MPE Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, MPE Partners has acquired 7 companies.

MPE Partners’ most common sectors for investment arelife science (18%) and medical products (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (53%) and recapitalization (27%). In total, MPE Partners has invested in 19 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired OREXIGEN Therapeutics for $30M.

In the last 3 years, MPE Partners has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (46%). MPE Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Promedior for $1.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity133
    • M&A Buy Activity76
    • M&A Sell Activity57
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 66
  • M&A Advisors 16

MPE Partners

Fifth Third Center, 600 Superior Avenue East, Suite 2500,
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
United States
(216) 416-7500
www.mpepartners.com

Morgenthaler is a Midwest based investment firm focused on venture capital and private equity investments. Morgenthaler's private equity group invests in profitable, lower middle-market businesses in the form of management led buyouts, leveraged build-ups, or recapitalization. The Group looks for stand-alone companies operating in the 'high-value' manufacturing or business services sectors. Morgenthaler seeks transactions valued from $25 to $250 million and EBITDA of excess $5 million. The Group will consider opportunities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Morgenthaler has offices in Cleveland, Ohio and Boston, Massachusetts.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Plastics, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing, PIPE, Secondary Buyout, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 20
Investment Size 25 250
Enterprise Value - 250
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 65 4 - 1 1 5 76
vol $30M $30M
Sell (1.8/yr) # 48 1 2 3 2 1 57
vol $3.1B $20M $1.4B $4.5B
  133

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bettcher Industries, Inc. 2021-11-03 - Secondary Buyout
Birmingham, Ohio · www.bettcher.com
DecoArt, Inc. 2021-10-15 - Recapitalization
Stanford, Kentucky · www.decoart.com
Waterfront Brands 2021-07-27 - Recapitalization
Fergus Falls, Minnesota · www.waterfrontbrands.com
Ideal Aluminum LLC 2021-07-19 - Recapitalization
St. Augustine, Florida · www.ideal-ap.com
80/20, Inc. 2021-03-03 - Recapitalization
Columbia City, Indiana · www.8020.net
MSHS Group 2021-02-22 - Recapitalization
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.mshsgroup.com
DreamLine Shower 2020-12-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Warminster, Pennsylvania · www.DreamLine.com
Trachte, Inc. 2020-09-22 - Secondary Buyout
Oregon, Wisconsin · www.trachteusa.com
Teel Plastics, Inc. 2020-02-05 - Recapitalization
Baraboo, Wisconsin · www.teel.com
Promedior, Inc. 2019-11-15 1.4B USD Merger
Lexington, Massachusetts · www.promedior.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science - - 13 (17%) 30M (100%)
Medical Products - - 8 (11%) -
Technology Hardware - - 8 (11%) -
Manufacturing 3 (33%) - 7 (9%) -
Semiconductors - - 7 (9%) -
Aerospace - - 3 (4%) -
Automotive 1 (11%) - 3 (4%) -
Distribution 1 (11%) - 3 (4%) -
Information Technology - - 3 (4%) -
Machinery - - 3 (4%) -
Plastics 2 (22%) - 3 (4%) -
Software - - 3 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (3%) -
Business Services 1 (11%) - 2 (3%) -
Communications - - 2 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (3%) -
Chemicals 1 (11%) - 1 (1%) -
Electronics - - 1 (1%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Total 9 - 76 $30M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 9 (100%) - 73 (96%) 30M (100%)
  California - - 25 (33%) 30M (100%)
  Ohio 1 (11%) - 8 (11%) -
  Massachusetts - - 8 (11%) -
  Wisconsin 2 (22%) - 4 (5%) -
  Minnesota 1 (11%) - 4 (5%) -
  Texas - - 3 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 3 (4%) -
  Florida 2 (22%) - 2 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (11%) - 2 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 2 (3%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (3%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (3%) -
  Kentucky 1 (11%) - 1 (1%) -
  Indiana 1 (11%) - 1 (1%) -
  Maine - - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (1%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (1%) -
Canada - - 1 (1%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (1%) -
India - - 1 (1%) -
Australia - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 9 (100%) - 73 (96%) 30M (100%)
Cross-border - - 3 (4%) -
Total 9 - 76 $30M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture - - 40 (53%) -
Recapitalization 8 (89%) - 20 (26%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (11%) - 7 (9%) 30M (100%)
Divestiture - - 3 (4%) -
Growth Capital - - 3 (4%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) -
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (1%) -
Total 9 - 76 $30M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 14 (25%) 3.3B (74%)
Secondary Sale 13 (23%) 830M (19%)
Trade Sale 13 (23%) 338M (8%)
IPO 13 (23%) -
Shut Down 2 (4%) -
Merger 1 (2%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (2%) -
Total 57 $4.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
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5
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Baker & Hostetler LLP
9
Jones Day
6
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
4

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $30M
TOTAL $30M
Largest OREXIGEN Therapeutics, Inc.
$30M (2006-11-22)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.4B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.9B
< $100M 3 $185M
TOTAL $4.5B
Largest Promedior, Inc.
$1.4B (2019-11-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
1%
1 (1%)
Strategic(s)
4%
3 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
23%
13 (23%)
Strategic(s)
47%
27 (47%)

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