Linx Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Linx Partners’ most common sectors for investment are transportation (37%) and construction (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (55%) and recapitalization (37%). In total, Linx Partners has invested in 6 US states.

In the last 3 years, Linx Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (67%). Linx Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Cimarron Energy for $135M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Linx Partners LLC

3330 Cumberland Boulevard, Suite 500,
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
United States
(770) 818-0335
www.linxpartners.com
eleinss@linxpartners.com

LINX Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in light industrial manufacturing, industrial services, and specialty distribution companies. The Firm generally partners with family owners, entrepreneurs, and management to acquire and grow companies. Target businesses typically have revenues between $20 and $125 million and have 'a high service, branding component' with low capital expenditures. LINX Partners was formed in 1999 and has offices in Scarsdale, New York and Atlanta, Georgia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Services, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 125
Target EBITDA 6 15
Investment Size 5 40
Enterprise Value 15 120
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 11 - - - - - 11
Sell (0.2/yr) # 5 - - 1 - - 6
vol $135M $135M
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Grammer Logistics 2018-10-02 - Secondary Buyout
Columbus, Indiana · www.grammerlogistics.com
Carolina Precision Technologies LLC 2015-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mooresville, North Carolina · www.carolinaprecision.com
ADS Logistics Co. LLC 2014-08-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Chesterton, Indiana · www.adslogistics.com
Transpro Burgener 2014-07-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fort Collins, Colorado · www.burgenertrucking.com
Tidewater Equipment Co. 2013-12-19 - Secondary Buyout
Brunswick, Georgia · www.tidewaterequip.com
Reconstruction Experts, Inc. 2013-10-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Arvada, Colorado · www.reconstructionexperts.net
Gullett & Associates, Inc. 2013-01-29 - Recapitalization
Houston, Texas · www.gulonline.com
R. Thompson Trucking, Inc. 2013-01-03 - Secondary Buyout
Concord, Virginia · www.thompsontruckinginc.com
Cimarron Energy, Inc. 2012-11-26 135M USD Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.cimarron.com
Grammer Logistics 2012-10-30 - Recapitalization
Columbus, Indiana · www.grammerlogistics.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Reconstruction Experts, Inc. 2013-10-08 Advanced Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. 2019-10-31 1
Arvada, Colorado · www.reconstructionexperts.net Fort Myers, Florida · www.advancedroofingandsheetmetal.com
Carolina Precision Technologies LLC 2015-01-01 Renchel Tool, Inc. 2019-07-31 1
Mooresville, North Carolina · www.carolinaprecision.com Putnam, Connecticut · www.rencheltoolinc.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Transportation 1 (17%) - 4 (36%) -
Construction 1 (17%) - 1 (9%) -
Distribution - - 1 (9%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (17%) - 1 (9%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (17%) - 1 (9%) -
Manufacturing 1 (17%) - 1 (9%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (17%) - 1 (9%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (9%) -
Total 6 - 11 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (100%) - 11 (100%) -
  Texas 3 (50%) - 4 (36%) -
  Colorado 2 (33%) - 2 (18%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (18%) -
  North Carolina 1 (17%) - 1 (9%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (9%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (9%) -
Total 6 - 11 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (50%) - 6 (55%) -
Recapitalization 3 (50%) - 4 (36%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (9%) -
Total 6 - 11 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (67%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (17%) 135M (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (17%) -
Total 6 $135M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $135M
TOTAL $135M
Largest Cimarron Energy, Inc.
$135M (2012-11-26)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
4 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
2 33%

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