MidOcean Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, MidOcean Partners has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

MidOcean Partners’ most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (28%) and information technology (7%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (43%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%). In total, MidOcean Partners has invested in 20 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2000 when it acquired United Biscuits for $3.3B.

In the last 3 years, MidOcean Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). MidOcean Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold United Biscuits for $3.5B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity77
    • M&A Buy Activity47
    • M&A Sell Activity30
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 42
  • M&A Advisors 16

MidOcean Partners

245 Park Avenue, 38th Floor,
New York, New York 10167
United States
(212) 497-1400
www.midoceanpartners.com

MidOcean Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquiring control interests in middle-market companies located in the US and Europe. Target industries include consumer and leisure, media and communications, business services, financial services, industrials, transportation, and healthcare. MidOcean looks for opportunities requiring an investment of at least $25 million. MidOcean Partners was formed in 2003 and is based in New York City, with an additional office in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Publishing, Restaurants, Safety/Security, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 37 1 5 - 2 2 47
vol $5.0B $5.0B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 24 2 2 - - 2 30
vol $14.3B $1.0B $629M $15.9B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Florida Food Products, Inc. 2021-09-21 - Secondary Buyout
Eustis, Florida · www.floridafood.com
Louisiana Fish Fry Products Ltd. 2021-08-02 - Secondary Buyout
Baton Rouge, Louisiana · www.louisianafishfry.com
The Planet Group LLC 2021-05-27 - Merger
Deerfield, Illinois · www.theplanetgroup.com
LYNX Franchising LLC 2021-01-04 - Secondary Buyout
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.premiumfranchisebrands.com
FullSpeed Automotive 2020-11-30 - Secondary Buyout
Greenwood Village, Colorado · www.fullspeedautomotive.com
Music Reports, Inc. 2020-08-27 - Secondary Buyout
Woodland Hills, California · www.musicreports.com
Hanley Wood LLC 2018-12-12 - Secondary Buyout
Washington, District of Columbia · www.hanleywood.com
Questex Media Group LLC 2018-09-12 - Secondary Buyout
Newton, Massachusetts · www.questex.com
Florida Food Products, Inc. 2018-09-11 - Secondary Buyout
Eustis, Florida · www.floridafood.com
Grandpoint Capital, Inc. 2018-07-02 629M USD Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles,, California · www.grandpointbank.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
JF Petroleum Group 2012-01-04 Ans Distributing, Inc. 2016-07-01 6
Morrisville, North Carolina · www.jones-frank.com Tucson, Arizona · www.ansdistributing.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 7 (47%) - 13 (28%) -
Business Services 1 (7%) - 3 (6%) 650M (13%)
Information Technology - - 3 (6%) 145M (3%)
Food - - 2 (4%) 3.3B (65%)
Marketing - - 2 (4%) 119M (2%)
Communications - - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Services - - 2 (4%) -
Leisure - - 2 (4%) -
Media 2 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
Staffing - - 2 (4%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (2%) 450M (9%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) 288M (6%)
Software - - 1 (2%) 115M (2%)
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) -
Automotive 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) -
Distribution 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) -
Franchising 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Services - - 1 (2%) -
Publishing - - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 15 - 47 $5.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 15 (100%) - 42 (89%) 1.6B (33%)
  California 2 (13%) - 6 (13%) -
  New York 1 (7%) - 4 (9%) 450M (9%)
  Illinois 1 (7%) - 4 (9%) -
  New Jersey 1 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
  Texas 2 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) 145M (3%)
  Massachusetts 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) 115M (2%)
  Florida 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
  Colorado 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (4%) 288M (6%)
  Virginia - - 2 (4%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (4%) -
  Tennessee 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Louisiana 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (2%) 650M (13%)
  South Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom - - 3 (6%) 3.4B (67%)
Canada - - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (2%) -
Puerto Rico - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 15 (100%) - 42 (89%) 1.6B (33%)
Cross-border - - 5 (11%) 3.4B (67%)
Total 15 - 47 $5.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 8 (53%) - 20 (43%) 260M (5%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (20%) - 13 (28%) 569M (11%)
Stake Purchase 3 (20%) - 5 (11%) -
Growth Capital 1 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
Going Private - - 2 (4%) 3.9B (78%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (2%) 288M (6%)
Consolidation - - 1 (2%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Total 15 - 47 $5.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (30%) 4.4B (27%)
Trade Sale 9 (30%) 1.4B (9%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (27%) 10.1B (64%)
Bankruptcy 1 (3%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Merger 1 (3%) -
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Total 30 $15.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Houlihan Lokey
4
Three Ocean Partners LLC
2
Harris Williams & Co.
2
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
17
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
7
Morrison Cohen LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.3B
$100M to $1B 6 $1.8B
TOTAL $5.0B
Largest United Biscuits (UK) Ltd.
$3.3B (2000-04-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 5 $10.9B
$100M to $1B 10 $5.0B
TOTAL $15.9B
Largest United Biscuits (UK) Ltd.
$3.5B (2006-10-25)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
43%
20 (43%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
30%
9 (30%)
Strategic(s)
57%
17 (57%)

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