Milestone Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Milestone Partners has acquired 3 companies.

Milestone Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (9%) and consumer products (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (60%) and recapitalization (17%). In total, Milestone Partners has invested in 20 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Milestone Partners has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (41%). Milestone Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Precision Partners Holding for $360M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity59
    • M&A Buy Activity37
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 31
  • M&A Advisors 4

Milestone Partners

555 East Lancaster Avenue, Suite 500,
Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087
United States
(610) 526-2700
www.milestonepartners.com
m2900@milestonepartners.com

Milestone Partners is a lower middle-market private equity firm specializing in investments in manufacturing, distribution, and service companies. Milestone looks for businesses valued up to $250 million with EBITDA of $5 to $50 million. The Firm's target revenue size is $10 to $250 million. Milestone prefers companies with growth potential and proven management. The firm invests in businesses valued from $25 to $250 million with an equity investment target of $10 to $40 million. The Firm will not invest in businesses in high cyclical industries, with low barriers to entry, or have a high reliance on technology. Milestone Partners was formed in 1995 and is based in Radnor, Pennsylvania.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Financial Services, Food, Manufacturing, Marketing, Metals/Mining, Restaurants, Safety/Security, Software, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase, Add-on Acquisition

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 250
Target EBITDA 5 50
Investment Size 10 40
Enterprise Value 25 250
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 34 - 1 2 - - 37
Sell (2.2/yr) # 11 3 5 2 1 - 22
vol $185M $532M $717M
  59

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
EnterpriseDB Corp. 2019-06-26 - Secondary Buyout
Bedford, Massachusetts · www.enterprisedb.com
Cafe Enterprises, Inc. 2018-12-01 - Unknown
Taylors, South Carolina · www.cafeent.com
RedZone Robotics, Inc. 2018-06-07 - Secondary Buyout
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.redzone.com
mTAB LLC 2018-05-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Anaheim, California · www.mtab.com
Freestyle Solutions, Inc. 2018-02-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Totowa, New Jersey · www.freestylesolutions.com
eCommission Financial Services, Inc. 2017-08-29 - Secondary Buyout
Austin, Texas · www.ecommission.com
Precision Partners Holding Co. 2017-08-10 360M USD Add-on Acquisition
Windsor, Ontario · www.pphc.com
Occasion Brands LLC 2017-07-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Middletown, Delaware · www.promgirl.com
Quintus Technologies AB 2017-04-13 115M USD Add-on Acquisition
Vasteras, Sweden · www.quintustechnologies.com
Avure Technologies, Inc. 2017-02-27 57M USD Add-on Acquisition
Franklin, Tennessee · www.avure.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
mTAB LLC 2018-05-31 Slideworx GmbH 2019-02-12 1
Anaheim, California · www.mtab.com Cham, Switzerland · www.slideworx.com
Pancon Corp. 2011-11-15 Sunstone Components Group, Inc. 2013-08-02 1
Stoughton, Massachusetts · www.panconcorp.com Temecula, California · www.4scg.com
Martex Fiber Southern Corp. 2012-04-30 JBM Fibers, Inc. 2013-06-25 1
Spartanburg, South Carolina · www.martexfiber.com Brownsville, Texas · www.jbmfibers.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (9%) - 3 (8%) -
Consumer Products - - 3 (8%) -
Financial Services 2 (18%) - 3 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (18%) - 3 (8%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (5%) -
Marketing 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Transportation - - 2 (5%) -
Automotive 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (3%) -
Education - - 1 (3%) -
Environmental 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Food - - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Machinery - - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Packaging - - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Software - - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 - 37 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (100%) - 36 (97%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (18%) - 5 (14%) -
  South Carolina 2 (18%) - 4 (11%) -
  California 1 (9%) - 3 (8%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
  Illinois 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
  Georgia 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
  Florida 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
  Texas - - 2 (5%) -
  Maryland - - 2 (5%) -
  Kansas - - 2 (5%) -
  Oregon 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
  Delaware 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  New York - - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (3%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (3%) -
Canada - - 1 (3%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 11 (100%) - 36 (97%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 - 37 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (36%) - 22 (59%) -
Recapitalization 3 (27%) - 6 (16%) -
Growth Capital 2 (18%) - 4 (11%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (9%) - 3 (8%) -
Divestiture 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 - 37 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (45%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (18%) 532M (74%)
Trade Sale 4 (18%) 185M (26%)
Unknown 4 (18%) -
Total 22 $717M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
1
Petsky Prunier LLC
1
Legal Deals
Pepper Hamilton LLP
7
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
3

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $660M
< $100M 1 $57M
TOTAL $717M
Largest Precision Partners Holding Co.
$360M (2017-08-10)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
80%
4 80%
Strategic(s)
20%
1 20%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
60%
12 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
8 40%

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