Linsalata Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Linsalata Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (16%) and building materials (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (64%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, Linsalata Capital Partners has invested in 27 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1996 when it acquired Diversco Holdings for $425M.

In the last 3 years, Linsalata Capital Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (54%). Linsalata Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Transtar Industries for $425M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity91
    • M&A Buy Activity52
    • M&A Sell Activity39
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 24
  • M&A Advisors 4

Linsalata Capital Partners

5900 Landerbrook Drive, Suite 280,
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124
United States
(440) 684-1400
www.linsalatacapital.com
info@linsalatacapital.com

Linsalata Capital Partners is a middle-market buyout firm that targets equity investments in businesses operating in a broad range of industries. Linsalata looks to invest $10 to $50 million in businesses generating at least $7 million in EBITDA. The Firm will consider transactions valued up to $300 million. Target sectors include automotive aftermarket products, building products, business services, aerospace, commercial durables, consumer packaged goods, contract manufacturing services, direct marketing, education, ethnic products, food and beverage, food service equipment, health and safety products, healthcare services and outsourcing, hobby/crafts, home furnishing, home improvement products, industrial products, infastructure products, leisure/recreation, logistics, medical devices and diagnostics, niche apparel, outdoor/garden living, packaging, personal services, pet products and services, and plastics. Linsalata Capital was formed in 1984 and is based in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Education, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Packaging, Plastics, Retail, Safety/Security, Staffing, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Going Private, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 20
Investment Size 15 50
Enterprise Value - 200
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 49 3 - - - - 52
vol $529M $529M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 33 - 1 2 3 - 39
vol $1.6B $1.6B
  91

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
RANDYS Worldwide Automotive, Inc. 2019-05-16 - Secondary Buyout
Everett, Washington · www.randysworldwide.com
Signature Systems Group LLC 2019-05-07 - Secondary Buyout
Flower Mound, Texas · www.signature-systems.com
Glynlyon, Inc. 2019-02-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Chandler, Arizona · www.glynlyon.com
Wellborn Forest Products, Inc. 2018-11-01 - Secondary Buyout
Alexander City, Alabama · www.wellbornforest.com
Hospitality Mints LLC 2018-08-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Boone, North Carolina · www.hospitalitymints.com
Whitcraft LLC 2017-04-04 - Secondary Buyout
Eastford, Connecticut · www.whitcraft.com
A. B. Property Services, Inc. (dba Happy Floors) 2016-11-15 - Recapitalization
Miami, Florida · www.happy-floors.com
H.H. Franchising Systems, Inc. (Home Helpers) 2016-02-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.homehelpers.cc
Glynlyon, Inc. 2016-01-19 - Growth Capital
Chandler, Arizona · www.glynlyon.com
Eatem Foods Co. 2015-10-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Vineland, New Jersey · www.eatemfoods.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Manhattan Beachwear LLC 2010-01-27 Apparel Ventures, Inc. 2010-10-07 1
Cypress, California · www.mbwswim.com Los Angeles, California

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing - - 8 (15%) -
Building Materials - - 7 (13%) -
Automotive 1 (17%) - 6 (12%) -
Consumer Products - - 5 (10%) 104M (20%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (17%) - 4 (8%) -
Business Services 1 (17%) - 3 (6%) 425M (80%)
Distribution 2 (33%) - 3 (6%) -
Food - - 3 (6%) -
Retail - - 2 (4%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (2%) -
Franchising 1 (17%) - 1 (2%) -
Furniture - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Packaging - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics - - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) -
Staffing - - 1 (2%) -
Total 6 - 52 $529M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (100%) - 52 (100%) 529M (100%)
  Ohio 1 (17%) - 10 (19%) 104M (20%)
  Texas - - 4 (8%) -
  New Jersey - - 3 (6%) -
  Georgia - - 3 (6%) -
  California 2 (33%) - 2 (4%) -
  Washington 1 (17%) - 2 (4%) -
  Florida 1 (17%) - 2 (4%) -
  South Carolina - - 2 (4%) 425M (80%)
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (4%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (4%) -
  Kentucky - - 2 (4%) -
  Alabama - - 2 (4%) -
  Colorado 1 (17%) - 1 (2%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (2%) -
  Utah - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (2%) -
  Mississippi - - 1 (2%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Iowa - - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (2%) -
Total 6 - 52 $529M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (67%) - 33 (63%) 425M (80%)
Secondary Buyout - - 10 (19%) -
Recapitalization 2 (33%) - 6 (12%) -
Going Private - - 1 (2%) 104M (20%)
Consolidation - - 1 (2%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (2%) -
Total 6 - 52 $529M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 15 (38%) 845M (52%)
Trade Sale 11 (28%) 443M (27%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (26%) 339M (21%)
Merger 2 (5%) -
Recapitalization 1 (3%) -
Total 39 $1.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Prestwick Partners LLC
1
Duff & Phelps Corp.
1
BB&T Capital Markets
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $529M
TOTAL $529M
Largest Diversco Holdings, Inc.
$425M (1996-10-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 7 $1.5B
< $100M 3 $139M
TOTAL $1.6B
Largest Transtar Industries, Inc.
$425M (2010-12-07)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
17 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
21 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
21 50%

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