M&A Deal Summary

Audax Private Equity and Greyrock Capital Group Acquire Andrews International

On October 6, 2008, private equity firm Audax Private Equity and mezzanine finance firm Greyrock Capital Group acquired safety/security company Andrews International from MVP Capital Partners, DFW Capital Partners, Equis Capital Partners, Greyrock Capital Group and New Canaan Funding for 161M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Audax Private Equity’s 1st and Greyrock Capital Group’s 2nd transaction in the Safety/Security sector.
  • This is Audax Private Equity’s 4th and Greyrock Capital Group’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Audax Private Equity’s 40th and Greyrock Capital Group’s 35th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Audax Private Equity’s 4th and Greyrock Capital Group’s 9th transaction in California.
Investment Fate
  • Andrews International was sold to a strategic buyer in 2018.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2008-10-06
Target Andrews International
Sector Safety/Security
Buyer(s) Audax Private Equity
Greyrock Capital Group
Sellers(s) MVP Capital Partners
DFW Capital Partners
Equis Capital Partners
Greyrock Capital Group
New Canaan Funding
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 161M USD
Advisor(s) Lazard Ltd. (Financial)

Target

Andrews International

Valencia, California, United States
website
Andrews International is a provider of private security and risk mitigation services to the entertainment, high-end retail, financial services, commercial property management, and education verticals.

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Buyer(S) 2

Buyer

Audax Private Equity

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1999
PE ASSETS 16.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Audax Private Equity is a private equity firm focused on acquiring control positions in a variety of mid to large North American headquartered companies. The Firm segments its activities into lower middle-market and larger scale investing. Within its larger group, Audax targets profitable businesses valued up to $800 million and within its lower middle-market group, the Firm seeks companies valued up to $125 million. Sectors of interest include business services, consumer products/services, financial services, healthcare services, industrial services, software, and technology. Audax has a special interest in businesses that can benefit from a buy and build investment strategy for growth. Audax Private Equity was formed in 1999 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 42 of 153
Sector (Safety/Security) 1 of 5
Type (Secondary Buyout) 14 of 71
State (California) 4 of 13
Country (United States) 40 of 145
Year (2008) 8 of 9
Size (of disclosed) 4 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-05-01 Great Expressions Dental Centers

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States

Great Expressions is a branded dental practice network that provides comprehensive affordable dental services distinguished by convenience, value, and a broad acceptance of insurance plans.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-10-14 Newfold Digital

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Newfold Digital is a provider of shared web hosting services to small businesses. Newfield Digital helps customers of all sizes build a digital presence that delivers results. Newfold Digital has extensive product offerings and personalized support with customers to serve their online presence needs. Newfold Digital was founded in 1997 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Buyer

Greyrock Capital Group

Walnut Creek, California, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Mezzanine Finance Firm
Founded 2002
PE ASSETS 350M USD
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Greyrock Capital Group provides mezzanine debt and equity capital to finance buyouts, recapitalizations and growth needs of middle market companies. Greyrock looks to invest between $8 and $40 million of equity and/or junior capital in companies with minimum revenues of $10 million and at least $2 million of EBITDA. Greyrock prefers companies in defensible markets with low cost structures. Greyrock Capital was formed in 2002 and has offices in San Francisco, California; Chicago, Illinois; and Westport, Connecticut.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 35 of 61
Sector (Safety/Security) 2 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 5 of 12
State (California) 9 of 15
Country (United States) 35 of 60
Year (2008) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-10-01 Novolyte Technologies

Independence, Ohio, United States

Novolyte Technologies is a manufacturer and supplier of specialty electrolyte materials and high performance solvents for lithium ion battery and energy storage applications.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2009-04-30 SoftWriters

Allison Park, Pennsylvania, United States

SoftWriters, Inc. is a software solution provider servicing pharmacies that provide care to long term post-acute care patients, assisted living residents, independent living residents, pharmacies servicing group homes, correctional facilities, specialty pharmacies, and pharmacies servicing 340B contracts.

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Seller(S) 5

SELLER

MVP Capital Partners

Radnor, Pennsylvania, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1985
PE ASSETS 200M USD
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

MVP Capital Partners is a private equity firm focuses on investing in middle market companies with $10-100 million in revenues through buyouts, recapitalizations and expansion capital financing and providing growth capital investments in later stage businesses as well as equity financing to support acquisitions and recapitalization. MVP generally looks at US-based companies valued up to $100 million. Target sectors include aviation, business/financial services, healthcare, niche manufacturing, publishing/media, and specialty retail/consumer. MVP Capital Partners was formed in 1987 and is located in Radnor, Pennsylvania.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 13
Sector (Safety/Security) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 5
State (California) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 7 of 13
Year (2008) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-07-20 SupplyOne

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, United States

SupplyOne is a specialty packaging manufacturer and consumable industrial supplies distributors. SupplyOne offers a total systems approach to packaging solutions from design and manufacturing of custom corrugated boxes, engineered protective packaging, load unitizing and product identification labels. SupplyOne was founded in 1998 and is based in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-05-11 Air Culinaire Worldwide

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Air Culinaire International, and CaterLink Worldwide. As the largest private aviation caterer, we are dedicated to providing innovative catering solutions for charter operators, corporate flight departments, fractional operators, flight attendants, international flight management companies and FBO's.

