Liberty Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Liberty Partners’ most common sectors for investment are education (19%) and healthcare services (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (64%) and divestiture (8%). In total, Liberty Partners has invested in 19 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Concorde Career Colleges for $115M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). Liberty Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Technical Concepts for $445M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity69
    • M&A Buy Activity38
    • M&A Sell Activity31
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 2

Liberty Partners

750 Third Avenue, 9th Floor,
New York, New York 10017
United States
(212) 541-7676
www.libertypartners.com
mfram@libertypartners.com

Liberty Partners is a private equity investment firm that targets controlling or substantial-minority investments in North American companies. Liberty looks for opportunities in manufacturing, business services, and education-related companies and seeks to invest $20 to $75 million of equity capital per transaction. Target businesses generally have at least $50 million in revenues and at least $6 million in EBITDA. Prospective transaction types include leveraged buyouts, corporate divestitures, recapitalizations, going-privates, build-ups, and growth financings. Liberty Partners was formed in 1992 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Education, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 -
Target EBITDA 6 -
Investment Size 20 75
Enterprise Value 50 250
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 38 - - - - - 38
vol $115M $115M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 30 1 - - - - 31
vol $1.2B $1.2B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Step2 Co. LLC 2016-10-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Streetsboro, Ohio · www.step2.com
EdgeAQ LLC (Edgenet, Inc.) 2014-01-15 - Bankruptcy
Nashville, Tennessee · www.edgenet.com
YTI Career Institute 2013-12-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Altoona, Pennsylvania · www.yti.edu
Component Hardware Group, Inc. 2013-07-11 - Secondary Buyout
Lakewood, New Jersey · www.componenthardware.com
Source Technologies, LLC 2013-06-10 - Secondary Buyout
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.sourcetech.com
NetMotion Wireless, Inc. 2012-09-11 - Secondary Buyout
Seattle, Washington · www.netmotionwireless.com
Healthx, Inc. 2012-01-05 - Recapitalization
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.healthx.com
Dental Technology, Inc. (dba SmileCare Family Dentistry) 2011-08-02 - Trade Sale
Santa Ana, California · www.smilecare.com
Fortress Technologies, Inc. 2011-06-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Westford, Massachusetts · www.fortresstech.com
NetQoS, Inc. 2009-09-14 200M USD Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.netqos.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Education 2 (100%) 115M (100%) 7 (18%) 115M (100%)
Healthcare Services - - 4 (11%) -
Information Technology - - 4 (11%) -
Consumer Products - - 3 (8%) -
Medical Products - - 3 (8%) -
Software - - 3 (8%) -
Technology Hardware - - 3 (8%) -
Business Services - - 2 (5%) -
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) -
Communications - - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) -
Marketing - - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Total 2 $115M 38 $115M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) 115M (100%) 38 (100%) 115M (100%)
  California 1 (50%) - 9 (24%) -
  Texas - - 3 (8%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 3 (8%) -
  New York - - 3 (8%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (5%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (5%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (5%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (5%) -
  Florida - - 2 (5%) -
  Kansas 1 (50%) 115M (100%) 1 (3%) 115M (100%)
  Washington - - 1 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (3%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (3%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (3%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (3%) -
Total 2 $115M 38 $115M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (50%) - 24 (63%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (50%) 115M (100%) 3 (8%) 115M (100%)
Divestiture - - 3 (8%) -
Venture - - 3 (8%) -
Growth Capital - - 2 (5%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (3%) -
Total 2 $115M 38 $115M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 11 (35%) 94M (8%)
Secondary Sale 8 (26%) 260M (22%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (16%) 830M (70%)
IPO 3 (10%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (3%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Shut Down 1 (3%) -
Total 31 $1.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Houlihan Lokey
1
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $115M
TOTAL $115M
Largest Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.
$115M (2006-06-21)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.1B
< $100M 1 $94M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Technical Concepts, LLC
$445M (2008-04-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
57%
4 57%
Strategic(s)
43%
3 43%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
52%
14 52%
Strategic(s)
48%
13 48%

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