Foundation Investment Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Foundation Investment Partners has acquired 1 company.

Foundation Investment Partners’ most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (34%) and electrical equipment (17%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (67%) and recapitalization (34%). In total, Foundation Investment Partners has invested in 5 US states.

In the last 3 years, Foundation Investment Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Foundation Investment Partners

7160 Chagrin Road,
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023
United States
(440) 903-1791
www.foundationpartners.net
info@foundationpartners.net

Foundation Investment Partners is a Midwest US-based private equity investor focused on acquiring niche manufacturers, value-added distributors, outsourced business service providers, and targeted software developers. Targeted acquisition characteristics include b2b orientation, defensible market positions, undermanaged, and limited focus on sales/marketing. The Firm seeks businesses profitable candidates with $1 to $6 million of EBITDA. Foundation Investment Partners was formed in 2009 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Manufacturing, Software

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 1 6
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 4 1 - - 1 - 6
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - 1 - - 1
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Weiss Instruments LLC 2022-03-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Holtsville, New York · www.weissinstruments.com
Discount Drainage Supplies 2021-03-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Akron, Ohio · www.discountdrainage.com
W.A. Jones 2019-08-14 - Recapitalization
Columbia City, Indiana · www.wajonestruckequipment.com
Discount Drainage Supplies 2018-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Akron, Ohio · www.discountdrainage.com
WRWP LLC 2014-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Twinsburg, Ohio · www.wrwp.com
Acme Metal Cap, Inc. 2013-12-13 - Recapitalization
Secaucus, New Jersey · www.acmecomponents.com
Advanced Probing Systems, Inc. 2011-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Boulder, Colorado · www.advancedprobing.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 2 (40%) - 2 (33%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (17%) -
Distribution 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 5 - 6 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (100%) - 6 (100%) -
  Ohio 1 (20%) - 2 (33%) -
  New York 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
  New Jersey 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
  Indiana 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
  Colorado 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 5 - 6 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (60%) - 4 (67%) -
Recapitalization 2 (40%) - 2 (33%) -
Total 5 - 6 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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