High Road Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, High Road Capital Partners has acquired 3 companies.

High Road Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are distribution (25%) and machinery (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (70%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, High Road Capital Partners has invested in 11 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired PANOS brands for $22M.

In the last 3 years, High Road Capital Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (70%). High Road Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold General Tools & Instruments for $115M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity30
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 6

High Road Capital Partners

1251 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 4102,
New York, New York 10020
United States
(212) 554-3265
www.highroadcap.com
janderson@highroadcap.com

High Road Capital Partners LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring smaller middle-market companies in partnership with management. High Road looks to invest in companies with revenues of $10 to $100 million with an EBITDA of $3 to $ 10 million. Broad areas of interest include manufacturing, service, and value-added distribution businesses. Target transaction situations include buyouts and recapitalization. High Road will consider both control and non-control investments. High Road Capital Partners was formed in 2007 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Services, Distribution, Food, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Recapitalization

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA 3 10
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 15 2 2 1 - - 20
vol $22M $22M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 5 1 1 1 - 2 10
vol $80M $115M $195M
  30

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bluespire, Inc. 2021-02-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Edina, Minnesota · www.bluespiremarketing.com
General Tools & Instruments LLC 2021-02-01 115M USD Add-on Acquisition
Secaucus, New Jersey · www.generaltools.com
Banner Solutions 2019-11-14 - Secondary Buyout
Kansas City, Missouri · www.bannersolutions.com
John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc. 2019-06-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Eagan, Minnesota · www.jhfoster.com
The Radix Wire Co., Inc. 2018-11-02 - Secondary Buyout
Cleveland, Ohio · www.radix-wire.com
All Integrated Solutions (AIS) 2018-04-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Franksville, Wisconsin · www.allintegrated.com
U-C Coatings Corp. 2018-01-10 - Secondary Buyout
Buffalo, New York · www.uccoatings.com
The Crown Group, Inc. 2017-07-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Warren, Michigan · www.thecrowngrp.com
Storage Battery Systems LLC 2017-05-23 - Secondary Buyout
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin · www.sbsbattery.com
Banner Solutions 2017-02-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kansas City, Missouri · www.bannersolutions.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc. 2019-06-04 Motion Tech Automation - Distribution Business 2020-12-14 1
Eagan, Minnesota · www.jhfoster.com Oakdale, Minnesota

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution 2 (22%) - 5 (25%) -
Machinery 1 (11%) - 3 (15%) -
Marketing - - 2 (10%) -
Food - - 1 (5%) 22M (100%)
Building Materials 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
Business Services - - 1 (5%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
Forest Products 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (5%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 9 - 20 $22M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (89%) - 18 (90%) 22M (100%)
  New Jersey - - 4 (20%) 22M (100%)
  Wisconsin 1 (11%) - 3 (15%) -
  California 2 (22%) - 2 (10%) -
  Minnesota 1 (11%) - 2 (10%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
  Ohio 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
  New York 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
  Georgia 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
  Utah - - 1 (5%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (5%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (5%) -
Canada 1 (11%) - 2 (10%) -
  Manitoba 1 (11%) - 1 (5%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 8 (89%) - 18 (90%) 22M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (11%) - 2 (10%) -
Total 9 - 20 $22M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (67%) - 14 (70%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (33%) - 4 (20%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (10%) 22M (100%)
Total 9 - 20 $22M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (50%) 195M (100%)
Secondary Sale 3 (30%) -
Trade Sale 2 (20%) -
Total 10 $195M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Mufson Howe Hunter & Co., LLC
1
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Jones Day
1
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
1
Thompson Hine LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $22M
TOTAL $22M
Largest PANOS brands LLC
$22M (2010-12-20)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $115M
< $100M 1 $80M
TOTAL $195M
Largest General Tools & Instruments LLC
$115M (2021-02-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
25%
5 (25%)
Strategic(s)
10%
2 (10%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
30%
3 (30%)
Strategic(s)
70%
7 (70%)

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