Generation Growth Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Generation Growth Capital has acquired 2 companies.

Generation Growth Capital’s most common sectors for investment are business services (20%) and construction (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (67%) and divestiture (14%). In total, Generation Growth Capital has invested in 5 US states.

In the last 3 years, Generation Growth Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (38%). Generation Growth Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Innovative Laser Technologies for $40M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity23
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 1

Generation Growth Capital, Inc.

411 East Wisconsin Avenue,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
United States
(414) 291-8908
www.generationgrowth.com

Generation Growth Capital, Inc. is a lower-middle market private equity firm. Generation invests in established manufacturing, service, and distribution businesses valued up to $30 million. The Firm will consider equity and subordinated debt commitments and looks to invest $1 to $10 million per transaction. Generation Growth has offices in Milwaukee and Chicago.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Machinery, Manufacturing

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 50
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 10
Enterprise Value - 30
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 11 2 1 1 - - 15
Sell (1.2/yr) # 2 3 2 - 1 - 8
vol $40M $40M
  23

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Select Food Products, Inc. 2019-08-13 - Trade Sale - Public Company
North Plymouth, Minnesota · www.selectfoodproductsinc.com
3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing Co. 2018-11-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Westfield, Indiana · www.print3d4u.com
Innovative Laser Technologies, Inc. 2017-06-19 40M USD Add-on Acquisition
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.iltinc.com
BestMark, Inc. 2017-02-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Minnetonka, Minnesota · www.bestmark.com
J.F. Cook Co., Inc. 2017-01-01 - Unknown
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Midway Industrial Supply Co., Inc. 2016-12-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Mounds View, Minnesota · www.midwayis.com
Select Food Products, Inc. 2016-11-21 - Recapitalization
North Plymouth, Minnesota · www.selectfoodproductsinc.com
Harrell's Car Wash Systems, Inc. 2016-11-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.harrellscarwashsystems.com
Atlantic Precision, Inc. 2016-10-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Port St Lucie, Florida · www.atlanticprecision.com
Choice Construction Co., Inc. 2016-01-01 - Unknown
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Harrell's Car Wash Systems, Inc. 2016-11-16 AutoShine Of New England LLC 2020-01-20 2
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.harrellscarwashsystems.com Manchester, Connecticut · www.ascws.com
Harrell's Car Wash Systems, Inc. 2016-11-16 New England Car Wash Equipment LLC 2017-07-13 1
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.harrellscarwashsystems.com Littleton, Massachusetts

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (38%) - 3 (20%) -
Construction - - 2 (13%) -
Distribution 1 (13%) - 2 (13%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (13%) -
Aerospace 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Engineering - - 1 (7%) -
Food - - 1 (7%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Machinery 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Manufacturing 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 8 - 15 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (100%) - 15 (100%) -
  Minnesota 3 (38%) - 6 (40%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (13%) - 4 (27%) -
  Indiana 3 (38%) - 3 (20%) -
  Illinois 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
  Florida - - 1 (7%) -
Total 8 - 15 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (75%) - 10 (67%) -
Divestiture 1 (13%) - 2 (13%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (7%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (7%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 8 - 15 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (38%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (25%) 40M (100%)
Unknown 2 (25%) -
Sold to Management 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $40M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $40M
TOTAL $40M
Largest Innovative Laser Technologies, Inc.
$40M (2017-06-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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