Gryphon Investors Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Gryphon Investors has acquired 13 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

Gryphon Investors’ most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (13%) and business services (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (36%) and secondary buyout (33%). 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 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (56%). 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 Activity87
    • M&A Buy Activity62
    • M&A Sell Activity25
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 27
  • M&A Advisors 30

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.4/yr) # 40 3 8 3 8 - 62
vol $120M $76M $196M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 20 - 2 2 1 - 25
vol $3.4B $3.4B
  87

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Right Time Heating and Air Conditioning Canada, Inc. 2020-12-30 76M CAD Secondary Buyout
St. Catharines, Ontario · www.right-time.ca
Meazure Learning 2020-12-22 - Growth Capital
Birmingham, Alabama · www.meazurelearning.com
Physical Rehabilitation Network LLC 2020-12-17 - Secondary Buyout
Carlsbad, California · www.prnpt.com
Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. 2020-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Bridgewater, New Jersey · www.matrixxinc.com
Kano Laboratories, Inc. 2020-11-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nashville, Tennessee · www.kanolabs.com
Vessco, Inc. 2020-11-16 - Secondary Buyout
Chanhassen, Minnesota · www.vessco.com
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
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
HEPACO, Inc. 2016-08-23 Summit Environmental Services, Inc. - Field Services Division 2021-01-22 6
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.hepaco.com Indianapolis, Indiana
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
HEPACO, Inc. 2016-08-23 PetroChem Recovery Services, Inc. 2019-01-18 5
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.hepaco.com Norfolk, Virginia · www.petrochemrecovery.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 12
Baltimore, Maryland · www.jensenhughes.com Glenview, Illinois · www.aonfpe.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 5 (14%) - 8 (13%) -
Business Services 2 (5%) 76M (39%) 5 (8%) 76M (39%)
Food 3 (8%) - 5 (8%) -
Education 4 (11%) 120M (61%) 4 (6%) 120M (61%)
Consumer Products 2 (5%) - 4 (6%) -
Software 4 (11%) - 4 (6%) -
Staffing 1 (3%) - 4 (6%) -
Retail 2 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Safety/Security 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
Automotive 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Services 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Environmental 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Life Science - - 2 (3%) -
Transportation 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Beverages - - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Distribution 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Insurance - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Packaging 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Utilities 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 37 $196M 62 $196M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 36 (97%) 120M (61%) 61 (98%) 120M (61%)
  California 5 (14%) - 12 (19%) -
  Texas 3 (8%) - 6 (10%) -
  North Carolina 3 (8%) - 4 (6%) -
  Minnesota 3 (8%) - 4 (6%) -
  Illinois 3 (8%) - 4 (6%) -
  Maryland 3 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
  Virginia 2 (5%) 120M (61%) 3 (5%) 120M (61%)
  Florida 2 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
  Ohio 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
  New Jersey 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) -
  Tennessee 2 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Kansas - - 2 (3%) -
  Wisconsin 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%) -
  Alabama 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 1 (3%) 76M (39%) 1 (2%) 76M (39%)
  Ontario 1 (3%) 76M (39%) 1 (2%) 76M (39%)
Domestic 36 (97%) 120M (61%) 61 (98%) 120M (61%)
Cross-border 1 (3%) 76M (39%) 1 (2%) 76M (39%)
Total 37 $196M 62 $196M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (19%) - 22 (35%) -
Secondary Buyout 17 (46%) 196M (100%) 20 (32%) 196M (100%)
Recapitalization 3 (8%) - 7 (11%) -
Growth Capital 5 (14%) - 6 (10%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (8%) - 4 (6%) -
Divestiture 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 37 $196M 62 $196M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (36%) 840M (24%)
Trade Sale 8 (32%) 518M (15%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (28%) 2.1B (60%)
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 25 $3.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Houlihan Lokey
5
Raymond James - Investment Banking
2
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.
2
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
24
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
2
Katten Muchin Rosenman 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 8 $3.4B
TOTAL $3.4B
Largest Flagstone Foods, Inc.
$860M (2014-06-30)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
34%
21 (34%)
Strategic(s)
3%
2 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
36%
9 (36%)
Strategic(s)
56%
14 (56%)

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