MSouth Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, MSouth Equity Partners has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

MSouth Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (19%) and healthcare services (11%) . 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 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (40%). 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 Activity68
    • M&A Buy Activity38
    • M&A Sell Activity30
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 3

MSouth Equity Partners

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

MSouth Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on mid-sized company investments and acquisitions valued between $25 and $250 million. The Firm prefers opportunities in Southern US and looks to commit $25 to $100 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 25 100
Enterprise Value 25 250
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 31 - 3 1 3 - 38
Sell (2.2/yr) # 19 1 1 4 5 - 30
vol $199M $155M $354M
  68

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
American Metals Supply, LLC 2021-11-18 - Stake Purchase
Tampa, Florida · www.americanmetals.us
Hire Dynamics LLC 2021-11-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Duluth, Georgia · www.hiredynamics.com
Southern HVAC Corp. 2021-10-04 - Secondary Buyout
Maitland, Florida · www.southernhvac.com
Lync Health Partners LLC 2021-09-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nashville, Tennessee · www.lync-hp.com
TRP Infrastructure Services 2021-07-12 - Secondary Buyout
Fort Worth, Texas · www.trpinfrastructure.com
Source Broadband Services LLC 2021-07-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Roswell, Georgia · www.tach1.com
Summit Spine & Joint Centers 2021-06-14 - Secondary Buyout
Lawrenceville, Georgia · www.summitspine.com
Children & Teen Dental Group 2021-04-19 - Unknown
Suwanee, Georgia · www.childrenandteendental.com
Eco-Site, Inc. 2020-11-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Morrisville, North Carolina · www.eco-site.com
iBenefit Communication, Inc. 2020-10-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.ibenefitcommunication.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Onepath Systems LLC 2017-10-16 Onepath Field Services 2020-05-05 1
Marietta, Georgia · www.1path.com Marietta, Georgia

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (33%) - 7 (18%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (8%) - 4 (11%) -
Communications - - 3 (8%) -
Distribution 1 (8%) - 3 (8%) -
Staffing 1 (8%) - 3 (8%) -
Construction - - 2 (5%) -
Food 1 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
Information Technology 2 (17%) - 2 (5%) -
Media - - 2 (5%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Infrastructure - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery - - 1 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Packaging - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 38 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 12 (100%) - 38 (100%) -
  Georgia 7 (58%) - 18 (47%) -
  Florida 2 (17%) - 5 (13%) -
  North Carolina 1 (8%) - 4 (11%) -
  Tennessee 1 (8%) - 3 (8%) -
  New Jersey 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (3%) -
  Utah - - 1 (3%) -
  Texas - - 1 (3%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 38 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (25%) - 18 (47%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (42%) - 9 (24%) -
Recapitalization 1 (8%) - 5 (13%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (3%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Venture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 38 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 12 (40%) 165M (47%)
Trade Sale 7 (23%) -
Merger 3 (10%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (7%) 189M (53%)
Recapitalization 2 (7%) -
Unknown 2 (7%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (3%) -
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Total 30 $354M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
1
Citizens Bank, N.A. (Citizens Commercial Banking)
1
Legal Deals
DLA Piper
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
Investor(s)
24%
9 (24%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
47%
14 (47%)
Strategic(s)
40%
12 (40%)

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