M&A Deal Summary

H.I.G. Capital Acquires Continental Batteries

On January 21, 2021, private equity firm H.I.G. Capital acquired electrical equipment company Continental Batteries from Incline Equity Partners

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is H.I.G. Capital’s 2nd transaction in the Electrical Equipment sector.
  • This is H.I.G. Capital’s 180th transaction in the United States.
  • This is H.I.G. Capital’s 17th transaction in Texas.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2021-01-21
Target Continental Batteries
Sector Electrical Equipment
Buyer(s) H.I.G. Capital
Sellers(s) Incline Equity Partners
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Advisor(s) Dentons (Legal)

Target

Continental Batteries

Dallas, Texas, United States
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Continental is a distributor of aftermarket batteries to the electric utility vehicle (EUV), automotive, commercial, marine, and industrial markets. Founded in 1932 and based in Dallas, TX, Continental Batteries operates more than 100 branches throughout North America.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

H.I.G. Capital

Miami, Florida, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1993
PE ASSETS 25.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

HIG Private Equity is the private equity arm of HIG Capital LLC. The firm focuses on management buyouts, growth equity investments, and recapitalizations of middle market companies with an enterprise value of $50 - $500 million. The Firm also will consider add-on acquisitions, industry consolidations, going-privates, and corporate divestitures. Sectors of interest include aerospace, building materials, business services, consumer products, distribution, healthcare, infrastructure, contracting, manufacturing, media, oil & gas services, IT, and transportation. HIG was formed in 1993 and has offices in Miami, Atlanta, Boston, and San Francisco. HIG's European affiliate is HIG Europe with offices in London, Hamburg, and Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 273 of 312
Sector (Electrical Equipment) 2 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 39 of 48
State (Texas) 17 of 20
Country (United States) 180 of 205
Year (2021) 5 of 36
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-01-12 JumpCloud, Inc.

Boulder, Colorado, United States

JumpCloud, Inc. provides people secure access to the resources they need to do their jobs. JumpCloud Directory Platform gives IT, security operations, and DevOps a single, cloud-based solution to control and manage employee identities, their devices, and apply Zero Trust principles. JumpCloud was founded in 2012 and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-01-27 Sitetracker, Inc.

Palo Alto, California, United States

Sitetracker, Inc. is a cloud-based solution company that offers purpose-built and customizable project management workflows tailored for critical infrastructure industries such as telecom, utilities, and alternative energy. Sitetracker was founded in 2013 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Incline Equity Partners

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1982
PE ASSETS 2.8B USD
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Incline Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on lower middle-market growth companies. The Firm targets companies located in the US and Canada with enterprise values ranging from $25 to $450 million. Prospective transaction types include buyouts, minority recapitalizations, and corporate divestitures. Incline Equity Partners was formerly known as PNC Equity Partners. The Firm is based in Pittsburgh.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 31 of 37
Sector (Electrical Equipment) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 17 of 22
State (Texas) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 30 of 36
Year (2021) 2 of 8
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-01-12 Jon-Don, Inc.

Roselle, Illinois, United States

Jon-Don is a national value-added distributor of equipment, supplies and training for specialty contractors in the water restoration, carpet cleaning, concrete surface prep and polishing, building service and abatement end markets. Since its founding in 1978, Jon-Don has built a reputation in the industry as a trusted supplier to the specialty contractor market for products, job-site recommendations and customer service. The Company offers a comprehensive suite of products across multiple categories that allows for convenient one-stop shopping.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-01-28 Hartland Controls LLC

Rock Falls, Illinois, United States

Hartland Controls LLC is a provider of electrical system components to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning market, as well as other industrial end markets. Hartland Controls was founded in 2002 and is based in Rock Falls, Illinois.

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