Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison has acquired 4 companies.

Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison’s most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (11%) and food (7%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and stake purchase (20%). 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 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). 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 Activity78
    • M&A Buy Activity46
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 26
  • 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
(612) 338-5912
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 30
Enterprise Value 20 150
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 41 1 - 1 2 1 46
vol $672M $672M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 25 1 3 - 3 - 32
vol $2.2B $113M $2.3B
  78

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Matrix Adhesives, Inc. 2022-01-31 - Consolidation
Bloomington, Minnesota · www.matrixadhesives.com
Steven Label Corp. 2021-11-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Santa Fe Springs, California · www.stevenlabel.com
Control Devices LLC 2021-10-13 - Secondary Buyout
Fenton, Missouri · www.controldevices.com
The Terra Firma Co. LLC 2021-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Towson, Maryland · www.ontf.com
North America Central School Bus LLC 2021-08-02 - Secondary Buyout
Joliet, Illinois · www.northamericacentral.com
Applied Products, Inc. 2021-03-16 - Secondary Buyout
Minnetonka, Minnesota · www.appliedadhesives.com
Concept Machine Tool Sales LLC 2020-03-12 - Recapitalization
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.conceptmachine.com
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing - - 5 (11%) -
Food - - 3 (7%) 600M (89%)
Distribution 2 (29%) - 3 (7%) -
Retail - - 3 (7%) -
Transportation - - 3 (7%) -
Automotive - - 2 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Products 1 (14%) - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (4%) -
Machinery - - 2 (4%) -
Publishing 2 (29%) - 2 (4%) -
Restaurants - - 2 (4%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) 72M (11%)
Agriculture - - 1 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Beverages - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (14%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (2%) -
Furniture - - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (2%) -
Packaging 1 (14%) - 1 (2%) -
Plastics - - 1 (2%) -
Software - - 1 (2%) -
Total 7 - 46 $672M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (100%) - 46 (100%) 672M (100%)
  Minnesota 3 (43%) - 17 (37%) 600M (89%)
  Wisconsin 1 (14%) - 4 (9%) -
  Kansas 1 (14%) - 3 (7%) -
  Ohio - - 3 (7%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (4%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (4%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (4%) -
  Maryland 1 (14%) - 1 (2%) -
  California 1 (14%) - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) 72M (11%)
  Texas - - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (2%) -
  North Dakota - - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
  Florida - - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (2%) -
Total 7 - 46 $672M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (43%) - 23 (50%) 600M (89%)
Stake Purchase - - 9 (20%) -
Recapitalization 3 (43%) - 6 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 4 (9%) -
Growth Capital - - 2 (4%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) 72M (11%)
Consolidation 1 (14%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 7 - 46 $672M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 13 (41%) 1.6B (69%)
Trade Sale 10 (31%) 120M (5%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (22%) 605M (26%)
Bankruptcy 1 (3%) -
Divestiture 1 (3%) -
Total 32 $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
Investor(s)
9%
4 (9%)
Strategic(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
38%
12 (38%)
Strategic(s)
53%
17 (53%)

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