Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Profile

In the last 3 years, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners has acquired 17 companies. It has also invested in 8 others.

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (9%) and internet software and services (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (27%) and secondary buyout (27%). In total, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners has invested in 21 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2018 when it acquired Web.com Group for $2.0B.

In the last 3 years, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners has exited 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (45%). Morgan Stanley Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold McKechnie Aerospace Holdings for $1.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity76
    • M&A Buy Activity56
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 28
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 12

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners

1585 Broadway, 38th Floor,
New York, New York 10036
United States
(212) 761-6003
www.morganstanley.com/im/capitalpartners


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Chemicals, Consumer Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Franchising, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Manufacturing, Packaging, Retail, Software, Staffing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital, PIPE, Secondary Buyout, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 10 100
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 100 1,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (5.6/yr) # 28 3 11 6 3 5 56
vol $621M $2.9B $3.5B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 10 1 - 5 3 1 20
vol $2.8B $2.8B
  76

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Specialty Care, Inc. 2021-10-29 - Secondary Buyout
Nashville, Tennessee · www.specialtycare.net
PPC Flexible Packaging 2021-10-01 - Secondary Buyout
Buffalo Grove, Illinois · www.ppcflex.com
Elligo Health Research, Inc. 2021-09-23 - Venture
Austin, Texas · www.elligohealthresearch.com
Alliance Technical Group LLC 2021-07-20 - Secondary Buyout
Decatur, Alabama · www.stacktest.com
Sila Heating & Air Conditioning 2021-05-26 - Divestiture
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.sila.com
Nivel Parts & Manufacturing Co. LLC 2021-05-21 - Secondary Buyout
Jacksonville, Florida · www.nivelparts.com
Advanced Web Technologies, Inc. 2020-12-18 - Secondary Buyout
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.awtlabelpack.com
Manna Pro Products LLC 2020-11-06 - Secondary Buyout
Chesterfield, Missouri · www.mannapro.com
US HealthConnect, Inc. 2020-10-29 - Growth Capital
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania · www.ushealthconnect.com
Pathway Partners Vet Holding LLC 2020-04-03 - Secondary Buyout
Austin, Texas · www.pathwayvets.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Web.com Group, Inc. 2018-06-21 WebCentral Pty Ltd. 2020-07-13 3
Jacksonville, Florida · www.web.com Sydney, Australia · www.webcentral.com.au
Web.com Group, Inc. 2018-06-21 Web.com Group, Inc. - Enterprise Business 2020-02-27 3
Jacksonville, Florida · www.web.com Jacksonville, Florida
XRI Co. 2016-08-23 Fountain Quail Water Treatment 2019-04-24 1
Midland, Texas · www.xrifq.com , Texas
Web.com Group, Inc. 2018-06-21 TORCHx 2019-04-23 2
Jacksonville, Florida · www.web.com , United States · www.torchx.com
Web.com Group, Inc. 2018-06-21 Lighthouse 360 2019-03-18 1
Jacksonville, Florida · www.web.com Sugar Hill, Georgia · www.lh360.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 4 (10%) 2.0B (66%) 5 (9%) 2.0B (57%)
Information Technology 2 (5%) - 5 (9%) -
Software 3 (8%) - 5 (9%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 3 (8%) 900M (30%) 4 (7%) 900M (26%)
Healthcare Services 4 (10%) - 4 (7%) -
Staffing 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) 165M (5%)
Business Services 3 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
Life Science 2 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Chemicals 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Education 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Utilities 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Retail - - 1 (2%) 310M (9%)
Food 1 (3%) 146M (5%) 1 (2%) 146M (4%)
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (2%) -
Automotive 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Digital Media 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Franchising 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Services 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Plastics 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Real Estate 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Transportation 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 39 $3.0B 56 $3.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 32 (82%) 2.9B (95%) 48 (86%) 3.4B (96%)
  California 7 (18%) - 12 (21%) -
  Texas 6 (15%) - 8 (14%) -
  Florida 3 (8%) 2.0B (66%) 4 (7%) 2.0B (57%)
  New York 1 (3%) - 3 (5%) 310M (9%)
  New Jersey 2 (5%) 900M (30%) 2 (4%) 900M (26%)
  Connecticut 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Colorado 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Louisiana 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (2%) 165M (5%)
  Arizona - - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (2%) -
China 3 (8%) 146M (5%) 3 (5%) 146M (4%)
Germany 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Canada 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alberta 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
India 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
South Korea 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 39 $3.0B 56 $3.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 8 (21%) - 15 (27%) 165M (5%)
Growth Capital 13 (33%) - 15 (27%) -
Venture 4 (10%) - 9 (16%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (15%) - 8 (14%) -
Divestiture 2 (5%) 900M (30%) 3 (5%) 1.2B (34%)
Recapitalization 3 (8%) - 3 (5%) -
Going Private 2 (5%) 2.1B (70%) 2 (4%) 2.1B (61%)
PIPE 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 39 $3.0B 56 $3.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (40%) 557M (20%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (35%) 1.8B (66%)
Trade Sale 3 (15%) 410M (15%)
IPO 1 (5%) -
Stake Sale 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $2.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
William Blair & Co. LLC
2
Antares Capital LP.
1
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
7
Jones Day
3
Proskauer Rose LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.0B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.5B
TOTAL $3.5B
Largest Web.com Group, Inc.
$2.0B (2018-06-21)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.5B
TOTAL $2.8B
Largest McKechnie Aerospace Holdings, Inc.
$1.3B (2010-09-27)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
32%
18 (32%)
Strategic(s)
5%
3 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
45%
9 (45%)
Strategic(s)
45%
9 (45%)

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