GarMark Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Mezzanine Finance Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, GarMark Partners has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

GarMark Partners’ most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (12%) and business services (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (30%) and growth capital (24%). In total, GarMark Partners has invested in 18 US states and 3 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (69%). 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 Activity53
    • M&A Buy Activity34
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 46

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 25 2 1 1 3 2 34
Sell (0.0/yr) # 19 - - - - - 19
vol $915M $915M
  53

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Stratix Corp. 2022-09-16 - Secondary Buyout
Norcross, Georgia · www.stratixcorp.com
FCA LLC 2022-07-21 - Secondary Buyout
Moline, Illinois · www.fcapackaging.com
TalkmoreWireless LLC 2021-12-21 - Growth Capital
St Petersburg, Florida · www.talkmorewireless.com
Barrier Companies 2021-04-28 - Growth Capital
Lenexa, Kansas · www.barriercompanies.com
Homestyle Direct LLC 2021-04-26 - Growth Capital
Twin Falls, Idaho · www.homestyledirect.com
Avision Sales Group 2020-08-18 - Secondary Buyout
Hershey, Pennsylvania · www.avisionteam.com
Pro-Vision Solutions LLC 2019-09-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Byron Center, Michigan · www.provisionusa.com
Phoenix Products LLC 2018-09-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.phoenixlighting.com
Esp Associates, Inc. 2018-04-13 - Growth Capital
Fort Mill, California · www.espassociates.com
Dutchland Plastics LLC 2017-05-03 - Secondary Buyout
Oostburg, Wisconsin · www.dutchland.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Phoenix Products LLC 2018-09-06 Bright Light Systems, Inc. 2019-02-26 1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.phoenixlighting.com Alpharetta, Georgia · www.brightlightsystems.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 2 (11%) - 4 (12%) -
Business Services 1 (5%) - 3 (9%) -
Distribution 1 (5%) - 3 (9%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Manufacturing 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Packaging 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Plastics 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Restaurants - - 2 (6%) -
Retail 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Software 2 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Food 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Forest Products 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Marine 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 - 34 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 19 (100%) - 32 (94%) -
  Illinois 3 (16%) - 4 (12%) -
  California 2 (11%) - 3 (9%) -
  Wisconsin 2 (11%) - 3 (9%) -
  Virginia 1 (5%) - 3 (9%) -
  Florida 2 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
  Colorado 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
  Michigan 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
  Connecticut - - 2 (6%) -
  Idaho 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Georgia 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  New York 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Louisiana 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Kansas 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (3%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
Canada - - 1 (3%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (3%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 19 (100%) - 32 (94%) -
Cross-border - - 2 (6%) -
Total 19 - 34 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (37%) - 10 (29%) -
Growth Capital 5 (26%) - 8 (24%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (26%) - 7 (21%) -
Divestiture 1 (5%) - 3 (9%) -
Recapitalization 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (3%) -
Venture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 - 34 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (42%) 915M (100%)
Trade Sale 7 (37%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
Recapitalization 1 (5%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (5%) -
Sold to Management 1 (5%) -
Total 19 $915M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $855M
< $100M 1 $60M
TOTAL $915M
Largest Experimental & Applied Sciences, Inc. (EAS)
$320M (2004-10-11)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
24%
8 (24%)
Strategic(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
11%
2 (11%)
Strategic(s)
68%
13 (68%)

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