Cognitive Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Cognitive Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are machinery (50%) and marketing (34%). The Firm’s most common investment types include recapitalization (50%) and growth capital (34%). In total, Cognitive Capital Partners has invested in 3 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is recapitalization (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

Cognitive Capital Partners LLC

205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2000,
Chicago, Illinois 60601
United States,
(312)268-6012
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, 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

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
VSA Partners, Inc. 2010-11-30 - Recapitalization
Chicago, Illinois · www.vsapartners.com
VSA Partners, Inc. 2007-08-01 - Growth Capital
Chicago, Illinois · www.vsapartners.com
Tooling Technology LLC 2006-10-01 - Secondary Buyout
Fort Loramie, Ohio · www.toolingtechgroup.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Tower Engineering Professionals, Inc. 2014-12-15 Utilis Engineering P.A. 2018-12-21 1
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.tepgroup.net Raleigh, North Carolina · www.utilisdesign.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Machinery 1 (33%) - 3 (50%) -
Marketing 1 (33%) - 2 (33%) -
Engineering 1 (33%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 3 - 6 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) - 6 (100%) -
  Ohio 1 (33%) - 3 (50%) -
  Illinois 1 (33%) - 2 (33%) -
  North Carolina 1 (33%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 3 - 6 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Recapitalization 2 (67%) - 3 (50%) -
Growth Capital 1 (33%) - 2 (33%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (17%) -
Total 3 - 6 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Recapitalization 2 (67%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%

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