Genstar Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Genstar Capital has acquired 20 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Genstar Capital’s most common sectors for investment areinsurance (13%) and software (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (47%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (24%). In total, Genstar Capital has invested in 22 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Catalent for $3.3B.

In the last 3 years, Genstar Capital has exited 18 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (39%). Genstar Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold Institutional Shareholder Services for $2.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity156
    • M&A Buy Activity96
    • M&A Sell Activity60
  • Total Sectors Invested 23
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 53
  • M&A Advisors 19

Genstar Capital

Four Embarcadero Center, Suite 1900,
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
(415) 834-2350
www.gencap.com
info@gencap.com

Genstar Capital is a private equity firm that seeks investments in life science, healthcare, medical products, industrial technology, software, financial services, packaging, building materials, manufacturing, and business services companies. Genstar looks to invest between $50 and $400 million of equity capital in businesses valued up to $1 billion. Target transaction situations include control-oriented leveraged buyouts of corporate divisions, privately held businesses or public companies, minority investments in privately held businesses or public companies, ownership restructurings/recapitalizations of privately held businesses, growth equity financings, partnerships with other strategic or financial buyers, and take privates. Genstar Capital was formed in 1988 and is based in San Francisco, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Software, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 10 -
Investment Size 50 400
Enterprise Value 50 1,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (5.6/yr) # 68 7 7 4 7 3 96
vol $7.4B $1.0B $8.4B
Sell (4.4/yr) # 38 4 4 4 8 2 60
vol $5.4B $2.0B $2.3B $1.4B $11.0B
  156

