CW Industrial Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, CW Industrial Partners has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

CW Industrial Partners’ most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (31%) and media (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%) and secondary buyout (27%). In total, CW Industrial Partners has invested in 10 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, CW Industrial Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (57%). CW Industrial Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold PVF Capital for $106M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity42
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • M&A Advisors 5

CW Industrial Partners LLC

1100 Superior Avenue 17th Floor, Suite 1725,
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
United States
(216) 781-3233
www.cwindustrials.com
engage@CWindustrials.com

CW Industrial Partners is an industrial-focused private equity firm that is backed by knowledgeable investors who partner with it in finding, vetting, and owning companies. CW Industrial Partners acquires lower middle-market companies in manufacturing and industrial services industries and provides capital, support, and freedom to grow. CW Industrial Partners was founded in 1999 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Building Materials, Chemicals, Defense, Electrical Equipment, Machinery, Manufacturing, Plastics, Semiconductors, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 80
Target EBITDA 3 9
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 15 100
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 19 1 2 1 1 2 26
Sell (1.2/yr) # 10 2 3 - 1 - 16
vol $106M $106M
  42

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SST Conveyor Components, Inc. 2022-01-20 - Secondary Buyout
Loveland, Ohio · www.sstbearingcorp.com
Bryant Products, Inc. 2022-01-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
I​xonia, Wisconsin · www.bryantpro.com
Safe-Way Garage Doors LLC 2021-12-20 - Secondary Buyout
Warsaw, Indiana · www.safewaydoor.com
Bancsource, Inc. 2021-06-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Springfield, Missouri · www.bancsource.net
Electromechanical Research Laboratories, Inc. 2020-12-03 - Growth Capital
New Albany, Indiana · www.erlmarine.com
Gemcity Engineering and Manufacturing 2019-12-16 - Merger
Dayton, Ohio · www.gemcity.com
Avtron Aerospace, Inc. 2019-10-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Cleveland, Ohio · www.avtronaero.com
Chemtron Corp. 2019-08-16 - Secondary Buyout
Avon, Ohio · www.chemtron-corp.com
Electric Sweeper Service Co. 2019-06-20 - Secondary Buyout
Twinsburg, Ohio · www.essco.net
Libra Industries, Inc. 2019-05-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mentor, Ohio · www.libraindustries.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Libra Industries, Inc. 2019-05-21 Benchmark Electronics, Inc. - Guaymas, Mexico Facility 2020-01-28 2
Mentor, Ohio · www.libraindustries.com Guaymas, Mexico
Libra Industries, Inc. 2019-05-21 Gemcity Engineering and Manufacturing 2019-12-16 1
Mentor, Ohio · www.libraindustries.com Dayton, Ohio · www.gemcity.com
Innoveyance 2018-06-04 C&M Conveyor, Inc. 2018-06-04 2
Cleveland, Ohio · www.innoveyance.com Bloomington, Indiana · www.cmconveyor.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 5 (56%) - 8 (31%) -
Building Materials 2 (22%) - 2 (8%) -
Business Services - - 2 (8%) -
Media - - 2 (8%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (4%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) -
Defense - - 1 (4%) -
Distribution 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Environmental - - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (4%) -
Machinery 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Packaging - - 1 (4%) -
Plastics - - 1 (4%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 26 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 9 (100%) - 24 (92%) -
  Ohio 4 (44%) - 11 (42%) -
  Indiana 2 (22%) - 4 (15%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (8%) -
  Maine 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  Connecticut 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (4%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (4%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (4%) -
Canada - - 2 (8%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (4%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 9 (100%) - 24 (92%) -
Cross-border - - 2 (8%) -
Total 9 - 26 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (33%) - 10 (38%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (44%) - 7 (27%) -
Growth Capital 1 (11%) - 3 (12%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (8%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (8%) -
Consolidation 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Going Private - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 26 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 6 (38%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (25%) 106M (100%)
Secondary Sale 4 (25%) -
Merger 1 (6%) -
Unknown 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $106M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
1
KippsDeSanto & Co.
1
Fidus Partners LLC
1
Legal Deals
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
5
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
3

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $106M
TOTAL $106M
Largest PVF Capital Corp.
$106M (2013-10-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
27%
7 (27%)
Strategic(s)
8%
2 (8%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
25%
4 (25%)
Strategic(s)
63%
10 (63%)

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