Hawthorn Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Hawthorn Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are apparel/textiles (29%) and business services (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and growth capital (15%). In total, Hawthorn Equity Partners has invested in 3 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Hawthorn Equity Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (58%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

Hawthorn Equity Partners Inc.

200 West Madison, Suite 2100,
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States
(312) 277-4010
www.hawthornep.com
investors@hawthornep.com

Hawthorn Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented, middle-market companies across North America. Hawthorn does not have any sector preferences and will invest in a variety of situations or business stages. Transaction situations include companies in need of growth capital, recapitalizations, family successions, special situations, carve-outs, and consolidations. Hawthorn Equity Partners is based in Chicago.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Electronics, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - 500
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 45
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
Sell (0.8/yr) # 3 1 1 2 - - 7
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
GFL Environmental Corp. 2018-04-22 - Recapitalization
Vaughan, Ontario · www.gflenv.com
NGRAIN (Canada) Corp. 2018-01-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.ngrain.com
Navantis, Inc. 2017-01-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.navantis.com
Solace Systems, Inc. 2016-04-06 - Secondary Buyout
Ottawa, Ontario · www.solacesystems.com
GFL Environmental Corp. 2014-11-17 - Recapitalization
Vaughan, Ontario · www.gflenv.com
Ice Services LLC 2014-10-01 - Growth Capital
Lincolnshire, Illinois · www.icemobility.com
J Brand, Inc. 2012-11-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.jbrandjeans.com
Natural Food Holdings, Inc. 2011-06-01 - Secondary Buyout
Sioux City, Iowa · www.naturalfoodholdings.com
NGRAIN (Canada) Corp. 2011-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.ngrain.com
Solace Systems, Inc. 2010-11-02 - Venture
Ottawa, Ontario · www.solacesystems.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Apparel/Textiles 1 (50%) - 2 (29%) -
Business Services - - 1 (14%) -
Distribution 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
Environmental - - 1 (14%) -
Software - - 1 (14%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (14%) -
Total 2 - 7 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 4 (57%) -
  California 1 (50%) - 2 (29%) -
  Illinois 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (14%) -
Canada - - 3 (43%) -
  Ontario - - 2 (29%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (14%) -
Domestic 2 (100%) - 4 (57%) -
Cross-border - - 3 (43%) -
Total 2 - 7 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 3 (43%) -
Growth Capital 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (14%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (50%) - 1 (14%) -
Venture - - 1 (14%) -
Total 2 - 7 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (43%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (29%) -
Recapitalization 1 (14%) -
Trade Sale 1 (14%) -
Total 7 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
4 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
4 50%

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