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Numerix LLC 2022-08-30 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.numerix.com
Abracon Corp. 2022-07-06 - Secondary Buyout
Rancho Santa Margarita, California · www.abracon.com
Cerity Partners LLC 2022-06-13 - Recapitalization
New York, New York · www.ceritypartners.com
Advarra, Inc. 2022-06-10 - Secondary Buyout
Columbia, Maryland · www.advarra.com
BBB Industries LLC 2022-05-19 - Secondary Buyout
Daphne, Alabama · www.bbbind.com
Brook & Whittle Ltd. 2021-11-18 - Secondary Buyout
Guilford, Connecticut · www.brookandwhittle.com
Foreside Financial Group LLC 2021-11-17 - Merger
Portland, Michigan · www.foreside.com
ACA Compliance Group Holdings LLC 2021-11-17 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.acaglobal.com
Alera Group 2021-09-08 - Merger
Deerfield, Illinois · www.aleragroup.com
Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. 2021-08-31 - Secondary Buyout
Blaine, Minnesota · www.arrowheadepinc.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Brook & Whittle Ltd. 2021-11-18 Cenveo Custom Labels Group 2022-04-06 2
Guilford, Connecticut · www.brookandwhittle.com Stamford, Connecticut
Marcone Appliance Parts Co. 2021-06-01 Munch's Supply Co., Inc. 2022-01-11 2
St Louis, Missouri · www.marcone.com Hillside, Illinois · www.munchsupply.com
Marcone Appliance Parts Co. 2021-06-01 Professional Plumbing Group, Inc. 2021-12-20 1
St Louis, Missouri · www.marcone.com Glen Mills, Pennsylvania · www.ppg-inc.com
ConnectiveRx 2020-03-10 Medicom Digital - Rx Savings Assistant 2021-12-09 1
Whippany, New Jersey · www.connectiverx.com Minneapolis, Minnesota
ACA Compliance Group Holdings LLC 2021-11-17 Foreside Financial Group LLC 2021-11-17 3
New York, New York · www.acaglobal.com Portland, Michigan · www.foreside.com
Community Brands Intermediate LLC 2017-04-12 Ministry Brands LLC 2021-11-05 1
St. Petersburg, Florida · www.communitybrands.com Lenoir City, Tennessee · www.ministrybrands.com
insightsoftware, Inc. 2018-06-14 Magnitude Software, Inc. 2021-10-28 15
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.insightsoftware.com Austin, Texas · www.magnitude.com
Tekni-Plex, Inc. 2017-10-17 Keyes Packaging Group, Inc. 2021-09-23 9
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.tekni-plex.com Wenatchee, Washington · www.keyespackaging.com
Vector-Solutions.com, Inc. 2021-05-14 Envisage Technologies LLC 2021-09-08 3
Tampa, Florida · www.vectorsolutions.com Bloomington, Indiana · www.envisagenow.com
Amerilife Group LLC 2020-01-07 Saybrus Partners LLC 2021-07-27 11
Clearwater, Florida · www.amerilife.com Hartford, Connecticut · www.saybruspartners.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Insurance 4 (11%) - 12 (12%) -
Software 8 (23%) 1.0B (100%) 11 (11%) 1.0B (13%)
Financial Services 4 (11%) - 10 (10%) 1.1B (14%)
Internet Software and Services 4 (11%) - 8 (8%) -
Life Science 1 (3%) - 7 (7%) 4.1B (51%)
Information Technology 4 (11%) - 7 (7%) -
Business Services 2 (6%) - 5 (5%) -
Building Materials - - 4 (4%) 693M (9%)
Electrical Equipment - - 4 (4%) -
Packaging 2 (6%) - 4 (4%) -
Distribution 3 (9%) - 3 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 3 (3%) -
Information Services - - 3 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (2%) 557M (7%)
Medical Products - - 2 (2%) 400M (5%)
Machinery 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) 100M (1%)
Automotive 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Construction - - 2 (2%) -
Communications - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (1%) -
Furniture - - 1 (1%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (1%) -
Total 35 $1.0B 98 $8.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 33 (94%) 1.0B (100%) 90 (92%) 7.9B (98%)
  California 4 (11%) - 14 (14%) 1.2B (15%)
  New York 5 (14%) - 8 (8%) -
  Texas 4 (11%) - 7 (7%) -
  Connecticut 1 (3%) - 6 (6%) 345M (4%)
  Florida 5 (14%) - 5 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (6%) - 5 (5%) 400M (5%)
  Massachusetts 1 (3%) - 5 (5%) -
  Illinois - - 5 (5%) 100M (1%)
  North Carolina 2 (6%) 1.0B (100%) 4 (4%) 1.8B (22%)
  Ohio 2 (6%) - 4 (4%) -
  Maryland 1 (3%) - 4 (4%) 720M (9%)
  New Jersey 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) 3.3B (42%)
  Minnesota 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) -
  Alabama 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 3 (3%) -
  Missouri 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Colorado 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 2 (2%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (1%) -
Canada - - 6 (6%) 120M (2%)
  Ontario - - 3 (3%) 120M (2%)
  Alberta - - 2 (2%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (1%) -
Bermuda 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Norway 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 33 (94%) 1.0B (100%) 90 (92%) 7.9B (98%)
Cross-border 2 (6%) - 8 (8%) 120M (2%)
Total 35 $1.0B 98 $8.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 19 (54%) 1.0B (100%) 46 (47%) 3.1B (39%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (6%) - 23 (23%) -
Divestiture 1 (3%) - 8 (8%) 3.9B (48%)
Growth Capital 5 (14%) - 6 (6%) -
Recapitalization 5 (14%) - 6 (6%) -
Consolidation 2 (6%) - 5 (5%) -
Going Private - - 2 (2%) 1.0B (13%)
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 35 $1.0B 98 $8.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 23 (38%) 4.6B (41%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 11 (18%) 4.2B (38%)
Trade Sale 7 (12%) 2.3B (21%)
Merger 7 (12%) -
Bankruptcy 6 (10%) -
IPO 5 (8%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) -
Total 60 $11.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies LLC
4
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
3
UBS Investment Bank
3
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray LLP
9
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
9
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
8

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $4.3B
$100M to $1B 9 $4.0B
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $8.4B
Largest Catalent, Inc.
$3.3B (2007-01-25)
sell # Total
> $1B 4 $7.0B
$100M to $1B 8 $4.1B
TOTAL $11.0B
Largest Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.
$2.3B (2020-11-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
50%
49 (50%)
Strategic(s)
9%
9 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
40%
24 (40%)
Strategic(s)
42%
25 (42%)

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