First Atlantic Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

First Atlantic Capital’s most common sectors for investment are packaging (22%) and food (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and secondary buyout (43%). In total, First Atlantic Capital has invested in 8 US states.

In the last 3 years, First Atlantic Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (42%). First Atlantic Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2002 when it sold Berry Global for $838M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 3

First Atlantic Capital Ltd.

477 Madison Avenue Suite 330,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 207-0300
www.firstatlanticcapital.com
info@first-atlantic.com

First Atlantic Capital is a private equity firm that seeks investments in medium-sized US-based businesses valued between $100 and $500 million. Sectors of interest include business services, industrial and consumer goods, packaging, plastics, food processing, general manufacturing, and value-added distribution. First Atlantic typically targets control investment situations. The Firm has a particular interest in companies with strong expansion opportunities, either organic or through acquisitions, or companies with strong business foundations where a few operational improvements can substantially better financial performance. In addition to its private equity investing activity, First Atlantic manages First Atlantic Real Estate, a New York based real estate investment firm wholly owned by First Atlantic Capital. First Atlantic Capital was formed in 1989 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Food, Manufacturing, Packaging, Plastics, Real Estate

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 100 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 14 - - - - - 14
Sell (0.4/yr) # 10 - 1 - 1 - 12
vol $1.3B $1.3B
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sprint Industrial Holdings LLC 2019-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.sprintsafetyonline.com
TestEquity LLC 2017-05-11 - Secondary Buyout
Moorpark, California · www.testequity.com
TestEquity LLC 2012-12-23 - Secondary Buyout
Moorpark, California · www.testequity.com
C.P. Converters, Inc. 2012-12-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
York, Pennsylvania · www.cpflexpack.com
Resource Label Group LLC 2011-04-05 - Secondary Buyout
Franklin, Tennessee · www.resourcelabelgroup.com
Country Pure Foods, Inc. 2010-08-13 - Secondary Buyout
Akron, Ohio · www.countrypurefoods.com
BHM Technologies LLC 2008-07-12 - Bankruptcy
Ionia, Michigan
Precision Gear LLC 2008-06-25 80M USD Secondary Buyout
Twinsburg, Ohio · www.precisiongear.net
Captive Plastics, Inc. 2008-02-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Piscataway, New Jersey
Sprint Industrial Holdings LLC 2007-11-13 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.sprintsafetyonline.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
C.P. Converters, Inc. 2012-12-20 Genpak Flexible 2020-06-19 3
York, Pennsylvania · www.cpflexpack.com Aurora, Ontario · www.genpakflexible.com
Resource Label Group LLC 2011-04-05 Axiom Label & Packaging 2020-02-05 14
Franklin, Tennessee · www.resourcelabelgroup.com Compton, California · www.axiomlabel.com
C.P. Converters, Inc. 2012-12-20 Flexo Transparent, Inc. 2019-03-14 2
York, Pennsylvania · www.cpflexpack.com Buffalo, New York · www.flexotransparent.com
Resource Label Group LLC 2011-04-05 Best Label Co., Inc. 2018-11-15 13
Franklin, Tennessee · www.resourcelabelgroup.com Cerritos, California · www.bestlabel.com
Resource Label Group LLC 2011-04-05 Spectrum Label Corp. 2018-11-01 12
Franklin, Tennessee · www.resourcelabelgroup.com Hayward, California · www.spectrumlabel.com
Resource Label Group LLC 2011-04-05 Paragon Label Co. 2018-08-16 11
Franklin, Tennessee · www.resourcelabelgroup.com Petaluma, California · www.paragonlabel.com
Resource Label Group LLC 2011-04-05 Ingenious Packaging 2018-07-31 10
Franklin, Tennessee · www.resourcelabelgroup.com Toronto, Ontario · www.ingeniouspkg.com
Resource Label Group LLC 2011-04-05 Gintzler International 2017-04-07 9
Franklin, Tennessee · www.resourcelabelgroup.com Buffalo, New York · www.gintzlerinternational.com
Resource Label Group LLC 2011-04-05 Cellotape, Inc. 2017-03-01 8
Franklin, Tennessee · www.resourcelabelgroup.com Fremont, Colorado · www.cellotape.com
Resource Label Group LLC 2011-04-05 RayPress Corp. 2016-12-09 7
Franklin, Tennessee · www.resourcelabelgroup.com Birmingham, Alabama · www.raypress.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Packaging 2 (100%) - 3 (21%) -
Food - - 2 (14%) -
Plastics - - 2 (14%) -
Automotive - - 1 (7%) -
Business Services - - 1 (7%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (7%) -
Electronics - - 1 (7%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (7%) -
Retail - - 1 (7%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (7%) -
Total 2 - 14 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 14 (100%) -
  Michigan - - 4 (29%) -
  Texas - - 2 (14%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (14%) -
  California - - 2 (14%) -
  Tennessee 1 (50%) - 1 (7%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (50%) - 1 (7%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (7%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (7%) -
Total 2 - 14 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (50%) - 7 (50%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (50%) - 6 (43%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (7%) -
Total 2 - 14 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (42%) 1.2B (94%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (33%) 70M (6%)
Bankruptcy 2 (17%) -
IPO 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $1.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2
Dechert LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.1B
< $100M 2 $150M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Berry Global, Inc.
$838M (2002-05-28)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
7 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
64%
7 64%
Strategic(s)
36%
4 36%

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