Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has acquired 13 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (11%) and restaurants (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%) and secondary buyout (32%). In total, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has invested in 22 US states and 6 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 11 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (47%). 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 Activity112
    • M&A Buy Activity73
    • M&A Sell Activity39
  • Total Sectors Invested 32
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 26
  • M&A Advisors 14

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.2/yr) # 52 6 3 3 7 2 73
vol $135M $135M
Sell (2.6/yr) # 26 2 3 4 2 2 39
vol $433M $433M
  112

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Nothing Bundt Cakes 2021-05-14 - Secondary Buyout
Addison, Texas · www.nothingbundtcakes.com
Prime Global Medical Communications Ltd. 2021-04-26 - Growth Capital
Knutsford, United Kingdom · www.primeglobalpeople.com
Creditinfo Group hf 2021-03-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Prague, Czech Republic · www.creditinfo.com
ZorgDomein Nederland B.V. 2021-01-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Breukelen, Netherlands · www.zorgdomein.com
FutureWhiz Media BV 2020-12-24 - Secondary Buyout
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.squla.nl
Pacific Handy Cutter, Inc. 2020-12-17 - Secondary Buyout
Irvine, California · www.go-phc.com
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Caring Brands International, Inc. 2015-09-29 Bluebird Care Master Franchise 2020-06-19 1
Sunrise, Florida · www.caringbrandsintl.com , Ireland

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 6 (18%) - 8 (11%) -
Restaurants 2 (6%) - 5 (7%) 90M (67%)
Consumer Products 1 (3%) - 4 (5%) -
Consumer Services 3 (9%) - 4 (5%) -
Financial Services 1 (3%) - 4 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 4 (12%) - 4 (5%) -
Manufacturing 2 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Education 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Machinery 1 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Publishing 3 (9%) - 3 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 3 (4%) -
Aerospace 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Food - - 2 (3%) -
Gaming - - 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%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Media 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Software 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Total 33 - 73 $135M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 23 (70%) - 60 (82%) 135M (100%)
  California 3 (9%) - 18 (25%) -
  Texas 4 (12%) - 9 (12%) 90M (67%)
  Illinois 3 (9%) - 4 (5%) -
  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%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (1%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (1%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (1%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (1%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom 5 (15%) - 6 (8%) -
Netherlands 2 (6%) - 4 (5%) -
Belgium 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Czech Republic 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Ireland 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 23 (70%) - 60 (82%) 135M (100%)
Cross-border 10 (30%) - 13 (18%) -
Total 33 - 73 $135M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (27%) - 28 (38%) 90M (67%)
Secondary Buyout 17 (52%) - 23 (32%) -
Divestiture 3 (9%) - 7 (10%) 45M (33%)
Growth Capital 3 (9%) - 5 (7%) -
PIPE - - 4 (5%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) - 2 (3%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 2 (3%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (1%) -
Total 33 - 73 $135M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 18 (46%) -
Trade Sale 8 (21%) 140M (32%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (13%) 293M (68%)
Bankruptcy 3 (8%) -
Recapitalization 2 (5%) -
Stake Sale 2 (5%) -
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Total 39 $433M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
3
North Point Advisors LLC
2
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
2
Legal Deals
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
8
Kirkland & Ellis 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
Investor(s)
32%
23 (32%)
Strategic(s)
10%
7 (10%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
49%
19 (49%)
Strategic(s)
31%
12 (31%)

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