Mesirow Financial Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Mesirow Financial Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are communications (50%) and electrical equipment (50%). The Firm’s most common investment types include recapitalization (50%) and secondary buyout (50%). In total, Mesirow Financial Private Equity has invested in 2 US states.

In the last 3 years, Mesirow Financial Private Equity has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Mesirow Financial Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold R. B. Gustafson Co for $3M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Mesirow Financial Private Equity

353 North Clark Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60654
United States
(312) 595-6000
www.mesirowfinancial.com/privateequity/

Mesirow Financial Private Equity is a Chicago-based boutique private equity firm with approximately $6.2 billion in commitments since inception to managed fund-of-funds, co-investment funds and customized investment vehicles to a global institutional client base of accredited investors and Qualified Purchasers. Mesirow Financial Private Equity was founded in 1982 and is based in Illinois, United States.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Electrical Equipment, Insurance

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 1 1 - - - 3
vol $3M $3M
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Securus Technologies LLC 2017-05-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.securustech.net
Mesirow Insurance Services (MIS) 2016-07-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois
Securus Technologies LLC 2013-03-28 - Secondary Buyout
Dallas, Texas · www.securustech.net
R. B. Gustafson Co, Inc. (Gustafson Lighting) 2012-07-24 3M USD Add-on Acquisition
Elkhart, Indiana · www.gustafsonlighting.com
R. B. Gustafson Co, Inc. (Gustafson Lighting) 2005-02-11 - Recapitalization
Elkhart, Indiana · www.gustafsonlighting.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications - - 1 (50%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (50%) -
Total - - 2 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 2 (100%) -
  Texas - - 1 (50%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (50%) -
Total - - 2 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Recapitalization - - 1 (50%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (50%) -
Total - - 2 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (67%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) 3M (100%)
Total 3 $3M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $3M
TOTAL $3M
Largest R. B. Gustafson Co, Inc. (Gustafson Lighting)
$3M (2012-07-24)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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