Harbour Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Harbour Group has acquired 8 companies.

Harbour Group’s most common sectors for investment are machinery (20%) and electrical equipment (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (50%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%). In total, Harbour Group has invested in 17 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired Alemite for $39M.

In the last 3 years, Harbour Group has exited 3 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 Activity52
    • M&A Buy Activity36
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 3

Harbour Group

7733 Forsyth Blvd., 23rd Floor,
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
United States
(314) 727-5550
harbourgroup.com
mstranz@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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 28 - 3 1 3 1 36
vol $39M $39M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 13 - 1 1 1 - 16
vol $1.3B $1.3B
  52

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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 - Add-on Acquisition
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
Fleetgistics, Inc. 2018-11-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Orlando, Florida · www.fleetgistics.com
Nationwide Industries, Inc. 2018-03-19 - Secondary Buyout
Tampa, Florida · www.nationwideindustries.com
Thibaut, Inc. 2017-12-29 - Secondary Buyout
Newark, New Jersey · www.thibautdesign.com
AMI Entertainment Network, Inc. 2017-07-27 - Secondary Buyout
Bristol, Pennsylvania · www.amientertainment.com
ILP Holdings Corp. 2017-04-03 - Secondary Buyout
Sanford, Florida · www.ilp-inc.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
SP Industries, Inc. 2015-12-09 i-Dositecno 2019-10-28 2
Warminster, Pennsylvania · www.spindustries.com Barcelona, Spain · www.i-dositecno.com
Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc. 2015-03-01 EVoCharge, Inc. 2019-03-19 2
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.phillipsandtemro.com Los Angeles, California · www.evocharge.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
Lindstrom Metric LLC 2011-07-13 Stelfast, Inc. 2018-09-20 4
Blaine, Minnesota · www.lindstromfasteners.com Strongsville, Ohio · www.stelfast.com
ILP Holdings Corp. 2017-04-03 Green Creative LLC 2017-10-18 1
Sanford, Florida · www.ilp-inc.com Sanford, Florida · www.greencreative.com
Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc. 2015-03-01 Wolverine Engine Heaters 2017-10-17 1
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.phillipsandtemro.com Union Gap, Washington · www.wolverineheater.com
Marshall Excelsior Co. 2017-03-21 BASE Engineering, Inc. 2017-09-20 2
Marshall, Michigan · www.marshallexcelsior.com Saint John, New Brunswick · www.baseng.com
Marshall Excelsior Co. 2017-03-21 Koch & Associates, Inc. 2017-07-27 1
Marshall, Michigan · www.marshallexcelsior.com Fremont, California
Phillips & Temro Industries, Inc. 2015-03-01 Miratech Holdings LLC 2017-04-08 1
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.phillipsandtemro.com Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.miratechcorp.com
Lindstrom Metric LLC 2011-07-13 Hodell-Natco Industries, Inc. - Packaged Fastener Business 2017-03-07 3
Blaine, Minnesota · www.lindstromfasteners.com Cleveland, Ohio

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Machinery 1 (7%) - 7 (19%) 39M (100%)
Electrical Equipment 3 (20%) - 6 (17%) -
Automotive 1 (7%) - 5 (14%) -
Manufacturing 2 (13%) - 5 (14%) -
Distribution 2 (13%) - 4 (11%) -
Building Materials 2 (13%) - 3 (8%) -
Electronics 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Consumer Products 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 - 36 $39M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 15 (100%) - 36 (100%) 39M (100%)
  Florida 3 (20%) - 6 (17%) -
  Illinois 1 (7%) - 4 (11%) -
  Georgia 2 (13%) - 3 (8%) -
  Wisconsin - - 3 (8%) -
  Texas 2 (13%) - 2 (6%) -
  Minnesota 2 (13%) - 2 (6%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
  Ohio 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
  New Jersey 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (6%) 39M (100%)
  California - - 2 (6%) -
  Michigan 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Louisiana 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (3%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 - 36 $39M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 10 (67%) - 18 (50%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (27%) - 14 (39%) -
Divestiture 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) 39M (100%)
Consolidation - - 1 (3%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 - 36 $39M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (38%) -
Trade Sale 5 (31%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (19%) 1.3B (100%)
Merger 2 (13%) -
Total 16 $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
PE Firm(s)
89%
24 89%
Strategic(s)
11%
3 11%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
56%
10 56%
Strategic(s)
44%
8 44%

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