MSouth Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, MSouth Equity Partners has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

MSouth Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (14%) and communications (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and secondary buyout (23%). In total, MSouth Equity Partners has invested in 12 US states.

In the last 3 years, MSouth Equity Partners has exited 6 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 Activity61
    • M&A Buy Activity36
    • M&A Sell Activity25
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 27 4 - 3 1 1 36
Sell (2.0/yr) # 15 4 1 1 3 1 25
vol $199M $155M $354M
  61

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Summit Spine & Joint 2021-06-14 - Growth Capital
Lawrenceville, Georgia · www.summitspine.com
Children & Teen Dental Group 2021-04-19 - Unknown
Suwanee, Georgia · www.childrenandteendental.com
iBenefit Communication, Inc. 2020-10-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.ibenefitcommunication.com
Crom, LLC 2020-06-05 - Secondary Buyout
Gainesville, Florida · www.cromcorp.com
Vectorply Corp. 2020-03-03 155M USD Add-on Acquisition
Phenix City, Alabama · www.vectorply.com
USA Television MidAmerica Holdings, LLC 2020-02-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia
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
View All >>

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
Hire Dynamics LLC 2016-04-28 Trace Staffing Solutions 2019-12-03 2
Duluth, Georgia · www.hiredynamics.com Savannah, Georgia · www.tracestaffing.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (20%) - 5 (14%) -
Communications 2 (13%) - 4 (11%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (7%) - 4 (11%) -
Construction 2 (13%) - 3 (8%) -
Staffing 2 (13%) - 3 (8%) -
Distribution - - 2 (6%) -
Food 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Information Technology 2 (13%) - 2 (6%) -
Media - - 2 (6%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery - - 1 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Packaging - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 - 36 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 15 (100%) - 36 (100%) -
  Georgia 10 (67%) - 19 (53%) -
  North Carolina 2 (13%) - 4 (11%) -
  Florida 1 (7%) - 3 (8%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (6%) -
  Texas 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Utah - - 1 (3%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (3%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 - 36 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (33%) - 17 (47%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (33%) - 8 (22%) -
Recapitalization 2 (13%) - 5 (14%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (3%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Growth Capital 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Venture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 - 36 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (40%) 165M (47%)
Trade Sale 4 (16%) -
Merger 3 (12%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (8%) 189M (53%)
Recapitalization 2 (8%) -
Unknown 2 (8%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Total 25 $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
Investor(s)
22%
8 (22%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
48%
12 (48%)
Strategic(s)
36%
9 (36%)

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