Cordova Smart & Williams Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Cordova Smart & Williams’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (13%) and healthcare services (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (75%) and growth capital (13%). In total, Cordova Smart & Williams has invested in 11 US states.

In the last 3 years, Cordova Smart & Williams has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). Cordova Smart & Williams’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2002 when it sold Globe Tool and Manufacturing for $48M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity29
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 1

Cordova, Smart & Williams LLC

245 Park Avenue, 39th Floor,
New York, New York 10167
United States
(212) 920-3700
www.cswprivateequity.com
info@cswprivateequity.com

Cordova, Smart & Williams (CSW) is a private equity investment firm specializing in buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth capital financings of middle-market companies. CSW targets private companies as well as divestitures from larger public companies with revenues between $25 and $150 million. CSW looks to invest between $8 to $20 million per transaction. Sectors of interest include consumer products and services, retail, manufacturing, distribution, industrial products, and business services. Prospective companies are generally profitable with high barriers to entry and strong brand equity. CSW was formed in 2002 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electronics, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Restaurants, Retail

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 25 150
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 8 20
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 16 - - - - - 16
Sell (0.4/yr) # 11 1 - - 1 - 13
vol $48M $48M
  29

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sprint Industrial Holdings LLC 2019-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.sprintsafetyonline.com
Berkshire Blanket, Inc. 2016-09-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Ware, Massachusetts · www.berkshireblanket.com
The Sqwincher Corp. 2015-08-31 - Trade Sale
Columbus, Mississippi · www.sqwincher.com
H2O Plus LLC 2011-07-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.h2oplus.com
Orchid Orthopedic Solutions LLC 2011-06-30 - Secondary Buyout
Holt, Michigan · www.orchid-ortho.com
Space Optics Research Labs LLC 2011-01-01 - Unknown
Chelmsford, Massachusetts · www.sorl.com
Cirtec Medical 2010-12-01 - Recapitalization
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota · www.cirtecmed.com
H2O Plus LLC 2008-06-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chicago, Illinois · www.h2oplus.com
Sprint Industrial Holdings LLC 2007-11-13 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.sprintsafetyonline.com
Eateries, Inc. 2007-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Edmond, Oklahoma · www.eats-inc.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products - - 2 (13%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (13%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (13%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (13%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (6%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (6%) -
Beverages - - 1 (6%) -
Business Services - - 1 (6%) -
Electronics - - 1 (6%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (6%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (6%) -
Restaurants 1 (100%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 1 - 16 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 16 (100%) -
  Michigan - - 4 (25%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (13%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (13%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (100%) - 1 (6%) -
  Maine - - 1 (6%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (6%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (6%) -
  Texas - - 1 (6%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (6%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (6%) -
  Mississippi - - 1 (6%) -
Total 1 - 16 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (100%) - 12 (75%) -
Growth Capital - - 2 (13%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (6%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (6%) -
Total 1 - 16 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 4 (31%) 48M (100%)
Unknown 3 (23%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (15%) -
IPO 1 (8%) -
Merger 1 (8%) -
Recapitalization 1 (8%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $48M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Baker & Hostetler LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $48M
TOTAL $48M
Largest Globe Tool and Manufacturing, Inc.
$48M (2002-07-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
2 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
6 75%

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