GarMark Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

GarMark Partners’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (15%) and distribution (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%) and divestiture (15%). In total, GarMark Partners has invested in 14 US states and 3 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). GarMark Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2004 when it sold Experimental & Applied Sciences for $320M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity39
    • M&A Buy Activity21
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 34

GarMark Partners

One Landmark Square, 6th Floor,
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
United States
(203) 325-8500
www.garmark.com
csmith@garmark.com

GarMark Partners is a private investment firm that makes debt and equity investments in a wide range of companies. The Firm invests in businesses at various stages of development to facilitate acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, turnarounds or growth. Garmark typically invests between $5 and $30 million with an EBITDA $3 and $25 million. The firm prefers to invest in the sectors of manufacturing/industrial products, distribution, business services, consumer brands, food/nutrition products, transportation, healthcare, retail, and restaurants. GarMark Partners was formed in 1997 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Machinery, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Staffing, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 3 25
Investment Size 5 30
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 20 - 1 - - - 21
Sell (0.2/yr) # 17 1 - - - - 18
vol $680M $680M
  39

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Dutchland Plastics LLC 2017-05-03 - Secondary Buyout
Oostburg, Wisconsin · www.dutchlandplastics.com
Fresh Enterprises LLC (dba Baja Fresh) 2016-09-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.bajafresh.com
KODA Distribution Group LLC 2015-12-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Stamford, Connecticut · www.kodadistribution.com
Forest Resources LLC 2015-07-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Hartford City, Illinois
Fresh Enterprises LLC (dba Baja Fresh) 2014-06-11 - Divestiture
Irvine, California · www.bajafresh.com
Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores LLC 2013-10-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Richmond, Virginia · www.midatlanticcstores.com
Phoenix Services LLC 2012-07-09 - Recapitalization
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania · www.phxslag.com
Forest Resources LLC 2012-01-25 - Recapitalization
Hartford City, Illinois
Hoffmaster Group, Inc. 2011-12-01 - Secondary Buyout
Oshkosh, Wisconsin · www.Hoffmaster.com
Tire Group International LLC 2011-10-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Miami, Florida · www.tiregroup.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Nudo Products, Inc. 2008-04-23 High Standard, Inc. 2013-12-11 1
Springfield, Illinois · www.nudo.com Jaffrey, New Hampshire · www.hsipanels.com
Stant Corp. 2008-06-19 Shelby Enterprises, Inc. 2010-11-18 1
Connersville, Indiana · www.stant.com Romeo, Maine

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 1 (17%) - 3 (14%) -
Distribution 1 (17%) - 3 (14%) -
Business Services - - 2 (10%) -
Manufacturing 1 (17%) - 2 (10%) -
Plastics 1 (17%) - 2 (10%) -
Restaurants - - 2 (10%) -
Automotive - - 1 (5%) -
Building Materials 1 (17%) - 1 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (5%) -
Forest Products 1 (17%) - 1 (5%) -
Packaging - - 1 (5%) -
Retail - - 1 (5%) -
Transportation - - 1 (5%) -
Total 6 - 21 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (100%) - 19 (90%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (17%) - 2 (10%) -
  Illinois 1 (17%) - 2 (10%) -
  California 1 (17%) - 2 (10%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (10%) -
  Connecticut - - 2 (10%) -
  New York 1 (17%) - 1 (5%) -
  Indiana 1 (17%) - 1 (5%) -
  Florida 1 (17%) - 1 (5%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (5%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (5%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (5%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (5%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (5%) -
Canada - - 1 (5%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (5%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 6 (100%) - 19 (90%) -
Cross-border - - 2 (10%) -
Total 6 - 21 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (67%) - 7 (33%) -
Divestiture 1 (17%) - 3 (14%) -
Growth Capital - - 3 (14%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (17%) - 3 (14%) -
Going Private - - 1 (5%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (5%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (5%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (5%) -
Venture - - 1 (5%) -
Total 6 - 21 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (39%) 680M (100%)
Trade Sale 7 (39%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (6%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (6%) -
Sold to Management 1 (6%) -
Total 18 $680M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $620M
< $100M 1 $60M
TOTAL $680M
Largest Experimental & Applied Sciences, Inc. (EAS)
$320M (2004-10-11)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
4 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
2 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
29%
5 29%
Strategic(s)
71%
12 71%

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