Guardian Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Guardian Capital Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Guardian Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (27%) and manufacturing (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%) and growth capital (34%). In total, Guardian Capital Partners has invested in 11 US states.

In the last 3 years, Guardian Capital Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 7

Guardian Capital Partners

Devon Square I, 724 West Lancaster Avenue Suite 120,
Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087
United States
(610) 263-0100
www.guardiancp.com
gcp@guardiancp.com

Guardian Capital Partners is a smaller private equity firm focused on control investments in family-owned companies and corporate divestitures. Guardian looks for profitable businesses with a 'history of stability' and a 'strong instaleed customer base'. Prospective opportunities are located in the US and typically generate sales of $20 to $100 million. Target sectors include industrial, manufacturing, business services, consumer products, and healthcare/medical devices. Guardian Capital Partners was formed in 2007 and is based in Wayne, Pennsylvania.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Electronics, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 100
Target EBITDA 3 9
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 8 15
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 8 2 - 1 3 1 15
Sell (0.4/yr) # 3 - 1 1 - - 5
  20

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Flat River Group LLC 2020-01-09 - Growth Capital
Belding, Michigan · www.flatrivergroup.com
CREWBOSS P.P.E. 2019-11-14 - Secondary Buyout
Eugene, Oregon · www.crewbossppe.com
Western Shelter Systems 2019-11-14 - Secondary Buyout
Eugene, Oregon · www.westernshelter.com
Tactical Medical Solutions (TacMed Solutions) 2019-01-11 - Growth Capital
Anderson, South Carolina · www.tacmedsolutions.com
PPI-Time Zero, Inc. 2018-09-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Paterson, New Jersey · www.ppi-timezero.com
SMG Extol, Inc. 2018-08-02 - Growth Capital
Fremont, California · www.directline.us
Kwik Tek, Inc. 2017-01-19 - Secondary Buyout
Denver, Colorado · www.kwiktek.com
Carson Dellosa Education 2016-07-26 - Secondary Buyout
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.carsondellosa.com
Rose America Corp. (dba Hyper Pet) 2016-01-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Wichita, Kansas · www.hyper-pet.com
Engineered Network Systems LLC 2015-10-13 - Growth Capital
Burnsville, Minnesota · www.ens-co.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Carson Dellosa Education 2016-07-26 Kids Station Toys, Inc. 2019-06-04 2
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.carsondellosa.com Miami, Florida · www.kidsstationtoys.com
Carson Dellosa Education 2016-07-26 Rourke Educational Media LLC 2017-06-12 1
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.carsondellosa.com Vero Beach, Florida · www.rourkeeducationalmedia.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 2 (22%) - 4 (27%) -
Manufacturing 3 (33%) - 3 (20%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (7%) -
Business Services 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
Communications 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
Distribution 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
E-Commerce 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
Electronics - - 1 (7%) -
Furniture - - 1 (7%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (7%) -
Total 9 - 15 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 9 (100%) - 15 (100%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (11%) - 3 (20%) -
  Oregon 2 (22%) - 2 (13%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (13%) -
  South Carolina 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
  North Carolina 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
  Minnesota 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
  Michigan 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
  Kansas 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
  California 1 (11%) - 1 (7%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (7%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (7%) -
Total 9 - 15 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (11%) - 5 (33%) -
Growth Capital 5 (56%) - 5 (33%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (33%) - 4 (27%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (7%) -
Total 9 - 15 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (60%) -
Trade Sale 2 (40%) -
Total 5 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
1
Marcum LLP
1
Legal Deals
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
2
DLA Piper
2
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
2

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
4 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
2 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
2 50%

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