High Road Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, High Road Capital Partners has acquired 5 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 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (63%). High Road Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Milwaukee Gear for $80M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity28
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 15 - 2 2 1 - 20
vol $22M $22M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 4 1 1 1 1 - 8
vol $80M $80M
  28

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
PANOS brands LLC 2016-01-29 - Secondary Buyout
Saddle Brook, New Jersey · www.panosbrands.com
Cali Bamboo LLC 2015-07-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Diego, California · www.calibamboo.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
General Tools & Instruments LLC 2014-02-07 Garden Weasel 2020-05-07 2
Secaucus, New Jersey · www.generaltools.com Kansas City, Montana · www.gardenweasel.com
U-C Coatings Corp. 2018-01-10 Eco Chemical, Inc. 2019-09-19 2
Buffalo, New York · www.uccoatings.com Seattle, Washington · www.ecochemical.com
Storage Battery Systems LLC 2017-05-23 Quality Standby Services, Inc. 2019-07-10 2
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin · www.sbsbattery.com Marietta, Georgia · www.qualitystandbyservices.com
U-C Coatings Corp. 2018-01-10 Contechem, Inc. 2018-09-12 1
Buffalo, New York · www.uccoatings.com Portland, Oregon · www.contechem.com
Storage Battery Systems LLC 2017-05-23 Nolan Power Group 2018-07-25 1
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin · www.sbsbattery.com Mandeville, Louisiana · www.nolanpower.com
General Tools & Instruments LLC 2014-02-07 Pac Tool International Ltd. 2017-11-28 1
Secaucus, New Jersey · www.generaltools.com Kingston, Washington
Bluespire, Inc. 2012-11-15 Ariad Communications 2015-07-07 2
Edina, Minnesota · www.bluespiremarketing.com Toronto, Ontario · www.ariad.ca
Bluespire, Inc. 2012-11-15 Martino & Binzer 2014-02-24 1
Edina, Minnesota · www.bluespiremarketing.com Farmington, Connecticut · www.goodbait.com
Celco Controls Ltd. 2010-03-02 Canadian Process & Control Ltd. 2014-02-14 1
Winnipeg, Manitoba · www.celcocontrols.com Port Coquitlam, British Columbia · www.cpc.ca
Advanced Sleep Medicine Services, Inc. 2010-05-26 Pacific Sleep Medicine Services 2010-05-26 1
Encino, California · www.sleepdr.com San Diego, California · www.pacificsleepmedicine.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution 2 (18%) - 5 (25%) -
Machinery 1 (9%) - 3 (15%) -
Marketing 1 (9%) - 2 (10%) -
Food - - 1 (5%) 22M (100%)
Building Materials 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Business Services - - 1 (5%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Forest Products 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Manufacturing 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 11 - 20 $22M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (91%) - 18 (90%) 22M (100%)
  New Jersey 1 (9%) - 4 (20%) 22M (100%)
  Wisconsin 1 (9%) - 3 (15%) -
  Minnesota 2 (18%) - 2 (10%) -
  California 2 (18%) - 2 (10%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
  Ohio 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
  New York 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
  Georgia 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
  Utah - - 1 (5%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (5%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (5%) -
Canada 1 (9%) - 2 (10%) -
  Manitoba 1 (9%) - 1 (5%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 10 (91%) - 18 (90%) 22M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (9%) - 2 (10%) -
Total 11 - 20 $22M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (73%) - 14 (70%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (27%) - 4 (20%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (10%) 22M (100%)
Total 11 - 20 $22M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (50%) 80M (100%)
Secondary Sale 3 (38%) -
Trade Sale 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $80M

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 1 $80M
TOTAL $80M
Largest Milwaukee Gear Co.
$80M (2012-02-03)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
80%
8 80%
Strategic(s)
20%
2 20%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
38%
3 38%
Strategic(s)
63%
5 63%

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