Lake Pacific Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Lake Pacific Partners’ most common sectors for investment are food (89%) and packaging (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include stake purchase (56%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, Lake Pacific Partners has invested in 3 US states and 4 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Lake Pacific Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (30%). Lake Pacific Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 1999 when it sold Health Valley Foods for $70M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Lake Pacific Partners

120 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1510,
Chicago, Illinois 60603
United States
(312) 578-1110
www.lakepacific.com
jtw@lakepacific.com

Lake Pacific Partners is a private equity firm that targets investments in businesses operating in the food, consumer products, consumer services, and distribution sectors. The firm pursues North American public or private companies with revenues between $20 and $500 million. Lake Pacific will consider investing equity and/or junior capital. Investment funds are typically used to support buyouts, recapitalizations, turnarounds, and growth capital needs. Lake Pacific will not invest in start-ups or early stage companies. Lake Pacific was formed in 2000 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Food, Packaging

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 25 250
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
Sell (0.8/yr) # 6 2 2 - - - 10
vol $70M $70M
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Syndigo LLC 2017-01-25 - Secondary Buyout
Lisle, Illinois · www.syndigo.com
Cal Pacific Specialty Foods LLC 2017-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Maria, California · www.calpacificsf.com
Maxi Canada, Inc. 2016-12-12 - Secondary Buyout
Saint-Lin Laurentides, Quebec · www.maxi.com
Mercer Foods LLC 2016-11-10 - Secondary Buyout
Modesto, California · www.mercerfoods.com
Wenner Bakery 2013-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Ronkonkoma, New York · www.wennerbakery.com
Wenner Bakery 2011-07-14 - Recapitalization
Ronkonkoma, New York · www.wennerbakery.com
Mercer Foods LLC 2011-01-01 - Stake Purchase
Modesto, California · www.mercerfoods.com
Cal Pacific Specialty Foods LLC 2008-04-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Santa Maria, California · www.calpacificsf.com
Teepak International, Inc. 2007-03-20 - Trade Sale
, Czech Republic
CelPack 2006-01-01 - Trade Sale
Zacapu, Mexico
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food - - 8 (89%) -
Packaging - - 1 (11%) -
Total - - 9 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 6 (67%) -
  California - - 4 (44%) -
  New York - - 1 (11%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (11%) -
Canada - - 1 (11%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (11%) -
Czech Republic - - 1 (11%) -
Mexico - - 1 (11%) -
Domestic - - 6 (67%) -
Cross-border - - 3 (33%) -
Total - - 9 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Stake Purchase - - 5 (56%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 2 (22%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (11%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (11%) -
Total - - 9 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 4 (40%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (30%) 70M (100%)
Secondary Sale 3 (30%) -
Total 10 $70M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $70M
TOTAL $70M
Largest Health Valley Foods, Inc.
$70M (1999-05-06)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
60%
3 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
2 40%

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