Graycliff Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Graycliff Partners has acquired 10 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Graycliff Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (17%) and business services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and growth capital (20%). In total, Graycliff Partners has invested in 17 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 9 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 Activity80
    • M&A Buy Activity60
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 27
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 36
  • M&A Advisors 2

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 44 2 5 3 3 3 60
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (2.6/yr) # 7 4 2 4 3 - 20
vol $3.1B $152M $413M $132M $3.8B
  80

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
NewAir 2021-06-09 - Recapitalization
Cypress, California · www.newair.com
Ballymore Rolling Safety Ladders 2021-02-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Coatesville, Pennsylvania · www.ballymore.com
MKD Electric 2021-02-03 - Recapitalization
Elgin, Illinois · www.mkdelectric.com
ATRO Engineered Systems, Inc. 2020-10-01 - Growth Capital
St. Clair, Missouri · www.atrobushing.com
Gerard Daniel Worldwide, Inc. 2020-09-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hanover, Pennsylvania · www.gerarddaniel.com
Alpha Imaging, LLC 2020-06-01 - Sold to Management
Willoughby, Ohio · www.alpha-imaging.com
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
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Raptor Scientific 2019-09-10 Space Electronics LLC 2019-09-10 3
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
Manufacturing 7 (18%) - 10 (16%) -
Business Services 3 (8%) - 6 (10%) -
Building Materials 4 (10%) - 4 (7%) -
Consumer Products 4 (10%) - 4 (7%) -
Distribution 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
Education 2 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Financial Services 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
Information Technology 3 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
Aerospace 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Automotive 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Food 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Retail 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) 1.3B (98%)
Plastics - - 1 (2%) 30M (2%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) -
Defense - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Engineering 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Packaging 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 40 - 61 $1.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 33 (83%) - 51 (84%) 30M (2%)
  New York 6 (15%) - 9 (15%) -
  California 5 (13%) - 6 (10%) -
  Pennsylvania 5 (13%) - 5 (8%) -
  Illinois 2 (5%) - 4 (7%) -
  Texas 1 (3%) - 4 (7%) -
  New Jersey 2 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
  Missouri 2 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
  Ohio 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
  Arizona 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
  Michigan 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Minnesota 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (3%) 30M (2%)
  Washington 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Brazil 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Colombia 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Mexico 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Bermuda - - 2 (3%) -
Argentina 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Canada - - 1 (2%) 1.3B (98%)
  Quebec - - 1 (2%) 1.3B (98%)
Domestic 33 (83%) - 51 (84%) 30M (2%)
Cross-border 7 (18%) - 10 (16%) 1.3B (98%)
Total 40 - 61 $1.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 15 (38%) - 24 (39%) 1.3B (98%)
Growth Capital 9 (23%) - 12 (20%) -
Secondary Buyout 7 (18%) - 11 (18%) 30M (2%)
Recapitalization 6 (15%) - 9 (15%) -
Divestiture 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 40 - 61 $1.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (40%) 3.7B (97%)
Secondary Sale 8 (40%) -
Trade Sale 2 (10%) 130M (3%)
IPO 1 (5%) -
Sold to Management 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $3.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Greene Holcomb & Fisher LLC
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)
30%
18 (30%)
Strategic(s)
3%
2 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
40%
8 (40%)
Strategic(s)
50%
10 (50%)

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