Cyprium Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Cyprium Partners has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Cyprium Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (14%) and packaging (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (55%) and growth capital (14%). In total, Cyprium Partners has invested in 21 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired C/G Electrodes for $8M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (45%). Cyprium Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2009 when it sold NuVox Communications for $643M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity73
    • M&A Buy Activity46
    • M&A Sell Activity27
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 45
  • M&A Advisors 1

Cyprium Partners

200 Public Square, Suite 2020,
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
United States
(216) 453-4500
www.cyprium.com

Cyprium Partners is a private investment firm that provides mezzanine and equity capital to profitable, middle-market companies. The Firm will consider both non-control and control positions in businesses with revenue of $50 to $300 million and at least $8 million of EBITDA. Sectors of interest include traditional industries such as manufacturing, distribution, and services. Cyprium avoids investments in financial services, real estate, energy, commodities, natural resources, restaurants, long-term care and healthcare companies. Cyprium was formerly known as Key Principal Partners. The Firm has offices in Cleveland, Ohio and New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Environmental, Food, Furniture, Information Technology, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Packaging, Plastics, Publishing, Safety/Security, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 300
Target EBITDA 8 -
Investment Size 10 60
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 40 - - 2 4 - 46
vol $8M $8M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 27 - - - - - 27
vol $643M $643M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Kustom US, Inc. 2020-10-29 - Acquisition Financing
Longwood, Florida · www.kustom.us
Western Group Packaging LLC 2020-08-17 - Growth Capital
North Las Vegas, Nevada · www.wgpco.com
Unix Packaging LLC 2020-08-17 - Growth Capital
Montebello, California · www.unixpackaging.com
Chief Enterprises LLC 2020-06-18 - Recapitalization
Elmhurst, Illinois · store.chiefenterprises.com
Uniloy, Inc. 2019-05-14 - Divestiture
Tecumseh, Michigan · www.uniloy.com
Arbor Contract Carpet, Inc. 2019-02-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Irving, Texas · www.arborcarpet.com
Paper Machinery Corp. 2016-09-13 - Acquisition Financing
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.papermc.com
MGS Mfg. Group, Inc. 2016-06-02 - Secondary Buyout
Germantown, Wisconsin · www.mgstech.com
Anomatic Corp. 2016-02-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Newark, Ohio · www.anomatic.com
M-D Building Products, Inc. 2015-07-22 - Growth Capital
Oklahoma, Oklahoma · www.mdteam.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
ACT Lighting, Inc. 2014-01-01 RapcoHorizon 2017-11-17 2
Hackensack, New Jersey · www.actlighting.com Jackson, Missouri · www.rapcohorizon.com
Hobbico, Inc. 2010-01-01 Estes-Cox Corp. 2010-01-21 1
Champaign, Illinois · www.hobbico.com Penrose, Colorado · www.estesrockets.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 3 (20%) - 6 (13%) -
Packaging 2 (13%) - 4 (9%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (7%) - 3 (7%) 8M (100%)
Automotive 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Beverages 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Building Materials 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Business Services 2 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
Communications - - 2 (4%) -
Distribution - - 2 (4%) -
Electronics 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Food - - 2 (4%) -
Furniture 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Machinery 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Plastics - - 2 (4%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) -
Construction - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (2%) -
Retail - - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 15 - 46 $8M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 13 (87%) - 43 (93%) 8M (100%)
  Illinois 2 (13%) - 6 (13%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (7%) - 5 (11%) 8M (100%)
  California 1 (7%) - 4 (9%) -
  Ohio - - 4 (9%) -
  Texas 1 (7%) - 3 (7%) -
  Florida 2 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
  New Jersey 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
  South Carolina - - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (4%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Nevada 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Hawaii - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 2 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
  Quebec 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
China - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 13 (87%) - 43 (93%) 8M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (13%) - 3 (7%) -
Total 15 - 46 $8M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (40%) - 25 (54%) -
Recapitalization 2 (13%) - 6 (13%) 8M (100%)
Growth Capital 4 (27%) - 6 (13%) -
Divestiture 1 (7%) - 3 (7%) -
Acquisition Financing 2 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 15 - 46 $8M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 13 (48%) -
Trade Sale 7 (26%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (11%) 643M (100%)
Unknown 2 (7%) -
IPO 1 (4%) -
Merger 1 (4%) -
Total 27 $643M

Top M&A Advisors

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Ulmer & Berne LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $8M
TOTAL $8M
Largest C/G Electrodes LLC
$8M (2005-12-07)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $643M
TOTAL $643M
Largest NuVox Communications, Inc.
$643M (2009-11-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
3 (7%)
Strategic(s)
7%
3 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
48%
13 (48%)
Strategic(s)
41%
11 (41%)

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