Kirtland Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

Kirtland Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (23%) and business services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (41%) and stake purchase (32%). In total, Kirtland Capital Partners has invested in 12 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2000 when it acquired Essex Crane Rental for $180M.

In the last 3 years, Kirtland Capital Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). Kirtland Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Essex Crane Rental for $210M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity43
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity21
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 1

Kirtland Capital Partners

3201 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 200,
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
United States
(216) 593-0100
www.kirtlandcapital.com
tlittman@kirtlandcapital.com

Kirtland Capital Partners (KCP) is a private equity firm focused on acquiring mature businesses operating in the US or Canada. KCP looks to be the lead investor in control positions in companies with significant barriers to entry, stable cash flows, and a strong market position. Sectors of interest include niche manufacturing, distribution, and business-to-business service companies. Kirtland was formed in 1977 and is based in Beachwood, Ohio.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Digital Media, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Plastics, Test/Measurement Equipment

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 -
Target EBITDA 2 -
Investment Size - -
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) # 21 - 1 - - - 22
vol $180M $180M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 17 2 1 - 1 - 21
vol $323M $323M
  43

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals Co. 2019-03-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Hauppauge, New York · www.smartsourcerentals.com
Enviroscience, Inc. 2017-07-19 - Growth Capital
Stow, Ohio · www.enviroscienceinc.com
MicroGroup, Inc. 2017-05-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Medway, Massachusetts · www.microgroup.com
Vitex Packaging Group 2016-10-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Suffolk, Virginia · www.vitexpackaging.com
Precision Dialogue, Inc. 2016-08-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.precisiondialogue.com
Truck Bodies & Equipment International, Inc. 2015-09-11 - Secondary Buyout
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.tbei.com
Form Tech Concrete Forms, Inc. 2015-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Wixom, Michigan · www.formtechinc.com
Acme Metal Cap, Inc. 2013-12-13 - Recapitalization
Secaucus, New Jersey · www.acmecomponents.com
PVC Container Corp. 2010-02-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Eatontown, New Jersey · www.novapak.com
Precision Dialogue, Inc. 2009-07-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chicago, Illinois · www.precisiondialogue.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 2 (67%) - 5 (23%) -
Business Services - - 2 (9%) -
Financial Services - - 2 (9%) -
Metals/Mining - - 2 (9%) -
Retail - - 1 (5%) 180M (100%)
Beverages - - 1 (5%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (5%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (5%) -
Engineering - - 1 (5%) -
Environmental 1 (33%) - 1 (5%) -
Marketing - - 1 (5%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (5%) -
Packaging - - 1 (5%) -
Plastics - - 1 (5%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (5%) -
Total 3 - 22 $180M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) - 22 (100%) 180M (100%)
  Ohio 1 (33%) - 4 (18%) -
  New Jersey 1 (33%) - 3 (14%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (9%) 180M (100%)
  Virginia - - 2 (9%) -
  New York - - 2 (9%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (9%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (9%) -
  Michigan 1 (33%) - 1 (5%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (5%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (5%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (5%) -
Total 3 - 22 $180M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (33%) - 9 (41%) 180M (100%)
Stake Purchase - - 7 (32%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (9%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (9%) -
Growth Capital 1 (33%) - 1 (5%) -
Recapitalization 1 (33%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 3 - 22 $180M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Unknown 8 (38%) -
Secondary Sale 5 (24%) 210M (65%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (24%) 113M (35%)
Trade Sale 3 (14%) -
Total 21 $323M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $180M
TOTAL $180M
Largest Essex Crane Rental Corp.
$180M (2000-05-24)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $323M
TOTAL $323M
Largest Essex Crane Rental Corp.
$210M (2008-10-31)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
38%
5 38%
Strategic(s)
62%
8 62%

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