Compass Group Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Compass Group Equity Partners has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Compass Group Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (18%) and technology hardware (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (59%) and growth capital (24%). In total, Compass Group Equity Partners has invested in 11 US states.

In the last 3 years, Compass Group Equity Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (84%). Compass Group Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Marc Jones Construction for $825M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity23
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

Compass Group Equity Partners

Compass Group Equity Partners

7701 Forsyth Boulevard, Seventh Floor,
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
United States
(314) 721-2800
www.cgep.com
info@cgep.com

Compass Group Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on lower middle-market companies. The Firm looks to invest between $1 to $15 million for companies generating sales of $20 to $100 million. Prospective transaction types include management buyouts, growth financings, and stake purchases. Sectors of interest include manufacturing, distribution, and business services. Compass Group was formed in 2015 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Services, Distribution, Engineering, Food, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing, Packaging, Semiconductors, Technology Hardware

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA 2 12
Investment Size 1 15
Enterprise Value 20 100
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 8 2 1 3 3 - 17
Sell (0.6/yr) # 3 - 1 2 - - 6
vol $825M $825M
  23

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Hoist & Crane Service Group LLC 2023-06-28 - Stake Purchase
Jefferson, Louisiana · www.hoistcrane.com
Anderson UnderBridge 2023-06-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
York, South Carolina · www.andersonunderbridge.com
Mearthane Products Corp. 2023-01-11 - Growth Capital
Cranston, Rhode Island · www.mearthane.com
Discovery Marketing & Distributing, Inc. 2022-08-11 - Growth Capital
Maitland, Florida · www.myfewa.com
The Allied Group 2022-05-24 - Trade Sale
Cranston, Rhode Island · www.thealliedgrp.com
Wilnat, Inc. 2022-01-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.kgmgas.com
Compass Electronics Group LLC 2022-01-06 - Trade Sale
Eden Prairie, Maine · www.compasses.com
Resolve Pain Solutions 2022-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Atlanta, Georgia · www.resolve-pain.com
Marc Jones Construction LLC 2021-11-09 825M USD Trade Sale
Mandeville, Louisiana · www.gosunpro.com
New Age Medical LLC 2021-06-16 - Growth Capital
Chesterfield, Missouri · www.newagemedical.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (20%) - 3 (18%) -
Consumer Services 2 (20%) - 2 (12%) -
Distribution 2 (20%) - 2 (12%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (12%) -
Engineering 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Machinery 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Manufacturing 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Packaging - - 1 (6%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (6%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (6%) -
Transportation - - 1 (6%) -
Total 10 - 17 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (100%) - 17 (100%) -
  Missouri 4 (40%) - 4 (24%) -
  Rhode Island 1 (10%) - 2 (12%) -
  Louisiana 1 (10%) - 2 (12%) -
  Georgia 1 (10%) - 2 (12%) -
  South Carolina 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
  Florida 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (6%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (6%) -
  Maine - - 1 (6%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (6%) -
Total 10 - 17 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (60%) - 10 (59%) -
Growth Capital 3 (30%) - 4 (24%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (6%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (6%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 10 - 17 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 4 (67%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (17%) 825M (100%)
Sold to Management 1 (17%) -
Total 6 $825M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $825M
TOTAL $825M
Largest Marc Jones Construction LLC
$825M (2021-11-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
83%
5 (83%)

FAQ

When was Compass Group Equity Partners founded?

Compass Group Equity Partners was founded in 2015.

What type of investor is Compass Group Equity Partners?

Compass Group Equity Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is Compass Group Equity Partners headquartered?

Compass Group Equity Partners is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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