Grindstone Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Grindstone Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (25%) and information technology (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and growth capital (50%). In total, Grindstone Partners has invested in 2 US states.

In the last 3 years, Grindstone Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Grindstone Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Fulcrum IT Services for $193M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

Grindstone Partners LLC

600 Cameron Street, Suite 310,
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
United States
(703) 627-9577
www.grindstonepartners.com
info@grindstonepartners.com

Grindstone Partners LLC is a private equity firm specializing in buyouts and growth capital investments in small and mid market companies throughout the US. The Firm looks to invests $2 to $20 million equity per transaction. Areas of interest includes manufacturing, healthcare, direct marketing, telecommunication, software, building products and business services. Grindstone Partners LLC was formed in 2009 and is based in Alexandria, Virginia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 20
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - - 1 - 2
vol $193M $193M
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Fulcrum IT Services LLC 2019-02-26 193M USD Add-on Acquisition
Centreville, Virginia · www.fulcrumit.com
Phoenix Renovation Corp. ( dba SageWater) 2014-04-01 - Growth Capital
Alexandria, Virginia · www.sagewater.com
TelStar Hosted Services, Inc. 2012-10-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Leesburg, Virginia · www.telstarhosted.com
Flywheel Healthcare ( dba Young at Heart Pharmacy) 2011-05-06 - Growth Capital
Carmel, Indiana
Fulcrum IT Services LLC 2010-04-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Centreville, Virginia · www.fulcrumit.com
TelStar Hosted Services, Inc. 2010-01-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Leesburg, Virginia · www.telstarhosted.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (100%) - 1 (25%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (25%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (25%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (25%) -
Total 1 - 4 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 4 (100%) -
  Virginia 1 (100%) - 3 (75%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (25%) -
Total 1 - 4 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 2 (50%) -
Growth Capital 1 (100%) - 2 (50%) -
Total 1 - 4 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) 193M (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $193M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $193M
TOTAL $193M
Largest Fulcrum IT Services LLC
$193M (2019-02-26)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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