EagleTree Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, EagleTree Capital has acquired 5 companies.

EagleTree Capital’s most common sectors for investment are media (23%) and consumer products (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (46%) and secondary buyout (23%). In total, EagleTree Capital has invested in 15 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Hanley Wood for $650M.

In the last 3 years, EagleTree Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (44%). EagleTree Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Penton Media for $1.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity56
    • M&A Buy Activity33
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 24
  • M&A Advisors 5

EagleTree Capital

1185 Avenue of the Americas 39th Floor,
New York, New York 10036
United States
(212) 702-5600
www.eagletree.com
mvs@eagletree.com

EagleTree Capital is an independent private equity and investment firm focused on mid-market leveraged buyouts. The Firm's buyout group looks to invest $50 to $200 million to support acquisitions of profitable companies in the media/communications, consumer products, and water/industrial products and services sectors. EagleTree Capital was formerly known as Wasserstein Partners, an investment firm formed by Bruce Wasserstein, the late CEO of investment bank Lazard Freres. EagleTree Capital is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, Education, Environmental, Food, Information Services, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Media, Technology Hardware

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 200
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 25 2 2 3 1 - 33
vol $2.3B $525M $2.8B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 19 1 1 1 - 1 23
vol $2.2B $1.6B $3.8B
  56

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
FuseFX, Inc. 2020-04-07 - Merger
Los Angeles, California · www.fusefx.com
Invincible Boat Co. 2019-07-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Opa Locka, Florida · www.invincibleboats.com
Gaylord Chemical Co. LLC 2018-10-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Slidell, Louisiana · www.gaylordchemical.com
FuseFX, Inc. 2018-10-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Los Angeles, California · www.fusefx.com
Paris Presents, Inc. 2018-08-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Gurnee, Illinois · www.parispresents.com
Airtech Vacuum, Inc. 2018-02-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rutherford, New Jersey · www.airtechusa.com
WaterFleet LLC 2017-11-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Antonio, Texas · www.waterfleet.com
Globecomm Systems, Inc. 2017-08-09 - Secondary Buyout
Hauppauge, New York · www.globecommsystems.com
Corsair Communications, Inc. 2017-07-26 525M USD Secondary Buyout
Fremont, California · www.corsair.com
Penton Media, Inc. 2016-09-15 1.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.penton.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Northstar Travel Group LLC 2016-06-08 travAlliancemedia LLC 2019-10-08 6
Secaucus, New Jersey · www.northstartravelgroup.com Westampton, New Jersey · www.travalliancemedia.com
Northstar Travel Group LLC 2016-06-08 Conference And Travel Publications Ltd. 2019-10-08 5
Secaucus, New Jersey · www.northstartravelgroup.com West Sussex, United Kingdom · www.meetpie.com
Northstar Travel Group LLC 2016-06-08 Buying Business Travel 2019-10-07 4
Secaucus, New Jersey · www.northstartravelgroup.com London, United Kingdom · www.buyingbusinesstravel.com
ALM Media Properties LLC 2014-06-04 General Counsel Summit 2019-07-01 6
New York, New York · www.alm.com Sydney, Australia · www.gcsummit.com.au
Northstar Travel Group LLC 2016-06-08 Centaur Media Travel and Meetings Ltd. 2019-04-10 3
Secaucus, New Jersey · www.northstartravelgroup.com London, United Kingdom
Northstar Travel Group LLC 2016-06-08 Tnooz 2018-10-19 2
Secaucus, New Jersey · www.northstartravelgroup.com New York, New York · www.tnooz.com
ALM Media Properties LLC 2014-06-04 Global Leaders in Law 2017-10-03 5
New York, New York · www.alm.com Beaconsfield, United Kingdom · www.globalleadersinlaw.com
Northstar Travel Group LLC 2016-06-08 Axus Travel LLC 2017-09-29 1
Secaucus, New Jersey · www.northstartravelgroup.com , United States · www.axustravelapp.com
ALM Media Properties LLC 2014-06-04 Legal Week 2016-01-12 4
New York, New York · www.alm.com London, United Kingdom · www.legalweek.com
ALM Media Properties LLC 2014-06-04 China Law & Practice 2015-08-03 3
New York, New York · www.alm.com Wanchai, Hong Kong · www.chinalawandpractice.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media 1 (11%) - 8 (23%) 705M (25%)
Consumer Products - - 5 (14%) -
Food - - 3 (9%) 485M (17%)
Information Technology - - 2 (6%) 530M (19%)
Information Services 1 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Manufacturing 1 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Marine 1 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (11%) 525M (100%) 1 (3%) 525M (18%)
Communications - - 1 (3%) 340M (12%)
Retail - - 1 (3%) 253M (9%)
Beverages - - 1 (3%) -
Chemicals 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Environmental 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Machinery - - 1 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
Plastics - - 1 (3%) -
Publishing - - 1 (3%) -
Total 9 $525M 35 $2.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 9 (100%) 525M (100%) 33 (94%) 2.8B (100%)
  New York 1 (11%) - 8 (23%) 925M (33%)
  California 1 (11%) 525M (100%) 4 (11%) 525M (18%)
  New Jersey 2 (22%) - 3 (9%) -
  Illinois 1 (11%) - 3 (9%) -
  Louisiana 1 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
  Washington - - 2 (6%) 485M (17%)
  Oregon - - 2 (6%) 253M (9%)
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (6%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
  Texas 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
  Florida 1 (11%) - 1 (3%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (3%) 650M (23%)
  Tennessee - - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (3%) -
Canada - - 2 (6%) -
  Ontario - - 2 (6%) -
Total 9 $525M 35 $2.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (56%) - 16 (46%) 485M (17%)
Secondary Buyout 4 (44%) 525M (100%) 8 (23%) 1.2B (41%)
Stake Purchase - - 3 (9%) -
Going Private - - 2 (6%) 340M (12%)
Divestiture - - 2 (6%) 308M (11%)
Consolidation - - 1 (3%) 530M (19%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (3%) -
PIPE - - 1 (3%) -
Venture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 9 $525M 35 $2.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (30%) 2.9B (78%)
Secondary Sale 6 (26%) 485M (13%)
Trade Sale 3 (13%) 341M (9%)
Bankruptcy 2 (9%) -
IPO 1 (4%) -
Merger 1 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 23 $3.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
UBS Investment Bank
2
DeSilva+Phillips Corporate Finance LLC
2
Macquarie Capital
2
Legal Deals
Jones Day
12

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $2.8B
< $100M 1 $55M
TOTAL $2.8B
Largest Hanley Wood LLC
$650M (2005-05-26)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.6B
$100M to $1B 7 $2.1B
< $100M 2 $91M
TOTAL $3.8B
Largest Penton Media, Inc.
$1.6B (2016-09-15)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
86%
12 86%
Strategic(s)
14%
2 14%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
52%
12 52%
Strategic(s)
48%
11 48%

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