ClearLight Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

ClearLight Partners’ most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (19%) and business services (14%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (32%) and secondary buyout (32%). In total, ClearLight Partners has invested in 12 US states.

In the last 3 years, ClearLight Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%). ClearLight Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold U.S. Education for $290M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity32
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 6

ClearLight Partners

ClearLight Partners LLC

100 Bayview Circle, Suite 5000,
Newport Beach, California 92660
United States
(949) 725-6610
www.clearlightpartners.com
mpg@clearlightpartners.com

ClearLight Partners LLC is a private equity firm that invests in mid-sized companies with strong cash-flow margins and limited capital intensity. ClearLight looks for US and Canadian headquartered companies with annual revenues between $25 and $250 million and EBITDA of $4 and $15 million. ClearLight targets investments across a broad range of industries with a particular interest in specialty manufacturing and distribution, business services, education and training, healthcare services, specialty finance, and consumer products and services. The Firm's target investment size is $10 to $50 million per transaction. ClearLight Partners was formed in 2000 and is based in Newport Beach, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Education, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 25 250
Target EBITDA 4 15
Investment Size 10 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 21 1 - - - - 22
Sell (0.2/yr) # 9 - - - 1 - 10
vol $498M $498M
  32

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Moore Landscapes LLC 2023-03-10 - Trade Sale
Northbrook, Illinois · www.moorelandscapes.com
TechMD 2020-05-08 - Growth Capital
Syracuse, New York · www.techmd.com
Handel’s Enterprises LLC 2019-11-25 - Growth Capital
Youngstown, Ohio · www.handelsicecream.com
The Richardson Co. 2019-11-22 - Merger
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.richardson.com
Evriholder Products LLC 2019-07-24 - Trade Sale
Anaheim, California · www.evriholder.com
Pure Health Solutions, Inc. 2018-12-18 58M USD Trade Sale
Vernon Hills,, Idaho · www.purewatertech.com
Austin Fitness Group LLC 2018-09-01 - Recapitalization
Austin, Texas
Taymax Fitness Holdings LLC 2018-08-01 - Secondary Sale
Belmont, New Hampshire
Paul Fredrick MenStyle, Inc. 2018-01-02 - Growth Capital
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania · www.paulfredrick.com
Moore Landscapes LLC 2017-05-18 - Growth Capital
Northbrook, Illinois · www.moorelandscapes.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 2 (29%) - 4 (18%) -
Business Services - - 3 (14%) -
Consumer Services 1 (14%) - 2 (9%) -
Education - - 2 (9%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
Beverages - - 1 (5%) -
Construction - - 1 (5%) -
Defense 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (5%) -
Franchising - - 1 (5%) -
Information Technology 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (5%) -
Marketing 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (5%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (5%) -
Total 7 - 22 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (100%) - 22 (100%) -
  California 2 (29%) - 6 (27%) -
  Illinois 1 (14%) - 3 (14%) -
  New York 1 (14%) - 2 (9%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (14%) - 2 (9%) -
  Ohio 1 (14%) - 2 (9%) -
  Texas 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (5%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (5%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (5%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (5%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (5%) -
  Washington - - 1 (5%) -
Total 7 - 22 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (14%) - 7 (32%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (14%) - 7 (32%) -
Growth Capital 4 (57%) - 5 (23%) -
Recapitalization 1 (14%) - 2 (9%) -
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (5%) -
Total 7 - 22 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 4 (40%) 208M (42%)
Secondary Sale 3 (30%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (20%) 290M (58%)
Merger 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $498M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Danu Capital Group
1
Houlihan Lokey
1
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Armstrong Teasdale
2
Latham & Watkins
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $440M
< $100M 1 $58M
TOTAL $498M
Largest U.S. Education Corp. (dba Carrington Colleges Group, Inc.)
$290M (2008-09-18)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
32%
7 (32%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
30%
3 (30%)
Strategic(s)
70%
7 (70%)

FAQ

When was ClearLight Partners founded?

ClearLight Partners was founded in 2000.

What type of investor is ClearLight Partners?

ClearLight Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is ClearLight Partners headquartered?

ClearLight Partners is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.

How much capital does ClearLight Partners have under management?

ClearLight Partners has 900M USD under management.

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