Gryphon Investors Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Gryphon Investors has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

Gryphon Investors’ most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (13%) and food (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and secondary buyout (29%). In total, Gryphon Investors has invested in 23 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Delta Educational Systems for $120M.

In the last 3 years, Gryphon Investors has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (55%). Gryphon Investors’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Flagstone Foods for $860M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity80
    • M&A Buy Activity56
    • M&A Sell Activity24
  • Total Sectors Invested 22
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 26
  • M&A Advisors 28

Gryphon Investors

One Maritime Plaza, Suite 2300,
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
(415) 217-7400
www.gryphon-inv.com
info@gryphoninvestors.com

Gryphon Investors is a private equity firm focused on making $25 to $50 million equity or equity-linked investments in middle-market companies. Target transaction situations include traditional buyouts, leveraged build-ups, and growth financings. Gryphon will consider both control and shared-control positions. Sectors of interest include business services, consumer, retail, automotive, chemicals, general manufacturing, healthcare, and hotels. Gryphon Investors was formed in 1997 and is based in San Francisco, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Food, Healthcare Services, Insurance, Life Science, Medical Products, Retail, Safety/Security, Staffing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 25 250
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 150
Enterprise Value 25 50
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (4.0/yr) # 36 4 3 7 3 3 56
vol $120M $120M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 18 2 - 2 2 - 24
vol $2.6B $825M $3.4B
  80

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
3Cloud LLC 2020-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rancho Cordova, Illinois · www.3cloudsolutions.com
Pacur, LLC 2020-02-11 - Stake Purchase
Oshkosh, Wisconsin · www.pacur.com
Ncontracts LLC 2020-01-23 - Secondary Buyout
Brentwood, Tennessee · www.ncontracts.com
Heartland Veterinary Partners LLC 2019-12-12 - Secondary Buyout
Chicago, Illinois · www.heartlandvetpartners.com
ECG Management Consultants, Inc. 2019-09-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.ecgmc.com
LEARN Behavioral 2019-03-19 - Secondary Buyout
Baltimore, Maryland · www.learnbehavioral.com
DLC, Inc. (DLC Group) 2019-01-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Woodland Hills, California · www.dlcinc.com
Johnson & Johnson - RoC Skincare 2019-01-22 - Divestiture
New Brunswick, New Jersey · www.rocskincare.com
Orchid Underwriters Agency, Inc. 2018-12-20 - Secondary Buyout
Vero Beach, Florida · www.orchidinsurance.com
RegEd, Inc. 2018-12-20 - Secondary Buyout
Morrisville, North Carolina · www.reged.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
JENSEN HUGHES, Inc. 2015-12-08 L2 Paloturvallisuus Oy 2020-03-05 11
Baltimore, Maryland · www.jensenhughes.com Helsinki, Finland · www.l2.fi
HEPACO, Inc. 2016-08-23 Evergreen AES Environmental Services 2020-02-04 5
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.hepaco.com Shelbyville, Kentucky · www.evergreenaes.com
Potter Electric Signal Co. 2017-12-20 TowerIQ, Inc. 2020-01-14 1
St. Louis, Missouri · www.pottersignal.com Long Island City, New York · www.tower-iq.com
JENSEN HUGHES, Inc. 2015-12-08 SAFire Co. Ltd. 2020-01-07 10
Baltimore, Maryland · www.jensenhughes.com Seoul, South Korea · www.safire.co.kr
JENSEN HUGHES, Inc. 2015-12-08 IFIC Forensics 2019-12-12 9
Baltimore, Maryland · www.jensenhughes.com London, United Kingdom · www.ific.co.uk
Wind River Environmental LLC 2017-04-04 Cooke’s Plumbing & Septic Services 2019-12-04 20
Hudson, Massachusetts · www.wrenvironmental.com Stuart, Florida · www.callcookes.com
Wind River Environmental LLC 2017-04-04 Select Processing Of Orlando 2019-12-02 19
Hudson, Massachusetts · www.wrenvironmental.com Orlando, Florida
Wind River Environmental LLC 2017-04-04 L&L Environmental, Inc. 2019-11-01 18
Hudson, Massachusetts · www.wrenvironmental.com Redlands, California · www.llenviroinc.com
Wind River Environmental LLC 2017-04-04 Gibson Septic Tank Services 2019-10-14 17
Hudson, Massachusetts · www.wrenvironmental.com North Fort Myers, Florida · www.gibsonseptic.com
Smile Brands Group, Inc. 2016-08-18 North Natomas Sacramento Dentist 2019-10-10 8
Irvine, California · www.smilebrands.com Sacramento, California · www.natomasdentistry.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 4 (13%) - 7 (13%) -
Food 3 (9%) - 5 (9%) -
Education 4 (13%) 120M (100%) 4 (7%) 120M (100%)
Business Services 1 (3%) - 4 (7%) -
Consumer Products 2 (6%) - 4 (7%) -
Staffing 1 (3%) - 4 (7%) -
Retail 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
Safety/Security 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
Software 3 (9%) - 3 (5%) -
Automotive 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Services 2 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Environmental 2 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Life Science - - 2 (4%) -
Transportation 2 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Beverages - - 1 (2%) -
Insurance - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Packaging 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Utilities 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 32 $120M 56 $120M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 32 (100%) 120M (100%) 56 (100%) 120M (100%)
  California 4 (13%) - 11 (20%) -
  Texas 3 (9%) - 6 (11%) -
  North Carolina 3 (9%) - 4 (7%) -
  Illinois 3 (9%) - 4 (7%) -
  Maryland 3 (9%) - 3 (5%) -
  Virginia 2 (6%) 120M (100%) 3 (5%) 120M (100%)
  Minnesota 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
  Florida 2 (6%) - 3 (5%) -
  Ohio 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
  New Jersey 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
  Kansas - - 2 (4%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  South Carolina 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Iowa 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (2%) -
Total 32 $120M 56 $120M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (19%) - 21 (38%) -
Secondary Buyout 14 (44%) 120M (100%) 16 (29%) 120M (100%)
Recapitalization 3 (9%) - 7 (13%) -
Growth Capital 4 (13%) - 5 (9%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (9%) - 4 (7%) -
Divestiture 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 32 $120M 56 $120M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (38%) 840M (24%)
Trade Sale 8 (33%) 518M (15%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (25%) 2.1B (60%)
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 24 $3.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Houlihan Lokey
5
Deloitte
2
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.
2
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
19
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
2
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $120M
TOTAL $120M
Largest Delta Educational Systems, Inc.
$120M (2006-05-12)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 8 $3.4B
TOTAL $3.4B
Largest Flagstone Foods, Inc.
$860M (2014-06-30)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
92%
24 92%
Strategic(s)
8%
2 8%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
48%
12 48%
Strategic(s)
52%
13 52%

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