Champlain Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

Champlain Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (27%) and manufacturing (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and secondary buyout (27%). In total, Champlain Capital Partners has invested in 12 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Badanco Enterprises for $38M.

In the last 3 years, Champlain Capital Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (47%). Champlain Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Best PumpWorks for $285M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity32
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 3

Champlain Capital Partners LLC

1 Post Street, Suite 925,
San Francisco, California 94104
United States
(415) 281-4181
www.champlaincapital.com
dleary@champlaincapital.com

Champlain Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on growth capital financings and investments in businesses facing succession issues. The Firm is a generalist investor investor and will consider opportunities in a broad range of manufacturing, service and distribution industries. Target businesses typically have revenues of $10 to $100 million and EBITDA of $3 to $10 million. Champlain prefers companies located in the US. Champlain will not invest in turnaround situations. Champlain Capital Partners was formed in 2002 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Boston, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Franchising, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA 3 10
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 30 100
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 13 2 1 - 2 1 19
vol $64M $64M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 9 1 2 - 1 - 13
vol $660M $660M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
FireKing Office & Consumer Products Division 2020-03-03 - Divestiture
New Albany, Indiana
FireKing International LLC 2019-12-01 - Secondary Buyout
New Albany, Indiana · www.fireking.com
Pelton Shepherd Industries, Inc. 2019-06-01 - Growth Capital
Stockton, California · www.peltonshepherd.com
Frontier Fire Protection 2019-04-04 - Secondary Buyout
Denver, Colorado · www.frontierfireprotection.com
Thibaut, Inc. 2017-12-29 - Secondary Buyout
Newark, New Jersey · www.thibautdesign.com
Freeman Beauty LLC 2017-08-14 - Secondary Buyout
Beverly Hills, California · www.freemanbeauty.com
S.R. Smith LLC 2017-04-21 - Secondary Buyout
Canby, Oregon · www.srsmith.com
Frontier Fire Protection 2016-10-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Denver, Colorado · www.frontierfireprotection.com
Stewart-MacDonald Manufacturing Company, Inc. 2016-02-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Athens, Ohio · www.stewmac.com
Ohio Medical Corp. 2016-01-07 - Secondary Buyout
Gurnee, Illinois · www.ohiomedical.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 2 (25%) - 5 (26%) 47M (73%)
Manufacturing 1 (13%) - 3 (16%) -
Safety/Security 2 (25%) - 3 (16%) -
Medical Products 1 (13%) 17M (100%) 2 (11%) 17M (27%)
Machinery 1 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
Business Services - - 1 (5%) -
Distribution - - 1 (5%) -
E-Commerce 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Franchising - - 1 (5%) -
Total 8 $17M 19 $64M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (100%) 17M (100%) 19 (100%) 64M (100%)
  California 2 (25%) 17M (100%) 4 (21%) 26M (40%)
  New Jersey 1 (13%) - 4 (21%) 38M (60%)
  Indiana 2 (25%) - 2 (11%) -
  Oregon 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
  Ohio 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
  Missouri 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (5%) -
  Texas - - 1 (5%) -
  Maine - - 1 (5%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (5%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (5%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (5%) -
Total 8 $17M 19 $64M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (25%) 17M (100%) 9 (47%) 64M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (38%) - 5 (26%) -
Recapitalization 1 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
Divestiture 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Growth Capital 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Venture - - 1 (5%) -
Total 8 $17M 19 $64M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (46%) -
Trade Sale 4 (31%) 90M (24%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (23%) 285M (76%)
Total 13 $375M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Prestwick Partners LLC
2
BB&T Capital Markets
1
Lincoln International
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $64M
TOTAL $64M
Largest Badanco Enterprises, Inc.
$38M (2005-02-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $570M
< $100M 1 $90M
TOTAL $660M
Largest Best PumpWorks, Inc.
$285M (2013-12-09)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
86%
6 86%
Strategic(s)
14%
1 14%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
64%
7 64%
Strategic(s)
36%
4 36%

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