DN Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

DN Partners’ most common sectors for investment are communications (34%) and food (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%) and consolidation (17%). In total, DN Partners has invested in 3 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1990 when it acquired Baldwin Technology Company for $100M.

In the last 3 years, DN Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (25%). DN Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2002 when it sold PrimeCo Personal Communications for $610M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 2

DN Partners

180 North LaSalle Street, Suite 3001,
Chicago, Illinois 60601
United States
(312) 332-7960
www.dnpartners.com

DN Partners private equity firm that invests in profitable, lower middle-market headquartered in the Midwest. The Firm looks to invest $3 to $15 million in businesses valued from $20 to $100 million through a variety of transaction situations. These include corporate spin-offs, family succession transactions, recapitalization, consolidations, and management buyouts. Target sectors include manufacturing, distribution, food and beverage, and business services. DN Partners was established in 1995 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Food, Manufacturing, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 200
Target EBITDA 2 -
Investment Size 3 15
Enterprise Value 20 100
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $170M $170M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 7 - - - - 1 8
vol $727M $727M
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
M&M Pump & Supply, Inc. 2020-01-21 - Unknown
St. Louis, Missouri · www.mandmpump.com
TNK-BP 2013-03-21 - Trade Sale - Public Company
Moscow, Russia · www.tnk-bp.com
Net1/ice.net 2012-01-29 117M BRL Merger
Trondheim, Norway · www.ice.no
Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. 2012-01-12 - IPO
Saint Louis, Missouri · www.baldwintech.com
Net1/ice.net 2012-01-11 70M BRL Secondary Buyout
Trondheim, Norway · www.ice.no
Target 250 Ltd. 2011-05-13 - Trade Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.target250.com
Country Pure Foods, Inc. 2010-08-13 - Secondary Buyout
Akron, Ohio · www.countrypurefoods.com
Target 250 Ltd. 2009-11-10 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.target250.com
Crysteel Manufacturing, Inc. 2005-12-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Lake Crystal, Massachusetts · www.crysteel.com
Primary Packaging, Inc. 2002-08-01 - Stake Purchase
Bolivar, Ohio · www.ppibags.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications - - 2 (33%) 70M (41%)
Machinery - - 1 (17%) 100M (59%)
Food - - 1 (17%) -
Media - - 1 (17%) -
Packaging - - 1 (17%) -
Total - - 6 $170M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 4 (67%) 100M (59%)
  Ohio - - 2 (33%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (17%) 100M (59%)
  Illinois - - 1 (17%) -
Norway - - 1 (17%) 70M (41%)
United Kingdom - - 1 (17%) -
Domestic - - 4 (67%) 100M (59%)
Cross-border - - 2 (33%) 70M (41%)
Total - - 6 $170M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 2 (33%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (17%) 100M (59%)
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (17%) 70M (41%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (17%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (17%) -
Total - - 6 $170M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (25%) 610M (84%)
Trade Sale 2 (25%) -
Merger 1 (13%) 117M (16%)
IPO 1 (13%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (13%) -
Unknown 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $727M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Aquaa Partners Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $170M
TOTAL $170M
Largest Baldwin Technology Company, Inc.
$100M (1990-01-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $727M
TOTAL $727M
Largest PrimeCo Personal Communications LLC
$610M (2002-05-10)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%

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