Gardner Standard Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Family Office Profile

In the last 3 years, Gardner Standard has acquired 1 company.

Gardner Standard’s most common sectors for investment areaerospace (38%) and manufacturing (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (63%) and growth capital (13%). In total, Gardner Standard has invested in 6 US states.

In the last 3 years, Gardner Standard has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Gardner Standard

300 Cadman Plaza West 12th floor,
Brooklyn, New York 11201
United States
(212) 398-9139
www.gardnerstandard.com
info@gardnerstandard.com

Gardner Standard is a family backed private investment group focused on acquiring and partnering with lower middle-market companies with up to $75 million in annual sales. The Firm will consider a variety of investment situations including buyouts, special situations, and divestitures. Sectors of interest include manufacturing, consumer, business services, aerospace/defense, industrial services, building products, energy services, and packaging. Gardner Standard is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Building Materials, Business Services, Defense, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Packaging, Safety/Security, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 8 75
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 3 10
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 5 2 1 - - - 8
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 - - - - 2 3
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mid Valley Industries LLC 2024-02-08 - Trade Sale
Kaukauna, Wisconsin · www.mvii.com
Williston Fire & Safety LLC 2024-01-01 - Trade Sale
Williston, North Dakota · www.wfsafety.com
Electronic Concepts and Engineering, Inc. 2021-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Holland, Ohio · www.eceinc.com
Wisconsin Pharmacal Co. LLC 2020-09-08 - Growth Capital
Jackson, Wisconsin · www.pharmacalway.com
Shadin L.P. 2020-06-23 - Divestiture
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.shadin.com
McNally Industries, Inc. 2019-09-09 - Secondary Sale
Grantsburg, Wisconsin · www.mcnally-industries.com
McNally Industries, Inc. 2016-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Grantsburg, Wisconsin · www.mcnally-industries.com
Pacific Aero Tech LLC 2016-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kent, Washington · www.pacificaerotech.com
Mid Valley Industries LLC 2015-03-23 - Secondary Buyout
Kaukauna, Wisconsin · www.mvii.com
Line Finders LLC 2014-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Gillette, Wyoming · www.linefinders.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Aerospace 2 (40%) - 3 (38%) -
Consumer Products 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (13%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (13%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
Utilities 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 5 - 8 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (100%) - 8 (100%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (20%) - 3 (38%) -
  Wyoming 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
  Washington 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
  Ohio 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
  Minnesota 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
  North Dakota - - 1 (13%) -
Total 5 - 8 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (60%) - 5 (63%) -
Divestiture 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
Growth Capital 1 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (13%) -
Total 5 - 8 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (67%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 -

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Strategic(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Strategic(s)
67%
2 (67%)

FAQ

When was Gardner Standard founded?

Gardner Standard was founded in 1884.

What type of investor is Gardner Standard?

Gardner Standard is a family office.

Where is Gardner Standard headquartered?

Gardner Standard is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

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