CIVC Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, CIVC Partners has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 7 others.

CIVC Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (18%) and financial services (15%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and secondary buyout (17%). In total, CIVC Partners has invested in 21 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 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (37%). 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 Activity112
    • M&A Buy Activity65
    • M&A Sell Activity47
  • Total Sectors Invested 29
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 34
  • M&A Advisors 10

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 54 1 3 2 2 3 65
vol $2.3B $2.3B
Sell (1.8/yr) # 38 2 2 1 1 3 47
vol $5.3B $320M $5.6B
  112

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Signers National LLC 2022-11-21 - Stake Purchase
New York, New York
Magna Legal Services 2022-10-19 - Secondary Buyout
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.magnals.com
OTR Transportation, Inc. 2022-08-31 - Growth Capital
Chicago, Illinois · www.loadotr.com
Computer Aided Technology, Inc. 2022-08-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Buffalo Grove, Illinois · www.cati.com
Innovate MR LLC 2022-01-24 - Growth Capital
Calabasas, California · www.innovatemr.com
Magnate Worldwide 2022-01-03 - Secondary Buyout
Portland, Oregon · www.magnateworldwide.com
Young & Associates 2021-08-02 - Growth Capital
Henderson, Nevada · www.youngonline.com
KeyData Associates, Inc. 2021-07-21 - Growth Capital
Toronto, Ontario · www.keydata.ca
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
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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
Business Services 4 (40%) - 12 (18%) 847M (27%)
Financial Services - - 10 (15%) 2.2B (70%)
Insurance 2 (20%) - 5 (7%) 92M (3%)
Publishing - - 4 (6%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 3 (4%) -
Information Technology 2 (20%) - 3 (4%) -
Software 1 (10%) - 3 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (3%) -
Communications - - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (3%) -
Electronics - - 2 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (10%) - 2 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (1%) -
Construction - - 1 (1%) -
Distribution - - 1 (1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Food - - 1 (1%) -
Information Services - - 1 (1%) -
Infrastructure - - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (1%) -
Machinery - - 1 (1%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Media - - 1 (1%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Total 10 - 67 $3.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (80%) - 63 (94%) 3.1B (97%)
  Illinois 1 (10%) - 10 (15%) -
  California 2 (20%) - 8 (12%) -
  Texas - - 5 (7%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 5 (7%) -
  New York 1 (10%) - 4 (6%) 2.2B (69%)
  Colorado 1 (10%) - 4 (6%) -
  Georgia 1 (10%) - 3 (4%) -
  Oregon - - 3 (4%) 30M (1%)
  Florida - - 3 (4%) -
  Arizona 1 (10%) - 2 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 2 (3%) 847M (27%)
  Wisconsin - - 2 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (3%) -
  Nevada 1 (10%) - 1 (1%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (1%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (1%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 2 (20%) - 3 (4%) -
  Ontario 2 (20%) - 3 (4%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (1%) 92M (3%)
Domestic 8 (80%) - 63 (94%) 3.1B (97%)
Cross-border 2 (20%) - 4 (6%) 92M (3%)
Total 10 - 67 $3.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (30%) - 32 (48%) 30M (1%)
Secondary Buyout - - 11 (16%) -
Growth Capital 5 (50%) - 9 (13%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (10%) - 6 (9%) -
Recapitalization 1 (10%) - 3 (4%) 847M (27%)
PIPE - - 3 (4%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (3%) 2.2B (69%)
Venture - - 1 (1%) 92M (3%)
Total 10 - 67 $3.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 17 (36%) 2.1B (38%)
Trade Sale 17 (36%) 78M (1%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (19%) 2.5B (45%)
Recapitalization 2 (4%) 847M (15%)
Bankruptcy 2 (4%) -
Total 47 $5.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KeyBanc Capital Markets
1
Lincoln International
1
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
8
Ropes & Gray LLP
5
Stikeman Elliott 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)
16%
11 (16%)
Strategic(s)
3%
2 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
40%
19 (40%)
Strategic(s)
30%
14 (30%)

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