JZ Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, JZ Partners has acquired 1 company.

JZ Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (10%) and manufacturing (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%) and secondary buyout (25%). In total, JZ Partners has invested in 11 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 (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13

JZ Partners LLC

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 19 - - 1 - - 20
Sell (1.0/yr) # 1 2 1 1 1 - 6
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
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 2016-12-06 - Secondary Buyout
Foxborough, Massachusetts · www.viantmedical.com
Southern Petroleum Laboratories, Inc. (SPL, Inc.) 2016-09-30 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.spl-inc.com
Justrite Mfg. Co. LLC 2015-11-16 - Secondary Buyout
Des Plaines, Illinois · www.justritemfg.com
The Sloan Company, Inc. 2015-05-01 - Secondary Buyout
Ventura, California · www.sloanled.com
Paragon Water Systems, Inc. 2015-01-15 - Stake Purchase
Clearwater, Florida · www.paragonwater.com
Southern Petroleum Laboratories, Inc. (SPL, Inc.) 2014-08-04 - Growth Capital
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
The Sloan Company, Inc. 2015-05-01 Litecorr 2018-02-27 1
Ventura, California · www.sloanled.com Mississauga, Ontario · www.litecorr.com
Salter Labs, Inc. 2010-11-02 IntuBrite LLC 2017-08-23 3
Arvin, California · www.salterlabs.com Vista, California · www.intubrite.com
Salter Labs, Inc. 2010-11-02 Parker Medical, Inc. 2017-08-23 2
Arvin, California · www.salterlabs.com Highlands Ranch, Colorado · www.parkermedical.com
Salter Labs, Inc. 2010-11-02 Innomed Technologies, Inc. 2017-08-23 1
Arvin, California · www.salterlabs.com Coconut Creek, Florida · www.innomedinc.com
Industrial Service Solutions (ISS) 2011-01-01 Industrial Scaffolding Group LLC 2016-12-19 20
Chicago, Illinois · www.iss-na.com Grayling, Michigan · www.ipecgroup.wpengine.com/scaffolding/
Industrial Service Solutions (ISS) 2011-01-01 IPEC LLC 2016-12-19 19
Chicago, Illinois · www.iss-na.com Grayling, Michigan · www.ipecgroup.com
Industrial Service Solutions (ISS) 2011-01-01 Control Products Of Louisiana, Inc. 2016-12-15 18
Chicago, Illinois · www.iss-na.com Lafayette, Louisiana
Industrial Service Solutions (ISS) 2011-01-01 PTI Industries, Inc. 2016-12-15 17
Chicago, Illinois · www.iss-na.com Enfield, Connecticut · www.ptiindustries.com
Industrial Service Solutions (ISS) 2011-01-01 Buna Electric Motor Service, Inc. 2016-12-15 16
Chicago, Illinois · www.iss-na.com Vidor, Texas · www.bunaelectric.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 2 (14%) - 2 (10%) -
Manufacturing 1 (7%) - 2 (10%) -
Medical Products 1 (7%) - 2 (10%) -
Business Services 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Chemicals 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Consumer Services 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Distribution 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (5%) -
Environmental - - 1 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Machinery 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (5%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Transportation - - 1 (5%) -
Total 14 - 20 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 13 (93%) - 19 (95%) -
  Illinois 3 (21%) - 4 (20%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (7%) - 3 (15%) -
  Tennessee 2 (14%) - 2 (10%) -
  New York 2 (14%) - 2 (10%) -
  California 2 (14%) - 2 (10%) -
  New Jersey 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Missouri 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Kentucky 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Texas - - 1 (5%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (5%) -
  Florida - - 1 (5%) -
Brazil 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 14 - 20 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (36%) - 7 (35%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (29%) - 5 (25%) -
Consolidation 1 (7%) - 2 (10%) -
Growth Capital 1 (7%) - 2 (10%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Divestiture 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Recapitalization 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (5%) -
Total 14 - 20 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (67%) -
Trade Sale 2 (33%) -
Total 6 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
89%
8 89%
Strategic(s)
11%
1 11%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
71%
5 71%
Strategic(s)
29%
2 29%

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