Charlesbank Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Charlesbank Capital Partners has acquired 9 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Charlesbank Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment aredistribution (8%) and energy services and equipment (6%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (32%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (19%). In total, Charlesbank Capital Partners has invested in 25 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired BJ s Wholesale Club for $2.8B.

In the last 3 years, Charlesbank Capital Partners has exited 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (35%). Charlesbank Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Montpelier Re Holdings for $1.8B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity117
    • M&A Buy Activity70
    • M&A Sell Activity47
  • Total Sectors Invested 32
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 55
  • M&A Advisors 22

Charlesbank Capital Partners

200 Clarendon Street, 54th Floor,
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
United States
(617) 619-5400
www.charlesbank.com

Charlesbank Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in companies at various stages of development, including private and public companies, distressed situations, as well as later stage high growth businesses. Charlesbank typically invests $50 to $150 million per deal, in companies valued between $150 million and $1.5 billion. Industries of interest include consumer products, distribution, energy, financial services, food, education, health-care products and services, manufacturing, media and communications, and retail. Charlesbank Capital Partners is based in Boston, Massachusetts with an additional office in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Franchising, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Restaurants, Retail, Technology Hardware, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 150
Enterprise Value 150 1,500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 54 3 5 2 2 4 70
vol $7.3B $150M $7.5B
Sell (2.2/yr) # 36 2 6 - - 3 47
vol $6.3B $548M $1.5B $8.3B
  117

