Nautic Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Nautic Partners has acquired 10 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Nautic Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (18%) and healthcare services (18%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (49%) and secondary buyout (25%). In total, Nautic Partners has invested in 24 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired Milestone Aviation Group for $550M.

In the last 3 years, Nautic Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). Nautic Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Milestone Aviation Group for $1.8B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity104
    • M&A Buy Activity64
    • M&A Sell Activity40
  • Total Sectors Invested 28
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 45
  • M&A Advisors 3

Nautic Partners LLC

50 Kennedy Plaza, 12th Floor,
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
United States
(401) 278-6770
www.nautic.com
info@nautic.com

Nautic Partners is a private equity firm focused on middle-market company investments based in the US. Nautic looks to invest $50 to $250 million of equity in businesses with defensible market positions, with minimum cash flows of $10 million and EBITDA of $10 to $75 million. Nautic's industry focus is business services, manufacturing, healthcare, and communications. Prospective investment structures include buyouts, recapitalizations, consolidations, and growth financings. Nautic prefers majority investment positions. Nautic Partners was formed in 1986 and is based in Providence, Rhode Island.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Electronics, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Franchising, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Packaging, Publishing, Retail, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 10 75
Investment Size 50 250
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 49 4 2 3 3 3 64
vol $962M $28M $989M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 33 2 2 2 1 - 40
vol $5.7B $1.3B $7.0B
  104

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
HES Facilities LLC 2020-08-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Knoxville, Texas · www.hesfacilities.com
Harrington Industrial Plastics LLC 2020-03-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chino, California · www.hipco.com
AKAM Living Services, Inc. 2020-02-14 - Recapitalization
New York, New York · www.akam.com
Spartech LLC 2019-10-18 - Secondary Buyout
Maryland Heights, Missouri · www.spartech.com
Custom Window Systems, Inc. 2019-10-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Ocala, Florida · www.cws.cc
Nystrom & Associates Ltd. 2019-06-01 - Recapitalization
New Brighton, Minnesota · www.nystromcounseling.com
LindFast Solutions Group 2019-04-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Blaine, Minnesota
Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare LLC 2018-12-19 - Secondary Buyout
Brentwood, Tennessee · www.odysseybehavioralhealth.com
Endries International, Inc. 2018-12-11 - Secondary Buyout
Brillion, Wisconsin · www.endries.com
Mikart LLC 2018-09-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Atlanta, Georgia · www.mikart.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Spartech LLC 2019-10-18 Tufpak, Inc. 2020-12-03 1
Maryland Heights, Missouri · www.spartech.com Ossipee, New Hampshire · www.tufpak.com
Harrington Industrial Plastics LLC 2020-03-03 Aetna Plastics Corp. 2020-07-23 1
Chino, California · www.hipco.com Valley View, Ohio · www.aetnaplastics.com
Canada Cartage Diversified ULC 2007-07-09 Doyle Transportation 2017-11-07 3
Mississauga, Ontario · www.canadacartage.com Guelph, Ontario · www.doyletransportation.ca
Vantage Mobility International LLC 2016-09-13 AMS Vans, Inc. 2017-10-02 1
Phoenix, Arizona · www.vantagemobility.com Tucker, Georgia · www.amsvans.com
Canada Cartage Diversified ULC 2007-07-09 D.J. Knoll Transport Ltd. 2015-03-06 2
Mississauga, Ontario · www.canadacartage.com Emerald Park, Saskatchewan · www.djknoll.com
Canada Cartage Diversified ULC 2007-07-09 Vanguard Global Services, Inc. 2014-12-15 1
Mississauga, Ontario · www.canadacartage.com Mississauga, Ontario · www.vanguarddelivers.com
HB Performance Systems LLC 2005-06-20 Answer Products, Inc. 2006-11-10 2
Mequon, Wisconsin · www.hayesbrake.com Mequon, Wisconsin · www.answerproducts.com
HB Performance Systems LLC 2005-06-20 Sun Metal Products, Inc. 2005-07-13 1
Mequon, Wisconsin · www.hayesbrake.com Warsaw, Indiana · www.sunmetal.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (10%) - 11 (17%) 97M (10%)
Healthcare Services 3 (14%) 28M (100%) 11 (17%) 28M (3%)
Medical Products 2 (10%) - 3 (5%) 145M (15%)
Distribution 2 (10%) - 3 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 3 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) 88M (9%)
Media 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) 82M (8%)
Automotive 2 (10%) - 2 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (3%) -
Communications - - 2 (3%) -
Information Technology - - 2 (3%) -
Life Science 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Plastics 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Software 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) 550M (56%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Beverages - - 1 (2%) -
Construction 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Education - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Insurance - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Marketing 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Packaging - - 1 (2%) -
Real Estate 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 21 $28M 64 $989M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 20 (95%) 28M (100%) 63 (98%) 989M (100%)
  California 4 (19%) - 8 (13%) -
  Georgia 1 (5%) - 5 (8%) 82M (8%)
  Illinois 1 (5%) - 5 (8%) -
  Ohio 2 (10%) - 4 (6%) 550M (56%)
  Minnesota 2 (10%) - 4 (6%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (10%) - 4 (6%) -
  New York 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) 145M (15%)
  Missouri 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) 47M (5%)
  Texas 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
  Florida 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
  Arizona 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (3%) -
  New Hampshire - - 2 (3%) -
  Kentucky 1 (5%) 28M (100%) 1 (2%) 28M (3%)
  Oregon 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) 88M (9%)
  South Carolina - - 1 (2%) 50M (5%)
  Utah - - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (2%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (2%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ontario 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 20 (95%) 28M (100%) 63 (98%) 989M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 21 $28M 64 $989M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (43%) - 31 (48%) 770M (78%)
Secondary Buyout 5 (24%) - 16 (25%) 145M (15%)
Recapitalization 4 (19%) - 5 (8%) 47M (5%)
Growth Capital 1 (5%) - 4 (6%) -
Venture 1 (5%) - 4 (6%) -
Divestiture 1 (5%) 28M (100%) 3 (5%) 28M (3%)
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Total 21 $28M 64 $989M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 17 (43%) 1.2B (17%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 13 (33%) 3.8B (54%)
Trade Sale 8 (20%) 2.0B (29%)
IPO 2 (5%) -
Total 40 $7.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Locke Lord LLP
4
Goodwin Procter LLP
1
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $695M
< $100M 5 $294M
TOTAL $989M
Largest Milestone Aviation Group Ltd.
$550M (2010-08-16)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.8B
$100M to $1B 12 $5.2B
< $100M 1 $67M
TOTAL $7.0B
Largest Milestone Aviation Group Ltd.
$1.8B (2015-01-30)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
86%
18 86%
Strategic(s)
14%
3 14%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
60%
24 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
16 40%

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