre Partners Management LLC

601 Lexington Avenue, 55th floor,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 332-5800
www.centrepartners.com
info@centrepartners.com

Centre Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in North American middle-market companies 'with strong growth prospects, predictable cash flows, and defensible competitive positions'. Prospective transactions include investments in privately owned companies, growth capital financings, management buyouts/buy-ins, divestitures, and take privates. The Firm's typical investment size is $10 to $50 million. Areas of interest include consumer products and services, cable/media, business services, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, and retail. Centre Partners was formed in 1986 and has offices in New York, New York and Los Angeles, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 30 300
Target EBITDA 5 40
Investment Size 10 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 39 1 3 1 1 1 46
vol $1.1B $1.1B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 23 1 2 2 1 - 29
vol $1.5B $1.1B $2.6B
  75

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
O’Hara Management LLC 2020-11-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Orlando, Florida
Stonewall Kitchens, Inc. 2019-08-01 - Secondary Buyout
York, Maine · www.stonewallkitchen.com
New England Fitness (One World Fitness PFF LLC) 2019-03-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Windham, New Hampshire
Orion ICS LLC 2018-12-03 - Secondary Buyout
Cary, North Carolina · www.oriontalent.com
Guy & O'Neill, Inc. 2018-10-16 - Growth Capital
Fredonia, Wisconsin · www.guyandoneill.com
U.S. Retirement & Benefits Partners, Inc. 2018-04-02 - Secondary Buyout
Iselin, New Jersey · www.usrbpartners.com
Nearly Natural, Inc. 2017-12-19 - Growth Capital
Miami, Florida · www.nearlynatural.com
Captain D's LLC 2017-12-18 - Secondary Buyout
Nashville, Tennessee · www.captainds.com
Golding Farms Foods, Inc. 2017-08-01 - Growth Capital
Winston-Salem, North Carolina · www.goldingfarms.com
Vision Innovation Partners 2017-07-24 - Growth Capital
Annapolis, Maryland · www.visioninnovation-partners.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
New England Fitness (One World Fitness PFF LLC) 2019-03-29 BMC Mgmt, Inc. 2019-12-05 1
Windham, New Hampshire San Diego, United States
Taylor Precision Products, Inc. 2012-06-11 The Chef’n Corp. 2014-12-23 2
Oak Brook, Illinois · www.taylorusa.com Seattle, Washington · www.chefn.com
Den-Mat Holdings LLC (DenMat) 2011-11-16 G. Hartzell & Son, Inc. 2014-03-25 3
Santa Maria, California · www.denmat.com Concord, California · www.ghartzellandson.com
Den-Mat Holdings LLC (DenMat) 2011-11-16 Zila, Inc. 2014-02-20 2
Santa Maria, California · www.denmat.com Fort Collins, Colorado · www.zila.com
Taylor Precision Products, Inc. 2012-06-11 Metrokane, Inc. 2013-11-13 1
Oak Brook, Illinois · www.taylorusa.com Reno, Nevada · www.metrokane.com
Den-Mat Holdings LLC (DenMat) 2011-11-16 PeriOptix, Inc. 2012-12-03 1
Santa Maria, California · www.denmat.com Lompoc, California · www.perioptix.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 4 (25%) - 6 (13%) -
Food 1 (6%) - 5 (11%) 485M (43%)
Healthcare Services 3 (19%) - 5 (11%) -
Restaurants - - 3 (7%) 98M (9%)
Insurance - - 2 (4%) 532M (48%)
Beverages 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Environmental 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (4%) -
Media 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Business Services 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
E-Commerce 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) -
Gaming - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (2%) -
Retail - - 1 (2%) -
Software - - 1 (2%) -
Staffing - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 16 - 46 $1.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 15 (94%) - 44 (96%) 583M (52%)
  California 3 (19%) - 7 (15%) 98M (9%)
  Florida 2 (13%) - 3 (7%) -
  New York 1 (6%) - 3 (7%) -
  New Jersey - - 3 (7%) -
  Massachusetts - - 3 (7%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  Washington - - 2 (4%) 485M (43%)
  Texas - - 2 (4%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (4%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (4%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (2%) -
  Maine - - 1 (2%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (2%) 532M (48%)
Domestic 15 (94%) - 44 (96%) 583M (52%)
Cross-border 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) 532M (48%)
Total 16 - 46 $1.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (50%) - 29 (63%) 1.0B (91%)
Growth Capital 8 (50%) - 11 (24%) -
Recapitalization - - 2 (4%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (4%) -
Going Private - - 1 (2%) 98M (9%)
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 16 - 46 $1.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 11 (38%) 980M (37%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (21%) 1.5B (57%)
Trade Sale 5 (17%) 158M (6%)
IPO 3 (10%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (7%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Total 29 $2.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Raymond James - Investment Banking
1
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Sheridan Capital Advisory, Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Dechert LLP
3
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
1
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.0B
< $100M 1 $98M
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest Catlin Group Ltd.
$532M (2002-07-04)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.4B
< $100M 2 $145M
TOTAL $2.6B
Largest Bellisio Foods, Inc.
$1.1B (2016-11-17)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
57%
16 57%
Strategic(s)
43%
12 43%

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