Harbour Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Asset Manager Profile

In the last 3 years, Harbour Group has acquired 3 companies.

Harbour Group’s most common sectors for investment aremachinery (18%) and electrical equipment (16%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (47%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (44%). In total, Harbour Group has invested in 17 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired Alemite for $39M.

In the last 3 years, Harbour Group has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Harbour Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Lincoln Industrial for $1.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity57
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 3

Harbour Group

7733 Forsyth Blvd., 23rd Floor,
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
United States
(314) 727-5550
www.harbourgroup.com

Harbour Group is a private investment firm that seeks to invest in companies within the sectors of manufacturing and distribution. The firm pursues companies with EBITDA between $4 million and $60 million, and revenue between $50 million and $100 million. In addition, the firm looks for investments within North America and around the world with enterprise value between $30 million and $500 million. Harbour Group was formed in 1976 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Furniture, Internet Software and Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Retail, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 100
Target EBITDA 4 60
Investment Size 15 100
Enterprise Value 30 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 35 1 - 2 1 - 39
vol $39M $39M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 16 - 2 - - - 18
vol $1.3B $1.3B
  57

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Americo Chemical Products, Inc. 2023-05-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Elgin, Illinois · www.americochemical.com
Tyro Remotes LLC 2022-07-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Almelo, Netherlands · www.tyroremotes.nl
DecksDirect LLC 2022-01-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.decksdirect.com
Thibaut, Inc. 2021-11-10 - Secondary Sale
Union, New Jersey · www.thibautdesign.com
Nationwide Industries, Inc. 2021-05-03 - Trade Sale
Tampa, Florida · www.nationwideindustries.com
SHF, Inc. 2020-02-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Pasadena, Texas · www.shfltd.com
SpotSee 2019-11-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dallas, Texas · www.spotsee.io
Onicon, Inc. 2019-04-26 - Trade Sale
Clearwater, Florida · www.onicon.com
Lofa Industries LLC 2019-03-07 - Secondary Buyout
Roswell, Georgia · www.lofa.net
Cattron Holdings, Inc. 2019-03-06 - Divestiture
Warren, Ohio · www.cattron.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Cleaver-Brooks, Inc. 2012-12-20 Cheminee Lining, Inc. 2022-07-26 1
Thomasville, Georgia · www.cleaverbrooks.com Terrebonne, Quebec · www.chemineelining.com
ILP Holdings Corp. 2017-04-03 Energy Planning Associates Corp. 2018-12-20 2
Sanford, Florida · www.ilp-inc.com Sanford, Florida · www.envirobrite.net
ILP Holdings Corp. 2017-04-03 Green Creative LLC 2017-10-18 1
Sanford, Florida · www.ilp-inc.com Sanford, Florida · www.greencreative.com
Lindstrom Metric LLC 2011-07-13 Hodell-Natco Industries, Inc. - Packaged Fastener Business 2017-03-07 4
Blaine, Minnesota · www.lindstromfasteners.com Cleveland, Ohio
Cleaver-Brooks, Inc. 2012-12-20 Holman Boiler Works, Inc. 2014-07-22 3
Thomasville, Georgia · www.cleaverbrooks.com Dallas, Texas · www.holmanboiler.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Machinery 1 (6%) - 7 (18%) 39M (100%)
Electrical Equipment 3 (19%) - 6 (15%) -
Automotive 1 (6%) - 5 (13%) -
Distribution 3 (19%) - 5 (13%) -
Manufacturing 2 (13%) - 5 (13%) -
Building Materials 1 (6%) - 3 (8%) -
Electronics 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Technology Hardware 2 (13%) - 2 (5%) -
Business Services 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 39 $39M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 15 (94%) - 38 (97%) 39M (100%)
  Florida 2 (13%) - 6 (15%) -
  Illinois 2 (13%) - 5 (13%) -
  Minnesota 3 (19%) - 3 (8%) -
  Texas 2 (13%) - 3 (8%) -
  Georgia 2 (13%) - 3 (8%) -
  Wisconsin - - 3 (8%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
  Ohio 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (5%) 39M (100%)
  New Jersey - - 2 (5%) -
  Michigan 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Louisiana 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (3%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (3%) -
  California - - 1 (3%) -
Netherlands 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 15 (94%) - 38 (97%) 39M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 39 $39M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 8 (50%) - 18 (46%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (44%) - 17 (44%) -
Divestiture 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) 39M (100%)
Consolidation - - 1 (3%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 39 $39M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 7 (39%) -
Trade Sale 6 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (17%) 1.3B (100%)
Merger 2 (11%) -
Total 18 $1.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
1
BB&T Capital Markets
1
Lincoln International
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $39M
TOTAL $39M
Largest Alemite LLC
$39M (2002-06-14)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 1 $270M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Lincoln Industrial Corp.
$1.0B (2010-12-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
44%
17 (44%)
Strategic(s)
8%
3 (8%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
39%
7 (39%)
Strategic(s)
50%
9 (50%)

FAQ

When was Harbour Group founded?

Harbour Group was founded in 1976.

What type of investor is Harbour Group?

Harbour Group is an asset manager.

Where is Harbour Group headquartered?

Harbour Group is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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