M&A Deal Summary

Electronics for Imaging Acquires VUTEk

On June 2, 2005, Electronics for Imaging, Inc. acquired technology hardware company VUTEk, Inc. from Metapoint Partners, LP, ACI Capital Co. and American Securities for 281M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Electronics for Imaging’s 2nd transaction in the Technology Hardware sector.
  • This is Electronics for Imaging’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Electronics for Imaging’s 3rd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Electronics for Imaging’s 1st transaction in New Hampshire.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2005-06-02
Target VUTEk, Inc.
Sector Technology Hardware
Buyer(s) Electronics for Imaging, Inc.
Sellers(s) Metapoint Partners, LP
ACI Capital Co.
American Securities
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 281M USD

Target

VUTEk, Inc.

Meredith, New Hampshire, United States
website
VUTEk, Inc. is a manufacturer of superwide format digital printers for the global outdoor advertising industry.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Electronics for Imaging, Inc.

Fremont, California, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1988
SectorTechnology Hardware
Employees3,400
Revenue 1.0B USD (2018)
DESCRIPTION
Electronics for Imaging's corporate headquarters in Fremont, California.
Electronics for Imaging's corporate headquarters in Fremont, California.

EFI is a provider of digital printing solutions. EFI's products include industrial super-wide and wide format, label and packaging, textile, and ceramic tile decoration digital inkjet printers. EFI's products are designed to automate print and business processes, streamline workflow, provide value-added services, and produce accurate digital output. EFI was formed in 1988 and is based in Fremont, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 35
Sector (Technology Hardware) 2 of 7
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 3 of 30
State (New Hampshire) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 3 of 21
Year (2005) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 7
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2003-02-26 Printcafe Software, Inc.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Printcafe Software, Inc. provides software solutions designed for the printing industry supply chain.

Buy $25M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-02-13 EFI - Enterprise Print Spend Management Software Business

United States

EFI - Enterprise Print Spend Management Software Business is divesting Printellect to focus on its core portfolio of products for enterprise and commercial printers.

Sell -

Seller(S) 3

SELLER

Metapoint Partners, LP

Peabody, Massachusetts, United States

Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1988
SizeSmall
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Metapoint Partners is a private investment firm focused on acquiring and growing small to medium-sized manufacturing companies. Metapoint specifically targets low-tech manufacturing companies with differentiated products. Prospective businesses generally have sales of $8 to $20 million and operate in the US and Canada. Metapoint prefers control investment situations. Metapoint partners was formed in 1988 and is based in Peabody, Massachusetts.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 3
Sector (Technology Hardware) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 2
State (New Hampshire) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 2 of 3
Year (2005) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-09-21 Stone Panels, Inc.

Coppell, Texas, United States

Manufacturer of light-weight reinforced natural stone panels for exterior and interior applications.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-10-29 Nylon Corporation of America, Inc.

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

Nylon Corporation of America, Inc. is a manufacturer of engineering grade nylon resins focused on the specialty markets of wire & cable, lawn & garden, automotive, and monofilament applications. The company manufactures specialty nylon grades, including plasticized, glass-reinforced, and flame retardant grades. Nylon Corporation of America was founded in 1955 and is based in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Sell -
SELLER

ACI Capital Co.

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1995
PE ASSETS 500M USD
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

ACI Capital is a private investment firm that targets investments in mid-sized companies. ACI primarily looks for US based businesses with revenues between $25 and $500 million and operating profits of at least $5 million. ACI prefers control investments and will consider a variety of investment structures including buyouts, restructurings, growth capital financings, recapitalizations, PIPEs, secondary purchases, and bridge financings. Sectors of interest include consumer (consumer products, direct marketing, restaurants, franchising, healthy living), industrial (niche manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure, alternative energy), and services (business services, healthcare services, financial services, logistics, media). ACI Capital was formed in 1995 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 9
Sector (Technology Hardware) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 5
State (New Hampshire) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 4 of 9
Year (2005) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-01-01 James River Group, Inc.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

James River Group, Inc. is an insurance holding company. James River Group’s two operating companies – the Richmond, Virginia-based James River Insurance Company and the Raleigh, North Carolina-based Stonewood Insurance Company – underwrite in two specialty areas: excess and surplus lines in 49 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and workers’ compensation, primarily for the residential construction industry in North Carolina and Virginia.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-06-19 Jenny Craig, Inc.

Carlsbad, California, United States

Jenny Craig is a weight management services company. The Company provides consumers with a comprehensive weight management program that emphasizes personal support to help clients develop a healthy relationship with food, build an active lifestyle, and create a more balanced approach to living. Jenny Craig was founded in 1983 and is based in Carlsbad, California.

Sell $600M
SELLER

American Securities

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1994
PE ASSETS 20.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

American Securities is a large private equity firm that typically partners with management when pursuing company acquisitions. American Securities typically targets US-based companies and generally seeks to commit $250 to $700 million per transaction. Areas of interest include consumer products, restaurants, healthcare, industrial, aerospace, defense, agriculture, environmental, paper/packaging, energy, and specialty chemicals. The Firm was originally formed in 1947 as the family office for William Rosenwald, an heir to the Sears Roebuck & Company, and began accepting outside investors in 1994. American Securities is headquartered in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 44
Sector (Technology Hardware) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 19
State (New Hampshire) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 5 of 43
Year (2005) 1 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 7 of 13
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-09-01 Anthony, Inc.

Sylmar, California, United States

Anthony, Inc. is a manufacturer of specialty glass, commercial glass refrigerator and freezer doors, case lighting, and display and merchandising systems. Anthony operates globally with locations in the U.S., Italy, China and South Africa.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-06-06 TNP Enterprises, Inc.

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

TNP Enterprises, Inc. is a provider of community based electric service to 85 cities and more than 252,000 customers in Texas and New Mexico.

Sell $189M