Gryphon Investors Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Gryphon Investors has acquired 15 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Gryphon Investors’ most common sectors for investment arehealthcare services (12%) and consumer products (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and secondary buyout (30%). In total, Gryphon Investors has invested in 24 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Delta Educational Systems for $120M.

In the last 3 years, Gryphon Investors has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). 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 Activity112
    • M&A Buy Activity80
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 27
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 31
  • M&A Advisors 35

Gryphon Investors

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 $50 to $300 million of 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 - -
Target EBITDA - 60
Investment Size 50 300
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (5.0/yr) # 55 9 8 5 3 - 80
vol $120M $76M $196M
Sell (1.6/yr) # 24 1 3 2 1 1 32
vol $3.4B $400M $3.8B
  112

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Hepaco, Inc. 2024-02-06 400M USD Trade Sale
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.hepaco.com
Potter Electric Signal Co. 2023-11-27 - Secondary Sale
St. Louis, Missouri · www.pottersignal.com
AirX Climate Solutions, Inc. 2023-09-27 - Secondary Buyout
Yukon, Oklahoma · www.airxcs.com
Thermal Technology Distribution Solutions 2023-09-18 - Consolidation
Cincinnati, Ohio
Vetnique Labs 2023-04-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Naperville, Illinois · www.vetniquelabs.com
Heritage Distribution Holdings 2022-12-15 - Trade Sale
Birmingham, Alabama · www.heritagedistribution.com
Caylent 2022-11-15 - Growth Capital
Irvine, California · www.caylent.com
Rootstock Software 2022-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Ramon, California · www.rootstock.com
Ed’s Supply Co. Inc. 2022-04-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nashville , Tennessee · www.edssupply.com
Vision Innovation Partners 2022-04-07 - Secondary Buyout
Annapolis, Maryland · www.visioninnovation-partners.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Kano Laboratories, Inc. 2020-11-19 Synco Chemical - Super Lube & Synco Brands 2024-01-22 1
Nashville, Tennessee · www.kanolabs.com Bohemia, New York
Ncontracts LLC 2020-01-23 Quantivate LLC 2023-12-12 4
Brentwood, Tennessee · www.ncontracts.com Bothell, Washington · www.quantivate.com
JENSEN HUGHES, Inc. 2015-12-08 Warringtonfire 2023-12-07 18
Baltimore, Maryland · www.jensenhughes.com Warringtonfire, Australia · www.warringtonfire.com
Ncontracts LLC 2020-01-23 OnSemble 2021-11-19 3
Brentwood, Tennessee · www.ncontracts.com , United States · www.onsembleintranet.com
Physical Rehabilitation Network LLC 2020-12-17 360 PT Management LLC 2021-09-02 8
Carlsbad, California · www.prnpt.com Chandler, Arizona · www.360physicaltherapy.com
Shermco Industries, Inc. 2018-06-05 Sigma Six Solutions 2021-06-07 6
Irving, Texas · www.shermco.com Auburn, Washington · www.sigmasix.com
Smile Brands Group, Inc. 2016-08-18 Midwest Dental, Inc. 2020-12-02 10
Irvine, California · www.smilebrands.com Mondovi, Wisconsin · www.midwest-dental.com
Smile Brands Group, Inc. 2016-08-18 DecisionOne Dental Partners 2019-01-09 9
Irvine, California · www.smilebrands.com Schaumburg, Illinois · www.decisiononedental.com
JENSEN HUGHES, Inc. 2015-12-08 Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corp. 2016-04-05 17
Baltimore, Maryland · www.jensenhughes.com Glenview, Illinois · www.aonfpe.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 4 (8%) - 9 (11%) -
Consumer Products 5 (10%) - 7 (9%) -
Business Services 3 (6%) 76M (39%) 6 (8%) 76M (39%)
Food 3 (6%) - 6 (8%) -
Education 4 (8%) 120M (61%) 5 (6%) 120M (61%)
Distribution 4 (8%) - 5 (6%) -
Information Technology 3 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Safety/Security 2 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
Staffing 1 (2%) - 4 (5%) -
Chemicals 3 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Software 3 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Automotive 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Services 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Environmental 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Life Science - - 2 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Retail 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Transportation 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Beverages - - 1 (1%) -
Building Materials 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (1%) -
Machinery - - 1 (1%) -
Manufacturing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Packaging 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Utilities 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 48 $196M 80 $196M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 47 (98%) 120M (61%) 79 (99%) 120M (61%)
  California 10 (21%) - 17 (21%) -
  Texas 4 (8%) - 8 (10%) -
  Illinois 5 (10%) - 7 (9%) -
  Tennessee 4 (8%) - 4 (5%) -
  Maryland 4 (8%) - 4 (5%) -
  Florida 3 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
  North Carolina 2 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
  Minnesota 2 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
  Ohio 1 (2%) - 4 (5%) -
  Virginia 2 (4%) 120M (61%) 3 (4%) 120M (61%)
  Alabama 2 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  New Jersey 1 (2%) - 3 (4%) -
  New York 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
  Kansas - - 2 (3%) -
  Iowa 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Oregon 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Washington - - 1 (1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 1 (2%) 76M (39%) 1 (1%) 76M (39%)
  Ontario 1 (2%) 76M (39%) 1 (1%) 76M (39%)
Domestic 47 (98%) 120M (61%) 79 (99%) 120M (61%)
Cross-border 1 (2%) 76M (39%) 1 (1%) 76M (39%)
Total 48 $196M 80 $196M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 13 (27%) - 30 (38%) -
Secondary Buyout 18 (38%) 196M (100%) 24 (30%) 196M (100%)
Growth Capital 7 (15%) - 9 (11%) -
Recapitalization 3 (6%) - 7 (9%) -
Divestiture 3 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Consolidation 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Total 48 $196M 80 $196M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 13 (41%) 840M (22%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (28%) 2.5B (65%)
Trade Sale 9 (28%) 518M (14%)
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 32 $3.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
William Blair
7
Houlihan Lokey
5
Raymond James - Investment Banking
4
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis
40
Katten Muchin Rosenman
2
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $120M
< $100M 1 $76M
TOTAL $196M
Largest Delta Educational Systems, Inc.
$120M (2006-05-12)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 9 $3.8B
TOTAL $3.8B
Largest Flagstone Foods, Inc.
$860M (2014-06-30)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
31%
25 (31%)
Strategic(s)
5%
4 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
41%
13 (41%)
Strategic(s)
53%
17 (53%)

FAQ

When was Gryphon Investors founded?

Gryphon Investors was founded in 1997.

What type of investor is Gryphon Investors?

Gryphon Investors is a private equity firm.

Where is Gryphon Investors headquartered?

Gryphon Investors is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

How much capital does Gryphon Investors have under management?

Gryphon Investors has 8.9B USD under management.

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