JZ Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

JZ Partners’ most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (17%) and business services (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%) and secondary buyout (28%). In total, JZ Partners has invested in 9 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, JZ Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (63%). JZ Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2022 when it sold Vitalyst for $50M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13

JZ Partners LLC

John Hancock Building Suite 4040 875 North Michigan Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States
(312) 573-6440
www.jzpartners.com

JZ Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquiring middle-market companies valued up to $200 million. JZ seeks profitable companies with strong management, defensible market positions, and low capital expenditures. Sectors of interest include niche manufacturing, value-added distribution, industrial services, healthcare, education, transportation, and business services. JZ Partners was formed in 1986 and has offices in Chicago and New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Plastics, Safety/Security, Test/Measurement Equipment, Utilities

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

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

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 15 3 - - - - 18
Sell (0.8/yr) # 4 1 1 - - 2 8
vol $50M $50M
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Flow Control Holdings 2022-03-15 - Secondary Buyout
Chicago, Illinois · www.flowcontrolholdings.com
Vitalyst LLC 2022-02-01 50M USD Add-on Acquisition
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania · www.vitalyst.com
Priority Express Courier, Inc. 2019-10-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Boothwyn, Pennsylvania · www.priorityexpress.com
Steel & O'Brien Mfg. Inc. 2018-11-21 - Recapitalization
Arcade, New York · www.steelobrien.com
Flow Control Holdings 2018-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chicago, Illinois · www.flowcontrolholdings.com
Advanced Converting Works 2018-08-29 - Consolidation
Itasca, Illinois · www.advancedconvertingworks.com
Paragon Water Systems, Inc. 2018-03-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Clearwater, Florida · www.paragonwater.com
Nielsen-Kellerman Co. 2017-10-18 - Secondary Buyout
Boothwyn, Pennsylvania · www.nkhome.com
Viant Medical 2016-12-06 - Secondary Buyout
Foxborough, Massachusetts · www.viantmedical.com
SPL, Inc. 2016-09-01 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.spl-inc.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Steel & O'Brien Mfg. Inc. 2018-11-21 Top Line Process Equipment Co. 2020-08-11 1
Arcade, New York · www.steelobrien.com Bradford, Pennsylvania · www.toplineonline.com
Industrial Service Solutions 2011-01-01 Industrial Scaffolding Group LLC 2016-12-19 23
Houston, Texas · www.iss-na.com Grayling, Michigan · www.ipecgroup.wpengine.com/scaffolding/
TierPoint LLC 2014-06-10 Cosentry, Inc. 2016-01-20 5
St. Louis, Missouri · www.tierpoint.com Omaha, Nebraska · www.cosentry.com
TierPoint LLC 2014-06-10 Windstream Holdings, Inc. - Windstream Data Center Business 2015-10-19 4
St. Louis, Missouri · www.tierpoint.com Little Rock, Arkansas
Happ Controls LLC 2012-07-17 SCAN COIN AB 2015-01-30 1
Mount Prospect, Illinois · www.suzohapp.com Malmö, Sweden · www.scancoin.com
TierPoint LLC 2014-06-10 Xand Corp. 2014-12-03 3
St. Louis, Missouri · www.tierpoint.com Hawthorne, New York · www.xand.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 1 (13%) - 3 (17%) -
Business Services 1 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
Information Technology 1 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
Consumer Products 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Distribution 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Environmental - - 1 (6%) -
Machinery - - 1 (6%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (6%) -
Packaging 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (6%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (6%) -
Transportation - - 1 (6%) -
Total 8 - 18 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (88%) - 17 (94%) -
  Illinois 2 (25%) - 5 (28%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 3 (17%) -
  New York 2 (25%) - 2 (11%) -
  Texas 1 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
  California 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
  Missouri 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (6%) -
  Florida - - 1 (6%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (6%) -
Brazil 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 8 - 18 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 5 (28%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (38%) - 5 (28%) -
Consolidation 2 (25%) - 3 (17%) -
Growth Capital 1 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
Divestiture 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Recapitalization 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (6%) -
Total 8 - 18 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 5 (63%) -
Trade Sale 3 (38%) 50M (100%)
Total 8 $50M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $50M
TOTAL $50M
Largest Vitalyst LLC
$50M (2022-02-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
28%
5 (28%)
Strategic(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
63%
5 (63%)
Strategic(s)
38%
3 (38%)

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