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
MDVIP LLC 2021-08-19 - Secondary Buyout
Boca Raton, Florida · www.mdvip.com
Empire Today LLC 2021-08-19 - Secondary Buyout
Northlake, Illinois · www.empiretoday.com
Vestcom, Inc. 2021-07-28 1.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Little Rock, Arkansas · www.vestcom.com
Lido Advisors LLC 2021-05-24 - Growth Capital
Los Angeles, California · www.lidoadvisors.com
HDT Global, Inc. 2021-05-18 - Secondary Buyout
Solon, Ohio · www.hdtglobal.com
Ensono 2021-04-14 - Secondary Buyout
Downers Grove, Illinois · www.ensono.com
Healthcare Fraud Shield 2021-01-13 - Growth Capital
Chesterfield, Missouri · www.hcfraudshield.com
News America Marketing Properties LLC 2020-03-31 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.newsamerica.com
World Insurance Associates LLC 2020-03-02 - Growth Capital
Tinton Falls, New Jersey · www.worldins.net
DoiT International 2019-11-04 - Growth Capital
Santa Clara, California · www.doit-intl.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Park Place Technologies, Inc. 2015-11-30 Congruity360 - Hardware Maintenance and Data Migration Assets 2021-09-15 15
Cleveland, Ohio · www.parkplacetechnologies.com Pembroke, Massachusetts
Ivanti, Inc. 2017-01-23 RiskSense, Inc. 2021-08-02 8
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.ivanti.com Sunnyvale, California · www.risksense.com
symplr 2018-10-23 HealthcareSource HR, Inc. 2021-05-17 9
Houston, Texas · www.symplr.com Woburn, Massachusetts · www.healthcaresource.com
Ivanti, Inc. 2017-01-23 Cherwell Software LLC 2021-01-26 7
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.ivanti.com Colorado Springs, Colorado · www.cherwell.com
Aptean, Inc. 2012-08-07 Modula Gesellschaft fur digitale Transformation mbH 2020-12-01 34
Atlanta, Georgia · www.aptean.com Ettlingen, Germany · www.modul-a.com
Park Place Technologies, Inc. 2015-11-30 Curvature, Inc. 2020-11-11 14
Cleveland, Ohio · www.parkplacetechnologies.com Charlotte, North Carolina · www.curvature.com
symplr 2018-10-23 TractManager, Inc. 2020-10-23 8
Houston, Texas · www.symplr.com Dallas, Texas · www.tractmanager.com
Ivanti, Inc. 2017-01-23 Pulse Secure LLC 2020-09-28 6
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.ivanti.com San Jose, California · www.pulsesecure.net
symplr 2018-10-23 ComplyTrack 2020-09-08 7
Houston, Texas · www.symplr.com Alphen A D Rijn, Netherlands · www.complytrack.com
HelpSystems LLC 2018-04-04 TITUS, Inc. 2020-06-25 10
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.helpsystems.com Ottawa, Ontario · www.titus.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution 3 (13%) - 5 (7%) -
Retail - - 4 (6%) 5.9B (78%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 4 (6%) 220M (3%)
Consumer Products - - 4 (6%) 215M (3%)
Information Technology 3 (13%) - 4 (6%) 190M (3%)
Financial Services 1 (4%) - 4 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services 4 (17%) - 4 (6%) -
Insurance 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) 532M (7%)
Healthcare Services 2 (8%) - 3 (4%) -
Medical Products 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Restaurants - - 3 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Communications - - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Services 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
Education - - 2 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Plastics - - 2 (3%) -
Software 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
Electronics 1 (4%) 305M (67%) 1 (1%) 305M (4%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (4%) 150M (33%) 1 (1%) 150M (2%)
Automotive - - 1 (1%) -
Beverages - - 1 (1%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Defense - - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Food 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Machinery - - 1 (1%) -
Marine - - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Total 24 $455M 70 $7.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 22 (92%) 455M (100%) 63 (90%) 4.4B (59%)
  California 3 (13%) 305M (67%) 7 (10%) 305M (4%)
  Massachusetts 2 (8%) 150M (33%) 7 (10%) 3.0B (39%)
  Illinois 2 (8%) - 7 (10%) 405M (5%)
  New York 2 (8%) - 6 (9%) 525M (7%)
  Texas 2 (8%) - 4 (6%) 220M (3%)
  Tennessee 1 (4%) - 4 (6%) -
  Missouri 2 (8%) - 3 (4%) -
  Ohio 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Kentucky 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Florida 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Oklahoma - - 2 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (3%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (3%) -
  Utah 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Nebraska 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (1%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (1%) -
Canada - - 3 (4%) 2.6B (34%)
  Ontario - - 1 (1%) 2.6B (34%)
  New Brunswick - - 1 (1%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (1%) -
Bermuda - - 2 (3%) 532M (7%)
United Kingdom 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Netherlands 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 22 (92%) 455M (100%) 63 (90%) 4.4B (59%)
Cross-border 2 (8%) - 7 (10%) 3.1B (41%)
Total 24 $455M 70 $7.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 13 (54%) - 22 (31%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 13 (19%) 747M (10%)
Stake Purchase 1 (4%) - 10 (14%) 2.6B (34%)
Divestiture 1 (4%) - 9 (13%) 935M (12%)
Growth Capital 4 (17%) - 5 (7%) -
Going Private 1 (4%) 305M (67%) 2 (3%) 3.1B (41%)
Special Situations/Distressed 2 (8%) 150M (33%) 2 (3%) 150M (2%)
Consolidation 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
PIPE - - 2 (3%) -
Recapitalization - - 2 (3%) -
Venture - - 1 (1%) -
Total 24 $455M 70 $7.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 15 (32%) 2.3B (27%)
Trade Sale 11 (23%) 655M (8%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (17%) 3.6B (43%)
IPO 7 (15%) -
Merger 2 (4%) 1.8B (22%)
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) -
Stake Sale 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 47 $8.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies LLC
4
Houlihan Lokey
2
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Goodwin Procter LLP
14
Ropes & Gray LLP
4
PwC Law LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $5.4B
$100M to $1B 7 $2.1B
TOTAL $7.5B
Largest BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
$2.8B (2011-06-29)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $4.8B
$100M to $1B 9 $3.5B
< $100M 1 $60M
TOTAL $8.3B
Largest Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd.
$1.8B (2015-03-31)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
31%
22 (31%)
Strategic(s)
10%
7 (10%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
34%
16 (34%)
Strategic(s)
36%
17 (36%)

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