MiddleGround Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, MiddleGround Capital has acquired 9 companies.

MiddleGround Capital’s most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (55%) and automotive (28%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (64%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (37%). In total, MiddleGround Capital has invested in 5 US states and 2 different countries.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Advisors 2

MiddleGround Capital

201 East Main Street, Suite 810,
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
United States
(917) 698-3754
www.middlegroundcapital.com
admin@middlegroundcapital.com

MiddleGround Capital is a middle-market private equity firm focused on acquiring North American companies valued up to $250 million. MiddleGround looks to commit $25 to $100 million per transaction and generally pursues investments in fundamentally good businesses that align with its operational expertise. Areas of interest include B2B industrial and specialty distribution. MiddleGround Capital was formed in 2018 and has offices in Lexington, Kentucky and New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Products, Distribution, Furniture, Infrastructure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 75 -
Target EBITDA 15 30
Investment Size 25 100
Enterprise Value - 250
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # - 2 2 3 4 - 11
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Racing Winning Brands, Inc. 2021-11-23 - Secondary Buyout
Mentor, Ohio · www.racewinningbrands.com
Lindsay Precast LLC 2021-11-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Canal Fulton, Ohio · www.lindsayprecast.com
Plasman Plastics, Inc. 2021-10-25 - Secondary Buyout
Windsor, Ontario · www.plasman.com
Arrow Tru-Line, Inc. 2021-09-21 - Secondary Buyout
Archbold, Ohio · www.arrowtruline.com
Shiloh Industries, Inc. 2020-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Valley City, Ohio · www.shiloh.com
Dura Automotive Systems LLC 2020-08-04 - Secondary Buyout
Auburn Hills, Michigan · www.duraauto.com
Edsco Fasteners LLC 2020-01-15 - Secondary Buyout
Denton, Texas · www.edsco.com
Steel Craft Corp. 2019-06-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hartford, Wisconsin · www.steelcraftwi.com
Peterson American Corp. 2019-04-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Southfield, Michigan · www.pspring.com
Alco Manufacturing Corp. LLC 2018-07-10 - Secondary Buyout
Elyria, Ohio · www.alco.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Shiloh Industries, Inc. 2020-12-01 Benteler International - Two Automotive Facilities 2021-10-05 1
Valley City, Ohio · www.shiloh.com Salzburg, Austria
Shiloh Industries, Inc. 2020-12-01 Shiloh Industries - U.S. BlankLight Business 2021-06-08 2
Valley City, Ohio · www.shiloh.com Valley City, Ohio
Shiloh Industries, Inc. 2020-12-01 Shiloh Industries - CastLight Business 2021-04-13 1
Valley City, Ohio · www.shiloh.com Valley City, Ohio
Banner Service Corp. 2018-01-09 Supra Alloys 2020-06-02 3
Carol Stream, Illinois · www.bargrind.com Camarillo, California · www.supraalloys.com
Banner Service Corp. 2018-01-09 EDGE International 2020-06-02 2
Carol Stream, Illinois · www.bargrind.com Dayton, Ohio · www.edgeintl.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 6 (55%) - 6 (55%) -
Automotive 3 (27%) - 3 (27%) -
Building Materials 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 11 - 11 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (91%) - 10 (91%) -
  Ohio 5 (45%) - 5 (45%) -
  Michigan 2 (18%) - 2 (18%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
  Texas 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
  Illinois 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
Canada 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
  Ontario 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 11 - 11 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 7 (64%) - 7 (64%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (36%) - 4 (36%) -
Total 11 - 11 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Dechert LLP
1
Baker & McKenzie LLP
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
55%
6 (55%)

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