Cornerstone Capital Holdings Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Cornerstone Capital Holdings’ most common sectors for investment are aerospace (25%) and manufacturing (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (88%) and secondary buyout (13%). In total, Cornerstone Capital Holdings has invested in 5 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Keystone Engineering Company for $5M.

In the last 3 years, Cornerstone Capital Holdings has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

Cornerstone Capital Holdings

100 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1000,
Los Angeles, California 90401
United States
(310) 499-5670
www.cstonecapital.com
abushell@cstonecapital.com

Cornerstone Capital Holdings LLC is a private equity firm that seeks investments in manufacturing and industrial service companies generating sales of $5 - $100 million with an EBITDA of $1 - $10 million. The Firm generally looks to acquire privately held businesses or divisions of larger private or public companies. Specific sectors of interest include packaging-related products, specialty machinery, defense/aerospace products, specialty chemicals, rubbers, synthetics, electrical components and assemblies, niche branded products, automobile component manufacturers, general industrial business-to-business products, specialty catalog, niche distribution, and MRO providers. Cornerstone avoids investing in consulting, restaurants, construction, biotech, retail, and real estate. Cornerstone was formed in 2000 and has offices in Chicago, Illinois and Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Engineering, Machinery, Manufacturing, Packaging, Plastics, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Secondary Buyout

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 100
Target EBITDA 1 10
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 5 100
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
vol $5M $5M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 - 1 - - 1 3
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
RSA Engineered Products LLC 2020-01-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Simi Valley, California · www.rsaeng.com
ACTech GmbH 2017-10-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Freiberg, Germany · www.actech.de
Eastern Vault Company, Inc. 2015-07-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Princeton, West Virginia · www.easternvault.net
Pace Packaging Corp. 2014-09-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Fairfield, New Jersey · www.pacepackaging.com
Keystone Engineering Company, Inc. 2013-04-05 5M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Long Beach, California · www.keyengco.com
RSA Engineered Products LLC 2012-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Simi Valley, California · www.rsaeng.com
ACTech GmbH 2012-03-26 - Secondary Buyout
Freiberg, Germany · www.actech.de
Craftsmen Industries, Inc. 2007-02-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
St. Charles, Missouri · www.craftsmenind.com
US Technologies Corp. 2004-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fair Lawn, New Jersey · www.ustechnologies.com
Pace Packaging Corp. 2001-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fairfield, New Jersey · www.pacepackaging.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Aerospace 2 (40%) 5M (100%) 2 (25%) 5M (100%)
Manufacturing 1 (20%) - 2 (25%) -
Building Materials 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
Defense - - 1 (13%) -
Machinery - - 1 (13%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 5 $5M 8 $5M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (100%) 5M (100%) 7 (88%) 5M (100%)
  California 1 (20%) 5M (100%) 2 (25%) 5M (100%)
  New Jersey 1 (20%) - 2 (25%) -
  West Virginia 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
  Texas 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
  Missouri 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
Germany - - 1 (13%) -
Domestic 5 (100%) 5M (100%) 7 (88%) 5M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (13%) -
Total 5 $5M 8 $5M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (100%) 5M (100%) 7 (88%) 5M (100%)
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (13%) -
Total 5 $5M 8 $5M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (67%) -
Trade Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $5M
TOTAL $5M
Largest Keystone Engineering Company, Inc.
$5M (2013-04-05)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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