Horizon Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Horizon Partners’ most common sectors for investment are food (24%) and apparel/textiles (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (62%) and acquisition financing (39%). In total, Horizon Partners has invested in 12 US states and 3 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (36%). Horizon Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Universal Blanchers for $77M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity38
    • M&A Buy Activity21
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

Horizon Partners Ltd.

9099 West Dean Road,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224
United States
(414) 271-2200
www.horizonpartnersltd.com
rfeerick@horizonpartnersltd.com

Horizon Partners, Ltd. is a private investment holding company which acquires and builds private companies. Horizon looks to invest in medium-sized businesses valued from $3 to $50 million with sales of $10 to $100 million. Sectors of interest include food, specialty chemicals, packaging, general industrial, printing, consumer products, business and financial services, electronics, and plastics. Horizon Partners has offices in Naples, Florida and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Packaging, Plastics, Retail, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Acquisition Financing, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 3 50
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 21 - - - - - 21
Sell (0.0/yr) # 17 - - - - - 17
vol $77M $77M
  38

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Groeb Farms, Inc. 2013-10-01 - Bankruptcy
Onsted, Michigan
Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems, Inc. 2013-09-06 - Secondary Buyout
Newberg, Oregon · www.climaxportable.com
Karl's Event Rental, Inc. 2013-05-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Oak Creek, Wisconsin · www.karls.com
Lantor UK Ltd. 2012-07-01 - Trade Sale
Bolton, United Kingdom · www.lantor.co.uk
Origen Medical Technologies 2011-01-01 - Acquisition Financing
Shanghai, China
Miller's American Honey, Inc. 2010-04-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Colton, California
Karl's Event Rental, Inc. 2009-01-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oak Creek, Wisconsin · www.karls.com
Monopanel Technologies, Inc. 2009-01-01 - Acquisition Financing
West Allis, Wisconsin
Seabrook Enterprises, Inc. 2007-06-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Seabrook, New Hampshire · universalblanchers.com
Universal Blanchers LLC 2007-04-22 77M USD Add-on Acquisition
College Park, Georgia · www.universalblanchers.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Xymox Technologies, Inc. 1993-01-01 SilverCloud, Inc. 2008-01-01 1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.xymox.com Millville, New Jersey · www.silver-cloud.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food - - 5 (24%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 4 (19%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (33%) - 3 (14%) -
Business Services - - 2 (10%) -
Distribution - - 1 (5%) -
Electronics 1 (33%) - 1 (5%) -
Furniture - - 1 (5%) -
Machinery - - 1 (5%) -
Medical Products 1 (33%) - 1 (5%) -
Retail - - 1 (5%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (5%) -
Total 3 - 21 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (67%) - 19 (90%) -
  Wisconsin 2 (67%) - 4 (19%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (10%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (10%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (10%) -
  California - - 2 (10%) -
  Texas - - 1 (5%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (5%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (5%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (5%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (5%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (5%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (5%) -
China 1 (33%) - 1 (5%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 2 (67%) - 19 (90%) -
Cross-border 1 (33%) - 2 (10%) -
Total 3 - 21 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (33%) - 13 (62%) -
Acquisition Financing 2 (67%) - 8 (38%) -
Total 3 - 21 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 11 (65%) 77M (100%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (18%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (6%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (6%) -
Sold to Management 1 (6%) -
Total 17 $77M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $77M
TOTAL $77M
Largest Universal Blanchers LLC
$77M (2007-04-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
14%
1 14%
Strategic(s)
86%
6 86%

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