Insight Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Insight Equity has acquired 5 companies.

Insight Equity’s most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (24%) and consumer products (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (54%) and secondary buyout (27%). In total, Insight Equity has invested in 15 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Flanders for $192M.

In the last 3 years, Insight Equity has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%). Insight Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Flanders for $430M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity34
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 1

Insight Equity

1400 Civic Place, Suite 250,
Southlake, Texas 76092-7641
United States
(817) 488-7775
www.insightequity.com
tbeneski@insightequity.com

Insight Equity is a private equity firm targets control investments in middle-market companies. Insight looks for companies with revenues between $50 million to $1 billion and seeks to commit between $25 to $100 million per transaction. Areas of interest include manufacturing, distribution, aerospace & defense, automotive & transportation, consumer goods, service & professional industries, technology, and energy. Insight does not invest in real estate, retail or restaurant businesses. Insight Equity was formed in 1998 and is based in Southlake, Texas. The Firm has additional in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Technology Hardware, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 1,000
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 100
Enterprise Value 50 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 19 2 - 3 1 1 26
vol $352M $352M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 5 - 1 1 1 - 8
vol $790M $790M
  34

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Easy Way Leisure Corp. 2021-01-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.easywayproducts.com
Exclaimer Ltd. 2020-12-07 - Secondary Buyout
Farnborough, United Kingdom · www.exclaimer.co.uk
Micross Components, Inc. 2020-02-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Orlando, Florida · www.micross.com
CSAT Solutions 2019-10-10 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.csat-solutions.com
Strauss Brands LLC 2019-08-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Franklin, Wisconsin · www.straussbrands.com
Versatile Processing Group, Inc. 2019-08-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.vpg-inc.com
Eddy Packing Co. Inc. 2019-02-11 - Secondary Buyout
Yoakum, Texas · www.eddypacking.com
Hirschfeld Industries LP 2018-02-08 - Add-on Acquisition
San Angelo, Texas · www.hirschfeld.com
VirTex Enterprises LP 2017-10-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Austin, Texas · www.virtexassembly.com
Riverbend Foods LLC 2017-05-24 - Divestiture
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.riverbendfoods.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
VirTex Enterprises LP 2017-10-13 PPI-Time Zero, Inc. 2018-09-17 3
Austin, Texas · www.virtexassembly.com Paterson, New Jersey · www.ppi-timezero.com
The Plasman Group 2011-12-29 Plastal Industri AB 2016-05-26 4
Windsor, Ontario · www.theplasmangroup.com Kungalv, Sweden · www.plastal.com
Precision Holdings 2014-01-23 McSwain Manufacturing Corp. 2015-12-03 1
Winslow, Maine · www.precisionholdingsllc.com Cincinnati, Ohio
The Plasman Group 2011-12-29 Thermotech, Inc. 2015-05-21 3
Windsor, Ontario · www.theplasmangroup.com Hopkins, Minnesota · www.thermotech.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 3 (27%) - 6 (23%) 352M (100%)
Agriculture 1 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
Consumer Products 1 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
Distribution - - 2 (8%) -
Food 2 (18%) - 2 (8%) -
Metals/Mining - - 2 (8%) -
Semiconductors 1 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (4%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Environmental - - 1 (4%) -
Infrastructure - - 1 (4%) -
Software 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 11 - 26 $352M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 9 (82%) - 23 (88%) 352M (100%)
  Texas 3 (27%) - 7 (27%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (8%) 160M (45%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
  Ohio 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
  Maine 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
  Connecticut 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (4%) 192M (55%)
  Minnesota - - 1 (4%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (4%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (4%) -
  Florida - - 1 (4%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (4%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (4%) -
Canada 1 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
  Ontario 1 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
United Kingdom 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 9 (82%) - 23 (88%) 352M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (18%) - 3 (12%) -
Total 11 - 26 $352M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (55%) - 14 (54%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (36%) - 7 (27%) -
Divestiture 1 (9%) - 3 (12%) 160M (45%)
Going Private - - 1 (4%) 192M (55%)
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (4%) -
Total 11 - 26 $352M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 4 (50%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (25%) 790M (100%)
IPO 1 (13%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $790M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Hunton & Williams LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $352M
TOTAL $352M
Largest Flanders Corp.
$192M (2012-03-19)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $790M
TOTAL $790M
Largest Flanders Corp.
$430M (2016-02-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
27%
7 (27%)
Strategic(s)
12%
3 (12%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Strategic(s)
75%
6 (75%)

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