Equity South Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Equity South Partners’ most common sectors for investment are financial services (25%) and franchising (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Equity South Partners has invested in 3 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Equity South Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2001 when it sold PolyVision for $176M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

Equity South Partners

2855 Marconi Drive, Suite 370,
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
United States
(678) 612-9876
www.equity-south.com
dld@equity-south.com

Equity-South Partners is a private investment firm that targets smaller company investments located in the Southeast US. Equity-South looks for businesses in manufacturing, service, software, and franchising with up to $50 million in revenues. Equity-South Partners is based in Atlanta, Georgia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Consumer Services, Environmental, Financial Services, Franchising, Furniture, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Retail, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 50
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
Sell (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
vol $180M $180M
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sherman & Reilly, Inc. 2013-05-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Chattanooga, Tennessee · www.sherman-reilly.com
American Screen Art, Inc. 2011-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Knoxville, Tennessee
Sherman & Reilly, Inc. 2010-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chattanooga, Tennessee · www.sherman-reilly.com
Loyaltyworks, Inc. 2009-07-01 - Unknown
Atlanta, Georgia · www.loyaltyworks.com
Carstar, Inc. 2008-05-29 - Secondary Buyout
Leawood, Kansas · www.carstar.com
VCG, Inc. 2007-06-18 4M USD Add-on Acquisition
Roswell, Georgia
VISaer, Inc. 2005-01-01 - Sold to Existing Investors
Andover, Massachusetts
Carstar, Inc. 2004-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Leawood, Kansas · www.carstar.com
PolyVision Corp. 2001-08-27 176M USD Add-on Acquisition
Duluth, Georgia · www.polyvision.com
Paysys International, Inc. 2001-04-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.paysys.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services - - 1 (25%) -
Franchising - - 1 (25%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (25%) -
Marketing - - 1 (25%) -
Total - - 4 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 4 (100%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (50%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (25%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (25%) -
Total - - 4 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

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

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (30%) 180M (100%)
Trade Sale 3 (30%) -
IPO 1 (10%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (10%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (10%) -
Unknown 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $180M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $176M
< $100M 1 $4M
TOTAL $180M
Largest PolyVision Corp.
$176M (2001-08-27)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
2 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
6 75%

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