CIVC Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, CIVC Partners has invested in 3 companies.

CIVC Partners’ most common sectors for investment are financial services (18%) and business services (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, CIVC Partners has invested in 20 US states and 2 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 (33%). CIVC Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold The Brickman Group for $1.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity97
    • M&A Buy Activity54
    • M&A Sell Activity43
  • Total Sectors Invested 27
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 32
  • 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 a minimum EBITDA $5 million. Sectors of interest include business services, distribution, financial services, marketing, information services, media, education and communications. The firm invests in the range of $15 - $85 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: Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Metals/Mining, Publishing, Renewable Energy, Retail, Safety/Security, Utilities

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 40 300
Target EBITDA 5 -
Investment Size 15 85
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 51 - 1 1 1 - 54
vol $2.3B $2.3B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 36 1 2 2 2 - 43
vol $5.4B $6M $5.4B
  97

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Computer Aided Technology, Inc. 2019-04-16 - Growth Capital
Buffalo Grove, Illinois · www.cati.com
Magna Legal Services 2018-12-05 - Growth Capital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.magnals.com
Equipment Transport LLC 2018-11-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Carlisle, Pennsylvania · www.equipmenttransportllc.com
KPA LLC 2018-08-08 - Secondary Buyout
Lafayette, Colorado · www.kpaonline.com
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. (GPRS) 2017-11-20 - Growth Capital
Toledo, Ohio · www.gp-radar.com
Goldline LLC 2017-08-14 6M USD Add-on Acquisition
Santa Monica, California · www.goldline.com
Medical Knowledge Group LLC 2017-08-09 - Recapitalization
New York City, New York · www.mkgny.com
Icon Identity Solutions, Inc. 2016-02-01 - Secondary Buyout
Elk Grove Village, Illinois · www.iconid.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Magnate Worldwide 2015-01-05 Domek Logistics LLC 2018-11-02 5
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois · www.magnateworldwide.com Crystal Lake, Illinois · www.domeklogistics.com
Track Utilities LLC 2014-06-05 Kelly Cable Of New Mexico, Inc. 2017-07-05 2
Meridian, Idaho · www.trackutilitiesllc.com Albuquerque, New Mexico · www.kellycorpnm.com
Magnate Worldwide 2015-01-05 Masterpiece International Ltd. 2017-04-24 4
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois · www.magnateworldwide.com New York, New York · www.masterpieceintl.com
Magnate Worldwide 2015-01-05 Premium Transportation Logistics 2017-03-27 3
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois · www.magnateworldwide.com Toledo, Ohio · www.ptlllc.com
Track Utilities LLC 2014-06-05 Sitewise Corp. 2016-04-26 1
Meridian, Idaho · www.trackutilitiesllc.com Denver, Colorado · www.sitewisecorp.com
Magnate Worldwide 2015-01-05 Somerset Marine Lines LLC 2015-10-30 2
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois · www.magnateworldwide.com Hillsborough, New Jersey · www.somersetmarine.com
Magnate Worldwide 2015-01-05 Trump Card, Inc. 2015-08-30 1
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois · www.magnateworldwide.com Costa Mesa, California · www.trumpcardinc.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 1 (13%) - 10 (18%) 2.2B (70%)
Business Services 2 (25%) - 8 (14%) 847M (27%)
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (13%) - 4 (7%) -
Publishing - - 4 (7%) -
Consumer Services - - 3 (5%) -
Insurance - - 2 (4%) 92M (3%)
Building Materials - - 2 (4%) -
Communications - - 2 (4%) -
Electronics - - 2 (4%) -
Software 1 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
Diversified - - 1 (2%) -
Engineering - - 1 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Food - - 1 (2%) -
Infrastructure 1 (13%) - 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 (13%) - 1 (2%) -
Transportation 1 (13%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 8 - 56 $3.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (100%) - 55 (98%) 3.1B (97%)
  Illinois 3 (38%) - 10 (18%) -
  California - - 6 (11%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (13%) - 5 (9%) -
  Texas - - 5 (9%) -
  Colorado 1 (13%) - 3 (5%) -
  New York - - 3 (5%) 2.2B (69%)
  Florida - - 3 (5%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
  Ohio 1 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
  Maryland - - 2 (4%) 847M (27%)
  Oregon - - 2 (4%) 30M (1%)
  North Carolina - - 2 (4%) -
  Idaho 1 (13%) - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (2%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (2%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (2%) 92M (3%)
Domestic 8 (100%) - 55 (98%) 3.1B (97%)
Cross-border - - 1 (2%) 92M (3%)
Total 8 - 56 $3.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (25%) - 28 (50%) 30M (1%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (13%) - 11 (20%) -
Stake Purchase - - 5 (9%) -
Growth Capital 4 (50%) - 4 (7%) -
PIPE - - 3 (5%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (4%) 2.2B (69%)
Recapitalization 1 (13%) - 2 (4%) 847M (27%)
Venture - - 1 (2%) 92M (3%)
Total 8 - 56 $3.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 17 (40%) 193M (4%)
Secondary Sale 14 (33%) 2.1B (40%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (19%) 2.2B (41%)
Recapitalization 2 (5%) 847M (16%)
Bankruptcy 2 (5%) -
Total 43 $5.4B

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
1
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 $2.0B
< $100M 3 $152M
TOTAL $5.4B
Largest The Brickman Group Ltd.
$1.6B (2013-11-11)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
90%
18 90%
Strategic(s)
10%
2 10%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
59%
19 59%
Strategic(s)
41%
13 41%

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