MSouth Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

MSouth Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (12%) and communications (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, MSouth Equity Partners has invested in 12 US states.

In the last 3 years, MSouth Equity Partners has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (41%). MSouth Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold EmployBridge for $165M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity56
    • M&A Buy Activity34
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 19
  • M&A Advisors 1

MSouth Equity Partners

3050 Peachtree Road Suite NW, Suite 550,
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
United States
(404) 816-3255
www.msouthequity.com
info@msouth.com

MSouth Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on mid-sized company investments and acquisitions valued between $25 and $200 million. The Firm prefers opportunities in Southern US and looks to commit $25 to $75 million per transaction. Sectors of interest include distribution, business services, media, telecom, and specialty manufacturing. MSouth is the successor to private equity firm, Cravey, Green & Wahlen, Inc. which was founded in 1984. MSouth Equity Partners is based in Atlanta, Georgia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Distribution, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Packaging, Staffing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 30
Investment Size 25 75
Enterprise Value 25 200
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 24 3 4 - 3 - 34
Sell (2.0/yr) # 12 3 4 1 1 1 22
vol $199M $155M $354M
  56

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Vectorply Corp. 2020-03-03 155M USD Add-on Acquisition
Phenix City, Alabama · www.vectorply.com
Nth Degree, Inc. 2019-12-03 - Secondary Buyout
Duluth, Georgia · www.nthdegree.com
BIG Language Solutions LLC 2019-06-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Atlanta, Georgia · www.biglanguage.com
Eagle Quest International Ltd. 2019-05-28 - Secondary Buyout
Spring Lake, Michigan · www.eqiltd.com
Catalyst Nutraceuticals, LLC 2019-03-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.catalystnutra.com
CRH Healthcare LLC 2018-12-18 - Recapitalization
Atlanta, Georgia · www.crhhealthcare.com
BC Technical, Inc. 2017-11-21 - Add-on Acquisition
West Jordan, Utah · www.bctechnical.com
United Communications 2017-11-10 - Sold to Management
Chapel Hill, Tennessee · www.united.net
Onepath Systems LLC 2017-10-16 - Secondary Buyout
Marietta, Georgia · www.1path.com
TRP Construction Group 2017-10-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fort Worth, Texas · www.trpconstructiongroup.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
BIG Language Solutions LLC 2019-06-21 ISI Language Solutions 2020-09-11 1
Atlanta, Georgia · www.biglanguage.com Glendale, California · www.isilanguagesolutions.com
Onepath Systems LLC 2017-10-16 Onepath Field Services 2020-05-05 1
Marietta, Georgia · www.1path.com Marietta, Georgia
Distinct Holdings Group, LLC 2016-03-17 Sensory Technologies 2020-02-04 4
Kenilworth, New Jersey · www.diversifiedus.com Indianapolis, Indiana · www.sensorytechnologies.com
Hire Dynamics LLC 2016-04-28 Trace Staffing Solutions 2019-12-03 2
Duluth, Georgia · www.hiredynamics.com Savannah, Georgia · www.tracestaffing.com
Distinct Holdings Group, LLC 2016-03-17 Advanced Presentation Products 2019-09-04 3
Kenilworth, New Jersey · www.diversifiedus.com Mississauga, Ontario · www.advanced-inc.com
Distinct Holdings Group, LLC 2016-03-17 MCW Solutions LLC 2017-10-03 2
Kenilworth, New Jersey · www.diversifiedus.com Ashburn, Virginia · www.mcwsolutions.com
Hire Dynamics LLC 2016-04-28 StaffMasters 2017-10-02 1
Duluth, Georgia · www.hiredynamics.com Charlotte, North Carolina · www.staffmasters.com
Distinct Holdings Group, LLC 2016-03-17 The Systems Group, Inc. 2016-04-01 1
Kenilworth, New Jersey · www.diversifiedus.com Hoboken, New Jersey · www.tsg-hoboken.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (13%) - 4 (12%) -
Communications 2 (13%) - 4 (12%) -
Construction 3 (19%) - 3 (9%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 3 (9%) -
Information Technology 2 (13%) - 3 (9%) -
Staffing 2 (13%) - 3 (9%) -
Distribution - - 2 (6%) -
Food 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Media 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery - - 1 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Packaging - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 34 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 16 (100%) - 34 (100%) -
  Georgia 11 (69%) - 18 (53%) -
  Florida 2 (13%) - 3 (9%) -
  North Carolina 1 (6%) - 3 (9%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (6%) -
  Texas 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Utah - - 1 (3%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (3%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 34 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (38%) - 16 (47%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (31%) - 8 (24%) -
Recapitalization 2 (13%) - 5 (15%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (3%) -
Divestiture 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Venture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 34 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (41%) 165M (47%)
Merger 3 (14%) -
Trade Sale 3 (14%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (9%) 189M (53%)
Recapitalization 2 (9%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (5%) -
Sold to Management 1 (5%) -
Unknown 1 (5%) -
Total 22 $354M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $320M
< $100M 1 $34M
TOTAL $354M
Largest EmployBridge, Inc.
$165M (2011-05-23)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
88%
14 88%
Strategic(s)
13%
2 13%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
16 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
8 33%

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