CIC Partners is a lower middle-market private equity firm that targets investments in energy, food service, manufacturing, service, retail, technology, and media companies. CIC looks for businesses generating sales of $10 to $1000 million where the firm can invest $5 to $50 million of equity capital, either as a majority or minority position. Prospective transaction situations include management-led buyouts, growth financings, and recapitalizations. CIC Partners is the successor to Cardinal Investment Company's Private Equity Group, originally formed in 1974. CIC Partners is based in Dallas, Texas.
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In the last 3 years, CIC Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.
CIC Partners’ most common sectors for investment are oil/gas exploration (23%) and food (18%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%) and stake purchase (26%). In total, CIC Partners has invested in 14 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired QCE Finance for $2.0B.
In the last 3 years, CIC Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (21%). CIC Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Continental Structural Plastics for $825M.
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