CIVC Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

CIVC Partners’ most common sectors for investment are financial services (17%) and business services (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (52%) and secondary buyout (18%). In total, CIVC Partners has invested in 20 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2003 when it acquired Financial Guaranty Insurance for $2.2B.

In the last 3 years, CIVC Partners has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (35%). CIVC Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold BrightView Holdings for $1.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity104
    • M&A Buy Activity60
    • M&A Sell Activity44
  • Total Sectors Invested 30
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 33
  • M&A Advisors 7

CIVC Partners

191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1100,
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States
(312) 873-7300
www.civc.com
civc_partners@civc.com

CIVC Partners is a private equity firm that provides buyout and growth capital to middle-market businesses located in the US and Canada. CIVC invests in companies generating sales of $40 - $300 million with an EBITDA of $5 to $25 million. Sectors of interest include Business Services, Information Services, Facility Services, Insurance Services, Transportation & Logistics, Tech-enabled Services, BPO, SaaS, Compliance Services, Corporate Training, IT Services, and Utility Services. The firm invests in the range of $20 - $100 million per transaction. CIVC prefers to be the lead equity sponsor and will consider both majority and minority investment situations. CIVC Partners was formed in 1970 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Environmental, Financial Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Safety/Security, Software, Staffing, Transportation, Utilities

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 40 300
Target EBITDA 5 25
Investment Size 20 100
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 52 2 1 3 2 - 60
vol $2.3B $2.3B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 36 2 2 2 1 1 44
vol $5.3B $6M $320M $5.6B
  104

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
LendCare 2021-04-12 320M USD Add-on Acquisition
Pickering, Ontario · www.lendcare.ca
iVision 2020-09-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Atlanta, Georgia · www.ivision.com
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. (GPRS) 2020-06-29 - Secondary Buyout
Toledo, Ohio · www.gp-radar.com
Crest Insurance Group 2020-01-01 - Growth Capital
Tucson, Arizona · www.crestins.com
Yellowstone Landscape Group 2019-11-01 - Secondary Buyout
Plano, Texas · www.yellowstonelandscape.com
EN Engineering LLC 2019-07-18 - Secondary Buyout
Warrenville, Illinois · www.enengineering.com
Specialized Elevator Services 2019-05-14 - Recapitalization
Santa Fe Springs, California · www.specializedelevator.com
Computer Aided Technology, Inc. 2019-04-16 - Growth Capital
Buffalo Grove, Illinois · www.cati.com
StoneRidge Insurance Brokers 2019-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ancaster, Ontario · www.stoneridgeinsurance.ca
Magna Legal Services 2018-12-05 - Growth Capital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.magnals.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Magnate Worldwide 2015-01-05 Premium Transportation Logistics 2020-01-28 1
Portland, Oregon · www.magnateworldwide.com Toledo, Ohio · www.shipptl.com
Specialized Elevator Services 2019-05-14 Ascent Elevator Services, Inc. 2019-05-14 1
Santa Fe Springs, California · www.specializedelevator.com San Francisco, California

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services - - 10 (16%) 2.2B (70%)
Business Services 2 (25%) - 8 (13%) 847M (27%)
Insurance 2 (25%) - 5 (8%) 92M (3%)
Publishing - - 4 (6%) -
Consumer Services - - 3 (5%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 3 (5%) -
Software 2 (25%) - 3 (5%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (3%) -
Communications - - 2 (3%) -
Electronics - - 2 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) -
Construction - - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
Diversified - - 1 (2%) -
Engineering - - 1 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Information Services - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology 1 (13%) - 1 (2%) -
Infrastructure - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation 1 (13%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 8 - 62 $3.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (88%) - 59 (95%) 3.1B (97%)
  Illinois 1 (13%) - 9 (15%) -
  California 1 (13%) - 7 (11%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (13%) - 5 (8%) -
  Texas - - 5 (8%) -
  Colorado 1 (13%) - 4 (6%) -
  Oregon 1 (13%) - 3 (5%) 30M (1%)
  Georgia 1 (13%) - 3 (5%) -
  New York - - 3 (5%) 2.2B (69%)
  Florida - - 3 (5%) -
  Arizona 1 (13%) - 2 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 2 (3%) 847M (27%)
  Wisconsin - - 2 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (2%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (2%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (2%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 1 (13%) - 2 (3%) -
  Ontario 1 (13%) - 2 (3%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (2%) 92M (3%)
Domestic 7 (88%) - 59 (95%) 3.1B (97%)
Cross-border 1 (13%) - 3 (5%) 92M (3%)
Total 8 - 62 $3.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (50%) - 32 (52%) 30M (1%)
Secondary Buyout - - 11 (18%) -
Growth Capital 3 (38%) - 5 (8%) -
Stake Purchase - - 5 (8%) -
Recapitalization 1 (13%) - 3 (5%) 847M (27%)
PIPE - - 3 (5%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (3%) 2.2B (69%)
Venture - - 1 (2%) 92M (3%)
Total 8 - 62 $3.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 16 (36%) 78M (1%)
Secondary Sale 15 (34%) 2.1B (38%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (20%) 2.5B (45%)
Recapitalization 2 (5%) 847M (15%)
Bankruptcy 2 (5%) -
Total 44 $5.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KeyBanc Capital Markets
1
Lincoln International
1
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
5
Ropes & Gray LLP
3
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.2B
$100M to $1B 1 $847M
< $100M 2 $122M
TOTAL $3.1B
Largest Financial Guaranty Insurance Co.
$2.2B (2003-12-18)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.2B
$100M to $1B 4 $2.2B
< $100M 3 $152M
TOTAL $5.6B
Largest BrightView Holdings, Inc.
$1.6B (2013-11-11)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
18%
11 (18%)
Strategic(s)
3%
2 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
39%
17 (39%)
Strategic(s)
30%
13 (30%)

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