Nautic Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Nautic Partners has acquired 11 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Nautic Partners’ most common sectors for investment arehealthcare services (20%) and business services (16%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (44%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, Nautic Partners has invested in 25 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 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (43%). 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 Activity113
    • M&A Buy Activity71
    • M&A Sell Activity42
  • Total Sectors Invested 29
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 49
  • M&A Advisors 5

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 55 3 3 3 2 5 71
vol $989M $989M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 37 2 1 - 1 1 42
vol $7.0B $7.0B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
IT Solutions Consulting, Inc. 2022-05-11 - Recapitalization
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania · www.itsolutions-inc.com
Pantherx Rare LLC 2022-05-05 - Divestiture
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.pantherxrare.com
Vallen Distribution, Inc. 2022-02-24 - Divestiture
Belmont, North Carolina · www.vallen.com
Summit Pharmacy Solutions 2022-02-04 - Growth Capital
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.spshealth.com
Education Solutions Services LLC 2022-01-28 - Secondary Buyout
Knoxville, Tennessee · www.ess.com
Advanced Threat Response Holdings, Inc. 2022-01-20 - Consolidation
, United States
EmpiRx Health LLC 2021-08-31 - Growth Capital
Montvale, New Jersey · www.empirxhealth.com
Aurora Plastics, Inc. 2021-08-11 - Secondary Buyout
Streetsboro, Ohio · www.auroraplastics.com
Spartech LLC 2021-05-10 - Secondary Buyout
St. Louis, Missouri · www.spartech.com
HES Facilities LLC 2020-08-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Knoxville, Texas · www.hesfacilities.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
1105 Media, Inc. 2006-04-11 Public Sector 360 Group 2021-08-31 1
Woodland Hills, California · www.1105media.com Woodland Hills, California · www.publicsector360.com
Mikart LLC 2018-09-27 KORSCH AG - XM12 2021-06-11 1
Atlanta, Georgia · www.mikart.com Berlin, Germany
HB Performance Systems LLC 2005-06-20 Answer Products, Inc. 2006-11-10 2
Mequon, Wisconsin · www.hayesbrake.com Mequon, Wisconsin · www.answerproducts.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 5 (19%) 28M (100%) 14 (20%) 74M (7%)
Business Services 3 (11%) - 11 (15%) 50M (5%)
Information Technology 2 (7%) - 4 (6%) -
Medical Products 2 (7%) - 3 (4%) 145M (15%)
Distribution 2 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
Life Science 2 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 3 (4%) -
Plastics 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) 88M (9%)
Media 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) 82M (8%)
Automotive 2 (7%) - 2 (3%) -
Communications - - 2 (3%) -
Software 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) 550M (56%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
Beverages - - 1 (1%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (1%) -
Construction 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (1%) -
Machinery 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Packaging - - 1 (1%) -
Real Estate 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Staffing - - 1 (1%) -
Total 27 $28M 71 $989M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 26 (96%) 28M (100%) 70 (99%) 989M (100%)
  California 4 (15%) - 8 (11%) -
  Ohio 3 (11%) - 5 (7%) 550M (56%)
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 5 (7%) 82M (8%)
  Illinois 1 (4%) - 5 (7%) -
  Minnesota 2 (7%) - 4 (6%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (7%) - 4 (6%) -
  Pennsylvania 2 (7%) - 4 (6%) -
  Wisconsin 2 (7%) - 3 (4%) -
  New York 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) 145M (15%)
  North Carolina 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Florida 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Arizona 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Texas 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Missouri - - 3 (4%) 47M (5%)
  New Hampshire - - 2 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (3%) -
  Kentucky 1 (4%) 28M (100%) 1 (1%) 28M (3%)
  New Jersey 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Oregon 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (1%) 88M (9%)
  South Carolina - - 1 (1%) 50M (5%)
  Utah - - 1 (1%) -
  Rhode Island - - 1 (1%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (1%) -
Canada 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Ontario 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 26 (96%) 28M (100%) 70 (99%) 989M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 27 $28M 71 $989M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (33%) - 31 (44%) 770M (78%)
Secondary Buyout 5 (19%) - 17 (24%) 145M (15%)
Recapitalization 5 (19%) - 6 (8%) 47M (5%)
Growth Capital 3 (11%) - 6 (8%) -
Divestiture 3 (11%) 28M (100%) 5 (7%) 28M (3%)
Venture 1 (4%) - 4 (6%) -
Consolidation 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (1%) -
Total 27 $28M 71 $989M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 19 (45%) 1.2B (17%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 13 (31%) 3.8B (54%)
Trade Sale 8 (19%) 2.0B (29%)
IPO 2 (5%) -
Total 42 $7.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Cantor Fitzgerald
1
Legal Deals
Locke Lord LLP
7
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
4
Goodwin Procter 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
Investor(s)
24%
17 (24%)
Strategic(s)
7%
5 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
45%
19 (45%)
Strategic(s)
38%
16 (38%)

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