Graham Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Graham Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Graham Partners’ most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (18%) and plastics (14%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, Graham Partners has invested in 20 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Berry Global for $2.3B.

In the last 3 years, Graham Partners has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). Graham Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold ACME Cryogenics for $295M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity76
    • M&A Buy Activity46
    • M&A Sell Activity30
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 24
  • M&A Advisors 3

Graham Partners

3811 West Chester Pike, Building 2, Suite 200,
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073
United States
(610) 408-0500
www.grahampartners.net

Graham Partners, Inc. is a private equity that targets middle market industrial and manufacturing companies. The Firm seeks to invest in businesses based in the US and also consider investments in Canada and Western Europe. Graham Partners focuses on strong growth potential companies with high return on invested capital, led by experienced management teams in revenues between $30 - $500 million and EBITDA between $5 million and $50 million. The firm typically invests between $10 million and $100 million in equity and the balance via debt and can invest higher than $100 million through co-investments. Broad areas of interest include building products, water management, medical products, consumer products, packaged food & beverage, packaging, aerospace/defense, agriculture, capital equipment, energy related products, home and outdoor, sports and leisure, and transportation services. Prospective transaction types include MBOs, recapitalization and growth capital financing. Graham Partners, Inc. is an affiliate of The Graham Group was formed in 1988 and is based in Newton Square, Pennsylvania.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Defense, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 30 500
Target EBITDA 5 50
Investment Size 10 100
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 38 5 2 - 1 - 46
vol $2.7B $2.7B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 20 3 - 2 4 1 30
vol $946M $295M $1.2B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mercer Foods LLC 2022-01-13 - Secondary Buyout
Modesto, California · www.mercerfoods.com
ACME Cryogenics, Inc. 2021-12-16 295M USD Add-on Acquisition
Allentown, Pennsylvania · www.acmecryo.com
Giraffe Foods, Inc. 2021-12-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Mississauga, Ontario · www.giraffefoods.com
HB&G Building Products, Inc. 2021-12-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Troy, Alabama · www.hbgcolumns.com
BrightSign LLC 2021-10-15 - Growth Capital
Los Gatos, California · www.brightsign.biz
Myers Emergency Power Systems LLC 2021-08-18 - Secondary Buyout
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania · www.myerseps.com
BrightPet Nutrition Group LLC 2020-10-05 - Secondary Buyout
Lisbon, Ohio · www.brightpetnutrition.com
TransAxle LLC 2020-01-07 - Secondary Buyout
Cinnaminson, New Jersey · www.transaxle.com
Damping Technologies, Inc. 2019-11-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mishawaka, Indiana · www.damping.com
Gatekeeper Systems, Inc. 2019-10-30 - Secondary Buyout
Irvine, California · www.gatekeepersystems.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Advanced Barrier Extrusions LLC 2018-08-15 Flexographic Packaging Co. - Business 2019-11-25 1
Rhinelander, Wisconsin · www.abx-films.com Waupun, Wisconsin

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 1 (7%) - 8 (17%) -
Plastics 2 (13%) - 6 (13%) 2.3B (83%)
Building Materials 1 (7%) - 6 (13%) -
Food - - 4 (9%) -
Packaging 4 (27%) - 4 (9%) -
Aerospace 1 (7%) - 3 (7%) -
Technology Hardware 2 (13%) - 3 (7%) -
Chemicals 2 (13%) 465M (100%) 2 (4%) 465M (17%)
Business Services 2 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
Electronics - - 2 (4%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (2%) -
Total 15 $465M 46 $2.7B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 15 (100%) 465M (100%) 43 (93%) 2.7B (100%)
  California 5 (33%) - 10 (22%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (7%) - 6 (13%) -
  Wisconsin 2 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
  Indiana 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) 2.3B (83%)
  Alabama 1 (7%) 465M (100%) 2 (4%) 465M (17%)
  Utah 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (4%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (4%) -
  Kansas - - 2 (4%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (4%) -
  Florida - - 2 (4%) -
  Washington 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Nebraska 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Texas - - 1 (2%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (2%) -
Canada - - 2 (4%) -
  Ontario - - 2 (4%) -
Japan - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 15 (100%) 465M (100%) 43 (93%) 2.7B (100%)
Cross-border - - 3 (7%) -
Total 15 $465M 46 $2.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (60%) 465M (100%) 23 (50%) 465M (17%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (13%) - 11 (24%) 2.3B (83%)
Growth Capital 4 (27%) - 5 (11%) -
Consolidation - - 3 (7%) -
Recapitalization - - 3 (7%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 15 $465M 46 $2.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 15 (50%) -
Trade Sale 7 (23%) 451M (36%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (13%) 790M (64%)
IPO 2 (7%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Total 30 $1.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
1
BB&T Capital Markets
1
Lincoln International
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.3B
$100M to $1B 1 $465M
TOTAL $2.7B
Largest Berry Global, Inc.
$2.3B (2006-06-28)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.1B
< $100M 2 $162M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest ACME Cryogenics, Inc.
$295M (2021-12-16)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
24%
11 (24%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
53%
16 (53%)
Strategic(s)
33%
10 (33%)

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