Navigation Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Navigation Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (27%) and distribution (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and recapitalization (16%). In total, Navigation Capital Partners has invested in 8 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Exeter Finance for $277M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). Navigation Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold National Diversified Sales for $285M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity41
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 24
  • M&A Advisors 2

Navigation Capital Partners

1175 Peachtree Street NE, 10th Floor,
Atlanta, Georgia 30361
United States
(404) 264-9180
www.navigationcapital.com
deals@navigationcapital.com

Navigation Capital Partners (NCP) is a private equity firm that makes growth and buyout investments in established mid-market companies with longstanding customer relationships, proprietary manufacturing processes, and mission-critical services. Target companies typically have annual sales up to $150 million and the firm can commit between $10 and $40 million of equity capital per transaction. Sectors of interest include engineered industrial products, automotive & recreational vehicle components, building & construction products, packaging products & services, specialty chemicals, value-added distribution, business services, financial services, healthcare services, and transportation/logistics. Navigation Capital Partners is based in Atlanta, Georgia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Media, Packaging, Plastics, Restaurants, Staffing, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation, Utilities

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - 150
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 40
Enterprise Value 75 -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 18 - - - - - 18
Sell (0.2/yr) # 22 1 - - - - 23
vol $809M $809M
  41

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Five Star Food Service, Inc. 2016-10-03 - Secondary Buyout
Chattanooga, Tennessee · www.fivestar-food.com
Conclusive Analytics, Inc. 2015-07-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.conclusivemarketing.com
Quantapoint, Inc. 2015-07-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.quantapoint.com
A. H. Harris & Sons, Inc. 2015-06-10 - Recapitalization
West Hartford, Connecticut · www.ahharris.com
National Diversified Sales, Inc. 2014-10-08 285M USD Add-on Acquisition
Woodland Hills, California · www.ndspro.com
Metadigm Services, Inc. 2013-03-22 - Bankruptcy
Atlanta, Georgia · www.metadigmservices.com
Technical Innovations, Inc. 2012-12-31 - Secondary Buyout
Norcross, Georgia · www.technical-innovation.com
Computex Technology Solutions 2012-03-01 - Consolidation
Westlake, Texas · www.computex-inc.com
Packaging Plus LLC 2011-12-14 - Add-on Acquisition
La Mirada, California · www.packagingplusllc.com
Exeter Finance Corp. 2011-08-12 277M USD Secondary Buyout
Irving, Texas · www.exeterfinance.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Computex Technology Solutions 2012-03-01 Synetra, Inc. 2018-08-02 4
Westlake, Texas · www.computex-inc.com Southlake, Texas · www.synetra.com
Computex Technology Solutions 2012-03-01 ENET Solutions, Inc. 2014-03-11 3
Westlake, Texas · www.computex-inc.com Irvine, California · www.enetusa.com
Computex Technology Solutions 2012-03-01 Computex, Inc. 2012-10-09 2
Westlake, Texas · www.computex-inc.com Houston, Texas · www.computex-inc.com
Brightwell Payments, Inc. 2009-12-10 Directo, Inc. 2012-07-09 1
Atlanta, Georgia · www.brightwellpayments.com Norcross, Georgia · www.directocard.com
Computex Technology Solutions 2012-03-01 First Byte Computers, Inc. 2012-03-01 1
Westlake, Texas · www.computex-inc.com Minnetonka, Minnesota · www.nexusinfosys.com
Brown Integrated Logistics, Inc. 2008-05-12 West Brother's Transportation Services, Inc. 2010-11-05 2
Lithonia, Georgia · www.brownintegratedlogistics.com Durham, North Carolina · www.westbros.com
Brown Integrated Logistics, Inc. 2008-05-12 Schrader Trucking Co., Inc. 2010-09-14 1
Lithonia, Georgia · www.brownintegratedlogistics.com Jefferson City, Tennessee · www.schraderlogistics.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services - - 5 (26%) -
Financial Services 1 (20%) 277M (100%) 2 (11%) 277M (100%)
Distribution - - 2 (11%) -
Information Technology 1 (20%) - 2 (11%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (5%) -
Electronics - - 1 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (20%) - 1 (5%) -
Marketing 1 (20%) - 1 (5%) -
Packaging - - 1 (5%) -
Plastics - - 1 (5%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (5%) -
Transportation 1 (20%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 5 $277M 19 $277M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (100%) 277M (100%) 19 (100%) 277M (100%)
  Georgia 3 (60%) - 6 (32%) -
  Texas 2 (40%) 277M (100%) 5 (26%) 277M (100%)
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (11%) -
  California - - 2 (11%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (5%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (5%) -
  Florida - - 1 (5%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (5%) -
Total 5 $277M 19 $277M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (40%) - 8 (42%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (20%) 277M (100%) 3 (16%) 277M (100%)
Recapitalization - - 3 (16%) -
Growth Capital 1 (20%) - 2 (11%) -
Venture - - 2 (11%) -
Consolidation 1 (20%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 5 $277M 19 $277M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 8 (35%) 11M (1%)
Secondary Sale 6 (26%) 277M (34%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (17%) 465M (57%)
Recapitalization 2 (9%) 56M (7%)
IPO 2 (9%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
Total 23 $809M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Aleutian Capital Partners LLC (dba Aleutian Capital Group)
1
Legal Deals
Hunton & Williams LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $277M
TOTAL $277M
Largest Exeter Finance Corp.
$277M (2011-08-12)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $742M
< $100M 2 $67M
TOTAL $809M
Largest National Diversified Sales, Inc.
$285M (2014-10-08)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
11 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
11 50%

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