Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners has acquired 4 companies.

Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are machinery (27%) and manufacturing (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (66%) and recapitalization (24%). In total, Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners has invested in 11 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Magnatech International for $36M.

In the last 3 years, Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (38%). Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold MEGTEC Systems for $155M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity42
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13

Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners

301 Tresser Blvd., Suite 1333,
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
United States
(203) 602-0011
www.hrco.com
sio@hrco.com

Hamilton Robinson (HR) is a private equity firm that targets investments in small to mid-sized companies with revenues between $15 and $200 million headquartered in the US or Canada. Preferred industries include industrial processes and engineered products, energy and utility equipment and services, business and commercial services, and specialty publishing. HR looks for companies needing equity capital for management buyouts, corporate growth, and recapitalizations. HR will not invest in commodity businesses, companies with high customer concentration, real estate, natural resources, or early stage opportunities. HR prefers to lead investments and will consider both majority or minority positions. Hamilton Robinson was formed in 1984 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Insurance, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Publishing, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase, Joint Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 15 200
Target EBITDA 3 15
Investment Size 5 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 20 2 1 1 2 - 26
vol $36M $36M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 13 - - 2 1 - 16
vol $301M $301M
  42

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Tanknology, Inc. 2019-10-03 - Recapitalization
Austin, Texas · www.tanknology.com
Sound Seal 2019-03-19 - Secondary Buyout
Agawam, Massachusetts · www.soundseal.com
American Roller Co. 2019-02-21 - Secondary Buyout
Union Grove, Wisconsin · www.americanroller.com
Unifiller Systems, Inc. 2018-12-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Delta, British Columbia · www.unifiller.com
W-Technology, Inc. 2018-08-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.wtechnologyinc.com
PNE LLC 2018-05-14 - Recapitalization
Longview, Washington · www.pneco.com
Gray Matter Systems LLC 2017-11-30 - Recapitalization
Warrendale, Pennsylvania · www.graymattersystems.com
Unifiller Systems, Inc. 2016-09-23 - Recapitalization
Delta, British Columbia · www.unifiller.com
Custom Engineered Wheels, Inc. 2016-04-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Warsaw, Indiana · www.cewheelsinc.com
Systec Conveyor System 2015-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.systecconveyors.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Tanknology, Inc. 2019-10-03 Compliance Testing & Technology, Inc. 2020-04-30 1
Austin, Texas · www.tanknology.com Cedarburg, Wisconsin · www.ctandt.net
Gray Matter Systems LLC 2017-11-30 Technical Marketing Manufacturing, Inc. (TMMI) 2018-03-20 1
Warrendale, Pennsylvania · www.graymattersystems.com Wheat Ridge, Colorado · www.tmmi.com
Custom Engineered Wheels, Inc. 2016-04-29 Skyway Machine, Inc. 2017-05-04 1
Warsaw, Indiana · www.cewheelsinc.com Redding, California · www.skywaywheels.com
Horizon Food Equipment, Inc. 2013-08-08 5 Star Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. 2017-01-20 4
Schenectady, New York · www.horizonbradco.com Brooksville, Florida · www.5-starrefrigeration.com
Horizon Food Equipment, Inc. 2013-08-08 Northeastern Refrigeration and Insulation, Inc. 2016-06-01 3
Schenectady, New York · www.horizonbradco.com East Windsor, Connecticut
Horizon Food Equipment, Inc. 2013-08-08 Burke Food Equipment, Inc. 2015-06-22 2
Schenectady, New York · www.horizonbradco.com Spartanburg, South Carolina
Horizon Food Equipment, Inc. 2013-08-08 Foley & Wallace Associates, Inc. 2014-01-22 1
Schenectady, New York · www.horizonbradco.com Avon, Massachusetts

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Machinery 1 (14%) - 7 (27%) 36M (100%)
Manufacturing 2 (29%) - 4 (15%) -
Business Services 2 (29%) - 2 (8%) -
Distribution 1 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
Publishing - - 2 (8%) -
Communications - - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Engineering - - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Insurance - - 1 (4%) -
Life Science - - 1 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 26 $36M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (100%) - 24 (92%) 36M (100%)
  Texas 1 (14%) - 4 (15%) -
  New York 1 (14%) - 4 (15%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (14%) - 3 (12%) 36M (100%)
  Illinois - - 3 (12%) -
  Indiana 2 (29%) - 2 (8%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (8%) -
  Washington 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (4%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (4%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (4%) -
Canada - - 2 (8%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (4%) -
  Alberta - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 7 (100%) - 24 (92%) 36M (100%)
Cross-border - - 2 (8%) -
Total 7 - 26 $36M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (29%) - 17 (65%) 36M (100%)
Recapitalization 4 (57%) - 6 (23%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (4%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 26 $36M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (38%) 56M (19%)
Trade Sale 5 (31%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (25%) 245M (81%)
IPO 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $301M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $36M
TOTAL $36M
Largest Magnatech International, Inc.
$36M (2006-04-08)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $155M
< $100M 2 $146M
TOTAL $301M
Largest MEGTEC Systems, Inc.
$155M (2014-05-13)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
58%
7 58%
Strategic(s)
42%
5 42%

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