Graycliff Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Graycliff Partners has acquired 13 companies. It has also invested in 7 others.

Graycliff Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (13%) and manufacturing (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (37%) and growth capital (26%). In total, Graycliff Partners has invested in 25 US states and 4 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 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). 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 Activity102
    • M&A Buy Activity70
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 27
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 50
  • M&A Advisors 3

Graycliff Partners

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. The Firm's mezzanine practice does not have any sector preferences and looks to invest $10 to $50 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 sectors. The Firm looks for businesses with $10 to $200 million of revenue. Graycliff Partners was 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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 200
Target EBITDA 4 20
Investment Size 10 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (4.8/yr) # 46 4 10 5 5 - 70
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (2.4/yr) # 20 4 2 5 1 - 32
vol $3.8B $3.8B
  102

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Phaedon 2023-12-14 - Divestiture
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.wearephaedon.com
PumpMan, Inc. 2023-12-04 - Trade Sale
Saddle Brook, New Jersey · www.pumpman.com
XCEL NDT LLC 2023-10-30 - Divestiture
Longview, Texas · www.xcelgrp.com
Noynim LLC 2023-06-06 - Growth Capital
Denver, Colorado · www.noynim.com
Rishi Tea & Botanicals 2023-04-18 - Growth Capital
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.rishi-tea.com
Republic Electric Co. 2023-03-29 - Growth Capital
Davenport, Iowa · www.republicco.com
Flash Global 2022-12-15 - Secondary Sale
Parsippany, New Jersey · www.flashglobal.com
WorldWide Electric Corp. 2022-10-04 - Secondary Sale
Rochester, New York · www.worldwideelectric.net
Fulham Co., Inc. 2022-09-06 - Growth Capital
Hawthorne, California · www.fulham.com
Partners Warehouse LLC 2022-08-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Elwood, Illinois · www.partnerswarehouse.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Gerard Daniel Worldwide, Inc. 2020-09-02 Rhodius - KMS Division 2023-12-12 2
Hanover, Pennsylvania · www.gerarddaniel.com Weissenburg, Germany
Griffin Dewatering Corp. 2020-12-02 Pump & Integrity 2022-12-08 1
Houston, Texas · www.griffindewatering.com Aurora, Colorado
Raptor Scientific 2019-09-10 Space Electronics LLC 2019-09-10 4
Berlin, Connecticut · www.raptor-scientific.com Berlin, Connecticut · www.space-electronics.com
Mark Andy, Inc. 2014-08-22 Presstek LLC 2018-03-26 1
Chesterfield, Missouri · www.markandy.com Hudson, New Hampshire · www.presstek.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (11%) - 9 (13%) -
Manufacturing 4 (11%) - 8 (11%) -
Building Materials 1 (3%) - 5 (7%) -
Distribution 1 (3%) - 4 (6%) -
Education 2 (6%) - 4 (6%) -
Machinery 3 (8%) - 4 (6%) -
Transportation 2 (6%) - 4 (6%) -
Plastics 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) 30M (2%)
Information Technology 3 (8%) - 3 (4%) -
Retail 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Aerospace - - 2 (3%) -
Automotive 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Products 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 2 (3%) -
Food 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (1%) 1.3B (98%)
Chemicals - - 1 (1%) -
Construction 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Defense - - 1 (1%) -
Engineering 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Environmental - - 1 (1%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 36 - 71 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 35 (97%) - 66 (93%) 30M (2%)
  New York 2 (6%) - 8 (11%) -
  California 4 (11%) - 7 (10%) -
  Texas 3 (8%) - 6 (8%) -
  Pennsylvania 4 (11%) - 5 (7%) -
  Illinois 2 (6%) - 5 (7%) -
  New Jersey 1 (3%) - 4 (6%) -
  Arizona 1 (3%) - 4 (6%) -
  Michigan 3 (8%) - 3 (4%) -
  Missouri 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
  Minnesota 2 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
  Ohio - - 3 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (3%) 30M (2%)
  Wisconsin 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  West Virginia 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Washington 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Utah 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  South Carolina 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Oregon 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Iowa 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Florida 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (1%) -
Mexico 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Bermuda - - 2 (3%) -
Canada - - 1 (1%) 1.3B (98%)
  Quebec - - 1 (1%) 1.3B (98%)
Domestic 35 (97%) - 66 (93%) 30M (2%)
Cross-border 1 (3%) - 5 (7%) 1.3B (98%)
Total 36 - 71 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 12 (33%) - 26 (37%) 1.3B (98%)
Growth Capital 11 (31%) - 18 (25%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (8%) - 10 (14%) 30M (2%)
Recapitalization 6 (17%) - 10 (14%) -
Divestiture 3 (8%) - 4 (6%) -
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (1%) -
Total 36 - 71 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 12 (38%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (25%) 3.7B (97%)
Trade Sale 8 (25%) 130M (3%)
IPO 1 (3%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 32 $3.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Greene Holcomb & Fisher LLC
1
Lazard Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP
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
Investor(s)
23%
16 (23%)
Strategic(s)
6%
4 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
34%
11 (34%)
Strategic(s)
53%
17 (53%)

FAQ

When was Graycliff Partners founded?

Graycliff Partners was founded in 1991.

What type of investor is Graycliff Partners?

Graycliff Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is Graycliff Partners headquartered?

Graycliff Partners is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does Graycliff Partners have under management?

Graycliff Partners has 1.0B USD under management.

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