Granite Creek Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

Granite Creek Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (17%) and technology hardware (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Granite Creek Partners has invested in 10 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Granite Creek Partners has exited 2 companies. 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 Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10

Granite Creek Partners LLC

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 based private equity firm focused on acquiring sound businesses but that may be in a difficult position. Granite Creek looks to invest in companies that operate in niche sectors, compete in out-of-favor industries, have endured failed intermediary engagements, or seek structured securities not offered by most financial institutions. The Firm 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, 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 10 - - - 2 - 12
Sell (0.4/yr) # 4 - 2 - - - 6
vol $612M $45M $657M
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sunset Pacific Transportation 2019-10-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chino, California · www.sunsetpacific.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
Cyalume Technologies Holdings, Inc. 2015-05-21 - Stake Purchase
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.cyalume.com
The Chia Co. 2013-01-15 - Secondary Buyout
Port Melbourne, Australia · www.thechiaco.com.au
The Chia Co. 2012-12-01 - Growth Capital
Port Melbourne, Australia · www.thechiaco.com.au
Hughes Telematics, Inc. 2012-07-26 612M USD Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.hughestelematics.com
Packerland Whey Products, Inc. 2012-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Luxemburg, Wisconsin · www.packerlandwhey.com
SMS Assist LLC 2010-08-20 - Venture
Chicago, Illinois · www.smsassist.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (29%) - 2 (17%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (14%) - 2 (17%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (8%) -
Automotive - - 1 (8%) -
Defense - - 1 (8%) -
Distribution - - 1 (8%) -
Food 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
Manufacturing 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
Medical Products 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
Transportation 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 7 - 12 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (100%) - 11 (92%) -
  Illinois 2 (29%) - 2 (17%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
  Texas 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
  New Jersey 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
  California 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
  New York - - 1 (8%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (8%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (8%) -
  Florida - - 1 (8%) -
Australia - - 1 (8%) -
Domestic 7 (100%) - 11 (92%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (8%) -
Total 7 - 12 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (43%) - 5 (42%) -
Growth Capital 2 (29%) - 3 (25%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (8%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (8%) -
Venture 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 7 - 12 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (33%) 45M (7%)
Secondary Sale 2 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (17%) 612M (93%)
Bankruptcy 1 (17%) -
Total 6 $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)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
40%
2 40%
Strategic(s)
60%
3 60%

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