M&A Deal Summary

MSD Capital Acquires Woolpert

On April 9, 2021, family office MSD Capital acquired engineering company Woolpert from Long Point Capital and TriSpan

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is MSD Capital’s 1st transaction in the Engineering sector.
  • This is MSD Capital’s 12th transaction in the United States.
  • This is MSD Capital’s 1st transaction in Ohio.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2021-04-09
Target Woolpert
Sector Engineering
Buyer(s) MSD Capital
Sellers(s) Long Point Capital
TriSpan
Deal Type Secondary Buyout

Target

Woolpert

Dayton, Ohio, United States
website
Woolpert, Inc. is an international architecture, engineering, and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by strategically blending engineering excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications. Woolpert was founded in 1911 and is based in Dayton, Ohio.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

MSD Capital

New York, New York, United States

Investor

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Category Family Office
Founded 1998
PE ASSETS 16.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

MSD Capital is the private investment vehicle for Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computers. The Firm targets investment opportunities across the US and internationally and is split into several groups. These include Public Equity, Special Opportunities, Private Equity, Real Estate, and Partnerships. The Private Equity group targets transactions that include leveraged and management buyouts, take privates, mezzanine debt and other structured investments, PIPEs and growth equity financings, platform acquisitions and roll-ups, and partnerships with other financial sponsors. MSD looks to commit $100 to $250 million per transaction and prefers investments in non-technology companies. MSD Capital was formed in 1998 and maintains offices in New York City; Santa Monica, California; and London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 13 of 14
Sector (Engineering) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 3 of 3
State (Ohio) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 12 of 13
Year (2021) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-03-11 Hayward Industries

Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, United States

Hayward Industries is a manufacturer of residential and commercial pool equipment and industrial flow control products. Hayward markets a full line of energy efficient pool and spa equipment including pumps, filters, heaters, cleaners, salt chlorinators, automation, lighting, safety, and flow control products. Hayward Industries is based in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-04-29 Endeavor

Beverly Hills, California, United States

Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events, and experiences. Endeavor is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency WME; sports, fashion, events, and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution, and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings. Endeavor is based in Beverly Hills, California.

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Seller(S) 2

SELLER

Long Point Capital

Royal Oak, Michigan, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1998
PE ASSETS 315M USD
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Long Point Capital is a private equity firm that targets investments in mid-sized North American companies where current management looks to continue on with the business. Sectors of interest include manufacturing, distribution, and services. Long Point prefers to be the lead investor and looks for businesses generating sales of $30 to $200 million and EBITDA of at least $5 million. Prospective transaction types include recapitalizations, growth equity investments, industry consolidations, generational ownership changes, and management buyouts. Long Point was formed in 1998 and is based in Royal Oak, Michigan with an additional office in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 21 of 21
Sector (Engineering) 2 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 11 of 11
State (Ohio) 3 of 3
Country (United States) 20 of 20
Year (2021) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-10-07 Precision Products Group

College Park, Maryland, United States

Precision Products Group with operations in the U.S and China is the parent company of Paramount Tube (Paramount) and Euclid Medical Products (Euclid). PPG is a manufacturer of precision tube and spring products for automotive, electrical insulation, medical and pharmaceutical, specialty packaging, and many other industrial and consumer products. Precision Products Group was founded in 1980 and is based in College Park, Maryland.

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SELLER

TriSpan

Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2015
SizeSmall
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

TriSpan LLP is a private equity firm that manages several middle-market funds, an industry agnostic fun focused on opportunities in business services, healthcare, consumer, and industrial, and a restaurant centric fund that targets fast growing chains and restaurant concepts. TriSpan LLP was established in 2015 and has offices in London and New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (Engineering) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 1
State (Ohio) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 1
Year (2021) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-01-11 PrestigePEO

Melville, New York, United States

PrestigePEO empowers small and mid-sized businesses to simplify HR by offering end-to-end support for employee benefits management, payroll administration, workers’ compliance, HR guidance, and more. PrestigePEO was founded in 1998 and is based in Melville, New York.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-07-05 Real Good Dental

Kirkcaldy Fife, United Kingdom

Real Good Dental is the second largest dental group servicing over 350,000 patients across 46 practices. Alongside routine dental care, the group also provides aesthetic services under its Westerwood Health brand. Real Good Dental was founded in 2012 and is based in Kirkcaldy Fife, United Kingdom.

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