Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has acquired 17 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (12%) and restaurants (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%) and secondary buyout (33%). In total, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has invested in 22 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2003 when it acquired CICI Enterprises for $90M.

In the last 3 years, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has exited 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (45%). Levine Leichtman Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2000 when it sold Concentrex for $140M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity107
    • M&A Buy Activity71
    • M&A Sell Activity36
  • Total Sectors Invested 31
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 11

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

345 North Maple Drive Suite 300,
Beverly Hills, California 90210
United States
(310) 275-5335
www.llcp.com
main@llcp.com

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) is a West Coast US based private investment firm that targets mezzanine and other structured equity investments in middle-market companies. The Firm has several funds, each with different strategies. LLCP's larger fund targets subordinated debt, preferred equity, and/or common equity investments in companies with $100 to $750 million of revenue. The Firm's smaller fund invests $5 to $15 million in emerging companies with less than $25 million in revenue. LLCP also invests in financially distressed businesses. LLCP was formed in 1984 and has offices in Beverly Hills, California; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; New York City; and London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Distribution, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Franchising, Furniture, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Leisure, Manufacturing, Media, Metals/Mining, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (4.6/yr) # 48 4 6 3 3 7 71
vol $135M $135M
Sell (2.6/yr) # 23 4 2 3 4 - 36
vol $433M $433M
  107

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
NMi Certin B.V. 2020-10-22 - Divestiture
Delft, Netherlands · www.nmi.nl
DUCARES B.V. 2020-10-22 - Divestiture
Utrecht, Netherlands · www.triskelion.nl
Tropical Smoothie Cafe LLC 2020-09-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Atlanta, Georgia · www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com
BigHand Ltd. 2020-08-28 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.bighand.com
SiPM 2020-05-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hasselt, Belgium · www.sipm.com
Blue Ridge ESOP Associates, Inc. 2020-03-26 - Growth Capital
Charlottesville, Vermont · www.blueridgeesop.com
Resolution Economics LLC 2020-01-06 - Secondary Buyout
Los Angeles, California · www.resecon.com
Milton Industries, Inc. 2019-11-22 - Secondary Buyout
Chicago, Illinois · www.miltonindustries.com
Nobles Worldwide, Inc. 2019-10-09 - Add-on Acquisition
St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin · www.noblesworldwide.com
Regional Rail LLC 2019-04-01 - Secondary Buyout
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania · www.regional-rail.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Monte Nido Holdings LLC 2015-09-09 Rosewood Center for Eating Disorders 2020-10-06 1
Malibu, California · www.montenido.com Wickenburg, Arizona · www.rosewoodranch.com
FutureWhiz Media BV 2018-06-07 scoyo GmbH 2020-09-01 1
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.squla.n Bielefeld, Germany · www-de.scoyo.com
Capsa Healthcare 2017-09-11 RoboPharma B.V. 2020-08-14 1
Portland, Oregon · www.capsahealthcare.com Waalwijk, Netherlands · www.robopharma.com
Caring Brands International, Inc. 2015-09-29 Bluebird Care Master Franchise 2020-06-19 1
Sunrise, Florida · www.caringbrandsintl.com , Ireland
Trinity Consultants, Inc. 2015-09-01 Vision Environment Australia Pty Ltd. 2020-06-16 3
Dallas, Texas · www.trinityconsultants.com Gladstone, Australia · www.visionenvironment.com.au
Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, Inc. 2014-06-09 Driver's Alert, Inc. 2020-02-10 1
Arlington, Texas · www.drivedifferent.com Deerfield Beach, Florida · www.driversalert.com
Trinity Consultants, Inc. 2015-09-01 Provenance Consulting LLC 2019-09-23 2
Dallas, Texas · www.trinityconsultants.com Borger, Texas · www.provpsm.com
Pacific Handy Cutter, Inc. 2016-05-16 Klever Innovations 2018-12-20 1
Irvine, California · www.go-phc.com Grand Haven, Michigan · www.kleverinnovations.net
Law Business Research Ltd. 2017-12-22 Globe Business Media Group 2018-07-05 1
London, United Kingdom · www.lbresearch.com London, United Kingdom · www.globebmg.com
Trinity Consultants, Inc. 2015-09-01 Jim Clary & Associates, Inc. 2016-10-12 1
Dallas, Texas · www.trinityconsultants.com Plano, Texas · www.jcaenv.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 6 (17%) - 8 (11%) -
Restaurants 2 (6%) - 5 (7%) 90M (67%)
Consumer Services 3 (9%) - 4 (6%) -
Education 2 (6%) - 4 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (9%) - 4 (6%) -
Manufacturing 3 (9%) - 4 (6%) -
Consumer Products 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Financial Services - - 3 (4%) -
Food 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Machinery 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Publishing 3 (9%) - 3 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 3 (4%) -
Aerospace 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Gaming - - 2 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Real Estate 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Retail 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (1%) 45M (33%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Defense - - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Franchising - - 1 (1%) -
Information Services 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Information Technology 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Leisure - - 1 (1%) -
Media 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Software 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Total 35 - 71 $135M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 25 (71%) - 60 (85%) 135M (100%)
  California 4 (11%) - 18 (25%) -
  Texas 5 (14%) - 9 (13%) 90M (67%)
  Illinois 3 (9%) - 4 (6%) -
  Florida 3 (9%) - 3 (4%) -
  Mississippi - - 3 (4%) -
  North Carolina 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
  New Jersey 2 (6%) - 2 (3%) -
  Georgia 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (3%) -
  Vermont 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  South Carolina 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Oregon 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (1%) 45M (33%)
  Nevada - - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (1%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (1%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom 4 (11%) - 5 (7%) -
Netherlands 4 (11%) - 4 (6%) -
Belgium 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Ireland 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 25 (71%) - 60 (85%) 135M (100%)
Cross-border 10 (29%) - 11 (15%) -
Total 35 - 71 $135M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (29%) - 27 (38%) 90M (67%)
Secondary Buyout 18 (51%) - 23 (32%) -
Divestiture 3 (9%) - 7 (10%) 45M (33%)
Growth Capital 2 (6%) - 4 (6%) -
PIPE - - 4 (6%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 2 (3%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 35 - 71 $135M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 16 (44%) -
Trade Sale 7 (19%) 140M (32%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (14%) 293M (68%)
Bankruptcy 3 (8%) -
Recapitalization 2 (6%) -
Stake Sale 2 (6%) -
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Total 36 $433M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
3
North Point Advisors LLC
2
Deloitte
2
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
8
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
8
NautaDutilh N.V.
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $135M
TOTAL $135M
Largest CICI Enterprises LP
$90M (2003-11-03)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $393M
< $100M 1 $40M
TOTAL $433M
Largest Concentrex, Inc.
$140M (2000-07-18)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
84%
36 84%
Strategic(s)
16%
7 16%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
69%
24 69%
Strategic(s)
31%
11 31%

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