Insight Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

Insight Equity’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (24%) and agriculture (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (56%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, Insight Equity has invested in 14 US states and 2 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 Activity33
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 19 1 2 - 3 - 25
vol $352M $352M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 4 1 - 1 1 1 8
vol $360M $430M $790M
  33

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Panolam Industries International, Inc. 2016-06-10 - Secondary Buyout
Shelton, Connecticut · www.panolam.com
Flanders Corp. 2016-02-09 430M USD Add-on Acquisition
Washington, North Carolina · www.flanderscorp.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
VirTex Enterprises LP 2017-10-13 Precision Technology, Inc. 2019-12-16 3
Austin, Texas · www.virtexassembly.com Plano, Texas · www.ptiassembly.com
VirTex Enterprises LP 2017-10-13 Circuit Technology LLC 2019-02-22 2
Austin, Texas · www.virtexassembly.com Merrimack, New Hampshire · www.circuittec.com
VirTex Enterprises LP 2017-10-13 PPI-Time Zero, Inc. 2018-09-17 1
Austin, Texas · www.virtexassembly.com Paterson, New Jersey · www.ppi-timezero.com
LDX Solutions 2014-10-23 Lundberg 2016-03-11 2
Kennesaw, Georgia · www.dustex.com , United Kingdom · www.lundberg-us.com
Precision Holdings 2014-01-23 McSwain Manufacturing Corp. 2015-12-03 1
Winslow, Maine · www.precisionholdingsllc.com Cincinnati, Ohio
LDX Solutions 2014-10-23 Sparstane Technologies LLC 2014-11-06 1
Kennesaw, Georgia · www.dustex.com Birmingham, Alabama · www.sparstane.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 3 (33%) - 6 (24%) 352M (100%)
Agriculture 1 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
Automotive - - 2 (8%) -
Distribution - - 2 (8%) -
Food 2 (22%) - 2 (8%) -
Metals/Mining - - 2 (8%) -
Semiconductors 1 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (4%) -
Environmental - - 1 (4%) -
Infrastructure - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 25 $352M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (89%) - 22 (88%) 352M (100%)
  Texas 3 (33%) - 7 (28%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (11%) - 2 (8%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (8%) 160M (45%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  Maine 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  Connecticut 1 (11%) - 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 (11%) - 3 (12%) -
  Ontario 1 (11%) - 3 (12%) -
Domestic 8 (89%) - 22 (88%) 352M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (11%) - 3 (12%) -
Total 9 - 25 $352M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (56%) - 14 (56%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (33%) - 6 (24%) -
Divestiture 1 (11%) - 3 (12%) 160M (45%)
Going Private - - 1 (4%) 192M (55%)
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 25 $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
PE Firm(s)
79%
11 79%
Strategic(s)
21%
3 21%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
2 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
6 75%

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