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 (17%) and healthcare services (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, MSouth Equity Partners has invested in 14 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 Activity72
    • M&A Buy Activity42
    • M&A Sell Activity30
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 34 1 3 1 3 - 42
Sell (2.0/yr) # 20 4 5 - 1 - 30
vol $199M $155M $354M
  72

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Engineered Products LLC 2023-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Greenville, South Carolina · www.engprod.com
GED Integrated Solutions, Inc. 2023-06-28 - Secondary Buyout
Glenwillow, Ohio · www.gedusa.com
Fern Exposition Services LLC 2023-06-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.fernexpo.com
Thompson Industrial Services LLC 2023-03-31 - Trade Sale
Sumter, South Carolina · www.thompsonindustrialservices.com
Sunbelt Modular, Inc. 2022-08-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Phoenix, Arizona · www.sunbeltmodular.com
American Metals Supply, LLC 2021-11-18 - Stake Purchase
Tampa, Florida · www.americanmetals.us
Hire Dynamics LLC 2021-11-09 - Trade Sale
Duluth, Georgia · www.hiredynamics.com
Southern HVAC Corp. 2021-10-04 - Secondary Sale
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 Sale
Fort Worth, Texas · www.trpinfrastructure.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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (25%) - 7 (17%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 4 (10%) -
Communications - - 3 (7%) -
Distribution 1 (6%) - 3 (7%) -
Media 1 (6%) - 3 (7%) -
Staffing 1 (6%) - 3 (7%) -
Construction - - 2 (5%) -
Food 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Information Technology 2 (13%) - 2 (5%) -
Machinery 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Building Materials 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) -
Information Services - - 1 (2%) -
Infrastructure - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Packaging - - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 16 - 42 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 16 (100%) - 42 (100%) -
  Georgia 7 (44%) - 18 (43%) -
  Florida 2 (13%) - 5 (12%) -
  North Carolina 1 (6%) - 4 (10%) -
  Tennessee 1 (6%) - 3 (7%) -
  Ohio 2 (13%) - 2 (5%) -
  South Carolina 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
  Arizona 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (2%) -
  Utah - - 1 (2%) -
  Texas - - 1 (2%) -
Total 16 - 42 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (38%) - 21 (50%) -
Secondary Buyout 6 (38%) - 10 (24%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) - 5 (12%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (2%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 16 - 42 -

Exits by Deal Type

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

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
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1
Lincoln International
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%
10 (24%)
Strategic(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
47%
14 (47%)
Strategic(s)
43%
13 (43%)

FAQ

When was MSouth Equity Partners founded?

MSouth Equity Partners was founded in 1984.

What type of investor is MSouth Equity Partners?

MSouth Equity Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is MSouth Equity Partners headquartered?

MSouth Equity Partners is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

How much capital does MSouth Equity Partners have under management?

MSouth Equity Partners has 2.2B USD under management.

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