Ellipse Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Ellipse Capital’s most common sectors for investment are distribution (63%) and apparel/textiles (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Ellipse Capital has invested in 6 US states.

In the last 3 years, Ellipse Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (25%). Ellipse Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold The Hillman Companies for $815M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

Ellipse Capital LLC

One North Franklin Street, Suite 1500,
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States
(312) 267-8750
www.ellipsecapital.com
info@ellipsecapital.com

Ellipse Capital is a private investment group focused on partnering with management teams to acquire distribution businesses. Ellipse looks to identify companies where the Firm can work with management to expand geographic reach, product/service offerings, and customers. For new company investments, Ellipse seeks to invest $10 to $50 million for controlling positions in businesses valued up to $100 million. Ellipse Capital was formed in 2008 and is based in Chicago.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Distribution, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Packaging, Technology Hardware, Utilities

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 25
Enterprise Value 15 75
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
Sell (0.4/yr) # 6 - 1 - 1 - 8
vol $1.1B $1.1B
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Heritage Sportswear, Inc. 2019-04-24 - Bankruptcy
Hebron, Ohio · www.heritagesportswear.com
Monroe Engineering Products, Inc. 2017-11-01 - Secondary Buyout
Rochester Hills, Michigan · www.monroeengineering.com
GPA Specialty Substrate Solutions 2015-04-24 - Add-on Acquisition
McCook, Illinois · www.askgpa.com
Ward Adhesives, Inc. 2012-07-18 - Merger
Pewaukee, Wisconsin · www.ward-adhesives.com
GPA Specialty Substrate Solutions 2011-10-04 - Secondary Buyout
McCook, Illinois · www.askgpa.com
Monroe Engineering Products, Inc. 2011-05-31 - Secondary Buyout
Rochester Hills, Michigan · www.monroeengineering.com
Heritage Sportswear, Inc. 2011-01-10 - Growth Capital
Hebron, Ohio · www.heritagesportswear.com
The Hillman Companies, Inc. 2010-06-03 815M USD Secondary Sale
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.hillmangroup.com
Ward Adhesives, Inc. 2009-11-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Pewaukee, Wisconsin · www.ward-adhesives.com
J-B Weld, Inc. 2008-12-29 - Growth Capital
Sulphur Springs, Texas · www.jbweld.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution - - 5 (63%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (13%) -
Consumer Products 1 (100%) - 1 (13%) -
Machinery - - 1 (13%) -
Total 1 - 8 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 8 (100%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (25%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (25%) -
  Texas 1 (100%) - 1 (13%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (13%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (13%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (13%) -
Total 1 - 8 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 4 (50%) -
Growth Capital 1 (100%) - 2 (25%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (25%) -
Total 1 - 8 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (38%) 815M (71%)
Trade Sale 2 (25%) 325M (29%)
Bankruptcy 1 (13%) -
IPO 1 (13%) -
Merger 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $1.1B

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.1B
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest The Hillman Companies, Inc.
$815M (2010-06-03)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
2 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
2 50%

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