Frontenac News and M&A Summary, 111 Deals Between 1981 and 2018

In the last 3 years, Frontenac has acquired 4 companies.

Frontenac’s most common sectors for investment are business services (16%) and distribution (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and recapitalization (29%). In total, Frontenac has invested in 26 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2001 when it acquired Nth Degree for $150M.

In the last 3 years, Frontenac has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (27%). Frontenac’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 1999 when it sold Platinum Technology International for $3.5B.

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One South Wacker Suite 2980,
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States,
(312) 368-0044

Frontenac is a Midwest private equity firm that seeks lower middle-market company investments. The Firm defines the lower middle-market as companies valued less than $250 million. Frontenac typically partners with management when pursuing acquisitions, including companies managed by owner-operators. Sectors of interest include financial services, healthcare services, education/HR services, manufacturing, publishing/media, and technology services. Frontenac was formed in 1971 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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