HCI Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, HCI Equity Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

HCI Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment aretransportation (23%) and business services (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (53%) and growth capital (15%). In total, HCI Equity Partners has invested in 16 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, HCI Equity Partners has exited 11 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 Activity66
    • M&A Buy Activity40
    • M&A Sell Activity26
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 32 5 1 2 - - 40
Sell (2.2/yr) # 15 - 6 1 3 1 26
vol $276M $41M $317M
  66

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SouthernAG Carriers, Inc. 2022-07-08 - Unknown
Albany, Georgia · www.sou-ag.com
Summit Interconnect, Inc. 2021-09-27 - Secondary Buyout
Anaheim, California · www.summit-pcb.com
Power & Composite Technologies LLC 2021-07-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Amsterdam, New York · www.pactinc.com
Go To Logistics, Inc. 2021-05-17 - Secondary Buyout
Northlake, Illinois · www.gotologistics.net
Commercial Foodservice Repair Co., Inc. 2020-06-01 - Secondary Buyout
Greenville, South Carolina · www.mytech24.com
The Delaney Hardware Co. 2020-01-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Cumming, Georgia · www.delaneyinc.com
Pacific Defense LLC 2020-01-01 - Growth Capital
El Segundo, California · www.pacific-defense.com
Dynamic Systems, Inc. 2019-11-04 41M USD Add-on Acquisition
Poestenkill, New York · www.gleeble.com
Milan Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. 2019-09-30 - Secondary Buyout
Milan, Tennessee · www.milanexpress.com
Naumann Hobbs Material Handling, Inc. 2019-08-30 - Secondary Buyout
Phoenix, Arizona · www.naumannhobbs.com
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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 (7%) - 9 (23%) -
Automotive 3 (21%) - 5 (13%) -
Business Services 1 (7%) - 5 (13%) -
Packaging 1 (7%) - 4 (10%) -
Electronics 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Manufacturing 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Safety/Security 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Environmental - - 1 (3%) -
Forest Products 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Furniture 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 - 40 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 14 (100%) - 38 (95%) -
  Michigan 3 (21%) - 6 (15%) -
  Ohio - - 4 (10%) -
  New Jersey 2 (14%) - 3 (8%) -
  Indiana 2 (14%) - 3 (8%) -
  New York 1 (7%) - 3 (8%) -
  Illinois 1 (7%) - 3 (8%) -
  California 1 (7%) - 3 (8%) -
  Arizona - - 3 (8%) -
  South Carolina 2 (14%) - 2 (5%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (5%) -
  Texas 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Alabama 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (3%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (3%) -
Canada - - 2 (5%) -
  Ontario - - 2 (5%) -
Domestic 14 (100%) - 38 (95%) -
Cross-border - - 2 (5%) -
Total 14 - 40 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (36%) - 21 (53%) -
Growth Capital 4 (29%) - 6 (15%) -
Recapitalization 2 (14%) - 5 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (14%) - 4 (10%) -
Consolidation - - 2 (5%) -
Divestiture 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (3%) -
Total 14 - 40 -

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

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)
13%
5 (13%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
31%
8 (31%)
Strategic(s)
50%
13 (50%)

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