Howard Industries Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Howard Industries’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (50%) and plastics (50%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and growth capital (50%). In total, Howard Industries has invested in 2 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Howard Industries’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Continental Structural Plastics for $825M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity3
    • M&A Buy Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Howard Industries, Inc.

136 Main Street,
Westport, Connecticut 06880
United States
(203) 227-4900

Howard Industries is a private investment firm that invests in small to mid-sized growth companies with operations in the US, Europe, and China. Howard prefers manufacturing companies with specific interest in metal processing/treatment, primary and fabricated metal products, electric and electronic equipment, plastic processing and manufacturing, niche home products, gift products, specialty foods/distribution, value added service providers, electrical components, and mechanical components. The Firm generally looks for investments in privately held companies facing shareholder transitions or divestiture situations from larger corporations. Howard Industries has offices in Westport, Connecticut and Maryville, Illinois.

Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Food, Furniture, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Plastics

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $825M $825M

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Continental Structural Plastics, Inc. 2016-09-13 825M USD Trade Sale
Auburn Hills, Michigan ·
Continental Structural Plastics, Inc. 2005-05-16 - Growth Capital
Auburn Hills, Michigan ·
Engineered Data Products LLC 2001-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Broomfield, Colorado ·
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (100%) - 1 (50%) -
Plastics - - 1 (50%) -
Total 1 - 2 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 2 (100%) -
  Colorado 1 (100%) - 1 (50%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (50%) -
Total 1 - 2 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (100%) - 1 (50%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (50%) -
Total 1 - 2 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (100%) 825M (100%)
Total 1 $825M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $825M
Largest Continental Structural Plastics, Inc.
$825M (2016-09-13)

M&A Connections

Exited to
1 (100%)


What type of investor is Howard Industries, Inc.?

Howard Industries, Inc. is a private equity firm.

Where is Howard Industries, Inc. headquartered?

Howard Industries, Inc. is headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.

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