Industrial Opportunity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Industrial Opportunity Partners has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Industrial Opportunity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are automotive (32%) and manufacturing (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (49%) and secondary buyout (18%). In total, Industrial Opportunity Partners has invested in 13 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Gulf Coast Machine & Supply for $24M.

In the last 3 years, Industrial Opportunity Partners has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (58%). Industrial Opportunity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Toledo Molding & Die for $271M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity43
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • M&A Advisors 5

Industrial Opportunity Partners LLC

1603 Orrington Avenue, Suite 700,
Evanston, Illinois 60201
United States
(847) 556-3460
www.iopfund.com

Industrial Opportunity Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquiring and managing middle-market manufacturing and value-added distribution businesses. IOP looks to invest $10 to $75 million in companies with revenues between $30 and $400 million with an EBITDA of $5 to $50 million. Sectors of interest include building products, electronics, foundry, and casting products, precision machining, stamped and fabricated products, automotive components and steel/metal processing. IOP has a particular investment focus on enhancing the operations and optimizing the cost structures of businesses. Industrial Opportunity Partners was formed in 2005 and is based in Evanston, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Forest Products, Furniture, Gaming, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 30 400
Target EBITDA 5 50
Investment Size 10 75
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 19 1 3 2 1 3 29
vol $24M $24M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 7 1 2 3 1 - 14
vol $271M $271M
  43

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
PolyVision Corp. 2020-02-24 - Divestiture
Duluth, Georgia · www.polyvision.com
Competition Cams, Inc. 2020-02-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Memphis, Tennessee · www.compcams.com
Midwest Paper Group 2020-01-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Combined Locks, Wisconsin · www.mwpaper.com
United Poly Systems LLC 2019-06-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Springfield, Missouri · www.unitedpolysystems.com
Trantech Radiator Products, Inc. 2019-06-05 - Secondary Buyout
Edgefield, South Carolina · www.trantechradiators.com
Moulure Alexandria Moulding, Inc. 2018-08-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Alexandria, Ontario · www.alexmo.com
SignResource Identity Group 2018-07-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Maywood, California · www.signresource.com
Toledo Molding & Die, Inc. 2018-05-22 271M USD Add-on Acquisition
Toledo, Ohio · www.tmdinc.com
Royston LLC 2018-03-15 - Secondary Buyout
Jasper, Georgia · www.roystonllc.com
Coldwater Veneer, Inc. 2018-03-01 - Unknown
Coldwater, Michigan · www.coldwaterveneer.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Royston LLC 2018-03-15 Proimage Wholesale Signs 2020-09-08 2
Jasper, Georgia · www.roystonllc.com Jacksboro, Tennessee · www.proimagewholesale.com
PolyVision Corp. 2020-02-24 Marsh Industries, Inc. 2020-08-03 1
Duluth, Georgia · www.polyvision.com New Philadelphia, Ohio · www.marsh-ind.com
Royston LLC 2018-03-15 Hamilton Laboratory Solutions 2020-02-12 1
Jasper, Georgia · www.roystonllc.com Manitowoc, Wisconsin · www.hamiltonlab.com
Union Corrugating Co. 2017-01-11 Oakland Metal Buildings, Inc. 2019-09-26 2
Fayetteville, North Carolina · www.unioncorrugating.com Florence, Alabama · www.oaklandmetal.com
Union Corrugating Co. 2017-01-11 Reed's Metals, Inc. 2018-11-15 1
Fayetteville, North Carolina · www.unioncorrugating.com Brookhaven, Mississippi · www.reedsmetals.com
Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. 2015-02-17 Towmaster, Inc. 2017-04-03 1
Monroe, Wisconsin · www.monroetruck.com Litchfield, Minnesota · www.towmaster.com
AAA Sales & Engineering, Inc. 2014-06-02 General Products Corp. 2016-09-08 1
Oak Creek, Wisconsin · www.aaase.com Livona, Michigan · www.general-products.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive 5 (33%) - 9 (31%) -
Manufacturing 5 (33%) - 7 (24%) 24M (100%)
Packaging 2 (13%) - 3 (10%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (7%) -
Forest Products - - 2 (7%) -
Machinery 1 (7%) - 2 (7%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 - 29 $24M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 15 (100%) - 27 (93%) 24M (100%)
  Wisconsin 4 (27%) - 5 (17%) -
  Michigan 2 (13%) - 4 (14%) -
  California 2 (13%) - 3 (10%) -
  North Carolina 1 (7%) - 3 (10%) -
  Tennessee 2 (13%) - 2 (7%) -
  Georgia 2 (13%) - 2 (7%) -
  Washington - - 2 (7%) -
  Missouri 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Minnesota 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Texas - - 1 (3%) 24M (100%)
  South Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (3%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (3%) -
Canada - - 2 (7%) -
  Ontario - - 2 (7%) -
Domestic 15 (100%) - 27 (93%) 24M (100%)
Cross-border - - 2 (7%) -
Total 15 - 29 $24M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (47%) - 14 (48%) 24M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (20%) - 5 (17%) -
Divestiture 2 (13%) - 4 (14%) -
Growth Capital 2 (13%) - 4 (14%) -
Recapitalization 1 (7%) - 2 (7%) -
Total 15 - 29 $24M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 5 (36%) -
Secondary Sale 4 (29%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (21%) 271M (100%)
Divestiture 1 (7%) -
Unknown 1 (7%) -
Total 14 $271M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
2
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
1
Cowen Group, Inc.
1
Legal Deals
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
10
Winston & Strawn LLP
9

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $24M
TOTAL $24M
Largest Gulf Coast Machine & Supply Co.
$24M (2008-02-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $271M
TOTAL $271M
Largest Toledo Molding & Die, Inc.
$271M (2018-05-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
8 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
4 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
31%
4 31%
Strategic(s)
69%
9 69%

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