Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners has acquired 9 companies.

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (11%) and consumer services (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (35%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%). In total, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners has invested in 20 US states and 4 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 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (46%). 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 Activity71
    • M&A Buy Activity47
    • M&A Sell Activity24
  • Total Sectors Invested 27
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 13

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners

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

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP) is the private investment arm of financial services firm and investment bank Morgan Stanley. MSCP looks to partner with founders looking to leverage Morgan Stanley's resources, as well as fund corporate carveouts, recapitalizations, buyouts, and industry consolidations. Areas of interest include business services, industrials, education, consumer products/services, food/beverage, retail, healthcare, and packaging. MSCP primarily targets businesses operating in North America valued between $75 and $750 million. Morgan Stanley Capital Partners is based in New York City.


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), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 10 75
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 100 750
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 36 2 3 2 3 1 47
vol $2.6B $2.6B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 17 4 2 1 - - 24
vol $2.8B $2.8B
  71

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Resource Innovations, Inc. 2024-04-02 - Secondary Buyout
Half Moon Bay, California · www.resource-innovations.com
RowCal 2023-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Champlin, Minnesota · www.rowcal.com
Allstar Construction 2023-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Maple Plain, Minnesota · www.allstartoday.com
Apex Companies LLC 2023-02-01 - Secondary Buyout
Rockville, Maryland · www.apexcos.com
Sterling Energy Co. 2022-10-17 - Trade Sale
Denver, Colorado · www.sterlingenergy.us
Fairway Lawns LLC 2022-05-18 - Secondary Buyout
Little Rock, Arizona · www.fairwaylawns.com
SpendMend LLC 2022-03-02 - Recapitalization
Grand Rapids, Michigan · www.spendmend.com
PPC Flexible Packaging 2021-10-01 - Secondary Sale
Buffalo Grove, Illinois · www.ppcflex.com
Uplight 2021-07-28 - Trade Sale
Boulder, Colorado · www.uplight.com
Alliance Technical Group LLC 2021-07-20 - Secondary Buyout
Decatur, Alabama · www.alliancetechnicalgroup.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
24 Seven, Inc. 2016-10-06 Filter LLC 2024-04-10 5
New York, New York · www.24seventalent.com Seattle, Washington · www.filterdigital.com
Alliance Technical Group LLC 2021-07-20 ORTECH Consulting, Inc. 2024-02-01 8
Decatur, Alabama · www.alliancetechnicalgroup.com Mississauga, Ontario · www.ortechconsulting.com
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
BWC Terminals LLC 2019-12-18 Contanda LLC 2020-07-06 1
Houston, Texas · www.bwcterminals.com Houston, Texas · www.contanda.com
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 Holdings LLC 2016-08-23 Fountain Quail Water Treatment 2019-04-24 1
Houston, Texas · www.xriwater.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
Business Services 5 (19%) - 5 (11%) -
Consumer Services 3 (12%) - 4 (9%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) 2.0B (100%) 3 (6%) 2.0B (76%)
Staffing 1 (4%) - 3 (6%) 165M (6%)
Healthcare Services 3 (12%) - 3 (6%) -
Information Technology - - 3 (6%) -
Software 1 (4%) - 3 (6%) -
Education 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Retail - - 1 (2%) 310M (12%)
Food - - 1 (2%) 146M (6%)
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (2%) -
Automotive 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Construction 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Environmental 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Services 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science - - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (2%) -
Plastics 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Real Estate 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Utilities 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 26 $2.0B 47 $2.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 25 (96%) 2.0B (100%) 44 (94%) 2.5B (94%)
  Texas 4 (15%) - 7 (15%) -
  California 2 (8%) - 7 (15%) -
  Minnesota 3 (12%) - 3 (6%) -
  Michigan 3 (12%) - 3 (6%) -
  Florida 2 (8%) 2.0B (100%) 3 (6%) 2.0B (76%)
  New York 1 (4%) - 3 (6%) 310M (12%)
  Pennsylvania 2 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) 165M (6%)
  Arizona 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (4%) -
  Alabama 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
China - - 1 (2%) 146M (6%)
Germany - - 1 (2%) -
Total 26 $2.0B 47 $2.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 8 (31%) - 16 (34%) 165M (6%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (38%) - 13 (28%) -
Growth Capital 2 (8%) - 5 (11%) -
Venture - - 5 (11%) -
Recapitalization 4 (15%) - 4 (9%) -
Going Private 1 (4%) 2.0B (100%) 2 (4%) 2.1B (82%)
Divestiture 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) 310M (12%)
Total 26 $2.0B 47 $2.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (33%) 1.8B (66%)
Secondary Sale 8 (33%) 557M (20%)
Trade Sale 4 (17%) 410M (15%)
IPO 2 (8%) -
Merger 1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Total 24 $2.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
4
William Blair
2
Lazard Middle Market
1
Legal Deals
Debevoise & Plimpton
8
Jones Day
4
Latham & Watkins
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.0B
$100M to $1B 3 $621M
TOTAL $2.6B
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)
43%
20 (43%)
Strategic(s)
4%
2 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
38%
9 (38%)
Strategic(s)
50%
12 (50%)

FAQ

When was Morgan Stanley Capital Partners founded?

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners was founded in 1985.

What type of investor is Morgan Stanley Capital Partners?

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is Morgan Stanley Capital Partners headquartered?

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners is headquartered in New York, New York.

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