Gryphon Investors Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Gryphon Investors has acquired 21 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

Gryphon Investors’ most common sectors for investment arehealthcare services (12%) and food (8%) . 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 (52%). 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 Activity106
    • M&A Buy Activity77
    • M&A Sell Activity29
  • Total Sectors Invested 27
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 31
  • M&A Advisors 33

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (6.8/yr) # 43 8 4 9 8 5 77
vol $120M $76M $196M
Sell (1.8/yr) # 20 2 2 1 3 1 29
vol $3.4B $3.4B
  106

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Field Service Holdings LLC 2022-01-04 - Add-on Acquisition
McKinney, Texas · www.fieldroutes.com
Repipe Specialists 2022-01-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Burbank, California · www.repipe.com
Vivify Specialty Ingredients 2021-12-27 - Secondary Buyout
Glendale Heights, Illinois · www.vivifycompany.com
Revision Skincare 2021-11-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Irving, Texas · www.revisionskincare.com
Goodier Cosmetics 2021-11-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dallas, Texas · www.goodiercosmetics.com
Metagenics, Inc. 2021-10-18 - Divestiture
Aliso Viejo, California · www.metagenics.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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
HEPACO, Inc. 2016-08-23 Summit Environmental Services, Inc. - Field Services Division 2021-01-22 7
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 6
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 16
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 (12%) -
Business Services 3 (6%) 76M (39%) 6 (8%) 76M (39%)
Consumer Products 4 (8%) - 6 (8%) -
Food 3 (6%) - 6 (8%) -
Education 4 (8%) 120M (61%) 4 (5%) 120M (61%)
Distribution 4 (8%) - 4 (5%) -
Information Technology 3 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Safety/Security 2 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
Software 4 (8%) - 4 (5%) -
Staffing 1 (2%) - 4 (5%) -
Chemicals 3 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
Automotive 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) -
Consumer Services 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Environmental 2 (4%) - 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%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Machinery - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Packaging 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Utilities 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 49 $196M 77 $196M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 48 (98%) 120M (61%) 76 (99%) 120M (61%)
  California 10 (20%) - 17 (22%) -
  Texas 5 (10%) - 8 (10%) -
  Illinois 4 (8%) - 5 (6%) -
  Tennessee 4 (8%) - 4 (5%) -
  Maryland 4 (8%) - 4 (5%) -
  Florida 3 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
  North Carolina 3 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
  Minnesota 2 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
  Alabama 3 (6%) - 3 (4%) -
  Virginia 2 (4%) 120M (61%) 3 (4%) 120M (61%)
  New Jersey 1 (2%) - 3 (4%) -
  Ohio - - 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%) -
  Missouri 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Washington - - 1 (1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (1%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 1 (2%) 76M (39%) 1 (1%) 76M (39%)
  Ontario 1 (2%) 76M (39%) 1 (1%) 76M (39%)
Domestic 48 (98%) 120M (61%) 76 (99%) 120M (61%)
Cross-border 1 (2%) 76M (39%) 1 (1%) 76M (39%)
Total 49 $196M 77 $196M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 13 (27%) - 29 (38%) -
Secondary Buyout 19 (39%) 196M (100%) 23 (30%) 196M (100%)
Growth Capital 8 (16%) - 9 (12%) -
Recapitalization 3 (6%) - 7 (9%) -
Divestiture 3 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) -
Total 49 $196M 77 $196M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 12 (41%) 840M (24%)
Trade Sale 9 (31%) 518M (15%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (24%) 2.1B (60%)
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 29 $3.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Houlihan Lokey
5
William Blair & Co. LLC
5
Raymond James - Investment Banking
3
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
36
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
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 8 $3.4B
TOTAL $3.4B
Largest Flagstone Foods, Inc.
$860M (2014-06-30)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
31%
24 (31%)
Strategic(s)
5%
4 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
41%
12 (41%)
Strategic(s)
52%
15 (52%)

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