In the last 3 years, Littlejohn has acquired 2 companies.
Littlejohn’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (10%) and distribution (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (38%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%). In total, Littlejohn has invested in 22 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired Kaman - Distribution Segment for $700M.
In the last 3 years, Littlejohn has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (47%). Littlejohn’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold LJVH Holdings for $695M.
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Littlejohn & Co. is a private equity firm that makes control investments in mid-sized companies undergoing change; either in capital structure, strategy, operations, or growth. Littlejohn looks to commit $50 to $150 million of equity capital in companies with annual revenues of $100 to $800 million. Sectors of interest include industrial equipment, packaging, chemicals, automotive and transportation parts and equipment, food and food processing, healthcare, plastics, aerospace/defense, distribution, environmental and infrastructure services, and consumer products. The Firm avoids investing in real estate, fashion, retail, and businesses engaged in high technology. Littlejohn prefers opportunities located in the US, but also considers opportunities in Europe and Canada. Littlejohn & Co. was formed in 1996 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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