Granite Creek Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Granite Creek Partners has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 3 others.

Granite Creek Partners’ most common sectors for investment aremedical products (10%) and retail (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%) and growth capital (30%). In total, Granite Creek Partners has invested in 12 US states and 2 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Granite Creek Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Hughes Telematics for $612M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity28
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12

Granite Creek Partners

222 West Adams Street, Suite 1980,
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States
(312) 895-4500
www.granitecreek.com
info@granitecreek.com

Granite Creek Partners is a Midwest US-based private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in mid-sized companies operating in the manufacturing, distribution, business services, healthcare, and food sectors. The Firm looks to commit $7 to $25 million per transaction and can invest across the capital structure, including control/minority equity, mezzanine debt, senior secured debt, and debtor-in-possession loans. Granite Creek Partners was formed in 2005 and is based in Chicago.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, E-Commerce, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Restaurants, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 3 15
Investment Size 7 20
Enterprise Value 25 150
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 16 - - 3 - 1 20
Sell (0.4/yr) # 6 2 - - - - 8
vol $612M $45M $657M
  28

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Big Easy Blends LLC 2021-05-18 - Growth Capital
Elmwood, Louisiana · www.bigeasyblends.com
Sunset Pacific Transportation 2019-10-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chino, California · www.sunsetpacific.com
Morrow Sodali Global LLC 2019-08-07 - Stake Purchase
New York, New York · www.morrowsodali.com
Royal Biologics LLC 2019-06-19 - Growth Capital
Jersey City, New Jersey · www.royalbiologics.com
Cyalume Technologies Holdings, Inc. 2017-08-08 45M USD Add-on Acquisition
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.cyalume.com
Weld Racing LLC 2017-01-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Kansas City, Missouri · www.weldracing.com
Life Spine, Inc. 2016-10-31 - Growth Capital
Huntley, Illinois · www.lifespine.com
Mincron Software Systems 2016-06-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.mincron.com
Roaring Fork Earthmoving LLC 2016-05-27 - Shut Down
Carbondale, Illinois · www.aspenearthmoving.com
Cyalume Technologies Holdings, Inc. 2015-05-21 - Stake Purchase
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.cyalume.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (22%) - 2 (10%) -
Medical Products 2 (22%) - 2 (10%) -
Retail - - 2 (10%) -
Transportation 2 (22%) - 2 (10%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (5%) -
Automotive - - 1 (5%) -
Beverages 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
Construction - - 1 (5%) -
Defense - - 1 (5%) -
Distribution - - 1 (5%) -
Financial Services 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
Food 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (5%) -
Machinery - - 1 (5%) -
Software - - 1 (5%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (5%) -
Total 9 - 20 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 9 (100%) - 19 (95%) -
  Illinois 4 (44%) - 6 (30%) -
  New York 1 (11%) - 2 (10%) -
  Florida - - 2 (10%) -
  California 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
  New Jersey 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
  Louisiana 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
  Texas - - 1 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (5%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (5%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (5%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (5%) -
Australia - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 9 (100%) - 19 (95%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (5%) -
Total 9 - 20 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (33%) - 7 (35%) -
Growth Capital 4 (44%) - 6 (30%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (11%) - 4 (20%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (5%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (5%) -
Venture 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 9 - 20 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (38%) 45M (7%)
Secondary Sale 2 (25%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (13%) 612M (93%)
Bankruptcy 1 (13%) -
Shut Down 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $657M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $612M
< $100M 1 $45M
TOTAL $657M
Largest Hughes Telematics, Inc.
$612M (2012-07-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
5%
1 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
25%
2 (25%)
Strategic(s)
50%
4 (50%)

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