Charter Oak Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Charter Oak Equity has acquired 1 company.

Charter Oak Equity’s most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (12%) and chemicals (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (66%) and venture (15%). In total, Charter Oak Equity has invested in 21 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Charter Oak Equity has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is unknown (41%). Charter Oak Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Milwaukee Gear for $80M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity62
    • M&A Buy Activity35
    • M&A Sell Activity27
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 2

Charter Oak Equity

Charter Oak Equity, LP

10 Wright Street, Suite 220,
Westport, Connecticut 06880
United States
(203) 221-4752
www.charteroak-equity.com
proughan@charteroak-equity.com

Charter Oak Equity is a private equity group focused on control investments in lower middle-market companies valued between $25 and $150 million. The Firm looks for businesses operating large markets with significant room for growth. Target sectors include niche manufacturing, packaging, medical products, specialty chemicals, consumer products, and financial services. Charter Oak generally targets family-owned companies or non-core divisions of larger companies. Charter Oak Private Equity was formed in 1992 and is based in Westport, Connecticut.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Chemicals, Distribution, Engineering, Financial Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 20
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 25 150
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 34 - - 1 - - 35
Sell (0.6/yr) # 24 - 2 1 - - 27
vol $128M $128M
  62

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Seaboard Folding Box Co. Inc. 2022-03-14 - Trade Sale
Westminster, Massachusetts · www.seaboardbox.com
CGA Holdings, Inc. 2022-02-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Boca Raton, Florida · www.cga-holdings.com
Chemical Resources Holdings, Inc. 2021-08-05 - Trade Sale
Princeton, New Jersey · www.chemres.com
SmartcareOS LLC 2021-01-13 - Trade Sale
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.smartcare.com
Chemical Resources Holdings, Inc. 2019-01-30 - Recapitalization
Princeton, New Jersey · www.chemres.com
LicaFlex Packaging 2018-10-25 - Recapitalization
Lachine, Quebec · www.licaplast.com
ShelterLogic Corp. 2018-06-22 - Secondary Sale
Watertown, Connecticut · www.shelterlogic.com
EiKO Global LLC 2018-06-13 - Secondary Sale
Shawnee, Kansas · www.eiko.com
Brook & Whittle Ltd. 2017-10-18 - Secondary Sale
Guilford, Connecticut · www.brookandwhittle.com
The Crown Group, Inc. 2017-07-20 - Trade Sale
Warren, Michigan · www.thecrowngrp.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Chemicals - - 4 (11%) -
Manufacturing - - 4 (11%) -
Consumer Products - - 3 (9%) -
Healthcare Services - - 3 (9%) -
Medical Products - - 3 (9%) -
Packaging 1 (50%) - 3 (9%) -
Automotive - - 2 (6%) -
Machinery - - 2 (6%) -
Metals/Mining - - 2 (6%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (50%) - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Electronics - - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Food - - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) -
Software - - 1 (3%) -
Total 2 - 35 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (50%) - 33 (94%) -
  Michigan - - 6 (17%) -
  Ohio - - 4 (11%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (6%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (6%) -
  Connecticut - - 2 (6%) -
  Arkansas - - 2 (6%) -
  Florida 1 (50%) - 1 (3%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  New York - - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (3%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (3%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (3%) -
  Montana - - 1 (3%) -
  Maine - - 1 (3%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (3%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (3%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (3%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (3%) -
Canada 1 (50%) - 2 (6%) -
  Quebec 1 (50%) - 1 (3%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 1 (50%) - 33 (94%) -
Cross-border 1 (50%) - 2 (6%) -
Total 2 - 35 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (50%) - 23 (66%) -
Venture - - 5 (14%) -
Recapitalization 1 (50%) - 3 (9%) -
Growth Capital - - 2 (6%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (6%) -
Total 2 - 35 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Unknown 11 (41%) -
Trade Sale 6 (22%) 48M (38%)
Secondary Sale 4 (15%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (7%) 80M (63%)
Merger 2 (7%) -
IPO 1 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) -
Total 27 $128M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Thompson Hine LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 2 $128M
TOTAL $128M
Largest Milwaukee Gear Co.
$80M (2012-02-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
19%
5 (19%)
Strategic(s)
37%
10 (37%)

FAQ

When was Charter Oak Equity founded?

Charter Oak Equity was founded in 1992.

What type of investor is Charter Oak Equity?

Charter Oak Equity is a private equity firm.

Where is Charter Oak Equity headquartered?

Charter Oak Equity is headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.

How much capital does Charter Oak Equity have under management?

Charter Oak Equity has 500M USD under management.

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