HCI Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, HCI Equity Partners has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

HCI Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment aretransportation (20%) and automotive (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (52%) and growth capital (18%). In total, HCI Equity Partners has invested in 18 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, HCI Equity Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (31%). HCI Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Herndon Aerospace & Defense for $210M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity71
    • M&A Buy Activity45
    • M&A Sell Activity26
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 2

HCI Equity Partners

1730 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Suite 525,
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
United States
(202) 371-0150
www.hciequity.com
info@hciequity.com

HCI Equity Partners is a private equity group that targets lower middle-market industrial product and service companies throughout North America. HCI is a 'hands on' investor, looking to assist portfolio companies with growth strategies and improving profitability. The Firm seeks opportunities with $20 to $200 million in revenues and strong management in place. Specific areas of interest include aerospace/defense, automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers, industrial distribution, infrastructure, power generation, test/measurement equipment, and transportation. HCI Equity Partners (fka Thayer | Hidden Creek Partners) is based in Washington DC.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Defense, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Machinery, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Plastics, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 200
Target EBITDA 3 25
Investment Size 15 75
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 38 2 - - 3 2 45
Sell (1.0/yr) # 21 1 3 1 - - 26
vol $317M $317M
  71

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Delaware Valley Turf 2024-01-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Broomall, Pennsylvania · www.delawarevalleyturf.com
Brookside Lawn Service, Inc. 2024-01-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Medina, Ohio · www.brooksidelawnservice.com
Tri-State Enterprises, Inc. 2023-11-07 - Recapitalization
Fort Smith, Arkansas · www.etristate.com
Custom Lawn Care, Inc. 2023-08-02 - Growth Capital
Butler, Pennsylvania · www.customlawncareinc.com
Grasshopper Lawns, Inc. 2023-07-10 - Growth Capital
Larksville, Pennsylvania · www.grasshopperlawns.com
SouthernAG Carriers, Inc. 2022-07-08 - Unknown
Albany, Georgia · www.sou-ag.com
Summit Interconnect, Inc. 2021-09-27 - Secondary Sale
Anaheim, California · www.summit-pcb.com
Power & Composite Technologies LLC 2021-07-30 - Trade Sale
Amsterdam, New York · www.pactinc.com
Go To Logistics, Inc. 2021-05-17 - Secondary Sale
Northlake, Illinois · www.gotologistics.net
Commercial Foodservice Repair Co., Inc. 2020-06-01 - Secondary Buyout
Greenville, South Carolina · www.mytech24.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
MSI Express, Inc. 2019-05-01 Express Packaging, Inc. 2019-05-01 2
Portage, Indiana · www.msiexpress.com Columbus, Ohio · www.expk.co

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Transportation 1 (5%) - 9 (20%) -
Automotive 3 (16%) - 5 (11%) -
Business Services 1 (5%) - 5 (11%) -
Packaging 1 (5%) - 4 (9%) -
Consumer Products 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Services 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
Distribution 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Electronics 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Environmental 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Manufacturing 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Safety/Security 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (2%) -
Forest Products 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Furniture 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 - 45 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 19 (100%) - 43 (96%) -
  Michigan 3 (16%) - 6 (13%) -
  Ohio 1 (5%) - 5 (11%) -
  Pennsylvania 3 (16%) - 3 (7%) -
  New Jersey 2 (11%) - 3 (7%) -
  Indiana 2 (11%) - 3 (7%) -
  California 1 (5%) - 3 (7%) -
  New York 1 (5%) - 3 (7%) -
  Illinois 1 (5%) - 3 (7%) -
  Arizona - - 3 (7%) -
  South Carolina 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (4%) -
  Arkansas 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Texas 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (2%) -
Canada - - 2 (4%) -
  Ontario - - 2 (4%) -
Domestic 19 (100%) - 43 (96%) -
Cross-border - - 2 (4%) -
Total 19 - 45 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (37%) - 23 (51%) -
Growth Capital 6 (32%) - 8 (18%) -
Recapitalization 3 (16%) - 6 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (11%) - 4 (9%) -
Consolidation - - 2 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 - 45 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (31%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (19%) 317M (100%)
Merger 5 (19%) -
Trade Sale 3 (12%) -
IPO 2 (8%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 26 $317M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Quarles & Brady
4
Dickinson Wright
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $210M
< $100M 2 $107M
TOTAL $317M
Largest Herndon Aerospace & Defense LLC
$210M (2016-05-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
11%
5 (11%)
Strategic(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
31%
8 (31%)
Strategic(s)
50%
13 (50%)

FAQ

What type of investor is HCI Equity Partners?

HCI Equity Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is HCI Equity Partners headquartered?

HCI Equity Partners is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

How much capital does HCI Equity Partners have under management?

HCI Equity Partners has 1.0B USD under management.

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