Generation Growth Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Generation Growth Capital has acquired 1 company.

Generation Growth Capital’s most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (13%) and business services (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (69%) and divestiture (13%). In total, Generation Growth Capital has invested in 6 US states.

In the last 3 years, Generation Growth Capital has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is unknown (47%). 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 Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 1

Generation Growth Capital, Inc.

111 East Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 2800,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
United States
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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 14 1 - - 1 - 16
Sell (1.4/yr) # 8 - 1 4 1 1 15
vol $40M $40M
  31

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Intelligere, Inc. 2022-01-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Plymouth, Minnesota · www.intelligeresolutions.com
MSCKI LLC 2021-12-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Frankenmuth, Michigan · www.killercrossbows.com
3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing Co. 2021-04-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Westfield, Indiana · www.print3d4u.com
BestMark, Inc. 2020-01-01 - Unknown
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota · www.bestmark.com
Harrell's Car Wash Systems, Inc. 2020-01-01 - Unknown
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.harrellscarwashsystems.com
Clinkenbeard & Associates, Inc. 2020-01-01 - Unknown
South Beloit, Illinois · www.clinkenbeard.com
Tri Aerospace LLC 2020-01-01 - Unknown
Terre Haute, Indiana
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services - - 2 (13%) -
Construction - - 2 (13%) -
Distribution - - 2 (13%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (13%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (13%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (6%) -
Consumer Products 1 (50%) - 1 (6%) -
Engineering - - 1 (6%) -
Food - - 1 (6%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (6%) -
Machinery 1 (50%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 2 - 16 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 16 (100%) -
  Minnesota - - 6 (38%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (50%) - 4 (25%) -
  Indiana - - 3 (19%) -
  Michigan 1 (50%) - 1 (6%) -
  Florida - - 1 (6%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (6%) -
Total 2 - 16 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (50%) - 11 (69%) -
Divestiture 1 (50%) - 2 (13%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (6%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (6%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (6%) -
Total 2 - 16 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Unknown 7 (47%) -
Trade Sale 5 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (13%) 40M (100%)
Sold to Management 1 (7%) -
Total 15 $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
Investor(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Strategic(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
33%
5 (33%)

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