Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Mezzanine Finance Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has acquired 12 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (12%) and consumer products (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (37%) and secondary buyout (34%). In total, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has invested in 20 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 17 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (53%). 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 Activity128
    • M&A Buy Activity77
    • M&A Sell Activity51
  • Total Sectors Invested 30
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 28
  • M&A Advisors 16

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, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Franchising, Furniture, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Leisure, Manufacturing, Media, Metals/Mining, Publishing, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (3.6/yr) # 59 3 3 7 3 2 77
vol $135M $135M
Sell (4.4/yr) # 29 5 4 2 6 5 51
vol $433M $433M
  128

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Monte Nido Holdings LLC 2022-08-29 - Secondary Buyout
Malibu, California · www.montenido.com
Technical Safety Services, Inc. 2022-06-23 - Secondary Buyout
Berkeley, California · www.techsafety.com
Hand and Stone Franchise Corp. 2022-06-07 - Secondary Buyout
Trevose, Pennsylvania · www.handandstone.com
Global Loan Agency Services Ltd. 2022-05-11 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.glas.agency
Mountain Mike's Pizza LLC 2022-02-16 - Sold to Management
Newport Beach, California · www.mountainmikespizza.com
HomeVestors of America, Inc. 2022-01-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.homevestors.com
Legal Education Holdings, Inc. 2022-01-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Saint Paul, Minnesota · www.westacademic.com
Best Lawyers LLC 2021-12-01 - Secondary Buyout
Augusta, Georgia · www.bestlawyers.com
Caring Brands International, Inc. 2021-10-25 - Secondary Buyout
Sunrise, Florida · www.caringbrandsintl.com
In-Place Machining Co. LLC 2021-09-22 - Secondary Buyout
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.inplace.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Capsa Solutions LLC 2017-09-11 Humanscale Healthcare 2022-02-16 3
Canal Winchester, Ohio · www.capsahealthcare.com New York, New York
BigHand Ltd. 2020-08-28 Iridium Technology LLC 2022-02-02 1
London, United Kingdom · www.bighand.com Reno, Nevada · www.iridium-technology.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (17%) - 9 (12%) -
Consumer Products 2 (8%) - 6 (8%) -
Financial Services 2 (8%) - 5 (6%) -
Restaurants 1 (4%) - 5 (6%) -
Education 3 (13%) - 4 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (8%) - 4 (5%) -
Machinery 2 (8%) - 4 (5%) -
Manufacturing 1 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
Franchising - - 3 (4%) 90M (67%)
Consumer Services - - 3 (4%) -
Publishing 2 (8%) - 3 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 3 (4%) -
Medical Products 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) 45M (33%)
Aerospace 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Food - - 2 (3%) -
Gaming - - 2 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (3%) -
Real Estate - - 2 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Defense - - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Leisure - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Media 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Software 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Total 24 - 77 $135M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 13 (54%) - 63 (82%) 135M (100%)
  California 3 (13%) - 19 (25%) -
  Texas 1 (4%) - 9 (12%) 90M (67%)
  Illinois 2 (8%) - 5 (6%) -
  Ohio 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Mississippi - - 3 (4%) -
  Florida - - 3 (4%) -
  North Carolina 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (3%) -
  Vermont 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (1%) 45M (33%)
  Virginia - - 1 (1%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (1%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (1%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom 7 (29%) - 8 (10%) -
Netherlands 2 (8%) - 4 (5%) -
Czech Republic 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Ireland 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 13 (54%) - 63 (82%) 135M (100%)
Cross-border 11 (46%) - 14 (18%) -
Total 24 - 77 $135M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (13%) - 28 (36%) 90M (67%)
Secondary Buyout 15 (63%) - 26 (34%) -
Divestiture 3 (13%) - 7 (9%) 45M (33%)
Growth Capital 3 (13%) - 6 (8%) -
PIPE - - 4 (5%) -
Recapitalization - - 2 (3%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 2 (3%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (1%) -
Total 24 - 77 $135M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 27 (53%) -
Trade Sale 10 (20%) 140M (32%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (10%) 293M (68%)
Bankruptcy 3 (6%) -
Recapitalization 2 (4%) -
Sold to Management 2 (4%) -
Stake Sale 2 (4%) -
Total 51 $433M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
3
Deloitte
3
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
3
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
10
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
9
NautaDutilh N.V.
4

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
Investor(s)
34%
26 (34%)
Strategic(s)
9%
7 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
55%
28 (55%)
Strategic(s)
27%
14 (27%)

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