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SELLER

DFW Capital Partners

New York, New Jersey, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1983
PE ASSETS 600M USD
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

DFW Capital Partners is a private equity firm that invests in high-growth middle-market service companies generating revenues up to $200 million. Specific service areas of interest include business services, industrial services, and healthcare services. Prospective transactions include growth capital financing, acquisition financing, management buyouts, and recapitalization. DFW will not invest in start-ups, real estate, or pure R&D companies. DFW Capital Partners was formed in 1983 and is based in Teaneck, New Jersey.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 10 of 24
Sector (Safety/Security) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 4 of 11
State (California) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 10 of 24
Year (2008) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 3 of 8
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-09-01 ConsoliDent

Miami Gardens, Florida, United States

ConsoliDent, Inc. a dental practice management company with operations in Florida and Michigan providing a full range of general dentistry services and specialty dental services in orthodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, and periodontics.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-12-01 Venio

New York, New York, United States

Venio locates owners of unclaimed assets or abandoned property for banks, brokerage firms, mutual funds, insurance companies and publicly held companies. Venio search and location, reporting and risk management services ensure compliance with SEC and state regulations, reduce expenses and improve customer and asset retention.

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SELLER

Equis Capital Partners

Hoboken, New Jersey, United States

Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2002
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Equis Capital Partners LLC is a private equity group focused on small to mid-sized company investments in the manufacturing, consumer products, and services sectors. Equis looks to partner with existing management when pursuing transactions. Target companies typically have revenues of $10 to $100 million and EBITDA of $3 to $10 million. The Firm will not invest in stage, high tech, or turnaround situations. Equis was formed in 2002 and is based in Hoboken, New Jersey.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 2
Sector (Safety/Security) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 2
State (California) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 2
Year (2008) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-05-17 Buzzy

Tyrone, Georgia, United States

Buzzy, Inc., is a designer and manufacturer of plant grow kits and other garden products for the consumer market. The company's products are sold to retailers in the United States under the Buzzy brand name.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-12-03 Orthofeet

Northvale, New Jersey, United States

Orthofeet is a designer and manufacturer of orthopedic shoes and custom orthotics primarily serving the diabetic market. Orthofeet was formed in 1984 and is based in Northvale, New Jersey.

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SELLER

Greyrock Capital Group

Walnut Creek, California, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Mezzanine Finance Firm
Founded 2002
PE ASSETS 350M USD
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Greyrock Capital Group provides mezzanine debt and equity capital to finance buyouts, recapitalizations and growth needs of middle market companies. Greyrock looks to invest between $8 and $40 million of equity and/or junior capital in companies with minimum revenues of $10 million and at least $2 million of EBITDA. Greyrock prefers companies in defensible markets with low cost structures. Greyrock Capital was formed in 2002 and has offices in San Francisco, California; Chicago, Illinois; and Westport, Connecticut.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 45
Sector (Safety/Security) 1 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 18
State (California) 4 of 11
Country (United States) 7 of 45
Year (2008) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 5 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-10-01 Novolyte Technologies

Independence, Ohio, United States

Novolyte Technologies is a manufacturer and supplier of specialty electrolyte materials and high performance solvents for lithium ion battery and energy storage applications.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2009-04-30 SoftWriters

Allison Park, Pennsylvania, United States

SoftWriters, Inc. is a software solution provider servicing pharmacies that provide care to long term post-acute care patients, assisted living residents, independent living residents, pharmacies servicing group homes, correctional facilities, specialty pharmacies, and pharmacies servicing 340B contracts.

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SELLER

New Canaan Funding

New Canaan, Connecticut, United States

website


Category Mezzanine Finance Firm
Founded 1995
PE ASSETS 238M USD
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

New Canaan Funding is a middle-market mezzanine finance firm. New Canaan looks to provide subordinated debt to help fund acquisitions, recapitalizations and growth financings. New Canaan invests $3 to $20 million per transaction with an EBITDA of $3 million. New Canaan Funding was formed in 1995 and has offices in New Canaan, Connecticut and Wheaton, Illinois.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 36
Sector (Safety/Security) 2 of 3
Type (Secondary Buyout) 2 of 16
State (California) 2 of 3
Country (United States) 8 of 35
Year (2008) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 4 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-09-30 DuBois Chemicals

Sharonville, Ohio, United States

DuBois Chemicals is a chemical maker whose products are used for cleaning in a wide variety of industries. DuBois prides itself on high-quality solutions that improve efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and perform to the most demanding standards. DuBois Chemicals was founded in 1920 and is based in Sharonville, Ohio.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2009-06-01 Nordco

Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States

Nordco is a provider of highly-engineered equipment, parts and services to the railroad maintenance-of-way, railcar moving and rail flaw detection sectors. Nordco was founded in 1926 and is based in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

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