Graycliff Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Graycliff Partners has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Graycliff Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (19%) and business services (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and secondary buyout (22%). In total, Graycliff Partners has invested in 16 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Aptalis Pharma for $1.3B.

In the last 3 years, Graycliff Partners has exited 11 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (53%). Graycliff Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Aptalis Pharma for $2.9B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity73
    • M&A Buy Activity54
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 30
  • M&A Advisors 1

Graycliff Partners LP

500 Fifth Avenue, 47th Floor,
New York, New York 10110
United States
(212) 300-2900
www.graycliffpartners.com

Graycliff Partners is a private equity firm focused on private equity and mezzanine investments in middle-market companies throughout the US and Latin America. The Firm's mezzanine practice does not have any sector preferences and looks to invest $5 to $25 million in profitable companies with at least $10 million in revenue. Funds are used to support buyouts, growth needs, divestitures, or consolidations. Graycliff's private equity group looks to acquire middle-market companies in the manufacturing, service, and distribution companies. The Firm looks for opportunities valued from $20 to $75 million. Graycliff Partners was originally established in 1991 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Financial Services, Food, Information Technology, Insurance, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Retail, Staffing, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Latin/South America

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 -
Target EBITDA 3 15
Investment Size 5 40
Enterprise Value 20 75
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.6/yr) # 36 7 2 6 2 1 54
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (2.8/yr) # 5 2 4 2 4 2 19
vol $2.9B $210M $152M $413M $132M $3.8B
  73

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Accelalpha, Inc. 2020-04-20 - Recapitalization
Bellevue, Washington · www.accelalpha.com
NAL Group 2020-03-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Edison, New Jersey · www.nalgroup.com
HarperLove, Inc. 2020-01-02 - Secondary Buyout
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.harperlove.com
901D LLC 2019-11-26 132M USD Add-on Acquisition
Airmont, New York · www.901d.com
CSAT Solutions 2019-10-10 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.csat-solutions.com
Naumann/Hobbs Material Handling, Inc. 2019-09-09 - Secondary Buyout
Phoenix, Arizona · www.performancepeople.com
StrataTech Education Group 2019-06-18 - Secondary Buyout
Phoenix, Arizona · www.stratatech.com
Sweeteners Plus, Inc. 2019-05-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lakeville, New York · www.sweetenersplus.com
Custom Profile, Inc. 2019-04-25 - Secondary Buyout
Grand, Michigan · www.custom-profile.com
JGB Enterprises, Inc. 2018-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Liverpool, New York · www.jgbhose.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Accelalpha, Inc. 2020-04-20 Prolog Partners LLC 2020-04-20 1
Bellevue, Washington · www.accelalpha.com Atlanta, Georgia · www.prologpartners.com
Alpha Imaging, LLC 2015-11-06 Medical Imaging Systems, Inc. 2017-09-05 1
Willoughby, Ohio · www.alpha-imaging.com Shelton, Connecticut · www.medicalimagingsystems.com
FCA LLC 2015-01-06 Crate Tech, Inc. 2015-10-30 1
Moline, Illinois · www.fcapackaging.com Kent, Washington · www.cratetech.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 6 (17%) - 10 (18%) -
Business Services 3 (9%) - 6 (11%) -
Building Materials 3 (9%) - 3 (5%) -
Consumer Products 3 (9%) - 3 (5%) -
Distribution 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
Education 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
Financial Services 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
Information Technology 3 (9%) - 3 (5%) -
Aerospace 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Food 2 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Machinery 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Retail 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Transportation 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) 1.3B (98%)
Plastics - - 1 (2%) 30M (2%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Automotive 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) -
Defense - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Packaging 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 35 - 55 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 28 (80%) - 45 (82%) 30M (2%)
  New York 6 (17%) - 9 (16%) -
  California 4 (11%) - 5 (9%) -
  Texas 1 (3%) - 4 (7%) -
  Pennsylvania 3 (9%) - 3 (5%) -
  Ohio 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
  New Jersey 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
  Illinois 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
  Arizona 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
  Michigan 2 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
  Missouri 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
  Minnesota 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (4%) 30M (2%)
  Oregon 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Brazil 2 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Colombia 2 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Mexico 2 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Bermuda - - 2 (4%) -
Argentina 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Canada - - 1 (2%) 1.3B (98%)
  Quebec - - 1 (2%) 1.3B (98%)
Domestic 28 (80%) - 45 (82%) 30M (2%)
Cross-border 7 (20%) - 10 (18%) 1.3B (98%)
Total 35 - 55 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 13 (37%) - 22 (40%) 1.3B (98%)
Secondary Buyout 8 (23%) - 12 (22%) 30M (2%)
Growth Capital 6 (17%) - 9 (16%) -
Recapitalization 6 (17%) - 8 (15%) -
Divestiture 2 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 35 - 55 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (42%) 3.7B (97%)
Secondary Sale 8 (42%) -
Trade Sale 2 (11%) 130M (3%)
IPO 1 (5%) -
Total 19 $3.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Greene Holcomb & Fisher LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
< $100M 1 $30M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Aptalis Pharma, Inc.
$1.3B (2008-01-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.9B
$100M to $1B 4 $801M
< $100M 2 $106M
TOTAL $3.8B
Largest Aptalis Pharma, Inc.
$2.9B (2014-01-08)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
93%
28 93%
Strategic(s)
7%
2 7%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
44%
8 44%
Strategic(s)
56%
10 56%

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