JH Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, JH Partners has invested in 1 company.

JH Partners’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (35%) and retail (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and growth capital (20%). In total, JH Partners has invested in 10 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Bare Escentuals Beauty for $480M.

In the last 3 years, JH Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). JH Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Bare Escentuals Beauty for $480M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity43
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 3

JH Partners

451 Jackson Street,
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
(415) 364-0300
www.jhpartners.com
info@jhpartners.com

JH Partners LLC is a private equity firm. It typically invests in online direct marketing, business to business, online services, internet software and services, food products, beverages, consumer staples, advertising, media, consumer services. It seeks to invest between $10 and $300 million in revenues. JH Partners is a hands-on investor and desires to work closely with portfolio companies. JH Partners was formed in 1997 and is based in San Francisco, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, E-Commerce, Environmental, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Machinery, Marketing, Media, Retail

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 300
Target EBITDA 5 -
Investment Size 15 75
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 24 - 1 - - - 25
vol $322M $322M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 17 - - 1 - - 18
vol $773M $773M
  43

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Ouidad, Inc. 2018-08-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Bethel, Connecticut · www.ouidad.com
GREATS Brand, Inc. 2017-04-01 - Growth Capital
Brooklyn, New York · www.greats.com
J. Mclaughlin, Inc. 2015-11-16 - Secondary Buyout
Brooklyn, New York · www.jmclaughlin.com
Bell Automotive Products, Inc. 2015-05-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.bellautomotive.com
Kate Somerville Skin Care LLC 2015-05-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.katesomerville.com
GO SMiLE, Inc. 2015-05-01 - Unknown
Berkeley, California · www.gosmile.com
Alex and Ani, Inc. 2014-12-09 - Stake Purchase
Cranston, Rhode Island · www.alexandani.com
Frette Srl 2014-07-15 - Stake Purchase
Milan, Italy · www.frette.com
Pikes Peak Direct Marketing, Inc. 2013-03-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Colorado Springs, Colorado · www.chefscatalog.com
Alex and Ani, Inc. 2012-10-23 - Stake Purchase
Cranston, Rhode Island · www.alexandani.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
AmeriMark Direct LLC 2005-03-18 Fresh Finds LLC 2019-02-28 4
Cleveland, Ohio · www.amerimark.com North Wales, Pennsylvania · www.freshfinds.com
AmeriMark Direct LLC 2005-03-18 Harriet Carter Gifts, Inc. 2019-02-28 3
Cleveland, Ohio · www.amerimark.com North Wales, Pennsylvania · www.harrietcarter.com
AmeriMark Direct LLC 2005-03-18 LTD Commodities LLC 2017-12-20 2
Cleveland, Ohio · www.amerimark.com Bannockburn, Illinois · www.ltdcommodities.com
AmeriMark Direct LLC 2005-03-18 Dr. Leonard's Healthcare Corp. 2007-12-14 1
Cleveland, Ohio · www.amerimark.com Edison, New Jersey · www.drleonards.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 2 (20%) - 9 (35%) 720M (90%)
Retail 3 (30%) - 5 (19%) -
Apparel/Textiles 2 (20%) - 4 (15%) -
E-Commerce 1 (10%) - 3 (12%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) 60M (7%)
Media - - 1 (4%) 22M (3%)
Consumer Services - - 1 (4%) -
Environmental 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Marketing 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 - 26 $802M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (70%) - 20 (80%) 802M (100%)
  California 3 (30%) - 10 (40%) 742M (93%)
  Connecticut - - 2 (8%) -
  Vermont 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
  Ohio 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
  New York 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
  New Jersey 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (4%) 60M (7%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (4%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (4%) -
Italy 1 (10%) - 2 (8%) -
Slovenia 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Uruguay 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Australia - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 7 (70%) - 20 (80%) 802M (100%)
Cross-border 3 (30%) - 5 (20%) -
Total 10 - 25 $802M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (50%) - 13 (50%) 22M (3%)
Growth Capital 3 (30%) - 5 (19%) -
Recapitalization 2 (20%) - 4 (15%) 720M (90%)
Stake Purchase - - 2 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (4%) 60M (7%)
Consolidation - - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 - 26 $802M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (22%) 53M (7%)
IPO 3 (17%) -
Trade Sale 3 (17%) -
Recapitalization 2 (11%) 720M (93%)
Merger 2 (11%) -
Stake Sale 2 (11%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (6%) -
Unknown 1 (6%) -
Total 18 $773M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Headwaters MB
1
Gruppo, Levey & Co. (GLC)
1
Legal Deals
Fredrikson & Byron PA
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $720M
< $100M 2 $82M
TOTAL $802M
Largest Bare Escentuals Beauty, Inc.
$480M (2005-10-10)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $720M
< $100M 1 $53M
TOTAL $773M
Largest Bare Escentuals Beauty, Inc.
$480M (2005-10-10)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
5 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
43%
6 43%
Strategic(s)
57%
8 57%

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