EagleTree Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, EagleTree Capital has acquired 9 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

EagleTree Capital’s most common sectors for investment aremedia (18%) and consumer products (14%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and secondary buyout (32%). In total, EagleTree Capital has invested in 21 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 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). 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 Activity66
    • M&A Buy Activity43
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 6

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 33 - 5 2 3 - 43
vol $2.8B $2.8B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 22 - 1 - - - 23
vol $3.8B $470M $4.2B
  66

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Summit Hill Foods 2023-11-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rome, Georgia · www.shfoods.com
MMGY Global, Inc. 2023-10-30 - Secondary Buyout
Kansas City, Missouri · www.mmgyglobal.com
PRA, Inc. 2023-03-07 - Secondary Buyout
Chicago, Illinois · www.PRA.com
MacKenzie-Childs LLC 2022-09-06 - Secondary Buyout
Aurora, New York · www.mackenzie-childs.com
Andronaco Industries 2022-01-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kentwood, Michigan · www.andronaco.com
The Channel Company LLC 2021-11-09 - Secondary Buyout
Westborough, Massachusetts · www.thechannelco.com
Lignetics, Inc. 2021-11-01 - Secondary Buyout
Louisville, Colorado · www.lignetics.com
Integreon, Inc. 2021-06-23 - Secondary Buyout
Los Angeles, California · www.integreon.com
Arc Media Holdings 2021-05-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, United States
Airtech Group, Inc. 2021-04-27 470M USD Trade Sale
Rutherford, New Jersey · www.airtechusa.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Moss, Inc. 2016-05-06 Macroart Ltd. 2023-11-17 1
Elk Grove Village, Illinois · www.mossinc.com St Neots, United Kingdom · www.macroart.co.uk
Lignetics, Inc. 2021-11-01 Fiber By-Products Corp. 2023-04-17 1
Louisville, Colorado · www.lignetics.com White Pigeon, Michigan · www.fiberby-products.com
The Channel Company LLC 2021-11-09 bChannels Ltd. 2022-02-25 3
Westborough, Massachusetts · www.thechannelco.com Oxford, United Kingdom · www.bchannels.com
Arc Media Holdings 2021-05-11 AgriBriefing - UK Agriculture Division 2021-08-19 2
, United States , United Kingdom
Northstar Travel Group LLC 2016-06-08 Buying Business Travel 2019-10-07 6
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 5
Secaucus, New Jersey · www.northstartravelgroup.com London, United Kingdom
ALM Media Properties LLC 2014-06-04 Legal Week 2016-01-12 5
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 4
New York, New York · www.alm.com Wanchai, China · www.chinalawandpractice.com
ALM Media Properties LLC 2014-06-04 Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory Co. 2014-12-16 3
New York, New York · www.alm.com , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media 2 (11%) - 8 (18%) 705M (25%)
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 6 (13%) -
Food 1 (5%) - 4 (9%) 485M (17%)
Business Services 4 (21%) - 4 (9%) -
Manufacturing 1 (5%) - 3 (7%) -
Marketing 3 (16%) - 3 (7%) -
Information Technology - - 2 (4%) 530M (19%)
Information Services 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Marine 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) 525M (100%) 1 (2%) 525M (18%)
Communications - - 1 (2%) 340M (12%)
Retail - - 1 (2%) 253M (9%)
Beverages - - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Distribution 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Environmental 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Forest Products 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics - - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 $525M 45 $2.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 19 (100%) 525M (100%) 43 (96%) 2.8B (100%)
  New York 2 (11%) - 9 (20%) 925M (33%)
  California 3 (16%) 525M (100%) 5 (11%) 525M (18%)
  Illinois 2 (11%) - 4 (9%) -
  New Jersey 1 (5%) - 3 (7%) -
  Texas 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
  Louisiana 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Washington - - 2 (4%) 485M (17%)
  Oregon - - 2 (4%) 253M (9%)
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (4%) -
  Missouri 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Florida 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (2%) 650M (23%)
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (2%) -
Canada - - 2 (4%) -
  Ontario - - 2 (4%) -
Total 19 $525M 45 $2.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (42%) - 19 (42%) 485M (17%)
Secondary Buyout 10 (53%) 525M (100%) 14 (31%) 1.2B (41%)
Stake Purchase - - 3 (7%) -
Going Private - - 2 (4%) 340M (12%)
Divestiture - - 2 (4%) 308M (11%)
Growth Capital 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (2%) 530M (19%)
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 $525M 45 $2.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (35%) 3.4B (81%)
Secondary Sale 6 (26%) 485M (11%)
Trade Sale 3 (13%) 341M (8%)
Bankruptcy 2 (9%) -
IPO 1 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 23 $4.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Alvarez & Marsal
4
Macquarie Capital
2
UBS Investment Bank
2
Legal Deals
Jones Day
19

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 8 $2.6B
< $100M 2 $91M
TOTAL $4.2B
Largest Penton Media, Inc.
$1.6B (2016-09-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
36%
16 (36%)
Strategic(s)
4%
2 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
35%
8 (35%)
Strategic(s)
48%
11 (48%)

FAQ

When was EagleTree Capital founded?

EagleTree Capital was founded in 2001.

What type of investor is EagleTree Capital?

EagleTree Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is EagleTree Capital headquartered?

EagleTree Capital is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does EagleTree Capital have under management?

EagleTree Capital has 3.0B USD under management.

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