Charlesbank Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Charlesbank Capital Partners has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

Charlesbank Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (9%) and financial services (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (32%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (18%). In total, Charlesbank Capital Partners has invested in 26 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 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (36%). 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 Activity127
    • M&A Buy Activity79
    • M&A Sell Activity48
  • Total Sectors Invested 32
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 55
  • M&A Advisors 27

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 64 3 5 5 1 1 79
vol $7.5B $7.5B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 44 - 3 1 - - 48
vol $6.9B $1.5B $1.0B $9.3B
  127

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Perspective Financial Group Ltd. 2024-02-06 - Secondary Buyout
Chorley, United Kingdom · www.pfgl.co.uk
Salus GRC 2023-05-10 - Growth Capital
Westport, Connecticut · www.salusgrc.com
ImageQuix LLC 2022-10-11 - Divestiture
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.imagequix.com
Accordion Partners LLC 2022-09-08 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.accordion.com
Titan Cloud Software 2022-09-08 - Growth Capital
Nashville, Tennessee · www.titancloud.com
Sound United LLC 2022-02-15 1.0B USD Trade Sale
Vista, California · www.soundunited.com
Solve Advisors, Inc. 2022-02-08 - Growth Capital
Rockville Centre, New York · www.solveadvisors.com
Bridgepointe Technologies 2022-01-11 - Growth Capital
San Mateo, California · www.bpt3.net
BOX Partners LLC 2021-12-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Elgin, Illinois · www.boxpartners.com
MDVIP LLC 2021-08-19 - Secondary Buyout
Boca Raton, Florida · www.mdvip.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Aptean, Inc. 2012-08-07 Momentis 2024-02-14 46
Atlanta, Georgia · www.aptean.com Montreal, Quebec · www.momentis.com
Park Place Technologies, Inc. 2015-11-30 NorthSmart Third Party Maintenance Services 2024-01-23 19
Cleveland, Ohio · www.parkplacetechnologies.com Atlanta, Georgia
Aptean, Inc. 2012-08-07 Groupe Mistral 2022-12-01 45
Atlanta, Georgia · www.aptean.com Clermont-Ferrand, France · www.mistral.fr
Aptean, Inc. 2012-08-07 Merlin Business Software Ltd. 2022-10-24 44
Atlanta, Georgia · www.aptean.com Chesterfield, United Kingdom · www.merlinbusinesssoftware.com
Fortra LLC 2018-04-04 Alert Logic, Inc. 2022-03-09 16
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.fortra.com Houston, Texas · www.alertlogic.com
Fortra LLC 2018-04-04 Tripwire, Inc. 2022-02-09 15
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.fortra.com Portland, Oregon · www.tripwire.com
Park Place Technologies, Inc. 2015-11-30 Congruity360 - Storfirst 2022-02-01 18
Cleveland, Ohio · www.parkplacetechnologies.com Pembroke, Massachusetts
Aptean, Inc. 2012-08-07 JET ERP Betriebsgesellschaft mbH 2022-01-12 43
Atlanta, Georgia · www.aptean.com Vienna, Austria · www.datasystems.at
Symplr Software Intermediate Holdings, Inc. 2018-10-23 Midas Health Analytics Solutions 2022-01-04 11
Houston, Texas · www.symplr.com Florham Park, New Jersey
Hearthside Food Solutions LLC 2018-04-17 Weston Foods (Canada), Inc. - Baking Division Assets 2021-11-15 2
Downers Grove, Illinois · www.hearthsidefoods.com Toronto, Ontario

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 6 (19%) - 7 (9%) 190M (3%)
Distribution 4 (13%) - 6 (8%) -
Financial Services 3 (9%) - 6 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services 5 (16%) - 5 (6%) -
Retail - - 4 (5%) 5.9B (78%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 4 (5%) 220M (3%)
Consumer Products - - 4 (5%) 215M (3%)
Software 4 (13%) - 4 (5%) -
Insurance 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) 532M (7%)
Healthcare Services 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Medical Products 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Restaurants - - 3 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Communications - - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Services 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Education - - 2 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Plastics - - 2 (3%) -
Electronics - - 1 (1%) 305M (4%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (3%) 150M (100%) 1 (1%) 150M (2%)
Automotive - - 1 (1%) -
Beverages - - 1 (1%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Defense - - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Food 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Machinery - - 1 (1%) -
Marine - - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Total 32 $150M 79 $7.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 28 (88%) 150M (100%) 70 (89%) 4.4B (59%)
  New York 4 (13%) - 8 (10%) 525M (7%)
  Illinois 3 (9%) - 8 (10%) 405M (5%)
  California 3 (9%) - 8 (10%) 305M (4%)
  Massachusetts 2 (6%) 150M (100%) 7 (9%) 3.0B (39%)
  Tennessee 2 (6%) - 5 (6%) -
  Texas 2 (6%) - 4 (5%) 220M (3%)
  Missouri 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
  Ohio 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
  North Carolina 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
  Kentucky 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Florida 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Oklahoma - - 2 (3%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (3%) -
  Utah 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Nebraska 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (1%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (1%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom 3 (9%) - 3 (4%) -
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%)
Netherlands 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 28 (88%) 150M (100%) 70 (89%) 4.4B (59%)
Cross-border 4 (13%) - 9 (11%) 3.1B (41%)
Total 32 $150M 79 $7.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 15 (47%) - 25 (32%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (3%) - 14 (18%) 747M (10%)
Stake Purchase 1 (3%) - 10 (13%) 2.6B (34%)
Growth Capital 9 (28%) - 10 (13%) -
Divestiture 2 (6%) - 9 (11%) 935M (12%)
Going Private - - 2 (3%) 3.1B (41%)
Special Situations/Distressed 2 (6%) 150M (100%) 2 (3%) 150M (2%)
Consolidation 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
PIPE - - 2 (3%) -
Recapitalization - - 2 (3%) -
Venture - - 1 (1%) -
Total 32 $150M 79 $7.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 15 (31%) 2.3B (24%)
Trade Sale 11 (23%) 655M (7%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (19%) 4.6B (49%)
IPO 7 (15%) -
Merger 2 (4%) 1.8B (20%)
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) -
Stake Sale 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 48 $9.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies
4
Houlihan Lokey
2
Goldman Sachs
2
Legal Deals
Goodwin Procter
15
Ropes & Gray
6
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 4 $5.8B
$100M to $1B 9 $3.5B
< $100M 1 $60M
TOTAL $9.3B
Largest Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd.
$1.8B (2015-03-31)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
32%
25 (32%)
Strategic(s)
9%
7 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
35%
17 (35%)
Strategic(s)
38%
18 (38%)

FAQ

When was Charlesbank Capital Partners founded?

Charlesbank Capital Partners was founded in 1998.

What type of investor is Charlesbank Capital Partners?

Charlesbank Capital Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is Charlesbank Capital Partners headquartered?

Charlesbank Capital Partners is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

How much capital does Charlesbank Capital Partners have under management?

Charlesbank Capital Partners has 6.0B USD under management.

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