J.H. Whitney Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, J.H. Whitney Capital Partners has acquired 1 company.

J.H. Whitney Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (14%) and restaurants (14%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and secondary buyout (22%). In total, J.H. Whitney Capital Partners has invested in 14 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, J.H. Whitney Capital Partners has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (52%). J.H. Whitney Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold United BioSource for $730M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity50
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity27
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 4

J.H. Whitney Capital Partners LLC

130 Main Street,
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
United States
(203) 716-6100
www.whitney.com
info@whitney.com

J.H. Whitney & Co. is a private equity firm focused on small and middle-market buyouts and recapitalizations of US-based, growth-oriented companies. The Firm targets companies with $50 to $500 million in revenue and looks to invest $20 to $125 million per transaction. Industries of interest include consumer, healthcare, specialty manufacturing, and business services. J.H. Whitney & Co. was formed in 1946 and is based in New Canaan, Connecticut.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Building Materials, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Retail, Semiconductors, Software

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 500
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 200
Enterprise Value 50 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 22 - 1 - - - 23
Sell (1.4/yr) # 20 1 3 - 3 - 27
vol $960M $960M
  50

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
WANHO Manufacturing LLC 2023-11-13 - Trade Sale
Cheshire, Connecticut · www.wanho.com
Alphia, Inc. 2023-08-24 - Secondary Sale
Denver, Colorado · www.alphia.com
Firebirds International LLC 2023-03-27 - Recapitalization
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.firebirdsinternational.com
Aveanna Healthcare LLC 2021-04-05 - IPO
Atlanta, Georgia · www.aveannahealthcare.com
Stevens Manufacturing Co., Inc. 2021-02-16 - Trade Sale
Milford, Connecticut · www.stevensmfgco.com
FNF Construction, Inc. 2021-02-04 - Trade Sale
Tempe, Arizona · www.fnfinc.com
Cooley Group Holdings, Inc. 2021-01-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Pawtucket, Rhode Island · www.cooleygroup.com
Accupac, Inc. 2020-01-22 - Secondary Sale
Mainland, Pennsylvania · www.accupac.com
Confluence Outdoor LLC 2019-12-16 - Trade Sale
Greenville, South Carolina · www.confluenceoutdoor.com
Firebirds International LLC 2019-01-08 - Secondary Buyout
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.firebirdsinternational.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products - - 3 (13%) -
Restaurants - - 3 (13%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (9%) -
Life Science - - 2 (9%) -
Medical Products 1 (25%) - 2 (9%) -
Retail - - 2 (9%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals 1 (25%) - 1 (4%) -
Construction - - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (25%) - 1 (4%) -
Food - - 1 (4%) -
Furniture 1 (25%) - 1 (4%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (4%) -
Software - - 1 (4%) -
Total 4 - 23 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (75%) - 22 (96%) -
  Texas - - 4 (17%) -
  California 1 (25%) - 3 (13%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (9%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (9%) -
  Connecticut - - 2 (9%) -
  Arkansas 1 (25%) - 1 (4%) -
  Rhode Island 1 (25%) - 1 (4%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (4%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (4%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (4%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (4%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (4%) -
Germany 1 (25%) - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 3 (75%) - 22 (96%) -
Cross-border 1 (25%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 4 - 23 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (50%) - 9 (39%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 5 (22%) -
Growth Capital 1 (25%) - 4 (17%) -
Recapitalization 1 (25%) - 2 (9%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (4%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (4%) -
Venture - - 1 (4%) -
Total 4 - 23 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 15 (56%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (19%) 960M (100%)
Trade Sale 3 (11%) -
IPO 2 (7%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) -
Total 27 $960M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Dechert
3
Kirkland & Ellis
2
Nixon Peabody LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $890M
< $100M 1 $70M
TOTAL $960M
Largest United BioSource Corp.
$730M (2010-09-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
22%
5 (22%)
Strategic(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
56%
15 (56%)
Strategic(s)
30%
8 (30%)

FAQ

When was J.H. Whitney Capital Partners LLC founded?

J.H. Whitney Capital Partners LLC was founded in 1946.

What type of investor is J.H. Whitney Capital Partners LLC?

J.H. Whitney Capital Partners LLC is a private equity firm.

Where is J.H. Whitney Capital Partners LLC headquartered?

J.H. Whitney Capital Partners LLC is headquartered in New Canaan, Connecticut.

How much capital does J.H. Whitney Capital Partners LLC have under management?

J.H. Whitney Capital Partners LLC has 1.0B USD under management.

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