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 8 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, JZ Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (55%). JZ Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2022 when it sold Vitalyst for $50M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity29
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 18 - - - - - 18
Sell (1.0/yr) # 6 - - 5 - - 11
vol $50M $50M
  29

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Industrial Service Solutions 2022-12-19 - Secondary Sale
Houston, Texas · www.iss-na.com
Sloan Company, Inc. 2022-10-17 - Trade Sale
San Angelo, Texas · www.sloanled.com
NAC Marketing Co. LLC 2022-07-01 - Unknown
Hauppauge, New York · www.newvitality.com
Flow Control Holdings 2022-03-15 - Secondary Sale
Chicago, Illinois · www.flowcontrolholdings.com
Vitalyst LLC 2022-02-01 50M USD Trade Sale
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania · www.vitalyst.com
Priority Express Courier, Inc. 2019-10-29 - Trade Sale
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 - Trade Sale
Clearwater, Florida · www.paragonwater.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
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
Suzo-Happ Group 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 (20%) - 3 (17%) -
Business Services - - 2 (11%) -
Information Technology 1 (20%) - 2 (11%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (6%) -
Distribution 1 (20%) - 1 (6%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (6%) -
Environmental - - 1 (6%) -
Machinery - - 1 (6%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (6%) -
Packaging 1 (20%) - 1 (6%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (6%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (20%) - 1 (6%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (6%) -
Transportation - - 1 (6%) -
Total 5 - 18 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (80%) - 17 (94%) -
  Illinois 2 (40%) - 5 (28%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 3 (17%) -
  Texas - - 3 (17%) -
  New York 1 (20%) - 2 (11%) -
  Missouri 1 (20%) - 1 (6%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (6%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (6%) -
  Florida - - 1 (6%) -
Brazil 1 (20%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 5 - 18 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 5 (28%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (20%) - 5 (28%) -
Consolidation 1 (20%) - 3 (17%) -
Growth Capital 1 (20%) - 2 (11%) -
Divestiture 1 (20%) - 1 (6%) -
Recapitalization 1 (20%) - 1 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (6%) -
Total 5 - 18 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (55%) -
Trade Sale 4 (36%) 50M (100%)
Unknown 1 (9%) -
Total 11 $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)
55%
6 (55%)
Strategic(s)
36%
4 (36%)

FAQ

When was JZ Partners LLC founded?

JZ Partners LLC was founded in 1986.

What type of investor is JZ Partners LLC?

JZ Partners LLC is a private equity firm.

Where is JZ Partners LLC headquartered?

JZ Partners LLC is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

How much capital does JZ Partners LLC have under management?

JZ Partners LLC has 1.0B USD under management.

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