Cognitive Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Cognitive Capital Partners has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Cognitive Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment aremachinery (30%) and manufacturing (20%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (30%) and recapitalization (30%). In total, Cognitive Capital Partners has invested in 6 US states.

In the last 3 years, Cognitive Capital Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is recapitalization (40%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Cognitive Capital Partners

150 N. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1860,
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States
(312) 268-6015
www.cognitivecap.com
info@cognitivecap.com

Cognitive Capital Partners LLC is a private equity firm focused on investing in human, organizational and intellectual capital companies located in the US. The Firm seeks middle market companies with EBITDA of $3 to $15 million and invests up to $50 million per transaction (co-invests in the case of larger transactions). Specific areas of interest include professional and human services, marketing services, asset management, healthcare services, consumer product design, branding and manufacturing, insurance and financial services, predictive analytics, and security services. Cognitive Capital Partners LLC was formed in 2006 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Packaging, Safety/Security, Staffing

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 50
Target EBITDA 3 15
Investment Size 5 50
Enterprise Value 20 150
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 4 - 1 1 1 1 8
Sell (0.4/yr) # 3 - - 1 1 - 5
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Grand Equipment Co. 2022-06-16 - Secondary Buyout
Hudsonville, Michigan · www.grandequipment.com
Gillette Generators, Inc. 2021-12-02 - Growth Capital
Elkhart, Indiana · www.gillettegenerators.com
VSA Partners LLC 2021-01-27 - Secondary Buyout
Chicago, Illinois · www.vsapartners.com
Thaler Machine LLC 2020-03-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Springboro, Ohio · www.thalermachine.com
Prospect Mold, Inc. 2020-01-01 - Unknown
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio · www.prospectmold.com
Qal-Tek Associates LLC 2019-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Idaho Falls, Idaho · www.qaltek.com
Tower Engineering Professionals, Inc. 2014-12-15 - Recapitalization
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.tepgroup.net
Tooling Technology LLC 2014-07-23 - Secondary Buyout
Fort Loramie, Ohio · www.toolingtechgroup.com
Prospect Mold, Inc. 2014-07-14 - Growth Capital
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio · www.prospectmold.com
Tooling Technology LLC 2012-02-02 - Recapitalization
Fort Loramie, Ohio · www.toolingtechgroup.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Machinery 1 (20%) - 3 (30%) -
Manufacturing 1 (20%) - 2 (20%) -
Marketing - - 2 (20%) -
Chemicals 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
Distribution 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
Engineering 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 5 - 10 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (100%) - 10 (100%) -
  Ohio 1 (20%) - 4 (40%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (20%) -
  North Carolina 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
  Michigan 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
  Indiana 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
  Idaho 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 5 - 10 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 1 (20%) - 3 (30%) -
Recapitalization 1 (20%) - 3 (30%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (40%) - 2 (20%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (20%) - 2 (20%) -
Total 5 - 10 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Recapitalization 2 (40%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (40%) -
Unknown 1 (20%) -
Total 5 -

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
40%
4 (40%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
80%
4 (80%)

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