Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (15%) and retail (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (53%) and stake purchase (23%). In total, Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison has invested in 19 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2001 when it acquired Michael Foods for $600M.

In the last 3 years, Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (56%). Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2003 when it sold Michael Foods for $1.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity69
    • M&A Buy Activity40
    • M&A Sell Activity29
  • Total Sectors Invested 22
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 2

Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison

3700 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South 7th Street,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
United States
www.ghjm.com
brass@ghjm.com

Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison (GHJ&M) is a private equity firm that targets middle market companies in the Midwest US. GHJ&M generally looks for businesses valued between $20 and $150 million and looks to invest between $10 to $25 million of equity capital per transaction. Sectors of interest include agribusiness, food, power generation, basic materials, medical products, consumer products, retail, restaurants, consumer services, business services, and industrials. GHJ&M prefers control investments, but in certain instances, the Firm will also consider minority positions. GHJ&M was formed in 1989 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Machinery, Manufacturing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Plastics, Restaurants, Retail, Test/Measurement Equipment, 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 5 15
Investment Size 10 25
Enterprise Value 20 150
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 40 - - - - - 40
vol $672M $672M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 24 1 - 1 3 - 29
vol $2.2B $113M $2.3B
  69

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cameron's Coffee and Distribution Co. 2019-09-18 113M USD Add-on Acquisition
Shakopee, Minnesota · www.cameronscoffee.com
Stellar Materials LLC 2019-06-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Whitmore Lake, Michigan · www.thermbond.com
Quest Events LLC 2019-01-08 - Secondary Buyout
Frisco, Texas · www.questevents.com
CTM Group, Inc. 2018-12-03 - Secondary Buyout
Salem, New Hampshire · www.ctmgroupinc.com
Universal Turbine Parts LLC 2016-07-22 - Secondary Buyout
Prattville, Alabama · www.utpparts.com
Stouse LLC 2015-12-08 - Recapitalization
New Century, Kansas · www.stouse.com
Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc. 2015-11-09 - Secondary Buyout
Leawood, Kansas · www.houlihans.com
Stellar Materials LLC 2015-07-08 - Recapitalization
Whitmore Lake, Michigan · www.thermbond.com
Quest Events LLC 2015-06-09 - Secondary Buyout
Frisco, Texas · www.questevents.com
ANIMART, Inc. 2015-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin · www.animart.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Stouse LLC 2015-12-08 Magna Plus, Inc. 2019-11-05 1
New Century, Kansas · www.stouse.com Kansas City, Kansas · www.magnaplus.com
ANIMART, Inc. 2015-04-01 Animal Medic, Inc. 2015-09-08 1
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin · www.animart.com Manchester, Pennsylvania · www.animalmedic.com
Imperial Plastics, Inc. 2012-07-01 Engineered Polymers Corp. 2014-09-23 1
Lakeville, Minnesota · www.imperialplastics.com Mora, Minnesota · www.epcmolding.com
Control Devices, Inc. 2013-08-01 Kerick Valve, Inc. 2013-11-01 1
Standish, Maine · www.controldevices.com Jacksonville, Florida · www.floatvalve.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 2 (40%) - 6 (15%) -
Food - - 3 (8%) 600M (89%)
Machinery 1 (20%) - 3 (8%) -
Retail - - 3 (8%) -
Automotive - - 2 (5%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (5%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (20%) - 2 (5%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (5%) -
Restaurants - - 2 (5%) -
Transportation - - 2 (5%) -
Life Science - - 1 (3%) 72M (11%)
Agriculture - - 1 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) -
Beverages - - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (3%) -
Furniture - - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (3%) -
Plastics 1 (20%) - 1 (3%) -
Software - - 1 (3%) -
Total 5 - 40 $672M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (100%) - 40 (100%) 672M (100%)
  Minnesota 1 (20%) - 13 (33%) 600M (89%)
  Wisconsin 1 (20%) - 4 (10%) -
  Kansas 1 (20%) - 3 (8%) -
  Ohio - - 3 (8%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (5%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (5%) -
  Montana 1 (20%) - 1 (3%) -
  Maine 1 (20%) - 1 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (3%) 72M (11%)
  North Dakota - - 1 (3%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (3%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (3%) -
  Texas - - 1 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (3%) -
Total 5 - 40 $672M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (40%) - 21 (53%) 600M (89%)
Stake Purchase - - 9 (23%) -
Recapitalization 2 (40%) - 4 (10%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (20%) - 3 (8%) -
Growth Capital - - 2 (5%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) 72M (11%)
Total 5 - 40 $672M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (34%) 1.6B (69%)
Trade Sale 10 (34%) 120M (5%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (24%) 605M (26%)
Bankruptcy 1 (3%) -
Divestiture 1 (3%) -
Total 29 $2.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $600M
< $100M 1 $72M
TOTAL $672M
Largest Michael Foods, Inc.
$600M (2001-04-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 6 $1.2B
< $100M 2 $120M
TOTAL $2.3B
Largest Michael Foods, Inc.
$1.1B (2003-11-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
86%
6 86%
Strategic(s)
14%
1 14%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
39%
11 39%
Strategic(s)
61%
17 61%

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