Meriturn Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Meriturn Partners’ most common sectors for investment are apparel/textiles (50%) and forest products (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include special situations/distressed (50%) and consolidation (25%). In total, Meriturn Partners has invested in 7 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Barnacle Seafood for $4M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Meriturn Partners

234 Fayetteville Street, 6th floor,
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
United States
www.meriturn.com
mark@meriturn.com

Meriturn Partners LLC is a private investment firm that makes control investments in middle-market companies needing restructuring or facing operational challenges. Meriturn primarily looks for companies based in the US and Canada operating in basic industries such as manufacturing, distribution, and service with revenues between $40 and $300 million. The Firm looks to commit up to $10 million per transaction. Meriturn's investment horizon is four to seven years. Meriturn Partners was formed in 2001 and based in Raleigh, North Carolina with an additional office in San Francisco, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Forest Products, Life Science, Manufacturing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Plastics, Publishing, Real Estate, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 300
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - 15
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
vol $4M $4M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Dunn Paper Co. Inc. 2010-07-14 - Secondary Sale
Port Huron, Michigan · www.dunnpaper.com
Barnacle Seafood, Inc. 2009-06-30 - Trade Sale
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.barnacleseafood.com
Prime Tanning Corp. 2009-03-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Hartland, Maine · www.primetanning.com
Cudahy Taning Co., Inc. 2007-11-09 - Consolidation
Cudahy, Wisconsin · www.cudahytanning.com
Prime Tanning Corp. 2007-08-13 - Consolidation
Hartland, Maine · www.primetanning.com
Irving Tanning Co., Inc. 2007-08-13 - Merger
Hartland, Maine · www.irvingtanning.com
Sustainable Solutions, Inc. 2006-11-21 - Recapitalization
Wilsonvil, Oregon · www.ssiglobal.net
Captain Eds Lobster Trap, Inc. 2006-05-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Valentine Paper, Inc. 2005-12-06 - Acquisition Financing
Lockport, Louisiana
Barnacle Seafood, Inc. 2005-11-01 4M USD Special Situations/Distressed
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.barnacleseafood.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Apparel/Textiles 1 (100%) - 4 (50%) -
Forest Products - - 2 (25%) -
Food - - 1 (13%) 4M (100%)
Environmental - - 1 (13%) -
Total 1 - 8 $4M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 8 (100%) 4M (100%)
  Maine - - 2 (25%) -
  Alabama 1 (100%) - 1 (13%) -
  Florida - - 1 (13%) 4M (100%)
  Wisconsin - - 1 (13%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (13%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (13%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (13%) -
Total 1 - 8 $4M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (100%) - 4 (50%) 4M (100%)
Consolidation - - 2 (25%) -
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (13%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (13%) -
Total 1 - 8 $4M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (60%) -
Merger 1 (20%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (20%) -
Total 5 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $4M
TOTAL $4M
Largest Barnacle Seafood, Inc.
$4M (2005-11-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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