Cloquet Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Cloquet Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are chemicals (50%) and aerospace (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (75%) and secondary buyout (25%). In total, Cloquet Capital Partners has invested in 4 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (62%). Cloquet Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Komag for $1.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14

Cloquet Capital Partners LLC

285 Hawks Hill Road,
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
United States,
(847)441-2945
www.cloquetcapital.com
contact@cloquetcapital.com

Cloquet Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on early to growth stage company investing. Areas of interest include IT services, value-added manufacturing, distribution, and business services. Cloquet looks to commit up to $5OOK per transaction. Cloquet Capital Partners was formed in 2003 and is based in New Canaan, Connecticut.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Environmental, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
Sell (0.0/yr) # 13 - - - - - 13
vol $1.6B $1.6B
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Quest Specialty Chemicals, Inc. 2015-08-25 - Stake Sale
Charleston, South Carolina · www.questsc.com
MSA Aircraft Products, Inc. 2015-07-01 - Bankruptcy
San Antonio, Texas · www.msaaircraft.com
UVP LLC 2013-04-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Upland, California · www.uvp.com
Visionael Corp. 2011-09-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Mountain View, California · www.visionael.com
Contractors Wire & Cable LLC 2011-09-09 - Shut Down
Livermore, California · www.contractorswire.com
Quest Specialty Chemicals, Inc. 2011-03-23 - Secondary Buyout
Charleston, South Carolina · www.questsc.com
MSA Aircraft Products, Inc. 2008-12-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Antonio, Texas · www.msaaircraft.com
Komag, Inc. 2007-06-28 1.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Milpitas, California
eStara, Inc. 2006-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Reston, Virginia
mi8 Corp. 2006-09-11 21M USD Add-on Acquisition
Herndon, Virginia · www.mi8.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Chemicals - - 2 (50%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (25%) -
Distribution - - 1 (25%) -
Total - - 4 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 4 (100%) -
  Washington - - 1 (25%) -
  Texas - - 1 (25%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (25%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (25%) -
Total - - 4 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 3 (75%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (25%) -
Total - - 4 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 8 (62%) 1.6B (100%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (15%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (8%) -
Shut Down 1 (8%) -
Stake Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $1.6B

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 1 $575M
< $100M 1 $21M
TOTAL $1.6B
Largest Komag, Inc.
$1.0B (2007-06-28)

M&A Connections

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

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