Clarion Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Clarion Capital Partners has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 2 others.

Clarion Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (16%) and consumer products (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (58%) and growth capital (27%). In total, Clarion Capital Partners has invested in 12 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2003 when it acquired U.S. Nursing for $114M.

In the last 3 years, Clarion Capital Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (73%). Clarion Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 1999 when it sold All-Clad Metalcrafters for $110M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity30
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 9

Clarion Capital Partners

527 Madison Ave., 10th Floor,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 821-0111
www.clarion-capital.com
mutay@clarion-capital.com

Clarion Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm that invests in middle-market, growth-oriented companies with and an enterprise value of $50 to $200 million and EBITDA greater than $7.5 million. Target industries include consumer products, business and healthcare services, specialty financial services, specialty retail, and niche media/entertainment. Clarion seeks companies requiring an equity investment of $15 to $75 million in a broad range of investment structures including: growth equity, recapitalizations, and leveraged buyouts. Clarion Capital was formed in 1999 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Restaurants, Retail, Software, Staffing

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 8 -
Investment Size 15 75
Enterprise Value 50 200
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 15 1 1 1 1 - 19
vol $114M $114M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 9 - 2 - - - 11
vol $200M $200M
  30

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Harris & Harris 2019-10-15 - Growth Capital
Chicago, Illinois · www.harriscollect.com
Premiere Digital Services, Inc. 2018-10-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Los Angeles, California · www.premieredigital.com
Moravia IT s.r.o. 2017-10-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Brno, Czech Republic · www.moravia.com
HR Outsourcing, Inc. 2017-08-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Lawrenceville, Georgia · www.hroi.com
AML RightSource 2017-08-21 - Growth Capital
Cleveland, Ohio · www.amlrightsource.com
Madison Logic, Inc. 2016-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.madisonlogic.com
HR Outsourcing, Inc. 2015-03-11 - Growth Capital
Lawrenceville, Georgia · www.hroi.com
Moravia IT s.r.o. 2015-02-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brno, Czech Republic · www.moravia.com
U.S. Nursing Corp. 2014-02-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Greenwood Village, Colorado · www.usnursing.com
SQAD LLC 2013-11-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tarrytown, New York · www.sqad.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Premiere Digital Services, Inc. 2018-10-22 CMI Media Management 2020-01-28 1
Los Angeles, California · www.premieredigital.com Stamford, Connecticut · www.www.cminyla.com
Lenox Corp. 2009-03-16 Reed & Barton Corp. 2015-05-14 1
Bristol, Pennsylvania · www.lenox.com Bristol, Pennsylvania · www.reedandbarton.com
SQAD LLC 2013-11-05 Workhorse Software Co. 2014-08-13 1
Tarrytown, New York · www.sqad.com Evanston, Illinois · www.workhorsesoftware.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (25%) - 3 (16%) -
Consumer Products - - 2 (11%) -
Information Technology 1 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
Insurance - - 2 (11%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (25%) - 2 (11%) -
Staffing - - 2 (11%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (5%) 114M (100%)
Consumer Services 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Marketing 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Media - - 1 (5%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (5%) -
Retail 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 8 - 19 $114M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (100%) - 18 (95%) 114M (100%)
  New York 2 (25%) - 3 (16%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (11%) 114M (100%)
  Minnesota - - 2 (11%) -
  Ohio 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
  Illinois 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
  California 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (5%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (5%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (5%) -
Czech Republic - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 8 (100%) - 18 (95%) 114M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (5%) -
Total 8 - 19 $114M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (38%) - 11 (58%) 114M (100%)
Growth Capital 3 (38%) - 5 (26%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (5%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (13%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 8 - 19 $114M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 4 (36%) 110M (55%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (36%) 90M (45%)
Bankruptcy 1 (9%) -
IPO 1 (9%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (9%) -
Total 11 $200M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
1
Legal Deals
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
4
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
2
Dow Lohnes PLLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $114M
TOTAL $114M
Largest U.S. Nursing Corp.
$114M (2003-08-04)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $110M
< $100M 1 $90M
TOTAL $200M
Largest All-Clad Metalcrafters LLC
$110M (1999-05-25)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
11%
1 11%
Strategic(s)
89%
8 89%

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